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Recently Opened Restaurants In London

Recently Opened Restaurants In London

The Best New Restaurants & Bars in London | Latest & Greatest

You’re fantastic.

And while that’s great and all, we couldn’t help but notice that with all the effort that takes, you’re left with very little time to stay completely on top of the London’s best new restaurants and bars.

Which is why we’ve taken the time to assemble this list of only the very best recently opened places in London, so you can continue crushing it. Whatever it is.

You’re welcome.

Last Updated: 20th January 2020 | Main image: Ampéli

Want to know what’s coming up? Well, luckily there’s a guide to London restaurants opening soon, too.


Oklava Bakery + Wine | Fitzrovia

Kyseri, Fitzrovia’s dedicated Turkish pasta joint, clearly wasn’t making enough dough.

Because the owners, Selin Kiazim & Laura Christie, have decided to remake it and rebrand it as Oklava Bakery + Wine. And they’re pouring all their experience at the standout Turkish restaurant Oklava into it… READ MORE
Opened: 15th January
Soft launch? 50% off food at lunch and dinner, 15th-18th January – email to book

The Water House Project | Hackney

There’s a good reason that Gabriel Waterhouse hasn’t won any Michelin Stars yet.

And it’s because to earn them – or virtually any other award you care to mention – you need a restaurant.

Well, now that last little niggle has been remedied thanks to The Water House Project… READ MORE
Opened: 17th January

Ampéli | Fitzrovia


In terms of reputation, Greek wine doesn’t have nearly the same clout as Greek food. Which is a pita.

Because the fact is that, reputation aside, a great deal of Greek wine is actually very, very good. And Ampéli has arrived to try and help demonstrate in the most delicious way possible… READ MORE
Opened: 10th January (lunch begins 15th January)

Casa do Frango Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Casa do Frango Shoreditch opening soon

After the critically acclaimed success of the Borough original, Casa Do Frango have taken their Algarvian piri piri chicken to a second spot in Shoreditch… READ MORE
Opened: December 16th

Bancone | Soho


After rapturous reviews for its Covent Garden debut in 2018, Bancone has rolled out its fresh pasta to Soho. It’s made its home in Golden Square, serving up pasta dishes, Italian wines and cocktails to 100 hungry punters… READ MORE
Opened: December 14th

Davies & Brook | Mayfair

Probably the most hype-inducing London restaurant opening of the century, Davies & Brook is the restaurant replacing Fora at Claridge’s Hotel. And here’s the clincher – it comes from Daniel Humm, the head chef at Eleven Madison Park, literally one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the world. READ MORE
Opened: December 9th

Great Scotland Yard | Westminster 

Great Scotland Yard just opened

Great Scot…

…land Yard is the next project from super chef Robin Gill.

After thunderous acclaim for his debut restaurant in Clapham, The Dairy, was followed by yet more for his sophomore Sorella, he then went and smashed it for a third time with Darby’s. And this is by far his most ambitious project to date. It’s set in Westminster (literally in Great Scotland Yard), and comprises two restaurants and two bars in a brand new hotel… READ MORE
Opened: December 8th

The Melusine | St Katharine Docks

The Melusine

Located in St Katharine Docks, this one’s all about seafood. It’ll be grilled, poached, fried, you name it – and it’s all sustainably caught.
Opened: December 4th

The Retiring Room | Mayfair

Retiring Room recently opened bars

As far as subterranean Indian cocktail bars modelled after art deco train stations go… The Retiring Room is probably the only one. But even in the face of no discernible competition, it’s also the best, thanks to the expertly made cocktails, tasty Indian bar snacks, and beautifully plush interiors… READ MORE
Opened: November 29th

Café Murano | Bermondsey

Third time’s a charm for Angela Hartnett’s casual Italian restaurant.

But so was the first, and second.

For her first branch south of the river, there’s a focus on aperitivo hour, with spritzes and cichetti served overlooking the open kitchen… READ MORE
Opened: November 27th

Moto | Covent Garden

For all the multitude of delicious ways to serve rice, by far the best is to drink it.

And now, Covent Garden is one of the best places in London to do that, thanks to Moto, the new dedicated sake bar that’s just opened its doors…READ MORE
Opened: November 26th

Lucky & Joy | Clapton

Lucky & Joy

After dozens of successful pop ups and residencies, Lucky & Joy have finally had the joy of finding a permanent spot. They’ve just opened in Clapton, serving their take on Chinese regional cuisine in kitschy surroundings… READ MORE
Opened: November 26th

Stoney Street | Borough

Covent Garden’s 26 Grains has got a sibling. You’ll find it, funnily enough, on Stoney Street by Borough Market – whose fresh produce they’re whipping into small, varied dishes to share. Plus, there’s an in-house bakery selling pastries to go via a street-facing hatch… READ MORE
Opened: November 22nd

Manteca | Soho


The culinary duo behind one of the biggest hits of the year – 10 Heddon Street – are back with a permanent spot. It’s called Manteca, and just like the original, they’re serving up fresh pasta and nose-to-tail cooking scorched over a grill… READ MORE
Opened: November 22nd

Dandy Maltby Street | Southwark 

Dandy is feeling pretty dandy right now.

