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Mar
Mar
Onodera - SW1Y
Japanese
  London
Rising from the ashes of Matsuri (RIP after 23 years on this site) comes Onodera, following a £2.5million renovation under the same owners. The new incarnation focuses on traditional Japanese cuisine, from sashimi and sushi to seafood grilled on the Robata. Chef Ryosuke Kishi will head up the 128-seat restaurant, which also has three private rooms and the opportunity for a chef's-table-style lunch or dinner.
Mar
The Kitchen at Chewton Glen - BH23
British, Modern
  New Forest
Chewton Glen, the luxury country house hotel tucked away in the New Forest, has opened a purpose-built cookery school. You can book here to eat, too - there's an informal dining space attached where you can watch the lessons and chefs at work. Expect more relaxed food than at the 'big house' - the menu lists wood-fired pizzas, burgers and superfood salads, as well as local seafood.
Mar
Mere - W1
International
  London
Long-time right hand woman of Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef: The Professionals judge, Monica Galetti, has opened her first solo restaurant alongside her sommelier husband David .
Mar
Brown & Bean - PL4
British, Modern
  Plymouth
Friends Ben McBean and Paul Brown, along with Anton Piotrowski (formerly behind The Treby Arms' rise to starry heights) have opened this new hang-out in an increasingly foodie area of Plymouth; expectations are high.
Mar
Moor Hall - L39
British, Modern
  Aughton
Simon Rogan's one-time right-hand man Mark Birchall (former exec chef at L'Enclume) sets out to open his own restaurant-with-rooms at this Grade-II listed Lancastrian gentry house. Opened 1 March 2017, with a later phase opening over the summer introducing a further informal dining space in a refurbished barn.
Mar
The Bach Hoxton - N1
  
a newly opened Kiwi inspired eatery, created & designed by New Zealander chef and Bach General Manager, Nikki Stewart. Our caféis East London’s answer to the healthy & gluten free conscious bruncher who likes to mix it up with the odd bit of naughty.
Mar
The Colton Arms - W14
  London
Returning after a long absence, rejuventated by Hippo Inns (husband and wife team Rupert and Jo Clevely, former owners of Geronmio Inns), this Barons Court pub opened in February.
Mar
The Pig & Whistle - HU17
  Beverley
Former Petrus chef James Allcock has quit the capital to open this small (25 cover) bistro in East Yorkshire. Not only that, but he hopes to introduce a new concept of dining to the area, serving only small plates of cured meats and cheeses, all day, seven days a week, in the hope that people will drop in before or after dining elsewhere. His involvement with the crowdfunded Burnt Truffle in Heswall suggests he knows exactly what will work.
Mar
Honi Poké - W1D
  London
A new walk-in poke (Hawaiian raw fish dish) bar - pick a protein-packed 'bowl' from the menu or create your own to enjoy London's latest foodie trend.
Feb
Franco Manca, Nova - SW1E
  London
These “amazingly yummy” sourdough pizza purveyors continue their London expansion apace with a site in Victoria's Nova development
Feb
Barbecoa Piccadilly - W1
Steaks & grills
  London
Feb
Maison Eric Kayser - W1
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
This artisan Parisian boulanger has opened its first site in London, with a bakery in Marylebone. Eric Kayser already has a global empire incorporating Paris, New York, Japan and Hong Kong.
Feb
Pique Nique - SE1
Chicken
  London
A proper, French rotisserie spot from the people who brought us Bermondsey's “genius” little Parisian bistro Casse-Croute. Just across the road from its sister restaurant, this 40-seater café revolves around chicken, specialising in designer breed Poulet de Bresse (which has appellation d'origine contrôlée status).
Feb
Rail House Café - SW1
British, Modern
  London
From Adam White (the man behind Fitzrovia's popular brunch spot Riding House Café and Village East in Bermondsey) comes a vast new café in Victoria's Nova development. The 330-cover venue is spread over two floors with a raised private dining room and outdoor seating area with al-fresco bar. It has opened alongside a plethora of other restaurants (Bone Daddies, Barbecoa, Aster from D&D London, Shake Shack and Jason Atherton's Hai Cenato).
Feb
Sourced Market - SW1H
  London
Of the 17 restaurants that will open in Victoria's Nova development over the next few months, Sourced Market can claim to be the first to have opened its doors. An 'artisan food and drink retailer' born out of a frustration with festival catering and a love of Borough Market, the restaurant and coffee bar brings the UK's finest food suppliers together.
Feb
Tuk Tuk - G2
Indian
  Glasgow
Sibling to Edinburgh's Indian street food joint.
Feb
Ferdi - W1J
  London
A London outpost for (equally tiny) Paris brasserie Ferdi, named for the son of owners Alicia and Jacques Fontanier. The Parisien original is known as a fashionista hang-out so, judging by the location, this place will soon be swarming with the rich and the beautiful too. Walk-ins only at lunch, but bookings will be taken (by text, of course) for dinner.
Feb
Patty and Bun - E8
  London
A seventh branch for the rapidly expanding east London burger chain.
Feb
Nanashi - EC2A
Japanese
  London
Newly opened in Shoreditch, an "environmentally conscious modern Japanese".
Feb
Food Store - WC2H
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
A new deli, juice bar and cafe in the streets near Leicester Square, offering a healthy, quick alternative to the usual suspects.
Feb
Chai Thali - NW1
Indian
  London
Now open in Camden, a new pan-Indian street food restaurant and cocktail bar; diners can pop in for a coffee or takeaway, too.
