Get your coffee fix at Ralph Lauren’s new joint or swing by Plot to sample the best of British small plates. If you’d like to see what else has just opened in London lately, be sure to have a gander at our interactive Just Opened Map. Plot What is it? This new restaurant is serving seasonal British […] more

Every three months we take it upon ourselves to round up our favourite openings in the beating heart of London. From full meat joints over an open flame through to the poshest crisps you could possibly imagine, we’ve listed 10 of the best openings over the last three months. As always these are in no […] more

In the wake of 2016 and the start to a fresh faced 2017, we’ve rounded up our top 20 nightclubs to help point you to the best parties in town. So put on your dancing shoes, throw caution to the wind and shake off those January blues.  To help you kick-start this year with open […] more

To detox or not to detox? That’s a question facing many of us as we jot down our New Year resolutions at the start of 2017.   We won’t judge one way or the other, but you should know that London is a city of both virtue and vice: go the detox route, and you’ll […] more

So here we are again. You’re all set to tear up the town tonight, and you might be feeling, well, pretty torn up tomorrow. Not for the first time (or the last) you’re paying for yesterday’s YOLO mantra. Now you’re actually glad you only live once – if only so you never have to live through another […] more

We admit it. The not so joyful bells of Slade’s Merry Christmas to Santa’s Sleigh ride are beginning to ring a little thin now. But the tinkling chimes that blaze a festive flag for coffee spots, markets and gift shops from Crouch End to Croydon signals the departure of a very heavy 2016. Whilst the […] more

Get your bowling shoes on at Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl or tuck into the freshest catch of the day in Soho at Bonnie Gull. If you’d like to see what else has just opened in London lately, be sure to have a gander at our brand new Just Opened Map. The Distillery What is it? A mecca for […] more

We know you’ll be fed up of lists or anything remotely related to Christmas at this point, but for one last hurrah here’s five Christmas shows that are definitely worth a whirl before they are gone. Million Dollar Quartet This Christmas hear the story and sounds of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and […] more

It’s safe to say Alex Hunter and Danny Clancy love British seafood. After being disenchanted by the ‘stuffy’ seafood offering in London they put their heads together to create something stripped back and simple. Inspired by the unassuming restaurants of British coastal towns, they kicked off their own pop-up in an old Hackney pie n’ […] more

The Maynard Arms, originally built in 1851 and currently owned by the Metropolitan Pub Company, has just had a slap up renovation in Crouch End. Can’t say it was much trouble getting there as it’s ten minutes from our humble abode but we were greeted and treated upon arrival (as we always are at Maynard) […] more

Tis the season to be jolly, so if you’re three sheets to the wind or not so keen to call it a day it’s always a unique challenge choosing the best late night watering hole. To ease your life we’ve chosen five of our favourites (open later than 1am) from the ever-growing selection of late-night spots […] more

It’s December and it may be cold outside but it’s time to suck it up and hop along to some of the cities well-heated winter terraces. London’s institutions have pulled out all the stops to stand out from the crowd and it’s safe to say, a select few certainly take the proverbial biscuit. Without further […] more

Christmas Time. Mistletoe and Wine. No, don’t worry- we’re not about to burst into a festive sing-along. Before we can even think of letting loose around log fires and fairy lights, we’re having a serious gift giving brainstorm. Mistletoe probably won’t cut it and wine’s always a tricky one. So it looks like our only […] more

As the temperatures drop why not warm up from the inside with some pan-Asian spices at Inamo Camden, or sample Indian fine dining straight from Bharat at Jamavar. December is a busy time of year so be sure to check out the rest of the fantastic openings you can enjoy via our Just Opened Map. In […] more

Oh alright we admit it. We’re not entirely sure Santa’s the fellow filling our stockings these days. The last time we spotted a jolly guy chuckling away in a red velvet onesie was late one night in Dalston. Not to say that the old boy couldn’t have been Saint Nick enjoying some much-needed stress release […] more

Swing over to the Savoy Theatre’s latest musical, Dreamgirls, or take snacking to a whole new luxurious level at HipChips – either way, there is a whole host of openings that are worth checking out, have a peak via our Just Opened Map. In other news – you can sign up to our Membership scheme with food […] more

We’ve got to hold our hands up as Winter isn’t quite here yet (don’t listen to Jon Snow – he knows nothing). Unless you’ve buried your head in feather duvets and refused to brave the chilly airs, you’ll have seen the seasonal sparkle in London of late. The spectacle of fairy-lit high streets, sparkling  window displays, […] more

