New Bar and Restaurant Openings January 2018

Still looking for some bars and restaurants to set your year off on the right foot? Don’t worry, we have got you fully covered with some of the best and coolest new restaurants in London.

Kettners Townhouse

Having opened nearly 150 years ago as one of the first restaurants to serve French food, Kettners Townhouse has had a makeover and is returning with more French cuisine, champagne and top it off… an 18th century spiral staircase.


Simon Rogan’s pop-up restaurant has found a permanent home in Marylebone. It is thought that this restaurant will incorporate elements from Rogan’s two Michelin Starred L’Enclume.


The Saffa’s are staking even more of a claim in South West London with the latest restaurant opening Kudu, due to open in Peckham later this month. As you’d except many of the dishes will be  “braaied” (for the rest of us that translates to BBQed) with inspired dishes such as Pigs head tortellini, hay bone broth, crispy onions and

Braai lamb rump, smoked yoghurt, lettuce and brussel tops on the menu.

The Greyhound Cafe

We’re always happy to welcome more Thai restaurants into London. This two-storey eatery, originally based in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong is bringing modern Thai cooking from Bangkok all the way over to Fitzrovia.


Hip Jamaican joint originally set up in Dalston is now setting up shop in Shoreditch Box Park. Bringing their “Box food” to accommodate lunchtime take-aways and offering tapas versions of their main menu, we’re sure it’ll be a hit with locals.

39 Steps Coffee Haus

If you’re bored of your typical latte, then look no further! 39 Steps in Soho will be brewing coffee in many ways, from French Press and Saffron to coffee milkshakes!

The Ivy Café Blackheath

The Ivy’s fifth café style brasserie is heading to BlackHeath. This will be another relaxed version of their upscale counterpart serving British food with a terrace overlooking Greenwich Park, sounds like the perfect place to lunch!.

Beer + Burger

The clue’s in the name with this one. Beer geeks may want to head on over to try one of their 20 beers on tap or one of the 300 plus they have in cans and bottles.

Zia Lucia Brook Green

After the success of its first restaurant on Islington’s Holloway Road, Zia Lucia is heading to West London. You can expect the same delicious pizzas made from 48-hour fermented doughs and classic Italian toppings Buonissimo!.

By Chloe

If you’ve been doing Veganary and loving it then this new restaurant should be top of your list to try! All the way from NYC to Convent Gard By Chloe’s menu will be entirely vegan, from quinoa taco salads to vegan Mac and Cheese and dairyfree ice cream.


Clapham’s The Manor is transforming into new Italian restaurant Sorrella. The menu will be inspired by the food of the Amalfi coast. If the Italian way of eating is something you love then make sure you try out the food here. Of course you can get there is a house spritz too!

Café Hampstead

A new trendy café with Israeli and Galilee influences is coming to North London. The team are looking to create a unqie space in the area where people can enjoy anything from a quick coffee to dinner. There will be a cocktail bar on the first floor, a private dining room on the top floor and an all-day restaurant and bar on the ground floor.

Want to work in some on the finest restaurants in the industry this New Year?

We recruit for some of the best-known restaurants, pubs, hotels and catering companies in London.

We have many jobs available to kick off the New Year both front of house and back of house positions including chef jobs of all levels in fine establishments just like these.

If you’re looking for a role contact us today on 02079236021 to discuss