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Updated on 09 August 2019

Roast Kitchen

Roast Kitchen

Great Portland Street, London, W1

OPENS MID-2019

Borough Market favourite Roast is launching a second, more casual site in late 2018. Open all day, Roast Kitchen will be set across two floors and plans to offer the brand’s signature British roast dinners, alongside new additions. The kitchen will be headed by chef Paul Shearing, who has previously worked at the likes of Odette’s and One Aldwych hotel. More details to follow.

£30 - £49
British
Julie

Julie's

135 Portland Road, London, W11 4LW

OPENS SEPTEMBER 2019

Julie's has a long history with London, having originally opened in 1969 before eventually closing up shop in 2015. Now though, it's returning to the capital in its 50th birthday year, with a new look and head chef. The original Julie's was well known as an A-list favourite, having previously played host to Tina Turner, Kate Moss and Princess Diana - it's yet to be seen whether it can repeat the same success.

£50 - £79
British
Digg

Digg's

84 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QY

Romana-style pizza restaurant Firebrand is launching a spin-off concept called Digg's. Open all day, Digg's finds its home in Clerkenwell and will serve pastries and coffees at breakfast, followed by salads at lunchtime and pizzas, pastas, steak and more in the evening. The opening comes at a time when many established Italian restaurant brands are having to close locations, but it seems Firebrand has bucked the trend – we imagine they hope to roll out the Digg's concept across London.  

Under £30
Pizza
Italian
Amazonico

Amazonico

10 Berkeley Square, London, London, W1J 6AA

OPENS 2019

The original location for glitzy Amazonico is found in Madrid, Spain and is known for its jungle-inspired interiors and celeb pulling power – everyone from Spanish socialites to politicians have been spotted dining at the restaurant.

This first London outpost occupies the former Allied Irish Bank building on Mayfair’s bustling Berkeley Square and sports the restaurant’s famed rainforest-style interiors, including green awnings at the front emblazoned with the Amazonico logo. Punters will be glad to know though, that the offering here is a little more sophisticated than the food at London’s already existing Rainforest Café.

Open from morning until the early hours, Amazonico comprises of a large main dining room and an intimate lounge bar, with room for almost 300 guests across the entire space. The food menu is an eclectic mix of cuisines, featuring fare inspired by Asia, the Mediterranean and Brazil. Dishes you can expect to find include the wide-ranging likes of tandoori-grilled meats, sushi, US-style steaks, frog legs and poke.

The team behind the hotspot are Spanish restaurateurs Santo da Silva and Marta Santos, who find themselves in good company, among high-end neighbours such as Richard Caring’s celeb-baiting Sexy Fish and Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Benares.

£50 - £79
International
Caprice Café

Caprice Café

8-10 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZD

OPENS 2019

Caprice Holdings is finally set to re-brand the Mayfair Garden site it purchased a few years ago. Caprice Café, a casual spin-off of the existing Le Caprice restaurant in St James’s, will debut on the site in 2019. The spin-off format has already worked successfully for sister restaurant The Ivy, which became a ‘collection’ of cafés and brasseries in 2014.

M Canary Wharf

M Canary Wharf

Newfoundland development, Westferry Road, London, E14 4JB

OPENS LATE 2020

This upcoming restaurant and bar, which will be housed inside the Newfoundland development in Canary Wharf, is the fourth location for the M Restaurants group. Scheduled to open in late 2020, the site will be the brand’s flagship location, and will feature a restaurant and grill, as well as a wine store and tasting room, cocktail bar and garden, a member’s lounge and a private dining room. The 10,000 square foot space will occupy the first floor of the 60-storey Newfoundland building, which will also house hundreds of luxury apartments.   

