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Nov
Ahi Poké - EC2R
International
  London
Opening Nov 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).
Homeslice - EC4N
Pizza
  London
Opening Nov 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 Nov 2017
A sibling to the “cramped” but “cool” Soho Japanese “famous for udon noodles” opening in Bloomberg's new City HQ this autumn.
Darcie Green - W2
Australian
  London
Opening 23 Nov 2017
Two barges (Darcie, with 45 covers, and sister 'drinking' boat May Green) that once transported visitors to the London Olympics, have been given a colourful makeover by Sir Peter Blake (of Yellow Submarine album cover fame) and will now serve Paddington commuters and locals with Australasian staples from early morning. The boats are part of the Daisy Green collection of restaurants.
Del 74 Dalston - E8
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Opening 24 Nov 2017
Clapton's trendy taqueria branches out for a second time in 2017 (there's also a cantina in Hackney's Mare Street) with a restaurant in Dalston. The new site features an extended menu including brunch and sharing mezcal bottles.
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.
Wahaca Test Kitchen - EC2A
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Opening 27 Nov 2017
There's definitely a new 'thing' in town - and it's a test kitchen. Following in the footsteps of concepts like pop-ups and guest chefs, the more innovative chains are getting in on the act by dedicating branches to test out new menu ideas on the eager public. It's genius - after all, if a dish 'doesn't work', it was only ever a trial anyway, and diners get the X-Factor style satisfaction of voting a dish into obscurity. Wahaca's test kitchen opens in Shoreditch and will feature some of their classic dishes and drinks alongside the new ones.
Broadleaf - EC2
British, Modern
  London
Opening 27 Nov 2017
From pub and restaurant group ETM (The Botanist, The Jugged Hare et al) comes a new City bar and restaurant in the shadow of Tower 42. The huge, 200-cover venue features a ground floor bar, first floor lounge and al-fresco terrace.
Cojean - W1J
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 27 Nov 2017
A second outpost of this Parisian healthy fast food chain opens in Mayfair. There is already a branch near St Paul's in the City.
Duddell's - SE1
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
Opening 28 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.
Sophie's Steakhouse - W1D
Steaks & grills
  London
Opening 28 Nov 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.
Yen - WC2R
Japanese
  London
Opening 28 Nov 2017
From the St Germain de Prés area of Paris, this soba specialist is opening its first London restaurant just off the Strand. Expect traditional Japanese noodles, tempura and a sushi counter.
Feast Bar & Kitchen - W12
International
  London
Opening 29 Nov 2017
Before Hammersmith's Feast Canteen has even opened its doors, the company behind it has announced another venture, in the former BBC behemoth at White City. 350 seats will be served by a bar and two independent street food kiosks, kicking off with Morty & Bob's (grilled cheese toasties and Bloody Marys) and Del 74 (tacos).
Chilly Katz - W6
  London
Opening 29 Nov 2017
Chef Phil Harrison and fashion designer Vera Thordardottir, the team behind Goldhawk Road's 'Bears Ice Cream', launch a new Icelandic hot dog joint on Hammersmith's Lyric Square. A range of sauces and salads are available to dress up your dog, or keep it simple with onions, ketchup and mustard.
Butchies - EC2A
Chicken
  London
Opening 30 Nov 2017
Garrett and Emer FitzGerald launch their first permanent restaurant on the former site of Santo Remedio in Rivington Street, Shoreditch, serving premium fried chicken sandwiches to dine-in and takeaway.
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.
The Good Egg - W1B
Fusion
  London
Opening 30 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 Greyhound Cafe - W1T
Thai
  London
Opening 30 Nov 2017
A London outpost of this popular Thai cafe chain, which has more than a dozen branches across south east Asia, arrives in Fitzrovia. It is the first European site for the group.
Crocadon Farm - PL12
British, Modern
  Saltash
Opening Nov 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
Dean & DeLuca - W1
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 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 Nov 2017
Leandro Carreira (Viajante, Koya, Lyle's) will open this restaurant, with a culinary nod to his native Portugal, in November 2017.
Patty and Bun - BN1
Burgers, etc
  Brighton
Opening Nov 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.
Rola Wala - OX1
Indian
  Oxford
Opening Nov 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 November 2017.
Santa Maria - W1W
Pizza
  London
Opening Nov 2017
A central London branch for this growing mini-chain of pizzerias will open in late 2017.
Saucy - W1T
Italian
  London
Opening Nov 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 Nov 2017
High end Japanese food at affordable prices. In Mayfair's Shepherd Market?! That's the ethos behind this split level restaurant and sake bar from restaurateur Andrey Datsenko and his sister Anastasi.
The Folkestone Wine Company - CT20
French
  Folkestone
Opening Nov 2017
Chef and restaurateur David Hart, formerly of Frog And Scot in Deal and Sportsman at Seasalter, launches a wine bar, shop and restaurant in Folkestone, serving mostly French and Italian bottles as well as some local Kent wines (the majority of which will be available to take home at a “generous discount”).
Dec
The Coach Makers Arms - W1U
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Dec 2017
The fifth venue from Cubitt House (Thomas Cubitt, Grazing Goat etc) is a three floor, 140-year-old Marylebone pub with upstairs dining room and basement cocktail bar.
