Coming soon: The best new London restaurants opening in 2022

What's new in 2022? Quite a lot apparently...

Updated on • Written By Ellie Donnell

Coming soon: The best new London restaurants opening in 2022

While new restaurant openings in London show the uplifting side of a hospitality industry awash with talent, it can be a tough world out there for fresh faces on the capital's dining scene. Too often do we witness great places falling victim to economic difficulties like the soaring cost of food, rent and business rates, and with the rising cost of living, there is even more pressure on businesses and our own purse strings. Despite all that, brave entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and passionate foodies are standing up to the challenges of opening a restaurant in the city all the time, and forcing their way onto the scene with new and exciting dining concepts.

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There's always something new waiting to take the place of those that have fallen in the past, and we salute their bravery and ambition which is helping to retain London’s position as one of the best cities in the world to eat out. Gone are the days when British food was just roast beef and fish and chips – the UK is now renowned for its incredible diversity of cuisines, championing food from across the world and shining a light on cultural staples from every corner of the globe.

So fortunate are we, living in this diverse city, that sometimes we get cocky. We think we’ve seen it all, then out of nowhere - BOOM – up pops a new concept or cuisine that totally blows our minds. And it’s not always the new ideas that surprise us; sometimes it’s the classics - dishes we’ve eaten a hundred times given a new lease of life, executed to perfection or granted a contemporary twist that elevates them to outstanding new levels of brilliance.

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We like to think we’ve got our finger on the pulse when it comes to upcoming ventures, so to whet your appetite we’ve rounded up the new restaurants set to open in London in 2022. Have a scroll (or skip to the best section) and get excited.

Restaurants opening in Summer 2022

Ah, summer. Sun, pub gardens, cocktails and BBQ season; it really is a food-lovers dream. We love it, and now there's another reason to get excited for the new season thanks to this lovely lot. 

Socca, Mayfair

What: Two-Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi (Bibendum) and restaurateur Samyukta Nair (Jamavar) have formed a rather epic partnership to launch their Mayfair restaurant Socca, located on South Audley Street. Occupying what was once the home of French-British tea room Richoux, Socca pays homage to the coastal towns of Cannes, Marseille and Nice with an emphasis on French-Mediterranean cuisine and wines by the glass.    
When does it open? Summer 2022 
Where: 41 South Audley Street, W1K 2PS 

Patty & Bun, Canary Wharf

What: We know, we know – Patty & Bun has been around for a while now, but the good news is it’s opening another burger shop in Canary Wharf, which joins another recent new opening in Clapham. Now it’s even easier for locals to get their favourite burger fix.  
When does it open? Summer 2022  
Where: 15 Park Drive, Wood Wharf, E14 9GG

Temper, Shoreditch

What: The folks behind whole animal barbecue restaurant Temper are set to launch Temper Shoreditch - their fourth site on Great Eastern Street. The premise is the same though: in-house butchered meat, cooked over coals, then served in an array of tasty dishes. Sunday roasts promise to be absolutely off the hook. 
When does it open? Summer 2022 
Where: 78 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JL 

Oak & Poppy, Hampstead

What: The sixth opening from First Restaurant Group is an all-day bar and kitchen serving up a range of seasonal and nutritional dishes. Hopping on the trend of pink, floral, rustic interiors, Oak & Poppy is a versatile spot for a relaxed family-friendly meal. At breakfast, you can expect traditional plates and epic brunch signatures; for lunch, there are plenty of small sharing dishes; or for dinner, the offerings range from maple, soy and lime salmon to a falafel and red pepper burger with tahini yoghurt and halloumi. 
When does it open? August 2022
Where: 48 Rossyln Hill, Hampstead, NW3 1NH

Found, The City

What: The bar and restaurant for Lost Property Hotel in St Pauls that comes from Curio Collection by Hilton. Aiming to be a modern sanctuary in the heart of the City, Found provides dishes with freshly foraged food from local markets alongside signature cocktails concocted by the expert mixologists. This could easily be up there as one of the best new restaurants for fine dining and sipping on exotic cocktails. 
When does it open? August 2022
Where: 3-5 Ludgate Hill, St Paul's, EC4M 7AA

Feels Like June, Canary Wharf

What: Feeling jealous about everyone's holiday snaps? Feels Like June could be the best new restaurant to transport you away from London with its Californian-inspired interiors and menus. This bright, airy spot is open all-day, serving breakfast, laid-back lunches of nutritrious salads and relaxed dinners with hearty burgers and a caesar schnitzel. Sip away the day with a wine list that will have you feeling the sun of Californian vineyards on your skin. 
When does it open? 1 August 2022
Where: 15 Water Street, Canary Wharf, E19 9SB

