BEST RESTAURANTS AND BARS OPENING IN LONDON IN MAY 2024

MAY

New month, new exciting opportunities. We bring you all the new openings in London, from small cafes to luxurious restaurants. Enjoy!

 

Ladurée Café Concept

Address: 216 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH

Opening Date: 1 May 2024

Ladurée is opening a café in Notting Hill serving their well-known and loved macarons and coffee, as well as patisserie and pastries and soft serve ice cream, but this time we can enjoy them in a proper cafe.

 

The Cardinal Bar and Kitchen

Address: 74 Victoria Street, London W1E 6SQ

Opening Date: 1 May 2024

Opening Offer: 15% off the bill for 20 guests per day until de official opening

A warm, friendly restaurant and bar offering all-day dining in the heart of the Square Mile.

 

Counter Places

Address: King's Wardrobe, 53-55 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5AF

Opening Date: 1 May 2024

Opening Offer: 100 free coffees on opening day

Cafe bar and courtyard serving breakfast, lunch and evening bites by Native Places.

 

all’onda

Address: 67 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4PH

Opening Date: 2 May 2024

Founder Cordula Schulz focuses on risotto and fine dining for his new restaurant in Fitzrovia, with Andrea Granzarolo as head chef.

 

Pergola Brixton

Address: Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PS

Opening Date: 4 May 2024

A rooftop paradise with food and drinks by Incipio Group, in Brixton Market, that includes traders such as Jalisco, The Joint (pictured), La Nonna, Club Mexican, Black Bear Burger, Three Uncles and Nopalito.

 

The Campaner

Address: Chelsea Barracks, 1 Garrison Square, London SW1W 8BG

Opening Date: 5 May 2024

From the team behind Terraza Martinez in Barcelona (popular for their seafood paella) is taking over Chelsea Barracks' award-winning dining space designed by architect Ben Pentreath.

 

Sticks’n’Sushi Richmond

Address: 80 George Street, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1HE

Opening Date: 5 May 2024

Popular sushi company are opening their 13th site.

 

Noci

Address: 15-17 Hill Rise, Richmond, TW10 6UQ

Opening Date: 6 May 2024

Boutique fresh pasta restaurant group opens fourth site, serving also Sicilian street food-inspired snacks and cocktails.

 

Buffalo Trace Distillery London Tasting Experience

Address: 32-33 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London

Opening Date: 6 May 2024

The American whiskey brand from Kentucky, USA is opening a tasting and retail space in Covent Garden.

 

Mildreds Victoria

Address: 128 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1JZ

Opening Date: 7 May 2024

Mildred's sixth plant-based restaurants, on the former Le Pain Quotidien space.

 

The Brush Grand Cafe

Address: 84-86 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL

Opening Date: 8 May 2024

An all-day grand cafe in Hoxton's new art’otel, with Brush Lounge & Cocktail Bar upstair, serving an European-cuisine-focused menu.

 

Julie's

Address: 135 Portland Rd, Holland Park, London W11 4LW

Re-opening Date: 8 May 2024

The former Julie's (once one of the hottest places in town according to A-listers) is reborn with the opening of this modern neighbourhood French brasserie by Tara MacBain (Cordon Bleu-trained chef).

 

Café Britaly

Address: 191 Rye Lane, London SE15 4TP

Opening Date: 8 May 2024

Authentically Britalian cafe from chef Alex Purdie (ex Bouchon Racine and Bocca di Lupo) and Richard Crampton-Platt (ex Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo).

 

The Hero

Address: 55 Shirland Rd, Maida Vale, London W9 2JD

Opening Date: 8 May 2024

Public House Group - Phil Winser and James Gummer (the team behind The Pelican in Notting Hill and The Bull in Charlbury) are opening a new London pub, with a menu by chef Ed Baillieu. Formerly known as The Hero of Maida, it closed in early 2024 after a refurbishment.

 

Inis

Address: 13 Rookwood Way, Fish Island, London E3 2XT

Opening Date: 8 May 2024

Lynsey Coughlan and Lindsay Lewis, locals of Hackney, are opening a cafe as part of Fish Island's The Trampery campus, serving a mix of British and Irish food by head chef Craig Johnson (ex Arbutus and The Corner Room).

 

Doughnation

Address: 3 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8LU

Opening Date: 8 May 2024

A new pizza restaurant on the former Gentlemen Baristas space, serving an interesting potato pizza.

 

Cold Stone Creamery UK

Address: 144 Portobello Road, London W11 2DZ

Opening Date: 9 May

The 'ultimate ice cream experience' shop is opening second site in Notting Hill, with a third to follow in Chelsea soon.

