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: 12th August 2019

1. Eggslut

You might have seen some Eggslut dishes appear on our social feeds over the past few years (they are one of our top foodie picks in LA) but now we can all get one a lot closer to home, with the launch of its first UK site, in Notting Hill. Don’t miss the signature dish, the Slut, made with a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with slices of baguette. Or the Fairfax, a sandwich made with soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun (add extra avo!). The small chain now has six locations, most of which are on the West Coast of the US, but we hear they have serious expansion plans in the UK.

Opened August
185 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED

KPH kensington park hotel
2. Kensington Park Hotel

After closing in 2017, Harcourt Inns has brought The KPH aka Kensington Park Hotel back to life. The KPH has long been a Ladbroke Grove fave and has quite the history, having hosted Tom Jones’s first ever gig and being a regular haunt for The Clash’s Mick Jones.

The KPH has re-opened with a pub on the ground floor, which’ll have a range of draft beers, cask ales, wines and cocktails at the bar, and a first-floor dining room. Henry Harris and Head Chef Ruairidh Summers (formerly of St. John) is in charge of the food, creating menus that are inspired by their shared love of Parisian bistro food plus influences from Montreal. You can expect dishes like octopus carpaccio with almond and green sauce; turbot with peas, elderflower and lardo; roast Aylesbury duck with fennel and peach; and creme caramel.

Opened July 2019
139 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6HJ

Circolo Popolare
3. Circolo Popolare

The doors to Gloria have only been open a matter of months but Big Mamma Group is already onto its second site, with Circolo now commanding crazy queues in Fitzrovia. Like Gloria, Circolo is totally over the top with thousands of spirits bottles lining the walls, a ton of lights and plants out on the terrace, and though still Italian, the menu here will be inspired by Sicily. That means dishes like metre-long pizzas with San Marzano tomatoes and burrata; sfoglia norma (giant silk handkerchief pasta); calamari e lemoni; and pork skewers al arrabiata. Prepare to be seeing a lot of that one on the ‘gram this summer.

Opened July 2019
Rathbone Square, London W1T 1JN

Stratford Brasserie
4. The Stratford Brasserie

While we wait for Patrick Powell to open Allegra on the seventh floor of The Stratford, we have The Stratford Brasserie on the ground floor to keep us entertained. Ben Harrington (previously of Soho House) is the man in charge here, and there’s a huge open kitchen and dining room, plus outdoor terrace, and the whole place is bathed in natural light. Ben is clearly a chef who knows how to design a menu – it’s one of those that has you agonising over what to order, as you just want it all. Highlights for us include the beef tartare; the asparagus with whipped ricotta; and the amazing chocolate and passion fruit delice for dessert.

Opened July 2019
20-22 International Way, London E20 1GQ

Arcade Food Theatre
5. Arcade Food Theatre

The Arcade Food Theatre, on the ground floor of the Centre Point building is London’s hot new food hall, with six kitchens plus an incubation space, three bars, a coffee and bakery counter AND a terrace. The line up is very impressive, with katsu sandos from TATA; pastries from Pophams; Chotto by Chotto Matte; a little sister to Casa do Frango; Oklava from Selin Kiazim; and Pastorcito, another El Pastor spin off from the Harts Group.

Opened July 2019
103-105 New Oxford Street, London, WC2H 8LH

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6. Isla and Double Standard

The Standard, London has finally opened in King’s Cross this year, adding to its portfolio of hotels in New YorkLos Angeles, and Miami. The exciting news on the food front is that 2015 YBF Chef of the Year and former Pachamama head chef Adam Rawson has two projects here to check out – Peter Sanchez-Iglesias will be taking charge of a restaurant on the rooftop later this year

Isla is an all-day restaurant inspired by Britain’s position as an island, so expect seasonal and coastal food with natural wines. Set in the lobby, Isla will also extend out onto the garden terrace, perfect for some al fresco action. Double Standard is the other space, decked out with wooden doors, red carpet and white tiled flooring, it’s meant to feel like your local boozer, albeit a little fancier. The standalone bar serves craft beers, wines and cocktails, whilst the menu will be a cross between pub grub and NYC dive bar food.

Opened July 2019
10 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG