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Feb
Vintry Kitchen - EC4V
Pan-Asian
  London
Opening 04 Feb 2019
A new City hotel, "inspired by London’s historic trading guilds"; information on the two dining areas has changed, but here the website promises Asian tapas, while the Mercer Roof Terrace will serve modern British cuisine.
Smaka - E1
Italian
  London
Opening 04 Feb 2019
A second branch of the pasta-only restaurant from restaurateur Andrew Macleod will open in Aldgate in February.
Yopo - W1T
Fusion
  London
Opening 05 Feb 2019
The Mandrake Hotel has closed Serge et Le Phoque: in its place comes Yopo, hailed as "modern European with a South American accent".
Serata Hall - EC1V
American
  London
Opening 11 Feb 2019
Albion & East, the team behind Canova Hall and Martello Hall (they also own Cattivo) are completing a trio of halls with this opening, slated for early 2019 in Old Street; the food will be Italian-American, from a bakery and wood-burning oven, and there will be a cocktail bar, hot-desking space, a distillery and events.
Za - EC3M
Pizza
  London
Opening 11 Feb 2019
The Fenchurch Street branch of PizzaExpress is to be rebranded as Za; a future-proofing experiment by the chain, the pilot venture will serve breakfasts, pastries and takeaway pizza slices.
Kindred - W6
British, Modern
  London
Opening 13 Feb 2019
Communal tables and the experience of sharing food is what it's all about at this new Hammersmith restaurant, in a co-working and events space.
OOTY - W1U
Indian, Southern
  London
Opening 14 Feb 2019
On the former site of the Galvin Bros' Bistrot de Luxe, Ooty is run by former Vineet Bhatia head chef Manmeet Singh Bali. There's a fine dining restaurant, underground cocktail bar and all-day casual dining area.
VIVI - WC1A
British, Modern
  London
Opening 16 Feb 2019
AOK Kitchen - W1U
British, Modern
  London
Opening 18 Feb 2019
New Marylebone restaurant (upstairs) and bakery (downstairs) that are both 100% free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar; owner Kelly Landesberg is the daughter of Gary Landesberg, chairman of Mayfair's Arts Club.
X-Upper - N1
British, Modern
  London
Opening 18 Feb 2019
"Europe’s finest gourmet sausages" are the USP at this new Islington restaurant, which will also serve up grab-and-go bangers, bratwurst and kielbasa; the team travelled through 14 European cities to source sausages for the menu.
Gloria - EC2A
Italian
  London
Opening 22 Feb 2019
The team behind La Felicitá and Pink Mamma in Paris are opening two restaurants in London in 2019 - Gloria is the first, a 'vintage style' Italian trattoria with 160 covers and a passion for authentic sourcing.
Rosa’s - L3
Thai
  Liverpool
Opening 25 Feb 2019
London group of Thai restaurants founded by husband and wife, Alex and Saiphin Moore, is to open its first site outside the capital, in Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock.
Adam Handling Chelsea - SW1X
British, Modern
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Steeped in history, The Cadogan hotel on Sloane Street had a major refurbishment, from which it will rose, phoenix-like, as the Belmond Cadogan. Hot chef du jour Adam Handling is 'handling' the entire food offering, from breakfast and room service to afternoon tea to this eponymous restaurant (with its own entrance on Pont Street); Adam says he wants to "draw on the heritage of the building and reinterpret it in my own way" - with Lillie Langtry and Oscar Wilde as former residents, that could mean almost anything!
André Garrett at The Corinthia - SW1A
British, Modern
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Formerly chef at Cliveden, André Garrett has moved to the Corinthia, to the restaurant that was previously Massimo. He will oversee all of the food at the hotel (except Kerridge's Bar & Grill), from The Northall to room service.
Bun House - WC2H
Chinese
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Z He and Alex Peffly, founders of Soho's mega-popular bao bun shop and tea rooms, are opening a larger site in the heart of Chinatown. The popular char siu and sweet custard buns will still be on the menu, with some new additions.
Endo at Rotunda - W12
Japanese
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Endo Kazutoshi (the director of Ichibuns director, previously sushi chef at Zuma) is opening an exclusive (just 15 seats) dining experience, in the rotunda of the former BBC Television Centre.
