New London Restaurants
Want to hear all about London's new restaurant openings and tuck into the shiniest new grub in the business? Then this must be the place for you. From roaring new dinner and dancing joints, to indulgent Japanese hideouts, gastro goodies, international haunts and delicious, dining newbies; check out our pick of London's best new restaurants in our list below. Yes folks, you heard 'em here first, and you heard right, they're scrum.
NB: The newest London openings will be featured at the top of this page.
Last updated on 19th September 2017
The Tottenham Court Road area has seen quite the regeneration, and with it comes a new roster of restaurants. Headed for the Centre Point, Din Tai Fung are opening their brand new UK plot for Taiwanese dumplings in one of the most busy areas in the city.
Desperate for a new restaurant in East London? Don't worry, you're due to get it in the shape of Flank. Boasting sustainable meat and ingredients, this isn't just conscious dining, it's looking pretty delicious to boot.
Notting Hill harbours some special dining gems, and they're pretty famed in the area, so how will this new London restaurant hold up? Coming at you with barbeque grub and Vietnamese flavours, we're banking on Mam being quite a beloved dining space in the area.
We all know that Peckham is changing, but did you know it's changing to provide you with some of the best pizza in the business? Due to open their biggest restaurant space yet. Voodoo Ray's are heading south for their next pizza venture.
When it comes to new vegan restaurants in London, this could be one of the biggest openings yet. Bringing you their New York trademark dishes and plonking them in a Covent Garden setting, By Chloe could be one of the most talked about meat-free restaurants in the city.
We kid you not, this is the name of a new restaurant in London, and it's looking mighty delicious. Join Flavour Bastard in the heart of Soho as they're looking to churn out a global selection of dishes described only as 'agnostic-cuisine'. Interested? You bet we are.
Sweet and petite, The Ugly Dumplings is one of the hottest new openings of the year. From 'fish pie' inspired dumplings down to your traditional pork fare, they're mixing up London's dumpling game and bringing you a fresh take on the dish.
When it comes to swish new restaurant openings in London, there's none quite as fancy as Fancy Crab. From some of the world's most expensive seafood bites to a plush Marylebone setting, gear up for a unique dining experience in the city.
Suvlaki have been giving Soho some of the best Greek food in the business, and they're headed to Brick Lane this summer. Bringing with them one of the most notorious chefs in the world of Michelin fame, expect a peak when it comes to dining in east London.
Hoppers know Sri Lankan dining better than anyone else in London, so news of a new opening in Marylebone comes as pure excitement to the city. Hot footing it to St Christopher's Place, get set for more beef rib fry and floral cocktails.
We all know that you're mad for tacos, but are you mad enough to kill for them? A new restaurant in Kensington, Killer Tomato are making their way to a second spot as they come at you with a continued range of tacos, burritos and more.
They're one of the most infamous vegetarian restaurants in the city, so it's no wonder that this new opening in London has people talking. Coming at you with an almighty and meat-free menu, this Dalston space could be one of their biggest and best yet.
We don't know about you, but the news of a new dim sum restaurant in London has really shaken our bones. Already infamous in Hong Kong, Duddell's is heading to London Bridge and bringing a whole host of fine, Eastern flavours with them.
While their first Shoreditch venue may have had to close down, there's no stopping Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio as they claw their way back with a second site in London Bridge. Head on down to this new opening for more flavours of South America.
You didn't think it was hard to find great, Greek restaurants in London, did you? At least it wont be now, not with this hot new opening in Fitzrovia. Join Meraki as they combine Greek plates with plenty of home flung ingredients and true, European passion.
One of the most talked about new seafood restaurants in London, The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen is coming to Covent Garden with clear dining vision. Join them for, of course, a huge roster of oysters alongside premium bottles of wine.
They're one of the biggest ceviche names in London, and they're also one of the best new restaurants in Fitzrovia. Join Senor Ceviche as they've launched their latest restaurant for more sharing dishes, cocktails and Peruvian cuisine than ever.
Once host to King Edward VII, The Clifton is promising historic and a modern new menu combined. One of the hottest new pub openings in Hampstead, head on down for humble British flavours and a whole roster of beers.
While rare that news of openings in Crystal Palace come along, it's Salt + Pickle that give us hope. Perfect for those that like their meals with a bit of bite, there's cured dishes and locally sourced ingredients aplenty. You'd just better love pickles.
Having honed its recipes and explored various flavours during its food-truck years, Rola Wala has opened up a permanent spot near the bustling Liverpool Street area. The Indian restaurant keeps this low-cal and healthy. Using a sort of 'built you own dish' structure, guests first choose a base - sourdough naan, rice, charred broccoli or masala noodles - before topping each with flavoursome curries and lentils. It's fresh, it's vibrant, it's full of life.
Mixing together the most vibrant Peruvian and Japanese flavours, Nobu in Shoreditch has made huge waves since its summer opening. Based inside a swanky Eats London Hotel, the restaurant's menu has been designed than the world famous chef Nobu Matsuhisa and makes use of both modern and contemporary cooking techniques to build every plate of food.
English dishes with an international twist; that's the mantra behind the recently opened Minnow restaurant in Clapham. The venue's all-day menu features classic British dishes, such as chilli cornbread with fried eggs and avocado, roast poussin and octopus, served with sour green mango. To amplify the fresh feel of the menu, the restaurant has its own walled garden and is flooded with natural lit courtesy of the huge stained glass windows.
Hackeny's Tuyo is a new restaurant that specialises in Spanish tapas and pinchos dishes. Airy and light, the venue's views of the nearby canal and hanging plant pots help to create a serene, laid back vibe inside. The chefs have really gone all out at this new East London spot, serving both traditional Spanish and Mediterranean plates - guests will find the likes of harissa lamb rump, chicken thighs with honey-poached apricots and a selection of fresh Iberian hams and cheeses.
The ultimate insta-friendly eatery, Bufle brings fresh bubble waffles and Asian-inspired cocktails to Soho's bustling streets. Having first made huge waves in Hong Kong, the new London restaurant uses a light golden batter to create airy cones, before filling each cone with smooth gelato, cookies and sweet toppings. Building on the bold dessert flavours and to really offer the complete experience, the bartenders use an arsenal of Eastern spirits and liqueurs to serve some of Soho's most potent cocktails.
The Coal Rooms is the latest bar and kitchen to open in Peckham. Based in a Grade II listed building, the new restaurant makes use of a bespoke charcoal grill and oven to plate up flavoursome fish and meat dishes. With swagger and a bit of arrogance, the restaurant's menu features the likes of cowboy steaks, dry-aged duck breast and oven-cooked flat bread, seasoned with fresh herbs.
The Wigmore is a swanky new restaurant in Marylebone that serves traditional gastro dishes in a sleek, stylish environment. The kitchen is run by the world famous, Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and is attached to the luxurious five-star hotel The Langham. Guests can gorge themselves on dishes such as braised veal and ham pie, devilled lamb's kidneys and paprika-glazed short ribs with a bone marrow crumb.