Feb
Nusa Kitchen - EC4V
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Feb
Il Pampero - SW1X
Italian
  London
Il Pampero, a new Italian restaurant with Claudio Covino (Novikov, Locanda Locatelli) as head chef, opened in The Hari Hotel this month.
Feb
LASSCO Bar & DIning - SE1
British, Modern
  London
From one overcrowded hipster market to another - bar manager Jerome Slesinski and chef James Knox Boothman worked together at The Royal Oak in Columbia Road's Flower Market, and now they have teamed up again to run the restaurant and bar at at LASSCO (London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company) Ropewalk warehouse, in the heart of Maltby St Market.
Feb
Bon Vivant - WC1N
  London
Charmaine Abomnes opened this new all-day French bistro in Bloomsbury on Valentine's Day, 14 February 2017, on the former site of Balfour. All the authentic French dishes, as well as newer traditions like bottomless brunch, are on offer.
Feb
Tapas Revolution - NE1
Spanish
  Newcastle Upon Tyne
A sixth branch for the growing UK tapas chain from Spanish TV chef Omar Allibhoy has opened in Eldon Square shopping centre
Feb
Shake Shack - SW1W
Burgers, etc
  London
Danny Meyer's American burger brand has opened its fifth UK site (fourth in London) alongside a slew of other restaurants (Bone Daddies, Barbecoa, Franco Manca, and Hai Cenato, an Italian venture from Jason Atherton) in Victoria's new Nova development.
Feb
The Ivy Soho Brasserie - W1F
  London
Another 'brasserie' concept from The Ivy group; this 200-cover restaurant, with private dining, bar and terrace on Broadwick Street, is part of the Great Portland Estates’ latest West End development, offers all-day dining, Monday to Sunday.
Feb
Hai Cenato - SW1
Italian
  London
The 'top spot' at Victoria's new Nova development, with over a dozen restaurants, goes to Jason Atherton's latest venture, in partnership with Paul Hood (chef at Atherton's Social Eating House). Hai Cenato (which translates as "Have you had dinner?" in Italian) is a 'New York-Italian' restaurant, and the site also plays home to a cocktail bar (The Drunken Oyster) and a 'dine-in, pit-stop' deli.
Feb
Bone Daddies - W1U
Japanese
  London
Feb
Lorne - SW1V
  London
Now open in Victoria, a modern British restaurant with an impressive pedigree. Peter Hall (food) and Katie Exton (wine) met working at The Square, and their previous employees include River Cafe, Chez Bruce, Brawn and Benu (in San Francisco). Should be one to watch
Feb
La Bonne Bouffe - SE22
  London
A new neighbourhood bistro for this up-and-coming area of East Dulwich.
Feb
Over Under - SW5
  London
A new community-focused cafe for Earl's Court. Owned by Kiwi Ed Barry, who draws inspiration from global cafe culture; in partnership with Brixton’s Assembly Coffee.
Feb
Farang - N5
Thai
  London
The Thai street food wok & BBQ favourite takes up a six-month residency at Highbury's San Daniele del Friuli from 3 February 2017.
Feb
Bar +Block - PO15
Steaks & grills
  Fareham
The third branch of Whitbread's new steakhouse diner chain now open in the Whiteley shopping centre near Fareham in February.
Feb
Pisqu - W1T
Peruvian
  London
Food from the Amazon and the Andes: this new Peruvian restaurant from Japanese-born Yuko Gil has opened on Rathbone Place, with Will Ortiz as head chef.
Feb
Nape - SE5
  London
A restaurant debut from Borough Market charcuterie operator Sean Cannon, Nape (named after the English name for coppa, a traditional cut of Italian salami) offers a deli, bottle shop and cured meat bar. Soft launch 9-12 February with 50% off food.
Feb
Bar + Block - B2
Steaks & grills
  Ladywood
A third branch for the steakhouse chain from Beefeater.
Feb
Hawksmoor - SE1
  London
The Hawksmoor brand opened its sixth London site in February 2017, in Borough Market - the very place that owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott credit for the inspiration, suppliers and produce of the original Hawksmoor. A restored Victorian hop warehouse over two floors will house Hawksmoor Borough.
Feb
The Other Naughty Piglet - SW1E
  London
Brixton's Naughty Piglets and Andrew Lloyd-Webber have joined forces to open this 'small plates' restaurant on the first floor of The Other Palace Theatre (formerly St James's Theatre) in Westminster.
Feb
Le Bun - E1
  London
This French-American burger diner (think Le Mac with truffle butter sauce) founded by Tim Talbot and Andy Taylor now has a permanent spot in Ely's Yard, part of the Truman Brewery; they also run a residency at Birthdays in Dalston.
Jan
Aster Restaurant - SW1E
British, Modern
  London
D&D adds to its already 30-strong restaurant empire by snapping up a 10,000 sq ft space in Victoria's new Nova development, comprising a café, bar, terrace, food shop and restaurant.
Jan
Baluchi, Lalit Hotel London - SE1
  London
The 180-year-old building by Tower Bridge that formerly housed St. Olave’s Grammar School is now open as The Lalit London, the first European opening from the Indian luxury boutique hotel chain. The organic restaurant, Baluchi, occupies the school assembly hall, and takes culinary inspiration from all regions of India; there's also a bar, naanery and an alfresco dining option. The Gallery serves English and Indian afternoon teas.
Jan
Rosa's - SW9
Thai
  London
This mushrooming chain of thai cafes swells its ranks with a new site in Brixton's Atlantic Road. The 74-cover restaurant, set over two floors.
Jan
Baluchi - SE1
  London
Baluchi, a pan-Indian restaurant, will open in late 2016 as part of The Lalit London, in the imposing Grade II listed building by Tower Bridge that was formerly occupied by Lambeth College. The hotel will be the first overseas opening for The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, whose portfolio comprises deluxe hotels across India.
