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May
Mother Clucker - EC1R
Chicken
  London
After a number of pop-ups and residencies across London – as well as a food truck regular at markets like Kerb and Street Feast – this cheekily-named chicken purveyor goes permanent in the foodie enclave of Exmouth Market.
May
temper Covent Garden - WC2
Pizza
  London
Neil Rankin reinvents his temper restaurant brand once again as a pizza and vermouth offering in Covent Garden. The Soho original specialises in grilled meats while the City outpost gives things an Indian twist.
May
Inko Nito - W1F
Japanese
  London
From the folks behind Knightsbridge's expensive but “exceptional” Zuma, comes an ‘unconventional Japanese Robatayaki’ restaurant in Soho showcasing Japanese charcoal grill cooking with Korean influences. By all accounts is will be a more casual offering than its well-heeled (if occasionally Euro-trashy) sister.
May
24 The Oval - SW9
British, Modern
  London
British small (and even some large) plates are on offer at this Oval spot from Matt Wells, (co-owner of The Dairy, Clapham) and his business partner from SW4 steakhouse Knife, Andrew Bradford. The kitchen team includes Simon Woodrow and George East from The Dairy.
May
Crepes & Cones - CR0
Crêpes
  London
Rappers Krept and Konan launch this Croydon restaurant with grime star J2K. Crepes and cones are on the menu, but so are burgers, ribs, hotdogs and milkshakes.
May
Bright - E8
British, Modern
  London
Clapton’s in-the-know wine shop and communal dining spot, P Franco, which serves up “wonderful, innovative food” is to open a fully fledged restaurant on the former site of Ellory in Hackney’s Neil House, in May. William Gleave, whose CV includes 40 Maltby Street and Brawn, heads up the kitchen. The wine, from the people behind Noble Fine Liquor on Broadway Market, is not your standard plonk, either. The Clapton original continues as usual with its rotating roster of chefs.
May
Market Hall Fulham - SW6
International
  London
This first in a series of food halls pitches up in Fulham Broadway's old ticket hall, transforming the space into a street food mecca with nine different kitchens offering Thai spicing from Thima by Farang; bread and charcuterie from Claude’s Deli (from the folks behind nearby Claude’s Kitchen); sourdough pizzas from Yard Sale, Butchies free range fried chicken and hot drinks from Press Coffee. Food halls to follow in Victoria (summer 18) and London’s West End (TBC). And it was announced in April 2018 that Calcutta Canteen (from Asma Khan, the woman behind Soho’s Darjeeling Express) will join the market’s ranks. The Market Hall brand is brought to us by Andy Lewis-Pratt and Simon Anderson (the restaurateur behind Pitt Cue Co.)
May
KooKoo - NW1
International
  London
From the folks behind Camden’s seafood restaurant Hook, a new deli serving an internationally-inspired menu of salads and wraps.
May
Le Swine - E1
Burgers, etc
  London
They’ve been selling their “perfect bacon sandwiches” from a van in Spitalfields Market since 2014, now the backers (who include chefs Bruno Loubet and James Packman) of this purveyor of pork sarnies and burgers have launched a permanent site just a stone’s throw away.
May
Andina Panaderia - W11
Peruvian
  London
Peruvian food pioneer Martin Morales (Ceviche, Andina) launches what he describes as London’s first Peruvian bakery in Notting Hill’s Westbourne Grove. The panaderia is situated next door to Andina Picanteria, a new venture inspired by roadside restaurants (picanterias) that form the culinary hub of the community across the eleven regions of the Peruvian Andes.
May
Andina Picanteria - W11
Peruvian
  London
Peruvian food pioneer Martin Morales (Ceviche, Andina) launches a new venture inspired by roadside restaurants (picanterias) that form the culinary hub of the community across the eleven regions of the Peruvian Andes. It is situated next door to what he describes as London’s first Peruvian bakery in Notting Hill’s Westbourne Grove, Andina Panderia.
May
The Hero of Maida - W9
British, Modern
  London
This Maida Vale gastropub is back with a bang as Henry Harris (formerly of Knightbridge's Racine, RIP) takes over the kitchen. It closed in August 2016 after a lengthy legal battle over rent increases. It will re-open in May 2018, with the new name Hero of Maida (formerly it was The Truscott Arms).
May
Sargeant’s Mess - EC3N
British, Modern
  London
Restaurateur Mark Sargeant, whose hits include Rocksalt in Folkestone and Wife of Bath in Wye, has teamed up with Ampersand catering to launch a new all-day restaurant, bar and cafe in London’s historic seat of monarchy the Tower of London.
May
Fayre Share - E9
British, Modern
  London
In Hackney’s picturesque Victoria Park Village, a new 'family-style’ feasting joint where all menu items can be served for 1, 2 or 4 people.
May
Gambas - BS1
Spanish
  Bristol
Taking over the former site of Russell Norman’s Spuntino in Bristol’s Cargo shipping container development (also home to Box-E), a new tapas joint from husband and wife team Kieran and Imogen Waite, who also run the fantastic Bravas in Cotham Hill and Wapping Wharf’s Cargo Cantina.
May
Rhythm Kitchen - E17
Afro-Caribbean
  London
Charcoal BBQ is at the centre of the cooking at this Caribbean spot in Walthamstow. Alongside Jerk marinated meat and fish dishes, they also serve family favourites like Curry Goat, Oxtail and Vegetable Rundown. And there’s over 60 rums to choose from, for those who fancy a tipple.
May
Lina Stores - W1D
Italian
  London
Soho deli Lina Stores opens its own pasta bar with 12-seater kitchen counter and 50-covers over two floors on the former site of Trattoria Da Aldo. It will serve many of the fresh pasta dishes found at the deli, a Soho landmark for the past 80 years.
May
May
Stem - W1J
British, Modern
  London
Mark Jarvis, chef-patron of Anglo in Farringdon and Neo Bistro off Oxford Street, launches a new venture in Mayfair, offering tasting and à la carte menus of seasonal British fare created by Jarvis with head chef Sam Ashton-Booth.
May
Alpes London (Raclette Brothers) - SW9
Swiss
  London
Raclette (either traditional Swiss or Kappacasein's Bermondsey variety) and fondues are the order of the day at street market favourite Raclette Bros - now with a permanent, Alpine-themed home at Pop Brixton.
May
Tell Your Friends - SW6
Vegetarian
  London
A new vegan restaurant from sisters Lucy and Tiffany Watson – best known for featuring in Made in Chelsea – aiming to 'demystify veganism and showcase how tasty it can be'. Dishes include Fish & Chips (breaded banana blossom and cashew tartare sauce) and Chicken Bites (jackfruit with a hemp and sunflower crumb).
May
All Star Lanes - W12
American
  London
The latest outpost of this American bowling alley/bar and restaurant opens in the new Westfield London extension.
Apr
Ekte Nordic Kitchen - EC4N
Scandinavian
  London
A new venture from Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen (of the City's 1 Lombard Street) offering Nordic-inspired cooking, Smørrebrød sandwiches and Scandinavian pastries. It joins the ranks of restaurants at the City’s dining hub Bloomberg Arcade.
Apr
Tonica by The Distillery - EC1R
Spanish
  London
Exmouth Market bar and restaurant serving Spanish-inspired food. But, as one might expect from the Portobello Road Gin company, this place is all about the gin y tonica, which comes with a dizzying array of tinctures, bitters, tonics, herbs, garnishes and juices.
Apr
Chucs - W2
Italian
  London
A fourth location for this group of Italian restaurants, owned by luxury lifestyle brand Chucs, opens in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Set within The Magazine extension of the gallery, the restaurant is open for breakfast and brunch through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Take-away options are also available for those picnicking in the park.
Apr
Five Guys - SW3
Burgers, etc
  London
Apr
Tuk Shop - W1D
Thai
  London
Healthy fast food chain Leon launch this Thai fast food pop-up in an existing Leon outlet on Shaftesbury Avenue as a joint venture with Bangkok-based food group Aylmer Aaharn.
