‘O ver St James
What we know: Neapolitan Street Food restaurant and creators of London’s first Pure Sea Water Pizza ‘O ver will be launching a sister restaurant, ‘O ver St James’s, opening 1st May.
Where: St James's
When: May 1st
Bread Ahead Wembley Park
What we know: Bread Ahead is set to open its largest site to date in Wembley Park. The venue will include a restaurant, deli, bakery, baking school, and wholesale bakery. The new location will be providing guests of the national stadium with delicious and fresh baked goods and produce. They have already begun hosting masterclasses to celebrate the arrival of the new venue, where participants can get the renowned Bread Ahead experience, while also getting a glimpse of what is in store for the Wembley location.
What we know: The newest project from Le Bab, Kebab Queen, is opening in Covent Garden. The project has been three years in the making and will bring kebabs into the fine dining world. The venue will retain the casual and fun ambiance of a classical kebab shop but will work with the flavor combinations of the middle-eastern dish to create various reinterpretations.
Where: 4 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FA
When: April 11th
What we know: Sam’s Riverside will sit in a prime site adjacent to the newly re-developed Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, with a terrace overlooking the river. “We’ll be a big, all-day brasserie with flair and our own ideas. We’ll be serving dishes inspired by what Rowley and I love – classic, modern European food. There’ll be plenty of seafood and shellfish.” said Sam Harrison. “We want it to be glamorous but informal. I’ve wanted a big west London space for a long time. They’re hard to come by, but this is perfect.”
What we know: Serata Hall is coming to Old Street and will be bringing an eclectic menu that will service residents all-day. The venue will feature a bar, in-house bakery, and dining space, which will include their famed pizzas, pastries, gin-bar, and much more! The unique space is fit to accommodate any and all of the wishes of its patrons.
Where: 207 Old St, EC1V 9EY
When: April 3rd
Thunderbird Fried Chicken
What we know: ‘Fried gold’ chicken now has its own location in South London with the opening of Thunderbird Fried Chicken. The restaurant is the project of Matt Harris, who has recently conquered the street food world at Dinerama and Giant Robot. His newest location will feature highlights from his other locations, such as Habanero Wings and Buttermilk Caraway Slaw.
Where: Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LB
The Gate St. John’s Wood
What we know: Celebrating thirty-years since opening, The Gate is launching its fourth location in St. John’s Wood. The vegetarian and vegan-friendly, plant-based menu will be open for late morning meals, lunch, and dinner.
Where: 87 Allitsen Road, NW8 7AS
The Halal Guys
What we know:Foodies will finally get to choose between a sandwich or platter in four equally tasty versions – chicken, beef, chicken & beef or vegan-friendly falafel – served with a selection of toppings and, of course, the iconic, secret recipe white and hot sauces.
Where: Leicester Square
When: March 30th
The Gentlemen Baristas
What we know: The new coffee bar will provide visitors to the Borough-based foodie hub with a superlative caffeine fix, along with a simple offering of pastries, cakes, and snacks. Additionally, tea lovers will be able to enjoy an extensive selection from Chash Fine Tea co and seasonal specials will include turmeric and coconut matcha lattes, hot chocolates, and cold brews.
When: March 6th
BFI & Radio Times Television Festival
What we know: Over the course of three days the festival will showcase the very best British television. Across 30+ events and screenings you’ll be able to hear from the stars and creators of some of your favourite TV shows.
Where: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London, United Kingdom
When: April 14th
The Chortle Comedy Awards 2019
What we know: Annual awards celebrating the best in stand-up comedy, Arthur Smith hosts.
Where: FEST Camden, THE HORSE HOSPITAL, Chalk Farm Road, London, UK
When: March 18th
What we know:The elegant, North African and Mediterranean brasserie will also offer a downstairs refined 19th Century styled cocktail bar “Kweint” by award-winning bartender Erik Lorincz.
What we know: The annual four month winter closure, has gifted Valentino and his kitchen brigade the time to travel, research, develop and refine dishes, working together to create a menu that heralds and celebrates the beginning of spring.
Where: Viale Ammiraglio Morin 67 55042 Forte dei Marmi (Lucca), Italy
Adam Handling Chelsea
What we know: The Adam Handling Chelsea is opening as the flagship restaurant within the Belmond Cadogan Hotel. The restaurant is the project of Chef Patron Adam Handling, who has been preparing the restaurant for the past year as an homage to Britain. The Menu is said to be a celebration of London cuisine and will bring signature dishes from across the British Isles.
The Nadler Covent Garden
What we know: The fifth boutique property of the Nadler Hotels group, it is housed within a beautifully restored Edwardian building and spread over six floors. The hotel offers stylish accommodation that delivers on comfort, convenience, and aesthetic.
Where: Covent Garden
What we know:JOLT’s minimalist interior will be built around an elegant, central coffee bar. This focal point will offer the ultimate setting for JOLT’s baristas to provide a “shot” of theatre with every cup, mixing and infusing beverages in front of guests. Drinks can be enjoyed alongside a concise menu of pastries and small dishes using refined ingredients and distinctive flavours of dates, pine-nuts, rose harissa and miso.
Where: Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia
What we know: The third permanent site of the London Taiwanese favourite, BAO, is opening this spring and offering a new focus to the Asian cuisine. BAO Borough will be focusing on the grill and drawing its inspiration from the late night grill shops that are found across Asia. They will also be adding a new dimension to their establishment with a karaoke room, which is the perfect place for fun group bookings.
Where: London Bridge
What we know: Barullo is the newest restaurant from award-winning chef Victor Garvey, who is branching off from his acclaimed Catalan restaurant Rambla. It will feature a Spanish menu and lively atmosphere, which suits its name that references the part of a party where the line between order and chaotic fun is crossed.
Where: 19 Bevis Marks, EC3A 7JA
What we know: Liban Tapas is a plate-sharing Lebanese tapas restaurant in South Woodford. Their menu features Mediterranean dishes with local Lebanese ingredients and products, which can be shared amongst the table. Fresh falafel and hummus are served with each service and there is a variety of Lebanese imported wines and beers available.
Where: 190 George Ln, E18 1AY
When: December 2018
What we know: Community lies at the heart of The Crown, whether visitors want to stop by from a drink and snacks or a full course meal, chefs Henry Harris and Daniele Zaffora bring their delicious signature classics to the menu.