Jan
Jules - SW15
British, Modern
  London
A new independent brasserie; Putney locals and visitors alike can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with cocktails and gourmet pizza a speciality.
Jan
Panetteria by Fucina - W1U
  London
New from the owners of Fucina, an artisan deli / organic Italian bakery / coffee shop.
Jan
La Dame de Pic London - EC3N
French
  London
Another top French chef has her eyes on London's fine dining scene: Anne-Sophie Pic, three-star chef from family's restaurant Maison Pic (est. 1889) in Valence, SE France, has teamed up with the Four Seasons group in their stunning new City hotel venture, which opens in Trinity Square on 26 January. The website tells us to expect dishes "rich in powerful and unexpected flavour combinations". (Another restaurant in the hotel, with Asian influences but as yet un-named, will open on May 1.)
Jan
Exmouth Market Grind - EC1R
  London
This expanding group of Melbourne-inspired cool coffee hang-outs takes it up a notch with this opening in Exmouth Market, which includes a 90-cover restaurant and bar.
Jan
Greenwood - SW1E
  London
Another new opening (alongside Aviary) for the ETM Group, this time in the Nova mega-development in Victoria. the PR info promises a split-level venue for 'one-stop-shop' for a great day out. There's a giant (five screens!) sports lounge upstairs, all-day dining on the ground floor, and even - possibly a first for us - an in-house barber and brow 'n' lashes bar for those 'just-can't-wait' grooming needs.
Jan
Palatino - EC1V
  London
Restaurateur of the moment, Stevie Parle (Clove Club, Luca, Dock Kitchen, Rotorino), opened his fifth London restaurant in January 2017, in Clerkenwell. Named for one of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, Palatino is an all-day restaurant celebrating the food of the city.
Jan
Lokhandwala - W1T
Indian
  London
A quiet new Fitzrovia opening, serving a variety of Indian small plates, with 'a healthy twist', we are told: if the range of vegan Ayurvedic shots and smoothies doesn't appeal, there's not only ‘The Hot House’ cocktail bar at the rear of the restaurant, but also a 'speakeasy' with an outside terrace on the first floor.
Jan
Bleeker Burger - SW1E
Burgers, etc
  London
A tiny (12 stools plus takeaway) but permanent outpost of Spitalifields' burger van Bleeker, now open in Victoria.
Jan
Miusan - NW1
  London
Chris Singam, owner of the Cottons Caribbean restaurants, opens this new Camden restaurant / nightspot on 20 January after a soft launch period. Muisan (which means 'temple' in Cantonese) is modelled on the opium dens of 1940s New York and Paris. Expect Pan-Asian food, cocktails and regular DJs.
Jan
Jan
Duck Duck Goose - SW9
  London
Cantonese street markets are the inspiration behind Duck Duck Goose, which is now open in Pop Brixton. The brainchild of Oli Brown, who worked at The Continental in Hong Kong, the menu features meaty street food staples, air-dried and roasted on-site, including duck, pork belly and goose.
Jan
Club Mexicana - E8
Mexican/TexMex
  London
This fun and friendly Mexican street food favourite (still trading at Kerb and Hawker House) now has a place to lay its sombrero: Pamela bar in Dalston, every evening. Oh, and the food is also 100% vegan.
Jan
Lao Cafe - WC2
  London
In another successful transition from pop-up to permanent, Lao Cafe (from the Rosa's Thai Cafe people) has landed in Covent Garden, following the popularity of its temporary home in Victoria last year.
Jan
Hawkyns - HP7
British, Traditional
  Amersham
This timber-framed Elizabethan coaching inn at the end of the Metropolitan Line is used to the limelight, having starred in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', but we suspect that having a Michelin-starred chef in the restaurant might surpass that; Atul Kochhar, of Tamarind and Benares, is opening Hawkyns there this month, with former head chef of Benares, Ross Bott, at the stoves. The 50-seat restaurant will present a twist on traditional British cuisine.
Jan
Ralph's Coffee & Bar - W1B
  London
Located next to the flagship retail store, this is fashion mogul Ralph Lauren's take on dining - a 36-seat cafe and bar inspired by the legendary Polo Bar in Manhattan. It opens for breakfast and closes in the early evening (but not so early you can't get a cocktail first!)
Jan
Maison Kayser - W1U
  London
Eric Kayser, 'artisan boulanger' of Paris (with over 100 bakeries across the city, New York and Hong Kong) has landed in London, appropriately in Baker Street, to introduce us to his sourdough bread, pastries and other delicacies, available to eat in or take away.
Jan
Plot - SW17
  London
Mark Kimber and Harry Smith open their first restaurant, Plot, in Tooting's Broadway Market showcasing the best of British. The 15-cover restaurant serves small plates from a menu created by head chef Giles Elstob. (ex Roux at Parliament Square) Expect queues....
Jan
Revolución de Cuba - G2
South American
  Blythswood Hill
With Taco Tuesday deals, two-for-one tapas on Sundays, Cuban rum cocktails and salsa classes, this new hang-out is bringing a taste of Latin America to Glasgow's Renfield Street.
Jan
Bala Baya - SE1
  London
The first stand-alone project from Israeli-born chef Eran Tibi (formerly of Ottolenghi, Made in Camden and Zest@JW3) aims to bring a flavour of Tel Aviv cafe culture to Southwark. Open from 9 January 2017, this spot features an open kitchen, bar and all-day cafe downstairs, with a finer dining restaurant upstairs.
