BEST RESTAURANTS AND BARS OPENING IN JULY 2024

This month we're ghosting our usual restaurants and flirting with new ones. Oh, the thrills of new beginnings. That's why we've put together a list of the hot new places in town.

 

Le Gavroche x Wimbledon

Address: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 5AE

Opening Date: 1-14 July 2024

A pop-up restaurant run by Keith Prowse (Wimbledon's Official Hospitality Partner) and overseen by Michel Roux and his team for the duration of the Championship, with seats starting at £2305pp.

 

Wingstop

Address: Westfield Stratford City

Opening Date: 1 July 2024

Opening its largest site yet.

 

Beach At JW3

Address: 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6ET

Opening Date: 1 July - 1 September 2024

Hampstead Beach is back with hours of fun and a variety of food pop-ups from a selection of handpicked caterers throughout the summer. Plus, the JW3 Café will be open as normal, selling a selection of savoury and sweet food, as well as hot, cold and alcoholic drinks.

 

XI home

Address: 10 Blossom Street, London E1 6PL

Opening Date: 1 July 2024 / Soft Launch from 22 June 2024

Wenjun Xiang is opening the third and flagship XI home, focusing on dumplings, with their supersize xiao long bao (soup dumping) being the star of the show.

 

Harry's Dolce Vita Victoria

Address: Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU

Opening Date: 2 July 2024

Richard Caring is bringing Harry's to Belgravia.

 

Undercroft

Address: St George's Church, 2A Mill St, Mayfair, London W1S 1FX

Opening Date: 2 July 2024

Brad Carter (of Carters of Moseley and One Star Döner in Birmingham) is coming to London in  partnership with Martin Priestnall (music publisher). Taking over the crypt of St George’s Church (Grade 1 listed building), it will focus on lost British classics, and will include a bar, an outside terrace, a wine room, a private dining room and an open kitchen will be a big part of the restaurant. 

 

Dez Amore

Address: 273 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PZ

Opening Date: 2 July 2024

Opening Offer: Three days of free tastings 2-4 July

Known for their pasta or burgers from their stalls across London (at Mercato Metropolitanos, Camden Market or Crate Walthamstow), founders Leonardo and Simone, two Italian friends from Florence, are now opening their first standalone restaurant, with a retro design, serving a mix of pasta, pizza and Tuscan burgers.

 

Plates

Address: 320 Old Street, London EC1V 9DR

Opening Date: 3 July 2024

Kirk Haworth (the Great British Menu 2024 winner) and his sister Keeley are opening a plant-based restaurant in Shoreditch.

 

Camden Courtyard

Address: 23 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8NH

Opening Date: 4 July 2024

The team behind the Electric Ballroom bring us a food and music space: street food, themed brunches, day parties, live acts and DJS. The courtyard has a capacity of 300 guests and will have two main food vendors: Pizza & Dumplings (for Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas and gyoza) and Wray & Nephew (for drinks).

 

Soho House Festival 2024

Address: Gunnersbury Park, London W3 8LQ

Opening Date: 4 July 2024

If you have friends who are member of Soho House or feel like splurging for the hottest membership in the capital, then definitely sign up to this foodies paradise. There will be unlimited food from: Soho House barbecue BBQ, complete with a seafood spread that includes fresh lobster, prawns and scallops and a wide variety of food stalls: Cecconi’s, Pen Yen, Berenjak, Symplicity, Neat Burger, Crosstown Doughnuts, Churros Garcia, Breddos Tacos, Riddle & Finns, Big Mum’s Samosas, Cue Point, Ruben’s Reubens, and Farmacy.

The bars will also have unlimited drinks from: Patrón (serving Picantes and Palomas), St-Germain (St-Germain Spritzes), Moët & Chandon, Woodford Reserve, Double Dutch, Rock Angel and Peroni, as well as Water Junkie, Nespresso and Grind coffee.

For desserts they have Little Moons, Häagen-Dazs, Blondie's Kitchen and Peppersmith.

But is not all about food here as they have great entertainment, with full line-up is here, with Jessie Ware, Chaka Khan, DJ Spoony presents Garage Classical Orchestra, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Good Neighbours and Future Utopia on the main stage. And on the park stage, don’t miss 2ManyDJs (DJ set), The Blessed Madonna, Kenya Grace, Dan Whitlam, and Soft Launch.