Hai Di Lao - W1D
Chinese
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
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
Opening 28 Feb 2019
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.
Kala - M2
  Manchester
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Never a man to stand still, Gary Usher will open the sixth outpost of his growing, crowd-funded north western empire in the heart of the city-centre. Opening in February 2019, the venue will be open from breakfast onwards, and incorporate a 70-cover restaurant, plus a bar set out 'Barrafina-style' where up to 15 people can eat. Rather than feeling rustic, the site is apparently a massive glass-fronted building with polished floors, hence Usher plans to use marble and lots of black to suit the glass feel.
Maremma - SW2
Italian
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Brixton locals Alice Staple and Dickie Bielenberg have teamed up with ex-Bruno Loubet chef Dominique Goltinger to create this little Tuscan haven in Brixton.
Modern Shanghai - WC2H
Chinese
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
The new Central Cross development in Chinatown will have several food outlets, including this noodle and dumpling joint, a Filipino import. Their signature xiao long bao will be on the menu - watch out Din Tai Fung...
Orasay - W11
Scottish
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Not content with opening St Leonards this year, Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke are already planning a new venture, Orasay, which will focus on the cuisine of the Hebridean islands where Boxer spent childhoods summers.
Roast - W1W
British, Modern
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
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.
The Standard - WC1H
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
American style hotel chain opening in London in early 2019; there's to be several restaurants, including a ground-floor spot that Adam Rawson has been named as chef for, plus a striking glass roof extension housing a further restaurant and roof garden.
Xier - W1U
British, Modern
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Carlo Scotto was mentored by Angela Hartnett and was most recently head chef at Mayfair's Dabbo. His first solo venture, in Marylebone, will actually be two ventures, with a casual ground-floor restaurant (XR) and - on the first-floor - fine dining and tasting menus; Scotto has teamed up with organic farm The Rhug Estate on this project.
Din Tai Fung - WC1A
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
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 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...
Slim Chickens - W1D
Chicken
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
The American fried chicken chain has announced that its second branch will occupy the triangular Soho site that housed Ed's Easy Diner for many years.
Peyotito - W11
Scottish
  London
Opening 28 Feb 2019
Not content with opening St Leonards this year, Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke are already planning a new venture, Orasay, which will focus on the cuisine of the Hebridean islands where Boxer spent childhoods summers.
Mar
120 Fenchurch Street - EC3M
  City of London
Opening 01 Mar 2019
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 Spring 2019.
Dandy - SE1
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Mar 2019
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.
Eggslut - W1
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Mar 2019
A breakfast-loving, egg-based chain, with five branches in America and one in Beirut, which has plans to expand into London in 2019; the first branch is already planned (at an unknown location).
Mercato Metopolitano Mayfair - W1K
International
  London
Opening 01 Mar 2019
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.
No. Fifty Cheyne - SW3
British, Modern
  London
Opening 01 Mar 2019
Rising from the ashes of the Cheyne Walk Brasserie, No.Fifty has undergone a complete rebuild under the watchful eye of Sally Greene (Director of The Old Vic and proprietor of Ronnie Scott’s). Chef Iain Smith (formerly head chef at Social Eating House) will provide the eats for the 70 seat restaurant (with cocktail bar and drawing room upstairs)
The Halal Guys - WC2H
American
  London
Opening 01 Mar 2019
A US import, The Halal Guys have been around for 27 years, after starting as a hot dog stand. They now focus on halal street food - hot sandwiches or bowls with meat or falafel - and are planning up to 20 branches in the UK over the next few years.
Jolt Coffee - W1W
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 04 Mar 2019
A new caffeine stop for Fitzrovia, imported from Riyadh; pastries and small savoury plates will be on offer.
Lucknow Social - W1S
Indian
  London
Opening 04 Mar 2019
Dhruv Mittal and the team behind Dum Biryani are opening this neighbourhood Indian restaurant just a stone's throw from Regent Street; the cuisine (and the name) take inspiration from the 'low and slow' Awadhi cooking of the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, north India.
Master Wei - WC1N
Chinese
  London
Opening 04 Mar 2019
The chef behind Xi'an Impression (and its spin-off Biang Biang Noodles), Wei Guirong, is opening her first solo restaurant; the Chinese Shaanxi dishes and noodles will no doubt be much in demand.
