Hot Damn! What a sexy new selection of restaurants! A feast for the eyes and a journey for the senses, let's discover this summer's hottest openings.


Bancone Borough

Address: Arch 213, 18 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD

Opening Date: 1 August 2023

The pasta group will open a third restaurant in Borough Yards in July, the first outside central London. Bancone is known for its confit egg yolk-topped silk handkerchiefs and celebrates its fifth birthday this year.


The Berkeley Rooftop Bar

Address: Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL

Opening Date: 1 August 2023 (Tuesdays to Saturdays)

New rooftop bar at The Berkeley.


Fazenda Bishopsgate

Address: 100 Bishopsgate, City of London, London EC2M 1GT

Opening Date: 2 August 2023

South-American rodizio restaurant operating on a 'say when' philosophy.


Sticky Mango Tower Bridge

Address: 36c Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE

Opening Date: 2 August 2023

Opening Offer: Soft launch from 24 July

Chef Peter Lloyd will open a flagship site on the former D&D's Cantina del Ponte site. A third site will follow in Islington in October.


64 Goodge Street

Address: 64 Goodge St, London W1T 4NF

Opening Date: 2 August 2023

New restaurant from the people behind Quality Chop House, The Woodhead Restaurant Group and Clipstone and Portland in Fitzrovia, with Head Chef Stuart Andrew in the kitchen.



Address: Camden's Hawley Wharf, Arch S12 Water Lane, Hawley Wharf, London NW1 8JY

Opening Date: 2 August 2023

Highest quality British grassfed beef by Michelin-starred chef Paul Foster (from Salt).



Address: 18 North Cross Rd, London SE22 9EU

Opening Date: 3 August 2023

Evi Peroulaki and Conor Mills, an Athenian and a Londoner, serving Athens-inspired food at Souvlaki Street's first bricks-and-mortar home.


KERB+ Fleet Place

Address: Fleet Place, EC4M 7RB

Opening Date: 3 August 2023

Opening Date: 100 free lunches on opening day, 11.30am-2.30pm


The KFC Omakase Pop-Up

Address: 3 Mepham St, London SE1 8FS

Opening Date: 4 August 2023

A one-day pop-up to promote KFC's new teriyaki burger by transforming their Waterloo branch into an omakase restaurant run by TikTok chef Akito Greenland, serving six Japanese-inspired KFC dishes. Tickets are £11 and the proceeds going to The KFC Foundation.


The Upper Place Food Hall

Address: The Upper Place, 11 Hertslet Road, London N7 6AG

Opening Date: 5 August 2023

New, vibrant and exciting market in Holloway, bringing together some of the city’s most talented and passionate food vendors.


64 Goodge Street

Address: 64 Goodge St, Greater, London W1T 4NF

Opening Date: 7 August 2023

A new restaurant from Woodhead Restaurant Group.


England's Grace

Address: 64 St John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH

Opening Date: 8 August 2023

Antipodean-inspired modern European restaurant from the team behind Terra Moderna in Belsize Park, with Head Chef Rafal Jakubczyk in the kitchen.


Max's Sandwiches at The Deli at 80

Address: 80 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN

Opening Date: 9 August - 12 August 2023, 12:00pm to 3pm

Max's Sandwich Shop is closing temporarily for a refurb but will do a pop-up at Neil Gill's Deli, offering three new sandwiches.


Ollie's House

Address: 55-57 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4JA

Opening Date: 14 August 2023

Opening Offer: 50% off in the first two weeks of opening if you sign up to their mailing list.

Oliver "Ollie" Norcliffe, founder and owner of Ollie's House, the neighbourhood tropical fusion pan-Asian restaurant and Megan's chain "little brother", is opening its second location in Parsons Green, after Chelsea in April 2022, inspired by the vibrant food and relaxing brunch spots of Bali, in a lush oasis, complete with greenery, cosy corners and comfortable wicker seating.



Address: 136 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9AA

Opening Date: 15 August 2023

Aqua Restaurant Group's new Italian-inspired restaurant in The Yards, on former Jack Wills store and Le Palais Du Jardine space.


Llama Inn

Address: Hoxton Shoreditch, 1 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH

Opening Date: 16 August 2023

Opening Offer: Soft launch with 25% off food for 2 weeks

A new Peruvian restaurant from New York, officially opening on the 1st of September on the Hoxton Shoreditch Rooftop. It is one of New York Times' Top 100 Restaurants, with chef Erik Ramirez, and headed up by Marcin Maliczowski.


Papa Noodle

Address: 1 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1NU

Opening Date: 16 August 2023

Affordable & authentic Halal Lanzhou Cuisine in Holborn.


Pamir Zeydan at Kebab Queen

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

Opening Date: 17 August 2023 (three months only)

Kebab Queen is the counter restaurant below Le Bab in Covent Garden. Following guest chef Philli Armitage-Mattin's residency, PAmir Zeydan will take over after former chef Manu Canales's departure.


