“A good restaurant is like a vacation; it transports you, and it becomes a lot more than just about the food.” – Philip Rosenthal.


Fortnum & Mason 3'6 Bar

Address: 81 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER

Reopening Date: 1 May 2023

Fortnum & Mason is relaunching its cocktail bar 3’6 (pronounced “three and six”), first opened in 2017 and set on the third floor of the shop (the “gentlemen’s floor”). The bar will be run by Mustafa Tumburi and will allow customers to create their own cocktail, serving coffee, smoothies and cake in the daytime.



Address: 6 Sackville Street, London W1S 3DD

Opening Date: 2 May 2023

Amethyst restaurant is opening Vinum wine bar underneath its restaurant.


Midland Grand Dining Room

Address: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR

Opening Date: 2 May 2023

The Gilbert Scott at St. Pancras Renaissance closed in mid-2021 and now the restaurant is to reopen as Midland Grand Dining Room with Allegra chef Patrick Pow and Harry Handelsman. The restaurant is going to launch with a separate bar, The Gothic Bar.



Address: 68 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London NW10 3JJ

Opening Date: 4 May 2023

Jesse Dunford Wood, the chef behind Parlour and Six Portland Road, is opening his third restaurant in Kensal Rise.



Address: 5a Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4SP

Opening Date: 4 May 2023

Wine bar by the Drunken Butler.


The King in the Castle

Address: 34-35 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6BD

Opening Date: 4–5 May 2023

Tesco opens a pop-up pub called 'The King in the Castle' for the Coronation period.


The Campaner 

Address: Chelsea Barracks, 1 Garrison Cl, London SW1W 8BP 

Opening Date: 5 May 2023

Terraza Martinez team from Los Reyes Del Mango in Barcelona take on London with this venture at Chelsea Barracks. Expect charcoal oven-cooked specials and large rice dishes.


Brew LDN Craft Beer Festival

Address: Printworks, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ

Opening Date: 5 - 6 May 2023

Annual event showcasing an endless array of ales: over 100 independent beer and cider brewers, and street food vendors such as From the Ashes BBQ, Chick N Sours, Oh My Dog! and E8 Fish, as well as live DJs: Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and Norman Jay MBE.


Little Pizza Hicce

Address: 99 Chapel Market, London N1 9EY

Opening Date: 8 May 2023

Pip Lacey and Gordy McIntyre are focusing selling predominantly on pizza and wine after the success of their popup at Goodness Brewery.


BAO Mary

Address: 56 James St, London W1U 1HF

Opening Date: 8 May 2023

Taiwanese street food/ dumpling house in Marylebone.


Joké & Friends Pop-Up 

Address: The Globe Tavern, Borough Market, 8 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL

Opening Date: 9 May – 1 July 2023

West African chef Adejoké (‘Joké’) Bakare’s two-month residency, at Globe Tavern, before opening of her new Chishuru restaurant in Fitzrovia in June.


Gloves Off

Address: Unit 6, Embassy Gardens, New Union Square, Nine Elms, London SW11 7DN

Re-opening Date: 10 May 2023

The Glove That Fits launches an open air party, food and drinks garden meant to be an ‘outdoor sanctuary’.


Passyunk Avenue Nine Elms

Address: Unit 6, Embassy Gardens, New Union Square, Nine Elms, London SW11 7DN

Opening Date: 11 May 2023

Opening Date: Soft Launch

American dive bar with the best Philly cheesesteaks in London. On the former Homeboy Battersea site, this will be the fifth P.A. restaurant in London.


These Days Aperitivo Bar

Address: 100 Druid St, London SE1 2AN

Opening Date: 11 May 2023

These Days spritz brand are opening an aperitivo bar on Bermondsey Beer Mile.



Address: National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX

Opening Date: 11 May 2023

The Marksman team in Hackney are opening a new restaurant on the former House Restaurant site, inside the main theatre.


Andreas on Chelsea Green

Address: 6-8 Cale Street, London SW3 3QU

Opening Date: 11 May 2023

Andreas Georghiou, the grocer beloved by Nigella and Gordon, is expanding by opening a new grocers shop next door, and a restaurant Kale Street on their old space.



Address: 77-78 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5JX

Opening Date: 12 May 2023

Big Mamma Group's fifth restaurant, serving traditional Neapolitan and Sicilian classics.


Meet Bros

Address: 29-31 Craven Rd, London W2 3BX

Opening Date: 12 May 2023

Opening Offer: 20% off food bills in a soft opening 5-23 May, and 25% off on May 6, to celebrate Coronation Day

London's Premier Asian-Fusion Halal Steakhouse near Paddington Station to be open by Queen Azizah of Malaysia, and owned by the group behind the Me’nate Steak Hub chain in Malaysia, whose founder Mustaffa Othman. Guests are invited to choose cuts of meat from its basement store-room, which are then prepared with Asian marinades.


