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Feb
Rosa's Thai Cafe - M3
Thai
  Manchester
Opening 22 Feb 2020
A Manchester branch for the London-based chain.
Good Neighbour - SW17
British, Modern
  London
Opening 26 Feb 2020
A sibling for the Camberwell restaurant.
Zia Lucia Aldgate - E1
Pizza
  London
Opening 29 Feb 2020
A third branch for the North London pizzeria mini-chain, on the edge of the City; there's also an outlet at Boxpark Wembley.
Mar
Pulperia - B1
Argentinian
  Birmingham
Opening 02 Mar 2020
A new Argentinian asado concept from chef Aktar Islam; a second branch is also planned for Edgbaston in September 2020.
Queens of Mayfair - W1J
British, Modern
  London
Opening 02 Mar 2020
Sisters Victoria and Grace Sheppard are opening this Mayfair cafe in March 2020, serving both eat-in and takeaway food from breakfast through to early evening cocktails.
Wildflower - NW1
Irish
  London
Opening 02 Mar 2020
Irish chef Adrian Martin is opening his first London restaurant in March 2020; Wildflower will focus on seasonality, foraged food, and Irish traditions and will be housed in a shipping container in Camden’s new eco market on Buck Street.
10 Heddon Street (Fallow) - W1B
International
  London
Opening 10 Mar 2020
Gibney's London - EC1Y
Irish
  London
Opening 12 Mar 2020
Opening in the basement below Richard Corrigan's Daffodil Mulligan is a branch of popular Irish pub Gibney's of Malahide; the bar snack menu has been developed by Mr Corrigan himself.
Talad - SW10
Thai
  London
Opening 16 Mar 2020
Regional Northern Thai food with influences from Laos, Myanmar and China; owner and chef Natalie Tangsakul (ex-Rosa's) has six months on this site before she can have a longer lease, so it's half pop-up, half-permanent!
Apr
The Zebra Riding Club, Birch - EN7
British, Modern
  Cheshunt
Opening 24 Apr 2020
"A restaurant led by nature"; the fine-dining option at new wellbeing hotel Birch, is led by the Dairy's Robin Gill and Ben Rand. See also Valeries; opening April 2020.
Valeries, Birch - EN7
British, Modern
  Cheshunt
Opening 24 Apr 2020
A "casual, all-day restaurant" led by Robin Gill - one of two eating spaces at new wellbeing centre / hotel Birch; see also the Zebra Riding Club. Opening April 2020.
The Pig at Harlyn Bay - PL28
British, Modern
  Harlyn
Opening 28 Apr 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.
Jul
Park Row - W1F
  London
Opening 01 Jul 2020
Holy Guacamole Batman! Mash Steakhouse (RIP) has been taken over and the evil masterplan is to relaunch it themed with DC Universe characters. But it’s not going to be a themed diner, oh no, it’s going to be a ‘Gastronomic Amusement Park’ with five restaurants, three bars and 330 covers in total. Great Scott! Opening in Summer 2020.

Opening Date to be Confirmed
103 Colmore Row (D&D London) - B3
  Birmingham
D&D London are expanding to Brum with this rooftop, 24th-floor restaurant at the top of the new skyscraper on the site of the old NatWest building near the cathedral; opening in Autumn 2021.
Akoko - W1T
Afro-Caribbean
  London
Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila is opening his own restaurant, serving progressive west African food; opening in April 2020.
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.
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). UPDATE: As at February 2020, there's still no news on when this is going to happen - and it may not be at this location when it does.
Big Jolene Bakery - N7
British, Modern
  London
Opening a bakery seems to be what every restaurateur is up to these days... the team from Jolene are on the bandwagon, taking over a former air conditioning shop to open a bakery and restaurant (affectionately known as Big JO on their Instagram post) in May 2020.
Black Friar - M3
British, Modern
  Manchester
This Grade-II listed pub has been taken over by ex-Manchester House chef Aiden Byrne, and is due to re-open in late summer 2020, following a £2m transformation; there will be a different dining experience on each of the building’s three floors.