Apr
The Old Ship - W6
British, Modern
  London
This 300-year-old pub has been given a new lease of life after it was snapped up by Young’s and completely refurbished. It now boasts a spacious Thames-side terrace and conservatory for drinking and dining, as well as a new menu and selection of cask ales and wines.
Apr
Maribel - B1
British, Modern
  Birmingham
Richard Turner (formerly of Turners at 69, RIP) returns to the Birmingham restaurant scene and fine dining with this new venture on the former site of Edmunds bistro (also RIP). The chef, who attempted to go casual with his cooking back in 2016, dishes up an 11-course tasting menu of “French-influenced modern British cuisine”.
Apr
Banh Bao Brothers - SE1
Vietnamese
  London
A Vietnamese cocktail bar and restaurant in Waterloo’s redeveloped Leake Street tunnels offering (as the name suggests) banh bao – a traditional breakfast bun – and noodles soups like Bun Bo Hue.
Apr
Cornerstone - E9
Fish & seafood
  London
Tom Brown, ex-of The Capital, has branched away from Nathan Outlaw and will open his first restaurant, in Hackney Wick, in Spring 2018; we are told to expect predominantly fishy fare from this native Cornishman.
Apr
alto - W1A
Italian
  London
After a series of rooftop residencies from restaurateur Des McDonald (Q Grill, followed by Vintage Salt, Forest and later Il Tetto) Selfridges has teamed up with the San Carlo group for the latest project atop its iconic Oxford Street store. The restaurant offers classic Italian dishes, while out on the terrace there’s a bar serving cocktails, wine, Champagne and beers.
Apr
The Petersham - WC2E
British, Modern
  London
The Boglione family, owners of Richmond's Petersham Nurseries, have ventured into central London, with an ambitious new development in Covent Garden, which launched in two phases: the shop, delicatessen, florist and wine cellar opened in June last year, followed by two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia in April 2018, alongside two bars.
Apr
La Goccia - WC2E
Italian
  London
The Boglione family, owners of Richmond's Petersham Nurseries, have ventured into central London, with an ambitious new development in Covent Garden, which launched in two phases: the shop, delicatessen, florist and wine cellar opened in June last year, followed by two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia in April 2018, alongside two bars.
Apr
Crocker’s Table - HP23
British, Modern
  Tring
Founder Luke Garnsworthy and head chef Scott Barnard move their relaxed fine dining restaurant from Berkhamstead to a larger site in Tring. The new venue seats up to 15 people for each service where diners sit together and watch Scott complete each dish in front of them. Choose from a set lunch, three course, tasting menu or vegetarian tasting menu.
Apr
Five Guys - E14
Burgers, etc
  London
Apr
Cocotte - N1
Chicken
  London
Notting Hill’s French farm-to-table chicken rotisserie spot opens a second outpost on the other side of London, taking over the old home of 8 Hoxton Square (RIP) in Shoreditch.
Apr
Street Pizza - EC4M
Pizza
  London
Gordo kept this one under wraps. The chef quietly (now there’s a first!) launched his new pizza concept on the ground floor of Bread Street Kitchen in the City’s One New Change development by St Paul’s. It offers “bottomless” Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza for £15 as well as cocktails, craft beers and late-night entertainment.
Apr
Hide - W1J
British, Modern
  London
After closing his Fitzrovia flagship Dabbous in summer 2017, as well as nearby Barnyard, Ollie Dabbous is back with a new venture in the very salubrious environs of Mayfair's Piccadilly. The huge, 250-cover restaurant will open in partnership with the chef's mixologist business partner Oskar Kinberg and Hedonism Wines. The fine dining offering, set across three floors, affords views over Green Park.
Apr
The Clink - M1
British, Modern
  Manchester
The Clink Charity brings its worthy work to Manchester, offering food and beverage training to both ex-offenders and the homeless while simultaneously providing good British fare to the local community. It is the fifth venture from the charity, which operates restaurants at HMP High Down in Sutton, HMP Cardiff, HMP Brixton and HMP Styal in Cheshire.
Apr
Wellbourne - W12
British, Modern
  London
After opening a venture of the same name in Bristol in 2017, former Dabbous chefs Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy branch out to London, setting up shop alongside several other restaurants (including Kricket, Homeslice and Shola-Karachi Kitchen) in the old Beeb HQ in White City.
Apr
Burr & Co, The Principal - WC1B
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Within the new 334-room Principal London hotel – occupying the former Hotel Russell, a dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square – a coffeehouse by day, wine bar by night destination. The hotel, opening in spring 2018, will also boast neighbourhood restaurant Neptune, Fitz's cocktail bar and Palm Court afternoon tea parlour.
Apr
Beck at Brown’s, Brown’s Hotel - W1S
Italian
  London
Heinz Beck, the man behind three Michelin-starred sensation La Pergola in Rome, heads to Mayfair, bringing some of his Italian flair to quintessentially British London landmark, Brown’s Hotel. We’re promised a much more casual (and affordable) offering of classic Italian dishes using seasonal, British ingredients devised by Beck and his head chef Heros de Agostinis (though mainly cooked by the latter).
Apr
Fitz’s - WC1B
  London
A chic cocktail bar within the new 334-room Principal London hotel – occupying the former Hotel Russell, a dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square. The hotel, opening in spring 2018, will also boast a seafood restaurant Neptune (co-created with Brett Redman), an afternoon tea parlour Palm Court and Burr & Co coffeehouse.
Apr
Cereal Grind - E1
British, Modern
  London
Café in Whitechapel’s New Road Hotel serving nothing but breakfast cereal. Build your own bowl by adding fruit, maltesers, chocolate buttons or mini marshmallows, with your choice of 10 different milks.
Apr
Yolkin - W1D
Ice cream
  London
Chinatown’s macaron ice-cream sandwich pop-up goes permanent. Founder Sammy Le is promising milkshakes and an Asian twist on Arctic Rolls, as well as the usual Chinese/Vietnamese-inspired ice cream sandwiches.
Apr
Homeslice - W12
Pizza
  London
A fourth branch of Mark and Alan Wogan's Homeslice opened in the redeveloped Television Centre in April 2018.
Apr
Tortilleria El Pastór - SE1
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Not far from The Hart Bros' original taqueria in Borough Market, this tortilleria (where fresh tortillas are made from scratch every day) launches in the foodie enclave of Bermondsey. As well as tacos and tortillas to eat in or take-away, El Pastor will also serve its own brand mezcal.
Apr
Number Five, Devonshire Club - EC2M
British, Modern
  London
At the City’s exclusive, members only Devonshire Club, a new dining room open to the public on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Heading up the kitchen is Adam Gray who has trained with the illustrious like of Raymond Blanc and Bruno Loubet.
Apr
Chokhi Dhani London - SW11
Indian
  London
Already a household name in India, this group of luxury hotels and resorts expands internationally for the first time with a restaurant and street food offering in Battersea. The venture will showcase the same mix of fine food and vibrant atmosphere as the group's venues in Rajasthan. Heading up the kitchen is Vishnu Natarajan, formerly head chef of Carom in Soho, and Bhagwan Singh, ex of Mint Leaf.
Apr
Bluebird Café White City - W12
British, Modern
  London
D&D London are rolling out the Bluebird Cafe concept with this first sibling in the former Television Centre at White City, due to open in April 2018. An outdoor terrace and deli will feature.
Apr
Lahpet - E1
Burmese
  London
For “a great chance to try an underrepresented cuisine” don’t miss the latest iteration of this Burmese canteen (previously a Maltby Street stall) at its new site in Shoreditch. Our reporters say “traditional dishes like the tea salad are the best options”. Its Hackney site near London Fields closed in March 2018.