Jan
Toms Kitchen - B1
  Ladywood
Bar and Deli, located in The Mailbox, in the heart of Birmingham city center.Serving "British favourites, comfort food classics & seasonal specials in a relaxed & informal brasserie setting". The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with menus created by Tom Aikens & brought to you by Head Chef Tom Wells & his team.
Jan
Firedog - W1T
  London
Firedog takes its name from the stone fire dogs that were used in the earliest form of grilled cooking found in Santorini, dating back to the 17th century BC. This Fitzrovia newcomer aims to recreate the cuisine, with a 'modern Aegean' twist.
Jan
Aviary - EC2A
  London
Jan
Smashburger - NE1
Burgers, etc
  Newcastle Upon Tyne
Milton Keynes, Brighton... Newcastle! The US burger chain - named for the grilling method of 'smashing' a meatball onto a hot,buttered grill - is rapidly moving in on our homegrown posh burger chains.
Jan
Kricket - W1
Indian
  London
Brixton's trendy Indian-fusion spot, set inside an old shipping container (part of POP Brixton), has opened its first bricks-and-mortar restaurant, in Soho.
Jan
Timmy Green - SW1
  London
All-day Australian restaurant and bar from Daisy Green founders - now open in the new Nova, Victoria development. Offering cocktails, brunch, small plates and steaks (Josper-grilled of course)
Jan
Oak N4 - N4
  London
New to Finsbury Park, and more a wine-shop-with-food than a restaurant or bar, but we thought it worth including. Wine tasters are provided with nibbles to accompany food, and larger, sharing plates of cheese, charcuterie, etc can be ordered. Raul Diaz, the wine expert from TV's Sunday Brunch, has helped with the bin selection, and will be running tasting events.
Jan
Louie Louie - SE17
  London
New from the owners of nearby Fowlds Cafe, and open as a result of a successful 2016 crowdfund, this all day cafe in Camberwell transforms (four nights a week) into a hip restaurant with guest chefs and DJ nights. The current chef, Oded Oren, hails from Tel Aviv, and brings a welcome touch of the Middle East to SE5.
Jan
Jugemu - W1D
  London
A diminutive 'Japanese tapas bar' in Soho; there are a few tables but the Top Tip is to sit up at the bar and watch chef Yuya Kikuchi (previously at Kirazu) in action.
Dec
The Oxford Blue - SL4
British, Modern
  Old Windsor
Former Clare Smyth protégé, Steven Ellis, has opened his own restaurant in Windsor, after 10 years spent in kitchens like Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, The Star Inn, Harome and Jamie O's Fifteen. The Oxford Blue dates back to the 1800’s. Originally two game keepers cottages, it was then converted into a traditional Inn and has served the local community ever since, in a number of different guises.
Dec
JAN - SW11
Middle Eastern
  London
A new Middle Eastern restaurant, in the streets nestled between Clapham and Wandsworth Commons, offering south Londoners a taste of the Caspian with influences from Iran and Turkey.
Dec
El Pastór - SE1
Mexican/TexMex
  London
From Barrafina bros Sam & Eddie Hart comes a new Mexican restaurant by Borough Market. The venue will primarily be a taqueria, specialising in spicy meat-laden and veggie tacos featuring corn tortillas made in-house. To drink there's mezcal, tequila, cocktails and Mexican beers.
Dec
Cinnamon Bazaar - WC2E
  London
The owners of The Cinnamon Club opened this all-day two-floor Indian restaurant on the former site of La Perla (RIP) in November 2016.
Dec
Hipchips - W1D
  London
And now for something completely, er, different: a crisp restaurant. Scott Davis and David Morris are opening Hipchips, offering freshly cooked gourmet crisps and dips in this Old Compton Street venue in November. They are using five heritage and vintage potato varieties to make crisps - including dessert options - that will be served on a conveyor belt.
Dec
Hawkers Bar & Brasserie - KT2
  London
A new bar and brasserie now open in Kingston.
Dec
Stark - CT10
  Broadstairs
Formerly head chef at West House in Biddenden, Ben Crittenden and his wife Sophie opened this diminutive (12 cover), modern European, prix-fixe restaurant in Broadstairs just before Christmas 2016.
Dec
Bundobust - M1
Indian
  Manchester City Centre
Sibling to the Leeds Bundobust, this refectory-style Indian veggie street food joint arrived in Manchester just before Christmas 2016. Craft beers and lunch deals complete the picture.
Dec
Rockfish - EX8
  Exmouth
Dec
Pilau - W1F
  London
A second branch already for newcomer and former pop-up Pilau (also in Goodge Street since early autumn), an Indian all-day cafe in a former Soho sex shop. Co-owner Ollie Norman has an impressive restaurant pedigree - his father Russell owns the Polpo empire.
Dec
Ceru - SW7
  London
This contemporary Levantine restaurant from Barry and Patricia Hilton opened in South Kensington on 8 December, serving dishes and drinks inspired by the flavours of the eastern Mediterranean coast. Fans of their three previous pop-ups will be happy about a permanent home for Ceru - breakfast and afternoon tea will be added incentives to visit.
Dec
Messapica - NW10
  London
New to Kensal Rise from the owners of nearby Ostuni, an all-day "café, deli, bombetteria and juice bar", named for a town in Puglia, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An Italian charcoal grill will be fired up each evening to produce 'bombetta' - bite-sized street food snacks - and stonebaked pizzas.
Dec
Breddos Tacos - EC1M
  London
The permanent site for Breddos Tacos; the all-day taqueria owned by Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney is now open (in partnership with The Hoxton Group, owners of Ennismore) in Clerkenwell, serving up its trademark regional Mexicanand Pocho fare.
