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Oct
Lyon's - N8
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening 11 Oct 2019
An independent Crouch End restaurant specialising in seafood.
Kolamba - W1B
Sri Lankan
  London
Opening 14 Oct 2019
A Sri Lankan restaurant serving dishes drawn from the staff’s family recipes, opening in Soho in autumn 2019.
Tonkotsu - EC2A
Japanese
  London
Opening 14 Oct 2019
Le Comptoir Robuchon - W1J
French
  London
Opening 31 Oct 2019
An evolved, new restaurant concept, reviving Joel Robuchon’s simple and light style; a deli will also be opening in the same development November.
Lu Ban - L8
Chinese
  Liverpool
Opening 31 Oct 2019
Mathura - SW1P
Indian
  London
Opening 31 Oct 2019
Hot on the heels of Kanishka, Atul Kochhar has announced his next venture, an ambitious takeover of the former Westminster fire station building, with his Kanishka collaborator, restaurateur Tina English.
Oren - E8
Mediterranean
  London
Opening 31 Oct 2019
Oded Oren is opening his own permanent restaurant in Dalston after a series of well-received pop-ups and residencies; Mediterranean food influenced by his hometown Tel Aviv will be on the menu, alongside wine recommendations from Zeren Wilson, and brunch will be a feature.
Wild by Tart - SW1W
Organic
  London
Opening Oct 2019
It's been in the works for years now, but this "old electrical plant come car park in central Belgravia" will finally open to the public - owners Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones are already using the space for private events - in October 2019, and will include a bar, deli, juice and coffee kiosk, retail outlet, and arts studio.
Nov
Folie - W1F
French
  London
Opening 01 Nov 2019
Frenchman Guillaume Depoix has taken over a corner site in Golden Square (previously a PizzaExpress), with a view to opening the perfect Soho brasserie in November 2019 (a brave post-Brexit move, we think). He has extensive front-of-house experience, with four years in London under his belt, plus Alain Ducasse’s Plaza Athénée.
The Bull & Bear - M2
British, Modern
  Manchester
Opening 15 Nov 2019
It's been confirmed that Tom Kerridge will open this restaurant in Manchester's former Stock Exchange, which is currently being refurbished in to a luxury hotel; it's due to open in November 2019 and will feature Kerridge’s famed style of cooking, where British classics are refined, yet in a casual sort of fashion. Chef Dan Scott will be at the stoves.
Le Deli Robuchon - W1J
  London
Opening 21 Nov 2019
One of two new spaces in London that will will continue the legacy of the late chef Joel (see also Le Comptoir), Le Deli will open in November offering eat-in and takeaway dishes.
Paradise - W1D
Sri Lankan
  London
Opening 30 Nov 2019
Replacing Spuntino (RIP) is a Sri Lankan restaurant from Dom Fernando, with chef Charith Priyadarshana at the stoves; Paradise has been popping up around London recently, so will have a ready-made fan club when it opens in November. The refurb is being done by the team behind Kiln and Smoking Goat, so the final result will be interesting.
Dec
Sussex - W1D
  London
Opening 04 Dec 2019
The Gladwin Brothers - behind The Shed, Rabbit and Nutbourne - are opening this new ‘local and wild’ restaurant, on the site of Arbutus (RIP). It won't be focused on sharing plates like the others, there'll a separate bar section at the front and a chef's table downstairs for 20.
Jan
Eataly - EC2
Italian
  London
Opening Jan 2020
The Square Mile continues to up its foodie credentials with the arrival of an Italian 'foodie theme park' from Eataly in 2020 (date still TBC) boasting stores, restaurants, market stalls and coffee shops. It is the latest dining hub to hit the city following in the footsteps of Broadgate Circle in 2015, The Ned last year, and the launch of Bloomberg Arcade in late 2017. Eataly was founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti and now has 35 megastores worldwide, including in Tokyo and New York. A London location has been touted in the past but has not materialised until now. The new 'theme park' is thought to be taking over 135 Bishopsgate previously occupied by Royal Bank of Scotland.