 

Kerb National Theatre

Address: National Theatre, South Bank, London

Opening Date: 9 May

KERB's open-air street food market is back for their fifth summer bringing London's most delicious street food to the South Bank from four new traders: Baba Dhaba, Chicken Bandits, MexClub and Hackney Gelato.

 

MexClub

Address: Rolling Stock, 46-48 Kingsland road, E2 8DA

Opening Date: 9 May

Opening Party: Launch event on the 9th of May from 5pm until late, tickets here

After a huge success at Pop Brixton, followed by a glorious launch at Hackney Wick, the guys at Mexclub will open their third location to serve some of the best Mexican tacos and xurros in town at Rolling Stock.

 

Bubbledogs at 45 Park Lane

Address: 45 Park Ln, London W1K 1PN

Opening Date: 10 May - 29 September 2024

Sandia Chang's Bubbledogs returns with a summer pop-up serving dogs and Champagne, in a partnership with James Knappett and Elliott Grover (Cut's executive chef).

 

Bolívar at Annabel's

Address: Annabel's, 46 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AT

Opening Date: 10 May 2024

Annabel's new South American inspired restaurant focusing on steaks, in the space that used to be their Mexican Rooms restaurant in the second floor of the club.

 

The Common Room Cafe 

Address: The Brunswick Centre

Opening Date: 10 May 2024

Opening Offer: Meet Eddie Hall on opening day for a live cooking demo

Common Room will be serving vibrant, nutritious salad and gourmet grain bowls with hand-crafted sauces, as well as artisan barista coffee.

 

The Pig's Ear

Address: 35 Old Church St, London SW3 5BS

Opening Date: 11 May 2024

Local & Wild pub in Chelsea from chef Patron Oliver Gladwin and his brother Richard Gladwin aka The Gladwin Brothers (of Rabbit in Chelsea, Sussex in Soho and the recently closed Fat Badger in Richmond) making this their first pub.

 

Supra Burger

Address: Inside Cocotte, 79 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6NH

Start Date: 13 May 2024

From Romain Bourrillon, the owner of rotisserie chicken spot Cocotte, Romain Bourrillon, which is why they're kicking off their first residency at the Cocotte in Queen's Park.

 

The Counter Soho

Address: 15 Kingly Street, Soho, Carnaby, London W1F 9BP

Opening Date: 14 May 2024

Turkish chef Kemal Demirasal is opening a second The Counter with an Aegean-inspired menu.

 

Kioku By Endo

Address: The OWO, Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU

Opening Date: 15 May 2024

Endo Kazutoshi's Japanese rooftop restaurant at the OWO. Kioku Sake bar opened in April.

 

Park & Kim by Jay Morjaria

Address: Callooh Callay, 65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ

Opening Date: 15 May 2024

Opening Offer: 50% off food bill from 15 to 18 May

A 3 months Korean diner pop-up by Jay Morjaria (chef and Million Pound Menu winner) at cocktail bar Callooh Callay in Shoreditch, serving Korean food in an American diner style.

 

Colombo Kitchen

Address: 240 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6TG

Opening Date: 16 May 2024

Sylvia Perera (chef and restaurateur) is opening a new Sri Lankan restaurant, famous for their hoppers and kottu cooked in an open kitchen, in Putney.

 

Bunsik Earl's Court

Address: 198-200 Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9QF

Opening Date: 16 May 2024

Opening Offer: Free corn dog for the first 100 customers on 16 & 17 May

Bringing their famous Korean corn dog in Earl's Court after they only just opened in Westfield Stratford.

 

Sarnie Party

Address: Camden Beer Hall, 55-59 Wilkin St. Mews, London NW5 3ED

Festival Dates: 17, 18 & 19 May 2024

UK's first-ever sandwich festival, a celebration of the 'unbridled joy of things-between-bread' by Molly Hutchinson (of Meatopia) and Allie Behr (of Hot Sauce Society). A weekend stacked with 'once-in-a-lifetime sangers, brilliant brews, and thrills galore' from vendors such as Mondo Sando, Rogue's Sarnie, Ruben's Reubens, Picnic Margate, Big Deal’s Bodega and other special guests. Tickets are £30 per session and include three sandwiches and a Camden Town Beer.

 

Salt

Address: 20-21 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JX

Opening Date: 18 May 2024

A Middle Eastern burger joint, originally a Dubai food truck selling signature wagyu sliders and run by Amal Al Marri and Deem Albassam. The UK Salt though is owned by Qatar-based Ali Ahmed Buhindi.