Dec
Pomona's - W2
  London
West Coast California has arrived iin Notting Hill this winter, in the form of Pomona's. This new restaurant in the Commander building takes design inspiration from David Hockney’s 1970’s Malibu paintings.
Dec
Dishoom Edinburgh - EH2
  Edinburgh
Folk of Edinburgh rejoiced at the announcement that they were to have their very own branch of Dishoom - the much-loved London-based Parsi cafe chain. Now open, since Dec 2016 in St Andrew Square.
Dec
Boom Shack - SW9
  London
From the man behind Portobello's Boom Burger, Joshua de Lisser, this Jamaican-influenced juice and cocktail bar will offer breakfast, hot sandwiches and take-away; bringing the 'boom' to Brixton. To celebrate the new opening, this weekend (Sat 26 – Sun 27 November), Boom Shack will give away 100 menu items each day, on a first-come, first-served basis. From 10am on Saturday, the first 100 customers are invited to choose a free item from either the breakfast or evening menus for the full Boom experience. To be in with a chance of grabbing a free dish, all diners have to do is simply turn up to the restaurant and place their order!
Dec
Apicius - TN17
British, Modern
  Cranbrook
Dec
The Lockhart - W1
Vegetarian
  London
A third branch for London's veteran veggie The Gate opened in December 2016.
Dec
Radio Alice - N1
  London
Named for a short-lived 1970's pirate radio station in Bologna, and housed in a former school, Radio Alice is the brainchild of brothers Salvatore and Matteo Aloe. They created the Berbere pizzeria in Italy, making pizzas using yeast, ancient stoneground flour and 24-hour fermented dough. And they are now open in Hoxton (where else?). Emma King, co-founder of Gail’s Bakery, is also involved.
Dec
Tandoor Chop House - WC2
Indian
  London
From Ennismore (the owners of Gleneagles and the Hoxton hotels, as well as Egg Break in Notting Hill) comes a new Covent Garden venue combining the traditional British chophouse with the flavours of northern India.
Dec
Boom Burger - SW9
Burgers, etc
  London
Portobello Road's Boom Burger bar comes to Brixton Station Road where “Jamaican patties are all the rage"
Dec
Ritorno - SW10
Italian
  London
This King's Road lounge bar opened in December 2016 with the aim of transporting the "authentic Italian aperitivo experience" from Milan to SW10. Brunch, lunch and cicchetti are served too.
Dec
Bar + Block - N1
Steaks & grills
  London
From the owners of Bar + Block in Birmingham, a King's Cross outlet for steak-hungry Londoners. You can even have steak for breakfast at this open-all-day spot.
Dec
Ole & Steen - SW1
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Joining an impressive line-up of restaurants opening later this year at St James's Market on Haymarket (including NYC's Aquavit, Veneta from the Salt Yard Group and Anzu from Tonkotsu) is a new Danish bakery serving Scandinavian flatbreads and sandwiches to eat-in alongside a small list of wines and beers. Bread, cakes and pastries will, of course, be available to take away. There are already 50 such bakeries in Denmark, so this could be the start of a London roll-out.
Dec
Box-E Bristol - BS1
British, Modern
  Bristol
Chef Elliott Lidstone, previously of The Empress in Hackney, moves from the Big Smoke to Bristol's harbour side with a new solo venture. The tiny (just 14 cover) restaurant sits in the city's first retail yard made entirely out of old shipping containers. A couple of Lidstone's old Empress faves appear on the regularly changing, modern British menu.
Dec
Corazón - W1
  London
Opening in November 2016, a Mexico City-inspired 'taqueria' from Laura Sheffield, former manager of Fischer’s and the Riding House Café.
Dec
Jamavar - W1
  London
This 'jewel in the crown' of the Leela Palaces Indian hotel chain, under executive chef Rohit Ghai (Gymknana, Benares), is now open. Top Value Tip: set lunch menu for only £25 - a steal in Mayfair.
Dec
Pomaio - E1
  London
Move over craft beers - the latest thing to hit the east End is Enoteca Pomaio - a craft winery. In Brick Lane, no less. Italian winemaking brothers Marco and Iacopo Rossi will open Pomaio (named after their winery Podere di Pomaio in Arezzo) in late 2016.
Dec
Juniper Tree - NW3
  London
A new local for Belsize Park, featuring classic British fare made from organic British ingredients.
Dec
Hopscotch - E1
  London
New to the Brick Lane drinking and dining scene, this two-floor venue (plus garden) offers up fun food (sharing plates & buns) and serious cocktails.
Dec
The Marquis of Wellington - SE1
  London
This refurbished boozer is hailing itself as "the very first street food pub" - food (alongside pizzas cooked onsite) will be provided by a rotating schedule of the capital's finest food trucks. Ideally located between Borough and Maltby Street markets, the pub also offers a range of locally brewed craft beers, including 'Roadswill' designed specifically to be glugged with street food.
Dec
Passione e Tradizione - N15
  London
Mustapha Mouflih, of Anima e Cuore, has opened a second restaurant, in his local neighbourhood, Haringey - originally just intended as a prep kitchen for A&C, but it has been a hit with locals and visitors alike. Expect the same Italian influenced fare that has made his original site such a success.
Dec
London Shell Co. - W2
  London
Currently open just a few days a week for static lunches and dinner cruises (or available in its entirety for private hire), this restaurant aboard a newly-converted wide beam canal boat serves modern British fare (including seasonal game and fish) alongside an ever-changing selection of not-your-average wines.