Mamie’s is London’s very own version of authentic Breton cuisine. Whats that you ask? Basically a shed load of galettes, crêpes, and cider – so what’s not to love? We caught up with Mamie’s founder Aymeric Peurois to pick his brain about all things Mamie’s…and a few things London. Tell us a little more about how you […] more

Tuck into Neapolitan pizza at Exmouth Market’s Panzo or prepare to suspend disbelief at the National Theatre’s latest production of everyone’s favourite fairy tale, Peter Pan. If you’d like to see what else has just opened in London lately, be sure to have a gander at our brand new Just Opened Map. In other news – you […] more

Brush up on Portuguese cuisine at Flat Iron Square’s most recent opening Bar Douro or experience some fine dining without the fuss at Perilla. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – […] more

As self-respecting Londoners, we believe it’s our absolute duty to delight in every emerging delectable dish. But recently we’ve noticed a rather explosive foodie phenomena in the restaurants and bars in London. If you’re anything like us, you may have cottoned onto it too. Enter the moreish morsels of the sharing plate. From street eats […] more

Indulge yourself at one of Madrid’s finest exports, Street XO, or head south of the river to explore the plethora of openings at BOXPARK Croydon. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – […] more

We’ve chosen a select few of our favourite places to enjoy poultry in your past time, so without further ado here are the four best restaurants in Central London that specialise in chicken. Did you know we eat 29 million chicken eggs a day in England? Nuts right. Now whether the hen graced the globe first, or […] more

Settle into a life of luxury at Leman Locke Hotel or feast your eyes on the new musical, Lazarus, co-written by the late great David Bowie. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around […] more

Thanks to our friends across the pond, Halloween has become a pretty big deal in the social calendar and London… we have too many options to choose from. So, if you can’t decide how and where to spend the spookiest weekend of the year – we’re always here to help. From parties and raves to […] more

Explore the multiple openings at London’s newest social hub, Flat Iron Square, or experience 100% gluten free fine dining at M RAW. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious […] more

M RAW is London’s very first, entirely gluten free and fine dining restaurant in Victoria. We see a whole host of concepts come and go, some genuinely impressive, some a flash in the pan. We’re not saying we’ve got a crystal ball (as being a long-standing pioneer in London is no easy task) but M RAW seems […] more

Private dining rooms in London should be a celebrated option for the curious rather than a covert lair of clandestine eaters. If you know where to look, the restaurant realm is densely populated with unique private dining options. As businessmen furtively eyeball their clients’ truffled Mac n’ Cheese whilst regretting their professionally chosen celeriac soup, […] more

Brush up on the history of Punk at The Graphics of Punk or sink your teeth into culinary delights at Little Smoke. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious […] more

Every week we treat our readers to a rather fantastic experience out and about in London. Entry details below, and if you haven’t done so already, sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date on the best openings and experiences in London. WIN DINNER & DRINKS FOR 6 AT TOOTOOMOO We’re offering Dinner & […] more

This week, dine back in time at Roma or learn to blend your very on whisky at The Blend. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious can find out […] more

This week, sink and drink before ink at Parlour or tuck into flavours of the Caspian sea at Jan. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious can find out […] more

This week, you can witness acting royalty delve into Harold Pinters classic, No Man’s Land, or tuck into Italian tapas at Covent Gardens newest opening Fumo. And it would be remiss of us to not remind you about our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in […] more

We won’t say we celebrated ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’, but the notion certainly inspired us to point you in the right direction for the finest places to drink in the atmosphere (and rum). Here are four of the best places to knock back everyones favourite sugarcane tipple. Be First. Just Opened more

This week, you can tuck into Pan-Asian delights at Tootoomoo or lose yourself (in more ways than one) in the rum selections at Burlock. And it would be remiss of us to not remind you about our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of […] more

Whisky and curry pairing restaurant Tiger Dram has just opened on Battersea Rise. The concept caught our attention through the authentic Indian tradition of whisky pairing with small plates. We caught up with founder of Tiger Dram, Zia Trench, who shed some light on the inspiration behind the Battersea pop-up. more

This week, you’ve got the chance to chuckle at Frame Yoga, or sink your teeth into New York ribs at Dirty Bones. If you’ve not had your fill of espionage this summer you can even join the French Resistance with Maman le Mot. Be First. Just Opened xx. more

An epicurean’s end point, the luxury Kensington hotel Blakes has just launched its new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Unmissable for dinner, this is the sort of place you’ll encourage out-of-towners to, writes Adam Bloodworth more