There will also be beauty treatments: hair styling and treatments from Briogeo and The GelBottle Inc, Pavan Beauty Henna Bar, Cowshed for mini massages, tarot card reading, a floral headdress-making workshop with Porsche and, as always, a mini fun fair with rides

Definitely our favourite event of the year!

 

Wood St Bear

Address: 135 Wood Street, London E17 3LX

Opening Date: 4 July 2024

DJ Simon Bear is taking over the old Wood Street Deli to open a 'community-focused' bar offering mainly wines from Borough Wines, craft beer from local brewery Pillars, and bar food, such as cheese toasties and pork pies from Melton Mowbray.

 

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co Pop-Up

Address: The Prince Arthur, 95 Forest Rd, Hackney, London E8 3BH

Opening Date: 4 July 2024

Celebrate US Independence Day down at The Prince Arthur gastropub's pop-up from Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co (Brooklyn-based sustainable seafood suppliers), who’ll be serving up shrimp cocktails, lobster rolls, fish tacos and tuna smash burgers, with fish sourced from Fin & Flounder. Also cooking in the Prince Arthur kitchen July 5-6.

 

ArcadeX

Address: The Coaling Jetty, Battersea Power Station Pier, London SW8 4NR

Opening Date: 5 July 2024

With a big indoor space in Battersea Power Station, Arcade Food Hall is now going alfresco too by taking over the Coaling Jetty jetty by the riverside, featuring a retractable roof and three bars. They will be doing food deliveries from the main Arcade Food Hall right to your table, from their vendors: BAO, Solis, Manna and Sushi Kamon.

 

Albert Schlosss

Address: 20-24 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EU

Opening Date: 5 July 2024

Opening Offer: Giveaways every Thursday in July 

Albert Schloss Bavarian beer hall is coming to London taking over the former Rainforest Cafe/ Jungle Cave space so expect lots of schnitzels, bratwursts and sharing fondues, from the group behind Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana. It is a massive two-storey Alpine-themed beer hall with five bars and live entertainment, pilsner, schnapps and shuffleboard.

 

Kaso

Address: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

Opening Date: 5 July 2024

One Hundred Shoreditch hotel will transform The Rooftop (tacos restaurant) into Kaso, with a new Eastern Mediterranean menu as well, by Head chef Ilknur Celik.

 

Dalston Yard

Address: Hartwell St, Dalston, London E8 3DU

Opening Date: 5 July 2024

A new food, drinks and events space from Dominic Cools-Lartigue (The Tramshed Project and Street Feast), featuring a mix of events, art, music and more. Food wise there will be a permanent restaurant and various residencies, such as Andrew Clarke (of Acme Fire Cult) launching the Butcher of Dalston, Budgie Montoya (Sarap), Gizzi Erskine and Roseau, (a "late-night bakehouse"). For drinks there will be seven bars in this huge 27,000 sq ft site.

 

Dusty Knuckle - The Kiosk

Address: Highbury Fields, at the Tennis Court end

Opening Date: 5 July 2024

The man behind Street Feast, Max Tobias, is opening a third site for a few months, sort of, in a brand new converted Citroen Relay, serving a range of bread and pastry, hot and cold drinks, toasties and lots more.

 

Boundary

Address: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD

Opening Date: 5 July - September 2024 (Tuesday - Saturday only)

A residency by chef Joseph Denison Carey (ex Pidgin, The Water House Project, Caravel and Bread + Butter supperclub) takes over Boundary.

 

Summer Fiesta at the Brunswick

Address: Brunswick Centre, Unit 57, Bernard St, London WC1N 1BS

Opening Date: 6 July 2024

Annual food festival (formerly 'Go Greek') with street food, live music and dance performances from around the world.

 

Beanfeast

Address: Woolwich Works, 11 No 1 St, Royal Arsenal, SE18 6HD

Opening Date: 6 July 2024

Curated by food writer Anna Sulan Masing, this is a one day food and literature festival with famous chefs such as Joké Bakare (of Chishuru), critic Jimi Famurewa and authors Melissa Hemsley and Melissa Thompson taking part in a series of discussions, cookery workshops, performance and partying. Beanfeast started in 1773 when King George III pulled his barge into Woolwich and had a big party with beans and bacon.

