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Duck & Waffle Local

What we know: The team behind Duck & Waffle are opening Duck & Waffle Local in St James’s Market. The 120-cover restaurant will offer a faster and more affordable experience, where you can order your food at the counter or pop in for takeaway. Chef Director Dan Doherty will be at the helm, serving food from 8am through till 1am, with Head of Spirit and Cocktail Development Rich Woods behind the drinks. Signature dishes like the duck and waffle and BBQ spiced pigs ears will also be available.
Where: 52 Haymarket, St James's Market, SW1Y 4RP
When: May


What we know: Soho is getting a new pizza place. Firezza will offer sharing sized pizzas, antipasti, Italian beer and carafes of wine with prompt service and at affordable prices.
Where: 22-25 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 3RY
When: April

The Gladstone Arms in Borough

What we know: Historic Borough pub The Gladstone Arms is reopening in spring after a complete refurbishment since closing last summer. Young entrepreneurs Megha Khanna, Gaurav Khanna and Abhinav Saxena are behind the refurb, bringing a local favourite back to life.
Where: 64 Lant Street, Borough, SE1 1QN
When: April

Tamarind Kitchen

What we know: The team behind Michelin-starred Tamarind in Mayfair is opening a more casual outpost, Tamarind Kitchen, in Soho this spring. The 100-cover restaurant has been designed by Russell Sage Studios and will serve contemporary Indian dishes, many prepared in the Tandoor oven.
Where: 167-169 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 8WR
When: April

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

What we know: The Number Group (Number 90 Bar & Kitchen, Hackney Wick) are opening Number 177 Bar & Kitchen in Hoxton. The 350-capacity venue is inspired by the bars of Berlin, with tables that fold up to clear way for a dance floor and vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free dishes alongside burgers, cocktails and craft beers. Number 177 will welcome local and international artists, DJs and musicians, whilst playing host to numerous creative workshops, pub quizzes and bingo events.
Where: 177 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, N1 6PJ
When: March 2nd


What we know: Andi Oliver, judge on Great British Menu is opening Andi’s, an all-day brunch and brasserie spot in Stoke Newington. Expect brunch dishes like baked eggs, energy bowls and Reuben salt beef sandwiches. Andi will open Andi’s with long-term business partner Kelly Miles. Opening in March, exact date TBC.
Where: 176 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JL
When: March

Canary Wharf Motu Indian Kitchen

What we know: A third Motu Indian Kitchen is opening in Canary Wharf. The Sethi family also have Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna as well as Bib Gourmand winner, Hoppers. Motu will be open for lunch and dinner orders of classic Indian takeaway dishes including madras prawn masala and Tandoori paneer naan roll.
Where: Canary Wharf, Stratford, E14
When: February 20th

Il Pampero at The Hari

What we know: Il Pampero is a new 58-cover Italian restaurant opening inside The Hari hotel, Belgravia. Head Chef Claudio Covino (formerly Novikov) will prepare fine Italian food using traditional methods including smoking and curing. Sharing dishes will be prepared at the table and the whole restaurant will ooze vintage Italian glamour with bartenders dressed in crisp white jackets. Opening March, exact date TBC.
Where: The Hari, 20 Chesham Place, Belgravia, SW1X 8HQ
When: March

Dirty Bones Soho

What we know: Denman Street, Soho is the latest location announced for Dirty Bones. The fourth site for the group, the menu will be inspired by New York style comfort food, with cocktails from the bar. The interior will resemble a Brooklyn loft apartment and music will be courtesy of resident DJs, playing hip-hip, funk and soul. Opening March/April, exact date TBC.
Where: 14 Denman Street, Soho, W1D 7HJ
When: April

Blacklock City

What we know: Blacklock is opening a second restaurant in the City. Taking bookings for lunch and dinner, the new 100-cover site is in the basement of an old electricity sub station, on the site of a Medieval meat market. The restaurant will see some of the same cuts as the Soho restaurant as well as new additions, a cocktail trolley and wines on tap.
Where: 13 Philpot Lane, London, United Kingdom
When: March 20th

The CoffeeWorks Project Battersea Power Station

What we know: The CoffeeWorks Project is an independent family run business opening in Circus West. One of London’s favourite speciality coffee houses, the environment is relaxed and will serve coffee, tea, food, craft beer and wine. Opening Summer 2017.
Where: Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, SW8 4NN
When: January

Flour Power City Bakery Battersea Power Station

What we know: Flour Power City Bakery is the first neighbourhood deli and bakery opening at Circus West, Battersea Power Station. Bread is made using traditional methods and kept organic where possible. Opening Summer 2017.
Where: Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, SW8 4NN
When: July

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