What we know: Opening on 1st November, Onima restaurant, private members’ club and rooftop terrace spread across five floors of a historic Mayfair townhouse, will be more than just a place to eat, drink and socialise. Here the most discerning pleasure-seekers can indulge in a sublime array of Mediterranean dishes with a dash of Asian influences, brilliantly inventive cocktails and five-star hospitality.
Where: 1-3 Avery Row, Mayfair, W1K 4AJ
When: November 1st
Le Petit Citron
What we know: Husband and wife restaurateurs Lawrence and Emily Hartley will open Le Petit Citron in November. The French bistro is inspired by the couple’s love of Provençal cooking in the heart of Brook Green, Hammersmith.
Where: 98-100 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PD
When: November 9th
What we know: Fat Baby, the new restaurant at Night Tales, launched today. Night Tales have additionally launched a new cocktail menu alongside a roof complete with Northern Lights inspired illumination ready for the winter months. Fat Baby will see an expansion on the food offering with a brand new 42-cover casual Japanese Izakaya.
Where: Arches 14 & 15 Bohemia Place, Mare Street, E8 1DU
When: October 11th
No 17 Dickens Yard
What we know: Darwin & Wallace have revealed the identity of their seventh location, No 17 Dickens Yard. The venue in Ealing takes inspiration from urban European loft apartments and features two bars, sofas ideal for lounging and a first-floor terrace. Just a wander-away from Ealing tube, guests can enjoy a menu of locally sourced and carefully curated food and drink in a snug setting.
When: November 10th
Cork and Bottle
What we know: Cork and Bottle Wine Bar, Restaurant and Wine Shop will opening in Hampstead. Cork and Bottle offer wines with a 300 bottle list with food to boot, first having opened in Leicester Square in 1971. The Hampstead venue will boast a huge refurb and welcomes on and all.
Where: 154-156 Fleet Road, NW3 2QX
When: October 15th
What we know: Baby Bao has landed in St Jame’s, having built up a loyal following in Brighton and made the move to London. The restaurant offers Taiwanese in steamed buns and on small plates and has a strong vegan offering.
Where: 66 Haymarket, SW17 4RF
Wild Food Café, Islington
What we know: Joel and Aiste Gazdar, the couple behind Covent Garden’s hugely popular vegan eatery, Wild Food Café, will open their new restaurant on Angel’s Upper Street at the beginning of December.
Following in the footsteps of Wild Food Café, which opened in Neal’s Yard to critical acclaim almost seven years ago, Wild Food Café, Islington, will expand on the couple’s vision for plant-based innovation, offering a menu which they were previously unable to achieve in the limited space of the Covent Garden site. Unlike the original site, this larger venture will also be open for bookings.
When: December 7th
What we know: The Dixon, part of the Autograph Collection, will open as a boutique hotel in January 2019. The venue will combine the old and the new, with highlights including its heritage as Tower Bridge’s former Magistrate’s Court and police station, as well as showcasing modern art from local artists. The hotel will also open with the Provisioners restaurant by leading restaurateur Clive Watson.
Where: 211 Tooley Street, SE1 2JX
When: January 2019
What we know: Art Yard is a restaurant opening in Bankside, just across from the River Thames. Head Chef Lee Streeton will heading up a menu to suit an all-day dining restaurant and bar. The menu will celebrate British produce drawing inspiration from European cosines and cultures. The cocktails and drinks menu has reflection and rejuvenation at its centre, exploring people, places and produce form the Bankside tapestry.
Where: 2 Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
Heads and Tails
What we know: Heads and Tails in West Hampstead, is a new late-night cocktail bar by Will Partridge and Chris Dennis. Split into two, Heads will be located in a bright and airy bar with light cocktails, and Tails, contrastingly, will feature a basement bar where whiskies and rums can be enjoyed.
Where: Heads + Tails, West End Lane, NW6 2LH
What we know: Another pop-up going big-time as Yolk announces that they’re opening a permanent home on New Street Square at the end of next month. They’ll be expansing their breakfast and lunch menus to include delights like breakfast baps, salad boxes and hot pots.
Where: 3 New Street Square, The City, EC4A 3BF
What we know: BOWLS is a new concept based on international inspired food bowls. The restaurant will make its debut in Soho and will feature an all-day dining menu with food bowls inspired by flavours from all over the world, using UK-sourced ingredients. Diners will find breakfast bowls including smoothie and açai, Buddha bowls, poke bowls and burrito bowls, amongst others.
Where: 27-28 St Anne’s Court, Soho