Now that we are firmly into the fall, there are many more new restaurants on the way to London. With so many openings, here is our selection of the main ones to watch …
Nine elms – 14 New Union Square, Embassy Gardens SW11 7AX
Sven-Hanson Britt’s Oxeye is long overdue – it’s been around a decade in the pipeline. But it should be worth the wait with dishes like Cornish yarg churros and fatty jus glazed hen of the woods on the menu. It’s a one-course affair in the main restaurant but there will also be a bar, shop and even a gallery.
Learn more about Oxeye
Queen’s Park – Lonsdale Road, Queen’s Park NW6 6RR
It’s the new restaurant for the people behind Berber & Q and it’s kind of a departure for them. As well as being the opposite of London from their original restaurant, it’s more of a traditional all-day setting. The menu has influences from North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle Eastern flatbreads for lunch are expected to be very popular with locals.
Learn more about Carmel
Shoreditch – 49-51 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT
Manteca has moved around a bit – starting in Mayfair and then moving to Soho – but now they’ve found permanent digs in Shoreditch. The emphasis will continue to be on open fire and nose-to-tail cooking, as well as the mix of Italian / British influences. The meat will be on display in their hanging room in the basement and the menu will be a mix of old favorites and new dishes like pig’s head fritti.
Learn more about Mantéca
St James – The Savoy, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
Not satisfied with the management of the iconic Savoy Grill at the Savoy, Gordon Ramsay also took over the hotel’s The River restaurant. It will have a whole new design with a menu celebrating seafood – dishes include swordfish cutlets and a soft-shell crab burger. The chef is from the Savoy Grill and Ramsay hopes it will be an equally successful hit for him at the hotel.
Find out more about the river restaurant
Finsbury Park – 52 St Thomas’s Road, London N4 2QW
The is the new pub for Four Legs, which gained fame through its residence at the Compton Arms in Islington. The same approach to the menu will be featured here – seasonal and ever-changing, but they have a lot more space and toys to play with. You will also be able to see them thanks to an open kitchen where they will of course prepare one of the best cheeseburgers in London.
Find out more about the Plimsoll
Soho – 10-11 D’Arblay St, London W1F 8DS
There was a lot of moaning and gnashing of teeth when this beloved Soho classic was forced to leave its original location earlier in the year. However, they quickly found another space in Soho and will be bringing back their Umbrian menu with a few new touches.
Learn more about Vasco & Piero’s
Soho – 49 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 9AP
Gabriel Pryce and Missy Flynn’s Rita’s has popped up all over town (they also have a sandwich shop in Dalston) but this restaurant in Soho seems to be the highlight of everything that has happened before. Expect to see South American (and North American) influences on the menu here – from jalapeño popper gildas to salt cod taquitos – as well as an old world wine list.
Learn more about Rita
Holborn – Holborn Town Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
Taking over what was once Holborn’s town hall (Gezellig’s last home), Colonel Saab seems to be giving the place a whole makeover. It’s from hotelier Roop Partap Choudhary, with cuisine inspired by his childhood trips to India and the decor is designed in collaboration with his mother. An all day dining restaurant, breakfast looks very interesting with a Colonel Saab Benedict egg alongside an Indian Fry Up.
Learn more about Colonel Saab
15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY
This Tuscan restaurant has taken over the high profile location that was once Nobu Berkeley Street. The latest in a series of high-end Italian restaurants to open in London, it’s from the Il Borro estate in Tuscany, so you’ll definitely see some of their wines on the menu. They place a heavy emphasis on biodiversity and organic farming, so expect that to be reflected in the menu here.
Learn more about Il Borro
3 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8LU
Don’t think of it as a single entity, rather as a group of four restaurants and cafes, all housed in the same building. They include Mark Greenaway’s Pivot with dishes like Kiev Quail, El Ta’Koy which is a Hawaiian-style tiki bar, Lilly’s which will have a strong baking game and there is also coffee from Gentlemen Baristas (which will also serve breakfast and lunch).
Find out more about 3, rue Henrietta
6 Princes Street, London W1B 2LG
Apparently there is room for more than one avocado-centric restaurant in London at the moment. Avocado Show originally appeared in Amsterdam and is very Instagram friendly with some really nice designs that all feature – you guessed it – avocado. There will also be avocado toast – but it will be a bit special with curry hummus and mango with an avocado rose and black sesame. Expect to see these avocado creations on all of your social feeds.
Learn more about Avocado Show
Also open in October
The barbarism next door (Covent Garden) – The Barbary gets a wine bar next door (picking up Jacob the Angel)
Marie Vergine (Ealing) – Santa Maria’s all-vegan pizzeria is finally here
The diffuser (White City) – A bar and restaurant in White City of the same people behind The Lighterman.
Kasa & Kin (Soho) – The people behind Romulo Café are launching a new Filipino café in Soho.
Carmine (Streatham) – A new bar-restaurant and workspace with the name inspired by a soprano
West 4th (Parsons Green) – Canadian inspired brunch (yes, there will be poutine)
Black Door (King’s Cross) – Idris Elba opens wine bar
The Chelsea Pig (Chelsea) – A new pub from a famous designer
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