London is the restaurant capital of the planet (take that, Paris), and the city’s ever expanding selection of world-beating eateries shows no sign of slowing in 2022.
New year, new restaurant seems to be the adage, and it’s one we’re very happy to celebrate. From grand openings like the new restaurant at Raffles at The OWO to familiar faces like expanding empires at Lina Stores and Blacklock among others, 2022 promises a slew of new openings and experiences.
Here are some of the restaurants we know about coming soon…
Lina Stores, Marylebone
Another year another Lina Stores! The Soho deli has rapidly spawned into four sites, with a fifth coming to Marylebone Village this Spring.
All manner of Italian staples, behind the familiar pistachio green frontage...
Expect two storeys of this all-day restaurant and delicatessen serving fresh pasta every which way and all manner of Italian staples, behind the familiar pistachio green frontage.
Where: 13-15 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2PJ
American celebrity chef Matthew Kenney is trying his luck this side of the Atlantic with a new restaurant opening imminently at Selfridges.
American celebrity chef Matthew Kenney is trying his luck this side of the Atlantic...
Located on the second floor of the department store, Adesse will serve a plant-based cuisine and joins over 40 other restaurants already run by the chef across the globe.
The menu will also include a range of biodynamic wines and curated spirits.
Where: Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Legendary chef Nuno Mendes will open a new Portuguese restaurant in Fitzrovia this spring.
Named after (or at least shares the same name as) Mendes' cookery book...
The three storey restaurant, which is named after (or at least shares the same name as) Mendes’ cookery book, has been backed by MJMK, innovative owners of La Rampa, Kol and Casa do Frango.
Expect something rather special.
Where: 30 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2NG
The Princess Royal
Cubitt House are back with yet another seriously upmarket pub to add to their growing portfolio.
The Princess Royal, opening this March, follows an extensive reservation with sees the 80-cover restaurant joined by four boutique bedrooms along with an outdoor terrace and garden for patrons.
Cubitt House are back...
The menu is by Cubitt Houses’s Chef Director, Ben Tish and will combine the quintessentially British traditions of Cubitt House with the Mediterranean flavours Tish is noted for.
Where: 47 Hereford Road, Notting Hill, W2 5AH
Just before Christmas we got a sneak peak into the minds of the great hoteliers behind the grade II listed Old War Office: Raffles at The OWO. They’ve hired in three Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco to open three separate restaurants, a brasserie, a fine dining restaurant and an avant-garde chef’s table.
What’s more, this is just the tip of The OWO iceberg, there will be 11 new restaurants and bars opening in the hotels, making it a vibrant hub of culinary activity which we simply can’t wait to open.
But we’ll have to, it’s not slated to take guests until late 2022. At best…
Where: Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EU
The Aubrey London
The Mandarin Oriental has a replacement for Bar Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s burger-tastic restaurant which came to the end of its ten-year contract last year.
We'll miss Boulud's meaty creations...
In its place the Knightsbridge hotel has brought in Hong Kong favourite The Aubrey to open a British outpost to sister the original.
We’ll miss Boulud’s meaty creations, but we’re excited to see The Aubrey land in the UK this spring.
Where: 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
When hotspot Tredwells closed after seven years in Covent Garden we knew that it au revoir rather than farwell. And chef Chantelle Nicholson has kept her part of that bargain, we’ll be seeing her again as Apricity opens in Mayfair this March. And it’ll be a dream.
There will be two tasting menus, one of which will be vegetarian...
Continuing the zero-waste approach and sustainable hyper-seasonal menus that were a huge part of Tredwells, there will be two tasting menus, one of which will be vegetarian.
The wine list will also feature non-intervention wines, including English bottles and zero-waste cocktails.
Where: 68 Duke St, Mayfair, W1K 6JU
Husband-and-wife chefs Tamas Naszai and Tomoko Hasegawa have worked at Sake No Hana and Tokimeite and are opening their own ten-cover Japanese restaurant Roji in early 2022.
Roji, meaning ‘path’ or ‘hidden alley’, will appropriately be located on Mayfair's South Molton Street...
Roji, meaning ‘path’ or ‘hidden alley’, will appropriately be located on Mayfair’s South Molton Street, itself something of a ‘roji’…
The couple will also feature crockery made by small family producers here in Britain as well as in Japan.
Where: 56b South Molton Street, Mayfair, W1K 5SH
Blacklock Covent Garden
Chophouse specialists Blacklock are continuing their expansion and this time they’re coming to Covent Garden.
This will become a Sunday roast go-to!
The new opening follows the same ‘whole animal’ approach as the rest of the growing Blacklock group (which includes Soho, Shoreditch and The City).
This will become a Sunday roast go-to!
Where: 16a Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9HE