New London Restaurants this May

Finally, London’s hospitality industry is almost back to its pre-pandemic order. One sign of this is the steady flow of exciting new openings, so lo and behold the list of highly notable upcoming openings in May 2021. So get comfortable, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be amazed and intrigued.




Address: Peckham Levels, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST

Opening Date: 1 May 2021

A Neapolitan-style pizza place by Andrea Asciuti (of Bravi Ragazzi), serving also pies and ‘Neapolitan tapas’. Takeaway and delivery only till the end of May.




Address: 300 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UH

Opening Date: 1 May 2021

A British, modern, wine bar in Chelsea, the third branch of the wine-focused mini-chain, serving European food and strong selection of wines.




Address: 300 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UH

Opening Date: 1 May 2021

An american style rooftop venue with great views over London, just above Decimo, serving bottled cocktails and hot dogs from an NYC-style cart.



Address: 1 Geffrye Street, London, E2 8JH

Opening Date: 6 May 2021

Opening inside Hoxton’s Museum of the Home, the cafe will be split between a cafe and garden canteen for the museum and a bistro and bar open in the evenings.




Address: The Hoxton, Shoreditch, 81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Rooftop terraces are popular for a reason and we have found...well…the reason! It’s called Maya and its fame started at Soho House West Hollywood and now it is here in UK!

Time to soak up some sunsets and recreate some bohemian holiday vibes on the seventh floor of glossy hotel The Hoxton in Shoreditch. It has both indoor and outdoor dining areas, with lots of greenery and epic views of London.

Picture: Maya




Address: 300 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UH

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Wholesome family fare with an eco-friendly twist, open from breakfast onwards and incorporating a child-friendly cookery school.




Address: Hampton Ct Rd, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9BN

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

A new British boutique hotel, with riverside views, including a modern restaurant, named after Henry VIII, serving dishes by Ronnie Kimbugwe, formerly at Claridge's and Bel and the Dragon inn group.




Address: 2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Drumrolls please! We have a winner! This is one to definitely look out for: Mexican spirit meets Japanese elegance at this new urban-grunge, with plenty of added mezcal and tequila. An exciting new hang out spot with elevated street food, where Mexican art and flavours combine with Japanese techniques. Enjoy! We know we will!

Picture: Los Mochis




Address: 39-45 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6LA

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Robert Costa's Macellaio Is an Italian grill restaurant with on-site butchery so it's very much all about the steak. The heart of the menu is the dry-aged steak from the Fassona breed. This will be the sixth branch, and the biggest one yet, of the popular Italian steakhouse chain and will open in the beating heart of Theatreland. Enjoy!




Address: 110 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia W1W 6PQ
Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Originally Laboratorio Pizza, this place has been transformed by Ivan Simeoli (restaurant God) into a popular seafood eatery, with a stylish look. London’s first restaurant with premium fishmonger shop, which first opened as Crudo in Brick Lane in December.

Picture: Raw




Address: Mayfair, London

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

A Japanese restaurant by chef Daisuke Hayashi’s (formerly at Tokemeite and Chrysan) that will serve a Kaiseki-only menu, so a very ambitious opening to prepare your credit card for.




Address: 6-10 Bruton St, Mayfair, London, W1J 6PU

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

The high-end, international fishmongers will open a sustainable Mediterranean fish and seafood restaurant to give you the opportunity to taste what real fish tastes like through clean, simple and flavourful dishes.




Address: NW1 and SE1

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Gordon Ramsay's pizza chain available in four locations but the one in Camden NW1 is a pop-up and one branch is based at his York & Albany pub.




Address: 66 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5BX

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

An expensively designed hotel opened in October 2020 in Covent Garden, it has an all-day bar and restaurant on the ground floor that offers Northern Italy dishes, by chef Paul Robinson (formerly at Temper and The Coal Shed).



Address: 258 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JY

Opening Date:  17 May 2021

A ‘sustainable viticulture’ bar serving wines from vineyards around the world at accessible prices, along with charcuterie, bread and cheese, as well as fresh coffee all day.




Address: 119 Peckham High St, SE15 5SE

Opening Date: 17 May 2021

Wine Shop, Tapas Bar & Delicatessen, overall a shrine to Spanish wine, drinking better for less, in an intimate and friendly environment. This will be the fifth branch for this south London tapas chain.




Address: 13 Eyre Street Hill, Clerkenwel, London, EC1R 5ET

Opening Date: 17 May 2021
Ramon ‘El Tigre’ Ramos is expanding at The Gunmakers and his Mexicali menu will include only seafood and veggie dishes, craft beers and natural wines.




Address: 66 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BJ

Opening Date: 18 May 2021

Jake Finn (of La Petite Maison, Coya and The Ritz) has opened his first restaurant, Cinder, a ‘go-to’ place for ‘fun dining’ grills which take influences from Peru, Japan, Italy, France and Greece. Using a Josper grill as the heart of the restaurant Cinder is all about food cooked over fire. At the moment they are operating the 16-cover terrace and soon will open the 16-cover dining room as well.

