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Spectacular London restaurant openings to watch out for

One of the best things about dining throughout London is the constant opening of new restaurants. From creative neighborhood haunts to bold international names, the excitement of discovering a new go-to is unparalleled. Here are the top list ones to look forward to in the coming months.


Dubbing itself a ‘modern Palestinian restaurant’, Akub will open in Notting Hill. Celebrated chef and proprietor Fadi Kattan runs a sister restaurant in Bethlehem and aims to execute the highlights of Palestinian cooking utilizing seasonal British ingredients.


Courtesy of Caprice and Richard Caring, Bacchanalia will open on Berkeley Square toward the end of this year. Featuring art by Damien Hirst, the decadent establishment will serve Greek and Italian cuisine in the opulent terraced space.


A welcome addition to Soho’s dining scene, Bantof features a menu curated by chef Asimakis Chaniotis of Pied a Terre. The stylish, evening-only space spotlights a considered art collection, and several sharing and tasting plates encourage post-work or late-night drinks and snacks.


Brazilian chef Alberto Landgraf will open his first London restaurant in Marylebone. Helming the kitchen himself, this lively restaurant will celebrate contemporary Brazilian cuisine accompanied by a ‘very strong’ wine and cocktail list.


At the end of October, Blue Mountain School will open Cycene in Shoreditch. Accommodating just 16 diners at a time, the bi-level space will serve a tasting menu by chef Theo Clench featuring Eastern Asian and Australasian flavors.

Din Tai Fung Centre Point

Joining locations in Selfridges and Covent Garden, Din Tai Fung’s award-winning Taiwanese dumplings come again to central London. As with the other restaurants, there will be no reservations – so be prepared to wait – and the requisite robots will make another appearance.


Occupying the top two floors of art’otel London Battersea, Joia will feature a Catalonian and Portuguese menu by two Michelin-starred chef Henrique Sa Pessoa. Featuring a bar and formal restaurant, classic dishes will spotlight seasonal British and Iberian produce.


A Japanese restaurant by way of Beirut, Mayha is opening shortly for lunch and dinner in Marylebone. Featuring a two-floor space, it will house an omakase restaurant as well as a raw bar, utilizing British and Japanese ingredients alongside a specialty sake and cocktail list.


Paying homage to a beloved part of French Riviera cuisine called socca – a savory chickpea pancake – Claude Bosi and Samyukta Nair will open a namesake restaurant this autumn. Inspired by Bosi’s childhood, the relaxed restaurant will feature favorite items indigenous to the region executed with seasonal flair.


TikTok’s star chef, Thomas Straker, is opening a namesake restaurant in his local neighborhood of Notting Hill next month. The quasi-celebrity will likely include some of the dishes that led to his internet fame – meaning diners can expect creative iterations of sweet and savory butter flavors, plus the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Tom Sellers at the 1 Hotel Mayfair

Overlooking Green Park, chef Tom Sellers will helm the dining offering at the soon-to-open 1 Hotel in Mayfair. Keeping in line with the hotel group’s commitment to sustainability, the cuisine will be primarily organic and hyper-seasonal with minimal waste and a complementary cocktail menu at the in-house bar and café.

This story was first published by Quintessentially.com and is republished with kind permission. For more information, please go to Quintessentially.com
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