You heard 'em here first. From elite chefs opening in new postcodes, to cool new independents with queues out the door, if you're looking to stay on the pulse when it comes to the best new London restaurants in 2024, you'll find plenty of suggestions here. We're sharing cuisine themes, locations, and opening dates for new spots in your area, so keep your calendar in check for the up-and-coming with our handy list below.
Best New Restaurants In London Spring 2024
Los Mochis City
Opening Early 2024 - 100 Liverpool Street, Broadgate EC2M 2AU
Already a celebrated spot in Notting Hill, chef Leonard Tanyag and the Los Mochis team are headed to Liverpool Street's Broadgate with a new 14,000-square-foot space that will boast rare mezcal and Mexican-Japanese cuisine along with two private dining rooms. Plus, this time, it's a rooftop to boot, so you can gaze out across the City of London while tucking into wagyu tataki, ceviche and tacos.
Opening Spring 2024 - 135 Portland Road, Holland Park W11 4LW
Fancy yourself a main character meal? Then you'll be pleased to know that West London hotspot Julie's is returning, more extravagant than ever. Perched in Holland Park, you can expect A-listers to be flocking through the doors once again, to dine among stained glass windows and gothic wood carvings thanks to interior designer Julie Hodges' magic touch.
MIMOSA At The Langham
Opening Early 2024 - 1C Portland Place, Regent Street W1B 1JA
Inspired by the sun-kissed Mediterranean, MIMOSA is the stunning new restaurant opening at The Langham Hotel, dishing out cuisine inspired by the Riviera. The menu promises to be full of sophisticated dishes, on par with the decor, with blue lobster from Brittany, grilled octopus and their famous egg mimosa served in a variety of ways. There's even an idyllic, blossoming terrace for guests to enjoy during the warmer months.
Kioku By Endo
Opening Spring 2024 - The OWO, 7 Horse Guards Avenue SW1A 2EX
Located up on the rooftop of The OWO, Kioku - meaning 'memory' in Japanese - is the latest venture of top sushi chef Endo Kazutoshi. Combining views over Westminster and Whitehall with a menu inspired by his travels in Yokohama, Tokyo and Spain, it's bound to be as much of a success as his Michelin star Rotunda venue. Better yet? A turret in the building houses an eight-seater private dining room, while the ground floor will be a small sake bar featuring a drinks list from Natsuki Kikuya and a record player where you can choose the next song.
Best Restaurants Opening In London March 2024
Cinnamon Bazaar Richmond
Opening March 2024 - 31-35 Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NQ
Celebrity chef and restauranteur Vivek Singh is opening up a new spot in the leafy suburb of Richmond: Cinnamon Bazaar. This vibrant destination takes its inspiration from the bustling bazaars of India, serving up authentic street food-style dishes and a roaming chaat trolley. Think jungle chicken curry, tandoori king prawns and lamb roganjosh shepherd’s pie, with bottomless Sunday brunches and afternoon tea on the cards too.
Best Restaurant Openings In London February 2024
Now Open - Top Floor Of Kingly Court, Carnaby Street W1B 5PW
If you're already a fan of Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream (I mean, who isn't?), then Florence Mae Maglanoc and Omar Shah's Maginhawa Group have the hot new spot for you. Not only is Donia frequented by Filipino diners - a sure-fire way of telling the food is genuinely good - but the menu also sees Filipino street food and British cooking techniques come together. Expand your knowledge of dishes from the Philippines from moreish ube ice cream to include suckling pig in liver peppercorn sauce, whole lobster ginataan, and prawn and pork dumplings with white crab.
Opening February 2024 - 84-86 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell EC1R 4QY
Newington Green's Perilla has already been celebrated with Ben Marks and Matt Emmerson at the helm, but in taking over the former Firebrand Pizza venue in Exmouth Market, Morchella is taking the Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar concept in its stride. Expect dishes such as hake with sobrassada sauce and octopus Luciana from head chef Daniel Fletcher (a Great British Menu veteran previously at The Square and Sky Garden).
Now Open - 78 Lower Clapton Road, Clapton E5 0RN
While she started out with a focus on Italian cooking, was trained at Le Cordon Bleu in London and worked at Puglia's Michelin-starred Pasha Ristorante, celebrated young chef Abby Lee has now turned her hand to the food of home: Malaysia. After a stalled first opening in Spitalfields in 2020 due to the pandemic and a stint at a small Peckham outpost, Mambow now finds itself in a Lower Clapton location. Expect big flavours with a modern twist and an ever-changing cocktail list to wash it all down. Make ours the Perut Ikan, a deep-fried stone bass steak with curry sauce.
Mistress Of Mayfair
Now Open - 48-49 St James's Street, St. James' SW1A 1JT
Finding inspiration from Parisian bistros, the Mistress Of Mayfair is set to take over a James Street location this February. You can expect refined French cuisine featuring lobster rolls, fillet mignon, caviar, truffle and oysters, with a roaming Champagne trolley to top it all off. Restaurant by day, this venue will also become a members bar by night - playing funk, soul and disco music 'til late.
