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Sep
Canova Hall - SW9
Italian
  London
Opening 23 Sep 2017
From hippest Hackney to bustling Brixton, the Albion & East Group definitely know their audience. After opening Martello Hall in Mare Street serving wood fired pizza and gin distilled on-site in January, a second site arrives in Brixton in September.
Villa Mama - SW3
Middle Eastern
  London
Opening 25 Sep 2017
This London outpost of an already successful venture in the Saar district of Bahrain, hopes to bring a taste of traditional Bahraini cooking to Chelsea. There's an al-fresco dining terrace from which to enjoy their homemade yogurt, flatbreads and mezzeh.
Din Tai Fung - W1A
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
Opening 27 Sep 2017
Since opening in Taipei in 1972 to make ends meet when the retail oil prices plummeted, this soup dumpling and noodle shop has gone global, and is arriving in the UK this summer - exact time and place to be confirmed.
La Fromagerie Bloomsbury - WC1N
International
  London
Opening 27 Sep 2017
Highbury's legendary Fromagerie has already spawned a sibling cafe, and now there's to be another, in Bloomsbury, from summer 2017
MAM - W11
Vietnamese
  London
Opening 29 Sep 2017
Colin Tu, owner of Salvation in Noodles, is bringing a Vietnemese BBQ restaurant to London, inspired by the street food stalls found all over Vietnam; expect skewers cooked on a robata grill, pho and the popular fish sauce chicken wings. MAM is pronounced "mum" and means fermentation in Vietnamese.
Butterscotch Bakery - W12
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 29 Sep 2017
Bea Vo, the Virginia-born driving force behind Stax, Boondocks and Famous Flames is launching this bakery in Summer 2017, in the former BBC White City development; expect American sweet goods such as layer cakes, pies, cobblers, brownies and cupcakes. If you can't wait, it's already available to buy online.
Powderkeg - SW11
Spanish
  London
Opening 29 Sep 2017
The folks behind Clapham's WC Wine & Charcuterie and Joe Public Pizza relaunch Powder Keg Diplomacy as Powderkeg in Battersea with a new Spanish and Italian-influenced menu from former Opera Tavern chef Ben Mulock.
Are Friends Electric - M2
British, Modern
  Manchester
Opening 30 Sep 2017
Chef Micheal O'Hare (of Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds, fame) has teamed up with footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to open this restaurant (one of three they are planning together), on the rooftop of the former Stock Exchange building that they are converting into a boutique hotel. See also the Man Who Fell to Earth.
Parker's Tavern - CB1
British, Modern
  Cambridge (Central and South)
Opening 30 Sep 2017
Parker’s Tavern will be the destination restaurant in the revamped University Arms Hotel overlooking Parker’s Piece; chef Tristan Welch (previously head chef at Pétrus, he also relaunched Launceston Place then worked on Mustique) will be heading up the kitchen, representing a return to his East Anglian roots.
Sophie's Steakhouse - W1D
Steaks & grills
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
A Soho branch of Sophie's Steakhouse opens in November 2017; housed in the former Moulin cinema, the venue will also feature a late-night cocktail bar.
Indian Streatery - B2
Indian
  Birmingham
Opening 30 Sep 2017
On the original site of Adam's (it moved to Waterloo St last year), an Indian street food restaurant offering grab-and-go grub by day and dining and cocktails by night. Its founders have already made a name for themselves in the city as Indian Rasoi with a number of street food events and pop-ups across Birmingham.
Olle - W1D
Korean
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
A Korean BBQ joint from restaurateur Charles Seo where diners get to cook the meat at their table. Spread over two floors on the Chinatown side of Shaftesbury Avenue, the restaurant vaunts an upstairs dining room, shared table downstairs and private dining rooms.
Pufferfish - W8
Pan-Asian
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
A restaurant in a nightclub? Always a dubious combination. However this is the sister club to Mayfair's Mahiki – domain of celebs, young royals and most of the Made in Chelsea crowd – so perhaps its 'luxury pan-Asian cuisine' will show some star quality? Expect sushi, raw bar delicacies, tropical cocktails and bottomless brunch at weekends.