 

Riverside East

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD

Opening Date: 20 May 2024

The team behind Between the Bridges summer pop-up are opening a permanent food hall in Stratford, that will include a large cafe, a terrace and street food. Lulu Cox (ex Rochelle Canteen, Bocca di Lupo and St. John) and chef Jamie Duvale (ex Gordon Ramsay) are in charge of the menu. The Terrace will be an alfresco space serving Happy Endings and Hackney Gelato, while The Yard will have a rotating group of street food and artisanal traders, markets and outdoor screenings. They will also open a new restaurant there later in the year.

 

SMSH BN

Address: 126 Charing Cross Road, London W2CH 0LA

Opening Date: 20 May 2024

Chef Mark Morrans (ex MNKY HSE) brings us a fancy smash burger made with wagyu, including a breakfast muffin, croissants and milkshakes.

 

Forza Taps

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

Opening Date: 20 May to 29 September 2024

Forza Wine team are opening Forza Taps at National Theatre on its Weston Terrace, one floor below the current restaurant. It will be a tap bar concept (wines and cocktails) alongside a snacks menu, with great views of the river.

 

Café Petiole

Address: South Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Opening Date: 21 May 2024

Rishim Sachdeva's next restaurant, a small all-day cafe serving "mostly vegan" dishes, including grab-and-go options and "home condiments" to buy, in partnership head of pastry Tarryn Williams. Rishim also opened Tendril in Mayfair last year.

 

Chez Roux

Address: 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA

Opening Date: 22 May 2024

Michel Roux has closed Le Gavroche and Langham's Roux at the Landau (now transformed into Mimosa) but the chef will take over the Palm Court space for a new restaurant inspired by British classics and traditional French cooking methods.

 

Master Bao

Address: Unit FC2005, The Balcony Montfichet Road, Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1ES

Opening Date: 23 May 2024

Opening offer: 600 free bao buns from 23 - 26 May.

Taiwanese street food.

 

Circe's

Address: Mercury House, 11 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL

Opening Date: 24 May 2024

Former Bar Elba on the rooftop of Mercury House is being transformed into a Circe's by bar veteran Tobias Jackson (ex The Escapologist and Blame Gloria), serving Mediterranean dishes, live music, guest DJ and more.

 

Doña restaurant

Address: 92 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7NY

Opening Date: 24 May 2024

Mezcal bar Doña launches a restaurant above as the bar's move from pop-up to permanent, serving up Latin American fusion dishes, with Honduran-born chef Karla Zuniga running the kitchen (ex Breddos Tacos and Tigre Tacos residencies at Doña in the past).

 

La Maison Ani

Address: The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, 1 Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9PY

Opening Date: 25 May 2024

The group behind Gaia in Mayfair are opening a second La Maison Ani, named after chef Izu Ani himsel, the first having opened in Dubai in 2023, to bring French dining to Knightsbridge.

 

Bobo Social

Address: 3/4 Filmworks Walk, Ealing Broadway, London W5 5FA

Opening Date: 25 May 2024

Popular brunch spot's third opening, after Fitzrovia (now closed) and Elephant Park, by Michael Benson.

 

Cavita at Seed Library

Address: 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ

Residency Date: 29 May - 1 September 2024

Chef Adriana Cavita's Mexican restaurant in Marylebone will take over the kitchen at Ryan Chetiyawardana's Seed Library bar in Shoredirch for three months, serving tacos and tostadas.

 

The Park

Address: 123 Bayswater Rd, London W2 3JH

Opening Date: Late May 2024

Jeremy King (co-founder of The Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel and The Delauney) is back with his debut solo project, after his attempt to prevent his restaurant empire Corbin & King from being bought out.

 

Brasseria Brompton

Address: 272 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AW

Opening Date: May/June 2024

La Brasserie on Brompton Road closed three years ago but  Andrea and Alberto Fraquelli (owners of La Brasseria Milanese in Marylebone and Brasseria Notting Hill) are reopening it as Brasseria Brompton. Giulio Rossi will be Executive Chef and Gianluca Camilletti General Manager along with Jason Tesoriere (ex GM at the Wolseley Restaurant Group's Colbert) and Ian White (worked for Danny Meyer in NYC).

 

El Cenote

Address: 2 Inverness Street, London NW1 7HJ

Opening Date: May/June 2024

A colourful Mexican restaurant serving margarita and tacos, by two Mexicans Aima Indigo (model turned restaurateur, ex La Bodega Negra and Mexcalito) and Daniel Sanchez (ex Ella Canta and Chingon Tacos).

 

The Acai Girls Notting Hill

Address: 81 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UL

Opening date: May/June 2024

Third London location by two sisters, Megan & Georgia.

 

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