The Pantechnicon - SW1
British, Modern
  London
Opening Mar 2019
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, with an opening date currently estimated as Spring 2019.
Barullo - EC3A
Spanish
  London
Opening 07 Mar 2019
Victor Garvey (of Rambla and now-closed Encant) is opening a Spanish restaurant in Aldgate in March, on the former site of James Cochran EC3 (RIP); City workers will be pleased to hear that the tapas, paella and main dishes will be available for delivery and takeaway too.
James Cochran EC3 - EC3A
Spanish
  London
Opening 07 Mar 2019
Victor Garvey (of Rambla and the now-closed Encant) is opening this new Spanish restaurant in the City in March 2019, serving tapas, paella and larger meals; City workers take note - there will be both takeaway and delivery options available.
Kanishka - W1S
Indian
  London
Opening 18 Mar 2019
Atul Kochhar, in collaboration with Tina English, is opening a new Indian restaurant, which will "showcase the cuisine of territories previously unexplored by London’s restaurants, particularly the Seven Sister States in the most easternmost region of India". It's named after King Kanishka, an emperor of the Kushan dynasty in the second century.
Bob Bob Cité - EC3
British, Modern
  London
Opening 25 Mar 2019
Bao - SE1
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
The latest branch of the popular Taiwanese steamed bun company will land in Borough Market in March; it will have a grab-and-go delivery hatch and a karaoke room upstairs.
Bistrotheque at London Warehouse - M1
British, Modern
  Manchester
Opening 31 Mar 2019
An Industrial Revolution building, London Warehouse (on the edge of the Northern Quarter) has been refurbished and will relaunch in Spring 2019 with a collective of businesses inside: an aparthotel, trendy gym and Bistrotheque, from Shoredicth pop-up pioneers Pablo Flack & David Waddington. Bistrotheque will occupy the entire ground floor, featuring a lounge, restaurant, coffee counter, mini cinema, bar, meeting rooms, private dining and outdoor terraces.
Cent Anni - SW19
Italian
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
Restaurateur Ray de Fazio (Cafe Med and Med Kitchen) is to open a new Italian restaurant in Wimbledon village, on the former site of Cau (RIP).
Darby's - SW11
Irish
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
MasterChef judge and chef Robin Gill (of The Dairy and Sorella) will be running the restaurant and rooftop bar at the Embassy Gardens development (the one with the suspended swimming pool), by the new US Embassy. Irish influences, open-fire cooking and on-site brewed drinks will feature.
Embr Kitchen - E2
Steaks & grills
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
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.
MEATLiquor - W1G
Burgers, etc
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
The orginal MEATLiquor closed its doors in February 2019, after the Brutalist car park it inhabited was approved for demolition (RIP); its reincarnation, just 500m up the road, takes over the former Match bar space.
Myrtle - SW10
Irish
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
Former Bob Bob Ricard chef Anna Haugh is opening her own restaurant; Myrtle in Chelsea will offer "modern European cooking with an Irish influence, using the finest Irish produce."
Rehmat's - AB25
Pakistani
  Aberdeen
Opening 31 Mar 2019
A new Pakistani restaurant for Aberdeen.
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall - HG4
British, Modern
  Grantley
Opening 31 Mar 2019
This newly refurbished luxury hotel and spa in the heart of Yorkshire opens in Spring 2019, with Shaun Rankin in charge of the main restaurant; there will also be an Asian restaurant (EightyEight) and a casual all-day restaurant (Fletchers).
The Brasserie - E20
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
One of two restaurants to open in the new Stratford Manhattan Lofts hotel, The Stratford Brasserie will be overseen by chef Ben Harrington, previously with Soho House Group. See also Allegra (from ex-Chiltern Firehouse chef Patrick Powell).
The South Downs Pig - BN18
British, Modern
  Arundel
Opening 31 Mar 2019
One of three new Pig hotels planned over the next 12 months (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.
TheBuxton - E1
British, Modern
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
From the team behind The Culpeper in Aldgate, a seven-storey pub-with-rooms (formerly The Archers); guests will have exclusive access to the rooftop terrace and hot tub.