Dec
108 Garage - W10
  London
This Notting Hill garage conversion centres around communal high tables and tasting menus: 'fusion' chef Chris Denney has worked in variety of restaurants across the globe and brings all his experience to shine here.
Dec
The Gate - W1H
  London
A third branch of London's veggie veteran The Gate opened in December 2016.
Nov
Neighbourhood Cafe - L2
American
  Liverpool
A Liverpool outpost of Manchester's American-inspired all-day brasserie. The Spinningfields original underwent a £1m refurb this year and returns with chef Mike Jennings (formerly of Grenache) at the helm of the kitchen.
Nov
The Holy Birds - E1
  London
Brothers Jon and Gerry Calabrese opened this 1960's-inspired chicken rotisserie, bar and live music concept off Petticoat Lane in November 2016. Gerry is known for, among others, the Hoxton Pony and INK on Leicester Square, a collaboration with Professor Green. A proper family venture, the brothers’ father Salvatore has created the cocktail menu.
Nov
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta - E1W
  London
A Genoese pasta chef, a waterside location and a lifelong dream to open the best pasta restaurant outside of Italy. Pasta will be made fresh every day in front of customers and passers-by. A carefully selected drinks menu of Italian specialities is also promised.
Nov
Pizza Toscana - W1D
  London
Italian restaurateur Stefano Cresci, owner of Florence's La Bussola, which has been open since 1960, has his eye on London. He's taken over the La Scala site with this Tuscan pizzeria, which he already has plans to roll out in 2017.
Nov
Aquavit - SW1
Scandinavian
  London
Manhattan's perennially popular Nordic fine dining restaurant (est. 1987), with an emphasis on tasting and prix fixe menus, has now opened a London outpost in Haymarket's new St James's Market development. (It launches alongside venues from the Salt Yard Group and Duck & Waffle.) This spin-off reports to have “a more relaxed setting" than the NYC original with "a new all day dining concept". Foodwise it is said to be a celebration of all things Scandi: examples from the menu include Glassblower herrings, Gravadlax Vendace Roe and Venison tartar with wild blueberries, lingonberries and juniper.
Nov
Inamo - NW1
  London
A third branch of this high-tech Asian concept chain opened in Camden in November 2016.
Nov
Parabola - W8
  London
Named for the shape of its roof, Parabola can be found inside the re-located Design Museum, the brainchild of Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott. Head chef Graham Blower has an impressive CV (Tramshed, Pharmacy2, Petrus, Murano).
Nov
Nov
Smiths of Smithfield, Cannon Street - EC4N
  London
A new venture from Smiths of Smithfield (now owned by a Cyprus-based group, and not by MasterChef host John Torode, who opened the original 3-storey site in 2000), due to open on November 21.
Nov
Mamie's - WC2
Crêpes
  London
Covent Garden gets a new crêperie this summer with the added bonus of a cider bar. La Cidrothèque will serve French ciders from Normandy and Brittany, as well as other brews from Britain, Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand. Expected to open July 2016.
Nov
The Kitty Hawk - EC2M
  London
The first of six planned ‘Department Stores of Dining’ from Wright & Bell, The Kitty Hawk aims "to cater to all of the needs of the city's food lovers, day and night and all under one roof". 'Departments' include an all-day bar and restaurant, a grill, a cocktail bar, private dining room and a speciality coffee bar. Opening November 21st.
Nov
Temple & Sons - EC2N
  London
A new, 'informal grill' restaurant and cocktail bar from Jason Atherton, a vertical stone's throw from City Social. The design inspiration comes from the traditional British grocer, and includes an all-day deli.
Nov
Clerkenwell Grind - EC1V
  London
A new all-day restaurant and bar from the owners of the small Grind chain of coffee bars and eateries, not far from the original branch in Shoreditch.
Nov
Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack - W1D
  London
Now open - a Soho sibling for Fitzrovia's popular, funky little pop-up-turned-permanent 'seafood shack', featuring the same fresh fish and seafood, from Alex Hunter and Danny Clancy.
Nov
Sakagura - W1
Japanese
  London
From the group behind Shoryu ramen, a much higher-end venture just off Regent Street with involvement from sushi specialist The Araki (by some way London's most expensive restaurant). The new restaurant, reported to open autumn 2016, will serve a southern Japanese menu of Washoku, Hakata yakitori, udon and soba noodles and sushi. It also boasts a sake bar and kappo counter where diners can watch the chefs at work.
Nov
Perilla - N16
  London
Following their stylish pop-ups across London, Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson have now opened Perilla in a permanent Newington Green location. With backing from Philip Howard, among others.
Nov
Grand Trunk Road - E18
  London
Named for the 16th-century trading route, Grand Trunk Road, opening in November 2016, has an impressive pedigree: restaurateur Rajesh Suri has Tamarind, as well as Zaika, on his CV, and brings with him to South Woodford chef Dayashankar Sharma.
Nov
Sumosan Twiga - SW1
Japanese
  London
Fans of this “relaxed yet classy” Japanese-Italian-fusion spot, which closed its doors in Mayfair in June, will be pleased to hear it will be reborn in a new Knightsbridge venue in November 2016. Let's hope that, like the original, you can “still get a table on a Saturday Night". Flavio Briatore (Twiga) and Janina Wolkow (Sumosan) have previously collaborated on ‘Twiga Sumosan’ in Monaco, and the opening of Sumosan Twiga in Dubai.
Nov
Lobos Soho - W1
Spanish
  London
Sibling to Borough's Lobo Meat & Tapas, Lobo Soho now open in a three-storey Frith Street site.