184 Green and Grill - W11
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Dec 2017
One of a growing number of 'flexitarian' restaurants (where plant based menu items are not merely an afterthought) arrives in London's spiritual home of healthy eating, Notting Hill. This all- day, neighbourhood restaurant and bar also specialises in wood-fire grilled fish and meat.
Indian Accent - W1S
Indian
  London
Opening 01 Dec 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.
Jack Solomons Club - W1D
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening 01 Dec 2017
A new Soho subterranean speakeasy bar in the basement of 41 Great Windmill Street serving an extensive list of cocktails alongside a menu of seafood-inspired bar snacks and small plates.
Roganic - W1U
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Dec 2017
Simon Rogan's 2011 pop-up returns to Marylebone this winter as a permanent fixture.
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.
The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie - GL50
British, Modern
  Cheltenham
Opening 01 Dec 2017
Yes, it's yet another Ivy Brasserie. Occupying Cheltenham's Grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda, the restaurant offers all-day dining with a menu of modern British dishes alongside Ivy classics.
The Ivy St Helen's Square - YO1
British, Modern
  York
Opening 01 Dec 2017
Caprice Holdings announces yet another site for its Ivy Brasserie brand, this time in York's St Helen's Square.
The Pie Room - WC1V
British, Traditional
  London
Opening 01 Dec 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.
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, will arrive in Covent Garden Market's Opera Terrace in late 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.
Dirty Bones - OX1
BBQ
  Oxford
Opening 04 Dec 2017
London's four-strong NYC-style BBQ chain is heading west, opening on the roof terrace of Westgate Oxford in early December.
Kazu - W1T
Japanese
  London
Opening 04 Dec 2017
With a head chef formerly of Chisou (Dham Kodituwakku), we'd expect 'contemporary Japanese' restaurant Kazu - opening in Fitzrovia in December - to be a serious contender.
Mee Market - W1D
Korean
  London
Opening 04 Dec 2017
Restaurateur Linda Lee (Koba, On The Bab) is opening a new Korean venture on a two-floor Soho site; with dine-in, takeaway and retail sections, it will be based on the table-and-market concept found in Seoul, South Korea.
Swingers - W1C
International
  London
Opening 04 Dec 2017
From the people that brought adults-only crazy golf to the City (The Institute of Competitive Socialising), a new branch of Swingers, occupying the 20,000 sq ft site that was previously BHS' Oxford Street flagship; apparently it will look like a British seaside resort inside, and be packed with street food vendors and bars. No word yet on which brands will be appearing - we'll update you as we know.
The Blue Posts - W1D
International
  London
Opening 05 Dec 2017
Zoë and Layo Paskin – owners of smash-hits The Palomar and The Barbary – have taken-over this Grade-II listed, 275-year-old Chinatown pub. The ground floor will remain a pub while the first floor becomes The Mulwray cocktail bar. A kitchen counter with just 11-covers (Evelyn's Table) will serve a modern European menu in the basement beer cellar.
Granary Square Brasserie - N1C
British, Modern
  London
Opening 06 Dec 2017
On the former site of Bruno Loubet's Grain Store (RIP), a new restaurant brand from the ever-expanding Ivy Collection. The huge (250-cover) venue on Granary Square, King's Cross, boasts a dining room, lounge, bar and an al-fresco dining terrace overlooking Regent's Canal.
Harry’s Dolce Vita - SW3
Italian
  London
Opening 06 Dec 2017
Named (partially) after Harry’s Bar in Mayfair, this Italian restaurant and bar from Caprice Holdings will bring a slice of la dolce vita to the heart of Knightsbridge. A menu of antipasti and pasta classics is overseen by chef director Diego Cardoso.
Nuala - EC1
BBQ
  London
Opening 07 Dec 2017
The pedigree at this City-fringe bistro (opening December 2017) is pretty impressive: owner Niall Davidson has worked at Chiltern Firehouse and St John Bread and Wine, chef Colin McSherry hails from The Fat Duck, and Honey Spencer, previously at Noma Mexico, will be in charge of the wine. Expect open flames and grilled flesh.
Claw Carnaby - W1B
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening Dec 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.
Din Tai Fung - W1A
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
Opening 31 Dec 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.
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.
Are Friends Electric - M2
British, Modern
  Manchester
Opening Dec 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.
Avobar - WC2E
Vegetarian
  London
Opening Dec 2017
Just when you thought the single concept restaurant had reached its peak, along comes an all-avocado offering, launching in Covent Garden in late-2017.
Barbecoa, Nova - SW1
Steaks & grills
  London
Opening Dec 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.
Bone Daddies, Nova - SW1
Japanese
  London
Opening Dec 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.
by Chloe - WC2B
Vegetarian
  London
Opening Dec 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.
Gezellig - W1U
International
  London
Opening Dec 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.
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.
Parker's Tavern - CB1
British, Modern
  Cambridge
Opening Dec 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.
Sabor - W1B
Spanish
  London
Opening Dec 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.
The Man Who Fell to Earth - M2
British, Modern
  Manchester
Opening Dec 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.