Granger & Co, Marylebone

What: Another all-day dining spot from Australian restaurateur Bill Granger, Granger & Co. Marylebone promises more of the same great Aussie brunches and elegant small plate dinners, with fresh juices, smoothies and shakes into the bargain. Marylebone loves a  With four other sites across London, this Marylebone opening will have a similar Australian style with all-day dining plates alongside fresh juices, smoothies and shakes. The brunch selection makes it likely that we'll see  become one of the best new restaurants for a weekend brunch with friends. 
When does it open? August 2022
Where: 105 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, W1U 4RS

Restaurants opening later in 2022

It may be time to say goodbye to the summer season - but there's always something new and exciting on the London restaurant horizon. Check out all these great new spots and get them on your list for later on in this year. 

Raffles, Whitehall

What: Plans are in the pipeline for a new swanky hotel to open at the grade II listed Old War Office: Raffles at The OWO. It’s going to be big, not just in terms of the number of rooms available, but with 11 new restaurants and bars opening within the hotel. The idea is they’ll represent a dynamic culinary hub from across the globe, with three Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco set to open three dining spaces: a brasserie, a fine dining restaurant and an avant-garde chef's table. That's all that's been released for now, but stay tuned for more to be unveiled in 2022. 
When does it open? Late 2022 
Where: Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EU

Milk Beach, Soho

What: After establishing itself as a mega hit in Queen's Park, Milk Beach is expanding to a 65-cover site in Soho, complete with a heated outside courtyard. Milk Beach started as an Aussie brunch spot and still does a cracking brunch, but visit for lunch or dinner and you'll find a sharing plate menu that draws heavily on south east Asian and European influences, as well as making full use of a shiny new robata grill. Milk Beach Soho promises a completely different menu to the original Queen's Park location, along with dinner and bar service, and a creative cocktail menu to boot. 
When does it open? September 2022
Where: 14 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DL

Good Things, Stoke Newington

What: We're certainly excited about this one and so should you be if you're a fan of The Good Egg. After the success of the brands bagel delivery kits in lockdown, the Montreal-style bags are getting their own home with this new bakery. The menu features current favourites, tested at the sister-restaurant, such as the trout lox and shmear as well as some huge new flavour combinations. Good Things could possibly be the best new opening London 2022's lunch scene has to offer - and thats certainly a good thing. 
When does it open? September 2022
Where: 56 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0NB

Sparrow Italia, Mayfair

What: It may be getting colder, but Sparrow Italia is coming this Autumn to transport you back to summer, with a menu inspired by Italy's coastal regions and a broad European wine list. This concept comes from chef AJ McCloud, who is well-known stateside, and he brings some west-coast cool with a classy Italian menu and some very swanky interiors. And yes, it'll be in Mayfair, naturally.
When does it open? Autumn 2022
Where: 1-3 Avery Row, Mayfair, W1K 4AJ

Cantinetta Antinori, Belgravia

What: Tuscan hospitality is coming to Belgravia, thanks to this collaboration between winemaking family, the Antinoris, the Berkmann wine importers and the Monaco Giraudi family. One of the exciting new openings London 2022 can tick off its list, this promises to be an elegant dining experience with typical Tuscan pasta and meat dishes alongside wine and live music. Cantinetta Antinori seems likely to be a big hit with it's combination of authentic cooking and entertainment.
When does it open? Autumn 2022
Where: 4 Harriet Street, Belgravia, SW1X 9JR

Din Tai Fung Centre Point, Tottenham Court Road

What: Din Tai Fung Centre Point was announced a while ago, but its finally been confirmed for September of this year, replacing the huge site that used to be ViVi. The Taiwanese dim sum empire continues to roll it's tasty xiaolongbao, siu mai and chicken soup out across London, complete with delivery robots. We, for one, welcome our new robot dim sum overlords.
When does it open? 22 September 2022
Where: Centre Point, 11 St Giles Passage, Tottenham Court Road, WC2H 8AP