Saucy - W1T
Italian
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
Fresh pasta is made daily at this little Italian eat-in/take-away bar on Tottenham Court Road, brought to us by an Irish chef and her British business partner. Like Borough Market's pasta bar Padella there will be no bookings, so expect to queue at peak times.
TAKA - W1J
Japanese
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
High end Japanese food at affordable prices. In Mayfair's Shepherd's Market?! That's the ethos behind this split level restaurant and sake bar from restaurateur Andrey Datsenko and his sister Anastasi.
The Truscott Arms - W9
British, Modern
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
This Maida Vale gastropub is back with a bang as Henry Harris (formerly of Knightbridge's Racine, RIP) takes over the kitchen. It closed in August last year after a lengthy legal battle over rent increases.
Toast - WA14
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  Altrincham
Opening 30 Sep 2017
The best thing since sliced bread? This Altrincham café will serve toast in all its varieties – from classic baked beans on toast to sesame chilli prawn toasts and even dessert on toast. Founded by Justin Orange (twin brother of Take That's Jason) and chef Ed Carr, who previously worked alongside Mary-Ellen Mctague at Aumbry after they met at The Fat Duck.
Yamabahçe - W1U
Turkish
  London
Opening 30 Sep 2017
Another Turkish pide (flatbread) offering from restaurateur Alan Yau, similar to his Soho venture Babaji Pide which was initially well-rated in our 2016 guide but has since seen its ratings slide a bit.
Ahi Poké - EC2R
International
  London
Opening Sep 2017
A third branch of this chain of casual Hawaiian joints opens in Bloomberg's new City HQ, catering to London’s latest food craving: poké (raw fish).
Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini - EH8
Scottish
  Edinburgh
Opening Sep 2017
Former chef director at Martin Wishart’s Honours brasserie, Paul Tamburrini steps out of his boss's shadow to launch his first standalone venture at the Macdonald Holyrood hotel in Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The menu will fuse classic French techniques with Scottish produce.
Bleecker Burger - EC4N
Burgers, etc
  London
Opening Sep 2017
A third site for the purveyors of “the best burger in London, if not the UK and/or the world!”. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
Bone Daddies, Nova - SW1
Japanese
  London
Opening Sep 2017
Bringing some street cred to Victoria's new residential and restaurant development, Nova, is Ross Shonhan (the daddy of Bone Daddies). He plans to open a ramen bar serving noodles, filled buns and a take on Osaka-style Okonomiyaki. It sounds like it could be Shonhan’s largest venue to date with two floors and outside space.
Brigadiers - EC2R
Indian
  London
Opening Sep 2017
JKS Restaurants (AKA the Sethi siblings), the founders of Gymkhana and Hoppers, are behind this Indian BBQ restaurant inspired by traditional Indian Army mess halls. It is slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
Caravan - EC2R
British, Modern
  London
Opening Sep 2017
A City outpost of this small chain of bustling haunts with eclectic menus and “phenomenal” coffee. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
Fiume - SW8
Italian
  London
Opening Sep 2017
Hot on the heels of opening Radici, Francesco Mazzei and D&D London have announced another collaboration, Fiume, which will open in the revamped Battersea Power Station site in autumn 2017.
Homeslice - EC4N
Pizza
  London
Opening Sep 2017
This growing group of perpetually “rammed” pizza-by-the-slice parlours adds a City branch. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
Koya - EC2R
Japanese
  London
Opening Sep 2017
A sibling to the “cramped” but “cool” Soho Japanese “famous for udon noodles” opening in Bloomberg's new City HQ this autumn.
