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Sep
M Restaurant Canary Wharf - E14
Steaks & grills
  London
At the foot of The Diamond Building – a 58 storey tower in Canary Wharf – this new flagship for the M chain occupies the ground floor of this new landmark. Opened on 1 August 2022, it is a 10,000 square feet space serving a menu of surf ’n’ turf, split into four distinct areas; ‘Smoke’, ‘Coal’, ‘Wood’ and ‘Ice’.
Bottle & Rye - SW9
British, Modern
  London
Forza Win - SE5
British, Modern
  London
Aug
Tahi - M1
  Manchester
Get a taste of New Zealand at this all-day eatery and bakery from Jonathan Perry, one of the founders behind the hugely successful Tamper Coffee in Sheffield.
Dastaan Leeds - LS16
Indian
  Leeds
The ex-Gymkhana team who have opened Dastaan and Black Salt in London suburbs expanded to Leeds in late 2022.
Sessions - N1
International
  London
From the company behind Brighton's Shelter Hall, a new food hall with a rotating roster of chefs, starting with Jay Morjaria (of BBC's Million Pound Chef) and Zoe Adjonyoh.
Mambow - SE15
Pan-Asian
  London
Chef Chef Abby Lee grew up in Singapore and Malaysia; the name is a fusion of "mama" and "bowl" and her food is "the coming together of wholesome flavours, colours and nourishment all in one bowl". This former pop-up opened a permanent location in east London shortly before 2020's lockdown - we wish her all the best this time around! Opened in Summer 2022 in Peckham's Market alongside cocktails concept Rotorious.
Patty and Bun - E14
Burgers, etc
  London
Opened in Wood Wharf in August 2022.
Matsudai Ramen at the Bank - CF11
Japanese
  Cardiff
Welsh ramen wizard James Chant, whose start-up became a lockdown meal-kit hit and a pop-up phenomenon touring Manchester, Bristol and London, opened his first bricks-and-mortar restaurant in Cardiff in August 2022, in the former Grangetown Natwest bank.
Mriya - SW5
East & Cent. European
  London
Star Ukrainian chef Yurii Kovryzhenko was stranded in London when Russia invaded his home country; after a series of pop-ups and fundraising dinners, he opened this "neo-bistro" staffed by refugees from the war, alongside his partner Olga Tsybytovska.
Cadet - N16
British, Modern
  London
Tom Beattie and Francis Roberts left P. Franco and Bright respectively to set up a natural wine importing business; this new wine bar sees them collaborate with chefs George Jephson and Jamie Smart.
Jul
The Baring - N1
British, Modern
  London
Launched in Islington in July 2022, a new gastropub venture from Rob Tecwyn and Adam Symonds, who worked together a decade ago at The Bull and Last.
Sky Bar and Terraces, The Gantry - E20
British, Modern
  London
A 17-storey Hilton hotel, with a "stunning" rooftop restaurant, bar and terraces on the 18th floor opened in Summer 2022; there's also Coupe bar, Union Social lounge and a deli from the Stratford Grocer & Co.
Dulse - EH2
Fish & seafood
  New Town
New Town seafood restaurant and wine bar from MasterChef: The Professionals 2018 finalist Dean Banks, who also owns Haar in St Andrews.
Caia - W10
British, Modern
  London
Opened in Summer 2022, this 60-seat Portobello neighbourhood wine bar, restaurant and music venue was founded by locals Rishabh Vir and Tim Lang. It's named after the Roman goddess of fire, and will offer a seasonally changing menu cooked on a custom-made, open fire grill; there's also a open kitchen and 12-seater wine room.
Salt Yard - W12
Spanish
  London
We were expecting the latest news from Salt Yard to be about their Borough opening, but this popped up instead! Opened July 2022.
Vinoteca Birmingham - B3
British, Modern
  Birmingham
Vinoteca's first foray out of London.
Miro Mayfair - W1S
Fish & seafood
  London
Former Elystan Street head chef Toby Burrowes heads up this extravagant new Mayfair restaurant whose menu features a £3,000 "sunken treasure" caviar platter - and a cocktail listed at a staggering £50,000. Opening in mid-July 2022, this new spot calls itself a "clubstaurant" (hybrid club / restaurant) which is something we don't feel needs encouraging.
Miznon London - W1F
Middle Eastern
  London
Israeli chef Eyal Shani brought his international pita brand Miznon to London with the launch of his new restaurant in Soho in mid-July 2022, adding to the capital's booming Middle Eastern dining scene.
Tatale - SE1
West African
  London
African cuisine has come a long way in London since Calabash – the capital’s first African restaurant in the basement of the former Africa Centre in Covent Garden – opened in 1964. On the site of the new Africa Centre, in a repurposed Southwark office block, this Summer 2022 50-seater is run by Ghanaian-British restaurateur Akwasi Brenya-Mensa. Named after a form of plantain pancake, Tatale aims to reflect the spirit of busy African roadside ‘chop bars’. On the menu: omo tuo nkatekwan sesame (mashed rice with groundnut, peanut soup); and buttermilk chicken burger topped with shito chilli, citrus yogurt and basil oil.
Bubala Soho - W1F
Middle Eastern
  London
Opened in July 2022 on the former site of Vasco & Piero's, Marc Summers (who previously managed Berber & Q) and Helen Graham's sibling to their hit Middle Eastern Spitalfields spot.
Culture - TR11
British, Modern
  Falmouth
Opened in Summer 2022, chef Hylton Espey's ethically-conscious venture ‘celebrates local produce and hyper-seasonal cooking with a menu of nature-inspired cuisine’.
Valderrama's - N1
Chicken
  London
James Cochran, best known for Islington restaurant 12:51, opened this sports bar in July 2022; it will serve the fried chicken he made himself a name for in lockdown.
Manga Banga - NW1
Japanese
  London
A manga-themed, izakaya-style restaurant from Guy Holmes, managing director of Captivate Hospitality, a restaurant branding and marketing agency. Opened July 2022.
The Ivy Asia - BN1
Pan-Asian
  Brighton
Maria G's - W14
Italian
  London
A new neighbourhood Italian from Robin Gill, opened in Summer 2022.
Jun
Solstice - NE1
British, Modern
  Newcastle upon Tyne
Kenny Atkinson's follow-up to House of Tides next door (and replacement for Violets) will offer a tasting menu for just 14 guests; opened June 2022.
CORD - EC4Y
British, Modern
  London
Celebrating 125 years of Le Cordon Bleu Institute, a 90-cover restaurant and 30-cover cafe originally planned to open in the City in March 2020; the culinary institute will also be offering courses and training on-site.
Honey & Co - WC1N
Middle Eastern
  London
Market House - CB2
British, Modern
  Cambridge
In the building occupied for almost 50 years by well-known Italian restaurant Don Pasquale, at the edge of Cambridge's ancient marketplace, this new multi-level space incorporates a restaurant, an all-day cafe, a wine bar, a food lab and flexible meetings rooms over five floors of the Grade II listed building.
Firebird - W1F
East & Cent. European
  London
Club Cecconi's - BN2
Italian
  Brighton
Soho House opened in Brighton in Summer 2022, with a members-only branch of their Italian restaurant group Cecconi's.
Kora - EH10
Scottish
  Edinburgh
Star Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin opened this new restaurant on the Bruntsfield site formerly occupied by his bistro Southside Scran, which closed down in 2020 after barely a year’s operation – a victim of both flooding and the pandemic.
Fatto Pizza & Beer KX - N1C
Pizza
  London
Since 2015, Fatto a Mano have taken Brighton by storm. This summer 2022 newcomer is their first foray into the capital (well, if you leave out Croydon in 2020), occupying one of the glossy units near Google HQ in King’s Cross. Also coming to Shoreditch.
The Spence at Gleneagles Townhouse - EH2
Scottish
  Edinburgh
The all-day restaurant at the the city outpost of the "iconic sporting and country estate" opened in late June 2022.
The Tamil Prince - N1
Pan-Asian
  London
Two former Roti King employees have taken over what used to be The Cuckoo pub in Barnsbury, transforming it into a pub showcasing South Asian cuisine. Opened in late June 2022.
Zenn Liverpool - L1
Pan-Asian
  Liverpool
This Asian-inspired restaurant opened at the end of June 2022, offering a ‘specially crafted social space’ to visitors.
SHIOK! - EC2M
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Pronounced 'shook' (the capitals and exclamation mark are part of the name, apparently) this newcomer is a Singapore influenced pâtisserie from acclaimed pastry chef (and Bake Off: The Professionals judge) Cherish Finden.
The Mount by Glynn Purnell - B95
British, Modern
  Henley-in-Arden
Glynn Purnell opened this pub and restaurant in this 200-year-old building on the High Street in the medieval market town of Henley-in-Arden in June 2022.
Black & Green - B45
British, Modern
  Barnt Green
Great British Menu chef Andrew Sheridan opened this tiny sibling restaurant to his Craft Dining Rooms in a leafy village on the Worcestershire -Birmingham border in June 2022; it has just 16 seats.
The White Hart Inn, Mersea Island - CO5
British, Modern
  Mersea Island
Closed since 2013, this island pub was taken over by the people behind The Sun Inn, Dedham and Church Street Tavern in Colchester, and opened as a 'pub with restaurant & rooms' in late Spring 2022.