Veuve Clicquot Sunny Side Up Café

Address: Solaire Culture, 55 Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, London W1B 4EE

Opening Date: 12 May - 6 June 2023

Champagne house Veuve Clicquot's breakfast cafe pop-up is returning this year, as part of their Solaire Culture exhibition.


KERB Presents: The Table

Address: National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX

Opening Date: 12 May - 23 September 2023

KERB's open air market is returning to the National Theatre this summer with eight of KERB’s finest independent street food, including pork belly and chicken thigh Portuguese bifanas from Santa Bifana, fluffy Korean bao buns by Eat Lah, Venezuelan cachapas from Papelon, Japanese ramen by Sen Noods, Lucky's Hot Chicken's Nashville fried chicken, Indian thali from Mumbai Mix, Sicilian style deep pan pizzas by Bad Boy Pizza Society and wildly flavoured ice cream from Big Kid Ice Cream.


Pub in the Park

Address: Wimbledon, Marlow, Dulwich, Bath, Reigate, Leamington Spa, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Chiswick, St Albans

Opening Date: 12 May - 10 September 2023

Annual music and food festival. Dates vary based on the 10 locations.


Decatur x Duvel Pop-Up at Mortimer House

Address: 37-41 Mortimer St, London W1T 3JH

Opening Date: 12 - 13 May 2023

New Orleans scran specialists Decatur are teaming up with Belgian beer Duvel for a 2 day pop-up at Mortimer house. The menu is £50pp and will include a three course meal, two snack and three beer dinner, with beignets.


Apoy at Market Halls

Address: Market Halls, 9 Holles St, London W1G 0BD

Opening Date: 13 May 2023

Sarap's Budgie Montoya will serve Filipino street food at Market Halls in Oxford Street.


Katsu & Buns

Address: 29 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 9PX

Opening Date: 13 May 2022

New Pan-Asian pop-up restaurant serving katsu curry and bao buns at The Chapel Bar Terrace.


Amigos Burgers & Shakes

Address: 158 The Centre, Feltham TW13 4BS

Opening Date: 14 May 2022

Opening Offer: Free burgers on opening day, 2-8pm

West London's juiciest, most delicious burger chain are opening their 18th London branch in Tooting.


Blacklock Canary Wharf

Address: 5 Frobisher Passage, London E14 4PA

Opening Date: 15 May 2023

Opening Offer: Soft Launch pre-opening week with 50% off food 11-14 May

Blacklock champions the chophouse and all its traditions, unpretentious and familiar.


atis Borough Yards

Address: 13 Dirty Lane, London SE1 9PA

Opening Date: 15 May 2023

The Atis health-food restaurants serve “powerful food”, food that's good for the body, the soul and the planet.



Address: Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8BN

Opening Date: 16 May 2023

Fresh pasta, daily made, reasonably priced.



Address: St Pancras International, Euston Rd., London N1C 4QP

Opening Date: 16 May 2023

Opening Offer: Free coffee and a gift bag at its launch party on 16 May

London coffee brand is opening its 15th UK site, in London at St Pancras International. It will offer both drinks and Grind's at-home range, which includes the Grind One machine.


Cantinetta Antinori

Address: 4 Harriet Street, London SW1X 9JR

Opening Date: 16 May 2023

All-day traditional Tuscan dining with Florentine T-bones from the Giraudis (the Monaco family who own Le Petit Beefbarand), and  fine wines by the Antinori family.



Address: D3 Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1EH

Opening Date: 16 May 2023

EG Group opens the first Cinnabon (iconic US bakery and purveyor of craveable cinnamon rolls) in London at Westfield Stratford.


The Croquetas Challenge 2023

Dates and Address:

Heat 1: Salt Yard Fitzrovia, 16 May 2023

Heat 2: Ember Yard Soho, 23 May 2023

Final: Salt Yard Borough, 6 June 2023

Annual Croquetas Challenge run by the Salt Yard Group, tickets here.


20 Berkeley

Address: 20 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EE

Opening Date: 17 May 2023

A new restaurant from the group behind Sumi and the newly opened Humo, serving a seasonal British menu.


Pamir Zeydan residency at Kebab Queen

Address: 4 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9FA (Under Le bab)

Opening Date: 17 May 2023 (three months only)

Kebab Queen is the counter restaurant below Le Bab in Covent Garden. Guest chef Philli Armitage-Mattin, MasterChef finalist, will take over the counter for three months.


