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Jul
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Mar
The Old Coastguard - TR19
British, Modern
  Mousehole
Laboratorio Pizza - W1W
Pizza
  London
A second branch for Naples-born Ivan Simeoli's pizzeria opened in March 2020; the original opened in Brick Lane two years ago.
Harrods Brasserie - SW1X
International
  London
The Lower Ground Floor at Harrods has been transformed into a new all-day, family-friendly brasserie, serving "joy-giving comfort food from around the world".
The Clarence Tavern - N16
  London
Great news for Stoke Newington: the Anchor & Hope team have taken over this Grade II listed boozer (once known as The Daniel Defoe but now reverting back to the older name that's literally written in stone on the walls), complete with "seedy" basement wine bar. Chef Harry Kaufman (formerly of Great Queen Street, RIP) will be at the stoves, so we fully expect this place to be as popular as its siblings.
Rosa - BL5
Italian
  Bolton
Opened by two local lads, Rosa aims to be the 'high-end' Italian that they were always searching the area for. It's housed in a former police station.
Mo Diner - W1
Moroccan
  London
Originally known as Mô in planning, Mo Diner is a casual, all-day sibling to Momo; the PR invites you to "kick back, relax and sip the spirit of the Mediterranean". The interior is classic 'American diner' style, with Moroccan touches.
NASI Economy Rice - N7
Malaysian
  London
New from Sambal Shiok's Mandy Yin (and handily just next door), a takeaway aiming to do for rice what Sambal Shiok did for laksa, selling rice (or salad) dishes with flavours from Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes.
Ayllu - W2
Fusion
  London
Hidden beneath Smith's in Paddington, a new Peruvian restaurant built on the traditions of the Ayllu community of the Inca Empire, serving Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes and cocktails.
Sambal Shiok - N7
Malaysian
  London
New from Sambal Shiok's owner Mandy Yin (and handily just next door), doing for rice what she's already done for laksa. Rice dishes with flavours from Malaysian, Chinese and Indian dishes are available to takeaway.
Gibney's London - EC1Y
Irish
  London
Opening in the basement below Richard Corrigan's Daffodil Mulligan is a branch of popular Irish pub Gibney's of Malahide; the bar snack menu has been developed by Mr Corrigan himself.
Fallow at 10 Heddon Street - W1B
International
  London
Club Mexicana Taqueria - WC2H
Vegan
  London
After a series of successful pop-ups, the vegan Mexican restaurant has found a permanent home in Seven Dials Market; also at Dinerama in Shoreditch and The Spread Eagle in Hackney.
Bobo Social - SE17
Burgers, etc
  London
Former Charlotte Street fixture Bobo Social has found a new home in Southwark, and will be serving up burgers and cocktails in Elephant Park from March 2020.
Sushi on Jones - N1C
Japanese
  London
An NYC sushi restaurant famous for delivering a 12-course lunch in 30 minutes; inside Goods Way which opened in March 2020.
Bar El Rincon - N1
Spanish
  London
New from the Camino group, a new Spanish bar with wines on tap and tapas dishes to feast on.
Goods Way - N1C
  London
In March 2020, the team behind Flat Iron Yard in Borough opened a new (yet old-style) street food hall, bar and live music venue. Stallholders include familiar faces (Breddos Tacos, Temple of Seitan and Duck Truck) and some new ones including New York's hugely respected Sushi On Jones (see also) and Pomelo (see also) from the Lupins team.
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.
Doner Haus - M4
German
  Manchester
"Authentic Berlin kebabs" in Manchester's Corn Exchange, sibling to the Glasgow original.
Satay Street Cafe - E1
Thai
  London
The Satay Street team have secured a permanent home after experience with pop-ups and street food stalls all over London.
Pulperia - B1
Argentinian
  Birmingham
A new Argentinian asado concept from chef Aktar Islam; a second branch is also planned for Edgbaston in September 2020.
Wulf & Lamb - W1U
Vegan
  London
A second branch for the plant-based chain.
Tavernaki - W11
Greek
  London
Greek restaurant (plus Mykonos Bar downstairs) from chef Harris Mavropoulos.
CORD - EC4Y
British, Modern
  London
Celebrating 125 years of Le Cordon Bleu Institute, a 90-cover restaurant and 30-cover cafe opened in the City in March 2020; the culinary institute will also be offering courses and training on-site.
McLaren's on the Corner - EH10
British, Modern
  Edinburgh
Housed in a former Bank of Scotland building, McLaren's has three floors: the all-day, family-and dog-friendly ground floor Bar, the first-floor, elegant Parlour & Tellers’ Room (steaks and fish, open only for D Wed-Fri, L&D Sat) and a cosy loft, from where punters can ring down for drinks.
