Best New Restaurant Openings In London

London is arguably (definitely) the best restaurant city in the world right now, but keeping up 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 restaurants opening 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: 4th December 2023

food at Roti King
1. Roti King

The roti canai at Roti King has become legendary – rightly so – and now there are more places for Londoners to get their hands on it as founder Sugen Gopal has opened a third site in Waterloo. As with the original Euston location and the branch at Battersea Power Station, the roti canai is made fresh every day, with all the roti-making action on show in the open kitchen. It’s available with four different kari options – chicken, mutton, dhal and fish – alongside a variety of stuffed roti murtabak, plus classic Malaysian dishes like beef rendang, nasi lemak, kari laksa and char kuey teow. It’s walk-ins only but as it’s got room for 50, hopefully the queues won’t be so long here.

Opened December 2023
97 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB

2. Donia

The Maginhawa group, founded by Florence Mae Maglanoc and Omar Shah, is quite the restaurant empire with the likes of Panadera, Mamasons and Ramo Ramen, and it’s just got bigger hanks to Donia. The new spot, opening on the top floor of Kingly Court where Imad’s Syrian Kitchen used to live, blends Filipino flavours and recipes with British produce with dishes like crispy roast pork with liver peppercorn sauce; chicken inasal with a butter emulsion; and prawn & pork dumplings with white crab, lime butter sauce and chilli oil.

Opened November 2023
Top Floor, Kingly Ct, Carnaby St, London W1B 5PW

food at Sune
3. Sune

Hospitality power couple Honey Spencer and Charlie Sims (between them they’ve worked at Lyle’s, Mãos, Evelyn’s Table, The Palomar, Brawn, and Noma) have opened their very own restaurant Sune, on Broadway Market. Michael Robins (ex-Pidgin, Acme Fire Cult and Akoko) is heading up the kitchen, where he’s using the best British produce and wild foods across the menu for dishes like daily breads with accompaniments like grilled pagnotta with whipped lardo & rosemary; Galician sea urchin & preserved tomato; egg, chips & anchovy; za’atar spiced lamb ribs with honey, harissa & salted yoghurt; and chocolate, cherry & pistachio tart with cherrystone cream. Of course Honey is overseeing the wine list, which’ll change with the seasons, meaning sunny wines from the Adelaide Hills in the summer and robust reds from colder spots in the winter.

Opened November 2023
129A Pritchard’s Road, London, E2 9AP

Mambow Clapton
4. Mambow

Mambow fans will be happy to hear that the modern Malaysian spot has taken the leap into permanent restaurant territory. Until recently, the cult favourite had been running as a stall inside Peckham’s Market, a co-working/retail/restaurant space on Rye Lane, and before that, as a pop-up in Spitalfields, but now chef Abby Lee has opened a new space in Clapton. She’s crafted an extended menu to match the new, bigger location, which features dishes like lor bak prawn & pork beancurd roll, Sarawak style ceviche, wok-fried mussels with prawn floss, pineapple curry, pork rib soup, whole grilled mackerel stuffed with sambal, and pandan crepes with gula melaka coconut filling, alongside a juicy wine list.

Opened November 2023
78 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, London E5 0RN

food at Bar Levan
5. Bar Levan

Mark Gurney and Matt Bushnell (who are now operating as a duo after parting ways with their other business partner Nicholas Balfe), have flipped the old Larry’s site in Peckham into Bar Levan, a Parisian-inspired wine bar that serves European natural wines, aperitifs, mezcal and bar snacks. At Bar Levan, the wine list has the same ethos as Larry’s but with a more playful selection, meaning lots of organic and biodynamic bottles alongside older vintages and one-offs served by the glass. You’re also able to buy bottles to take home but with the likes of rillettes, charcuterie, cheese, mussels on crisps and croque monsieurs on the snack menu, plus guest chef takeovers on the cards, you’ll defo want to drink in.

Opened November 2023
Unit 5, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham SE15 4QL

Food at The Tamil Crown
6. The Tamil Crown

Chef Prince Durairaj and Glen Leeson, the team behind The Tamil Prince, have added another pub to their collection by opening The Tamil Crown, also in Islington. It’s more of a traditional pub but with a menu similar to the one that’s turned the OG into such a favourite. That means it’s the kind of spot to head to for a pint on a sofa with snacks like okra fries, chicken lollipops, banana chips and roasted masala cashew nuts, but it also functions as a restaurant. The menu includes dishes like beef masala uttapum with spicy coconut chutney; lime leaf-roasted chicken with pineapple chutney and bhel puri; karaikudi crab masala, a whole roasted crab for the table; coconut prawn moilee; and aubergine curry, plus there’s an Indian-inspired twist on roasts on Sundays.