Sabor - W1B
Spanish
  London
Opening Sep 2017
Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, who met working at Barrafina, have finally announced the name of their new venture: Sabor, unsurprisingly a Spanish restaurant, with additional bar and asador (wood-fired oven), will open in Heddon Street this autumn. The ground-floor will feature a fresh seafood counter and an open kitchen producing regional dishes from across Spain, while the upstairs restaurant will focus on the cuisine of Galicia and Castile.
Vinoteca - EC2R
British, Modern
  London
Opening Sep 2017
This small chain of “appealing” modern wine bars adds another branch. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
Oct
Gezellig - W1U
International
  London
Opening 01 Oct 2017
After a successful residency at Carousel, the trio behind Gezellig are looking for their own site in London for their unique offering of 'creative comfort food' - watch this space for more details.
The Coal Shed - SE1
Steaks & grills
  London
Opening 01 Oct 2017
Overlooking the recently completed public piazza at the centre of the new One Tower Bridge development, Brighton's favourite steak joint is heading up to the Smoke in autumn 2017.
Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford - OX1
Indian
  Oxford
Opening 01 Oct 2017
The Cinnamon Collection (Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen et al) opens its first venture outside of the Big Smoke at Oxford's city centre Westgate mall. The site vaunts a rooftop terrace for al-fresco dining as well as a cocktail bar, private pagoda and an ice block centrepiece in the dining room serving seafood and ceviche.
Doughnut Time - W1D
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 01 Oct 2017
The first London branch of a popular Aussie chain of doughnut shops arrives in Shaftesbury Avenue, serving calorific treats with colourful names - e.g. the Donutella Versace, Pump Up the Jam and the Melon Degeneres - with vegan and gluten free options.
by Chloe - WC2B
Vegetarian
  London
Opening Oct 2017
The first overseas site from this American, plant-based restaurant brand arrives in Covent Garden. Its London flagship (a roll-out no doubt is on its way) will seat 70 and offers a grab and go service too.
Noizé - W1T
French
  London
Opening Oct 2017
On the former site of Ollie Dabbous's “loft-style”, industrial-chic restaurant, Dabbous, comes a rustic French bistro (quite a departure!) from former co-owner and manager of Pied à Terre, Mathieu Germond. David Moore has advised on the project.
Pastaio - W1F
Italian
  London
Opening Oct 2017
The latest venture from chef/restaurateur Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Craft, Palatino), a freshly made pasta spot, on the former site of Alan Yau's Cha Cha Moon in Soho's Kingly Court.
Patty and Bun - BN1
Burgers, etc
  Brighton
Opening Oct 2017
One of capital's favourite patty purveyors, this small but growing group of burger bars has chosen Brighton as the location for its first non-London site. The restaurant will open in The Lanes later this year (date still TBA). Patty & Bun joins MEATliquor which also boasts a Brighton branch and Honest Burgers are on the lookout for a site in London-on-Sea.
Pentonbridge Inn - CA6
British, Modern
  Penton
Opening Oct 2017
An ambitious new venture in the wilds of Cumbria from husband-and-wife team Jake and Cassie White – formerly head chef and pastry chef at Marcus Wareing's eponymous London restaurant Marcus, The Berkeley. The pair have taken over the old Bridge Inn pub, which will reopen later this year after major refurbishment with a 45-cover dining room serving five or seven course tasting menus, plus rooms and a nearby kitchen garden providing much of the fare.
Southam Street - W10
Japanese
  London
Opening Oct 2017
Luca Longobardi and Chris Denney, co-founders of Notting-Hill's 108 Garage, launch a second venture on the former site of Victorian boozer West Thirty Six (RIP). The sprawling building covers three storeys with a Japanese robata grill on the ground floor, and a private BBQ area in the lower ground garden. The first floor Raw Bar serves Nikkei (a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines) while the second floor houses a private member’s champagne bar.