Clubhouse 5

Address: 5 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BF

Opening Date: 17 May 2023

Premium sports bar in the heart of Leicester Square.



Address: 11 Rathbone Street, London, W1T 1NA

Re-opening Date: 17 May 2023

Authentic Korean table BBQ restaurant from Linda Lee, estd. 2005, is re-opening.


The Grill by Tom Booton

Address: The Dorchester, 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA

Opening Date: 18 May 2023

The Grill at The Dorchester is being renamed after the restaurant's Executive Chef, Tom Booton. He joined the restaurant in 2019 (after working at Alyn Williams) alongside his Head Chef Adam Nevin.


Five Points Beer Garden

Address: 61 Mare Street, London E8 4RG

Opening Date: 18 May 2023

Five Points will be launching their new beer garden in the courtyard for this summer.


En Root in Tulse Hill

Address: The Railway Tavern, 7 Station Rise, Norwood, London SE27 9BW

Opening Date: 18 May 2023

An Indian-inspired and plant-based restaurant opening a three months pop-up in Tulse Hill after recently launching at The Ritzy in Brixton.


The Terrace by Megan’s

Address: 10 Rookery Road, Clapham Common, London SW4 9DD

Re-opening Date: 18 May 2023

Prepare to walk through a fairy-lit archway into a Mediterranean haven on Clapham Common, as Megan's Terrace is reopening their summer pop-up, in partnership with Mirabeau, the sustainable rosé brand.



Address: 80 City Rd, London EC1Y 2BJ

Opening Date: 19 May 2023

Miznon founder, chef and restaurateur  Eyal Shani opens new, upscale restaurant offering family-style sharing plates.



Address: Partridges, 2-5 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY

Opening Date: 19 May 2023

Bakers all over UK will compete to win the title of Chelsea Bun champion by Partridgesfoods, in three categories: under 18s, adults or professionals. It is an annual Free Chelsea Bun Bake-Off Competition, enter by 14th May: bake buns, photograph and tag #worldchelseabunawards.



Address: 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN

Opening Date: 20 May 2023, 11am – 7pm

Over 30 hot sauce makers from UK are competing for the Best In Show prizes. There will be food by Dookies Grill, beer from Kingfisher, live music from Red Rooster Festival and a live DJ. Have fun at the “Hop Burns and Black present Chilli Karaoke” contest or take part in the Spicy Limbo tournament. Tickets are only £2, available on the door.


The Apollo Arms

Address: 13-19 Old Town, Clapham, London SW4 0JT

Opening Date: 21 May 2023

The team behind Ganymede and The Hunter’s Moon will bring a slice of the countryside to the city.


Paris Baguette

Address: 129 Kensington High St, London W8 6SU

Opening Date: 21 May 2023

Opening Offer: 100 free slices of cake, 22-26 May at 10am

Paris Baguette is a group of French bakeries that don't just specialise in the titular baguettes, but also offer freshly baked cakes and other patisserie. they have another branch in Battersea Power Station.


Beau Beaus Cafe

Address: 4-6 Gravel Lane, East London, E1 7AW

Opening Date: 22 May 2023

Self-proclaimed “scam” artist, Olaolu Slawn, is opening a family-run cafe in East London.


Turkish Doner Kebab

Address: 44 Old Dover Rd, London SE3 7BT

Opening Date: 22 May 2023

Owned by local catering entrepreneur Akyut Bayrat, who started out in the catering business in 2010 working in a fish and chip shop. The restaurant will serve modern Turkish cuisine along with traditional dishes, vegetarian and vegan options, and sweet desserts.


Sam's Kitchen

Address: 17 Crisp Rd, London W6 9RL

Opening Date: 24 May 2023

Opening Offer: Soft Launch until 1 June 2023

Sam Harrison has recently launched Sam's Larder, has Sam's Waterside and now he's opening a cafe as well.



Address: 3 Vere St, London W1G 0DG

Opening Date: 24 May 2023

Modern Brazilian restaurant from Alberto Landgraf, a World’s 50 Best chef.


George Club

Address: 87-88 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 2SR

Re-opening Date: 24 May 2023

Heritage private members’ club designed by Richard Caring and spearheaded by Patricia Caring, featuring the “largest” covered and heated terrace, a wide collection of works by David Hockney and two dining rooms. Executive head chef Marcus Eaves will serve a Mediterranean-inspired menu.


Eggslut Victoria

Address: 36 Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1GF

Opening Date: 24 May 2023

Gourmet QSR brand Eggslut has partnered with Market Halls to open its first branch within a food hall, making this the fourth restaurant.