Opened November 2023
16 Elia Street, London N1 8DE

Dalla restaurant exterior
7. Dalla

Gennaro Leone, who runs the Spazio Leone furniture showroom, has got into the restaurant game with Dalla, a new neighbourhood Italian restaurant on Hackney’s Morning Lane, on the old Peg site. The place looks the part – Gennaro has worked with Sicilian artist and maker Oscar Piccolo to source pieces for the restaurant, including a limited-edition Stilnovo chandelier, Robert Mallet-Stevens chairs, a 1930s Piero Fornasetti painting, a Gio Ponti brass mirror from the 1950s and a Riccardo Dalisi-designed prototype cafetière, made to celebrate 100 years of Alessi. Mitchell Damota (ex-P.Franco and Burro e Salvia) and Gennaro’s brother Gianmarco Leone (ex-Claridge’s) are leading the charge in the kitchen, cooking home-style regional Italian dishes, including some old and unfamiliar recipes, that reflect the season. Though the dishes will change, you can expect to find antipasti, pasta, risotto, a handful of meat or fish dishes, tiramisu and cheese on the Dalla menu – sounds like everything you could possibly want from an Italian restaurant.

Opened November 2023
120-122 Morning Ln, London E9 6LH

8. The Wolseley City

The Corbin & King group (whose other properties include Brasserie Zédel, The Delaunay and Colbert, among others) was rebranded as The Wolseley Hospitality Group after its acquisition by Minor last year who intend to grow the group globally. And part of that expansion has been a second Wolseley site, this time in the City. The restaurant has been designed after the OG, inspired by the work of 160 Piccadilly’s architect William Curtis Green, meaning Byzantine chandeliers, Baroque ironwork, 1920’s Egyptian touches, a vaulted ceiling, two private dining rooms and three bar spaces. The menu includes The Wolseley classics as well as some site-specific specials, with dishes like sausage & egg hash brown with sauce diable; kedgeree with poached egg; Welsh rarebit; steak tartare; treacle-cured bacon chops with a double fried egg; plateau de fruits de mer; and sachertorte on offer.

Opened November 2023
68 King William Street, London EC4N 7HR

Oisin, Charlie and Ashley at The Devonshire
9. The Devonshire

Publican Oisín Rogers, the recognisable face and name behind Mayfair’s Guinea Grill until his departure last summer; Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll; and Ashley Palmer-Watts of The Fat Duck and Dinner by Heston have taken over a pub in the heart of Soho. The Devonshire is based out of a historic inn on Denman Street that dates back to 1793, with a top-quality pub downstairs and a ‘highly ambitious’ restaurant upstairs. Centred around the restaurant’s wood-ember grill, the menu at The Devonshire features beef chops, ribeyes and fillets and Guinness & beef cheek suet puddings, with beef from Scotland that’s been dry-aged and butchered on-site, as well as Iberico pork ribs, lamb hotpot, creel-caught langoustines from Oban, hand-dived scallops from Devon and prime day boat fish on offer.

Opened November 2023
17 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D 7HW

10. Paper Moon

Milanese restaurant Paper Moon was one of the first restaurants to open its doors inside the shiny new Raffles at The OWO, bringing olive trees and other greenery, terracotta colours, Travertine marble and brass inside one of the building’s heritage spaces. Founded in 1977, Paper Moon started off as a family-run restaurant in the heart of Milan’s fashion district and has since grown into a major group with several international branches. The London branch remains true to its founding concept, with plenty of familiar Italian favourites that will change seasonally, including tartare of red prawns, tuna and amberjack; aubergine parmigiana; spaghetti with clams; porcini mushroom risotto; langoustine and zucchini flower tagliolini; osso bucco with saffron risotto; and a variety of pizzas. At the bar, there are plenty of traditional Italian cocktails with a modern twist to be enjoyed at aperitivo hour.

Opened October 2023
Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU

11. Kolae

Seven years after Mark Dobbie and Andy Oliver duo opened som saa in Spitalfields, they’ve opened their newest spot, Kolae, in a three floor site (including a courtyard) in Borough Market. The focus is on grilled dishes and kolae (also known as GolaeGalae and Gaw Lae), a cooking technique found in the south of Thailand where ingredients are soaked in a curry-like coconut marinade before hitting the grill. Highlights from the menu include fried prawn heads with turmeric & garlic; kolae mussel skewer with calamansi lime; kolae chicken bamboo skewer; sour mango salad with dried shrimp & roasted coconut; southern gati curry of seasonal whole fish; and pandan sticky rice, young coconut sorbet & jackfruit. As for drinks, there’s concise menu of imaginative cocktails made using Thai ingredients – hello pickled green mango dirty martini – around 15-20 wines from Modal and a handful of beers and ciders.

Opened October 2023
6 Park Street, London, SE1 9AB

12. Bébé Bob

Press for champagne buttons, opulent interiors, caviar…..lots of things spring to mind when talking about Bob Bob Ricard, and now rotisserie chicken is on that list. Bébé Bob, the latest Bob Bob Ricard restaurant, specialises in rotisserie chicken, fine wines and champagne. Of course, it’s pretty glam inside, with Art Deco detailing, geometric patterned carpets, a circular bar with a gold granite top and a red and blue colour scheme. Rotisserie chicken is at the heart of the menu, with French birds being carved tableside, served with chicken jus and sides like truffle fries, sauteed kale and Albufeira sauce. It wouldn’t be a Bob Bob joint without caviar, so there’ll be three varieties on offer, alongside other dishes like egg mayonnaise with anchovy; white asparagus & hollandaise; chocolate fondant with cherries, creme fraiche & kirsch; torteau fromage; and Paris Brest with hazelnut cream & praline.

Opened October 2023
37 Golden Square, London W1F 9LB

lunch food at Baudry Greene
13. Baudry Greene

Will Palmer and Ian Campbell already run Parsons and The 10 Cases on Endell Street and now the duo have added a cafe to their Covent Garden collection with Baudry Greene. Named after Will and Ian’s wives’ respective maiden names (Parsons was named after their mothers’ shared maiden name), Baudry Greene is an all-day cafe and bar with a Franco-European-inspired food menu. That means you can stop by for coffee, pastries, tartine au beurre, and a Bavarian breakfast plate (with speck, ham, gruyere and pretzel roll) in the morning; and watercress soup, tuna niçoise salad, gravadlax & rye bread, jambon beurre, roast chicken & smoked tomato sandwiches, and cheese & onion tart during the day. There are wines and classic cocktails like the Sidecar, Negroni, French 75 and Vodka Martini on the all-day menu, but come evening they’re joined by an expanded spirits list and snacks such as ndjua sausage rolls & honey, gildas, truffled eggs and parmesan & gruyere bites.

Opened October 2023
20 Endell St, London WC2H 9BD

food and drink at Bambi
14. Bambi

James Dye, the co-owner of Frank’s Café in Peckham and The Camberwell Arms, has opened new music-led wine bar and restaurant Bambi on the former site of Bright. Named after his great grandma and not the Disney deer, Bambi features a high-spec vintage sound system, a DJ booth and a custom-built wall of records, with both the collection and programme (DJs will spin until 1am on the weekends) curated by DJ, musician, poet and Run Dem Crew founder Charlie Dark MBE. Henry Freestone, who won a Bib Gourmand at Peckham Cellars, is heading up the kitchen at Bambi, serving coffee and deli-style sarnies like chicken caesar focaccia and corned beef with mustard & pickles during the day, and an evening menu featuring dishes like cauliflower cheese arancini; braised butter beans with kale & goat’s curd; and chicken parm ciabatta with vodka marinara, pickles & aioli. As for wine, the list centres around natural and low-intervention wines from around the world, with a strong by-the-glass selection and bottles available to buy to take home.

Opened October 2023
Netil House, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL

Brooklands restaurant rooftop
15. Brooklands

Claude Bosi has opened Brooklands, a modern European restaurant on the rooftop of The Peninsula in Hyde Park. It’s inspired by classic British aviation and motorsport, with an overhead scale model of Concorde, rare motoring memorabilia and a rotating display of classic cars from the Brooklands racetrack inside, and an exclusive cigar tasting lounge with a walk-in humidor. In terms of the food, you can expect to see British ingredients cooked using French techniques, with dishes like Exmoor caviar with Roscoff onion & duck jelly, Great Fen Farm celeriac nosotto with crab & coconut, and Scottish cèpe with banana & creme fraiche.

Opened October 2023
1 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7HJ

OshPaz dumplings
16. OshPaz

Muzaffar Sadykov began dishing up Uzbek food in London with OshPaz after he noticed a lack of Central Asian food in the city, and after finding success on the street food scene with KERB, he graduated to a spot inside Seven Dials Market as well as having a presence at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle. Now he’s stepping things up again with his new permanent restaurant on Regent Street that offers grab-and-go food for breakfast and lunch, as well as an eat-in service (with room for 20) in the evenings. The menu includes OshPaz’s signature plov, a slow-cooked rice pilaf that’s traditional in Uzbekistan, which Muzaffar serves with chicken or lamb. There are also other dishes inspired by the flavours of the Silk Road, such as lamb and chicken shashlik kebabs served with homemade pitta, salad and homemade chilli sauce; lagman, traditional hand-pulled noodles either pan-fried or served in a broth, with chicken, lamb or veg; and meat and veg steamed dumplings (made to his mother’s recipe) served with a carrot salad, sour cream dip and chilli oil.

