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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: 2nd December 2019 | Main image: Cafe Murano Bermondsey

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

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
Opens: November 14th for dinner, 18th for lunch
Soft launch? 50% off food from November 7th

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

The Laundry | Brixton

Wine and laundry might not sound like a great combination. But when it’s in the hands of Melanie Brown – wine expert, sommelier and owner of The New Zealand Cellar in Pop Brixton – you can feel a lot safer. The Laundry is an all-day bistro and wine bar, newly opened in an old Edwardian laundry building that once cleaned sheets for the Orient Express…
Opened: November 1st

Le Comptoir Robuchon | Mayfair

Le Comptoir Robuchon restaurant opening soon

The late Joël Robuchon was one of the most highly regarded chefs in history, holding 32 simultaneous Michelin stars around the globe. Hoping to carry the torch onwards is Le Comptoir Robuchon, a new London opening headed up by executive chef Jeremy Page, who worked with Robuchon for 13 years at the original L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris… READ MORE
Opened: November 1st

Doña | Stoke Newington

A pop up mezcal bar where an all-female team is calling the shots. Specifically, Thea Cumming & Lucie Massey, who are collectively responsible for launching London Mezcal Week, Dangerous Don mezcal, and pop up supperclubs Slap Ya Pappa & Cuppa Gumbo… READ MORE
Opened: October 31st

Oren | Hackney

After a series of critically hailed pop ups, chef Oded Oren has brought his Tel Aviv-inspired dishes to a permanent spot on Hackney’s Shacklewell Lane. Expect the likes of feta and labneh ravioli and squid-stuffed pita, alongside a wine list hand-picked by grape buff Zeren Wilson… READ MORE
Opened: October 31st

Trivet | London Bridge 


After working at The Fat Duck, chef Jonny Lake has now opened his own solo restaurant.

Big whoop – we hear you say – anyone can flip burgers at The Fat Duck for the summer, that doesn’t make them Heston-bloody-Blumenthal.

Well, no. But Jonny Lake worked there for 13 years, becoming head chef back in ’09, helping the place keep its three Michelin Stars year after year, and working his way up to become executive chef of the entire Heston restaurant group. So, in short, his first solo restaurant is kind of a big deal. READ MORE
Opened: October 29th

Gold Step | Shoreditch

Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes has added even more to its name – specifically, a cavernous basement den that’s a temple to agave spirits. There’s over 60 artisan mescal and tequilas behind the bar, as well as bartenders who’ll mix up cocktails to your own personal tastes… READ MORE
Opened: October

Mercato Mayfair | Mayfair

Mercato Metropolitano Mayfair

Get ready to compare the Mercatos.

Because Mercato Metropolitano have followed up their Elephant & Castle debut with a second food market…

inside a church.

Asides from the dozen or so artisanal food stalls, there’s also a deli, a florist, a craft beer taproom, and a rooftop bar… READ MORE
Opened: 25th October

Kolamba | Soho


Bringing a little Sri Lankan home cooking to Soho is Kolamba, the first restaurant for couple Eroshan and Aushi Meewella. They’re serving up string hoppers, sambols and pineapple curries, with arrack cocktails and Sri Lankan beer… READ MORE
Opened: 19th October

Wilder | Shoreditch


The basement space in Shoreditch’s elegant Boundary Hotel just got Wilder.

That space – which is co-owned by Sir Terence Conran – has gone through several changes over the years and most recently housed the charcuterie-heavy French spot Tratra, which lasted for almost two of them… READ MORE
Opened: 16th October

Legare | Tower Bridge


Legare, meaning “to bind”, has legared itself the current frenzy for fresh pasta in the capital, by opening in the shadow of Tower Bridge… READ MORE
Opened: October 14th

Decimo | King’s Cross

Decimo recently opened restaurants

If you like conspiracy theories, you’ll be pleased to know that on the 10/10/2019, Decimo (meaning ‘tenth’) opened on the tenth floor of The Standard, the new hotel at… 10 Argyle Street. And if you like food, you’ll be pleased to know that the man running it is none other than double Michelin star holder, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias. Could be a solid 10/10… READ MORE
Opened: October 10th

Milroy’s Spitalfields | Spitalfields

Milroy’s – the iconic whiskey merchant that opened in Soho in 1964 – has opened a new multi-bar venue in Spitalfields.

The company already has one fantastic little speakeasy tucked away below its shop (and behind a hidden shelf), but the second venue boasts a muuuuch bigger capacity, with enough room to fit 140 discerning drinkers… READ MORE
Opened: October 4th

Mama Fuego | Greenwich

Mama Fuego opening soon

The restaurant wasteland that is Greenwich Peninsula has gotten a little fire in its belly this summer thanks to Mama Fuego, a members’ club-style complex with a restaurant, bakery, café, bar and terrace, all taking its design cues from the ’60s… READ MORE
Opened: September 26th

Church Road | Barnes

Church Road Barnes restaurant opening soon

So long, Sonny’s – Barnes’ neighbourhood stalwart has been reincarnated as Church Road. Restaurant super-team Phil Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas are still behind it, and they’ve drafted in a former chef from their Michelin starred Chelsea spot, Elystan Street, to man the pans… READ MORE
Opened: September 23rd

Seabird | Southwark

Hoxton Southwark Seabird opening soon

The Hoxton has opened in Southwark. And the very literal cherry on the top of this swish new hotel is being served up at Seabird, a rooftop restaurant overseen by Maison Première, aka one of the best resto-bars in New York. It’s got London’s longest oyster list, a raw bar, and panoramic views over London… READ MORE
Opened: September 23rd

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

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