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Adobada and machaca tacos from Sonora’s former London Fields stall.
Tacos from Sonora’s original stall in London Fields.
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The London Restaurant Openings to Get Excited About in 2023

A Hackney pastificio, the return of a beloved taqueria, and more

As 2023 comes over the horizon, new restaurants continue to open in London all the time. With the caveat that these dates are subject to change, here’s the definitive list of notable upcoming restaurant openings in London, in order of anticipated launch. It will be updated constantly.


JANUARY 2023

Darjeeling Express

Address: 2nd Floor, Kingly Court, Kingly Street, Carnaby W1B 5PW
Key people: Asma Khan.
What to expect: A combination of all the previous iterations of Darjeeling Express, focussed on homestyle Bengali and Mughal cooking.
Projected opening: 30 January 2023

FEBRUARY 2023

Bossa

Address: 3 Vere Street, St. James’s W1G 0DG
Key people: Alberto Landgraf, of two-Michelin-starred Rio de Janeiro restaurant Oteque.
What to expect: A more casual Brazilian restaurant from a chef known for championing indigenous ingredients in the fine dining world.
Projected opening: February 2023

Socca

Address: 41A South Audley Street, Mayfair W1K 2PS
Key people: Claude Bosi and Samyukta Nair
What to expect: Breezy French Riviera cuisine from the esteemed French chef.
Projected opening: February 2023

Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London

Address: The Old War Office, Whitehall SW1A 2EU
Key people: Mauro Colagreco, of three-Michelin-starred Mirazur.
What to expect: A trio of restaurants overseen by the garlanded chef, including a brasserie, a fine dining restaurant, and a chef’s table.
Projected opening: February 2023

SPRING 2023 AND BEYOND

Rambutan

Address: 10 Stoney Street, Borough Market SE1 9AD
Key people: Chef and cookbook author Cynthia Shanmugalingam
What to expect: Tamil diaspora cooking.
Projected opening: Spring 2023

Sonora

Address: 208 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington N16 7HU
Key people: Michelle Salazar de la Rocha and Sam Napier.
What to expect: A first fully fledged taqueria from one of the best food stalls to grace the city in recent times.
Projected opening: Spring 2023

Manzi’s

Address: 1 Bateman’s Buildings, Soho W1D 3EN
Key people: Wolseley Hospitality Group.
What to expect: A huge seafood restaurant in the heart of Soho, in the affordable luxury guise that the former Corbin and King duo did so well.
Projected opening: May 2023

Aragawa

Address: 38 Clarges Street, Mayfair W1J 7EN
Key people: Mitsuya Yamada.
What to expect: A laser-like focus on high quality Kobe beef, with an austere supporting cast of luxury ingredient sides.
Projected opening: 2023

Forno

Address: Vyner Street, Hackney E2 9DG
Key people: Mitshel Ibrahim, chef-owner of the original Ombra.
What to expect: A pasta and charcuterie production site that will be open to the public for pastries, soups, and Roman pizza, in the vein of London Fields favourite E5 Bakehouse.
Projected opening: 2023

AngloThai

Address: TBD
Key people: John and Desiree Chantarasak.
What to expect: A central London home for one of the most exciting exponents of uncynical “fusion” cooking out there, whose push-pull between the language of Thai cooking and its traditions and British ingredients resolves its tensions in thrilling dishes.
Projected opening: Summer 2023

Black Swan & Little Bread Pedlar

Address: Unit A1, Swan Court, 9 Tanner Street, Bermondsey SE1 3LE
Key people: Currently closed cafe Black Swan, and bakery Little Bread Pedlar.
What to expect: A meeting of great minds in the coffee, pastry, and restaurant arena, for an all-day space that brings one of the city’s most essential cafes back to life.
Projected opening: 2023

Master / All Under Heaven / TBD

Address: East London
Key people: Chef John Javier.
What to expect: A high-end modern Chinese restaurant.
Projected opening: 2023

Long Chim

Address: 9 Horse and Dolphin Yard, Chinatown W1D 5BP
Key people: Revered Thai food maestro David Thompson, formerly of Michelin-starred Nahm.
What to expect: Expansion for his more “casual” chain of restaurants.
Projected opening: 2023

BRAT

4 Redchurch Street, , England E1 6JL Visit Website

Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen Street, , England W1S 1NQ 020 7290 7600 Visit Website

The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, , England WC2B 4BB 020 7499 8558 Visit Website

TŌU

101-103 Oxford Street, , England WC1A 1DB Visit Website

Ji

Chalk Farm Road, , England NW1 8AH 07398 682956

Borough Market

8 Southwark Street, , England SE1 1TL 020 7407 1002 Visit Website

TĀTĀ Eatery

152 Old Street, , England EC1V 9BW Visit Website

Din Tai Fung

5 Henrietta Street, , England WC2E 8PT 020 3034 3888 Visit Website

Santa Maria

11 Bond Street, , England W5 5AP 020 8840 4998 Visit Website

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, , England W1J 9EB 020 7499 6996 Visit Website

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