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Oct
The Tapas Room - SW11
Spanish
  London
The fourth branch to open for this growing mini-chain.
Galvin Bistrot & Bar - E1
French
  London
Opened almost 15 years to the day after their first London venture (Bistrot de Luxe, which also inspires it), this new Galvin Brothers restaurant next to La Chapelle serves familiar, traditional French bistrot dishes and wines.
Akoko - W1T
Afro-Caribbean
  London
Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila has his own restaurant, serving "progressive west African food"; delayed by lockdown, Akoko opened in October 2020.
The Tramshed Project - EC2
International
  London
Mark Hix's Tramshed restaurant may be gone (his business went in to administration during lockdown), but the Tramshed building lives on, revived by Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast. He fed 21,000 people with his Plate For London campaign during lockdown, and now he's brought three top chefs (Andrew Clarke, James Cochran and Zoe Adjonyoh) to this great space to create a socially distanced working-dining space. The main restaurant is downstairs, with food and music events on the schedule, and co-working areas.
8 - B1
British, Modern
  Birmingham
An 'autobiographical' restaurant from chef Andrew Sheridan (also of Craft Dining), along the same lines as Tom Aikens' Muse - Andrew describes the eight-course menu (served at 8pm, one sitting only) as " his whole career in eight courses".
Luccio's - DT1
Italian
  Dorchester
With no social media presence as yet, and a hard-to-find name (lots of search results for Carluccio's - not helped by the fact that this location used to be one, and even repurposes the sign), we are presuming that Luciano Pierre White is relying on word of mouth - and his famous name - to get punters into his first solo restaurant. He's worked with Pierre Koffmann and the Adria brothers according to press quotes, and his father credits him with a great work ethic. An early-doors visit from a reporter noted it to be "very promising" with "good food and excellent service".
Klosterhaus - BS1
East & Cent. European
  Bristol
D&D London's fist Bristol opening will be a "modern take on a Grand Café, serving Mittel-European dishes"; opening 2 October in Cabot Circus.
Four Wise Monkeys - BS1
Japanese
  Bristol
City-centre Japanese small plates restaurant that's a "meeting of Asian folklore and retro 80s Tokyo vibes". Previously Pata Negra, and under the same ownership.
The Red Church - BS5
British, Modern
  Whitehall
New Redfield eating, drinking and dancing venue, formerly St George; house in the former Lloyds bank building.
Pipal Leaf - BS5
Indian
  Bristol
Sibling to the popular Easton restaurant Pipal Tree which serves Punjabi British fusion.
Bindas Eatery - W1B
Indian
  London
After winning a mentorship in a pop-up competition at Westfield White City Shopping Centre in 2019, Mehak Kansal is opening her first bricks-and-mortar restaurant, serving "epic" Indian street food in swanky Mayfair - and already has plans for a second site in 2021.
Sep
Sonora Taquería - E8
Mexican/TexMex
  London
Taka Marylebone - W1U
Japanese
  London
Originally due to open in Spring 2020 in the premises that formerly housed Providores, a second branch for high-end Japanese Taka.
Smoke & Salt - SW17
British, Traditional
  London
After the success of their shipping container pop-up at Pop Brixton, Remi Williams and Aaron Webster have moved on to this Tooting site (formerly an outpost of Dip & Flip). The cuisine will continue to celebrate "the ancient techniques of smoking, curing and preserving, combined with bold, global flavours and modern influences".
Café Kitsuné at Pantechnicon - SW1X
Japanese
  London
On the ground floor of this new Japanese-Nordic food and retail emporium, in a Grade II listed property, is the UK's first branch of Café Kitsuné (which means 'fox' in Japanese), serving breakfast and lunch, with Japanese inspired pastries and lunch dishes. See also Sachi, Eldr and the Roof Garden.
Sachi at Pantechnicon - SW1X
Japanese
  London
Eventually (Spring 2021) Sachi will occupy the lower ground floor of this new Japanese-Nordic food and retail emporium, in a Grade II listed property, but until then, it's running as a pop-up in a gallery above Café Kitsuné (see also). The name means 'happiness' and 'fortune' in Japanese; the food on offer will be "lunch and dinner featuring comforting Japanese dishes". See also Eldr and the Roof Garden.
Eldr at Pantechnicon - SW1X
Scandinavian
  London
On the second floor of this new Japanese-Nordic food and retail emporium, in a Grade II listed property, is a Nordic restaurant "inspired by travels" and meaning ‘fire’ in Old Norse. Eldr is a 70-seat restaurant with counter dining and a seasonal menu showcasing Nordic cooking methods and traditions; pickling, foraging and cooking with fire. See also Sachi, Café Kitsuné and the Roof Garden.
Roof Garden at Pantechnicon - SW1X
Scandinavian
  London
With a fully retractable electric glass roof, the top floor of this new Japanese-Nordic food and retail emporium, housing the 130-seat roof garden with an expansive south-facing terrace will be a local hot ticket whatever the weather. Food includes an all-day small plate menu with main dishes at lunch and dinner, served from the kitchen at Eldr (see also) with main dishes for lunch and dinner. See also Café Kitsuné and Sachi.
Big Jolene Bakery - N7
British, Modern
  London
Opening a bakery seems to be what every restaurateur is up to these days... the team from Jolene are on the bandwagon, taking over a former air conditioning shop to open a bakery and restaurant (affectionately known as Big JO on their Instagram post) in September 2020.
Lerpwl - L3
British, Modern
  Liverpool
The Barrie brothers of Anglesey's Marram Grass have now opened their next restaurant, on the Albert Dock site they secured in early 2019; Lerpwl is the Welsh name for Liverpool.
Noble Rot Soho - W1D
British, Modern
  London
Exciting news. The old, legendary Gay Hussar site has been rejuvenated by the Noble Rot team. Marina O'Loughlin, The Sunday Times restaurant critic, has what she calls "a minuscule investment" in the newcomer, which has a menu from chef Paul Weaver and The Sportsman's Stephen Harris that "will include subtle references to The Gay Hussar's glory days" (and Hungarian dishes). Wines, of course, are a major feature.
Murger Han - EC3M
Chinese
  London
The Xi'an group's first City branch.
Maison Francois - SW1Y
French
  London
Originally planned for Spring 2020, Maison Francois opened on the former site of Green's in September, a brasserie and wine bar that's part of a shiny new building called The Marq; it "pays homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace".
Nebula Pizza - E2
Pizza
  London
A new pizza, beer and cocktail joint where ABQ used to be.
The Dairy - SE1
British, Modern
  London
The Black Book - W1D
British, Modern
  London
Formerly Trade, a members-only club for those in the hospitality industry, this underground Soho spot has relaunched as a late-night restaurant and wine bar under the same team of master sommeliers, Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset.
Outlaw's New Road - PL29
Fish & seafood
  Port Isaac
What was Restaurant Nathan Outlaw has simplified; in a brave move, Outlaw is no longer chasing stars or serving high-end fare, this reincarnation serves good quality fish and seafood, simply and inexpensively.
Giannino Dal 1899 - W1S
Italian
  London
Established in Milan 120 years ago and now open outside of Italy for the first time, in Mayfair (on the site of Camillo Benso) in September 2020.
Tendril - W1F
Vegan
  London
'Mostly' vegan food from Rishim Sachdeva, who previously worked at The Almeida, Chiltern Firehouse and The Dairy.
Fish - BS1
Fish & seafood
  Bristol
Louie - WC2H
French
  London
Originally planned for March 2020 (but opened in September), in the former L'Atelier de Joël Rubuchon site, a three-storey bar and 75-cover restaurant from French restaurateurs Guillaume Glipa and Laurent de Gourcuff and American chef Slade Rushing; the first venture from restaurant group Paris Society.
The Zebra Riding Club, Birch - EN7
British, Modern
  Cheshunt
"A restaurant led by nature"; the fine-dining option at new wellbeing hotel Birch, is led by the Dairy's Robin Gill and Ben Rand. See also Valeries.
Valeries, Birch - EN7
British, Modern
  Cheshunt
A "casual, all-day restaurant" led by Robin Gill - one of two eating spaces at new wellbeing centre / hotel Birch; see also the Zebra Riding Club.
Delhi House Cafe - M4
Indian
  Manchester
The Hawk's Nest - W12
Pizza
  London
A new pizzeria and cocktail bar, housed in a converted railway arch with a hidden garden.
The Tapas Room - SW9
Spanish
  London
A third branch for the growin SE London group.
Matto Pizza - EH7
Pizza
  Edinburgh
Aug
Bubblewrap - WC2E
Ice cream
  London
With only six seats inside, this second branch of Bubblewrap is more takeaway than restaurant, but judging by the popularity of the original in Soho, there'll be queues anyway.
The Harbourside Refuge - TR13
British, Modern
  Porthleven
Claro - W1D
Burgers, etc
  London
Replacing Bonnie Gull's Seafood Shack (RIP) is this purveyor of truffley burgers; they have gone the pop-up to permanent route, from South Bank and Seven Dials (and a lockdown burger kit) to this spot.
Butchies - SW4
Chicken
  London
A second branch for the fried chicken specialists
Wingmans - W1D
Chicken
  London
Kreidel - N1
  London
Occupying the space recently vacated by Monty's Deli (RIP), a new bar, kitchen and events space from Yann Florio, a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist in 2019.
Party Store Pizza - SW9
Pizza
  London
A Detroit-style, deep-pan pizzeria from Matt Wells (co-founder of The Dairy and Dandy) and music promoter Fred Letts.
Crockers Henley - RG9
British, Modern
  Henley
A sibling to Crockers Tring; both projects are the brainchild of former chef, CEO Luke Garnsworthy. This site boasts two chef's tables (one pan-Asian, one modern British), a bar & grill and seven bedrooms.
Seoul Bird - W12
Korean
  London
Judy Joo (of Jinjuu fame) and her Korean Fried Chicken have landed at Westfield White City.
Jul
Tavolino - SE1
Italian
  London
Louis Korovilas, the former head chef of Bancone, finally launched this Italian restaurant in London Bridge in July 2020 after the planned Easter opening was delayed by lockdown.
The Pig at Harlyn Bay - PL28
British, Modern
  Harlyn
The Pig Hotel company snapped up the Grade II-listed Harlyn House near Padstow to add to their growing collection of hotels. Harlyn House was on the market for only the third time since the 15th century, and has 38 rooms and stunning sea views.
Larry's - SE15
American
  London
Originally due to open in March 2020, but delayed by lockdown, a new Peckham spot from the owners of Levan and Salon; it's an NYC-inspired place, and is named after 1970s DJ Larry Levan.
Dishoom - B3
Indian
  Birmingham
Dishoom is now open in Birmingham; co-founders Shamil and Kavi Thakrar said they are “delighted” to be moving to Birmingham and will explore the historic ties between Mumbai and England’s ‘second city’.
Eggslut - W1T
British, Modern
  London
Taking over the space that recently housed Big Fernand and Kalifornia Kitchen (both RIP) is the second branch of the LA-based eggy chain.
Saint Jacques - SW1
French
  London
On the former site of Boulestin and L'Oranger, a new French restaurant from Richard Weiss, who worked at Brasserie St Jacques locally, before it became Cafe Murano.
The Garden at The Berkeley - SW1X
British, Modern
  London
New post-lockdown, a restaurant utilising the terrace at the back of the hotel.
Sollip - SE1
Korean
  London
This simple but well-designed spot opened just a few days before lockdown in March 2020, and changed into a Korean grocer for the duration, but it is now up and running again, serving fine dining European food with Korean ingredients and influences, from husband-and-wife team Woongchul Park (ex-The Ledbury) and Bomee Ki (previously pastry chef at The Arts Club). (‘Sollip’ is the Korean word for pine needles, which are used to control flames and smoke in traditional Korean cuisine.)
L'Artigiano - SW10
Italian
  London
Originally due to open at the end of March 2020, this contemporary Italian come from founder Leandro Longo's (Harrods, La Caricatura) and chef Ignacio Fuggiero (Re Mauri, The Met).
Cocotte - SW6
Chicken
  London
A third branch of the free-range rotisserie chicken restaurant.
Perkyn's - N15
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
A coffee shop and craft beer shop serving sandwiches and sharing boards made from locally sourced food.
Muazu's Suya - E2
Japanese
  London
From supper clubs to a permanent site, chef Luke Findlay (ex-Berber & Q head chef, with previous roles at Patty & Bun, NOPI and Tom Kerridge's The Hand & Flowers) are serving up his "new wave ramen bowls" in Hackney.
Wildflower - NW1
Irish
  London
Irish chef Adrian Martin was due to open his first London restaurant in March 2020, but was delayed, like so many others, by lockdown; now open again with a reduced seating of just 10 covers (usually 30) Wildflower will focus on seasonality, foraged food, and Irish traditions; the newcomer is housed in a shipping container in Camden’s new eco market on Buck Street.

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