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Updated on 01 November 2019

Digg

Digg's

84 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4QY

OPENS NOVEMBER 2019

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
Kol

Kol

TBC, London , London,

OPENS 2020

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
Amazonico

Amazonico

10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6AA

OPENS 9 NOVEMBER 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
Mthr

Mthr

20th floor, The Collective Canary Wharf, Crossharbour Plaza, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9YF

OPENS 11 NOVEMBER 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
Sam

Sam's Riverside

1 Crisp Walk, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DN

OPENS 4 NOVEMBER 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
Akoko

Akoko

21 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LP

OPENS FEBRUARY 2020

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
Volta do Mar

Volta do Mar

13-15 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PS

OPENS 11 NOVEMBER 2019

Set in a beautiful double-fronted Georgian townhouse in the heart of Covent Garden, Volta do Mar is a celebration of Portuguese food and wine. Founded by husband and wife team Simon Mullins (Salt Yard Group) and Isabel Almeida Da Silva (Mirabelle, Delaunay), this restaurant/pasteleria promises traditional Portuguese favourites alongside more inventive creations and a lovingly-curated wine list.

Portuguese
Din Tai Fung at Centre Point

Din Tai Fung at Centre Point

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

OPENS AUTUMN 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
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.

Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu

85 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AE

OPENS 2020

The world-famous French cookery school is set to launch a brand new second site on Fleet Street, which will house a restaurant, cafe and cooking school across two storeys of the building that once housed Reuters and, more recently Lutyens.

International
Cafe Murano Bermondsey

Cafe Murano Bermondsey

184 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ

OPENS 26 NOVEMBER 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
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
Caviar Kaspia

Caviar Kaspia

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

OPENS AUTUMN 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
Yau Grilling

Yau Grilling

Wardian London, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 9TP

OPENS 2020

This new venture from Alan Yau, which will sit next door to a second new restaurant due to open next year, will offer intimate Japanese-inspired counter dining. Little more is known, other than its location: the swanky new Wardian high-rise on the Isle of Dogs. 

Japanese
Ugly Butterfly

Ugly Butterfly

55 King’s Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4ND

OPENS 13 NOVEMBER 2019

Adam Handling’s newest restaurant in Chelsea celebrates 'waste' food by turning it into tasty, innovative snacks and small plates to be enjoyed alongside a sustainable-focused Champagne list. What's more, a percentage of all profits are being donated to The Felix Project.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Brother Marcus Spitalfields

Brother Marcus Spitalfields

2 Crispin Place, London, E1 6DW

OPENS NOVEMBER 2019

The third location for Brother Marcus will find its home on the edge of world-famous Spitalfields Market, occupying what was once a branch of Canteen. You can expect an all-day menu honing in on brunch dishes with Mediterranean flare, while later in the evening there are a series of slow-cooked sharing plates to choose from. Expect a dedicate salad bar too, while low-intervention wines and Med-inspired cocktails are on hand to drink

Under £30
Middle Eastern
Mediterranean
Nusr-Et Steakhouse

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

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

OPENS DECEMBER 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
Chyna

Chyna

Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP

OPENS 2020

Restaurateur Alan Yau, who played a part in the opening of iconic restaurants such as Hakkasan and Yauatcha (as well as high-street chain Wagamama) is returning to the capital with two new openings. Chyna and Yau Grilling will both be housed in a luxury apartment building in Canary Wharf, with the former being a ground-floor site serving Cantonese classics made using British seafood ingredients. There will also be a large outdoor terrace overlooking the dock. 

£30 - £49
Chinese
Folie

Folie

37 Golden Square, Soho, Soho, London, W1F9LB

OPENS NOVEMBER 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
Daffodil Mulligan

Daffodil Mulligan

70-74 City Road, Shoreditch, London, EC1Y 2BJ

OPENS 12 NOVEMBER 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
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
Davies & Brook

Davies & Brook

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

OPENS NOVEMBER 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
NoMad London

NoMad London

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

OPENS SUMMER 2020

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. 

Lina Stores - King

Lina Stores - King's Cross

20 Stable Street , King's Cross, London, N1C 4DR

OPENS 15 NOVEMBER 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
The Yard at Great Scotland Yard

The Yard at Great Scotland Yard

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

OPENS 3 DECEMBER 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
M Canary Wharf

M Canary Wharf

Newfoundland development, Westferry Road, London, E14 4JB

OPENS 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
14 Hills

14 Hills

120 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA

OPENS 11 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
Madera at Treehouse London

Madera at Treehouse London

14-15 Langham Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 2QS

OPENS 4 NOVEMBER 2019

The younger sibling of LA-based Mexican restaurant Toca Madera is the newest rooftop restaurant and bar to land in London, taking up residence at the former Saint George's Hotel on Langham Place. Visitors can look forward to modern Mexican fare and panoramic views of London.

Mexican