Yard Sale Pizza Hackney
What we know: Just over five years since first launching in Clapton, Yard Sale Pizza is heading to Hackney Road to open its fifth shop this September. Having built up a loyal neighbourhood following over the years from its Clapton, Finsbury Park, Walthamstow, and Leytonstone shops, the Hackney Road location will be Yard Sale’s biggest opening yet, a two floor space on one of east London’s most vibrant streets.
Where: 184 Hackney Road, Hackney E2 7QL
When: September 30th
Cahoots: The Ticket Hall & Control Room
What we know: The rumours are true! There’s a new Cahoots establishment on the way, opening this Autumn on Kingly Street, Carnaby. The new venue will be spanning two-storeys and has been converted into two distinct spaces, still very much with the underground theme. On the ground floor, the Scoundrels have taken over a vintage ticket hall, so expect to find phone booths, ticket machines, and schedules. While in the control room, you’ll be met with flashing red buttons, cogs whirring, live switchboards, and levers emerging from the walls.
When: November 7th
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
What we know: Darwin & Wallace is set to open its eighth location, No 35 Mackenzie Walk, just a short walk from Canary Wharf tube station. With a large feature bar surrounded by feasting tables, bar-top seating and cosy lounge areas set with bespoke sofas and armchairs, No 35 Mackenzie Walk will be the perfect hideout for after-work drinks, lounging weekend breakfasts, and cosy get-togethers with friends.
Where: Canary Wharf
When: October 29th
What we know: Spread out over two storeys, you’ll find Mama Fuego’s latest venue landing at The Tide in Greenwich Peninsula. You’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a members-club without the hefty fee. Bringing the neighbourhood vibe of Australian cafés to London, start your morning in the Milk Bar, decked out with daily baked goods from the bakery. Grab a bite to eat in the Dining Room, and then party into the night for cocktails and live music in the Triangle Bar.
by CHLOE, O2
What we know: The vegan pioneers taking over London are launching another eatery this time at the O2. by CHLOE ICON restaurant is bringing their plant-based specialities, plus there’ll be exclusive menu additions of nachos and slushies! Customers can enjoy by CHLOE’s range of retro arcade James or soak up the sunshine in the store’s first ever backyard garden space!
When: July 25th
What we know: Fancy getting your sweat on? Well at WE11, now you can. WE11 is London’s new home for freelance personal trainers.
Tucked away on Great Portland Street, Marylebone, you’ll find a luxury training studio equipped with therapists and freelance personal trainers. After your session, you can grab a nourishing bite to eat and drink at the lounge.
Zuaya’s New Tapas Menu Launch
What we know: Official launch of Zuaya’s exciting new tapas menu with Latin American tapas, live entertainment and signature cocktails.
Where: 35 High Street Kensington, London, W8 5EB
When: July 25th
What we know: Chef Doug McMaster’s zero-waste restaurant concept Silo will be opening in London this September.
Crate Brewery, which operates in Hackney Wick’s White Building, launched a £500,000 crowdfunding campaign earlier this year to bring the until recently Brighton-based, sustainability-focused concept to the site.
Where: Central London
Kitchen at Holmes
What we know: Offering a diverse range of cuisines to Londoners, local and tourists alike, Kitchen at Holmes, will be a seasonally inspired restaurant adding a new buzz to the local area. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Head chef, Stefano Motta, has created a delicious menu including Scottish scallop tartare with yuzu basil and green chilli; and courgette spaghetti with pistachio, basil and smoke ricotta. Lovers of a Sunday roast can rest easy knowing there’s a new roast to try out in town.
Where: Baker Street
When: June 12th
What we know: Specialist cake company, Konditor, will be opening the doors of their sixth branch in Bank this June. Known for spreading joy and smiles through cakes, they’ll continue to serve up treats to city goers, including their famous curly whirly cake and devilish salted caramel brownies. Having recently launched its ‘corporate cake club’, allowing companies to organise personalised cakes for their employees on their birthdays, and the new store is located in the busy hub of office sky rises.
Where: 9 Bow Lane, EC4M 9BJ
When: June 20th
What we know: Opening its doors in the heart of Trafalgar Square this May, Rockwell takes its inspiration from the 17th and 18th century, an era which brought exotic fauna and travelling menageries to the very streets we walk on today in the city. With herbaceous plants and vivid artwork capturing everything from the strange and unfamiliar, guests will be transported to a new sensory dream world. Both the cocktails and food will draw on spices and ingredients from around the world, with the cocktails and low ABV cocktails using produce sourced from 33 metres below the streets of Clapham, from Growing Underground.
Where: Rockwell, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS
When: May 24th
What we know: Just a short walk from Victoria Station, The Soak’s concept is centred around the latest foodie trend of fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining techniques. Music will be an integral part of the bar and dining experience with DJ sets and acoustic performances so there is no need to cut the night short with their late license on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 2am. The menu will focus on the seasonal changes using fresh and quality ingredients designed by Head Chef Chris Zachwieja.
Where: Terminus Place, London, SW1W 0RP
What we know: Following an extension and refurbishment which was funded by a kickstarter event late last year, Begging Bowl is an Thai restaurant locked in the heard of Peckham. Opening with a brand new cocktail bar, offering bar seating and authentic Thai light bites to devour. Since opening in 2012, customers have always enjoyed soaking in the authentic vibe but this stylish rebrand will definitely leave a queue outside the door. For the first time, they also offer a take-away service via Deliveroo.
Where: 168 Bellenden Road, Peckham
‘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