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Red mullet and green sauce at St. John Marylebone
Red mullet and green sauce at St. John Marylebone
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The London Restaurant Openings to Get Excited About in 2022

Gastropubs, lobster rolls, Roman pizza, debuts, and second albums: A constantly updated record of the key restaurant openings in the capital

London — and its hospitality industry — appears to be getting closer and closer to its pre-pandemic order. One key sign of a semblance of normality having resumed is the steady flow of new opening announcements, many of which were on course to arrive in 2021 but whose timelines were interrupted by the coronavirus crisis. With the caveat that these dates are subject to change, here’s the definitive list of notable upcoming openings in 2022 (and beyond), in order of anticipated launch. This list will be updated constantly.


OCTOBER 2022

St John. Marylebone

Address: 98 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2JE
Key people: Fergus Henderson, Trevor Gulliver, and Jonathan Woolway
What to expect: The first new restaurant from the St. John team in seven years. Expect wine focus and drinking food, such as thrilling sounding deep-fried chunks of Welsh rarebit and fried mullet with green sauce.
Projected opening: 19 October 2022

Kuro Eatery

Address: 5 Hillgate Street, W87SP
Key people: The Kuro Coffee team and headed up by ex-Rovi chef Andriannos Poulis.
What to expect: Minimalist vibes, Mediterranean influences, shokupan, and more.
Projected opening: October 2022

Sichuan Fry and Dumpling Shack

Address: 2 Westgate Street, London Fields E8 3RN
Key people: John and Yee Li.
What to expect: A first full restaurant for one of London’s most queued-for street food hits, with Sichuan fried chicken on the ground floor and crisp, soupy shengjianbao in the basement.
Projected opening: 20 October 2022

Cycene

Address: 9 Chance Street, Shoreditch E2 7JB
Key people: Christie and James Brown; chef Theo Clench.
What to expect: Shoreditch’s aesthetes paradise has another crack at opening a top London restaurant.
Projected opening: 25 October 2022

Straker’s

Address: 91 Golborne Rd, W10 5PR
Key people: Chef and TikTok star Thomas Straker.
What to expect:A mix of snacks, small and larger plates, and family style food.
Projected opening: 25 October 2022

Stem & Glory Broadgate Circle

Address: 100 Liverpool St, EC2M 2AU
Key people: Stem & Glory team.
What to expect: Cambridge’s popular vegan haunt brings its plant-based menu to another London location.
Projected opening: October 2022

Vergine Maria

Address: 15 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RA
Key people: Pasquale Chionchio and Angelo Ambrosio.
What to expect: Vegan pizza and other dishes from the founders of Santa Maria, taking over its original restaurant.
Projected opening: October 2022

Mr Ji

Address: 63-65 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7PP
Key people: TĀ TĀ EATERY’s Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng, and restaurateur Samuel Haim.
What to expect: Experimental Asian food, sophisticated cocktails and a low intervention wine list.
Projected opening: October 2022

Saltie Girl London

Address: 115 North Audley Street, Mayfair W1K 6WW
Key people: Kathy Sidell and chef Kyle McClelland of the Saltie Girl brand in Boston, USA
What to expect: A bright seafood restaurant with pedigree from Boston. Saltie Girl will offer everything from whole grilled fish, buttery lobster rolls, oysters, and a large range of tinned fish.
Projected opening: October 2022

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: October 2022

Bacchanalia

Address: Connaught House, 1-3 Mount Street, Mayfair W1K 3NB
Key people: Mayfair magnate and tan salon revenue stream Richard Caring.
What to expect: Ridiculous Italian-Greek food and art for people entirely unconcerned about eating it.
Projected opening: October 2022

Casa do Frango

Address: 31 — 33 Heddon Street, Mayfair W1B 4BN
Key people: Backers MJMK.
What to expect: Piri-piri chicken and chips for Mayfair.
Projected opening: October 2022

Elis

Address: Town Hall Hotel, 8 Patriot Square, E2 9NF
Key people: Chef Rafael Cagali.
What to expect: A more casual restaurant than his previous two-Michelin-starred restaurant Da Terra with dishes that cross over Cagali’s Brazilian and Italian heritage.
Projected opening: October 2022

LATER IN 2022

Akub

Address: 27 Uxbridge Street, Notting Hill W8 7TQ
Key people: Fadi Kattan.
What to expect: A modern Palestinian restaurant dedicated to the full breadth of its cuisine.
Projected opening: November 2022

Ikoyi

Address: 180 The Strand, Temple, WC2R 1EA
Key people: Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale.
What to expect: A larger space than their St James’s location, a new logo, and an evolved aesthetic.
Projected opening: November 2022

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: Autumn 2022

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: Autumn 2022

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: December 2022

Studio Frantzen

Address: Harrods, 87 — 135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge SW1X 7XL
Key people: Björn Frantzén, of the three-Michelin-starred Stockholm restaurant that bears his surname.
What to expect: A shrine to international gastrotourism.
Projected opening: Winter 2022

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: Winter 2022

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: 2022

Big Mamma Kensington

Address: 92 Kensington High Street, Kensington W8 4SH
Key people: Big Mamma, the group behind wildly extra Italian quartet Gloria, Circolo Popolare, Ave Mario, and Napoli Gang.
What to expect: More wildly extra Italian stuff.
Projected opening: 2022

Master / All Under Heaven / TBD

Address: East London
Key people: Chef John Javier.
What to expect: A high-end modern Chinese restaurant.
Projected opening: 2022

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: 2022

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: 2022

WINTER 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: January 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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