Eggslut - W11
British, Modern
  London
Taking over the space that recently housed Big Fernand and Kalifornia Kitchen (both RIP) is the second branch of LA's eggy chain with the 'unusual' name.
Tavla - EC2A
Turkish
  London
Tavla, which means 'backgammon' in Turkish, opened in March 2020 inside Shoreditch's Hart hotel. It's a glamorous cocktail bar serving Turkish coffees, pastries and snacks (flatbreads, etc).
Feb
Zia Lucia Aldgate - E1
Pizza
  London
A third branch for the North London pizzeria mini-chain, on the edge of the City; there's also an outlet at Boxpark Wembley.
Rudys - LS3
Pizza
  Leeds
The Leeds branch opened at the end of February 2020.
Nick's on Henderson Street - FK9
Scottish
  Bridge of Allan
Celebrity chef Nick Nairn has taken over the Jam Jar restaurant up the road from his house and is back behind the stoves alongside head chef Leon McIntrye (who has joined from Edinburgh restaurant Baba) at his new all-day, family-friendly, bistro / cafe.
Good Neighbour - SW17
British, Modern
  London
A sibling for the Camberwell restaurant.
Rosa's Thai Cafe - M3
Thai
  Manchester
A Manchester branch for the London-based chain.
The Elephant's Head - E5
Pizza
  London
A 'pizza pub' on the former pub site of The Elephant's Head, with pizzas from Santa Maria, DJs and music.
A Slice of Blue - E5
Pizza
  London
A 'pizza pub' on the former site of The Elephant's Head, serving pizza from Santa Maria and beats from DJs.
The Curlew - TN32
British, Modern
  Bodiam
The Patate - NW5
Burgers, etc
  London
Opened in February 2020 (on the site that was previously Beef & Brew, RIP) the French burger guys who you might know from Camden Markets and KERB locations around London.
Victorian House Hotel - LA22
British, Modern
  Grasmere
Formerly known as Oak Bank Hotel, this Victorian Lake District hotel has been relaunched, with dog-friendly rooms, a shepherd's hut and a restaurant, The Garden Room, that serves breakfast, coffee and cakes, Cumbrian tapas and evening meals; sibling to the Georgian House Hotel in Pimlico.
Thomas by Tom Simmons - CF11
British, Modern
  Cardiff
Pembrokeshire native Tom Simmons has added another string to his bow; as well as his restaurant at London's One Tower Bridge, he and his partner Lois have opened this site in Cardiff, serving British and French cuisine "with a Welsh twist".
Hannah - SE1
Japanese
  London
Japanese chef Daisuke Shimoyama, who spent six years at UMU in Mayfair, has opened his own restaurant, in County Hall; bento boxes are available at lunch, with fine dining and omakase tasting menus in the evenings.
Tiffany Blue Box Café - SW1X
Sandwiches, cakes, etc
  London
How has it taken so long? Okay, so the NYC branch has been open for a bit longer, but from Valentine's Day 2020 it's possible to have (drum roll) breakfast at Tiffany's. More specifically, at this new cafe within Harrods, decked out in Tiffany blue and offering all the glitz a wannabe Holly Golightly could want. Afternoon tea a speciality.
Kysty - LA22
British, Modern
  Ambleside
The sister restaurant to The Old Stamp House reopened in February 2020 with a new look, new "casual dining" menu and new chef, Dan Hopkins, formerly sous chef at the Old Stamp House.
Chuku's - N15
West African
  London
After a series of pop-ups, most recently at the Roundhouse, brother and sister team Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick opened a permanent Chuku’s in Seven Sister in February 2020, serving up their modern Nigerian tapas, now with drinks and their own brand of "chop-chat-chill".
Megan's at the Sorting Office - N1
British, Modern
  London
North London dog lovers will be thrilled to hear that Megan's, the South London dog-friendly restaurant chain famous for its bottomless brunches, has opened in the new Islington Square development, just off Upper Street.
Padella Shoreditch - EC2A
Italian
  London
As famous for the queues as well as the pasta, Borough Market's Padella opened a second branch in February 2020.
Peachy Goat - SE24
Vegan
  London
New plant-based bistro for Herne Hill from brothers Oliver and Luca who used to run the Bean & Bowl stall in Herne Hill Market.
East West - NW5
Pizza
  London
Italian pizzas with Indian spices.
Lost Society - SW15
British, Modern
  London
Formerly Lost & Co; refurbished and relaunched as Lost Society in early 2020.
Hoppers - NIC
Indian
  London
A third branch of Hoppers opened in February 2020; the menu is much the same as the first two, but takes culinary inspiration from the coastal journey from Colombo, the island’s capital, to the historical Dutch town of Galle.

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