Opening February 2024 - 299-301 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W10 5TD
If you've been to LA or have your eyes on the Mexican food scene, then you'll know that Trejo's Tacos is hot stuff, which is why we're buzzing that the movie star Danny Trejo's restaurant is setting up camp in Notting Hill. From Spy Kids to spicy meats, you can expect to be met with a two-story space whipping up a mighty mezcal margarita, along with an outdoor terrace for schmoozing and an underground speakeasy, perfect for date night with a DJ set. So, hold tight for your chance to try the late Anthony Bourdain's fave: the steak asada taco with pepicta pesto.
Best New Openings In London January 2024
Now Open - Broadway Market, 129A Pritchard’s Road E2 9AP
A pairing as mighty fine as food and wine? The duo behind Sune. With 35 years of experience, including at Michelin-starred London favourite Lyle's, sommelier Honey Spencer and partner Charlie Sims (of Noma in Denmark fame) are bringing the finest European fare to their new Broadway Market location. Thanks to a name derived from the Old Norse for 'son' and artwork courtesy of London and Dorset-based painter-printmaker Victoria Achache, it's a place oozing contemporary style - and that's before you even consider the bistro look. As for food? Chef Michael Robins (of Midland Grand, Acme Fire Cult and Akoko) heads up the kitchen, delving out confit trout in Vermouth butter and dairy beef tartare - with Sunday brunches to follow from March.
Best New Restaurant Openings In London December 2023
Now Open - Unit 53, 5 Merchant Square W2 1BQ
Now five restaurants strong, the temper team have set up shop in Paddington; with mezcal keeping things big on the drinks menu, and 28-day dry-aged steaks promising that smoked flavour that these notorious fire-cooking kitchens have become so famous for. But this is also no ordinary steakhouse. Beef here is raised on UK farms, before being butchered and aged in-house for the perfect example of farm-to-fork dining. Check out the bottomless brunches and Sunday roasts too.
Now Open - 32 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead NW3 1NH
With a major terrace seating 26 (their biggest yet) and more signature salads on the menu, Ottolenghi's Hampstead opening on Rosslyn Hill is set to be a sought-after destination from Yotam and his team. The all-day dining deli accompanies a brand new breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for the ultimate experience.
Now Open - 4A Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden WC2H 9NY
With its notorious, wooden carved doors in Camden market, Gilgamesh was an institute, but on closing, punters wondered whether the glamour would return. And it has. Back with a new Covent Garden location, it's a celebration of Japan, China and Southeast Asia combined here. There's sushi and sashimi served up in a slightly smaller space than the original, with room for 160 people.
Best New London Restaurant Openings November 2023
Now Open - 55 Neal Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9PJ
If you're looking to have your breakfast needs catered to in the Covent Garden, American-inspired Breakfast Club are to the rescue. Opening up another 70s dreamboat with retro furnishings and a reliable morning menu, this destination has stacks of pancakes, Mediterranean twists on eggs benedict and and a bloody mary that is sure to tend to your needs.
New London Restaurants Coming Soon
Akira Back At Mandarin Oriental Mayfair
Opening July 2024 - 22 Hanover Square, Mayfair W1S 1JP
The ever-opulent Mandarin Oriental has a second site in store for July. Mayfair is the new location of choice - with a Michelin-acclaimed chef running two restaurants (the eponymous Akira Back and chef's table concept Dosa), a bar and a rooftop. Born in Korea and raised in Colorado, before nabbing a coveted star for his restaurant Dosa in Seoul, Akira Back makes this his first London venture, so it's a pretty hot scoop. Imagine wagyu tempura Wellington, contemporary Korean dishes prepped using French techniques, a triple-height dining space and three private dining rooms.
Simpson's In The Strand
Opening Late 2024/Early 2025 - 100 Strand, WC2R 0EZ
After a turbulent history of an unsuccessful refit, which led to the restaurant being stripped for auction, Simpson's In The Strand has been taken under the wing of none other than Jeremy King, who has a busy year ahead, opening The Park and relaunching Le Caprice too. The extravagant theatre-style brasserie will cover two floors, equipped with a basement bar and private rooms. We can't wait.
Opening In 2025 - 87-135 Brompton Road, Harrods SW1X 7XL
Bringing a staple of the World's 50 Best restaurant list to London is the team at Harrods, who already host Swedish Michelin-starred chef Björn Frantzén. This time, it's Singapore's Burnt Ends making waves on the UK's dining scene. Australian chef Dave Pynt is the man behind this new opening, with the influences of Basque restaurant Etxebarri seen across his modern Australian barbecue menus.
Opening In 2025 - 30 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair W1K
After making a name for itself on the streets of New York, the upscale Italian-American restaurant Carbone is set to open within The Chancery Rosewood in Mayfair next year. Owned by Major Food Group, this snazzy place has been known to be a magnet for celebs as well as aesthetically pleasing, decked out with chandeliers and plush forest green leather sofas. On the menu? Hopefully its droolworthy spicy rigatoni vodka.