London restaurants: all of the new openings you need to know about

Stay on top of the capital's ever-expanding restaurant scene with our regularly updated list of new restaurants opening in London

Updated on 08 July 2019

In London, new restaurants open every day of the week. If you're struggling to keep up with all of the new openings in the capital, our one-stop-shop of all the newest openings is the place to visit. Whether it's a new small plates joint in Shoreditch or a fine-dining eatery in Mayfair, our list features every online bookable restaurant that has opened its doors in London. 

If you love to dine out at new restaurants, this list is essential reading. Whether you're looking for a new place to eat out with your mates, a casual date spot or a restaurant for an important celebration, you'll find plenty of options here. Plus, you can click through to each individual listing to learn more about the restaurant, as well as the opening times, location, prices, cuisine and more. With our list of all the latest openings in London, you'll never be stuck for restaurant ideas ever again. 

The list is constantly reviewed and updated, meaning that you can impress your mates with your knowledge of London restaurant openings. So take a look at the list below, and get ready for that 'restaurants to visit' list on your phone to grow even longer (sorry, not sorry).

Heritage

Heritage

18-20 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DF

This Swiss restaurant serves a mixture of classic and contemporary dishes in a minimalist space that features industrial-style lighting and exposed brick. You can expect to find typical dishes such as fondue for two, alongside the less obvious likes of pork belly and Scottish trout, cooked by diners thanks to charbonnade grills that have been built into the table tops. Be sure to stop by the bar too, which is home to a dozen Rieslings.

£50 - £79
Swiss
The Orange Buffalo

The Orange Buffalo

46 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9NA

Chicken wing pros The Orange Buffalo have finally graduated to a permanent site after a few years on London’s street food scene. Here, you’ll find Orange Buffalo’s wings drenched in signature homemade sauces that include the heat-tastic likes of the ‘original’ made with red chillies and the ‘viper’, which combines naga and Dutch chillies. It’s not all about wings though, as diners here can also tuck into a chicken burger or a vegan ‘cauliflower’ wing.

Under £30
North American
Tayer + Elementary

Tayer + Elementary

152 Old Street, London, London, EC1V 9BW

Tayer + Elementary comes courtesy of Alex Kratena and Monica Berg, who made big names for themselves at Artesian at The Langham and Himkok in Oslo respectively. Here at Tayer + Elementary, they have created two distinct spaces, one that's pretty casual and another that is farm more experimental. The pair have scoured the globe for ingredients that they’ve turned into custom-made spirits and mixers in place of household names and it works a treat.

 

£30 - £49
Modern European
Bars
Louie

Louie's

37 Hoxton Square, London, London, N1 6NN

Found in the basement of Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton Square, Louie’s specialises in Nashville fried chicken, which has a greater kick than the more popular southern fried chicken because it uses cayenne pepper in its batter. You can enjoy your helping of spicy chicken in a burger, in a bucket or atop a waffle drenched in butter and maple syrup, while tempting sides to complete your meal include fries, onion rings and mozzarella sticks.

£30 - £49
North American
Les Platanes

Les Platanes

26-28 Bruton Place, London, London, W1J 6NG

This French bistro is found inside a 19th century townhouse, serving a menu that leans towards dishes often seen in Southern France. Sharing is encouraged here, with large mains including slow-cooked shoulder of lamb or wild seabass in a salt crust. Regular sized mains are available too, while the fairly priced wine list features several options available by the glass. On sunnier days, Les Platanes street-side terrace is a good spot for Mayfair people watching.

£50 - £79
French
Flat Iron Commercial Street

Flat Iron Commercial Street

88-90 Commercial Street, London, London, E1 6LY

Already boasting a handful of successful locations around the capital, cut-price steak joint Flat Iron’s latest site can be found on Commercial Street in Shoreditch. Alongside the signature £10 steak with salad, you can expect sides such as dripping chips, roasted aubergine or creamed spinach, while regularly changing specials are written up on a blackboard. To pair with your steak, there’s a concise selection of red and white wines, available by the glass or carafe.