Dining Room at Art'otel, Art'otel - SW8
  London
Opening Jan 2020
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 also in the planning stages.
May
The Pig at Harlyn Bay - PL28
British, Modern
  Harlyn
Opening 01 May 2020
The Pig Hotel company have snapped up the Grade II-listed Harlyn House near Padstow to add to their growing collection of hotels. Harlyn House was on the market for only the third time since the 15th century, and has 38 rooms and stunning sea views. The company are hoping to have it ready for Spring 2020.

Opening Date to be Confirmed
14 Hills - EC3M
  London
D&D London have announced their latest opening: 14 Hills, on the 14th floor at 120 Fenchurch Street, just below a public roof garden, is a modern British restaurant that will "serve an all-day menu created by Executive Chef Thomas Piat" (ex-Bar Bouloud and Mandarin Oriental); opening in November 2019.
28 Market Place - TA11
  Somerton
Due to open in Autumn 2019, a new West Country restaurant from ex-Soho House director Ben Crofton, with Great British Menu finalist Dan Fletcher as head chef; Fletcher previously worked at London’s Sky Garden, The Kitchen in Edinburgh and under Tommy Banks at the Black Swan, Oldstead.
Akoko - W1T
Afro-Caribbean
  London
Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila is opening his own restaurant, serving progressive west African food.
Babaji Pide - W8
Turkish
  London
The Soho original has closed, but owner Alan Yau intends to revive the brand in west London (and Istanbul) this summer.
Bancone - W1F
Italian
  London
A second branch for Bancone will open in December 2019.
Bar Jaleo - W1D
Spanish
  London
An all-paella menu is planned for this pitstop from Victor Garvey (of Rambla), who seems incapable of opening just one restaurant at a time; he also opened Barullo in Aldgate in March 2019 (although that closed just a few months later).
Bianchi's - BS6
  Bristol
Taking over the Montpelier premises that housed Bell's Diner (RIP), Bianchi's is the latest venture from the team behind Pasta Loco and Pasta Ripiena, and will be "an old school trattoria".
Brixton Laundry - SW9
  London
Opening in November 2019, at Walton Lodge in Brixton, an all-day neighbourhood café, restaurant and wine shop from Melanie Brown, who launched The New Zealand Cellar and Australian Cellar.
Caprice Café - W1K
  London
Caprice Holdings is re-branding the Mayfair Garden site it bought in 2016, in order to open the first of a spin-off chain of Le Caprice, which has already worked successfully for The Ivy.
Caracas - W12
South American
  London
A Venezualan restaurant from the owners of Lima, Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez; the menu is based around arepas "flat, dish shaped cornbreads stuffed with a variety of high-quality, flavourful fillings". Opening at the Balcony Court Cafe in Westfield London.
Casa do Frango - EC2A
Portuguese
  London
Borough's Portuguese chicken restaurant is opening a second branch in Shoreditch in December 2019.
Chyna - E14
Chinese
  London
A new Cantonese restaurant from Alan Yau, opening in 2020; see also Yau Grilling.
Daffodil Mulligan - EC1Y
Irish
  London
Taking over the site of the short-lived Nuala (RIP) is Richard Corrigan, with a revival of the name of his first London venture, Mulligan's; it will be a “social co-op of like-minded people” based on produce from the chef's Irish farm and is set to open in September 2019.
Fafa's - WC2H
Middle Eastern
  London
Middle Eastern street food from a Finnish company with over 40 branches across Scandinavia; Tel Aviv-born street food trader Doron Karavani started off in 2011 with a food stall.
H Café - RG9
British, Modern
  Henley-On-Thames
Harrods is opening its first cafe outside London, a branch of its in-store cafe, in October.
H.O.M.E. - W1S
International
  London
Jason Atherton announced in an interview with Hot Dinners that he's opening another restaurant next to Pollen Street Social; the name is a working title, and it sounds as though it's going to be a small, globally inspired chef's table affair.