Crocadon Farm - PL12
  Saltash
Opening 02 Oct 2017
Dan Cox, previously head chef at Fera, has taken over this former sawmill and organic farm on the Devon/Cornwall border and will open a restaurant here soon
Rola Wala - OX1
Indian
  Oxford
Opening 02 Oct 2017
This street-food truck turned permanent venture (in Leeds and now London) has been confirmed as one of the food venues launching with the re-opening of Oxford's refurbished Westgate Centre in October 2017.
Gul and Sepoy - E1
Indian
  London
Opening 03 Oct 2017
The latest Indian restaurant from Harneet and Devina Baweja, the duo behind the flavoursome Gunpowder and Madame D's (also located on Commercial Street), arrives in the City.
Rambla - W1D
  London
Opening 04 Oct 2017
Encant chef-patron Victor Garvey has secured this site for a second Catalan restaurant in the capital, due to open on October 4.
Killer Tomato - W11
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Opening 06 Oct 2017
A second branch of west London's quirky Mexican street food joint is in the pipeline for autumn 2017.
Breddos Tacos - EC1M
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Opening 07 Oct 2017
On the former site of Brad MacDonald's BBQ joint Shotgun (RIP) in Soho's Kingly Street comes a second outpost of this mega-popular taqueria. Breddos, which started life as a street food vendor, opened its first permanent restaurant in Clerkenwell last year.
St John at The Bridge Theatre - SE1
British, Modern
  London
Opening 09 Oct 2017
London's newest theatre - The Bridge, opening in October 2017 - will not only boast seats for 900 people, but what will arguably the finest interval snacks around - thanks to a partnership with St John. The foyer cafe will be open to the public, too, from breakfast to post-theatre, serving up goodies from St John's bakery, and offering a selection from their impressive wine list.
Yamagoya - SE1
Japanese
  London
Opening 09 Oct 2017
Following several months of pop-ups and a successful residency on Shaftsbury Avenue, this traditional ramen bar takes up its first permanent London home on Southwark's restaurant row The Cut. Alongside noodles diners can find the restaurant's 'raindrop cake' - a completely clear dessert in the shape of a water droplet.
Inigo - W1D
Japanese
  London
Opening 11 Oct 2017
A new grab and go kiosk created by Australian entrepreneur Jeremy Bliss and Charlie Hall, of CODE Hospitality, bringing the Japanese-inspired sushi hand roll to the streets of Soho.
The Ivy Bath Brasserie - BA1
British, Traditional
  Bath
Opening 11 Oct 2017
The Ivy's 'accessible all-day dining' formula is popping up brasseries in all of England's most picturesque towns and cities, and now it's Bath's turn. Opening in Autumn 2017 in the heart of the city, this spot will feature a large outdoor terrace and a private dining room. Planning applications have also been lodged for sites in Exeter, Harrogate, Cheltenham and Manchester as of June 2017.
The Square - W1
French
  London
Opening 15 Oct 2017
Smoking Goat - E1
Thai
  London
Opening 16 Oct 2017
'Smoking Goat 2.0' will open in Shoreditch in mid-October. The PR info (well, a lengthy Insta-post) says that, while the new place will be bigger, the menu will focus on serving just a couple of signature Thai dishes each day, to maintain quality and value.
Wreckfish - L1
British, Modern
  Liverpool city centre
Opening 23 Oct 2017
After the UK's largest restaurant crowdfund (over £200,000 raised in just 28 days), Gary Usher - of Burnt Truffle, Sticky Walnut and Hispi - will be opening this new Liverpool bistro in October 2017. An astonishing start to what promises to be another successful venture from Usher; a fundraising launch-night meal from Tom Kerridge sold out in 15 minutes.
Megan's by the Green - SW6
British, Modern
  London
Opening 29 Oct 2017
One of Fulham's fave brunching spots, Megan's Deli on the King's Road, opens a Parsons Green outpost just opposite the tube station. Expect all-day brunch fare (with bottomless prosecco options at weekends) alongside sourdough pizzas and 'deconstructed pan kebabs' (whatever those may be!).
