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The Best New Restaurants in London: Openings, Hotspots & Must-See Dining Spots [2024 Guide]

Explore our comprehensive guide to the Best New Restaurants in London for 2024. From exclusive omakase experiences at Juno to the rich Lyonnaise flavours at Josephine, we've got your dining adventures covered.

The Best New Restaurants in London: Openings, Hotspots & Must-See Dining Spots [2024 Guide]

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You always want to be in the know when it comes to the best new restaurants in London and the cities new hottest places.

Here we've got your back - welcome to the ultimate breakdown of the best new restaurant openings in London for 2024. Think of us as your insider into the London restaurant scene.

This guide is constantly updated by our expert dining reviewers - so you are sure not to miss anything with this exhaustive guide. So let's dive in to the top new London restaurants.

London's Hottest Restaurants Right Now

Juno Omakase

Juno omakase restaurant is open in Notting Hill - our review
Juno Omakase
  • Address: 2-4 Farmer St, London, Greater London W8 7SN
  • Insider Tip: With just 6 seats, reservations are tough but sometimes walk-ins can snag a spot at the end of the night around 9pm. The uni course is a highlight.

Billed as London's "smallest restaurant", this intimate 6-seat omakase experience incorporates Mexican flavors into its 15-course tasting menu, standing out among the city's exceptional sushi offerings


Food & Drink — Chishuru
  • Insider Tip: While the tasting menu is excellent, don't miss the Ă  la carte pepper soup - a signature West African dish that showcases Bakare's talents.
  • Address: 3 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 8AX.

Adejoké Bakare's West African restaurant where she became the first Black female chef in the UK to win a Michelin star. Her dishes like pepper soup with shellfish and Cornish cod with fermented tomatoes are highly acclaimed

The Dover

Former Soho House group COO Martin Kuczmarski has opened The Dover  restaurant in Mayfair
  • Address: 33 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NF
  • Insider Tip: Ask to be seated at the kitchen counter for an intimate view of the action. The lobster ravioli is a must-order.

This chic, low-lit Italian American restaurant in Notting Hill has become one of the hottest tables in town with elegant cocktails, lobster ravioli, and a vibe inspired by Sophia Loren

The Devonshire

The Devonshire - A New Old-Fashioned Pub in Soho
  • Address: The Devonshire, 17 Denman St, London W1D 7HW.
  • Insider Tip: Come early to snag a coveted booth and order the exceptional pea and ham soup along with the steak and Guinness pudding.

This iconic green Soho pub draws crowds for its brilliant pea and ham soup, langoustines, steak and Guinness puddings, and affordable set menu

Bouchon Racine

Bouchon Racine | Exceptional French Restaurant in Farringdon
  • Address: Upstairs, 66 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6BP
  • Insider Tip: Start with the cheese soufflĂ© before moving on to classic Lyon dishes like the pike quenelle. The wine list is a French treasure trove.

Claude Bosi's nouveau-bouchon in Chelsea offers a grand French brasserie experience with dishes like Saint-Félicien cheese soufflé and classic Lyonnaise fare like pike mousse and andouillette

May 2024 Restaurant Openings London

Highlights include:

  • Kioku by Endo at The OWO
  • Lita in Paddington: the fire-side grill.
  • CafĂ© Petiole at Somerset House.

Read the full guide here.

April 2024 Restaurants Openings

Here we dive into the best new London restaurants for April and explore our noteworthy picks:

  • OMA - New 60-cover Greek restaurant in Borough Market focused on wood-fired cooking, from the team behind Smokestak and Manteca.
abc kitchens: Restaurant In Belgravia, London - The Emory
ABC Kitchen London
  • ABC kitchen - Luxury restaurant at the Emory hotel in Belgravia, bringing the renowned abc kitchen brand from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to London.
  • Yasmin - New rooftop Middle Eastern restaurant in Soho from chef Tom Cenci.
  • NIJU - Rebranded from 20 Berkeley, now a modern Japanese restaurant in Mayfair focused on premium sushi, sashimi and grilled dishes.4
  • Singapulah - New Singaporean restaurant in the West End from Ellen Chew.1
  • Morchella - New Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in Clerkenwell from the Perilla team.
  • Carmel - New modern Middle Eastern restaurant in Fitzrovia from the team behind The Barbary.
  • Jamie Oliver Catherine Street - Jamie Oliver's new flagship British restaurant in Covent Garden.