Indico - B1
  Birmingham
A second branch for the Shirley street food restaurant.
Kiss the Hippo - W1W
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
A second branch for the Richmond-based coffee roaster, on the site that was previously Curators Coffee (RIP).
Kol - WC2B
  London
Due to open in 2020, a Mexican restaurant from Santiago Lastra, who ran Noma's Mexico pop-up back in 2017; more news when we know it (although we recently spotted bespoke goat leather tortilla holders with Kol branding on the billytannery Instagram post, so things might be happening soon)
Legare - SE1
Italian
  London
Jay Patel, previously Barrafina's general manager, and Matt Beardmore, formerly senior sous chef at Trullo, are joining forces to open this Italian in Tower Bridge this autumn.
Locket's - SW1A
  London
The owners of Wilton's and Franco's are opening a third restaurant (bringing their average opening rate up to almost one restaurant a century!) in the former Economist building; it's to be a casual, all-day cafe and evening wine bar.
Manzi's (Corbin & King) - W1D
Fish & seafood
  London
Due to arrive in mid-2020, an homage to the late, great Manzi's from uber-restaurateurs Corbin & King; it's not on exactly the same site, but will be a fishy paradise all the same, and will be "fun and affordable" like Brasserie Zedel.
Market Hall West End - W1G
  London
The third Market Hall (and biggest yet) lands in the West End, just off Oxford Street, in Summer 2019; like its Fulham and Victoria siblings it will host independent food vendors (twelve of them), but this 800 cover behemoth will also have four bars, a children’s play area, an events space and a demo kitchen.
Megan’s - SW19
British, Modern
  London
Megan's "in the village" - their sixth branch - is opening in late 2019.
Mthr - E14
  London
A new co-living space for Canary Wharf, The Collective, will open later this year, complete with this 20th floor restaurant (and takeaway) that's designed to have an 'at home' feel; opening in September 2019 (and open to the public as well as the people living there).
Pacific - W1F
Japanese
  London
We were told that Shaun Presland, previously executive chef with Australia's Rockpool group, would open in this former Foxlow Soho site in 2019, but it's now been announced that Bancone 2 is opening there - more details about this venture as we hear them...
Pastaio - E14
Italian
  London
PLU - NW8
French
  London
Named after the past tense of the French verb 'plaisir', Plu is the first solo restaurant from former (ten years ago) Gavroche chef Elliot Moss, who will be serving up a single tasting menu to the small room of 22 covers each night.
Sabor De Don Pablo - SW2
Spanish
  London
Pop-up entrepreneur Jimmy Garcia has announced plans for his first permanent restaurant, in premises he currently uses for storage by Tulse Hill station; it will be named after his grandfather and focus on tapas and paella. Current plans are to open in October 2019.
Silo - E9
British, Modern
  London
Due to land in October, Brighton's zero-waste restaurant Silo is coming to London after a half-million-pound crowdfund by chef Doug McMaster.
Stoney Street - SE1
British, Modern
  London
New from the team behind 26 Grains, a big sister restaurant in Borough Market; opening in October.
Sweet Chick - W1W
  London
Early autumn will see the launch of US-based Sweet Chick, just off Oxford Street; the cuisine is All-American Southern comfort food (waffles and fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, mac'n'cheese, cornbread and chicken wings) and the chain is backed by rapper Nas.
The Ivy Asia - EC4M
  London
Taking over the site of Barbecoa, another spin-off brand for Richard Caring's Ivy group (the first Ivy Asia opened in Manchester in 2018); opening in November 2019.
The Ivy Buchanan Street - G1
British, Modern
  Glasgow
Due to open in the summer of 2019, Glasgow's outpost of The Ivy, in the works since 2017, is housed in a former Nationwide bank and will feature over 220 covers; the new brasserie will also be home to "two bars, a private dining space and Parisian-style outdoor seating".