Maddox Tavern - W1S
British, Modern
  London
Revived Mayfair boozer that claims to blend "New York tavern, rich local heritage and modern, metropolitan charm".
La Bocca - EH4
Italian
  Edinburgh
On the former site of Rollo, small plate Italian food and wines.
Hello Oriental - M1
Pan-Asian
  Manchester
Set over three floors (mostly underground), this new Asian development boasts a bakery, supermarket, a Vietnamese restaurant (Rice Paper Pho) and Downtown Oriental, a food hall selling "the best street food the Orient has to offer".
May
Riding House Bloomsbury - WC1N
British, Modern
  London
Opened in Spring 2022, a sibling to Fitzrovia's Riding House Cafe (celebrating 10 years of business) and Victoria's Rail House Cafe. Head chef Henry Omereye is combining Riding House classics with some new dishes.
The Ivy Asia Mayfair - W1K
Pan-Asian
  London
The Mayfair site acquired by Richard Caring in 2016; initially planned as a ‘Caprice Café’ and now open as the third London branch of the growing Ivy Asia concept.
Amuse - AB10
Scottish
  Aberdeen
Chef Kevin Dalgleish, who trained with Anton Edelman at The Savoy, has opened his first solo restaurant in his home town.
Mr Ji - NW1
Chinese
  London
The second branch opened in May 2022; this branch offers a Sunday roast and more wines.
Compton - EC1
British, Modern
  London
On the Clerkenwell site previously occupied by Anna Hansen's influential The Modern Pantry, this venture, which opened in late May 2022, is self-described as an "easy dining bistro". Chef Mike Shaw has worked at Trinity in Clapham and Zibibbo in New Zealand.
Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill - SE1
French
  London
Replacing the Bar & Grill, this newly refurbished space from D&D London in the iconic Pont de la Tour building is supposed to be "a totally new dining experience" with "a new menu inspired by regional French classics".
Le Pont Bistrot - SE1
French
  London
Replacing the Bar & Grill, this newly refurbished space from D&D London in the iconic Pont de la Tour building is supposed to be "a totally new dining experience" with "a new menu inspired by regional French classics".
The Residency - W2
  London
Regular DJs feature on the entertainment programme at this May 2022 newcomer in Bayswater (which opened too late for feedback in our annual diners’ poll). Extensive wood-panelling is the most eye-catching feature of the cosy interior, while the short dinner menu (earlier in the day, there’s one dedicated to brunch) looks more aimed at good-value sustenance than foodie fireworks.
Wagtail - EC4N
British, Modern
  London
Once earmarked by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King for a City Wolseley-style restaurant, and now taken over by Maven Leisure, the elegant former House of Fraser building is to host this rooftop bar, restaurant and private dining space with 360-degree views across the City from May 2022.
Audrey's - SE1
British, Modern
  London
Opening in May 2022, an all-day cafe-bar in Borough; also open 8am-3pm on Tuesdays for takeaways.
Parrillan - SE1
Spanish
  London
Harts Group's May 2022 newcomer again celebrates Spanish cooking over fire. Like its Coal Drops Yard sibling, the venue will have an outside terrace (with 40 covers) with tabletop ‘parrilla’ grills, for guests to cook themselves over coals. But, for the first time, you will not have to DIY here, there also being an indoor restaurant (with 60 covers) with a menu designed for sharing cooked on an Ox Grill and an apple and olive wood-fired stove at the heart of an open kitchen.
Roti King - SW8
Malaysian
  London
The Euston roti specialist opened up a branch at the Battersea Power Station development in Spring 2022 - and even better, you can book here!
Revolve - EC2M
International
  London
Similar to Carousel, this new City restaurant will be a rotating showcase for big-name chefs at weekends - there's already an impressive line-up for summer 2022 - while during the week, it will be a traditional restaurant featuring "brasserie classics".
ASAP Pizza - SE1
Pizza
  London
Taking over the space that used to be Flor (RIP), Berenjak's second restaurnat will serve the same Persian-style cuisine as the Soho original,
The Scallop's Tale - G61
Fish & seafood
  Bearsden
A Glasgow aesthetician known as Dr Q has branched out into restaurant ownership with this seafood restaurant and takeaway on the fringes of Glasgow, offering an extensive menu of locally sourced seafood dishes, including vegetarian and vegan dishes and a "scallops high tea"; opened May 2022.
The Lucky Club - NW1
Mexican
  London
The Grade II listed, historic horse hospital reopened in May 2022 as a brand new 130-cover roof terrace and taco bar, specialising in Margaritas and Mezcal cocktails; a retractable roof and gas heaters will allow it to remain open all year. See also Lucky Club Mayfar.