Over £80
Steak
10 Degrees Bar at Galvin at Windows

10 Degrees Bar at Galvin at Windows

London Hilton, London, W1K 1BE

OPENS SEPTEMBER 2019

The much-loved bar at Galvin at Windows is getting a bit of a refresh, with a new look, new name and new menu. Joining those already enviable views of the London skyline will be a food menu featuring a fusion of Korean and French dishes, with plates to try including Korean fried chicken and pork belly steamed buns. There will also be a new drinks list to explore while you soak up those unbeatable views

Bars
The Yard at Great Scotland Yard

The Yard at Great Scotland Yard

3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, London, SW1A 2HN

OPENS SUMMER 2019

Part of the upcoming Great Scotland Yard hotel, The Yard is overseen by much-talked-about London chef and restaurateur Robin Gill (who already operates The Dairy, Counter Culture, Sorella and Darbys'). The hotel's flagship dining room will serve a menu of best-of-British dishes, using produce sourced from the UK countryside.

£50 - £79
British
The Betterment

The Betterment

39-44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HP

OPENS THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2019

The latest opening from Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton finds its home at the new Biltmore Mayfair hotel. The chic restaurant is an all-day affair which majors in meat and fish dishes cooked on a central wood-fired grill. Atherton will also be in charge of the hotel's other food and beverage offerings, including its Terrace, Tea Lounge and drinking spot, The Pine Bar.

Over £80
Modern European
Daffodil Mulligan

Daffodil Mulligan

70-74 City Road, Old Street, London, London, EC1Y 2BJ

OPENS SEPTEMBER 2019

Renowned Irish chef Richard Corrigan is finally moving away from Mayfair, opening his first restaurant outside the moneyed area in Shoreditch. Found on the former site of Old Street's Nuala, Daffodil Mulligan will champion coastal cuisine, using produce sourced directly from Corrigan's own estate in Ireland. 

Irish
Fish
Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

The Park Tower hotel, 101 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RN

OPENS 2019

If you told us ten years ago that an internet meme could lead to a string of international restaurants, we probably wouldn’t have believed you. Nevertheless, this is exactly what ‘salt bae’ chef Nusret Gökçe has done, opening his latest site at The Park Tower hotel in Knightsbridge. The Turkish cook, who achieved internet fame when videos of his meat seasoning technique went viral, oversees a menu that includes signature dishes such as roasted asado short-rib, and Nusr-Et meat spaghetti.

Elsewhere on the menu, you’ll find tartare selections and some light salads, while there’s a cocktail menu to help wash everything down. If the critic’s reviews of his other locations (including Dubai, Miami and New York) are to be believed, you might be better off sticking to the drinks.

Over £80
Steak
Lina Stores - King

Lina Stores - King's Cross

20 Stable Street , London, London, N1C 4DR

OPENS LATE 2019

A welcome addition to Granary Square’s thriving foodie scene, Lina Stores is set to bring its iconic green and white branding to one of the last heritage buildings in Stable Street. Having just celebrated 75 years in the West End, this new outpost combines the best of both worlds, bringing together the deli and the restaurant into an all-under-one-roof hybrid shop.

£30 - £49
Italian
14 Hills

14 Hills

120 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA

OPENS NOVEMBER 2019

Located in the heart of the City, this latest venture from D&D promises spectacular views of the London skyline, as well as a modern British food overseen by former executive chef at Bar Boulud, Thomas Piat. Inspired by English terraces, roof gardens and courtyards, the interior boasts a lush central canopy of evergreen plants and seasonal climbers, mature trees, shrubs and several large pergolas.

£50 - £79
British
Tokii at The Prince Akatoki

Tokii at The Prince Akatoki

50 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7FD

OPENS 16 SEPTEMBER 2019

Tokii is the flagship dining space at five-star Japanese hotel The Prince Akatoki, which is the result of a £3 million investment. It’s a minimalist dining room serving traditional Japanese dishes, alongside a selection of plates inspired by a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines. There’s tea service in the afternoons, while guests looking for something stronger can head to the bar, which is home to an impressive selection of Japanese whiskies, sake and cocktails.

£30 - £49
Japanese
Folie

Folie

37 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F9LB

OPENS SUMMER 2019

Folie is the first solo project from Guillaume Depoix, the former operations manager of the Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch, who has teamed up with Parisian restaurateur Thierry Costes, of the super-glamorous Café Costes and Hôtel Costes.

It’s a contemporary take on a Parisian brasserie, with an all-day menu of simple and unfussy French and Mediterranean food.