Showstopper dishes include tender lamb kebabs, seared tuna, black beer ponzu with radish and spring onion, as well as grilled mastelo with kalamata glaze and oregano; sharing dishes, such as Jake’s Whole sea bream, fennel, radish and herbs and as for dessert they have apple tarte fine with vanilla pouring cream. Enjoy!




Address: 9 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7BA

Opening Date:  Weds 19th May 2021

Santiago Lasta has opened KOL in Marylebone this autumn and it will soon re-open with a cocktail bar KOL Mezcaleria on the lower ground floor of the restaurant as a standalone bar and it’s going to showcase Mexican mixology. Enjoy!




Address: 10 Godliman St, London EC4V 5AJ

Opening Date: 19 May 2021

Formerly The Sky Bar at the top of the Leonardo Hotel, this rooftop bar overlooking St Paul's promises to be this summer’s hottest spot. Sabine will have two outside terraces, one with a retractable roof for all-weather drinking and dining, a chilled vibe, botanical interiors and spectacular views the cathedral.

The menu offers Insta-worthy cocktails and delicious bar food such as burrata with white peach, pistachio and toast; and chilli and lemon crab sticks with brown crab ketchup; through to exquisite sharers of grilled octopus with Mojo Rojo sauce, lemon and crispy shallots; and roasted aubergine with confit onions, pomegranate and zhoug. Wow! Enjoy!

Picture: Sabine




Address: 54 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 4SL
Opening Date: 20 May 2021

Angelo Sato of Omoide is opening a yakitori style restaurant that will offer an intimate atmosphere in the bustling heart of Soho, to unwind and escape. The ‘comb to tail’ cooking concept focuses on using every part of the chicken and will be cooked over Bincho-tan charcoal on an authentic Japanese grill and served on wooden skewers.

Small plates include Miso Foie Gras, black sesame, pine nuts and rice crackers and Crispy Chicken Feet, while larger plates offer Hakata Pork Belly, chashu, braised daikon, yolk and mustard and claypot rice dishes such as Soba Tempura, hakusai, shiso, tile fish and soy.

There will be sake cocktails and whiskey highballs to complement the menu, with assahi available on tap and Japan’s premium wines.



Address: Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London W2 6HY

Opening Date: 20 May 2021

After a cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck, Matthew Carver brings Cheese on the canal in the shape of The Cheese Barge, mooring in Paddington. Over two floors, the 40-cover restaurant will serve a very cheesy menu by chef Ross Keeling and head chef Reagan Ellenbroek. There will also be an open-air upper deck for that glorious moment in the sun to enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie.



Address: 16 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HW

Opening Date: 22 May 2021

Parisian hot spot expands to London by Top French TV chef Cyril Lignac. Expect Franco-East Asian creations with a focus on seasonal and exceptional ingredients, posh patisserie and cocktails for that “oh-la-la” feeling. Enjoy!




Address: 4 Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RF

Opening Date: Mon 24th May 2021

The team behind OPSO is bringing to Greece to Soho at this Greek grill restaurant with an outdoor terrace where you can watch live-fire cooking on a charcoal grill and rotisserie, all-Greek wine list, draft beers and barrel-aged cocktails. Enjoy!




Address: 4 Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AT

Opening Date: 25 May 2021

We are so excited about this new stunning hotel! If you like The Ned, you will absolutely love NoMad as Sydell Group opens first international property in former The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station. This is the London outpost of a top NYC hotel, with rich interiors and a playful spirit for a bohemian feel and home to a world-class art programme.

The hotel will have two restaurants: Nomad, the main restaurant, inside a lush, glass-ceilinged, three-storey, light-filled atrium, and second is Side Hustle - a British pub-like environment focussed on sharing plates, with food by Ashley Abodeely and drinks by Chris Perone.

There will also be a guests-only Library Bar as the hotel’s living room and a cocktail bar, Common Decency, NoMad’s first-ever lounge, nestled in a subterranean playground.

The building’s original Magistrates’ Courtroom will be a Magistrates' Ballroom with 9,000 square feet of elegant and adaptable space for events, weddings, meetings and private dining.

What’s more, a unique part of the hotel will also be the Bow Street Police Museum paying homage to over 100 years of the building’s colourful past.

We are in love! Enjoy!

Picture: Magistrates Ballroom - Credit: CourtesyofSydellGroup.jpg




Address: Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby London W1B 5PW

Opening Date: 26 May 2021

Chef Imad Alarnab’s Syrian pop-up goes permanent through a crowdfunding campaign, after cooking at a series of charity events, supper clubs and pop-ups.




Address: 170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 5QB

Opening Date: 26 May 2021

A cricket bar in Fitzrovia with four state-of-the-art batting nets with an immersive Sixes Cricket Simulator, and an 80-cover restaurant and bar. Have fun!