Apr
Ardiciocca - SW6
Italian
  London
On the former site of Fulham steak and liquor bar Hanger, comes a gluten free, dairy free, sugar free Italian. Any coeliacs will know what a struggle dining at pizza and pasta-heavy restaurants can be, so this could be just the ticket, as long as the free-from food doesn’t
Apr
Mãos - E2
Portuguese
  London
London's favourite Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes (Taberna do Mercado, once upon a time Viajante) has been talking about launching a fine dining supper club for some time (a revival of his Loft Project of sorts). Now it seems the dream has finally come to fruition with the arrival of this 14-seater, tasting menu-only dining experience in Shoreditch on the former site of Hostem. The joint venture between Mendes and Hostem's James Brown will “provide a gastronomic experience for a discerning clientele” for £125 a head, not including drinks.
Apr
Two Tribes KX - N7
International
  London
A new music, beer and street food space in Barnsbury, incorporating a brewery, recording studios, events space and alfesco area for street food and parties.
Apr
The Ivy Castle View - GU1
British, Modern
  Guildford
Guildford's branch of the ever-expanding Ivy Brasserie brand is expected to open in April 2018.
Apr
Abel - SE1
Spanish
  London
Ex-Barrafina chef Javier Duarte Campos strikes out on his own with a no ressies tapas spot in Elephant & Castle’s street food market Mercato Metropolitano.
Apr
Little Nan’s - W1T
British, Traditional
  London
This small south London bar chain with sites in Catford and Deptford heads to the city centre with its latest outlet. The Fitzrovia bar serves a retro range of pub classics, as well as afternoon teas, cocktails served in teapots and boozy brunches.
Apr
Hot Stone - N1
Japanese
  London
Steak and sushi bar in Islington’s Chapel Market with DIY hot stone cooking.
Apr
The Repton Room - MK17
Afternoon tea
  Newton Longville
Located at the gateway to The Woburn Estate in Bedfordshire’s idyllic village of Woburn, this afternoon tea and light lunch parlour adjoins the hotel’s (recently refurbished) Georgian restaurant Olivier's.
Apr
BrewDog Seven Dials - WC2H
British, Modern
  London
Hot on the heels of the announcement that crowdfunded craft brewers Brew Dog are opening in Tower Hill this year comes the news of a Cambridge Circus branch, on the site of Polpo's Ale & Bird branch (RIP).
Mar
Swingers - W1G
International
  London
From the people that brought adults-only crazy golf to the City (The Institute of Competitive Socialising), a new branch of Swingers, occupying the 20,000 sq ft site that was previously BHS' Oxford Street flagship; apparently it will look like a British seaside resort inside, and be packed with street food vendors and bars. No word yet on which brands will be appearing - we'll update you as we know.
Mar
Mr White's English Chophouse - E1
British, Modern
  London
Mr. White's English Chophouse will opening in March 2018 on New Road, Whitechapel.
Mar
Arepa & Co. - E2
South American
  London
A second location for this family-owned Venezuelan café (the original is in Haggerston) arrives in Bethnal Green's industrial-chic railway arches, serving traditional arepas and a host of new dishes inspired by the cuisine of Venezuela and South America.
Mar
Freak Scene - W1D
Pan-Asian
  London
This storming little pan-Asian pop-up venture from Scott Hallsworth (of Kurobuta) and Phar Shaweewan finds a permanent home in Soho’s Frith Street, in what was once the original Barrafina premises. Expect a fusion of Japanese, Singaporean and Malay cooking, as well as some South American inspiration in the form of Miso-grilled black cod tacos.
Mar
Vijay’s Bar & Lounge - W1T
Indian
  London
Tucked away above Fitzrovia’s Lokhandwala, and inspired by an infamous Mumbai gangster, this drinking den with outdoor terrace offers innovative cocktails and Indian-style bar snacks.
Mar
Mare Street Market - E8
British, Modern
  London
Originally supposed to launch with Nuno Mendes at the helm, this Barworks project is now the first solo restaurant for TV chef and writer Gizzi Erskine – the new neighbourhood venue in Hackney's Keltan House incorporates a bar, restaurant, deli and café. Although the restaurant will have a head chef, Erskine hopes to spend as much time as possible in the kitchen. She also has plans to take her Pure Filth veggie burger pop-up permanent.
Mar
Restaurant 22 - CB4
British, Modern
  Cambridge
Shake-up at “Cambridge's best-kept secret” as former Ramsay chef Sam Carter and fiancée Alex Oliver takeover this elegant 22 cover restaurant. The pair plan to refurbish the restaurant which will reopen in late-March 2018. The diminutive venue, which also vaunts 14 seat private dining room, will offer a lunch time set and evening taster menu alongside an à la carte menu.
Mar
Good Neighbour - SE5
Mediterranean
  London
On the former site of Nape (the restaurant debut from Borough Market charcuterie operator Sean Cannon closed after just a year) in Camberwell a neighbourhood kitchen-cum-wine-bar from Aussie chef Paul Williamson (formerly of WC in Clapham and Soho House). There’s a menu of Mediterranean-inspired small plates, pizzette, cheese and charcuterie alongside a rotating range of wines.
Mar
Buongiorno e Buonasera - W1U
Pizza
  London
Pizzeria with two branches already in Oxford arrives on London’s Baker Street serving light Roman-style pizzas using organic, non-GMO wheat, soy and rice flour.
Mar
The Vurger Co - E1
Burgers, etc
  London
London's love affair with plant-based food offerings continues as this vegan burger pop-up goes permanent in Shoreditch thanks to a successful £180k crowdfunding campaign. Alongside aubergine, mushroom and bean burgers there will be non dairy milkshakes and a selection of beers and wines.
Mar
Purezza - NW1
Vegetarian
  London
Brighton's vegan pizzeria branches out to London with a site in Camden.
Mar
Leroy - EC2A
British, Modern
  London
On the former site of Edwin's Wine Bar, a new Parisian-inspired 'cave' from the owners of Hackney's Ellory. Sommeliers Jack Lewens and Ed Thaw closed Ellory on 4 March and chose Shoreditch for their latest venture to take advantage of cheaper rents. Yes! Incredibly Hackney's Broadway Market is now more expensive than Shoreditch.
Mar
Authentique Epicerie & Bar - NW5
French
  London
A wine bar, restaurant, grocery and wine store all rolled into one, featuring a rotating roster of guest chefs and winemakers. Alongside food and wine evenings in the wine bar, the attached grocery store offers French delicacies, cheeses and charcuterie, over 200 different vintages and 75 craft beers.
Mar
The Candlemaker - EC4N
British, Modern
  London
On the former site of a Smith’s of Smithfield offshoot comes a new gastroboozer from prolific publican Young’s. The City spot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an extensive list of craft beers and cocktails.
Mar
Titu - W1J
Pan-Asian
  London
Kiwi chef Jeff Tyler whips up handmade gyoza and a range of colourful Asian-inspired salads and snacks in this tiny (15-seater) operation in Mayfair’s picturesque Shepherds Market.
Mar
Salt ‘n’ Sauce - OX1
Fish & seafood
  Oxford
Seafood specialist Bonnie Gull steps outside of the capital with the launch of a new restaurant in Oxford's Wesgate mall. Alongside traditional fish and chips there are gluten free options, salt 'n' peppa squid burgers, Harviestoun craft beers and soft serve ice cream.
Mar
Kanada-Ya - N1
Japanese
  London
This purveyor of authentic Japanese noodles adds a third restaurant, bringing its “delicious ramen, unsurpassed in London” to Islington's Upper Street. Good news for fans of the Covent Garden and Piccadilly outposts, which are excellent, but boy do you have to queue.
Mar
Brat - E1
Fusion
  London
Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher's, is opening his first restaurant in Shoreditch in Spring 2018. His Welsh heritage and Basque cooking styles will influence the food, which will be cooked over an open fire. Brat is a colloquial term for turbot, we are told, and not a reference to his celebrity client Brad Pitt...
Mar
The Pie Room - WC1V
British, Traditional
  London
As the name suggests this venture is all about pies. Enjoy Calum Franklin's pastry perfection in the Holborn Dining Room's splendid surroundings, or take it away from the dedicated pie hatch.
Mar
Caramel London - SW3
Afternoon tea
  London
A Middle Eastern mini chain arrives on Brompton Road bringing its take on brunch and afternoon tea, plus a range of desserts and signature cocktails, to the former site of La Brasserie (RIP).