Turtle Bay Camden Town

Address: 10 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7BY

Opening Date: 18 August 2023

Caribbean-inspired food, 2-4-1 cocktails and the best Bottomless Brunch are coming to Camden, following their hugely successful opening in Hammersmith in March. This will be Turtle Bay’s 50th opening since their launch in 2010 but first restaurant in north London. Turtle Bay’s expansion plans include six new openings this year.


Smokestak 10 years anniversary street festival

Address: 35 Sclater Street London E1 6LB

Opening Date: 18 August 2023

Celebrating a decade long legacy of smoking by throwing a ticketed al-fresco summer party and bringing back the festival vibes of 2013. They are taking over the car park opposite smokestak for one day/night only with two double-stacked 40-ft shipping container remodelled into a festival bar, three live djs, four wood-burning smokers and custom made beer.



Address: 66 George's Rd, London N7 8HX 

Opening Date: 27 August 2022 


Meatopia 2023

Address: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Opening Date: 31 August - 3 September 2023

A London food festival of quality, ethically-sourced meats and famous chefs.


Taca Tacos

Address: 200 Rye Ln, London SE15 4NF

Opening Date: August 2023

Second site in the area.


Time Out and Uber Eats tie-up

Address: Central London

Opening Date: August 2023

Uber Eats and Time Out London are launching a new, long-term multi-platform campaign called Big Dish Energy Live that will run for a few months to raise awareness and demand for Uber Eats’ hidden gems. It includes social-first videos and interactive features, as well as an epic ticketed tasting event: an immersive foodie experience where you can try out London’s most iconic plates under one roof.


Also opening this Summer:


LAVO Ristorante

Address: The BoTree, 30 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2DR

Opening Date: Summer 2023

American concept restaurant, part of the TAO Restaurant group (which owns Hakkasan and Yauatcha), and will be part of the new West End hotel The BoTree.


Tendril (mostly) Vegan Kitchen & Bar

Address: 5 Princes St, London W1B 2LQ

Re-opening Date: Summer 2023

Retro-chic restaurant dishing up vegan & vegetarian dishes, plus cocktails, beer & wine.


Soft & Swirly

Address: Netil Market

Opening Date: Summer 2023

This summer soft serve purveyors will hit up another market.



Address: 3 Prospect Way, London SW11 8BH

Opening Date: Summer 2023

South-African cafe group opens its first UK site at Battersea Power Station.



Address: 137 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TD

Opening Date: Summer 2023

Bukuria Bajrami and husband Armando Bajrami are opening a bar and restaurant in Battersea.



Address: 14 Lisle StreetLondon WC2H 7BE

Opening Date: Summer 2023

New Pan-Asian concept YiQi is due to open this summer in Chinatown.


Quince Bakery

Address: 267 New North Road, Islington, London N1 7AA

Opening Date: Summer 2023

bakery, cafe and wine bar run by baker Anna Higham (from Flor and The River Café) and Paris Barghch.


Bistro Freddie

Address: 74 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4PY

Opening Date: Summer 2023

From the team behind Crispin in Spitalfields and Bar Crispin in Soho. This will be their third location, serving a bistro-style menu, opening on the space that used to be Oklava.


Kale Street 

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

Opening Date: Summer 2023

By Andreas of Chelsea Green, following the opening of their brand new grocers shop. Expect a 'bijou diner' offering brunch plates and bagels created by Andrea's children Wilbur and Tilly alongside cocktails and juices made using their own fruit and veg.


Auld Hag

Address: 406 St John Street, London, EC1V 4ND 

Opening Date: Summer 2023

The Shoap (from the Scottish slang for ‘shop’) is a new Scottish deli from Auld Hag by Glaswegian Gregg Boyd.


The French Market

Address: 16 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DW

Opening Date: Summer 2023

French inspired bakery from the team at French Market in Whetstone and Tufnell Park's Authentique Epicerie & Bar and Bakery.



Address: O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Opening Date: Late Summer 2023

Independent African fusion restaurant is opening in a 1,992 sq ft unit opposite Las Iguanas and the recently launched iFLY Indoor Sydiving. Founded by entrepreneur Omair Ali in 2018, the franchise restaurant specialises in fusing popular mainstream dishes with African-inspired flavours, such as chicken, buns, fish and chips, curry goat, and sharing platters. Afrikana at The O2 will form the brand’s second franchise site in London.


Chipotle Mexican Grill

Address: O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Opening Date: Late Summer 2023

The globally recognised fast-casual dining chain will open in a 1,835 sq ft unit in The O2’s Entertainment District in between Thunderbird Chicken and German Doner Kebab, serving an array of responsibly sourced, classically-cooked real food with wholesome ingredients, including burritos, bowls, salads, quesadillas and tacos. Originating in the US, the brand has achieved significant success since entering the UK in 2010.



Address: 3 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AF

Opening Date: Summer/Autumn 2023

Galaxy Restaurant & Karaoke in Elephant & Castle is opening second location in Liverpool Street.



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