Megan’s At The Flower Market

Address: 214 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1PD

Opening Date: May 2021

There’s nothing like Megan’s in London! Sure, there’s good Med and Middle Eastern food in certain places in London but very few restaurants do everything absolutely right, from food, to service, to details, to overall experience. This is a instagramable restaurant with personality, but it’s not all show – these guys can really cook, and their dishes are a delight and the staff couldn’t be nicer. Chiswick is lucky to have them!




Address: 80-82 Wardour Street, Soho W1F 0TF
Opening: Projected May 2021

A relaxed, neighbourhood pizzeria that follows the traditions and artistry of pizza from Naples – the birthplace of pizza. Enjoy!




Address: 206A Upper St Islington, London N1 1RQ

Opening Date: May 2021

This is a restaurant for the vegan butcher that will make even meat lovers turn into vegans, so no wonder they were so successful with their first site in Camden and the opening of the world’s first vegan butcher in November 2020. Rudy’s Vegan Diner goes to Islington’s and will offer their signature veganised versions of classic American junk food dishes. The tantalising menu includes the Dirty Burger, Rudy’s Reuben, mac ‘n’ cheeze and dairy-free freakshakes and a new plant-based brunch menu. What’s more, they’ll have an adjoining Rudy’s Vegan Butcher as well as the options for online orders, a home delivery menu and DIY home kits. Enjoy!

Picture: Rudy's Vega Diner





67 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch E2 7DJ
Colebrooke Row, London, N1

opening: May 2021

Two new bakeries in London in Shoreditch and Islington and will showcase their regenerative farming methods as they use unaltered grains from pasture cropping soil with no pesticides, no herbicides, no tilling, no ploughing and using horse drawn machinery only. The grains are milled onsite and the flours is then used for amazing dishes, pastries and breads. Fun fact: they will have a new electric Jolene-Mobile that’ll be zooming around town delivering freshly baked goods.




Address: 429 Green Lanes, London N4 1HA

Opening Date: May 2021

The Dusty Knuckle bakery from Dalston, also known for their milk float deliveries during lockdown, are expanding and including an evening pizzeria as well. Enjoy!




Address: 56 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1HF

Opening Date: May 2021

A new project by Patty&Bun, the restaurant focuses on roast chicken, seasonal vegetables and salads, alongside natural wines and great cocktails. Enjoy!




Address: 19 Bellefields Rd, London SW9 9UH

Opening Date: Spring 2021

The Department Store in Brixton is adding a new workspace with Bellefields as the restaurant and bar on the ground floor and courtyard. The restaurant will bring Mediterranean vibes through their dishes inspired by the eight seas of the Mediterranean and created by Head Chef James Mathieson. Enjoy!




Address: 231 Old St, London, EC1V 9HE

Opening Date: Spring 2021
Team Le Bab is opening a second East London spot: a late-night kebab shop open till 5am serving their signature kebabs. Enjoy!




Address: 21A Foley St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DS

Opening Date: Spring 2021

Outline: Brighton Italian opens in London

Already a hit in Brighton, Cin Cin is now an intimate neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia, with outside seating perfect for apertivi and alfresco dining. Enjoy!




Address: Buck Street Market, 198 Camden High St, London NW1 8QP

Opening Date: Spring 2021

Tom Kerridge and Mark Emms have created Bad Vegan: a vegan restaurant that is not entirely a vegan restaurant as the menu will be mainly vegan but with cheeky non-vegan sides and toppings. Enjoy!




Address: 49 Lexington Street, Soho W1F 9AP

Opening Date: Spring 2021

Rita's is a shop in Soho but will soon be opening a full restaurant and bodega. Enjoy!




Address: 15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing, London W5 5RA

Opening Date: Spring 2021

A vegan pizza for Ealing from the team behind pizzeria Santa Maria. More details to follow. Enjoy!




Address: 18 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QH

Opening Date: Spring 2021

Presented by Taka Restaurants, MAru will be centred around a 20-course omakase-style tasting menu, accommodation only ten diners, sat around a counter, for a very intimate experience. The menu will change daily and will feature a blend of British produce and Japanese flavours. Enjoy!




Address: Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1

Opening Date: Spring 2021

From Bicester Village to London, the restaurant features Chinese favourites along with the culinary wonders of South East Asia, such as Dim Sum, dumplings and bao buns, by chef Ellen Chew. Enjoy!




Address: 60-62 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6LN

Opening Date: Spring 2021

Peruvian restaurant Andina is re-moving from Shoreditch to Spitalfields, sharing the spirit of today’s Latin America! Serving healthy bites, Peruvian coffee, nutritious smoothies and mouthwatering meals. Plus, they now have a basement bar for those heavenly pisco cocktails. Enjoy!




Address: 48 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London

Opening Date: Spring 2021

Chef Jack Padoan has launched his new concept Hotel Savioli, with a pop-up in Hackney this Easter, and now he is bringing the concept to Catalyst Café, with a £60 set menu, ticket to be released soon. Enjoy!



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