Claw - W1B
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening 30 Oct 2017
The sustainable seafood pop-up, food truck and City takeaway outlet finally opens a permanent, eat-in site in late 2017, after securing a site in Carnaby's Kingly Street.
Indian Accent - W1S
Indian
  London
Opening 31 Oct 2017
On the former site of Chor Bizarre (and from the same owner, Old World Hospitality) a nouvelle Indian restaurant with sibling venues in New York and New Delhi. The New Delhi original is on the World's 50 Best List.
The Pie Room - WC1V
British, Traditional
  London
Opening 31 Oct 2017
As the name suggests this venture is all about pies. Enjoy Calum Franklin's pastry perfection in the Holborn Dining Room's splendid surroundings, or take it away from the dedicated pie hatch.
Barbecoa, Nova - SW1
Steaks & grills
  London
Opening Oct 2017
Jamie O’s temple for meat-lovers, where prices are often “shocking”, has secured a site at Victoria's new Nova development, as well as a massive 300-cover Piccadilly sibling in 2017.
The Drunken Butler - EC1R
French
  London
Opening Oct 2017
French cuisine with Persian and Korean influences? That's what's on offer at this Clerkenwell restaurant, the first solo effort from chef Yuma Hashemi (previously of The Chancery). Expect coffee and pastries in the morning, and sharing plates by day and night, with a focus on ferments, pickles, salting and smoking.
The Man Who Fell to Earth - M2
British, Modern
  Manchester
Opening Oct 2017
Chef Micheal O'Hare (of Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds, fame) has teamed up with footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs to open this restaurant (one of three they are planning together) in the former Stock Exchange building, which they will re-open as a boutique hotel in 2017. It will be a 'Parisian ballroom-style' affair. See also Are Friends Electric, the rooftop restaurant.
Nov
The Good Egg - W1B
Fusion
  London
Opening 01 Nov 2017
The chef's behind Stokey's mega popular brunch spot The Good Egg (just check out that weekend perma-queue) bring their unique mix of Middle Eastern cooking and spicing with British ingredients to Soho's Kingly Court. The follow-up draws on the distinctive Jewish café-culture of Montreal and Tel-Aviv's vibrant street-food scene for an all-day restaurant, bakery and bar.
The Listing - EC4R
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Nov 2017
A second 2017 opening for Drake & Morgan, who bought Corney & Barrow Wine Bars in 2016.
Duddell's - SE1
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
Opening Nov 2017
Hong Kong comes to London this autumn when this authentic Cantonese / dim sum chain (with 10 sites across HK) opens its first UK branch, in St Thomas Church in London Bridge. Chef Daren Liew was, until recently, executive sous chef with the Hakkasan Group.
Dean & DeLuca - W1
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 06 Nov 2017
In the former heart-of-Mayfair premises of Allen’s the Butchers, this most chichi (end expensive!) of NYC lifestyle brands (a global business now, of which a chunk is still held by founder Giorgio DeLuca, who opened his first SoHo store in 1977) aims to storm the capital in November 2017. So many US brands founder on over-pricing when they hit London – perhaps having a British chairman (Charles Finch) will help them judge the market better than some of their peers.
Londrino - SE1
Portuguese
  London
Opening 06 Nov 2017
Leandro Carreira (Viajante, Koya, Lyle's) will open this restaurant, with a culinary nod to his native Portugal, in November 2017.
Santa Maria - W1W
  London
Opening 06 Nov 2017
A central London branch for this growing mini-chain of pizzerias will open in late 2017.
Santa Maria (Group) -
Pizza
  GROUP
Opening 06 Nov 2017
A central London branch for this growing mini-chain of pizzerias will open in late 2017.
Dishoom - W8
Indian
  London
Opening 27 Nov 2017
Dishoom's popular 'Bombay Cafe' formula is arriving 'out West' in late 2017, when they open a new (and very big) branch in Barker's Arcade off Kensington High Street.
