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.

Last updated on 23rd February 2021

From its humble beginnings as a Bethnal Green pop-up to residencies across the city, Bubala has been doing the rounds for a while. Inspired by the cafes of Tel Aviv and Lebanon, the restaurant will serve up traditional dishes cooked over an open grill from its new home in Spitalfields.

Famed for their epic feasts of fried chicken, Wingmans have made it to Central London and brought their epic signature buffalo sauce along for the ride. Get your gloves on and dig into burgers, fries, chicken and more 

After shutting up shop in Clapham, much-loved restaurant The Dairy has moved things to Bermondsey for an innovative new menu washed down with classic cocktails and a top-notch wine list.

First came the Cheese Bar and then Pick & Cheese. And now? Dairy lover Mathew Carver is bringing you a floating boat dedicated to all things tasty. Located in Paddington, The Cheese Barge will have you tucking into goats' curd with lamb crumpets and washed rind cheese with smoked mackerel and treacle soda bread.

The first restaurant from 2018 Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila, Akoko promises to be a gastronomical exploration of West Africa cuisine with British ingredients. Expect bold flavours, perfect wine pairings and plenty more from the new Fitzrovia haunt.

Located in the heart of West London, Los Mochis is the restaurant promising pan-Pacific plates and Instagrammable interiors. Head to Notting Hill for date nights, special occasions and catch-ups with mates, over a menu of Mexican and Japanese bites.

Not only is this Dalston hotel hiding a gin distillery and microbrewery, but Kraft Dalston is also boasting a menu of fancy kebabs too. With a kitchen headed up by Le Bab, beers courtesy of German Kraft Brewery and drinks from Jim & Tonic, this is one for your radar.

Sister site to Soho's award-winning Swift, this Shoreditch outpost is also shaking up sophisticated sips in a monochrome setting. A more intimate space, the East London bar is offering the same spritzes and Irish coffees as the original, but this time with a brunch menu of waffles and doughnuts.

Kolamba is a new Sri Lankan eatery in Soho, giving Londoners the chance to explore the rich and vibrant flavours of the country's cuisine. Inspired by home cooking and family recipes, the heavily coconut-oriented menu utilises plenty of sharing plates for proper communal feasting.

From toro futomaki and Highland wagyu donburi to beautiful salads, Bisushima is the Covent Garden restaurant that's bringing you a taste of Japan to St. Martin's Place. Think Insta-worthy interiors and a stunning rooftop space.