The Wolseley City (name tbc) - EC4N
  London
First mentioned on Bloomberg by Richard Vines, reports that Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have agreed to take over the ground floor of the City's elegant former House of Fraser building are coming in thick and fast; we believe that the restaurant will be in the same style as The Wolseley, but, as with Soutine, they are keeping the name and other details close to their chests.
The Yard, Great Scotland Yard Hotel - SW1A
British, Modern
  London
Restaurateur Robin Gill (The Dairy) will run this signature restaurant at the new luxury hotel in the former Met Police buildings at Great Scotland Yard, operated by Hyatt’s ‘Unbound Collection’; due to open in late summer 2019, serving "serious flavours in a not-so-serious setting". See also The Parlour.
Trivet - SE1
British, Modern
  London
Former Fat Duck duo - head chef Jonny Lake and sommelier Isa Bal, who worked together for 12 years - open this restaurant and wine bar in Bermondsey this year, in the new Snowfields Yard development. Bal said of the opening, "The design and experience of the restaurant will also be inspired from our travels, juxtaposing Nordic functionality with the warmth of the Mediterranean and a dose of fun."
Unimini - EC3M
Pan-Asian
  City of London
The owners of CheeMc in Elephant & Castle and Gogo Pocha in Waterloo are opening a bento box grab-and-go restaurant in the City.
Wilder - E2
  London
Sir Terence Conran and chef Richard McLellan (previously at the Typing Room) are opening this restaurant within Boundary London in October; some of the ingredients will come from Sir Tel's 145-acre estate.
Yau Grilling - E14
Japanese
  London
A new all-day Japanese restaurant from Alan Yau, opening in 2020 in the Isle of Dogs; see also Chyna.
Zahter - W1F
Turkish
  London
Istanbul star chef Esra Muslu is opening her own London restaurant; rumours have been circulating since her March 2018 residency at Carousel. She is currently cooking at Ottolenghi in Spitalfields.
120 Fenchurch Street - EC3M
  City of London
Despite closing four sites in the Royal Exchange in August 2018, D&D are still expanding with this new 14th floor site with “public sky garden” by Leadenhall Market (as well as opening Bluebird in NYC) - we expect it to open in late 2019.
Amazonico - W1J
International
  London
It's very early days, but we hear that Spanish celeb-haunt Amazonico (famous for its lushly forested interior - think Rainforest Cafe without the animals or kids) is planning to open in the former Allied Irish Bank building in Berkeley Square; more details as we hear them.
Bar Douro City - EC2M
Portuguese
  City of London
The popular London Bridge Portuguese will launch a City spin-off, in Broadgate, in 2019.
Bread Ahead - HA9
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
The doughnut specialists are opening a 220-seat, all-day restaurant, bakery and school in a purpose-built building in Wembley.
Caviar Kaspia - W1J
Fish & seafood
  London
Back after almost 20 years, the famous Parisian caviar house is opening on the former site of The Chess Club in 2019.
Dandy - SE1
British, Modern
  London
From a shipping container in London Fields to a short-lived restaurant on Newington Green, and now in the former home of Monmouth Coffee on Maltby Street, Dandy has already had several lives. This latest, crowdfunded incarnation also has Matt Wells (co-founder of The Dairy) as partner.
Darling - E8
  London
The much-loved, green-tiled Dalston location that was originally F Cooke's pie ’n’ mash shop, and then Shanghai Chinese restaurant for over 30 years (RIP), is to be a new concept in clever space usage. Creative space (photoshoot location, hotdesks, etc) by day and restuarant by night, with food from Charlotte Wilde, founder of wine bar Sager + Wilde. (Update, July 2019: still no news on when Darling is going to open, a year on from it being announced.)
Davies and Brook, Claridge's Hotel - W1K
British, Modern
  London
The rumours have been confirmed: NYC restaurateurs Daniel Humm and Will Guidara are opening a restaurant at Claridge's this summer, replacing Fera, which closed at the end of 2018 (RIP). The restaurant is named, NYC-style, after the two streets that Claridge's sits on.
