In the bustling capital city the choice of restaurants is truly staggering. If you want a luxury breakfast served with cocktails and views across the city, at 4am in the morning, it’s no problem. If you want a Jewish bagel at 11pm in the evening, it’s no problem. If you want it, London can provide it.
With so many options available you might think that the food scene would be slowing down, which it isn’t. Restaurateurs continue to create new concepts, whilst the city’s street food scene is amongst the best in the world. We’ve put together a list of some of the already announced new openings for 2017.
NOVA Complex, Victoria – One of the biggest developments coming to London this year is the NOVA Complex in Victoria. In terms of food, the area is in need of some variety and this will certainly be welcomed by consumers. The following businesses will be in the complex and open for business in February:
Franco Manca – Franco Manca are perhaps the city’s biggest pizza success story. What started as a one site restaurant in Brixton has now expanded into an empire, and this is just one of the many openings planned in 2017 for the company.
Barbecoa – Jamie Oliver’s steak and BBQ restaurant first opened in One New Change and this will be the second incarnation of the brand. The TV star chef will be looking to impress after the well-publicised closing of some of his Jamie’s Italian restaurants.
Shake Shack – The American burger restaurant and takeaway opened in Covent Garden to many eager foodies, and the queues haven’t subsided since. As well as the Victoria site a further branch is to be opened in Canary Wharf, bringing the total to 6 sites in London.
Bone Daddies - This is one of 2 new sites that the Japanese-inspired restaurant have announced. Each site works from a different menu so expect steamed buns, sushi, and delicious ramen. They will also be opening on James Street in February.
Hai Cenato - Celebrity chef Jason Atherton has slowly been opening a raft of restaurants to both critical and commercial success. This outing will be serving New York-Italian cuisine ranging from risottos to pizza and pasta.
Aster – D&D will be opening Nordic restaurant, Aster. The site will be split into separate offerings across two levels - a sit-down restaurant, and a café. In addition, there will also be a food shop and outdoor terrace, which hits all the on trend necessities.
Victoria isn’t the only area in London getting some new food destinations. Here are some of the rest that will be opening this year:
Martha Ortiz at the Intercontinental Park Lane, Mayfair – The iconic hotel restaurant will be recruiting one of South America’s best chefs when Martha Ortiz brings a slice of Mexico to Park Lane.
The Ivy Soho Brasserie – The Ivy are slowly opening across the country but the heart of their business is still firmly rooted in London. Their latest opening will be the Ivy Soho Brasserie. Much like the Ivy Clifton Brasserie, this destination will serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.
The Cheese Bar – Turning one street food item into a permanent bricks and mortar location has become the norm in London, with a number of traders finding long term success. The Cheese Truck are the latest, and will be opening the Cheese Bar in Camden Market’s Stables.
Sushisamba – Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian restaurant Sushisamba is one of the go to luxury destinations in London. Their second site will be opening in Covent Garden’s Opera Terrace, and signals a confident expansion for the brand.
Duck and Waffle – Duck and Waffle is now one of London’s most popular locations, so it seems only right that they now branch out further. For a 24 hour restaurant it’s also surprisingly difficult to get a booking, so there’ll be no shortage of willing punters.
Tom Kerridge – As one of the most well-known chefs in the country it’s perhaps surprising that this will be Tom Kerridge’s first venture into London. He will be working in Kensington from the Rib Room on Sloane Street.
Bob Bob Exchange – Bob Bob Ricard employed a masterstroke when creating the buzz for champagne button, and many flock to the restaurant for this alone. Expect the same bubble-themed antics at the new site at The Leadenhall Building.
The Depot – This idyllic Barnes restaurant has been serving customers in its current incarnation for 30 years. It will now be taken in a new direction by Padstow favourite Rick Stein. Due for a March opening, this will be the first London restaurant for the famous seafood chef.