This week, a traditional Punjabi restaurant opens its doors in Chelsea, and Japanese yakitori joint Jidori gets a Covent Garden sequel. Read on to get all the details on opening dates and soft launches.

Dip In Brilliant, Chelsea (above)

When: Opens 20 February

What: Chef Dipna Anand, behind Brilliant in Southall, has now moved on to this first solo venture in Chelsea. Dip in Brilliant seats around 70 diners and champions Punjabi cuisine, with guests eating from a thali (a round metal platter). The menu is a condensed version of what’s on offer at Brilliant, with dishes including chicken tikka, papri chaat, and chicken tikka masala, alongside tandoori mixed grills and biryanis.

Where: 448-450 Fulham Road, SW6 1DL

Jidori Japanese restaurant east London

Jidori, Covent Garden

When: Opens 24 February

What: This second branch of Jidori is spread across multiple floors, and expands on the original line-up of Japanese grilled skewers and small plates. This means you can expect a full roster of yakitori alongside more creative ideas such as tsukune (minced chicken with egg yolk), and ginger ice cream with miso caramel and sweet-potato crisps. The real ace up Jidori’s sleeve however, is its basement-level karaoke booth for those in the party mood. 

Where: 15 Catherine Street, WC2B 5JZ

Hungry for more? Tuck into our complete list of London’s latest openings, or take a chunk out of our list of London restaurants and bars coming soon.