Embr Kitchen - E2
Steaks & grills
  London
Ahead of opening, Embr Kitchen is cannily selling a limited range of dishes via Deliveroo; the "best of British produce with a Brazilian and Scandinavian twist" features high-welfare meat (with a focus on goat), seasonal ingredients, great sustainability credentials and charcoal grilling.
Hai Di Lao - W1D
Chinese
  London
One of China's largest hot pot chains is arriving in London - in no less than Piccadilly Circus - as part of an aggressive global expansion. The name means 'fishing in the bottom of the sea' in Mandarin. More news as we know it...
IT Ibiza - W1S
Mediterranean
  London
Following in the footsteps of Zela, IT Ibiza is heading to London. Housed in a former Mayfair art gallery, it will still feature emerging artists on the walls, and will dish up "food, aperitivo and world-class DJs" - the former from top Naples chef Gennaro Esposito.
Mercato Metropolitano Mayfair - W1K
International
  London
Mercato Metropolitano, the community-centred eco-friendly food hall in Elephant & Castle, is to open in the restored St Mark's church in north Mayfair, in a deal with Grosvenor, who recently completed a £5m restoration of Grade I listed building (known to many as the American church). Once open, Mercato Mayfair will boast 16,000sq ft. of retail, dining and community space, plus a rooftop terrace and outdoor bar - all a short walk from Oxford Street.
Pasticceria Marchesi 1824 - W1K
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
The historic (est. 1824) Milanese bakery that's partly owned by Prada will open a glitzy branch in Mayfair soon.
Roast - W1W
British, Modern
  London
In a former BBC building, the Borough Market restaurant's more casual sibling, over two floors, will open with Paul Shearing (Bread Street Kitchen, Odette's) at the stoves. No news yet on an opening date - it's been over a year since we first heard about the project.
Storey’s Gate Cafe - SW1A
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
With a contract to supply 20 Royal Parks with coffee kiosks and cafes under their belt, we'll be seeing a lot more of family business Colicci over the next few years; they already run kiosks in several London parks and pop up at festivals, too. This kiosk, in St James's Park, will have food developed in collaboration with Theo Randall, and will look stunning too - many of their kiosks are to be built of steam bent wood.
The Bull Inn - TQ9
  Totnes
Geetie Singh-Watson (wife of Riverford founder Guy) is renovating this historic inn, which will become an organic gastropub-with-rooms in 2019.
The Hovingham Inn - YO62
British, Modern
  Hovingam
Richard and Lindsey Johns, the powerhouse team of two behind Rascills in Raskelf (RIP), have bought this village inn (formerly known as The Malt Shovel); they will open the pub and restaurant on 31 July, with guest rooms following within a year. "Modern British classics" with Sunday roasts will be on the menu.
The South Downs Pig - BN18
British, Modern
  Arundel
One of three new Pig hotels planned over the next few years (The Pig at Bridge Place and The Pig at Harlyn Bay open in 2019). The West Sussex hotel will be situated in Grade II-listed Madehurst Lodge. As with previous Pig properties, the restaurant will be supplied with locally sourced ingredients by farms within a 25 mile radius.
Theo's Italian Kitchen (Group) -
Italian
  GROUP
Chef Theo Randall already runs one Theo's Italian Kitchen in Zurich; three UK branches are to open (we are still waiting for dates to be confirmed over a year later) in Newcastle and London (Battersea and Aldgate). We'll (hopefully) expect the same authentic Italian fare that has kept Theo at the top of his game since his days as head chef at The River Cafe.
Wool Yard - SE18
International
  London
We're told that the land for Wool Yard has been sold; a Street Feast has also now opened in Woolwich so whether the 'shipping-container-community-hub with food stalls' development, from Carl Turner (the man who brought us Pop Brixton) will actually happen now remains to be seen.
Yiu Fat Noodle - WC2H
Chinese
  London
From the team behind Pachamama, a crowdfunded Chinese restaurant, due to open in Summer 2019 in the new Central Cross development at the eastern end of Chinatown.