Blacklock - WC2E
Steaks & grills
  London
A fourth branch for the steak chain will open in 2020; we'll update this when we have a date.
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.
Chyna - E14
Chinese
  London
A new Cantonese restaurant from Alan Yau, opening in 2020; see also Yau Grilling.
Claro - W1D
Portuguese
  London
Replacing Bonnie Gull's Seafood Shack (RIP) is this Portuguese taberna from ex-Londrino chef Leandro Carreira (The Sea, The Sea), in partnership with Alex Hunter of Bonnie Gull Fitzrovia, which will open in April 2020.
Club Mexicana Taqueria - W1B
Vegan
  London
After a series of successful pop-ups, the vegan Mexican restaurant has found a permanent home in Kingly Court; opening in March 2020.
CoCo Ichibanya - W1U
Pan-Asian
  London
Opening in Spring 2020, a second London branch of the curry house chain that has over 1400 restaurants worldwide.
Cocotte - SW6
Chicken
  London
A third branch of the free-range rotisserie chicken restaurant is opening in March 2020.
Delamere Forest Park Visitor Centre - CW8
British, Modern
  Northwich
The park's visitor centre is being rebuilt, and will include a new cafe when it opens in Summer 2020.
Dishoom - B3
Indian
  Birmingham
Dishoom is opening in Birmingham in Spring 2020; co-founders Shamil and Kavi Thakrar said they are “delighted” to be moving to Birmingham and will explore the historic ties between Mumbai and England’s ‘second city’.
Giannino Dal 1899 - W1S
Italian
  London
Established in Milan 120 years ago and now opening outside of Italy for the first time, in Mayfair (on the site of Camillo Benso) in February 2020.
Goods Way - N1C
  London
Coming in March 2020, from the team behind Flat Iron Yard in Borough, a new (yet old-style) street food hall, bar and live music venue. Confirmed stallholders now include familiar faces (Breddos Tacos, Temple of Seitan and Duck Truck) and some new ones including New York's hugely respected Sushi On Jones (see also) and Pomelo (see also) from the Lupins team.
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.
Happy - W1D
British, Modern
  London
Opening in February 2020, a restaurant with an incredible back story: 25 years ago, on this very site, a father and son ate a meal in TGI Friday's, and were so inspired by the experience that they began opening restaurants in Europe, and are now back in London to open a branch of their chain. The ‘Happy Broken Burger’ and ethically sourced roast chicken are two of their signature dishes, thanks to the Josper grill.
Kapihan - SW11
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Opening in Battersea in June 2020, a new bakery from the owners of Kapé and Pan Filipino bakery; the name means “coffee house” in Tagalog.
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)
Kuki - TR3
British, Modern
  Truro
Opening in April, the third restaurant in Jude Kereama's Kota Collective of restaurant using Cornish produce with an Asian twist; this one is in The Valley, a hamlet of holiday cottages near Truro.
Larry's - SE15
American
  London
Due to open in March 2020, a new Peckham spot from the owners of Levan and Salon; it's to be a NYC-inspired place, and is named after 1970s DJ Larry Levan.
Lerpwl - L3
  Liverpool
The Barrie brothers of Anglesey's Marram Grass have now named their next restaurant, on the Albert Dock site they secured in early 2019; it will be called Lerpwl, the Welsh name for Liverpool, and will open in February 2020.
Little Kudu - SE15
Spanish
  London
Opening in March 2020 next door to Kudu, a 'mini-me', no-reservations tapas bar with just 30 covers.
Louie - WC2H
French
  London
Coming in March 2020 in the former L'Atelier de Joël Rubuchon site, a three-storey bar and 75-cover restaurant from French restaurateur Laurent de Gourcuff and American chef Slade Rushing; the first venture from restaurant group Paris Society.
M at Newfoundland - E14
Steaks & grills
  London
A fourth branch for the M chain, opening in Canary Wharf in 2020.
