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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’.
Aug
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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/TexMex
  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/TexMex
  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.
Acme Fire Cult - E8
BBQ
  London
Live-fire restaurant from Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins, at 40FT Brewery in Dalston, where the chefs offer a new veggie-centric approach to BBQ, and where beer by-products are used to make ferments and hot sauces.
Farin Road - EH2
Afro-Caribbean
  Edinburgh
The pop-up African supper club from chef Tunde Abifarin has found a permanent home in the city’s New Town, taking a residency at the cafe Tani Modi on Friday and Saturday nights.
Bistro Marc at Winter's - SK1
French
  Stockport
A new French spot in the historic Winter’s building that's been under refurbishment for three years.
Mar
The Arkle, The Chester Grosvenor - CH1
British, Modern
  Chester
Lisboeta - WC1B
Portuguese
  London
Partnering with MJMK Restaurants, ex-Maos chef-patron Nuno Mendes returned to the London restaurant scene in Spring 2022. Set over three floors, the restaurant aims to embody "the very spirit of Lisbon, in an informal yet informative dining space".
One Hundred Shoreditch - E1
Fish & seafood
  London
Hipster haunt, The Ace Hotel Shoreditch – and its restuarant Hoi Polloi (RIP) – have gone. But this new Lore Group (Sea Containers et al) property opening in March 2022 is stepping into its boots. And it’s aiming to boost its appeal with an expanded rooftop bar and terrace (panoramic views of East London), cafe, lobby bar and a restaurant and wine bar specialising in sustainably sourced seafood - Goddard & Gibbs(see also). It being EC2, there’s even going to be a take-out hatch! (that’s a sign of groovy sophistication these days, apparently…)
Brother Marcus - SE1
Mediterranean
  London
A third branch for the brunching mini chain (Balham's branch is no more) opened in Spring 2022 in Borough Yards.
Tattu London - WC2H
Chinese
  London
Opened in early 2022, the fifth site from the contemporary Chinese restaurant group, with 220 covers and panoramic views from The Now Building.
Shucks - G12
Fish & seafood
  Glasgow
The team behind Cail Bruich opened a seafood restaurant in Hyndland in March 2022 - their fourth site overall - serving up fresh Scottish produce with Champagne and cocktails.
The Princess Royal - W2
British, Modern
  London
Opened in March 2022, with ex-Stafford and Norma chef Ben Tish (in conjunction with pub group Cubitt House) in charge; locals might know the site as previously housing The Commander and Pomona's.
Samsons - HG1
British, Modern
  Harrogate
An all-day dining space in the heart of Harrogate, serving up a "pan-European" menu; exec chef, Josh Whitehead, was a semi-finalist of the 2016 MasterChef: The Professionals.
Market House - SW9
Chicken
  London
Formerly known as The Coach & Horses pub (dating back to 1881) and with various incarnations over the years, this Brixton venue returns after an extensive refurb with "chicken connoisseurs" Wingmans taking over in the kitchen, and an upstairs loft for DJs and late-night dancing.
St Martin's House - WC2H
British, Modern
  London
This new all-day British brasserie in London's Theatreland occupies the site formerly occupied by Tredwell's (RIP).
Trampoline - N1
British, Modern
  London
The first of 14 planned branches, this Islington corner cafe was founded by the team behind NEMI Teas (itself a social enterprise), and aims to help London’s refugee community integrate, train and become independent citizens. Partnering with The Hotel School, Groundwork and employment partner, Thomas Franks, they work to provide a holistic route from gaining refugee status to meaningful employment.
Toffs - B91
British, Modern
  Solihull
Local boy Rob Palmer, previously head chef at Hampton Manor where he won the hotel's Peel's restaurant its first Michelin star in 2016, opened this tasting menu spot in a former computer game shop in Solihull in early 2022.
The Greyhound - SE15
British, Modern
  London
Promising not to be yet another gastropub, this sister venue to The Paxton in Gypsy Hill aims to redefine what a pub should be, with independent craft beers, global street food, vegan food menus and artisan pizza and a wide-ranging events agenda.
The Arber Garden - W1W
British, Modern
  London
From the same owners as Pantechnicon and The Lighterman, a Fitzrovia pub inspired by the legendary botanist and philosopher Agnes Arber, offering a vast gin selection, seasonal food, and a spacious leafy terrace.
Gladwell's - SE5
British, Modern
  London
A community-focused grocer / deli / cafe concept that launched in a former bank building the heart of Camberwell in March 2022; the old bank vault has been transformed into a wine cellar and bottle shop.
Bridge 15 at The Bridge Inn - EH28
Scottish
  Ratho
Tyler King, former senior sous chef at Prism in Berlin is heading up Bridge 15, a "modern Scottish restaurant" (and also overseeing a bar menu) here, from March 2022.
The Ivy Asia Guildford - GU1
Pan-Asian
  Guildford
Located in the Tunsgate Quarter of Guildford, just a stone’s throw from the cathedral.
Facing Heaven - E8
Chinese
  London
Owner Julian Denis previously ran the super-popular vegan Chinese Mao Chow just up the road; this new restaurant is twice the size (although still only 28 seats) and is "an evolution" of the food there, and incorporates flavours and techniques from Puerto Rican, Portuguese and American cuisines.
Noci - N1
Italian
  London
A new (March 2022) Italian from Louis Korovilas, formerly of Locatelli and Bancone, which serves a short, seasonal menu of pastas and a modern take on Italian street food snacks.
Yoku - GL50
Japanese
  Cheltenham
Part of the Lucky Onion group, this sushi restaurant and cocktail bar opened in March 2022 inside No.131 boutique hotel.
Caravel - N1
French
  London
A trip of former working canal barges, restored to house 40 diners, run by brothers Fin and Lorcan Spiteri who also run Studio Kitchen; the food aims to be "simple, French and Italian-inflected".
Mano Mayfair - W1B
South American
  London
"When the Brazilian and Japanese cuisines meet the unbridled glamour of late 1960s St Tropez", according to their Insta page.
Goddard & Gibbs - E1
Fish & seafood
  London
Occupying the former site of Hoi Polloi (RIP), a fine-dining fish restaurant for new hotel One Hundred Shoreditch; the hotel also has a wine bar (called Wine Bar) and trendy hatch (called Hatch) serving takeaway snacks (lobster rolls, etc).
Pesky - M15
Fish & seafood
  Manchester
Initially a month-long pop-up, this restaurant sells Swedish-inspired small plates and bar snacks with cocktails from mixologist owner Zaide O’Rourke, formerly of The Alchemist.
Jikoni - BS2
Ethiopian
  Bristol
This East African stall and pop-up put down roots in St Pauls in March 2022, serving traditional and inspired dishes from Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Tanzania.
The Alan - M1
British, Modern
  Manchester
Ocean Basket - BR1
Fish & seafood
  Bromley
The South African-based affordable seafood brand has opened its first UK branch; Peter ‘Fats’ Lazarides and his brother George opened their first restaurant in Pretoria – more than 300 miles from the nearest coast – in 1995, and there are now more than 215 Ocean Baskets in 19 countries – many of them in sub-Saharan Africa. We expect a roll-out to commence any day.
Fiddie’s Italian Kitchen - NW3
Italian
  London
Deliveroo has quietly opened its first restaurant – an anonymous-looking pizzeria called in Swiss Cottage on the former site of Fiddie's Pizzeria (RIP) – with the ostensible aim of delivering the company insights into how restaurants operate.
The Jones Family Affair - WC2N
British, Modern
  London
Sibling to Belgravia's Jones Family Kitchen; this Theatreland site has 150 covers spread over two floors, with a private dining room for 30.
The Rushmere - SW19
British, Modern
  London
Formerly known as The Swan, this Wimbledon pub has been extensively refurbished by the Metropolitan Pub Co, and reopened with a new name on 1st March 2022.
Pizza Paradiso - NW3
Pizza
  London
Deliveroo has quietly opened its first restaurant – an anonymous-looking pizzeria called Swiss Cottage – with the ostensible aim of delivering the company insights into how restaurants operate.
Potyo - SK9
Indian
  Wilmslow
Husband and wife team Jason and Milena Almeida have opened this March 2022 newcomer, focussing on dishes from the west coast of India - the Malabar coast. Potyo means 'greedy boy' in the native language of Goa.
Beat 6 - G31
Scottish
  Glasgow
New from the Six by Nico group, a restaurant with a similar concept - six-course menus that change regularly - but a new angle, in which 100% of profits are donated to the Beatson Cancer Charity.
The Spread Eagle - SW18
British, Modern
  London
Totally renovated and reopened in 2022 by Young's, whose brewery is next door; the head office has also been relocated back to its home in Wandsworth. 21 bedrooms have been added to this Victorian landmark.
Three Uncles - SW9
Chinese
  London
The first sit-in restaurant from the Cantonese operation that has outlets in the City and Camden.
North House - PO31
British, Modern
  Cowes
Isle of Wight-based chef Robert Thompson is chef-patron of this new boutique hotel and restaurant in Cowes; the brasserie serves a la carte meals with a fine-dining, tasting-menu-only, evening option up to five nights a week depending on the season.
Feb
Walter's - SE21
British, Modern
  London
A neighbourhood restaurant from the team behind The Oystermen opened in February 2022.
Cedric Grolet at The Berkeley - SW1X
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Pastry supremo Cedric Grolet opened his first permanent patisserie outside France in the early months of 2022 (you may remember his Harrods pop-up in 2019 if you can recall the days pre-pandemic); his beautiful creations - including realistic fruit desserts - will be very popular with the social media crowd. You're able to eat in or takeaway, and there's even a "kitchen theatre" table where you can watch the chefs at work.
Paradise Café at Daleside Nurseries - HG3
British, Modern
  Killinghall
Frances Atkins, one of the most prominent British chefs of the century and the first woman in the UK to earn a Michelin star, has launched a new venture, accompanied by chef Roger Olive and front-of-house manager John Tullett – her team for more than 20 years. Paradise café is in a garden centre near Harrogate, less than 20 miles from the Yorke Arms, the old coaching inn on the Yorkshire Moors where she made her name
Richoux - W1
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
Closed in January 2021 (along with all the other branches) after the parent company went into administration, this branch was relaunched in February 2022 after being bought out by Naveen Hana of the family-owned Cairn hotel group. Ex-Moor Hall chefs Jamie Butler and Lewis Spencer are in charge of the food, which aims to be “luxury at affordable prices”.
Tell Tale - SE19
British, Modern
  London
Jamie Edwards and Arron Curtis teamed with idiosyncratic former Lettonie chef Martin Blunos for what they call a "neighbourhood eatery and bar".
Mildreds - WC2N
Vegetarian
  London
The veggie stalwart opened a sixth restaurant (including Mallow, see also), on the former site of an Angus Steakhouse, in February 2022.
Emilia's Crafted Pasta - E14
Italian
  London
A third branch for the pasta mini-chain, this time in Canary Wharf - seating 70 inside and 30 outside - complete with open kitchen and a custom table bocce set.
Bombay Delight - SW19
Indian
  London
Chef-patron Ajay Chaurasia has launched a second Bombay Delight in Wimbledon (the original is in Vauxhall); the menu features lesser-known, regional Indian dishes alongside all-time favourites.
Lahpet - WC2E
Burmese
  London
A West End spot for the Burmese duo Dan Anton and Zaw Mahesh, in The Yards area of Covent Garden; open from early February 2022.
Itaku - W1W
Fusion
  London
Celebrity restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and Naples-born chef Ivan Simeoli launched this Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant in February 2022.
Riwaz by Atul Kochhar - HP9
Indian
  Beaconsfield
It's a busy time for Kochhar, who also opened Masalchi in Wembley in October 2021. There's another Riwaz (which means 'tradition') planned for Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Blacklock - WC2E
Steaks & grills
  London
A fourth branch for the steak chain was due to open in 2020 and finally launched on Valentine's Day 2022.
Bread Street Kitchen - L1
British, Modern
  Liverpool
The sixth branch of the Gordon Ramsay chain opened in Liverpool in February 2022.
Truffle - EC2M
Burgers, etc
  London
A second restaurant for the burger specialist opened near Liverpool Street in February 2022; there's also the original outlet in KERB Seven Dials.

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