Theo's Italian Kitchen (Group) -
Italian
  GROUP
Opening 31 Mar 2019
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 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.
Tiffin Tea House at The Beach - BS21
  Kingston Seymour
Opening 31 Mar 2019
Jersey's Tiffin Group is opening a cafe at this fishery in March 2019.
Yiu Fat Noodle - WC2H
Chinese
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
From the team behind Pachamama, a crowdfunded Chinese restaurant, due to open in Spring 2019 in the new Central Cross development at the eastern end of Chinatown.
Matchbar - EC1
Burgers, etc
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
The original branch of MEATLiquor had to close when the Brutalist car park it inhabited was approved for demoltion (RIP); this reincarnation, just 500m up the road, takes over the former site of Match Bar.
Sam's Riverside - W6
British, Modern
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
The Tea Lounge, Belmond Cadogan Hotel - SW1X
British, Modern
  London
Opening 31 Mar 2019
Crocadon Farm - PL12
British, Modern
  Saltash
Opening Mar 2019
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 soon.
The Palm at Deane - SN8
Pan-Asian
  Basingstoke
Opening Mar 2019
From the restaurateurs behind Winchester's pan-Asian restaurants Palm Pan Asia, The Shapla and Gandhi, comes a new venture.
Vapiano - E14
Italian
  London
Opening Mar 2019
Vapiano has confirmed that it will double its London presence to six sites during 2018, 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 will occupy the redeveloped landmark Centre Point on Tottenham Court Road.
Wish Tower Restaurant - BN21
French
  Eastbourne
Opening Mar 2019
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.
Apr
Rooftop Restaurant, The Standard - WC1H
  London
Opening 01 Apr 2019
There's to be several restaurants within this American hotel chain opening in London in early 2019; the ground-floor spot has named Adam Rawson (once of Pachamama) as chef, and now Bristol's darling, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (of Casamia and Paco Tapas) has been announced as the chef for the glass rooftop restaurant.
Storey’s Gate Cafe - SW1A
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 01 Apr 2019
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 Woodsman - CV37
British, Modern
  Stratford-Upon-Avon
Opening 01 Apr 2019
Mike Robinson, restaurateur and co-owner of the “terrific” Harwood Arms in Fulham, will open The Woodsman in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2019, bringing with him his ‘field to fork’ philosophy, with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and locally-sourced produce.
Allegra - E20
  London
Opening Apr 2019
Still very little news on ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell's solo venture, to be located on the seventh floor of Stratford's new Manhattan Loft Gardens (a new apartment tower boasting a hotel and three roof gardens, plus The Brasserie on the ground floor). Watch this space...
Caviar Kaspia - W1J
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening 08 Apr 2019
Back once again after almost 20 years, the famous Parisian caviar house is opening on the former site of The Chess Club in Spring 2019.
Flint House - BN1
British, Modern
  Brighton
Opening 08 Apr 2019
A fifth restaurant from Pamela and Ben McKellar, behind The Gingerman group; this new-build site has the 50-cover restaurant at the centre, complete with roof terrace.
The Sea, The Sea - SW3
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening 15 Apr 2019
Named for an Iris Murdoch novel, this new fish shop and deli (by day) and fish restaurant (by night) is the new project from Alex Hunter, co-founder of Bonnie Gull; we're told to expect guests chefs and workshops from day 1.
Hard Rock Hotel - W1H
American
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
Formerly The Cumberland, this Mayfair hotel re-opens under the Hard Rock brand in Spring 2019.
Nathan Outlaw at The Goring - SW1W
Fish & seafood
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
It was announced just before Christmas 2018 that Nathan Outlaw would be heading up a second, more casual, restaurant at The Goring - the first new restaurant there in over 100 years. The as-yet un-named venue will focus on his tried-and-tested, winning formula of fish-centric, Cornish-influenced cooking.
Nutshell - WC2N
Persian
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
Modern Iranian cooking from an ex-Noma chef, Leonardo Pereira (until recently at The Greenhouse)
Pasticceria Marchesi 1824 - W1K
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
The historic (est. 1824) Milanese bakery that's partly owned by Prada will open a glitzy branch in Mayfair soon.
The Gate - NW8
Vegetarian
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
A fourth branch for London's veggie pioneers, in a spacious St John's Wood location. We are told to expect a vegan weekend brunch, kids' meals and a set lunch menu.
