best new restaurants in london

London is arguably (definitely) the best restaurant city in the world right now, but with so many new openings each week, keeping up to date with the best new restaurants in London is a full time job. Which is why we’re here of course. Make sure you’re always in the know with our guide to the best new restaurant openings in London and you’ll be leading your mates and dates around the coolest new places around town in no time. Our guide is constantly updated with our curated selection of only the best new restaurant openings you need to know about, so you can always be sure that this little lot will be well worth checking out.

Updated: 16th March 2020

sushi on jones
1. Sushi on Jones

We went to the original Sushi on Jones in New York a couple of years ago, and now it’s arrived in London as part of Goods Way in King’s Cross. The original is a tiny outdoor sushi bar in NY, where you speed through an omakase sushi menu in just 45 mins. We loved the sushi but the experience of being perched on a stool outside then getting a ginormous bill to pay before the hour is up is probably not for everyone. Anyway, in London it’s the same set up – £44 for a 45 minute menu – but at least it’s inside. If you’re a sushi fan this is sure to be worth checking it out – we’ll be heading by soon to see how it compares to the NYC original so look out for the full review soon.

Opened March 2020
11 Goods Way, King’s Cross London, N1C 4PW

Patron cave a manger
2. Patron Cave a Manger

Brasserie Patron Cave à Manger has been a hit with Kentish Town locals since it opened back in 2015 and now the team has opened a second North London spot in Highbury. Just like the original, the Blackstock Road restaurant will serve up classic French dishes like steak tartare, French onion soup, duck confit, onglet steak, beef bourguignon and creme brulee, made using produce from French suppliers. The (all French, obvs) wine list features organic, natural and fine wines, with a short selection of classic cocktails on offer too. Looks like trips so Paris are off for a while, so grabbing a booth here is the next best thing.

Opened March 2020
158a Blackstock Rd, London N5 1HA

Chuku's Tottenham
3. Chuku’s

After a host of successful pop-ups, winning a Young British Foodie award, and smashing a crowdfunding campaign, Chuku’s is going permanent with a new spot in Tottenham. Run by siblings Ifeyinwa and Emeka Frederick, Chuku’s serves up Nigerian tapas, with a backdrop of contemporary art and an afrobeats soundtrack designed to give you a little taste of Lagos. Signature Chuku’s plates like jollof quinoa, suya meatballs and plantain waffles are on the menu, along with new dishes from Northern Nigeria. Going permanent will also allow Chuku’s to offer a full drinks menu, which includes the hibiscus-infused Zobo Sangria, a Palm Wine cocktail and Nigerian beers.

Opened February 2020
274 High Road, Tottenham, London, N15 4AJ

4. Hoppers

Hoppers King’s Cross is now open and it’s a beautiful space. The original Hoppers was way too small; the second one was much bigger but way too dark in the basement; but for the third location, they’ve got it just right. It’s a big site, entirely fronted by glass so there’s plenty of natural light, and the design is spot on, fusing Sri Lankan style with sleek modern London design flair. It’s worth going down just to take a few pics for the feed. The menu will still follow the sharing route, with new seafood grills and beachside snacks like Mussel Hodi & String Hoppers, Black Pepper Curry Leaf Prawn, Tempered Bean & Cashew Kari and Pettah Whole Quail Kari & Quail Egg Pahe being exclusive to King’s Cross.

Opened February 2020
Unit 3, Building 4 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, London NIC 4AG

Bar Douro City
5. Bar Douro

We’re already fans of Portuguese joint Bar Douro so we are very pleased that there’s now a second one, this time in the City. Bar Douro 2.0 will be bigger than the Flat Iron Square original with more counter and table seating inside, plus space on an outdoor terrace. The food menu is set to be similar too, with a mix of snacks, small plates and larger dishes including croquetes de alheira, suckling pig sandwich, salt cod hash and those famous pasteis del nata.

Naturally, there’ll be plenty of vino too, with the restaurant offering one of the largest selections of Portuguese wines, focusing on independent producers, in London. Sounds like it’s going to be another hit.

Opened February 2020
1 Finsbury Ave, London, EC2M 2PF