Queen of the South 

Address: 367 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9BQ

Opening Date: 25 May 2023

The Prince of Peckham, owned by Clement Ogbonnaya is expanding his new pub group, the Village People, with five new pubs in London over the next five years, the first being Queen of the South in Tulse Hill.


House of Ming

Address: St. James' Court, 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF

Opening Date: 25 May 2023

Chinese restaurant popular in New Delhi, serving Sichuan and Cantonese dishes.


The Beefsteaks @ M. Manze

Address: Islington's Chapel Market, 74 Chapel Market, London N1 9ER

Opening Date: 25 May 2023

The Beefsteaks will open a pop-up at the Manze pie shop and wine bar. The 60 cover pop-up will serve seasonal British small plates, low-intervention wines, craft beers and cocktails. A permanent steakhouse will follow in September.


Dino’s Hotdogs

Address: BOXPARK Shoreditch

Opening Date: 25 May 2023

Brooklyn-inspired, currently served at the London Stadium, bringing classic American deli flavours from the streets of New York.


Crudo Seven Dials

Address: 36 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9NU

Opening Date: 26 May 2023


Baohaus at Neighbourhood

Address: 77 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 ON

Opening Date: 26 May 2023

Multi-hyphenate talent Eddie Huang is bringing his Taiwanese steam bun concept to the UK for the first time with an exclusive residency in the Neighbourhood.



Address: 59 Chatsworth Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0LH

Opening Date: 26 May 2023

Chef Giuseppe Belvedere (formerly at P Franco) and the team behind Juliet's Quality Foods, owners Julian Porter and Lauren Johns, are opening a restaurant in Clapton.



Address: 48 Greek St, London W1D 4EF

Re-opening Date: 26 May 2023

Legendary Soho restaurant, temporarily closed for refurbishment, is reopening with its most famous dish, snails.


Meat The Fish

Address: 39 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB

Opening Date: 26 May 2023

MediterAsian dishes in the heart of Chelsea, featuring seasonal, local produce with a good balance of meat, fish & plant-based.


itsu - Wood Green

Address: 133 High Rd, London N22 6BB

Opening Date: 26 May 2023

itsu opens a hot food restaurant. And remember, the brand has a half price sale that starts half an hour before close at any of their locations.


Chaiiwala Harrow

Address: Sheepcote Road, Manor Parade, London HA1 2JN

Opening Date: 27 May 2023

The popular Indian street food eatery is set to open their 84th store in Harrow.


Address: Ram Quarter, 24 Ryeland Blvd, London SW18 1UN

Opening Date: 28 May 2023

Japanese restaurant.

Cariñito Tacos at Oranj

Address: 14 Bacon Street, London E1 6LF

Opening Date: 31 May - 29 July 2023

Mexico City's best taqueria is doing a residency at Jasper Delamothe's Shoreditch wine bar Oranj.



Address: 16 St Anne's Ct, London W1F 0BF

Re-opening Date: 30 May 2023

Aulis London, Simon Rogan's chef's table in the capital, will reopen following a small refurbishment, run by chefs Oli Marlow and Charlie Tayler.


Cafe Beam

Address: 291-293 Muswell Hill Broadway. London N10 1BY

Opening Date: May 2023

Family run boutique cafe group Beam opens new neighbourhood spot, serving all day breakfast & brunch.


The Great British Kebab

Address: 10 Station Approach, Pinner HA5 5LZ

Opening Date: May 2023

A new popular kebab house serving a delectable range of kebabs.


NQ64 Shoreditch

Address: 256, 260 Old St, London EC1V 9DD

Opening Date: May 2023

Experiential retro gaming arcade, founded in 2019 in Manchester by Andy Haygarth and Matt Robson, is launching its biggest site.


Hotel Saint

Address: 9 Aldgate High Street London EC3N 1AH

Opening Date: Open now

A new property owned and managed by Highgate, has opened on the former site of Dorsett City London. Restaurant chain VQ has opened a branch on the hotel’s ground floor, offering 24 hours of dining.


1910 Cantina Parsons Green

Address: 3 Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX

Opening Date: Open now as of 27 April

Second site for the Mexican Bar & Restaurant which first opened in Balham in 2020. Named after the date of the Mexican revolution. All the food is inspired by co-owner and chef Mauricio Rico’s family recipes.


Adyar Ananda Bhavan A2B

Address: 424 Alexandra Ave, Rayners Lane, Harrow HA2 9TW

Opening Date: May/ June 2023

A renowned vegetarian restaurant that specialises in authentic South Indian food, with successful branches in Wembley and East Ham.

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