Vanderlyle - CB1
  Cambridge
Opening 30 Apr 2019
Alex Rushmer, who closed his Cambridge restaurant Hole in the Wall in 2018, is to open another place in the city centre, with his former sous chef, Lawrence Butler.
Arros QD - W1D
Spanish
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
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 has been heralded with arriving in the UK since late 2017 with backing from the Iberica chain. Originally called InPaella, the main offering of this project, when it finally opens, will be paella, and it will be anything but ordinary; the opening date will be updated as we know more (currently April 2019).
Atticus - EC1V
American
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
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 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.
Honest Burgers - M3
Burgers, etc
  Manchester
Opening 30 Apr 2019
With 23 branches already in London and the South East this popular patty purveyor - “the best and most distinctive of the upmarket burger chains” - heads to the country's second city, opening a new site at Manchester Hall (although the date has not yet been confirmed, and it's been several months...)
Not Really Indian (NRI) - B1
Indian
  Birmingham
Opening 30 Apr 2019
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.
Shibui - W1
Japanese
  London
Opening 30 Apr 2019
Former head chef at Hackney's “cramped-but-magical” Pidgin, Elizabeth Haigh, ran a pop-up at Carousel in 2017 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...
Soutine - NW8
International
  London
Opening Apr 2019
Wild by Tart, Eccleston Place - SW1W
Organic
  London
Opening Apr 2019
May
Pitch - BN11
British, Modern
  Worthing
Opening 01 May 2019
Former bank manager and 2018 MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt has announced his debut restaurant; Pitch will open in May, and will champion local and homegrown produce.
The Pig at Bridge Place - CT4
British, Modern
  Bridge
Opening 13 May 2019
The first of the three new Pig hotels is slated to open in the village of Bridge near Canterbury in Spring 2019, located within a Grade II-listed, 17th-century manor house dating back to 1638. A newly built Coach House will feature a conservatory restaurant with open kitchen and 12 more bedrooms, while a converted barn houses the Kitchen Larder which offers wood fired cooking. An additional restored lodge will provide two bedrooms. Like the other Pig hotels, the restaurant here will serve locally sourced ingredients from the kitchen garden and farms within a 25 mile radius.
Mahé - PL28
Fish & seafood
  Padstow
Opening 15 May 2019
From Paul and Emma Ainsworth and John Lambert, a cookery school (by day) and chef's table (by night), right next door to Paul Ainsworth at No. 6; it's named after the island in the Indian Ocean where Paul's parents met. This is the Ainsworth's fourth Padstow venture.
Amazonico - W1J
International
  London
Opening 31 May 2019
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.
Jun
Darling - E8
  London
Opening 30 Jun 2019
Opening in 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 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.
Davies and Brook, Claridge's Hotel - W1K
  London
Opening 30 Jun 2019
The rumours have been confirmed: NYC restaurateurs Daniel Humm and Will Guidara are opening a restaurant at Claridge's this year, 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.
The Bull Inn - TQ9
  Totnes
Opening 30 Jun 2019
The Pig at Harlyn Bay - PL28
British, Modern
  Harlyn
Opening 30 Jun 2019
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 Summer 2019.
Jul
Folie - W1F
French
  London
Opening 01 Jul 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 the summer of 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.
Lucky Cat - W1K
Pan-Asian
  London
Opening 01 Jul 2019
Gordon Ramsay is replacing his flagship Maze with this restaurant in the summer of 2019; he has recruited former Sexy Fish exec chef Ben Orpwood. The restaurant, which is costing over £5 million to refurbish, is to emulate “the drinking dens of Thirties Tokyo and the Far East”.
Sep
The Wellington Hotel - WC2E
  London
Opening 30 Sep 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.
Pig at Harlyn Bay - PL28
British, Modern
  Harlyn Bay
Opening 30 Sep 2019
One of three new Pig hotels planned over the next year (Pig at Bridge Place opens soon, while the South Downs Pig opens in 2020). The seaside hotel will be situated in Grade II-listed Harlyn House near Padstow. As with previous Pig properties the restaurant will be supplied with locally sourced ingredients by farms within a 25 mile radius.
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.

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