 

Highroad Social

Address: 178 Greenwich High Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 8NN

Opening Date: 7 July 2024

David O'Brien (former development director at Caprice Holdings) takes over Rivington Greenwich, with Irish Head Chef Fionnan Flood (ex The Chelsea Pig and in Murphia list). Focusing on premium local ingredients, there will be a separate raw bar menu, with fresh seafood and raw Hereford beef. Designed after a "modern Georgian Townhouse', it has Clark Crown (ex-Palomar) heading the bar.

 

Urban Greens London Wall

Address: London Wall, 26 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R7DJ

Opening Date: 8 July 2024

Their fifth store in London.

 

Engel and Jang

Address: Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LL

Opening Date: 8 July 2024

Des Gunewarden (former D&D CEO) is opening his own restaurant at the Royal Exchange, on the North South and East mezzanines,  with two new "concepts": Engel and Jang.

Engel will be a "cocktail bar and performance space inspired by 1920s Berlin" serving an all-day Austrian and German café menu. Jang will offer a modern Korean-Japanese cuisine, with Dana Choi (ex Judy Joo's Jinjuu and Seoul Bird) leading the kitchen.

 

Wicked Fish

Address: Market Place Vauxhall, 7 S Lambeth Pl, London SW8 1SP

Opening Date: 8 July 2024

Wicked seafood, burgers & dogz. Opening second location after its success in Hackney Wick.

 

Rasputins

Address: 171 Mare Street, London Fields, E8 3RH

Opening Date: 9 July 2024

Dom's Subs team are opening their first bar, on the former Deep Cuts bar space, where they used to bake their bread, so expect hot dogs, beers and martinis. Run by Greg Boyce (founder of Dom's Subs) and Simon Bazeley (from The Blue Posts).

 

Sol’s

Address: 25 Leinster Terrace, Baywater, London W2 3ET

Opening Date: 10 July 2024

A new wine bar by Gabriel Chipperfield and his partners at Wendover property group, who also run Fort Road hotel (in Margate) and Shreeji News and Foreign Exchange News coffeeshops. Mina Holland (food and wine writer) will look after the wine list and chef Henry Farrow will run the kitchen.

 

Mare Street Market King’s Cross

Address: 10 Lewis Cubitt Square, London N1C 4BY

Opening Date: 11 July 2024

Second home in a huge space after Hackney success.

 

Marylebone's Summer in The Square

Address: Portman Square Gardens, London W1H 6LT

Opening Date: 9 -14 July 2024

Marylebone’s award-winning annual summer festival is returning this summer with the very best of Marylebone’s dining scene. There will be sporting events on the big screen, a Guest Kitchen with popular local restaurants on rotation, quality food and drink stalls, family fun and health and wellness activities. It ties in with the Wimbledon Tennis Championship which you can watch on their big screen from a deck chair (with a drink in hand!) in the tranquil setting of Portman Square Garden. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year and entry is free. It will return with 'Games In The Garden' on 7-11 August for the Paris Olympics.

 

Mercato Metropolitano (MM) Ilford

Address: 114 Postway Mews, Ilford IG1 1EQ

Opening Date: 11 July 2024

MM food hall was launched in 2016 at the Milan World Expo and opened in London in 2017, opening first in a disused paper factory near Elephant & Castle, followed by a disused Victorian church in Mayfair and then in Canary Wharf’s new Wood Wharf development. Ilford is the first site in the outer suburbs and London’s first sustainable community food market.

 

Vegandale Festival

Address: Clapham Common, Windmill Dr, SW4 9DE

Opening Date: 13 July 2024

North-America's largest vegan festival is coming to London. Expect major musical artists, interactive art, free samples, food stands, over 75 vendors, all coming together to 'realise a world without animal exploitation'.

 

Rake Residency at The Gun

Address: The Gun, 235 Well St, Hackney, London E9 6FE

Opening Date: 13 July 2024

Jay Claus, Peter Ward and Syrus Pickhaver (ex Acme Fire Cult, Brat and Quo Vadis) will be cooking British classics and lost old school dishes, as well as focusing on whole beast butchery, as well as focusing on sustainable Cornish fish.