Nov
Antipodea - TW9
  London
Originally slated as a sixth branch of Brew Cafe, this site is now to become Antipodea, an all-day cafe-bar featuring breakfasts, coffee and lunches familiar to Brew Cafe fans, plus more exotic fare from chefs James Brown and Moran Etedegi (the latter of whom worked with Yotam Ottolenghi). The site - a former post office by Kew station - was previously home to Ma Cuisine (RIP).
Nov
Galvin Green Man - CM3
  Great Waltham
One of the oldest pubs in Essex, The Green Man, by the river Chelmer, is being lovingly restored by local lads Chris and Jeff Galvin. The menu will focus on classic pub dishes made with local ingredients. Craft ales will, of course, be a feature.
Nov
Street XO - W1
Spanish
  London
Highly regarded Madrid chef David Muñoz has finally opened his much delayed Mayfair street-food operation - Street XO ('XO" pronounced 'show"), complete with an open kitchen and 'diner interaction'.
Nov
Bar Douro - SE1
Portuguese
  London
A new Portuguese restaurant, drawing its inspiration from traditional Lisbon and Porto cerveijarias and tascas, now open in Flat Iron Square (just south of Borough Market)
Nov
Anzu - SW1
Japanese
  London
Tonkotsu – the “delicious, warming” ramen bar group from Ken Yamada and Emma Reynolds have added this Teishoku concept in a Japanese brasserie setting to their portfolio. Anzu sits in the new landmark destination of St James's Market alongside the likes of Veneta, Aquavit and Ole and Steen.
Nov
Smokestak - E1
  London
David Carter's popular barbecued / smoked / pulled meat street-food concept will be available from a permanent venue off Brick Lane from November 2016. Expect all your favourites, with interesting sides, desserts and craft beers to boot.
Nov
Knife - SW4
  London
Matt Wells, co-owner of The Dairy and Paradise Garage has opened this 'neighbourhood steak restaurant' in Clapham Park Road (the first of a planned local chain). All the meat is British, from Lake District farmers - and there's Cornish fish and seafood too.
Nov
James Cochran EC3 - EC3A
  London
James Cochran, former Ledbury chef, has moved on from his various pop-ups and collaborations (Camberwell Love, FIX and BYOC) to this grown-up, permanent venture in the City. British food, locally-sourced, will feature alongside his trademark Jamaican buttermilk chicken.
Nov
Panzo - EC1
  London
Now open in Exmouth Market, a Neapolitan-inspired pizza restaurant that aims to introduce a new concept to London - the Neapolitan panuozzo sandwich, made from 'lievito madre' (double-cooked dough). All drinks, including prosecco, will be on tap.
Nov
temper - W1
BBQ
  London
The 'soft launch' for this new 'whole animal barbecue' concept - complete with 4.5m open fire pit - from Neil Rankin, of Pitt Cue Co and Smokehouse fame, starts on November 8 for up to one week - 50% off food! - but will definitely end by November 14.
Nov
Nov
Indico - B90
  Birmingham
"Shirley's finest Indian street food restaurant" is a colourful, vibrant homage to the Indian subcontinent, serving street snacks, coffee house staples and railway station foods.
Nov
The Maynard Arms - N8
  London
Originally built in 1851, this Crouch End corner boozer has been carefully refurbished and now offers a selection of craft beers and high-end gastropub fare.
Nov
The Patricia - NE2
  Jesmond
Chef-patron Nick Grieve, having previously worked at The River Cafe and Fera, has brought his considerable skills to a suburb of Newcastle, in a bistro named after his grandmother.
Nov
Cabotte - EC2V
French
  London
Named after the stone huts found in French vineyards, this new City wine lovers' paradise is firmly rooted in Burgundy, from the 600-strong wine list to the cuisine (several Burgundian producers have invested). Cabotte is the enfant of sommeliers Xavier Rousset and Gearoid Devaney, and has chef Edward Boarland (ex-Waterside Inn, Hospital Road and Parisian kosher restaurant Rafael) at the stoves.
Oct
Caravan Bankside - SE1
  London
This third branch of Caravan, in Borough, will be followed shortly after by a 'flagship coffee roastery and café'. Owned by a Kiwi trio and housed in the ground floor of the old Metal Box Factory, Caravan offers a globally-inspired menu, with a focus on breakfasts and weekend brunch; this branch is good for business, too, we are told.
Oct
Luca - EC1M
  London
A second venture from the trio behind the successful Clove Club in Shoreditch Town Hall, Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith. Luca offers Italian food using British seasonal ingredients, for which they use the term 'Britalian'. There is a separate bar, open all day for food and drink, and several private rooms, including a roofless summer room.
Oct
Veneta - SW1Y
Italian
  London
From the Salt Yard Group (Opera Tavern, Salt Yard, Dehesa, Ember Yard) a new Venetian-inspired restaurant in Haymarket's St James's Market development. It will open alongside a second Duck & Waffle outpost and the London version of New York's Nordic fine dining establishment Aquavit.
Oct
Stoke Mill - NR14
  Stoke Holy Cross
Oct
Oct
Bodean's - N10
  London
A new branch of the 'Kansas City BBQ' chain Bodean’s is set to bring the Mid-West to Muswell Hill this October, on the site that was formerly a Giraffe.
Oct
Margot - WC2
Italian
  London
Bar Boulud Maitre d' Paulo de Tarso leaves Knightsbridge to open his own restaurant, in Covent Garden, on 10 October 2016, alongside restaurateur Nicolas Jaouën. Maurizio Morelli, most recently chef/patron of Latium, has been appointed head chef.
Oct
Little Smoke - EC2
  London
New from the team behind Islington's Smokehouse (Noble Inns), Little Smoke opened in the City in October 2016; specialising in 'whole animal' native and rare breed cuts roasted, smoked or grilled to your specification.