Bossa, Mayfair

What: Star Brazilian chef Alberto Landgraf - he of the globally-acclaimed Oteque in Rio de Janeiro - is coming to London in late 2022. Expect modern Brazilian cooking with Landgraf's own unique influences and German-Japanese background, and more than a dash of fun thrown in for good measure. Landgraf has made a point of saying that Bossa won't be a carbon copy of Oteque - London will be getting its own special treatment, so colour us excited for this one. 
When does it open? Late 2022
Where: 3 Vere Street, Mayfair, W16 0DG

JOIA, Battersea

What: Two Michelin-starred Portugese chef Henrique Sa Pessoa's is bringing his culinary excellence to Battersea with his new restaurant, JOIA. Found on the 15th floor of the new art'otel development, the restaurant has impressive views of the South London skyline. Guests can expect a traditional Portuguese menu of seafood, pork, and rice dishes as well as an extensive wine list to be enjoyed in the stunning cocktail lounge.
When does it open? Autumn 2022
Where: 1 Electric Boulevard, Battersea, SW11 8BJ

St John Marylebone

What: The St John team are hitting the sweet spot with their new wine bar and all-day eatery - St John Marylebone - which takes inspiration from the relaxed wine bars of Paris. St John hasn't opened a new location since St John Bread and Wine in Shoreditch, so this Marylebone spot is exciting news. Naturally, St John wines will feature heavily, and food will be classic, rustic, British fare with a daily-changing blackboard of specials. Oh, and of course, there's the delicious bakery items from the St John Bakery.
When does it open? Autumn 2022
Where: Marylebone Lane, London, W1U

Bacchanalia, Mayfair

What: Another glitzy Mayfair site in Richard Caring's diamond-encrusted belt, Bacchanalia promises to be the most decadent, ostentatious restaurant so far, and that's saying something. The restaurant will be open to the public, but also promises a members only-area, complete with a bar made entirely of rock crystal. The menu takes a Greek and Italian tack, with a focus on premium ingredients, naturally. 
When does it open? Late 2022
Where: Connaught House, 1-3 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3NB

St Barts, Barbican

What: The team behind Nest in Hackney and Fenn in Fulham are going full-on fine dining with their third restaurant - St. Barts in Smithfield. With interiors taking inspiration from the surrounding buildings, there'll be plenty of stone, wood and soft fabrics with tables dressed with bespoke tableware and ceramics. There'll be two tasting menus available, the signature 15 course offering and the shorter six course lunch menu. Each dish features only two or three ingredients but aims to take diners on a trip around Britain, championing small-scale producers and farmers.
When does it open? September 2022
Where: 63 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, EC1A 7BG

KOYN, Mayfair

What: Father-daughter duo Sayukta and Dinesh Nair play a balancing act between authentic Japanese tradition and exciting, modern twists at KOYN, just off Grosvenor Square. This two-fold dining experience sits in a two-story space, formerly the US embassy, and includes two distinct areas of the restaurant, Midori and Magma, which reflect the two forces at play on Mount Fuji - the vegetative life versus the active volcano. Expect contrasts from the sushi bar to the subterranean robata grill.
When does it open? September 2022
Where: 38 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1K 4AG

Rambutan, Borough

What:  British-Sri Lankan cook and author Cynthia Shanmugalingam makes her restaurant debut with Rambutan, which lands smack bang in the middle of Borough Market this autumn. The 60 cover restaurant will span two floors, and will make use of Borough Market produce with a daily-changing menu of street food snacks. Rambutan aims to give diners an authentic Sri-Lankan experience of signature plates that are commonly eaten on-the-go in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka.
When does it open? October 2022
Where: 10 Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 9AD

Nessa, Soho

What: Former Duck & Waffle and Stoney Street head chef Tom Cenci is bringing his contemporary cooking to a new British bistro on the ground floor of Soho members' club 1 Warwick. The menu at Nessa combines seasonal British produce with international inspiration from Cenci's travels, and there's a bar area, as well as an expansive terrace on Warwick Street. 
When does it open? Autumn 2022
Where: 1 Warwick Street, Picadilly Circus, W1B 5LR

Scott's Richmond

What: The venerable Mayfair seafood restaurant is heading downriver with a new waterside location in Richmond. Spanning two floors, Scott's Richmond promises an impressive crustacean bar on the lower, specifically to indulge in oysters and Champagne, while the upstairs brings a lively ambience, a grand bar and a 32 cover terrace for al fresco dining.
When does it open? Autumn 2022
Where: 4 Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1EH

If you can't cope with the excitement of waiting for this lot to open their doors, check out London's hottest new restaurant openings for all the exciting, new spots to try in the capital.