Discover the Top New Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

In a city like London, century-old pubs serve pints and pies alongside shiny modern spaces. In the world's historical banking epicenter, London has attracted cultures from all over the globe, who bring with them their cooking traditions. Britain's beloved tea came from China. Its world-renowned curries arrived from India, and the endless stream of newcomers means even more fusion and variety. The competition gets fierce when it comes to cuisine in the United Kingdom's capital, demanding the best new restaurants in London to truly earn their patronage. So where do the smartest, savviest Londoners eat out when they want something new? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We pulled data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the top spots according to OpenTable's most experienced diners. The following 20 represent the best new restaurants in London town. We suggest booking a table at one of these dining gems ASAP.

Restaurants:Bright, Casa Fofó, Angelina Restaurant
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:Modern European, Eurasian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Hackney

Bright

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
209 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Bright, one of the best new restaurants in London, comes from the same team behind the popular Hackney wine bar F. Franco. It’s no surprise, then, that Bright offers an excellent wRead more
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in London
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Casa Fofó

££££·Eurasian·
Hackney
203 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Hackney newcomer Casa Fofó presents an approachable seven-course tasting menu that changes daily and showcases seasonal, local ingredients. A vegetarian version of the menu is avaiRead more
100% recommended
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Angelina Restaurant

££££·Italian·
Hackney
220 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
Italian-Japanese fusion is a potentially tricky concept, but Angelina has it nailed. Within months of its early 2019 opening, the family-owned eatery was generating buzz as one of Read more
100% recommended
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Cornerstone

££££·Seafood·
Hackney
288 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Cornerstone, a celebrated new restaurant in Hackney Ward from chef Tom Brown, celebrates sustainable British seafood and seasonal produce via shared plates. An open kitchen forms tRead more
95% recommended
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hicce

££££·International·
King's Cross
531 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
Signatures of hicce, the new Central London restaurant from rising-star chef Pip Lacey, include wood-fire cooking, excellent cocktails and contemporary British creations infused wiRead more
100% recommended
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Adam Handling Chelsea Restaurant

££££·Contemporary European·
Chelsea
152 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Adam Handling is the name of one of the best new restaurants in London and the acclaimed chef who conceives its modern British menus. Those include breakfast, lunch, a la carte andRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary European in London
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Dinings SW3

££££·Japanese·
Knightsbridge
255 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Authentic
Dinings SW3 is the second Dinings in London, a newer and grander version of the celebrated original in Marylebone. The new venue in Chelsea is notable as a Grade I-listed building Read more
100% recommended
Japanese in London
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Kahani

££££·Contemporary Indian·
Chelsea
247 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Since its late 2018 opening, the Indian fine dining restaurant Kahani has enjoyed rave reviews from critics as well as Chelsea’s discerning foodies. For Kahani’s cuisine, chef PeteRead more
91% recommended

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

££££·Asian·
Mayfair
422 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay, which opened in Mayfair in the summer of 2019, represents the diverse cuisines of Asia as interpreted by one of Britain’s best-known celebrity chefs. ThRead more
92% recommended
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Chucs Cafe Kensington

££££·Italian·
South Kensington
84 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The Chucs restaurant group was founded by a designer swimwear brand around the concept of modern Mediterranean cuisine served in spaces inspired by luxury yachts. From the originalRead more
86% recommended
Brunch in South West London
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Imperial Treasure

££££·Chinese·
Piccadilly
299 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
The celebrated international restaurant group Imperial Treasure opened its first London venue in 2019. It took over a Grade II-listed former bank building in St. James, a striking Read more
92% recommended
Chinese in West End London
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Arros QD

££££·Mediterranean·
Fitzrovia
62 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Arros QD, the brainchild of acclaimed Spanish chef Quique Dacosta, is an ode to Valencian cuisine, most notably paella. The huge, two-story space in Fitzrovia uses its enormous wooRead more
89% recommended
Special Occasions in West End London

Emilia

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
124 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Emilia, a pocket-sized wine bar and restaurant inside Bonhams auction house in Mayfair, takes inspiration for its refined cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Also charRead more
96% recommended
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Santo Mare

££££·Italian·
Marylebone
206 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
When Santo Mare opened in spring of 2019 in Marylebone, it was quickly recognized as one of the best new restaurants in London for seafood. Following the concept of the original reRead more
83% recommended
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Onima

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
69 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
The upscale Mediterranean spot Onima opened in an elegant London townhouse in 2018. The concept takes inspiration from the island of Mykonos, melding mostly Greek and Italian culinRead more
82% recommended
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Lucknow 49

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
127 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Lucknow 49 is an invitingly cozy, colorful Indian restaurant in Mayfair. Its décor and vibe lean toward boho, with copious brightly patterned cushions and bold colors throughout thRead more
81% recommended
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Gold Notting Hill

££££·European·
Notting Hill
325 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
With exceptional food enhanced by live wood fire and a remarkable three-story venue on Portobello Road, Gold Notting Hill is a serious contender for a top spot among the best new rRead more
97% recommended
European in London
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Yeni

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
253 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The new Soho restaurant Yeni is the second from chef-owner Civan Er, whose original Yeni Lokanta is one of the most celebrated restaurants in Istanbul. Er’s menus (a la carte, set Read more
95% recommended
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RedFarm

££££·Chinese·
Covent Garden
210 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The popular New York City restaurant RedFarm recently took over a space in Covent Garden and within a matter of months landed on The Times’ Top 100 UK Restaurants list. Just like tRead more
94% recommended
Chinese in London

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden

££££·Japanese·
Covent Garden
160 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
At Sushisamna, a newcomer to Covent Garden although the second in London, the concept of Japanese-Peruvian-Brazilian fusion cuisine makes for an unforgettable dining experience. SoRead more
100% recommended
Pre/post theatre in London
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