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London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants Opening Soon | December 2019

There are some things you can always count on.

Your fingers. Abacuses. And London’s restaurant scene delivering a never-ending stream of hot, new, hype-justifying eateries.

So to help sort the wheat from the chaff, we’ve put together a rather handy calendar of the best (and only the best) new London restaurants opening over the coming weeks…

Main image: Chuku’s | Last Updated: 9th December 2019

Want to read about somewhere that’s actually open, like, now? Check out our pick of the best Recent Openings

Bancone | Soho

After rapturous reviews for its Covent Garden debut last year, Bancone is rolling out its fresh pasta to Soho. It’ll be settling into Golden Square this December, serving up pasta dishes, Italian wines and cocktails to 100 hungry punters… READ MORE
Opening: December 14th
Soft launch? None yet announced

Casa do Frango Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Casa do Frango Shoreditch opening soon

We don’t usually like to count our chickens before they hatch…

… but it looks like Casa do Frango is about to open a second restaurant.

After the critically acclaimed success of the Borough original, they’ll be taking their Algarvian piri piri chicken to a second spot in Shoreditch this December… READ MORE
Opening: December 16th
Soft launch? Yes, check back or sign up here for details nearer the opening

Little Kudu & Smokey Kudu | Peckham

Little Kudu opening soon

The couple behind Kudu are adding another couple of local haunts to the family. They’re launching Little Kudu – a tapas-style eatery – right next door to their critically acclaimed original, and a cocktail bar (Smokey Kudu) by the railway a little further down the road… READ MORE
Opening: Smokey Kudu – 15th January | Little Kudu – March 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

St. JOHN Borough High Street | Borough

London’s best doughnuts are filling in an important hole.

Despite having a bakery just a hop skip and a jump away in Bermondsey, St. JOHN are bringing a new dough-factory to Borough High Street… READ MORE
Opening: TBC
Soft launch? None announced

Akoko | Fitzrovia 


Next year Akoko is coming, and following and treading directly in Ikoyi’s venerable footsteps. It’ll be in Fitzrovia, and headed up by Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila, and he’ll be creating menu of West African classics made with British ingredients… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Bar Douro City | Finsbury Square

Bar Douro City

Bar Douro is becoming a duo.

The vibrant Portuguese resto in Flat Iron square has announced it’s to open a second branch in The City…READ MORE
Opening: February 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Chuku’s | Tottenham

Coming from brother-sister duo Emeka and Ifeyinwa, Chuku’s is hoping to shine a light on Nigerian cuisine through the medium of small plates. They’ve popped up across the capital to great acclaim, and now they’re finally opening a permanent spot of their own… READ MORE
Opening: February 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Hoppers | King’s Cross

Planting another foot on solid ground, Hoppers – the Sri Lankan restaurant from the team behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna – are opening a third branch next year. It’ll settle into that stretch between King’s Cross station and Granary Square, and follows critical acclaim for the Soho and Marylebone originals… READ MORE
Opening: February 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

BAO | King’s Cross

And following in Hoppers’ footstep, another branch of lauded steamed bun spot BAO will be joining the new slick of eateries up in King’s Cross. Together with the Hoppers site, they’ll make up a grand 6,000 sq ft dining space, including one big feasting table for 12… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Padella Shoreditch | Shoreditch


Love Padella?

Join the queue.

And rejoice in the news that everyone’s favourite “I’ll stand in line until my legs drop off” no-bookings fresh pasta joint is prepping up a second branch in Shoreditch… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Kol | Marylebone

When Noma’s head chef René Redzepi decided to open a pop up in Mexico back in 2017, he didn’t just choose some rando with a stove to help set it up. He chose Santiago Lastra. And Santiago Lastra did such a fine job, he’s now opening his own super-fancy restaurant in London… READ MORE
Opening: March 2020
Soft launch? None announced (nor likely, to be honest)

Manzi’s | Soho

It seems like anyone who lived in London between the 1950s and early noughties has a story about Manzi’s.

Just off Leicester Square, it was a two-storey seafood restaurant run by the kind of rumbustious Italian family you see in movies. In the midst of red gingham tablecloths and plastic loaves hanging from the ceiling, first dates, children’s birthdays, and silver wedding anniversaries were celebrated over curried halibut and Manzi’s renowned strawberry flan… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Chyna | Canary Wharf 

Hakkasan. Yauatcha. Park Chinois.

When Alan Yau announces a new restaurant, people tend to pay attention.

And, well, he’s announced a new restaurant. A big one. Called Chyna, he’s billing it as a “Chinese River Cafe”, and it’ll sit in the huge Wardian development in Canary Wharf where it’ll overlook the South Dock. There’ll be enough room for 120 diners, and there’ll be a nice waterside terrace too… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Yau Grilling | Canary Wharf

…and what’s that next door, you ask? Oh, that’s just Alan’s other spot that he’s opening. At the same time. No biggie. It’ll be a 45-seater focused on Japanese grill dishes, with a dedicated oyster bar thrown in for good measure… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Eataly | Bishopsgate 


No, that’s not a phonetic guide to saying the word “Italy” in a vaguely offensive fashion.

It’s a new Italian dining hall coming to London next year, in what amounts to basically a massive food theme park. They’re packing everything good about Italian food into one grand space, and it’s going to be amazing…READ MORE
Opening: 2020
Soft launch? Not yet announced

Want to read about somewhere that’s actually open, like, now? Check out our pick of the best Recent Openings.

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