In a nutshell: Alan Yau’s pub.
Where is it? 90 Berwick Street London W1F 0QB
Why should you care? This is the latest from Alan Yau, who has taken over the site of the old Endurance pub, right next door to his old restaurant Yauatcha, and plans to reinvent it as a Chinese gastropub. Find out more.
In a nutshell: Roaming burger van settles down
Where is it? Unit B in the Pavilion Building, Spitalfields Market
Why should you care? The Bleecker Street burger truck has been a huge success over the years, winning many accolades and fans alike. Now they’re finally getting their own restaurant right in the middle of Spitalfields Market. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? February 26
In a nutshell: Bone Daddies long-term pop-up
Where is it? 14a Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TH
Why should you care? The latest from Bone Daddies will be a year-long pop up in Soho that will focus around an ever-changing central dish on the menu. Soft launch until February 18
In a nutshell: Teppanyaki restaurant specialising in Kobe beef.
Where is it? 2 Ham Yard London W1D 7DT
Why should you care? This is part of the Firmdale Hotels Ham Yard Hotel and is a combined suchi and Wagyu Teppanyaki restaurant. (Soft launch – full opening Februay 19)
In a nutshell: West London craft beer gastropub
Where is it? 13 Devonshire Road, London W4 2EU
Why should you care? Chiswick beer fans are in for a bit of a treat with this Italian craft beer gastropub which is taking over the old Pickwick’s Wine Bar in Devonshire Road beside La Trompette. Expect lots of craft beer, burgers and more.
In a nutshell: Skinny chops in Soho
Where is it? 25 Great Windmill Street, Soho
Why should you care? This basement location with a colourful history promises lots of charcoal grilled chops plus cocktails for a fiver too.
In a nutshell: Grand brasserie in Spitalfields
Where is it? 65A Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
Why should you care? This restaurant and bar is from Clive Watson, who has previously opened Riding House Cafe, Village East and more. It’s billed as “an informal take on a grand European brasserie”.
In a nutshell: Basement bar and snacks in Mayfair
Where is it? 40 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZP
Why should you care? The people behind North Audley Cantine are converting their downstairs space into a separate cocktail bar called Chez Chow. There will be new bar snacks, a brand new cocktail menu and it’ll all be themed around the owner’s dog.
In a nutshell: Sister restaurant to Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill
Where is it? 36 Golborne Road, Westbourne Park, London, W10 5PR
Why should you care? This restaurant is from the same people who brought us Beach Blanket Babylon, with very British food and decor as well as a terrace with a flame pit.
In a nutshell: Fulham gastropub with a Michelin touch
Where is it? 22 Waterford Road, Fulham, London SW6 2DR
Why should you care? This is a new pub for Fulham from the people behind the very popular restaurant Claude’s Kitchen and Amuse Bouche champagne bar. Expect them to be “bridging flavoursome street food pizazz with Claude’s Michelin kitchen experience”.
In a nutshell: Judy Joo’s own restaurant in Soho
Where is it? 16 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PS
Why should you care? Judy Joo, who worked at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants before earning fame on Iron Chef previously ran the restaurant at the Playboy Club. This will be her first London restaurant.
In a nutshell: All day restauant from Quality Chop House and 10 Greek St alumni
Where is it? 113 Great Portland Street, W1W 6QQ
Why should you care? This restaurant is from Will Lander (Quality Chop House) and Daniel Morgenthau (formerly 10 Greek Street) who are teaming up for an all-day restaurant on Great Portland Street.
In a nutshell: Nikkei in St Katharine Docks from the people behind Bravas Tapas
Where is it? Ivory House, St Katherine Docks, East Smithfield, London E1W 1AT
Why should you care? Amaru is going to be a Nikkei eatery and takeout joint serving up Japanese food with a Peruvian twist. Located in St Katharine Docks, it’s from the people who brought us the highly rated Bravas Tapas.
In a nutshell: Lobster in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 55 Goodge Street, London W1W 1TQ
Why should you care? Fraq’s is a small (30-seater) eat in and takeout restaurant with a brief menu featuring East Coast American specials and focusing on lobster and seafood.
In a nutshell: European/Middle East restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 68-80 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL
Why should you care? Jago is the first restaurant from Louis Solley, who used to head up Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. He’s now opening an all-day restaurant in Shoreditch with a focus on European and Ashkenazi inspired cuisine.