Under £30
Steak
Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

10 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP

Replacing his Maze Mayfair after 14 years, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s latest venture is an Asian-inspired eating house. Lucky Cat takes its lead from the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo, and serves sharing plates alongside dishes cooked on a robata grill. Expect to enjoy dishes such as miso black cod and a crispy tofu and avocado bao bun, while the dessert menu features a yuzu and passionfruit soufflé topped with crème fraiche and lemongrass sorbet.

£50 - £79
Pan-Asian
Moncks of Dover Street

Moncks of Dover Street

33 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NF

This upmarket all-day brasserie from the team behind opulent fine-diner Park Chinois serves up a menu of tempting modern European fare from morning until night, including the likes of salmon and eggs at breakfast, followed by more substantial dishes at lunch and dinner, such as pan-fried monkfish or a lobster roll in a brioche bun. Expect chic art deco-style interiors and a hefty bill at the end (although prices aren’t too bad by Mayfair standards).

£30 - £49
French
The Stratford Brasserie

The Stratford Brasserie

20 International Way , London, E20 1FD

Found on the ground floor of upmarket hotel The Stratford, this relaxed brasserie doubles up as a remote working spot, and serves an all-day menu that champions seasonal British produce. While nestling in to the leather chairs (or soaking up some sun on the terrace), you can tuck into breakfast dishes such as wild mushrooms on toast or quinoa porridge, before moving on to the likes of red prawn linguine or chicken schnitzel come dinnertime.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Chucs Café Kensington

Chucs Café Kensington

97 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LD

Billed as a more casual dining concept than its four siblings, Chucs Café Kensington is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a focus on first-rate coffee supplied by Difference Coffee Co. Come the evening, guests can choose from a large selection of wines alongside ciccheti or small plates, with dishes to try including burrata topped with flat peaches, chilli and mint or an eight-ounce ribeye served alongside truffle butter.

£30 - £49
Italian
Pasta Nostra

Pasta Nostra

122 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BD

Opened by two young chefs with a passion for pasta, this new Italian restaurant is all about keeping things simple. Located in Old Street, Pasta Nostra is a cool open-plan space in which low-key decor ensures the focus remains firmly on the fully-exposed kitchen. Here you can witness the creation of eight unique pasta dishes, such as pappardelle oxtail ragu, and orecchiette al pesto, plus small plates and desserts, that make up the short but confident menu.

Under £30
Italian
Darby

Darby's

3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens, London, SW11 7AY

Found on the ground floor of luxury residences Embassy Gardens Towers, Darby’s is an oyster bar, bakery and grill with an Irish twist, thanks to the heritage of chef Robin Gill. The influence of the Emerald Isle can be seen via poitin-infused cocktails and pints of Guinness, while the menu caters for diners all day long – think a bacon sarnie on sourdough in the morning and pork with a caramelised apple glaze come the evening.

£50 - £79
British
Hoh Sek Noodles

Hoh Sek Noodles

The Roundhouse with the Green Roof, St. Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1TW

This casual noodle joint is found near the Tower of London and is the brainchild of Saiphin Moore, who founded the Rosa’s Thai Café group, that now operates several sites across London (and a few outside the capital too). At Hoh Sek, you can expect to find a concise menu of hot and cold noodle varieties, such as roast pork, duck or mixed seafood, alongside rice dishes and a mix of teas, beers and softs.

Under £30
Noodles
Chinese
Maremma

Maremma

36 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PE

Brixton might not be the most obvious choice for a restaurant inspired by sunny Tuscany, but that’s where casual Maremma has decided to set up shop. As is to be expected, the menu here is split into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci: kick off with the likes of buffalo mozzarella primavera, before moving on to the more substantial likes of pappardelle with wild boar ragu and wood-baked guinea fowl with tenderstem broccoli and salsa verde.

£30 - £49
Italian
OKN1

OKN1

40 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6LR

Designed with the local community in mind, the kitchen at this Hackney café is manned by both student and professional chefs, who serve up an all-day menu of seasonally inspired dishes. Open from breakfast, you can come here to enjoy freshly-baked pastries and artisanal coffees, while lunchtime sees fish finger sandwiches with tartare sauce on a buttered bun or halloumi with Portobello mushrooms and harissa mayonnaise. Craft cocktails are on hand to quench your thirst. 

Modern European
The Grand Duchess

The Grand Duchess

Sheldon Square, Paddington, London, London, W2 6EP

This restaurant on the river is permanently moored on the canal by Paddington station, right next door to its sibling river cruise venue, London Shell Co. Seating around 40 diners, the barge majors in fresh fish, which is delivered each day from Cornish fishermen. Dishes to try include salt cod croquettes with lobster ketchup or beer-battered lobster with angel hair fries and curry sauce. To drink, pick from a range of more than 50 sparkling wines.

£30 - £49
River Boats
Fish
Baba G

Baba G's

726-727 Camden Market North Yard, London, NW1 8AH

After a few years of popping up at London’s top street-food markets, Baba G’s has finally opened a permanent sit-down restaurant in vibrant Camden. Open for both lunch and dinner seven days a week, the popular Indian-inspired street food brand satisfies hungry Londoners with street-food favourites, including pachos (poppadom nachos), chicken tikka nuggets and stacked Bhangra burgers, alongside some exciting new small plates inspired by their appearance on BBC’s telivision show My Million Pound Menu.

Under £30
Burgers
Indian
Gezellig

Gezellig

193-197 High Holborn, London, London, WC1V 7BD

What happens when four veterans of the restaurant industry team up? Well, you get Gezellig, which is the brainchild of chef Graham Long and restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas among others. The menu may veer towards fine dining, but the kind-hearted staff and cosy atmosphere mean the restaurant is thankfully lacking in any unnecessary airs and graces. This makes the food taste even better, with crowd-pleasing desserts such as a black forest brownie being a particular highlight.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Kitchen at Holmes

Kitchen at Holmes

108 Baker Street, London, W1U 6IJ

Found on Baker Street, this hotel restaurant is open all day and boasts an open kitchen, as well as a street-side terrace. Stop by in the early hours to enjoy breakfast dishes such as French toast drizzled with maple syrup or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on sourdough toast, while later in the day you’ll find Wagyu rump steak and sea bream, which can be paired with sides of charred sweet potatoes and thick-cut chips.

£30 - £49
International
Arros QD

Arros QD

64 Eastcastle Street , London, London, W1W 8NQ

Quique Dacosta is a bonafide star in his native Valencia, but he’s been virtually unknown in London until now. With Arros QD, he hopes to make Londoners fall in love with paella, presenting the staple Spanish dish with luxe and contemporary twists. That means you can expect to enjoy paella topped with the likes of pigeon breast, alongside smaller sharing dishes such as pulled pork burgers and glossy black ‘stones’ that are filled with cheese.

£50 - £79
Spanish
Wahlburgers Covent Garden

Wahlburgers Covent Garden

8-9 James Street, London, WC2E 8BH

Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul already operate a number of these burger joints in the US, but this is the first London location. Perfectly positioned for curious tourists, Wahlburgers is found in Covent Garden and the restaurant is filled with pictures of the famous brood. The menu meanwhile sees a junk food mix of stacked burgers, sandwiches and decadent ice cream floats. There’s a kids menu too, appropriately named ‘smahlburgs’.

Under £30
North American
Burgers
MEATliquor W1

MEATliquor W1

37-38 Margaret Street, London, London, W1G 0JF

There was a collective tinge of sadness when the original Meatliquor announced it would be shutting up shop in 2018. Luckily, it’s reopened just 500m down the road from where it used to be, serving the usual range of loaded burgers and belt-busting sides that helped make its name. You’ll struggle to leave this place on an empty stomach, thanks to decadent dishes including the signature Dead Hippy burger and deep-fried mac ‘n’ cheese.

Under £30
North American
Burgers
Siren

Siren

The Goring, London, SW1W 0JW

Having been poached from The Capital, chef Nathan Outlaw now resides at The Goring overseeing Siren, which celebrates the Goring’s family’s strong ties to Cornwall. It’s a slightly more relaxed dining experience than the hotel’s flagship Dining Room, but that doesn’t mean quality has slipped – expect to try herbed and battered turbot with warm tartare sauce, before finishing up with strawberry tart with yoghurt sorbet or a selection of British cheese with chutney and biscuits.