Hovarda - W1D
Turkish
  London
Opening 30 Nov 2017
Hovarda, a Greek and Turkish grill venture focused on dishes (particularly seafood) originating from the Aegean coast, will open in Soho in November; the third restaurant from the owners of Frescobaldi and Yosma.
Dec
The Ivy Café - SE3
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Dec 2017
The fifth café-style spin-off of Richard Caring's Ivy brand is slated to open in Blackheath towards the end of the year. There are already sites in Marylebone, Wimbledon, St John's Wood and most recently, Richmond. Thirty Ivy-inspired restaurants are expected to open nationwide by the end of 2018.
Gökyüzü - E17
Turkish
  London
Opening 01 Dec 2017
A third outpost of this high quality Turkish grill group is set to open on the former site of BHS in Walthamstow's Mall shopping centre. The Green Lanes original has long found favour among our reporters for its “quality of barbecued meat”, “beautiful succulent sharing platters” and “good value” fare.
Bluebird Café - W12
British, Modern
  London
Opening Dec 2017
D&D London are rolling out the Bluebird Café concept with this first sibling in the former Television Centre at White City, due to open later in 2017. An outdoor terrace and deli will feature.
Mare Street Market - E8
British, Modern
  London
Opening Dec 2017
Chef Nuno Mendes teams up with Barworks to launch a new neighbourhood venue in Hackney's Keltan House, incorporating a bar, restaurant, deli and café.
Röski - L1
British, Modern
  Liverpool
Opening Dec 2017
Former Treby Arms exec chef Anton Piotrowski secures a site in Liverpool with plans to open a 35-cover restaurant in late 2017. The premises will undergo a £150,000 refurb with £50,000 coming from a crowd-funding campaign. The venture will serve seasonal British tasting menus with a nod to Piotrowski's Polish roots.
Sushisamba - WC2
Japanese
  London
Opening Dec 2017
A second London outpost of this dazzling international chain, serving “heavenly” Japanese/South American fusion fare, has arrived in Covent Garden in early-2017 on the former site of Brasserie Blanc. The City original occupies the 39th floor of Heron Tower and incorporates one of the capital's best rooftop terraces.
Wright Brothers - SW11
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening Dec 2017
The Wright brothers are opening their fifth branch this summer, in the 'Circus West Village' section of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
In Paella - W1A
Spanish
  London
Opening 31 Dec 2017
Chef Quique Dacosta has been heavily awarded by the tyre men for his two restaurants in Spain (Quique Dacosta in Denia and El Poblet in Valencia), and is arriving in the UK soon with backing from the Iberica chain. The main offering will be paella (hence the name), and it will be anything but ordinary; date and location will be updated as we know them.
Jamie Oliver's Pub - N1
British, Modern
  London
Opening Dec 2017
Jamie's heading back to his roots. The redevelopment of an 1850s canalside office building will see new 'creative offices' for Jamie HQ, a restaurant and this, a traditional British boozer. Opening date TBC - early 2017.
Pickle & Toast - W1
  London
Opening Dec 2017
Soho recently witnessed the arrival of grilled cheese sandwich café Melt Room; now W1 is about to gain another venue on the junction of Wardour Street and Peter Street, specialising in sourdough bread, vintage cheddar and dill pickle. Open for Breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites "from dawn till dark"
Homeslice - W12
Pizza
  London
Opening Dec 2017
A fourth branch of Mark and Alan Wogan's Homeslice will open in the redeveloped Television Centre in 2017.
Jan
The Petersham - WC2E
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Jan 2018
The Boglione family, owners of Richmond's Petersham Nurseries, are venturing into central London this year, with an ambitious new development in Covent Garden, which will launch in two phases: the shop, delicatessen, florist and wine cellar will open in June, followed by two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia in January 2018, alongside two bars.
Feast Canteen - W6
International
  London
Opening 01 Jan 2018
A rotating roster of restaurants will take up residency at this modern food court in Hammersmith's Kings Mall, slated to open in January 2018. Diners can sit in, take away, or order out from Deliveroo from the likes of burger joint Patty & Bun, pho favourite Salvation in Noodles, and Breddos tacos.