Mar
Slim Chickens - WC2E
Chicken
  London
This American fried chicken franchise brings its chicken tenders, wings and sandwiches across the Pond with the launch of its flagship UK restaurant in London’s Covent Garden. More on the way we suspect...
Mar
Sapling - E8
British, Modern
  London
A new wine-focused restaurant and larder on Dalston's main drag from restaurateur Bob Ritchie and sommelier Dan Whine – great name for a sommelier, eh?. The weekly changing list of around 36 wines, including a number of grower Champagnes and other notable sparkling wines, is sustainable, organic, biodynamic or low-intervention and available by the glass. It is complemented by food from chef Jon Beeharry (ex-Bistroteque, Market Café, Rita’s at The Prince Arthur).
Mar
The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie - CB2
British, Modern
  Cambridge
Another 'accessible all-day dining' brasserie offering from The Ivy stable is slated to open in central Cambridge in spring 2018. The dusk till dawn restaurant will serve breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
Mar
Omar’s Place - SW1V
Mediterranean
  London
Restaurateur Omar Shabaan and chef Vicente Fortea bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Pimlico with this tapas and wine focused venture. Fortea has worked at the likes of San Sébastian’s Arzak and Plat D’Or in Mallorca (both loved by Michelin) but this promises to be a more relaxed dining destination.
Mar
Wing Wing - W6
Korean
  London
Korean fried chicken and cold beer – the formula is simple (inspired by the chimaek restaurants in Korea and NYC) – and certainly seems to be proving popular as a second site opens in Hammersmith, the original is in Bloomsbury.
Mar
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea - SW11
Indian
  London
Vivek Singh (chef-patron of the Cinnamon Club et al) brings his latest restaurant to London's iconic Grade II-listed landmark, Battersea Power Station. Housed in a railway arch, this modern Indian is open for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as cocktails and light bites influenced by spices and delicacies found along the Delhi Jaipur Pink City Express route.
Mar
Honi Poké - EC3R
Fish & seafood
  London
London's appetite for poké bowls (Hawaiian raw fish dish) remains undimmed with a second outpost of this particular poké bar arriving in the City near Fenchurch Street.
Mar
Yard Sale Pizza - E11
Pizza
  London
This growing little group of pizzerias is now four-strong with the addition of a new site in Leytonstone. Fans love the “delicious, freshly made pizza with unusual toppings”. It started life with a restaurant in Clapton back in 2014 and now has branches in Finsbury Park and Walthamstow too.
Mar
What The Pitta - NW1
Vegetarian
  London
The first permanent site for this British-Turkish vegan kebab joint arrives in Camden Town. It has already has two residencies at Boxpark Croydon and Shoreditch.
Mar
The Moorcock Inn - HX6
British, Modern
  Sowerby Bridge
Open only since March 2018, The Moorcock Inn (a reincarnated village freehouse) with its organic kitchen garden, homemade charcuterie, open fire cooking, natural wines and local draught beers (plus Belgian specialities), is already becoming a major contender.
Mar
The Elephant's Head - E5
British, Modern
  London
On the former site of The Bonneville, a new Clapton hangout which apparently pays its respects to 'old school Hackney'.
Mar
Osh - SW3
International
  London
On the former site of Nozomi – an impressive Knightsbridge townhouse spread over three floors – a new restaurant mixing traditional Uzbek cuisine with international dishes. The top floor boasts a private cocktail lounge.
Mar
Ahi Poké - EC2R
International
  London
A third branch of this chain of casual Hawaiian joints opens in Bloomberg's new City HQ, catering to London’s latest food craving: poké (raw fish).
Mar
Bryn Williams at Somerset House - WC2
British, Modern
  London
Welsh chef Bryn Williams (Odette's, Primrose Hill and Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias) opens his second London restaurant in Somerset House's south wing. Bang on the flexitarian trend, the venture's modern British menu will put fruits and vegetables front and centre.
Mar
Delamina - W1U
Middle Eastern
  London
From the husband and wife team behind Shoreditch's turkey-focused Strut & Cluck comes a new Levantine venture in Marylebone. Alongside an on-trend vegetable-led menu is a list of Lebanese wines and cocktails using Middle Eastern spicing.
Mar
Butterscotch Tea Room - W1U
Afternoon tea
  London
Restaurateur and doyenne of desserts Bea Vo launches a second London home for her Butterscotch Bakery brand in Marylebone. The original opened in Hammersmith in 2017.
Mar
Passyunk Avenue - W1T
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
After a successful run serving their American-style sandos out of a food truck at Spitalfields, the folks behind Liberty Cheesesteak Company launch their first restaurant in Fitzrovia. Enjoy Philly cheesesteak, hoagies and meatball subs upstairs and American beers in the dive bar downstairs.
Mar
Black Hamburg - N4
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Chefs Ian Macintosh and Michael Spurgeon (Heirloom and Nickel bar respectively) founded this tiny, hole-in-the-wall-style sandwich shop in Finsbury Park. There are just four seats, so it’s mainly take-away.
Mar
Gaijin Sushi - B5
Japanese
  Birmingham
New since March 2018, Gaijin is a cosy 10-seat venue run by Michal Kubiak from Poland, who produces authentic sushi with passion and dedication.
Mar
Fortitude Bakehouse - WC1N
Organic
  London
Opening in March with an impressive pedigree (Dee Rettali founded Patisserie Organic; Jorge Fernandez managed Monmouth Coffee Company and founded Fernandez and Wells) this bakery specialises in slow-ferment craft baking and will be the first in London to offer sourdough cakes, with gluten free and vegan bakes also available.
Mar
Ham - NW6
British, Modern
  London
This new neighbourhood brunch and dinner spot could well prove a compelling reason to take a trip to West Hampstead. Head chef Matt Osborne has a fine pedigree, including The Ledbury, The Other Naughty Piglets and, most recently, head chef at Toasted in East Dulwich. The name is inspired by the old English word for village (rather than a tribute to pork).
Mar
Scully - SW1Y
British, Modern
  London
The first solo venture from former Nopi (of the Ottlenghi stable) head chef Ramael Scully. It is expected to open in the growing restaurant hub of St James's Market in early 2018. Scully plans to use seasonal British produce alongside herbs and spices that reflect his heritage - which is Chinese/Indian/Irish/Balinese!
Mar
20 Stories - M3
British, Modern
  Manchester
The first Manchester foray for D&D London sits atop the new No.1 Spinningfields skyscraper. Sitting at 100 metres it is the city's highest restaurant and boasts a rooftop garden terrace, from which spectacular views are likely a given. Aiden Byrne (previously of Manchester House) oversees the food offering.
Mar
Fanny’s Kebabs - N16
Turkish
  London
From Claude Compton and James Morris – the duo behind Claude’s Kitchen, Amuse Bouche and Tommy Tucker – comes a new kebab joint on Stoke Newington High Street, following a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign and sell-out pop-up at the Sun & 13 Cantons, Soho. Alongside a menu of 'babs, bar snacks and mezzo platters, a list of Middle Eastern-inspired cocktails, local beers from Crate brewery and organic wines will be available from the subterranean bar which opens in this spring.
Mar
Annyeong - M2
Korean
  Manchester
Korean 'cook it yourself' spot in Machester’s Deansgate which dishes up thinly sliced meats diners can sear on a table-centre hotplate. There’s also a menu of noodle and rice dishes, kimchi specials and soups.
Feb
Bocconi - W12
Italian
  London
Taking over the former site of Patio (RIP) a new restaurant from the owner's of next door's family-run sandwich and coffee shop Liz Cafe.
Feb
Popina - W1K
International
  London
This London farmer's market fave from Isidora Popović - who started trading with help from The Prince's Trust and now supplies the likes of F&M and Harrods - launches its first permanent café in Mayfair. There are savoury options in the form of veggie and meat stews and curries, but the street food offering is all about delicious desserts, and we expect the café to be no different.
