Battersea Rise has had BabaBoom to itself for far to long, and has since decided to share the wealth. Bringing their brand of 'modern kebabs' to Islington in August, the flatbread feelers are out their, and North London are excited.
The Best New Restaurants in London
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.
After five years, Alphabet Bar returns to London, this time to a North London spot. While it might be in a new area, there will be the same old classics with delicious Mediterranean dishes and quirky cocktails.
Inspired by two Holloway writers, this quirky new joint is full of eclectic features, from suspended bird sculptures to bright wall paintings. Expect a top-notch beer offering, a roster of live bands, and repurposed junk creating interesting design pieces.
Having won Shoreditch over with their delicious steaks and fun cocktails, The Jones Family have moved West. Their new space in Belgravia is much the same when it comes to food (still with the dedicated potato menu thankfully), though with the funky addition of an outdoor terrace overlooking a Frida Kahlo mural.
Balans Soho Society has long been the name for partying in central London, and now the late night spot is opening another plot, this time in Victoria. Expect the same strong menu, with dishes such as Infamous Burger with double-dipped chips, and Cornish Crab Linguine.
Scarlett Green is part of the Daisy Green group - so you can expect some sheer gorgeousness, from the menu through to the interiors. What's more, there's also treats like Vegemite doughnuts and Holy F**k Bacon sarnies - sign us up now.
Swapping EC3 for N1, the Michelin-trained chef is providing Islington with bold flavour combinations and produce sourced from Kent, as he whips up sharing dishes and unique plates. There's even organic wines and his signature take on classic cocktails to wash it all down.
Serving up contemporary takes on British favourites, this gorgeous bar and restaurant is a top spot for carnivores on the hunt for pressed pork belly and colcannon mash, or vegans hankering for plant-based "bacon" and "cheese" burger.
If any food is having its moment right now, it's wings, and Wingmans are here to ride that wave. A vendor now turned restaurant, head to their new Kilburn restaurant for Buffalo babes and the best in chicken wings.
Charlotte Wilde is going solo for Darling. The new Dalston venue will of course feature a great selection of wines - but come daytime, the space will be used for coworking, private hire and photoshoots.
It's all about Peru and the country's delicious cuisine at the moment with The Lost Alpaca adding to the rich London mix. As part of Michelin-starred Lima, the downstairs bar will be focusing on the drink side of things, with mixes such as Alpaca Punch – Brazilian cachaça, dark rum and guava.
Le Bun has already wooed London with their rich mix of American and French flavours, but for Co-Founder Andy Taylor, the latest opening is going smarter. Carte Blanche is opening on Mare Street with caviar, fried chicken and oysters all featuring on the menu.
Inspired by family recipes and the grand cafes of Europe, Tish is a stylish new spot in Belsize Park. Work your way through dishes such as chicken schnitzel, braised salt beef brisket, and smoked haddock, alongside Kosher wines.
There's a lot of exciting word being thrown around for this new opening in Mayfair, from Michelin-starred chef to sustainable. The Conduit will be part of a private members club and using only certain producers, will attempt to be delivering the best quality.
Dream team Tony Conigliaro and chef Rob Roy Cameron are repeating the magic previously seen in Dalston's Untitled, this time in slick Mayfair surroundings. Gazette will be a restaurant, cocktail bar, and all round winner as a two-storey townhouse it transformed.
There's no danger of being bored at this new East London spot as Proceed Clockwise is opening with 600 boardgames to boot. A cafe during the day and a restaurant at night, this venue is one of London's most unique new openings - just leave the squabbles at home.
With a family name like Roux, you can expect big things from Emily as she opens her very first spot. Combining her heritage with her husband's Italian roots, the chef will be creating a mixed Franco-Italian menu with plenty of gastro punch.
From the craft beer to the secret burger sauce, Hank's was always a favourite with South Londoners. Now the burger pop-up has a bricks and mortar site at Deptford arches, bringing the same great dishes such as the Big Blue, with stilton and caramelised onions.
From fresh cuts of chorizo through to excellent wines, The Tapas Room is all about bringing a sumptuous taste of Spain to us Londoners. This will be their second joint and they're joining a formidable line-up in the newly revamped Deptford Arches.
Inspired by the man who brought cocoa to England, Hans' Bar and Grill is using everyone's favourite sweet treat all over their fancy British menu. From cocktails to fresh seasonal dishes, expect chocolate in the most unlikely places.
For a taste of the countryside, you won't have to travel miles out as Farmer J bring their second site to the City. From salad walls to fresh juices and smoothies, this restaurant is pimping your brunches and lunches full of green goodness.
Friendly for all, The Field is all about sustainable and healthy eats. Set in Hackney, this new London restaurant has a largely vegan menu, with the option to add meat should you so wish - meaning you can take even your fussiest friends.
Sibling duo Kirk and Keeley Haworth have teamed up to bring Kingsland Road 'Plates', an all natural eatery. Dubbing it a 'food studio', the space will be serving dishes that contain no meat, dairy, refined sugar, fish or gluten.
The West End can expect a taste of Kolkata as a renowned supper club makes the leap into permanent restaurant. With influences from both Bangladesh and the East Indian city, the spot will be serving authentic and homely Asian food in a swish new setting.
Taking over the restaurant in the Tower of London, Sargeant's Mess is the work of Michelin-Starred Mark Sargeant. He's going more casual for this new space, with a fancier take on British classics, afternoon teas, and grab 'n' go lunches.
Head over to London Bridge for this delicious family-run addition to the area. Kin + Deum is the work of three siblings and is bringing a taste of Thailand with dishes such as prawn toast, seabass choo chee curry and chicken satay brioche.
Australian cafe culture hits London in the form of Isla Ray in Deptford. Along with sunny interiors, excellent coffee and healthy breakfast bowls, the venue has got a selection of scrumptious sandwiches (walnut, brie, maple syrup and rosemary for starters).
A Bethnal Green loo might not be the first place you stop on a night out in London, but when it looks as fun as Chiringuito, it might just change your mind. The bar is inspired by Ibiza, with international artists being flown over to design the decor, and a roof terrace perfect or slurping spritzes.