Duckroad - SW8
British, Modern
  London
Opening Jan 2018
Sibling to Soho's Ducksoup and Hackney's Rawduck, this new opening has been confirmed as one of the first restaurants that will open in the Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station this summer.
Mamarosa - EC2
Italian
  London
Opening Jan 2018
A London version of Barcelona's celeb-magnet Italian restaurant is slated to open at the Shoreditch Village development next year. It will open adjacent to the citizenM boutique hotel just off Shoreditch High Street, the original is part of Barcelona's 5-star W hotel.
Shibui - W1
Japanese
  London
Opening Jan 2018
Former head chef at Hackney's “cramped-but-magical” Pidgin, Elizabeth Haigh, is behind this Japanese-influenced restaurant offering refined barbecue dishes with inventive flavour pairings.
VIVI - WC1A
British, Modern
  London
Opening Jan 2018
As part of the renovation of the entire, iconic Centre Point building, London restaurateurs rhubarb (Sky Garden, Saatchi Gallery, Royal Albert Hall) will open a 'new culinary destination' on the bridge link overlooking the new square. It was slated to open late-2017 but this has been pushed to early-2018.
Bob Bob Cité - EC3
British, Modern
  London
Opening 15 Jan 2018
The Pilgrm Hotel - W2
British, Modern
  London
Opening Jan 2018
A new 'pared-back' hotel designed for modern travellers will open in Paddington this summer. From a former Zetter Group partner and the founder of myhotels, this spot will have 73 rooms, a lounge bar and 30-cover dining room. And yes, we believe it IS spelled like that.
Feb
Jean-Christophe Novelli at City Quays - BT1
French
  Belfast
Opening 01 Feb 2018
Celebrity chef JC Novelli is adding his name to the hotel restaurant that will open in the Belfast City Quays regeneration in early 2018; the site will feature double-height windows with views across the river and a French-style brasserie menu.
The Pantechnicon - SW1
  London
Opening Feb 2018
Yet another Belgravia acquisition for the Cubitt House group as it agrees a deal with The Grosvenor Estate to let the Pantechnicon building; Barry Hirst and Stefan Turnbull will create a food and retail emporium in the Grade II listed property.
Mar
Chucs - SW1X
Italian
  London
Opening Mar 2018
What better way to contemplate Cartier or ruminate on Rolex than with a bowl of pasta and a glass of vino. Harrods Fine Watch department adds a Chucs restaurant as part of its refurb, slated to open spring 2018.
Apr
Wish Tower Restaurant - BN21
  Eastbourne
Opening Apr 2018
A £2m government-funded scheme to regenerate Eastbourne's shorefront after fire devastated its 146-year-old pier will include a £1.2m restaurant housed within the town's Wish Tower. Rick Stein's company was at one point rumoured to be favourite to head up the new venture, however a petition to award the restaurant contract to a local caterer was launched in July 2016.
Sep
Roux at Skindles - SL6
French
  Taplow
Opening Sep 2018
A brasserie-style restaurant from Michel and Alain Roux slated to open within a new residential complex in Taplow (on the former site of Skindles hotel) in 2018. The venture will be overseen by Alain Roux, chef-patron at nearby Bray's “absolutely impeccable” Waterside Inn.
Jan
The Wellington Hotel - WC2E
  London
Opening 01 Jan 2019
Robert de Niro is planning a third hotel (he already owns hotels in NYC and the Phillippines) for Covent Garden; it will no doubt have a restaurant (most likely with a 'name' chef), and be quite fabulous when it opens, which sadly isn't currently due until 2019.
Dining Room at Art'otel, Art'otel - SW8
  London
Opening Jan 2019
Amsterdam hotel group plans to open new hotel and rooftop dining space in London's iconic Battersea Power Station in 2019. A second hotel in Hoxton is expected to follow.

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