Maison Francois - SW1Y
French
  London
Opening on the former site of Green's in Spring 2020, a brasserie and wine bar that's part of a shiny new building called The Marq; it will "pay homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace".
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.
Mercato Metropolitano Ilford - IG1
International
  London
The next food hall from the Mercato team will open in a car park in Ilford in October 2020; there will be 30 stalls and space 600 people on the ground floor, and a sustainable farm on the roof which will produce salad for the market using hydroponic technology.
Mosu - M3
Japanese
  Manchester
Taking inspiration from Japan's backstreet izakaya bars, this 70-cover basement venue in Barton Arcade, Deansgate will have an open kitchen, sushi bar and a robata grill; opening Spring 2020.
Noble Rot Soho - W1D
British, Modern
  London
Exciting news. The old, legendary Gay Hussar site is to be rejuvenated by the Noble Rot team, opening in April 2020. Marina o'Loughlin, The Sunday Times restaurant critic, has what she calls "a minuscule investment" in the newcomer, which will have a menu from chef Paul Weaver and The Sportsman's Stephen Harris "will include subtle references to The Gay Hussar's glory days" (and Hungarian dishes). Wines, of course, will be a major feature.
Nobu Marylebone - W1H
  London
Nobu's second London hotel opens in 2020, with 239 rooms and a Nobu restaurant.
NoMad London - WC2E
American
  London
The London outpost of a NYC hotel arrives in London in 2020, complete with NYC chef Daniel Humm.
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
Perkyn's - N15
British, Modern
  London
Opening around Easter 2020, a coffee shop and craft beer shop that will serve sandwiches and sharing boards made from locally sourced food.
Pomelo - N1C
British, Modern
  London
Opening in March 2020, from the founders of Lupins in SE1, a King's Cross restaurant (attached to forthcoming new music venue Lafayette); they will be serving "unique British tapas".
Rudys - LS3
Pizza
  Leeds
The Leeds branch opens at the end of February 2020.
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.
Sessions Arts Club - EC1R
  London
Coming in Summer 2020, in an old Grade II courthouse in Clerkenwell, from artist Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (a St John founder) and architect Russell Potter. Sessions Arts Club will be an events space / creative studio with a restaurant run by chef Alex Vines of 40 Maltby Street.
Shelter Hall - BN1
International
  Brighton
Opening in Summer 2020, close to the British Airways i360 observation tower, a new seafront food hall with up to 10 independent outlets. The refurbished Shelter Hall will be a larger version of the original, which dates from the 1880s, with a new rotunda and sea wall. The team behind Riddle and Finns are taking the rotunda space, and the food hall will be run by Sessions Market.
Six by Nico - W1T
International
  London
Scottish chef Nico Simeone has opened in five major cities, and is bringing his unique restaurant chain to London in Spring 2020; the cuisine changes every six weeks and the only choice is the six-course set menu, which will be £35 per head in London.
Slapfish - NW1
Fish & seafood
  London
US seafood chain Slapfish makes its London debut in October 2019 after seeing success on America’s West Coast; they focus on serving sustainable seafood and sourcing fish from local fishermen.
Stu Deeley restaurant, name tbc - B3
  Birmingham
MasterChef: The Professionals 2019 winner Stu Deeley is opening his own Jewellery Quarter restaurant in Summer 2020, in direct competition to his former employers at The Wilderness. More details - and a name - when we hear them, but he has already said he'll be serving the "Brummie fusion food" that won him the MasterChef crown.
Supa Ya Ramen - E2
Japanese
  London
From supper clubs to a permanent site, chef Luke Findlay (ex-Berber & Q head chef, with previous roles at Patty & Bun, NOPI and Tom Kerridge's The Hand & Flowers) will be serving up his "new wave ramen bowls" in Hackney from mid-February 2020.
Sushi on Jones - N1C
Japanese
  London
An NYC sushi restaurant famous for delivering a 12-course lunch in 30 minutes; Goods Way is opening in March 2020.