View the full guide for April restaurant openings here.

March 2024 Restaurants Openings

  • Fir Meadow - New restaurant at Portobello Dock from James Lowe and John Ogier.
  • Venue - Replacement for Lyle's in Shoreditch from chefs James Lowe and John Ogier.
  • Planque City - Second wine bar from the Planque team, this time in the City.

February 2024 Restaurants Openings

  • Fallow - Permanent site for the popular residency in St James's Market.
  • Heft - New wine bar and restaurant in Clerkenwell from the Salt team.
  • Kol - Mexican restaurant in Marylebone from Santiago Lastra.

Here are the top 10 new restaurants in London for January 2024:

Best New Restaurant Openings: January

Juno Omakase Dining Experience | Notting Hill | Los Mochis
Juno, Notting Hill


  • Opening Date: 11 January 2024
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Price Range: Premium
  • Must-Order Dish: Kagoshima wagyu A4 with bone marrow and smoked chillies
  • Insider's Tip: This is the world's only gluten and nut-free omakase and has only six seats, so book well in advance!

Juno, situated within Los Mochis in Notting Hill, is an exclusive omakase experience offering 15 innovative courses, including dishes like seared Hokkaido scallops with caramelized fig and truffle goma. The intimate setting and meticulous preparation make it a unique dining adventure.

Address: 2-4 Farmer St, W8 7SN
Website: Juno

Claude Bosi is opening Lyonnaise restaurant Josephine in Chelsea | Hot  Dinners


  • Location: Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: 315 Fulham Rd, SW10 9QH
  • Price Range: High-End
  • Must-Order Dish: Authentic Lyonnaise dishes
  • Insider's Tip: The restaurant is named after Chef Claude Bosi’s grandmother, adding a personal touch to the dining experience.

A French bistro that digs deep into the chef's Lyonnaise roots, offering a range of rich and full-bodied French flavors. A perfect spot for those who appreciate traditional French cuisine.

  • Address: 315 Fulham Rd, SW10 9QH
  • Website: Josephine

Mam Sham: 18th January Dinner club

  • Location: Here at Outernet, West End
  • Neighbourhood: Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 8LH
  • Price Range: Varied
  • Must-Order Dish: Dishes from Black Axe Mangal, Ling Ling’s x Mambow, and Supa Ya Ramen
  • Insider's Tip: Try to secure tickets early as their events are known to sell out quickly.

A unique combination of a three-course dinner and comedy, featuring well-known comedians. It's an event that combines great food and entertainment, making it a truly memorable dining experience.

Address: Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 8LH
Website: Mam Sham

Hollywood's Danny Trejo is bringing his tacos to London | Hot Dinners

Trejo's Tacos

  • Opening Date: Late January 2024
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Price Range: Mid-range
  • Must-Order Dish: Steak asada tacos with pepita pesto
  • Insider's Tip: The surf and turf burrito, a blend of steak asada and spicy shrimp, is a must-try.

Hollywood actor Danny Trejo brings his taco empire to London, offering a unique blend of flavours in dishes like the steak asada tacos. Set in the competitive London taco scene, Trejo's Tacos is poised to make a mark with its authentic tastes and celebrity backing.

  • Address: 299-301 Portobello Road, London W10 5TD
  • Website: Trejo's Tacos
Test Driving Sune - a perfect pairing of food and wine in Broadway Market |  Hot Dinners


  • Opening Date: Late November 2023
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway Market
  • Price Range: Mid to High-End
  • Must-Order Dish: Smoked eel Caesar salad or za’atar spiced lamb ribs with honey, harissa, and salted yoghurt
  • Insider's Tip: Enjoy the view from the terrace overlooking the canal for an enhanced dining experience.

Sune is a wine-forward restaurant offering a modern European menu, created by sommelier Honey Spencer and Charlie Sims. The restaurant emphasizes seasonal natural wines and warm, thoughtful service. With its sleek design, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and an open kitchen pass, Sune delivers a relaxed yet accomplished dining experience.