One third of the wines here are organic, with most hailing from France. A selection of cocktails is also available, while the food and drink menus will take guests through from early breakfasts to late-night tipples.

£50 - £79
Mediterranean
French
Kolamba

Kolamba

21 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QA

OPENS AUTUMN 2019

This new Sri Lankan restaurant hopes to bring attention to a cuisine that is still largerly unrepresented in the capital. Kolamba, which is the Sinhalese word for Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo, will serve hoppers, topped flatbreads and a range of curries using coconut bases, as well as fresh sambols. The restaurant finds its home on Soho's Kingly Street and will be the debut project from first-time restaurateurs Eroshan and Aushi Meewella.

Under £30
Sri Lankan
Temakinho Tower Bridge

Temakinho Tower Bridge

1 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2AA

OPENS 2019

This Japanese-Brazilian fusion restaurant has added another London site, following on from its Soho branch and others across Europe in Milan, Rome and Ibiza. Finding itself in the plush One Tower Bridge development, the restaurant places emphasis on using sustainable produce and is the first in London to secure a ‘friends of the sea’ status. On the menu, there’s the likes of ceviche, tiraditos and sushi rolls, while drinks are covered by caipirinhas and smoothies.

Under £30
Japanese
Brazilian
Mthr

Mthr

20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, E14 9YF

OPENS AUTUMN 2019

Found 20 floors high as part of The Collective Canary Wharf (which holds the title of the world’s largest co-living space), vowel-phobic Mthr is an all-day restaurant, serving comfort food dishes. The restaurant is apparently inspired by the idea of coming home, so serves a wide-ranging menu of globally influenced dishes, taking in everything from steamed dim sum food carts to hearty Sunday roasts featuring the likes of rosemary lamb shoulder with all the trimmings.

£30 - £49
International
Kol

Kol

TBC, London , London,

OPENS LATE 2019

Not much is known about this first solo restaurant from chef Santiago Lastra, but we do know that the focus will be on Mexican food and that the restaurant will be found at a central London location. This isn't Lastra's first experience of cooking in the capital, as he previously hosted a short-term residency at Marylebone restaurant Carousel, which features a rotating line-up of up-and-coming chefs.

£50 - £79
Mexican
Din Tai Fung at Centre Point

Din Tai Fung at Centre Point

Centre Point, 101 New Oxford Street, London, London, WC1A 1DB

OPENS SUMMER 2019

If you trace Taiwanese restaurant royalty Din Tai Fung back to its roots, you’ll find it was doing the one-item menu trick decades before London caught on. This xiao long bao specialist came from humble beginnings, but nearly four decades on it is an industry byword for superlative steamed soup-filled dumplings. Founded by default in Taipei in 1980 (the owners needed to make ends meet on the premises of their cooking oil business when it threatened to fold), it became so successful that it has since branched out, and now boasts branches across Asia, some with Michelin stars to their name, plus much-lauded venues in Australia, the US and Dubai. This Centre Point site is set to be the brand's second London location, following a yet-to-open flagship restaurant in Covent Garden. You can expect a menu featuring Din Tai Fung classics such as steamed chilli-crab and pork buns, or steamed chicken soup, as well as those incredible dumplings – and near hysteria from its cult fan base.

£50 - £79
Taiwanese
Darling

Darling

41 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2JS

OPENS SUMMER 2019

Darling is the first solo venture from Charlotte Wilde, co-founder of the popular Sager + Wilde wine bar and restaurant. Located in Dalston, the space comprises a wine bar, kitchen and an events and production space. Once inside the grade II listed building, you’ll find sea-coloured tiles and marble tables illuminated by candlelight. The food offering delivers a small, seasonal à la carte of modern European dishes, while bar snacks are served alongside a range of cocktails that offer twists on classic sips such as Negronis and an Old Fashioned. The wine list meanwhile features 100 regularly changing bottles at accessible prices, arguably best enjoyed on the suntrap terrace which runs down one side of the building.