Feb
Gökyuzu - E17
Turkish
  London
A third outpost of this high quality Turkish grill group is set to open on the former site of BHS in Walthamstow's Mall shopping centre. The Green Lanes original has long found favour among our reporters for its “quality of barbecued meat”, “beautiful succulent sharing platters” and “good value fare”.
Feb
Jidori - WC2B
Japanese
  London
The team behind Dalston's yakitori specialist (Natalie Lee-Joe & Brett Redman) bring their Japanese small plates to Covent Garden in February 2018. Occupying a terraced building on Catherine Street, the 50-cover restaurant also boasts a private dining karaoke room.
Feb
Paladar - SE1
South American
  London
A new restaurant, wine bar and bodega in Southwark showcasing flavours from across South America. The name means palate in Spanish and Portuguese, and in Cuba a 'paladar' is also a privately-run restaurant with character. Founder Charles Tyler was behind Bermondsey's Champor Champor, while chef Jose Rubio- Guevara hails from Colombia via Miami. The menu draws inspiration from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, with Brazilian cocktails, Argentinean and Chilean wines, Cuban cigars and Nicaraguan rum.
Feb
Fazenda - EH2
Brazilian
  New Town
This small but growing group of Brazilian steakhouses (with sites in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds) adds a new venue in Edinburgh. It wins praise among our reporters for its “excellent” steaks and “fabulous rodízio” style dining, which is characterised by a continuous table-side service of a selection of freshly grilled meats carved right at guests' tables.
Feb
G'rilla - SW1V
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Grilled cheese kiosk outside Victoria's new Nova development with an imaginative range of fillings for its San Franciscan sourdough sandwiches, including Korean BBQ pork and lobster and sweetcorn.
Feb
Dip in Brilliant - SW6
Indian
  London
Dipna Anand, the chef behind “Southall institution” Brilliant - a bustling 'burbs restaurant in Solihull that “never disappoints” - launches a Punjabi café in Fulham on the former site of Kishmish (RIP). Expect thalis, sharing platters and tandoori chops. The fast-casual concept (diners can 'dip in and out' in 30 minutes) is poised for further roll-out.
Feb
Imperial Arms - SW6
British, Modern
  London
This Victorian boozer on the King's Road has reopened as a community pub and events space offering modern British cooking alongside pub classics like beer-battered cod and chips and Hereford beef burgers. As well as beers and wines there's a cocktail (and even a mocktail) list available.
Feb
Tonkotsu Battersea - SW8
Japanese
  London
This growing mini-chain of ramen restaurants add another noodle bar in Battersea's regenerated power station. As well as traditional tonkotsu expect gyoza and chilli chicken wings.
Feb
The Quality Chop House Café - EC1R
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Clerkenwell's “excellent” (even if the seats are bum-numbing!) Quality Chop House adds a café next door serving breakfast, a range of sandwiches for lunch and charcuterie and cheeses in the evening, plus cookbooks and wines to take home.
Feb
Which Wich - WC2H
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
The first UK branch of this US sandwich chain touches down in Central St Giles Plazza. Visitors can build their own or choose a signature 'wich like the Philly Cheesesteak, Ultimate BLT, or the Reuben.
Feb
Randy's Wing Bar - EC3N
Chicken
  London
Olympic Park's chicken spot - doling out a variety of catchily-named burgers and wings with funky flavourings and lashings of fun attitude - opens a sister site in the City. Their Aldgate venue has an extended menu featuring cocktails and a takeaway counter for those busy City workers having lunch al-desko.
Feb
Petare - SW9
South American
  London
Replacing Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, which is moving on to bigger things, as so many of Pop Brxton's residents have done before, Petare is bringing the heat to Brixton with Venezuelan arepas, following pop-ups and residencies in markets across London.
Feb
BAYGO - EC3M
Afro-Caribbean
  London
Traditional dishes from the islands of the Caribbean are reinvented for a fast-paced City lifestyle to bring London workers a fresh, fast and healthy pitstop.
Feb
The Lost & Found, Leeds Club - LS1
International
  Leeds
A second "Victorian botanical hideaway" serving inventive cocktails alongside an international menu is set to open in Leeds. The sister venue to Lost & Found in Greek Street launches in the city's Grade II listed building, the Leeds Club on Albion Place. It vaunts a bar, restaurant, private boardroom and a secret den. Lost & Found also has a cocktail den in Knutsford, Cheshire.
Feb
Forest Bar & Kitchen - E17
Mediterranean
  London
The husband and wife team behind Walthamstow's Forest Wines launch a neighbourhood restaurant and wine bar just a few doors down. Nico Salzano's seasonal, modern European menu is complemented by a list of mostly organic and biodynamic vino.
Feb
The Lady Ottoline - WC1
British, Traditional
  London
After further restoration this much-loved Victorian pub in Bloomsbury has reopened with chef Tom Haste heading up the kitchen. It closed in July 2017 alongside its sister sites The Princess Victoria in Shepherd’s Bush (now also reopened) and Dickie Fitz in Fitzrovia, but was rescued by Market Taverns.
Feb
Pi Artisan Pizza - SW11
Pizza
  London
Winchester's artisan pizzeria heads to the Big Smoke with an outpost in Battersea offering pies made with their signature dough which involves a 72 hour fermentation process.
Feb
River Cottage Kitchen and Deli - LU6
British, Modern
  Whipsnade
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage brand makes its den at Whipsnade Zoo. This latest outpost will focus on showcasing seasonal ingredients.
Feb
Iron Bloom - EC2A
British, Modern
  London
In an old Shoreditch iron works (could the location be any hipper?) a new drinking and eating den from the folks behind Hoxton's Alice in Wonderland-inspired Looking Glass Cocktail Club.
Feb
Patty and Bun - BN1
Burgers, etc
  Brighton
One of capital's favourite patty purveyors, this small but growing group of burger bars has chosen Brighton as the location for its first non-London site. The restaurant will open in The Lanes later in February 2018. Patty & Bun joins MEATliquor which also boasts a Brighton branch and Honest Burgers are on the lookout for a site in London-on-Sea.
Feb
by Chloe - WC2B
Vegetarian
  London
The first overseas site from this American, plant-based restaurant brand arrives in Covent Garden. Its London flagship (a roll-out no doubt is on its way) will seat 70 and offers a grab and go service too.
Feb
Farm Girl - SW10
Australian
  London
Notting Hill's healthy, Aussie-inspired café opens its first all-day restaurant and bar in Chelsea, offering dinner and cocktail menus for the first time alongside signature brunch dishes. Farm Girl also opened a concession within the Sweaty Betty Carnaby Street flagship store last year.
Feb
31 Below - W1U
Mediterranean
  London
In Marylebone Village, a new neighbourhood café with basement bar offering Mediterranean/Spanish cuisine and tapas, Grind coffee, cold-pressed juices and brunch.
Feb
United Chip - EC1M
Fish & chips
  London
New Clerkenwell sit-in chippy offering classic fish n chips and battered Dingley Dell sausages alongside more modern dishes like Bangkok prawn burgers. There's also a short wine list.
Feb
Prosecco House - SE1
Italian
  London
A bar dedicated to serving prosecco by the glass and bottle, to sip in or takeaway, as well as small selection of cocktails and cicchetti in the form of Italian cured meats and cheeses. Fizz fanatics will be excited to hear the bar will stock exclusive bottles from family-owned vineyards found nowhere else in London.
Feb
Zia Lucia - W14
Pizza
  London
Holloway Road's popular pizzeria, which makes its pizzas with 48-hour fermented dough, adds a second location in Brook Green.
Feb
On the Dak - WC2H
Korean
  London
London's queen of Korean cuisine Linda Lee (of On the Bab and Mee Market) launches her seventh restaurant in Covent Garden. Dak is Korean for chicken so expect plenty of poultry with soups, noodles and rice, as well as fried chicken and dumplings.
Feb
Shu Xiangge Chinatown - W1D
Chinese
  London
On Chinatown's main drag, a traditional Sichuan hot pot specialist offering over 80 ingredients to allow diners to build their own hot pot - from tripe and aorta to Wagyu beef and seafood.