Taka Marylebone - W1U
Japanese
  London
Opening in Spring 2020 in the premises that formerly housed Providores, a second branch for high-end Japanese Taka.
The 3rd - BS1
  Bristol
Apparently not busy enough with running his new restaurant in London (Decimo), Peter Sanchez-Iglesias is also opening this spot in March 2020, on the former site of his Pi Shop (tucked between his other two restaurants, Casamia and Paco Tapas); it will have an all-day café, restaurant (with a chef's table, naturally) and a bar.
The Audley - W1K
British, Modern
  London
Three storey Victorian pub.
The Ethicurean at Trevibban Mill - PL27
British, Modern
  Wadebridge
Opening in Spring 2020, a sibling to The Ethicurean in Wrington, near Bristol; the new venue will have an 80 cover restaurant and "will continue to champion vegetable-led cooking, whilst supporting Cornish fishmongers and pasture rearing farms local to the vineyard to create enticing daytime menus and refined evening tasting menus".
The Gantry - E15
  London
Opening in late 2020, a 17-storey building, with a speakeasy bar in the basement and a "destination restaurant" on the first floor with two outdoor terraces.
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 Londoner - WC2H
  London
Opening in June 2020, a new boutique hotel for central London which will feature "a mix of six concept eateries, bars and a tavern", plus two Odeon luxe cinemas and a rooftop bar with fire pits.
The Market - EC2N
  London
The YBF's, along with caterers Rhubarb, are opening The Market, a huge (22,000 sq ft) new food hall in the new development of 22 Bishopsgate; opening in 2020.
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.
Theatre Royal - WC2B
British, Modern
  London
Andrew Lloyd Webber's LW Theatres has announced that Richard Caring's uber-successful Caprice Holdings will launch a restaurant and bar within the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - actually in a recently acquired adjoining building on Catherine Street; opening date in late 2020 and name to be confirmed.
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.
Weyfish - DT4
Fish & seafood
  Weymouth
Weymouth's historic harbourside fishmongers are refurbishing and updating The Old Fish Market to include a shellfish bar and a hot food bar.
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.
Il Borro - W1J
  London
Opening in Summer 2020 on the sizeable (11,000 square feet) site of Nobu Berkeley - a fancy Italian using produce from the 700-acre Tuscan estate of the same name.
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.
Black Bear Burger - SW9
Burgers, etc
  London
Boxpark Shoreditch's Black Bear (also in Giant Robot in Canary Wharf) is opening a permanent site in Brixton.
Bobo Social - SE17
Burgers, etc
  London
Former Charlotte Street fixture Bobo Social has found a new home in Southwark, and will be serving up burgers and cocktails in Elephant Park from March 2020.
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; exact date to be announced.
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...
Mathura - SW1P
Indian
  London
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.
Morena - SW1W
South American
  London
Opening in April 2020, an all-day dining spot and coffee house from sisters Juliana and Valentina Beleno; there will be dishes and coffee from their native Colombia on the Latin-American inspired menu.
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.
Patron Cave à Manger - N5
French
  London
Patron's "simple, honest, comfort, classic French food and wine" is coming to Blackstock Road this February.
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.
SW7 - SW7
  London
A new brasserie and bar for the Gloucester road area, offering all-day dining; located in the Hotel London Kensington.
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 2018 in Covent Garden (amid a publicity storm about the queues); we have been waiting for this other site in the revamped Centrepoint development on Tottenham Court Road ever since. Watch this space for more details...
Eataly - EC2M
Italian
  London
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.
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
Pane Vino - NW5
French
  London
Taking over the Kentish Town Beef & Brew site is this company, who have been successfully selling their beef bourguignon buns at pop-ups across London.
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.
Dining Room at Art'otel - SW8
  London
Amsterdam hotel group plans to open new hotel and rooftop dining space in London's iconic Battersea Power Station in 2020 (originally it was promised for 2019). A second hotel in Hoxton is apparently also in the planning stages.

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