Wine Bars
Cafe Murano Bermondsey

Cafe Murano Bermondsey

184 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

OPENS AUTUMN 2019

The latest site from chef Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano mini chain finds its home in Bermondsey, on the former site of Italian restaurant Zucca. Like its siblings in St James's and Covent Garden, this Cafe Murano will serve a menu of classic Italian dishes, alongside wines and cocktails from the country. However, you can also expect to find some new dishes on the menu, which are exclusive to the Bermondsey location.

 

£30 - £49
Italian
Bar Douro City

Bar Douro City

1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PA

Having brought his contemporary take on Portuguese cuisine, along with expertly sourced regional wines and port to the capital in 2016, Max Graham is all set to open a second site within the new Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate.With a menu running from snacks to small and large plates, Bar Douro City is sure to be a hotspot for groups of City workers after a day at the office.

£30 - £49
Portuguese
Caviar Kaspia

Caviar Kaspia

1a Chesterfield Street, London, London, W1J 5JF

OPENS 2019

Last seen on London’s dining scene in the early 2000s, Caviar Kaspia is back. The London outpost of the famous Paris restaurant originally operated in Bruton Place, before being replaced by Bellamy’s.

In 2019, Caviar Kaspia made a welcome return to the capital, in the site that was previously home to the members-only Chess Club. Just like at the Parisian original, guests here can enjoy the restaurant’s luxury take on comfort food, including its signature baked potato topped with sour cream and caviar. Elsewhere, you can try  the likes of blinis topped with either crayfish or smoked salmon, while there’s also a variety of Champagnes available to quaff alongside your sturgeon eggs.  

£50 - £79
Fish
Davies & Brook

Davies & Brook

Claridge's, Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR

OPENS SUMMER 2019

Following months of rumours, the team behind Michelin-starred New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park has finally been confirmed as the replacement for Fera at Claridge’s.

Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of ‘Make It Nice Hospitality’ will take the helm at Claridge’s this summer with what will be their first European venture. Little has been revealed about the menu so far, but Davies & Brook is set to offer guests a fine dining experience without pretension, which will embrace Claridge’s history while offering a modern take on classic dishes.

The restaurant will feature interiors by designer Brad Cloepfil, who recently completed a redesign of Eleven Madison Park. The kitchen meanwhile, will be headed up by executive chef Dmitri Magi, who was previously chef de cuisine at the lauded New York restaurant. Watch this space for more details.

Modern European
Adam Byatt at Brown

Adam Byatt at Brown's

33 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP

OPENS 9 SEPTEMBER 2019

The capital’s first public dining room at the distinguished Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair has said goodbye to its chef-in-residence Heinz Beck in preparation for its new appointment of ‘truly British chef’ Adam Byatt. The chef proprietor of Michelin-starred Trinity restaurant in Clapham is expected to bring his passion for seasonal British ingredients and beautiful presentation to the restaurant from September.

£50 - £79
British
H.O.M.E

H.O.M.E

8-10 Pollen Street, London, London, W1S 1NQ

OPENS 2019

This intimate operation from chef Jason Atherton can be found right next door to his Michelin-starred restaurant Pollen Street Social in a space which was previously rented out for fashion and art pop ups. The restaurant only has 16 seats and Atherton calls it “our Araki” in reference to the three-Michelin-starred Japenese chef's counter round the corner, although he insists he has no Michelin-starred aspirations for the venture.

H.O.M.E (the capitals are stylistic, rather than an acronym) will act as a creative outlet for Atherton, and will be less structured than his flagship restaurant next door. The kitchen serves up a multi-course set menu which is inspired by the chef’s travels around the world and guests can buy individual tickets to sit at the table, rather than hire the space exclusively for group use. This is because Atherton wants to keep the experience about the food, rather than have it become a party venue. Watch this space for more details.

£50 - £79
British
Wilder

Wilder

2-4 Boundary Street, Hackney, London, E2 7DD

OPENS OCTOBER 2019

The basement space at Boundary London hotel has previously struggled to find a restaurant that's the right fit for it, with the most recent concept TraTra closing after less than two years. Now though, the hotel is hoping to turn the space's fortune around with this new restaurant that has been created by Sir Terence Conran and chef Richard McLellan. Expect a modern British menu with a particular focus on sustainability and seasonality.