Address: 129A Pritchard’s Road, London E2 9AP
Website: Sune

Restaurant Story

  • Opening Date: 12 January 2024
  • Neighbourhood: Tower Bridge, London
  • Price Range: High-End
  • Must-Order Dish: Langoustine with BBQ tail, preserved tomato and claw
  • Insider's Tip: Be sure to check out the new chef's table with its own terrace, a highlight of the ÂŁ2.5 million refurbishment.

A relaunch of Tom Sellers' acclaimed two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Restaurant Story reopens with a significant refurbishment, including a new floor and a larger wine list. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this restaurant offers a blend of innovation and tradition, and is known for dishes like the beef fat candle.

Address: 199 Tooley St, London SE1 2JX
Website: Restaurant Story

Supreme Croissants: The Mouthwatering And Viral Dessert Sensation

Philippe Conticini

  • Opening Date: January 2024
  • Neighbourhood: Islington
  • Address: 206 Upper St, London N1 1RQ
  • Price Range: Not specified
  • Must-Order Dish: Oversized croissants and a selection of French bread, pastries, and cakes.
  • Insider's Tip: Known for their massive croissants, Philippe Conticini cafĂ©s are a must-visit for those who love French bakery items.
  • Description: Philippe Conticini brings a unique concept to Islington, featuring croissants that are large enough to fill an entire table. Alongside, they offer a variety of standard-sized French bread, pastries, and cakes, catering to all sorts of pastry lovers.
Emilia's Crafted Pasta - Italian Pasta Restaurant London

Emilia's Crafted Pasta

  • Opening Date: January 2024
  • Neighbourhood: Marylebone
  • Address: 215 Baker St, London NW1 6XE
  • Price Range: Not specified
  • Must-Order Dish: Freshly made pasta dishes.
  • Insider's Tip: Emilia's Crafted Pasta is perfect for those seeking authentic, freshly made pasta in a cozy setting.
  • Description: Continuing the trend of fresh pasta restaurants in London, Emilia's Crafted Pasta has opened its fourth location on Baker Street, near the Sherlock
big night restaurant hackney morning lane

Big Night

  • Opening Date: 11 January 2024
  • Neighbourhood: Hackney
  • Price Range: Not specified
  • Must-Order Dish: The menu includes seasonal 'British-ish' produce cooked on a charcoal grill, like lamb hearts and smoked beetroots.
  • Insider's Tip: Big Night is not a Japanese restaurant but takes inspiration from Japanese izakayas. It's known for its communal tables and lively atmosphere, perfect for a casual, fun night out.

Opened by chefs Joshua Ralphs and Jack O’Connor, Big Night offers a unique dining experience with a focus on simple, loud, and fun food. The restaurant creates a convivial atmosphere with communal tables, loud music, and low lighting, making it a great spot for social gatherings

Address: 177 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH

Gilgamesh, London - Restaurant Review, Menu, Opening Times


  • Location: Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: 4A Upper St Martin's Ln, WC2H 9NY
  • Price Range: High-End
  • Must-Order Dish: Grilled Dover sole, miso aubergine, and an array of sushi and sashimi
  • Insider's Tip: Expect a club-restaurant vibe, reminiscent of its original popularity among celebrities.

Gilgamesh makes a comeback in Covent Garden, offering a Pan-Asian menu with dishes spanning China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The restaurant retains its club-like atmosphere, promising a vibrant dining experience.

  • Address: 4A Upper St Martin's Ln, WC2H 9NY
  • Website: Gilgamesh


In this article, we've explored the best new restaurants in London, each offering a unique glimpse into the city's food scene. We update this guide every single month with the very best of what London has to offer, and we remain your guide to the inside scoop.


Are reservations necessary at these restaurants?

Reservations are highly recommended, especially for popular restaurants like The Ivy Soho Brasserie and Sketch.

What is the average price range at these restaurants?

Prices vary, but you can expect to pay anywhere from ÂŁ20 to ÂŁ100 or more per person, depending on the restaurant and your choices from the menu.

Do these restaurants accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes, most of these restaurants offer vegetarian and vegan options, as well as options for those with dietary restrictions.

Are children allowed at these restaurants?

While some of these restaurants are family-friendly, others may have age restrictions or be more suitable for adults.

Can I find parking near these restaurants?

Parking availability varies by location, so it's best to check with the individual restaurants for parking options and recommendations.

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