Feb
Sabor - W1B
Spanish
  London
Nieves Barragán Mohacho and José Etura, who met working at Barrafina, launch this - unsurprisingly Spanish - restaurant, with additional bar and asador (wood-fired oven) in Heddon Street. The ground-floor will feature a fresh seafood counter and an open kitchen producing regional dishes from across Spain, while the upstairs restaurant will focus on the cuisine of Galicia and Castile.
Feb
Dough Society - E8
Vegetarian
  London
London's first vegan doughnuts are now available at Lauren Watts' new permanent venture in a cute corner cafe in Hackney, following appearances in several vegan markets across London.
Feb
Humble Grape - EC2M
British, Modern
  London
The fourth outpost of this small group of wine bars, offering a “great selection of interesting small-batch wines” by the glass, bottle or case, opens near Liverpool Street station. The original wine bar opened in Battersea, followed up by a site in the lovely crypt of St Bride’s, Fleet Street, and a new Islington branch opened in summer 2017.
Feb
Santa Maria - W1W
Pizza
  London
A Fitzrovia branch of this growing mini-chain of pizzerias.
Feb
Chucs - SW1X
Italian
  London
What better way to contemplate Cartier or ruminate on Rolex than with a bowl of pasta and a glass of vino. Harrods Fine Watch department adds a Chucs restaurant as part of its refurb, slated to open spring 2018.
Feb
One Plus - M1
Chinese
  Manchester
Chinese hotpot restaurant in Manchester where diners are given an individual pot of broth and then pick and cook items from a conveyor belt.
Feb
Plates - E2
Vegetarian
  London
Kirt and Keeley Haworth (the progeny of Northcote’s Nigel Haworth) are behind this one-night-a-week, one-seating-only, plant-based, tasting menu venture in Hoxton. The siblings focus on organic fruit and veg and wild herbs to create all their dishes and drinks.
Jan
The Ivy Café - SE3
British, Modern
  London
The fifth café-style spin-off of Richard Caring's Ivy brand arrives in Blackheath. There are already sites in Marylebone, Wimbledon, St John's Wood and most recently, Richmond. Thirty Ivy-inspired restaurants are expected to open nationwide by the end of 2018.
Jan
Daddy Bao - SW17
Taiwanese
  London
The popular Peckham Taiwanese Mr Bao has a spin-off opening in Tooting in January 2018, named for the owner's father; bao buns and parental wisdom are on the menu.
Jan
Amber - E1
Middle Eastern
  London
Taking the ancient amber trade route as inspiration, this new Middle Eastern restaurant in Whitechapel offers diners an authentic, yet modern and refined take on Moorish cuisine.
Jan
184 Green and Grill - W11
British, Modern
  London
One of a growing number of 'flexitarian' restaurants (where plant based menu items are not merely an afterthought) arrives in London's spiritual home of healthy eating, Notting Hill. This all- day, neighbourhood restaurant and bar also specialises in wood-fire grilled fish and meat.
Jan
Sorella - SW4
Italian
  London
Chef and restaurateur Robin Gill relaunches his much-loved “buzzy, bare and loud” Clapham venture The Manor as this neighbourhood Italian, taking culinary inspiration from the Amalfi Coast, with chef Dean Parker at the helm.
Jan
Shoryu Ramen - OX1
Japanese
  Oxford
Joining London exports like Dirty Bones and Cinnamon Kitchen at Oxford's Westgate shopping centre is noodle purveyor Shoryu Ramen, bringing authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen to the city's students, tourists and locals alike. It is the group's second foray into the restaurant scene outside of the Big Smoke (the first being Manchester).
Jan
Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen - EC2M
British, Modern
  London
Ever fancied a roast dinner on a day other than Sunday? Well, Liverpool Street's Andaz hotel has got the answer - a new pub serving up roasts every day of the week alongside home brewed beers.
Jan
Crosstown Doughnuts - W1T
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
This purveyor of designer doughnuts - "the best 'nuts in town, with great fillings" according to our reporters - opens a new location in Fitzrovia.
Jan
Cin Cin - BN3
Italian
  Hove
Brighton Italian - which Harden's reporters hail as providing “simple and delicious rustic food” - branches out with a second site in Hove.
Jan
39 Steps Coffee Haus - W1F
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
New Soho coffeehouse specialising in cold brew coffee, in-house roasting and cold press juices. As well as drinks there's a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and cakes.
Jan
Hankies Marble Arch - W1H
Indian
  London
Anirudh Arora's North Indian street food café on Soho's ever-bustling Shaftesbury Avenue branches out with a new outpost in Marble Arch. Expect more classic Roomali Roti hand spun, cooked and folded into 'hankies'.
Jan
The Spread Eagle - E9
Vegetarian
  London
The people behind Club Mexicana have joined up with Luke McLoughlin and Sherri-lee Estabrook to launch London’s first 100% vegan pub. The kitchen is open Thursday to Sunday serving up Mexican fare - even the drinks and cocktails are vegan.
Jan
Beer + Burger - E8
Burgers, etc
  London
Willesden burger bar branches out to Dalston with a second burger and craft beer joint.
Jan
Kettners - W1
British, Modern
  London
Jan
Bone Daddies, Nova - SW1
Japanese
  London
Bringing some street cred to Victoria's new residential and restaurant development, Nova, is Ross Shonhan (the daddy of Bone Daddies). He plans to open a ramen bar serving noodles, filled buns and a take on Osaka-style Okonomiyaki. It sounds like it could be Shonhan’s largest venue to date with two floors and outside space.
Jan
L'Ami Malo - E1
French
  London
A modern interpretation of a classic French crêperie comes to the byways just south of Old Spitalfield Market. there's also a 'speakeasy-style' bar at the back, Le Moulin, serving calvados-based cocktails and craft cidres.
Jan
The Coach - EC1R
British, Modern
  London
One of several gastropub collaborations between chef Henry Harris (formerly of Racine) and James McCulloch (The Three Cranes, The Harcourt). The duo has revived this landmark public house in Clerkenwell (est. 1790) showcasing Harris's blend of British and French cuisine.
Jan
Platzki - M3
Polish
  Manchester
Following a successful pop-up at The Kitchens in Spinningfields, the duo behind Polish street food stall Platzki have launched a permanent restaurant at the Great Northern Warehouse complex.
Jan
Rudie's - E1
Afro-Caribbean
  London
Dalston's Jamaican restaurant arrives in Shoreditch's Boxpark catering to the City's lunch crowd with a 'grab and go' menu and tapas versions of some of their classic dishes.
Jan
Llerena - N1
Spanish
  London
New tapas bar on Islington's Upper Street specialising in freshly sliced jamón Ibérico alongside cheeses, croquetas and a range of Spanish sherries and wines.
Jan
Feast Canteen - W6
International
  London
Before Hammersmith's Feast Canteen has even opened its doors, the company behind it has announced its next venture, in the former BBC behemoth at White City. 350 seats will be served by a bar and two independent street food kiosks, kicking off with Montys (grilled cheese toasties and Bloody Marys) and Del 74 (tacos).
Jan
Ippudo London - WC2N
Japanese
  London
A third London outpost for this global, Japan-based noodle outfit arrives on the Embankment. There are already sites in Covent Garden and Canary Wharf. The E14 branch in particular gets positive feedback from our reporters for its “decent ramen”.
Jan
Roganic - W1U
British, Modern
  London
Simon Rogan's 2011 pop-up returns to Marylebone this winter as a permanent fixture on the former site of L'Autre Pied (RIP).
Jan
Mrs Le's Bánh Mì and Grill - SW11
Vietnamese
  London
New from the people behind Mien Tay (next door on Lavender Hill) come this Vietnamese grill and sandwich joint. Expect fiery flavours and unusual ingredients. No alcohol - but the Vietnamese iced coffee will keep you up all night.