£30 - £49
British
Pastaio Westfield

Pastaio Westfield

Westfield, Upper Southern Terrace, London, W12 7GB

OPENS NOVEMBER 2019

Opening its second restaurant in Westfield shopping centre, cheap and cheerful pasta place Pastaio is the perfect spot to carb load after hitting the shops. With a cover of 145, outdoor al-fresco dining area and terrace you can enjoy freshly made pasta dishes all day long. Featuring the likes of red prawn spaghetti and wild mushroom taglietelle as well as some exciting new additions to the menu. Don't forget to give the prosecco slushie a try either.   

Under £30
Italian
Sam

Sam's Riverside

65 Aspenlea Road, London, W6 8LH

OPENS SUMMER 2019

As part of the major rejuvenation of Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, restaurateur Sam Harrison is set to launch Sam’s Riverside, a British brasserie-style restaurant and bar. Harrison has a proven track record in the trade, having previously owned Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison’s in Balham before selling them to the Foxlow group in 2015. He plans to open this 90-seat all-day restaurant early in 2019, in a venue that will also feature an outdoor space capable of seating 40 – as well as a private dining room for up to 16 guests. The menu will take diners through from breakfast to dinner, while they enjoy views of the Thames via large windows that will let in plenty of natural daylight. Watch this space for more details.

£30 - £49
British
Plu

Plu

12 Blenheim Terrace, London, NW8 0EB

OPENS SUMMER 2019

‘Plu’, in French, is the past participle of the verb ‘plaire’, meaning ‘to please or to enjoy’, which sums up chef Elliot Moss’s aim for his new restaurant in St John’s Wood, and his hopes for diners . The name also doubles up as an acronym for ‘people like us’, by which Moss (who trained at Le Gavroche) means fellow food lovers who enjoy fine dining.

Little is known about the chef’s first solo venture, other than its location and raison d'être, which is to provide the very finest food and service in a truly intimate setting. Given that the restaurant will only have the capacity to seat 22, and that the staff to diner ratio is one to every two, it would appear that Plu is all set to practise what it preaches.

The menu is still in development, but the ever-changing, seasonal tasting menu is billed as ‘English food, with a French accent’. Details of what this might taste like are sparse, but judging by Plu’s colourful Instagram account, guests can expect everything from fresh, floral salads and gazpacho to sweet and sour quail and scallops with ox cheeks, all beautifully presented and very photogenic.

French
St. John Borough High Street

St. John Borough High Street

180 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB

OPENS SEPTEMBER 2019

From the team behind St. John in the City, who coined the ‘nose to tail eating’ concept when it opened around the corner from Smithfield Market in 1994, we get another bakery in Borough. This is despite the fact the group has a bakery under the railway arches in nearby Bermondsey, but hey, we are not complaining. Known for churning out London’s best doughnuts, you can now hunt them down at this new joint on Borough High Street, sat within Fora, the gigantic coworking space that also houses Nordic restaurant Borealis.

Under £30
British
NoMad London

NoMad London

Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station, London, WC2E 7AH

OPENING LATE 2019

Opening in the impressively grand building that was once Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station, this first non-U.S. branch of NoMad promises all the elegance and style that its New York hotel in particular is known for, with an eagerly anticipated restaurant to match.

As with its other three hotels in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, NoMad London will feature an impressive restaurant under the direction of world-renowned Swiss chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. Together they are celebrated for transforming the now Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park in New York from a French brasserie into one of the hottest dining destinations in the world. Exciting stuff. 

Akoko

Akoko

21 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LP

OPENS SEPTEMBER 2019

This contemporary West African restaurant is the brainchild of chef William JM Chilila, who previously appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2018. Akoko will serve a run of contemporary interpretations of classic West African dishes, which means you can expect to try the likes of lobster with pounded yam, and charcoal grilled chicken with ruby red rice. Will Akoko reach the Michelin-starred heights of fellow West African restaurant Ikoyi? That remains to be seen . 

£50 - £79
West African