Atticus - EC1V
American
  London
No news on when Iqbal Wahhab, founder of Westminster's classy Indian the Cinnamon Club and Borough Market's Roast, will open his Southern US venture in Angel serving chicken, ribs and barbecued meats; it's been in planning for well over a year. Named after Atticus Finch, the magnanimous father in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, the restaurant will be rolled-out as a chain if the concept proves successful. Much like its namesake, this restaurant has noble goals and will employee disadvantaged people and help rehabilitate ex-offenders through employment.
Bistrot Pierre (Wish Tower) - BN21
French
  Eastbourne
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 Bistrot Pierre will be opening the restaurant in late 2019.
Custard - SE1
Indian
  London
The plan to open a bakery by day, wine bar by night project at One Tower Bridge, from the folks behind Gunpowder (and below the new branch of Gunpowder), is currently on hold while they locate kitchen facilities - the bakery was to share facilities with Gunpowder, but this is proving a problem.
Din Tai Fung - WC1A
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
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 arrived in the UK in 2019 at the revamped Centrepoint development on Tottenham Court Road. Before this one even opened, a Covent Garden site opened (amid a publicity storm about the queues) late in 2018. Watch this space for more details...
Kingsway Hall Hotel - WC2
British, Modern
  London
Mamarosa - EC2
Italian
  London
After over a year, there's still no news about when Mamarosa is due to land in Shoreditch... we'll keep you updated when we hear something.
Mo Diner - W1
Moroccan
  London
Originally known as Mô in planning, Mo Diner is a casual, all-day sibling to Momo; the PR invites you to "kick back, relax and sip the spirit of the Mediterranean". The interior is classic 'American diner' style, with Moroccan touches.
Not Really Indian (NRI) - B1
Indian
  Birmingham
More than a year on, still no news about when chef-entrepreneur Atul Kocchar's first UK restaurant under the Not Really Indian (NRI) brand will open. (When it does, it will be serving cuisine developed by Indian cooks living abroad.) Kochhar pulled out of taking up space in Birmingham’s Mailbox development in 2018, but is apparently looking elsewhere; NRI was launched in Mumbai in 2016.
Nusr-Et Steakhouse - SW1X
Steaks & grills
  London
Sam's Riverside - W6
British, Modern
  London
Sam's Riverside will open in October 2019: Harvey Trollope will be head chef while Rowley Leigh has been announced as culinary director.
Shibui - W1
Japanese
  London
Former head chef at Hackney's “cramped-but-magical” Pidgin, Elizabeth Haigh, ran a pop-up at Carousel in 2017 (and Kaizen House pop-up at Mortimer House in 2019) and is looking for a permanent site for her Japanese-influenced cuisine, featuring refined barbecue dishes with inventive flavour pairings. More news as we know it...
The Pantechnicon - SW1X
British, Modern
  London
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 Japanese-Nordic food and retail emporium in the Grade II listed property, with an opening date some time in 2019.
Wahaca - W1
Mexican/TexMex
  London
The Peninsula London - SW1
  London
Luxury hotel owned and operated by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels; due to open in 2021,
MASH Steakhouse -
  London
Brewer Street's quality (but pricey) subterranean steakhouse is to add a second London restaurant in 2016. The Danish owners are said to be looking at sites in both the City and Mayfair. Further address and opening details still TBA.
Crocadon Farm - PL12
British, Modern
  Saltash
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, microbrewery and pottery here in 2019.
The Palm at Deane - SN8
Pan-Asian
  Basingstoke
From the restaurateurs behind Winchester's pan-Asian restaurants Palm Pan Asia, The Shapla and Gandhi, comes a new venture.
Vapiano - E14
Italian
  London
Vapiano has confirmed that it will double its London presence to six sites, following on from the group's successful launch in Glasgow. The first of three new restaurants opened in Tower Bridge in 2018, and a third occupies the redeveloped landmark Centre Point on Tottenham Court Road.

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