The two guys behind it have opened the third version of their Australian café-slash-restaurant after crushing their crowdfunding goal… READ MORE
Opened: 20th November

Peckham Cellars | Peckham

Peckham has a new neighbourhood eatery and wine bar from three Peckham locals. Locals who, incidentally, have cut their teeth at ROVI, Bao, Morito and Quo Vadis… READ MORE
Opened: November 19th

The Borough Market Kitchen | London Bridge

Borough market Kitchen opening soon

Having opened to the public in 1998, Borough Market comes of age this year. And to celebrate, a brand new section of the market has opened with 25 street food-style traders and a communal canteen, including a new pintxos bar from Mimo, market stalwarts La Tua Pasta, and a Singaporean outfit from chef Elizabeth Haigh… READ MORE
Opened: November 18th

Paradise | Soho


As many have long suspected, Paradise is located just off the back alleys in Soho.

It’s a Sri Lankan restaurant taking over from the old Spuntino space on Rupert Street, following on from a string of highly successful pop ups at places like Brother Marcus, and this is their highly anticipated permanent venue… READ MORE
Opened: November 18th

Lina Stores | King’s Cross

Lina Stores Kings Cross

After 75 years in the business, Soho’s iconic Italian deli finally opened their first restaurant last year.

And till now, it’s been feeling cannelloni.

So it’s a good thing that they’ve just opened a second, with a deli under the same roof, just off Granary Square… READ MORE
Opened: November 15th

Pacific | Mayfair


Aussie chef Shaun Presland is bringing a taste of the Pacific to London this year.

And if you’re wondering what that tastes like, it’s something along the lines of sushi that took seven years to study, imbued with a 20 year history training under some of the most celebrated chefs in Japan… READ MORE
Opened: November 13th

Silo | Hackney Wick

Fittingly for a zero-waste restaurant, Brighton eatery Silo didn’t become obsolete when chef Doug McMaster closed it earlier this year. Instead, he’s brought it to London, where it’s nestled into the expanded Crate brewery as a permanent resident restaurant. You can expect nose-to-tail cooking, fermented herb drinks, and lampshades made of mushrooms… READ MORE
Opened: November 13th

Folie | Soho

Folie London Restaurant opening soon

‘Folie’ translates literally as madness. But opening a glamorous, retro, Riviera-inspired French brasserie in the middle of Soho with an Alain Ducasse protégé in the kitchen seems like anything but… READ MORE
Opened: November 11th

Volta do Mar | Covent Garden

If you’ve been hoping that one of the Salt Yard founders would open a Portuguese restaurant with his wife in an elegant Covent Garden townhouse, well – today’s your lucky day. Volta do Mar features traditional dishes influenced by Portugal’s historic points of contact around the globe, cooked up by former Fat Duck chef, George Tannock… READ MORE
Opened: November 11th

14 Hills | Aldgate 

14 Hills Recently Opened Restaurants

Opening 14 hills is usually a miner task.

But it’s actually a pretty major operation from high-end restaurant group D&D, who’ve planted their latest eatery, 14 Hills, on the 14th floor of Aldgate-based skyscraper 120 Fenchurch Street. READ MORE
Opened: November 11th

Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen | Bethnal Green

In 2014, BBQ Dreamz decided to open a Filipino street food stall, were spotted by the BBC, thrown into the fiercely competitive show My Million Pound Menu (which they won, securing a tidy 350k in funding), held a pop up in MeatLiquor, serving – of all things – a ten-course tasting menu, and now at last have opened their own permanent restaurant… READ MORE
Opened: November 14th

Ticket Hall & Control Room | Soho

A new bar has opened in Soho. And it’s in cahoots… with Cahoots. Right opposite London’s preeminent 1940s Underground-themed cocktail den, this new spot is an extension of sorts, with the ground floor (the Ticket Hall) serving booze and grub from 11am, and a subterranean bar (the Control Room) for after-hours music and drinks… READ MORE
Opened: November 7th

Sussex | Soho


The Gladwin Brothers, responsible for such countryside-evoking restaurants as The Shed, Rabbit and Nutbourne, have decided to bring a little patch of Sussex to Soho with their latest restaurant. They’ve called it Sussex. And it’s excellent. READ MORE
Opened: November 4th

Want to know what’s coming up? Well, luckily there’s a guide to London restaurants opening soon, too.

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