Keeping on top of London’s latest restaurant openings is a full time job in itself – so it’s just as well we have specialists who do just that. Here are the nine places that should be on your radar this summer.
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Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Ollie Dabbous has announced that he will be taking charge at Henrietta restaurant at the new Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden and the reservation line is now live for tables from 8 May.
The latest outpost from Michelin-starred chef Nobu Matsuhisa will serve signature dishes like black cod miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, along with additions exclusive to the East London venue. We're expecting similar interior design to that of other Nobu restaurants. Booking lines are now open.
The chef behind the Hand & Flowers in Marlow – the UK’s only gastropub to claim two Michelin stars – has announced that he’ll be setting up a central London restaurant at the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel later this year.
Coya is due to open it second London branch on Tuesday 2 May at the new Angel Court development in Bank. We're expecting the same concept that made the Mayfair original so popular – think mouth-watering Japanese-Peruvian dishes and punchy pisco sours.
Having overseen Vong at The Berkeley in the 1990s, the multi-Michelin-starred chef is no stranger to London or its iconic hotels and his next project will be a laid-back dining spot at The Connaught. Across the lobby from Hélène Darroze’s flagship, it will serve an all-day menu inspired by his farm-to-plate cooking style.
As head chef then chef-patron of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Smyth become the first female chef in the UK to hold three Michelin stars. Nearly 15 years after first joining Gordon Ramsay Group she has announced that she'll open her own restaurant. She has secured a new site on Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill and the yet to be named restaurant is expected to open in late spring.
From street food sensation to Soho stalwarts and beyond, the team behind Bao (pictured top) are delving deeper into Taiwanese cuisine with their latest project, XU. Named after co-founder and chef Erchen Chang’s late grandfather, you can expect a contemporary and Instagram-friendly take on the national staples.
With Londoners’ love of poshed-up American fast food showing no sign of abating, news that Harlem’s hottest restaurant is crossing the pond is very exciting. Marcus Samuelsson will bring his famous yardbird fried chicken, Helga’s meatballs and jerk pork belly to the East End as part of The Curtain, a new hotel and members' club.
The Soho House group is transforming the former Midland Bank into a spectacular heritage hotel and work is nearing completion. Restaurants will play a big part in its offering and we’re excited about another outpost of Mayfair’s Cecconi’s; a California-inspired dining space, Malibu Kitchen; a 24-hour British café; and Jewish deli, Zobler’s.
Last updated on 24 April 2017