What we know: Ruya will feature sophisticated, contemporary dishes from the various Anatolian regions. Inspired by second generation restaurateur Umut Özkanca’s Istanbul heritage, the restaurant will be designed by Conran and Partners. Chef Patron will be Colin Clague, formerly of Zuma and Caprice Holdings. Opening in May 2018
Where: 30 Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K 7PH
When: May 16th
What we know: Housed on Artillery Passage in the heart of London’s Spitalfields, L’Ami Malo will be opening officially on 29th January 2018. Open for lunch and dinner six days a week, the menu elevates the humble, gluten-free buckwheat by offering savoury galettes (such as confit duck leg with caramelised pear and red wine jus; and Morteau sausage with leek fondue, potato and French mustard) and ‘maki’-style sharing rolls with a choice of smoked salmon or Bayonne ham. Classic sweet crêpes also feature on the menu, including lemon and sugar; and apple compote with salted caramel.
Where: 14 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
When: January 29th
What we know: Kettner’s Townhouse is a restaurant and Champagne Bar with 33 bedrooms, in a historic Georgian building in London’s Soho. Joining Dean Street Townhouse, the first stand-alone hotel and public restaurant from Soho House, opened in 2009.
Where: Kettner's, Romilly Street, Soho, London, United Kingdom
When: January 8th
What we know: Wildflower is an informal vegetarian & vegan canteen set in the heart of Peckham Levels, an ambitious new project that will see an unused multi-story car park transformed into a creative hub of affordable creative workspaces, workshops, studios and independent businesses.
Where: 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London
When: December 14th 2017
Vintry and Mercer
What we know: A independent hotel in the heart of The City, Vintry & Mercer is set to cause a stir when it opens its doors in March 2018. Designed to connect its guests to London’s historic trading past and the best of the modern day capital, Vintry & Mercer’s 92 bedrooms range from intimate doubles to suites with glass-panelled balconies that overlook London’s Southbank skyline.
Where: 19 – 20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU
What we know: Mee Market follows owners, Linda Lee’s successful ventures with fine dining Korean restaurant Koba, in Fitzrovia, and popular Korean street food outfit On The Bab – which now has four sites across London. Mee Market will serve Korean hot and cold food, dry goods and fresh produce, alongside a downstairs retail space.
Where: 9a Archer Street, London, United Kingdom
When: December 4th 2017
What we know: The latest addition to PRINCIPAL – a collection of exceptionally located hotels based in landmark buildings – will open in London in early 2018. The unveiling of the 334-room Principal London will transform the former Hotel Russell: a Grade II* listed building which occupies the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury; restoring a glamorous, grande dame to its original glory and administering a shot of adrenaline to the heart of London’s most literary neighbourhood.
Where: Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia
What we know: Peckham locals, Amy and Patrick, formerly of “Paradise George”, and “The Manor” have been busy setting up their new restaurant Kudu. With 46 six covers and a whole new seasonal menu the duo are ready and waiting your custom. The produce is all locally sourced and the dishes are inspired by Patrick’s South African roots.
Where: 119 Queens Road, Peckham, SE15 2EZ
When: November 12th 2017
Jack Solomon’s Soho Speakeasy
What we know: Jack Solomons; the new Soho speakeasy opens in the basement of 41 Great Windmill Street, bringing a dose of old school glamour to W1, and their specialty whiskey cocktails. Inspired by the legacy of Jack Solomons, an iconic Soho character whose boxing gym was located here throughout the 1940s and 50s; Jack Solomons Club will encapsulate the spirit of the colourful world he inhabited – if Jack Solomons had a bar, this would have been it.
Where: 41 Great Windmill Street, London, United Kingdom
When: December 1st 2017
Granary Square Brasserie Preview
What we know: Exclusive Breakfast Preview of the new Granary Square Brasserie, grab a first look at the new restaurant and sit down to a luxury three course meal prepared by the talented chefs.
The restaurant will offer a delicious menu that brings together modern British fare alongside the nation’s favourite dishes from across the globe, redefining all-day dining for residents and visitors, seven days a week.
Where: Granary Square Brasserie, Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
When: November 29th 2017
Little Havana: New Cuban Bar In Camden
What we know: Rich in flavour and with the subtle soft spices of Cuban cuisine, diners can sample authentic Cuban food, at Little Havana. A list of Havana Club rum cocktails will accompany with frozen margaritas and frozen daiquiris the focus at the bar.
Where: 20 Inverness St, London NW1 7HJ, United Kingdom
When: November 22nd 2017
What we know: Celebrated Mayfair restaurant, The Square, will re-open its doors under the ownership of MARC (Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation). A major re-design coupled with the appointment of Clément Leroy to the role of executive chef marks an exciting new chapter in The Square’s story, following the departure of Phil Howard in 2016.
Where: 6 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6PU
When: November 20th 2017