The Palm at Deane - SN8
Pan-Asian
  Basingstoke
Opening Dec 2017
From the restaurateurs behind Winchester's pan-Asian restaurants Palm Pan Asia, The Shapla and Gandhi, comes a new venture.
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
Before Hammersmith's Feast Canteen has even opened its doors, the company behind it has announced its next venture, in the former BBC behemoth at White City. 350 seats will be served by a bar and two independent street food kiosks, kicking off with Montys (grilled cheese toasties and Bloody Marys) and Del 74 (tacos).
Burr & Co. - WC1B
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening Jan 2018
Within the new 334-room Principal London hotel – occupying the former Hotel Russell, a dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square – a coffeehouse by day, wine bar by night offering. The hotel, opening in early-2018, will also boast neighbourhood restaurant Neptune, Fitz's cocktail bar and Palm Court afternoon tea parlour.
Dishoom - M3
Indian
  Manchester
Opening Jan 2018
This growing group of Indian cafés will be the fourth dining venue to open in Manchester Hall, a Grade II listed building in the Spinningfields area of Manchester. It will open alongside Masons Restaurant Bar, pan-Asian restaurant Fable and Leeds-based Basque-inspired Pintura.
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.
Neptune - WC1B
British, Modern
  London
Opening Jan 2018
Within the new 334-room Principal London hotel – occupying the former Hotel Russell, a dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square – a neighbourhood restaurant created in partnership with Brett Redman (Elliot's, The Richmond), and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow, aiming to create a ‘Bloomsbury Salon’ for the 21st century. The hotel, opening in early-2018, will also boast afternoon tea parlour Palm Court, Fitz's cocktail bar and Burr & Co coffeehouse.
Palm Court - WC1B
Afternoon tea
  London
Opening Jan 2018
Within the new 334-room Principal London hotel – occupying the former Hotel Russell, a dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square – an afternoon tea parlour in the grand, restored ballroom. The hotel, opening in early-2018, will also boast neighbourhood restaurant Neptune, Fitz's cocktail bar and Burr & Co coffeehouse.
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.
The Ivy Castle View - GU1
British, Modern
  Guildford
Opening Jan 2018
Guildford's branch of the ever-expanding Ivy Brasserie brand is expected to open in early 2018.
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.
Kudu - SE15
South African
  London
Opening 08 Jan 2018
South African influences will feature at this Peckham neighbourhood bistro (named after a species of antelope) opening in early 2018. The couple running it have a promising pedigree - Patrick Williams worked at The Manor and Paradise Garage, and Amy Corbin's father Chris should be able to provide the odd bit of advice on the London restaurant scene..
Bob Bob Cité - EC3
British, Modern
  London
Opening 15 Jan 2018
Scully - SW1Y
British, Modern
  London
Opening Jan 2018
The first solo venture from former Nopi (of the Ottlenghi stable) head chef Ramael Scully. It is expected to open in the growing restaurant hub of St James's Market in early 2018. Scully plans to use seasonal British produce alongside herbs and spices that reflect his heritage – which is Chinese/Indian/Irish/Balinese!
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.
Prosecco House - SE1
Italian
  London
Opening 01 Feb 2018
A bar dedicated to serving prosecco by the glass and bottle, to sip in or takeaway, as well as small selection of cocktails and cicchetti in the form of Italian cured meats and cheeses. Fizz fanatics will be excited to hear the bar will stock exclusive bottles from family-owned vineyards found nowhere else in London.
The Truscott Arms - W9
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Feb 2018
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. It will re-open in March 2018, with the new name Hero of Maida.
The Pantechnicon - SW1
British, Modern
  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
Linthwaite House - LA23
British, Modern
  Windermere
Opening 01 Mar 2018
Andrew Wong (TBC) - EC4N
Chinese
  London
Opening Mar 2018
An as yet unnamed venture from chef Andrew Wong (of Pimlico's A Wong) is slated to open at Bloomberg's new European HQ in the City next spring. It will sit alongside 10 other restaurants (including Koya, Caravan and Vinoteca) in the new Bloomberg Arcade.
Brigadiers - EC2R
Indian
  London
Opening Mar 2018
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.
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.
The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie - CB2
British, Modern
  Cambridge
Opening Mar 2018
Another 'accessible all-day dining' brasserie offering from The Ivy stable is slated to open in central Cambridge in spring 2018. The dusk till dawn restaurant will serve breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
Ichiba - W12
Pan-Asian
  London
Opening 05 Mar 2018
West London - more specifically, Westfield - will become home to Europe's largest Asian food hall when Ichiba opens in March 2018. From the people behind Japan Centre, Ichiba will boast 200 seats and multiple food stations, including a Japanese bakery, plus a sake bar and Asian supermarket.
Apr
Ekte Nordic Kitchen - EC4N
Scandinavian
  London
Opening 01 Apr 2018
A new venture from Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen (of the City's 1 Lombard Street) offering Nordic-inspired cooking, smørrebrød sandwiches and Scandinavian pastries. It is slated to open in April 2018 at Bloomberg HQ's new City dining hub Bloomberg Arcade.
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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