 

Holy Carrot

Address: 156 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2EB

Opening Date: 16 July 2024

Opening Offer: Soft launch with 50% off all food from 11 July to 14 July

After a fantastic two years, they are relocating from their site in Knightsbridge to a stunning new location in the heart of Notting Hill.

 

The Hound

Address: 210 Chiswick High Rd., Chiswick, London W4 1PD

Opening Date: 17 July 2024

The Crown pub on Chiswick High Road is being resurrected by JKS (of Gymkhana), making this their third JKS pub, in partnership with publican Dominic Jacobs, after The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea and The George in Fitzrovia.

 

Sandwich Sandwich

Address: 1 Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX

Opening Date: 18 July 2024

Uber Eats restaurant of the year winner are coming to London from Bristol, run by Josh Kleiner with his dad and brother.

 

 

Birdmilk

Address: 85 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JS

Opening Date: Early July 2024

An all-day breakfast spot and bakery by restaurateurs Dima Zakhodiakin and Alina Kosichkina (who also have 32 restaurants in Kyiv). It is inspired by their bakery chain Khlebniy, has its own coffee roastery and takes over the old Pain Quotidien site.

 

Kanpai Classic

Address: 147-149 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8WD

Opening Date: Mid-July 2024

Wagyu Cuisine/yakiniku chain by founder Soji Hiraide, very popular in Taiwan and China, which also won the "World Steak Challenge" this year. Yakiniku is the concept of grilling yourself on a portable charcoal cooker but chef Nicolo Bolognesi (ex Nobu Portman Square) will also serve special dishes. There will be 10 cuts of wagyu (aged a minimum of 40 days) on the menu to choose from. =Drinks wise, there will be a large sake list which includes 10 exclusive sakes from Japan’s Masuizumi Brewery.

 

KöD

Address: 2 St Anne's Court, London W1F 0AZ

Opening Date: Mid-July 2024

Danish steakhouse which opened last year in the City is now opening its second place, this time in the West End, on the former Zelman Meats and Block Soho site.

 

Lahpet Larder

Address: 39-45 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XF

Opening Date: 20 July 2024

Opening Offer: 50% off food bill 17-19 July (for Nudge Members)

Burmese restaurant Lahpet is expanding South for itsthird Lahpet on the former The Hide bar space. There will be a central open kitchen and the menu will offer sharing plates and bowls, highlighting ingredients from Myanmar and focusing on regional Burmese cooking technique.

 

National Geographic Traveller (UK) Food Festival 2024

Address: Business Design Centre, Islington

Opening Date: 20-21 July 2024

The festival offers a taste of some of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations, so you can expect everything from masterclasses, live cooking demos from chefs such as Nadiya Hussain, Nisha Katona and Matt Tebbutt, guided tastings of wines, hear leading food writers, including Özlem Warren, Yui Miles and Alex Jackson, discuss their latest releases in Speakers’ Corner, and grab a bite from one of the street food vendors, who’ll serve everything from fusion bao buns to Brazilian picanha steak.

 

Emilia's Summer Pasta Festival 2024

Address: Emilia's Crafted Pasta (Canary Wharf), 12 George Street London E14 9QG

Opening Date: 21 July 2024

London’s one and only Pasta Festival, hosted by Emilia’s Crafted Pasta, is back to Canary Wharf. The modern restaurant and outdoor areas, riverside terrace and surrounding parks and greenery will all be transformed into a summer street-food style festival filled with live music, various pasta-themed masterclasses, kid’s activities and much more. The entry is free, whilst the fresh pasta stations and outdoor bars will still be open for takeaway food and drinks which can be enjoyed in our dedicated festival ‘pasta picnic’ areas. Plus, there’ll be deckchairs, riverside benches, blankets and more open space dance spots.

 

Chatsworth Bakehouse

Address: 116 Anerley Road, South London

Opening Date: 22 July 2024

One of London’s best new-age bakeries is expanding with a second site three doors up from the original site at 120a, to 'help meet sarnie demand', by co-founders Sian Evans and Tom Mathews. It will be a walk-in bakery with a bigger menu, hosting breadmaking workshops and pizza nights, and serving treats such as sarnies, soda bread, baguettes, and savoury pies.