Jan
Kudu - SE15
South African
  London
South African influences will feature at this Peckham neighbourhood bistro (named after a species of antelope) opening in early 2018. The couple running it have a promising pedigree - Patrick Williams worked at The Manor and Paradise Garage, and Amy Corbin's father Chris should be able to provide the odd bit of advice on the London restaurant scene..
Jan
Ahi Poké - E1
International
  London
A fourth branch of this mushrooming chain of casual Hawaiian joints opens in Old Spitalfields Market, catering to London’s latest food craving: poké (raw fish).
Jan
Bread Ahead - W1F
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Borough Market bakers head to Soho with a new café serving their famous doughnuts, as well as sourdough loaves and breakfast.
Jan
Stockwell Continental - SW8
Italian
  London
From the people behind Waterloo's Anchor and Hope and Lambeth's Canton Arms comes a new spot in Stockwell offering all-day dining from coffee and pastries in the morning, to pasta and focaccia at lunch and sourdough pizzas in the evening.
Jan
San Pietro - W8
Italian
  London
A new Italian ristorante from the team behind Notting Hill's Portobello Pizzeria comes to Kensington, taking over the former site of charming but cheeky French bistro Chez Patrick (RIP).
Jan
Bergen House - N16
British, Modern
  London
Joining a growing number of restaurants opening in Newington Green (just south of Stokey proper) like Andi's and The Lady Mildmay, a modern British spot serving sharing plates and Sunday Roasts.
Jan
Studio 88 - WC2H
Pan-Asian
  London
Live music venue just off Leicester Square from the people behind Farringdon's The Piano Works serving cocktails and Asian-inspired food.
Jan
Harringay Arms - N8
British, Modern
  London
This Crouch End boozer reopens after a complete refurb serving a selection of craft beers in the Tap Room alongside a range of stone-baked pizzas.
Dec
Bistro Mirey - SW6
Fusion
  London
This pop-up, founded chefs Gerald Mirey and Ko Ito, puts down permanent roots in Fulham offering a fusion dining experience underpinned by classic French cuisine with Japanese flair. Alongside the inventive food menu is a list of French wines and Japanese sake (as well as London craft sake Kanpai).
Dec
Tapas Revolution Newcastle - NE1
Spanish
  Newcastle
Chef Omar Allibhoy's tapas restaurant chain opens its first Lounge and Sangria Bar in Newcastle's intu Eldon Square shopping centre. Guests can enjoy an extensive Sangria menu, gin and tonics, Spanish craft beer and a wide selection of Spanish wines.
Dec
Claw Carnaby - W1B
Fish & seafood
  London
The sustainable seafood pop-up, food truck and City takeaway outlet finally opens a permanent, eat-in site in late 2017, after securing a site in Carnaby's Kingly Street.
Dec
Kazu - W1T
Japanese
  London
With a head chef formerly of Chisou (Dham Kodituwakku), we'd expect 'contemporary Japanese' restaurant Kazu in Fitzrovia to be a serious contender.
Dec
Nuala - EC1
BBQ
  London
The pedigree at this City-fringe bistro (opening December 2017) is pretty impressive: owner Niall Davidson has worked at Chiltern Firehouse and St John Bread and Wine, chef Colin McSherry hails from The Fat Duck, and Honey Spencer, previously at Noma Mexico, will be in charge of the wine. Expect open flames and grilled flesh.
Dec
St Paul - N1
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
New all-day café near Highbury Corner (next to Prawn on the Lawn) offering coffee, sandwiches and cakes by day and small plates alongside a compact wine list in the evening.
Dec
The Greyhound Cafe - W1T
Thai
  London
A London outpost of this popular Thai cafe chain, which has more than a dozen branches across south east Asia, arrives in Fitzrovia. It is the first European site for the group.
Dec
Hippy Fish - W1U
International
  London
Another month, another poké restaurant; this one, starting up in Marylebone in December 2017, is playing with the original Hawaiian concept by adding ingredients from around the globe.
Dec
Indian Accent - W1S
Indian
  London
On the former site of Chor Bizarre (and from the same owner, Old World Hospitality) a nouvelle Indian restaurant with sibling venues in New York and New Delhi. The New Delhi original is on the World's 50 Best List.
Dec
The Ivy St Helen's Square - YO1
British, Modern
  York
Caprice Holdings announces yet another site for its Ivy Brasserie brand, this time in York's St Helen's Square.
Dec
Three Cranes - EC4V
Steaks & grills
  London
A collaboration between Henry Harris (formerly chef-patron of Racine) and founder of Harcourt Inns, James McCulloch, sees the relaunch of this ancient pub (circa 1562) beside Mansion House station. The venue vaunts a Grill Room, ground floor bar and accommodation in the form of two serviced apartments.
Dec
The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie - GL50
British, Modern
  Cheltenham
Yes, it's yet another Ivy Brasserie. Occupying Cheltenham's Grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda, the restaurant offers all-day dining with a menu of modern British dishes alongside Ivy classics.
Dec
Wright Brothers - SW11
Fish & seafood
  London
The Wright brothers open their fifth branch in the 'Circus West Village' section of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
Dec
Antipodea Richmond - TW9
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
A third branch, hot on the heels of the second, of the all-day Down Under cafe chain that started in Kew; sibling to the Brew Cafe chain.
Dec
Sticks'n'Sushi - SW1E
Japanese
  London
“A strange but pleasant mix of Denmark and Japan” - this “fun and buzzy” chain of restaurants comes to Victoria's Nova development.
Dec
The Athenian - SW1W
Greek
  London
Founded in 2014 as a small street food stall in Shoreditch, this growing chain of Greek restaurants launches a branch in Belgravia's Elizabeth Street. The brand also has sites in White City, Elephant & Castle, Shoreditch and Bristol.
Dec
Flavourtown Bakery - SW6
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
This purveyor of award-winning cupcakes, brownies and cakes (previously only available at markets and department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges) sets up a permanent home in Fulham, offering takeaway coffee and sweet treats, as well as cakes made to order.
Dec
Jack Solomons Club - W1D
Fish & seafood
  London
A new Soho subterranean speakeasy bar in the basement of 41 Great Windmill Street serving an extensive list of cocktails alongside a menu of seafood-inspired bar snacks and small plates.
Dec
Peckham Levels - SE15
International
  London
This temporary, grassroots project was created to provide affordable space for independent businesses and artists. For the next six years it will be occupying Peckham's multi storey carpark. Levels five and six are home to street food traders such as Nadine (Kurdish mezze), Canard (confit duck as street food), Drum & Flats (chicken wings), Other Side Fried (fried chicken) and more.
Dec
Dirty Bones - OX1
BBQ
  Oxford
London's four-strong NYC-style BBQ chain is heading west, opening on the roof terrace of Westgate Oxford in early December.
Dec
Feast Bar & Kitchen - W12
International
  London
Before Hammersmith's Feast Canteen has even opened its doors, the company behind it has announced another venture, in the former BBC behemoth at White City. 350 seats will be served by a bar and two independent street food kiosks, kicking off with Morty & Bob's (grilled cheese toasties and Bloody Marys) and Del 74 (tacos).
Dec
Enoteca Rosso - W8
Italian
  London
Regional Italian dishes, homemade pasta and 'obscure' Italian charcuterie are promised at this Kensington newcomer, which also boasts a wine list of rare bottles. Head chef Flavio Militello hails from Milan’s Michelin-starred Felix Lo Basso.
Dec
Granary Square Brasserie - N1C
British, Modern
  London
On the former site of Bruno Loubet's Grain Store (RIP), a new restaurant brand from the ever-expanding Ivy Collection. The huge (250-cover) venue on Granary Square, King's Cross, boasts a dining room, lounge, bar and an al-fresco dining terrace overlooking Regent's Canal.
Dec
Linden Stores - N1
British, Modern
  London
A new restaurant and wine shop in Highbury from Laura Christie (one half of Shoreditch Turkish Oklava) and Chris Boustead (one half of Boustead & Bidois).