The Cellar - W6
British, Modern
  London
On the ground floor of private members' club Kindred; Andrew Clarke (currently of Acme Fire Cult) has designed the menus. The all-day food will focus on London's wealth of small-scale suppliers.
The Arnage - LS25
British, Modern
  Sherburn-in-Elmet
Motoring-themed restaurant in North Yorkshire, with classic cars parked between the tables. Named after a famous corner at the Le Mans racetrack, it is part of The Motorist showroom and events space near Selby.
Magari - BS1
Italian
  Bristol
"Authentically Italian, sustainably British" says the tagline of this new Wapping Wharf container restaurant.
Apr
Ye Horns Inn - PR3
British, Modern
  Goosnargh
The Lancashire village known for its delicious ducks has an ambitious new restaurant – with foraged ingredients expected to highlight the menu. Reopened in April 2022 with Yorkshire-based forager Alysia Vasey as operations consultant alongside Sean Wrest (formerly head chef at Roots in York) and his fiancee Sam Haigh (previously restaurant manager of the Black Swan at Oldstead).
Cavita - W1U
Mexican
  London
Mexico star chef Adriana Cavita opened her first permanent London venture in April 2022: a 70-cover site with an open fire kitchen, communal dining (hosted by Adriana herself) and a chef’s table (plus a basement mezcaleria with its own street entrance). The cuisine is Mexican (obvs).
Cicchetti Knightsbridge - SW3
Italian
  London
Opened in Spring 2022 (not late 2021 as mentioned in the guide entry), the new Knightsbridge branch of Cicchetti from the popular San Carlo family of restaurants offers "opulent and elevated authentic Italian dining" all week long.
Flat Iron, The Cut - SE1
Steaks & grills
  London
Another South Bank Flat Iron, this one has taken over the spot vacated by Byron (RIP).
Chotto Matte - W1U
Fusion
  London
A second branch for the Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian fusion) specialist, opened in Marylebone in Spring 2022.
Ochre - WC2N
British, Modern
  London
After extensive refurbishment, the food offering at the National Gallery relaunched in Spring 2022 with a cafe (Muriel's Kitchen) and this restaurant, both run by South Kensington brunch spot Muriel's Kitchen.
Rock & Rose - W4
British, Modern
  London
Restaurateur Lorraine Angliss (Annie's, Little Bird) opened a second site for her Rock & Rose restaurant concept in Spring 2022.
Le Bab - SW9
Middle Eastern
  London
Another branch for the upscale kebab purveyors, this time in Brixton; see also Kebab Queen.
Le Bab - SW11
Middle Eastern
  London
Black Bear Burger - E14
Burgers, etc
  London
The third Black Bear opened within the new Market Halls Canary Wharf in Spring 2022.
Coppa Club Haslemere - GU27
British, Modern
  Haslemere
Situated in a traditional Grade II listed building, with 13 bedrooms, a garden terrace, four iconic igloos and all-day dining, this is the latest addition to the Coppa Club group of 'clubhouses'.
Kibou Solihull - B91
Japanese
  Solihull
A fourth branch for the growing Japanese chain - the website invites you to "sashimi over" to their place and give it a try.
The Clerk & Well - EC1R
British, Modern
  London
One of the oldest public houses in central London was relaunched in April 2022 with eight boutique guestrooms.
Crabshakk Botanics - G12
Fish & seafood
  Glasgow
A second branch of Crabshakk opened near the Botanic Gardens in April 2022.
The Restaurant at The Twenty Two - W1K
British, Modern
  London
The new, all-day neighbourhood restaurant in the hotel and private members’ club
Mowgli Glasgow - G2
Indian
  Glasgow
The fast-growing Indian street food brand headed to Glasgow in Spring 2022.
Apricity - W1K
British, Modern
  London
Chantelle Nicholson, former chef-owner Tredwells (RIP), opened her new hyper-seasonal, sustainable restaurant in April 2022 in Mayfair. There's be a tasting menu focused solely on vegetables as well as a more conventional meat and fish-focused offering.
Flat Earth Pizza - E2
Pizza
  London
This pizza joint "puts veg centre stage" and is committed to sustainability.
Dulse - SA73
British, Modern
  Milford Haven
Waterfront dining with produce from the Pembrokeshire coast from exec head chef SImon Crockford; dulse is an edible variety of seaweed that grows abundantly around the coast.
Market Halls Canary Wharf - E14
International
  London
A third Market Halls for London (the Fulham original has closed), first announced in 2019 and now soft launched in early April 2022.
Madhu’s Brasserie Richmond - TW9
Indian
  London
Launched at Harvey Nichols in October 2021 (see also), this sibling in Richmond is the second in the group that offers a dine-in or takeaway option; it appears to be unconnected with the famous Southall veteran.
Pophams - E9
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
A fourth branch for the expanding cult bakery.

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