10 Exciting New Restaurants Opening In 2022
The new London restaurant openings to look out for this year, plus some alternatives for the meantime.
Pop-ups going permanent, old school restaurateurs coming back for more, and new faces with big new ideas. There’s a lot to look forward to in the London restaurant world in 2022. These are our picks of the bunch, as well as some brilliant likeminded restaurants to tide you over until they open.
Mayfair / January 2022 / @roji
For all the sushi-heads, Roji is opening at the end of this month. It’s a 10-seater omakase restaurant from the husband and wife duo behind Sushi Atelier and Chisou. There’s a big focus on British produce and there will only be five dinners and four lunches served per week.
Until then try: Sushi Tetsu, Ikeda, Sumi
West Dulwich / January 2022 / @walters
A new restaurant from the folks behind The Oystermen in Covent Garden, Walter’s will be a homely-feeling neighbourhood restaurant in Dulwich. Expect plenty of fish on the menu as well as big sharing pies and a selection of British grapes to drink.
Until then try: Parsons, Llewellyn’s
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Angel / February 2022 / @noci
Louis Korovilas, a former chef at pasta favourites Bancone and Tavolino, is opening his own Italian spot in Islington. There is, of course, a focus on handmade pasta, but there will also be deep-fried nibbles like fritto misto to remind you of golden summers past.
Until then try: Bancone, Trullo, Officina 00
Goddard & Gibbs
Shoreditch / February 2022 / @onehundredshoreditch
Taking the ginormous space formerly filled by the Ace Hotel is One Hundred Shoreditch, a hotel with multiple restaurants and bars. The pick of these is Goddard & Gibbs, a British seafood restaurant and wine bar that will be hoping to fill the shoes of Hoi Polloi and more.
Until then try: Seabird, Bibo Dani Garcia, Frenchie
Mayfair / March 2022 / @apricity
A celebration of all things sustainable and one to look out for in Mayfair this year is Apricity. This is the second restaurant from Chantelle Nicholson who previously opened Tredwell’s in Covent Garden, and will follow a similar modern British approach with a big eco ethos.
Until then try: Perilla, Native at Browns[
Marylebone / Spring 2022 / @cavita
After a successful summer residency on the roof of The Dorchester, and with restaurants like El Bulli on her CV, Mexican chef Adriana Cavita is opening her first solo restaurant. Upstairs will be the dining room serving pastor tacos, tetelas, and more. While downstairs will be a mezcaleria.
Until then try: Kol, La Chingada, Decimo
Southwark / Spring 2022 / @tatale
After a string of pop-ups and supper clubs, Ghanaian-British chef Akwasi Brenya-Mensa is opening his first restaurant in the Africa Centre in Southwark. As with his supper clubs, Tatale will continue to tell pan-African stories via food with influences from all over the continent.
Until then try: Chishuru, Chuku’s
Fitzrovia / Spring 2022 / @lisboeta
After a little London hiatus which saw him head to De Beauvoir favourite The Scolt Head to do brunch, acclaimed Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes is opening “a love letter to Lisbon” in Fitzrovia. If his previous is anything to go by, it will be a must-visit.
Until then try: Sabor, Bar Douro
Soho / 2022 / @manzis
Named in celebration of a former London seafood institution, Corbin & King’s big new Soho seafood celebration is down to open this year. They say it will follow the hugely successful formula of one of their other spots, Brasserie Zédel in being both “fun and affordable”.
Until then try: J Sheekey, The Delaunay
TBC / 2022 / @anglothai
After hugely successful pop-ups in Clapham and at Newcomer Wines in Dalston, as well as a Thai sausage hot dog meal kit that flew off the proverbial shelves, AngloThai are opening their first permanent restaurant. Husband and wife team John and Desiree Chantarasak will continue to combine the best British produce with northern Thai flavours. The location will be in central somewhere, but, for now, it’s TBC.
Until then try: Singburi, Kiln