Dec
Osteria Romana - SW1X
Italian
  London
Tucked in the lanes of Knightsbridge, between the Bulgari Hotel and Hyde Park, an Italian osteria celebrating Rome's produce, culinary history and passion for food.
Dec
Harry’s Dolce Vita - SW3
Italian
  London
Named (partially) after Harry’s Bar in Mayfair, this Italian restaurant and bar from Caprice Holdings will bring a slice of la dolce vita to the heart of Knightsbridge. A menu of antipasti and pasta classics is overseen by chef director Diego Cardoso.
Dec
The Blue Posts - W1D
International
  London
Zoë and Layo Paskin - owners of smash-hits The Palomar and The Barbary - have taken-over this Grade-II listed, 275-year-old Chinatown pub. The ground floor will remain a pub while the first floor becomes The Mulwray cocktail bar. A kitchen counter with just 11-covers (Evelyn's Table) will serve a modern European menu in the basement beer cellar.
Dec
Koya - EC2R
Japanese
  London
A sibling to the “cramped” but “cool” Soho Japanese “famous for udon noodles” opening in Bloomberg's new City HQ this autumn.
Dec
The Folkestone Wine Company - CT20
French
  Folkestone
Chef and restaurateur David Hart, formerly of Frog And Scot in Deal and Sportsman at Seasalter, launches a wine bar, shop and restaurant in Folkestone, serving mostly French and Italian bottles as well as some local Kent wines (the majority of which will be available to take home at a “generous discount”).
Dec
Mee Market - W1D
Korean
  London
Restaurateur Linda Lee (Koba, On The Bab) is opening a new Korean venture on a two-floor Soho site; with dine-in, takeaway and retail sections, it will be based on the table-and-market concept found in Seoul, South Korea.
Dec
Sophie's Steakhouse - W1D
Steaks & grills
  London
A Soho branch of Sophie's Steakhouse in the former Moulin cinema, the venue also featured a late-night cocktail bar. And a new take-away kiosk has opened up next to the restaurant serving steak sarnies every lunchtime.
Dec
The Coach Makers Arms - W1U
British, Modern
  London
The fifth venue from Cubitt House (Thomas Cubitt, Grazing Goat etc) is a three floor, 140-year-old Marylebone pub with upstairs dining room and basement cocktail bar.
Dec
Homeslice - EC4N
Pizza
  London
This growing group of perpetually “rammed” pizza-by-the-slice parlours adds a City branch. Slated to open this autumn alongside nine other eateries in the new Bloomberg City HQ.
Dec
Röski - L1
British, Modern
  Liverpool
Former Treby Arms exec chef Anton Piotrowski secures a site in Liverpool with plans to open a 35-cover restaurant in late 2017. The premises will undergo a £150,000 refurb with £50,000 coming from a crowd-funding campaign. The venture will serve seasonal British tasting menus with a nod to Piotrowski's Polish roots.
Dec
The Fordwich Arms - CT2
British, Modern
  Fordwich
Ex-Clove Club chef Dan Smith and sommelier Guy Palmer-Brown have teamed up (with Smith's partner Tash Norton) to re-open this large Kent pub, with a great beer garden, in December 2017. Expect the foodies to descend - it's already been rated very highly in the national press.
Nov
The Good Egg - W1B
Fusion
  London
The chef's behind Stokey's mega popular brunch spot The Good Egg (just check out that weekend perma-queue) bring their unique mix of Middle Eastern cooking and spicing with British ingredients to Soho's Kingly Court. The follow-up draws on the distinctive Jewish café-culture of Montreal and Tel-Aviv's vibrant street-food scene for an all-day restaurant, bakery and bar.
Nov
Londrino - SE1
Portuguese
  London
Leandro Carreira (Viajante, Koya, Lyle's) opens his own restaurant, with a culinary nod to his native Portugal, in November 2017.
Nov
Butchies - EC2A
Chicken
  London
Garrett and Emer FitzGerald launch their first permanent restaurant on the former site of Santo Remedio in Rivington Street, Shoreditch, serving premium fried chicken sandwiches to dine-in and takeaway.
Nov
Chimis - SE1
Argentinian
  London
New parilla serving up grilled meats and fish with influences from Argentina and Chile, brought to us by Nicolas Modad (previously head chef at Brindisa) and Federico Fugazza (founder of Porteña at Borough Market).
Nov
Albatross & Arnold - M3
British, Modern
  Manchester
Wine bar serving small, seasonal British plates, housed within urban golf venue The Range on Manchester’s Leftbank.
Nov
Chilly Katz - W6
International
  London
Chef Phil Harrison and fashion designer Vera Thordardottir, the team behind Goldhawk Road's 'Bears Ice Cream', launch a new Icelandic hot dog joint on Hammersmith's Lyric Square. A range of sauces and salads are available to dress up your dog, or keep it simple with onions, ketchup and mustard.
Nov
Parsons - WC2H
Fish & seafood
  London
From the folks behind The 10 Cases, a seafood restaurant located just across the road from their innovative Covent Garden wine bar.
Nov
Duddell's - SE1
Chinese, Dim sum
  London
Hong Kong comes to London this autumn when this authentic Cantonese / dim sum chain (with 10 sites across HK) opens its first UK branch, in St Thomas Church in London Bridge. Chef Daren Liew was, until recently, executive sous chef with the Hakkasan Group.
Nov
Yen - WC2R
Japanese
  London
From the St Germain de Prés area of Paris, this soba specialist is opening its first London restaurant just off the Strand. Expect traditional Japanese noodles, tempura and a sushi counter.
Nov
Dishoom - W8
Indian
  London
Dishoom's popular 'Bombay Cafe' formula is arriving 'out West' in late 2017, when they open a new (and very big) branch in Barker's Arcade off Kensington High Street.
Nov
Broadleaf - EC2
British, Modern
  London
From pub and restaurant group ETM (The Botanist, The Jugged Hare et al) comes a new City bar and restaurant in the shadow of Tower 42. The huge, 200-cover venue features a ground floor bar, first floor lounge and al-fresco terrace.
Nov
Cojean - W1J
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
A second outpost of this Parisian healthy fast food chain opens in Mayfair. There is already a branch near St Paul's in the City.
Nov
Wahaca Test Kitchen - EC2A
Mexican/TexMex
  London
There's definitely a new 'thing' in town - and it's a test kitchen. Following in the footsteps of concepts like pop-ups and guest chefs, the more innovative chains are getting in on the act by dedicating branches to test out new menu ideas on the eager public. It's genius - after all, if a dish 'doesn't work', it was only ever a trial anyway, and diners get the X-Factor style satisfaction of voting a dish into obscurity. Wahaca's test kitchen opens in Shoreditch and will feature some of their classic dishes and drinks alongside the new ones.
Nov
Rola Wala - OX1
Indian
  Oxford
This street-food truck turned permanent venture (in Leeds and now London) has been confirmed as one of the food venues launching with the re-opening of Oxford's refurbished Westgate Centre in November 2017.
Nov
Del 74 Dalston - E8
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Clapton's trendy taqueria branches out for a second time in 2017 (there's also a cantina in Hackney's Mare Street) with a restaurant in Dalston. The new site features an extended menu including brunch and sharing mezcal bottles.
Nov
Darcie Green - W2
Australian
  London
Two barges (Darcie, with 45 covers, and sister 'drinking' boat May Green) that once transported visitors to the London Olympics, have been given a colourful makeover by Sir Peter Blake (of Yellow Submarine album cover fame) and will now serve Paddington commuters and locals with Australasian staples from early morning. The boats are part of the Daisy Green collection of restaurants.
Nov
Be-bop-a-lula - N16
American
  London
50s rock n roll inspired pub in Stoke Newington serving US diner food like hotdogs, ribs and burgers alongside American and British brewed beers.
Nov
Zelman Meats - EC4M
Steaks & grills
  London
Goodman's “cool and interesting” little sister dishing up “wonderful, well-cooked meat”, with sites in Soho and Knightsbridge, comes to the City with an outpost on the former site of Burger & Lobster near St Paul's.

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