Over £80
British
Fish
Gold

Gold

95 Portobello Road, London, W11 2QB

This four-floor site features a restaurant and late-night bar, as well as a garden room with a retractable roof. From the open kitchen, you’ll be served sharing dishes that have been prepared over open flames – think wood-roasted whole sea bream with capers or chargrilled skirt steak with salsa verde. To drink? Sip on an extensive selection of wines or opt for one of Gold’s cocktails, such as the Baklava Fizz: Don Julio, fig and Prosecco.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Cent Anni

Cent Anni

33 High Street, London, SW19 5BY

The third restaurant from Raymond de Fazio (who is the man behind Café Med in St John’s Wood and Kensington’s Med Kitchen), Cent Anni is the latest Italian restaurant to open in swish Wimbledon Village. Serving up classic Italian dishes using authentic ingredients from both Italy and the UK, it's a must-try for any pasta lovers, with dishes including the likes of a rigatoni chorizo Bolognese or beetroot ravioli with burnt butter and crispy sage.

£30 - £49
Italian
Sette

Sette

4 Knightsbridge Green, London, SW1X 7QA

This American import is the first London site for luxury hospitality group Scarpetta and serves up a menu that is Italy via New York – think a croissant sandwich filled with scrambled eggs, prosciutto and cheddar cheese at breakfast, or a duck and foie gras ravioli come dinnertime. Post-meal, you can take a trip to the downstairs bar (called Nolita Social), where you’ll find a fun soundtrack of 70s soul music alongside cocktails and light bites.   

£50 - £79
Italian
Wild Honey St James

Wild Honey St James

8 Pall Mall, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5NG

Acclaimed chef Anthony Demetre has moved his much-loved Wild Honey restaurant from Mayfair over to St James, where it now resides at the Sofitel hotel. In a setting which never quite manages to escape its hotel feel (think a brown leather and blue-grey colour scheme), diners can enjoy dishes such as gnocchi with wild garlic leaves, parmesan and Moroccan lemon, or perhaps crisp pig's head with endive and pickles and a blob of nduja mayonnaise.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
French
Circolo Popolare

Circolo Popolare

40-41 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1PB

This Italian trattoria in Fitzrovia comes from the Big Mamma Group, who are also behind zany Gloria in Shoreditch. The space is adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, while 20,000 real spirit bottles line the walls. Encouraging group visits, the dining room features large tables that can seat up to 12 guests each, with diners able to indulge in metre-long pizzas and a decadent 1L sundae, which arrives topped with cookie chunks, churros, and brownies.

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
Fugitive Motel

Fugitive Motel

199 Cambridge Heath Road, London, London, E2 0EL

Situated in a corner unit overlooking Bethnal Green Gardens, this new all-day café/co-working space is about as east London as it’s possible to be. Founded by best friends David Burgess and Liam Tolan (both former musicians in separate indie bands), Fugitive Motel serves artisan coffee and freshly baked pastries by day, and craft beers, kombucha on tap, and sourdough pizza from noon until late. There's also shuffleboard if you need some respite from working.

Under £30
Pizza
Suzi Tros

Suzi Tros

18 Hillgate Street, London, W8 7SR

Taking its inspiration from rustic Greek tavernas, no-bookings Suzi Tros boasts an upstairs dining room complete with a chef’s counter, and a downstairs cocktail bar serving drinks and smart nibbles. The food menu changes with the seasons, but on your visit you might come across dishes such as grilled and smoked aubergine, fried calamari and crayfish tartare. When it comes to the drinks, expect an all-Greek wine list and a range of Greek beers.

£30 - £49
Greek
Sloane Street Deli

Sloane Street Deli

162 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9BS

Open seven days a week, this new wine bar, deli and restaurant concept from Caprice Holdings serves a range of breakfast and lunch dishes to eat-in or takeaway. Stop by here in the morning to enjoy egg and soldiers, bagels with cream cheese and salmon or a veggie rarebit made with mushrooms and truffle. Later in the day, indulge in freshly-baked pastries and cakes, alongside the less conventional likes of sushi rolls and poke bowls.  

Want even more real-time updates on London's latest restaurant openings? Every Monday morning, we publish a piece on every London restaurant opening this week, which features all of the new restaurants opening their doors in the capital, as well as letting you know about any soft launch offers where you can get your hands on discounted (or free!) food and drink.