Opened October 2023
7 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR

bistro freddie
17. Bistro Freddie

Crispin and Bar Crispin founder Dominic Hamdy has opened his third concept with Bistro Freddie, which is a classic bistro through and through, from the leather banquettes and starched white cloths on the tables to the menu of comforting and unpretentious dishes to the generous, old school hospitality. As with both Crispin and Bar Crispin, there’s a focus on small and indie growers and producers across both the food menu and drinks list. Anna Søgaard (ex-Erst) is heading up the kitchen at Bistro Freddie and cooking up dishes like grilled mushroom parfait with watercress salad & fried bread; pork crackling & pickled walnut ketchup; Dorset snail flatbread with beef fat, garlic & parsley butter; pork chop, apple glaze & bacon; fried skate wing, curry sauce & peas; rabbit & apple cider pie; raspberry roly poly & custard. Given it’s from the Crispin Group, you can be sure the wine list is also on point.

Opened October 2023
74 Luke Street, London EC2A 4PY

18. Chishuru

Adejoké Bakare was a talented home cook who opened her own place after she won the amateur category of 2019’s Brixton Kitchen competition and landed a spot on Market Row. She turned that spot into the critically-acclaimed West African restaurant Chishuru, which despite launching in the first year of the pandemic, quickly won plaudits from diners and critics alike. It became so popular that the tiny restaurant – just 20 covers inside with 14 more outside – was constantly booked out, so she started looking for a new home at the end of last year. Now she’s moved Chishuru to a bigger spot just off Oxford Street, where you can get sinasir rice cake with white & brown crab and squash puree; cod fillet with mbongo tchobi and wilted greens; and moringa soup with black sesame caramel and baobab meringue. That’s complemented with a French wine list and cocktails featuring West African herbs and spices, including a house-pickled okra martini and eau de vie with alligator pepper.

Opened September 2023
3 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 8AX

Ria's in Notting Hill
19. Ria’s

If you’ve been hanging out in W11 lately, you may have spotted a minimal new shop front on All Saint’s Road. This is the site of brand-new concept Ria’s, a local coffee shop by day and a Detroit-style pizza and natural wine bar by night. This is more evidence that deep-dish pizza is having a moment in London, following the success of Detroit Pizza and Four Corners at La Cave. Ria’s pizzas feature a 72-hour fermented dough base with toppings including pepperoni & soppressata, salsa macha king prawns, whipped ricotta & tomato, and garlic wild mushrooms, with green beans & ajo blanco, haggis pops, green herb salads and affogato on the menu.

Opened September 2023
29 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE

sarit packer & itamar srulovich
20. Honey & Co. Daily

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich have added to their restaurant collection with Honey & Co Daily, a deli, bakery and cafe in Bloomsbury, almost bang in the middle of their other spots Honey & Co, Honey & Smoke and Honey & Spice. Baking is at the heart of the Honey & Co Daily operation, in tribute to Sarit, with Itamar saying “Our whole operation is powered by my wife Sarit, not least our pastry section – a fairy of sugar, fruit and flour, she conjures up incredible baked goods seemingly without moving, certainly without measuring too much, performing something not far from pure magic. This place is truly the space she deserves, a brand new kitchen dedicated to her art”. The opening menu includes a range of Middle Eastern pastries, cakes, lachma, breads and sandwiches alongside salads, shakshukas and dips.

Opened September 2023
19-21 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7DB

Food and drinks at Forza Wine in the National Theatre
21. Forza Wine

Peckham-based rooftop wine bar Forza Wine has expanded to SE1, becoming the latest addition to the National Theatre’s growing selection of food and drink destinations. Open on the theatre’s northwest terrace, it’s got a food offering centred around a selection of ‘sort of Italian’ snacks, including the likes of cauliflower fritti with aioli; mozzarella with figs & hazelnuts; pancetta potato cakes & pickled cabbage; and their signature soft serve. As for drinks, there are seasonal cocktails such as ‘cherry negronis’, ‘limonata biancas’ and ‘frozen peach margaritas’ and a range of natural wines. If you’re already a fan of Forza Wine but fancy a closer look at the Thames with your Italian cuvée, this is great news.

Opened September 2023
Upper Ground, National Theatre, London SE1 9PX