Oct
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele - N16
  London
An outpost of the original Neapolitan L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele (est. 1870 and featured in the film 'Eat, Pray, Love')has now opened in Stoke Newington. 'Gourmet' pizza fans be warned, there are just two varieties, and absolutely no extras.
Oct
New Delis - WC1X
Indian
  London
Oct
Rick Stein - SN8
  Marlborough
The Stein empire continues its expansion beyond Cornwall with this, the third branch of an eponymous chain, in a listed building in Marlborough's high street.
Oct
Nutbourne - SW11
British, Modern
  London
The Gladwin brothers (Richard, Oliver & Gregory) who are behind The Shed in Notting Hill and Chelsea's Rabbit have ventured to Battersea with their new restaurant, Nutbourne (named after the family farm and vineyard in WestSussex, and on the site of famed wine-lovers' paradise Ransome's Dock, RIP). Nutbourne will be an all-day brasserie and grill serving breakfast,weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, and boasts not only river views but also an 'interior based on The Lost Gardens of Heligan'...
Oct
Ember - EC3R
  London
Named for its location, on the spot where the Great Fire of London started 350 years ago this year, Ember promises to be 'a new hidden bar, dining and late nightdestination.' Pan-Asian small plates cuisine and inventive cocktails should fan the flames of guests' enthusiasm.
Oct
Hispi Bistro - M20
British, Modern
  Chorlton
A new neighbourhood bistro from Sticky Walnut (Chester) and Burnt Truffle (Heswall, Wirral) proprietor, Gary Usher. The restaurant is crowd-funded and serve a similar style of food to the chef's other sites.
Oct
Oct
Oct
Pilau - W1T
  London
New from the son of the Polpo restaurant mini-empire owner, and already branching out into Soho too, come this no-frills all-day Indian cafe with an extra feelgood factor - they will donate the price of a meal to a child in India every time someone dines.
Oct
The Ivy Café - NW8
British, Modern
  London
Caprice Holdings continues to expand its Ivy brand with a third casual café offering in the heart of St John's Wood. The 100-cover venue, on the former site of Megan's Café Grill & Bar (RIP), includes Parisian-style street-tables.
Oct
Bond Street Kitchen - W1
  London
Bond Street Kitchen opened its doors in early October within Fenwick’s department store right in the heart of Mayfair. It's an exciting leap into the world of restaurants for EventOracle, however, a wealth of pop-up restaurants successfully delivered in recent years and a seemingly endless thirst for perfection means their first full time restaurant is destined for great things. Fenwick’s second floor restaurant is already well known, but now with the EventOracle team at the helm, piloted by head chef Jamie Draper from Roux at the Landau.
Oct
Arlo's - SW12
  London
A new specialist steak joint has appeared in Balham; this one, unusually, aims to be an affordable destination. Expect a simple menu of grass-fed British beef cuts, snacks instead of starters, options for children, and a keenly priced wine list.
Oct
Pear Tree Cafe - SW11
  London
Battersea Park sees the opening of a new cafe. Annabel Partridge, formerly at Petersham Nurseries, and Will Burrett, previously at Spring, have opened the doors on the Pear Tree Cafe by the boating lake. This pedigree, plus an outdoor terrace, all-day dining and weekend brunch, should quickly start attracting the locals.
Oct
Fucina - W1
  London
Kurt Zdesar - who has been involved with such illustrious names as Nobu, Hakkasan, Chotto Matte and Ping Pong - and Stefano Stecca (most recently Exec Chef at Toto's) are coming together in October to open Fucina (Italian for 'forge'), an organic, traditional Italian restaurant in Marylebone. A 'pannetteria' will open next door in November, selling the restaurant's baked goods, gelato and coffee.
Oct
MNKY HSE - W1
  London
On the former site of the Dover Street Wine Bar, this late-night dining and drinking venue is set to open in October 2016. The PR info tells us to expect "contemporary Latin American food and drink, alongside live music and DJ performances". No advice was provided about how to pronounce the name...
Oct
Oct
The Langford - TA3
  Lower Swell
Oct
Vineet Bhatia London - SW3
  London
Vineet Bhatia, the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star (for Zaika in Kensington), has opened this eponymous restaurant on the site of his long-established and revered Rasoi restaurant.
Oct
Honey & Smoke - W1W
  London
New from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, the owners of nearby Honey & Co (and sister deli Honey & Spice), a 'middle Eastern grill'.
Oct
Chai Street - CF10
Indian
  Cardiff
A sibling to the popular Canton subcontintental street food kitchen; thalis are the thing to go for.
Oct
Jihwaja - SE11
Korean
  London
Once a street food cart in Tottenham Court Road, now a Korean karaoke 'n' K-pop restaurant in Vauxhall. Tapas-style bites, crispy fried chicken and everything in between.
Sep
Kiln - W1
Thai
  London
Ben Chapman, founder of one of London's hottest restaurants of last year – Smoking Goat – has now opened a second Thai venture. The Soho venue is a 'side of the road type restaurant' serving grills and a speciality daily noodle dish.
Sep
Fancy Funkin Chicken - SW9
  London
A new chicken shack (and bar) 'designed to elevate the humble chicken into something a bit fancier', Fancy Funkin Chicken - which opened in Brixton at the end of September - is run by Nathan Pattie (co-founder of PIX), Rollo Weeks (formerly at Sketch) and Lars Larson (formerly of Cuckoo). The chicken in question is ethically sourced, free-range and crusted with a Southern American recipe, and served with cocktails.

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