 

Dhakaah

Address: 2nd Floor, Hawley Wharf Market, 3 Camden Lock PLC, London NW1 8AA

Opening Date: 24 July 2024

Bangladesh’s spicy street-food goodness will be a new addition to the Hawley Wharf development.

 

Hot Dogs by Three Darlings

Address: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Opening Date: 25 July 2024

Restaurateur Jason Atherton and wife Irha are relocating to the Dining Hall of Harrods and opening a 25-seat gourmet all-counter hot dog dining space, as well as opening a Chelsea restaurant of the same name in the same month. it will serve five gourmet hot dogs and a rotating hot dog special endorsed by a celebrity, as well as Koffmann potato fries and sundaes. For drinks there will be milkshakes, martinis and a list of champagne, wine and beer.

 

Goodbye Horses et al

Address: 21 Halliford St, Hackney, London, N1 3HB

Opening Date: 31 July 2024

Day Trip opens 13 July and The Dreamery in early August

A wine bar and restaurant from restaurateurs Alex Young and George de Vos and a new home for former Papi chef Jack Coggins and Wine Director Nathalie Nelles (ex Noble Fine Liquor Group - Bright & P Franco), taking over the old Michael's Den pub.

The space will also include a coffee shop called Day Trip, with a garden designed by the Chelsea Flower gold-medal-winning garden Ji-hae Hwang, while a gelato shop called The Dreamery will open next door in August.

 

Fantomas

Address: 300 King's Road, London SW3 5UH

Opening Date: July 2024

From restaurant duo George Bukhov-Weinstein and Ilya Demichev (owners of recently opened Lita, Goodman, Wild and Belvedere) and chef Chris Denney (from 108 Garage and Fiend).

 

Brasseria

Address: 272 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AW

Opening Date: July 2024

The Fraquelli brothers will be opening a third Brasseria, adding to the sites in Marylebone and Notting Hill. The latest, in Brompton, will take over the former La Brasserie, which operated there for 30 years, and will ‘combine Italian flavour and style with New York service and a Parisian grand brasserie atmosphere.’

 

Fonda

Address: Heddon Street, Mayfair W1

Opening Date: July 2024

Santiago Lastra is opening Mexican restaurant with the MJMK group who were also behind Michelin-starred Kol and Casa do Frango (which is also on Heddon Street.

 

Alba

Address: 1st Floor, 70 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1ER

Opening Date: July 2024

A new Italian restaurant inspired by the Amalfi Coast, right opposite Harrods, which will be filled with real citrus trees (the design of the restaurant is done by Yodezeen -architecture and design studio).

 

Humble Crumble

Address: KERB Seven Dials Market, London WC2H 9AU

Opening Date: July 2024

These little pots of steamed fruit covered with crumble have become extremely popular, with stalls in Camden and Borough and a Spitalfields shop, so central London was bound to be next.

 

Kolamba East

Address: 12 Blossom Street, Norton Folgate, London E1 E1 6PL

Opening Date: July 2024

Founders Eroshan and Aushi Meewella are successful in Soho so they will have a second opening in the Norton Folgate development, with a completely new menu (inspired by dishes from their childhood). It will have two private dining rooms and a separate bar space (using Sri Lankan spirits and ingredients).

 

Soul Mama

Address: Islington Square, 116 Upper St, London N1 1AB

Opening Date: July 2024

YolanDa Brown OBE DL, Jazz musician, and her music manager and entrepreneur Adetokunbo ‘T’ Oyelola are opening a restaurant in Islington Square following a Kickstarter campaign.

 

Row on/at 5

Address: 5 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PB

Opening Date: July 2024

Jason Atherton opens 'flagship restaurant' in Mayfair, making this his sixth venue in London.

 

Effie

Address: The Whiteley London, 149 Queensway, London W2 4YN

Opening Date: 2024

By the Pachamama Group (owner of two Pachamamas, Chicama and Zephyr), it will be a large restaurant over two floors and a menu inspired by the Aegean coast.

 

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