Us new openings fiends at Just Opened London recommend staying local this week, and giving your neighbourhood a chance to shine. We’ve put together our 5 favourite openings from across London – whether you live north, east, south or west. Be First. Just Opened xx. more

British-European restaurant Picture opened on Great Portland Street in 2015. It quickly developed buzz for bringing back the lavish 3 and 4-course lunch. Since then, the owners (including front-of-house man Tom Slegg who we interview here) have launched Picture Marylebone, a similarly simple and thought-out neighbourhood restaurant. more

Award-winning designer Tom Dixon (Dandelyan, Sea Containers) is behind Bronte‘s plush design… And there’s innovative international dishes flooding from the kitchen, at the hands of head chef Andrew Lassetter, who told us more about their recent launch.   more

Film producer Hanan Kattan has always loved food, but it wasn’t until 2016 that she turned her hand to restaurants. Her first opening, Tabun Kitchen, is a passionate ode to Palestinian home cooking. more

NY-style 22 inch pizza in Camden, an artisan cafe where fashion meets food… & a month of art and culture takes over the Thames. It’s this week’s Top 5 Openings. Be First. Just Opened xx.  more

Pitt Cue brings its famous pulled pork buns back to Soho with Little Pitt Soho, Basque cuisine comes to Shoreditch with Sagardi who’ve also thrown in a street-facing butcher shop for good measure and, a fancy new spot from Michelin starred chef, Shaun Rankin, just opened in Mayfair. Be First. Just Opened xx.   more

A maestro of contemporary London nightlife, Charlie Gilkes (and his business partner Duncan Stirling) run The Inception Group, the company that gave birth to the now-iconic Bart’s, Bunga Bunga, Mr Fogg’s and Just Opened’s Bar of 2015, Cahoots. We spoke to Gilkes about Squirrel, his latest opening, and why it’s turning heads for entirely new reasons. more

Update, Tuesday August 23rd: win dinner for 6 at POPdown, enter on our Instagram page by liking, following and tagging the five friends you’d bring At 1 Cathedral Street, the road which splits Borough Market, you’ll find world class inventive takes on pan-Asian food at an interactive supper club you’ll get swept up into, writes […] more

This week, Jason Atherton extends his Japanese restaurant Sosharu by opening a private dining space, and Pitt Cue return to Soho… There’s also the chance to see Bowie like you’ve never seen him before at an exhibit in St James. Be First. Just Opened xx. more

Roll up, roll up, it’s the moment Londoners have been waiting for! The Night Tube begins in just over 48 hours And to celebrate, we’ve gathered five of our finest recent openings that serve way into the night… Stay out past your bedtime. Just Opened xx.     more

Immersive art and innovative street food has put Camden back on the map this week. And there’s a new outdoor dining spot in central, and a pizza chef from Naples who began cooking at 7 has opened in Marylebone. Be First. Just Opened xx.  more

The cocktail meastros behind powerhouse bars Happiness Forgets and Original Sin have mixed success with their first foray into restaurants, writes Adam Bloodworth more

Rooftops in London may be ten-a-penny, but not with Brad McDonald’s unique cooking (of Shotgun BBQ fame). Also newly opened this week is a restaurant serving a unique form of Italian street food (rolled meat with hunks of cheese anyone!?) and an Arts festival that is London’s answer to the Fringe. Be First Just Opened […] more

Bottomless brunches, decadent lunches and balmy evenings on the High Line. What would you do if you had 48 hours in New York? Here’s our guide… more

Burger pros Patty & Bun have returned! And their new opening has live DJs as well as burgers. Martin Morales is also back, with yet more innovative Peruvian food and award-winning designer Tom Dixon has decked out another gorgeous central London restaurant. Brace yourself: It’s July’s Top 5 Openings… more

The return of Tom Dixon, an opening set in a tree house and workouts in a converted Thirties warehouse. It’s July’s Best-Looking new openings… more

100 Islington is an expansive pan-Asian restaurant on Islington’s Upper Street. Andrew and Peter behind the opening spoke to us about what London could be better at, and why it’s the best city in the world…. more

Self-proclaimed accidental chef, Alex Jackson, opened Sardine near Old Street recently. The protégé of Stevie Parle, Sardine is an intimate French restaurant with Mediterranean influences. Jackson tells us what he loves about London, and what he’d make better…. more

This was the week of the returners: surprising everyone, the team at Bunga Bunga have launched a healthy eatery. And there’s a third Poppies fish ‘n’ chips in Soho. Brighton’s H.en has launched in London, and the team behind Peruvian restaurant Pachamama have returned with modern Peruvian food at Chicama… more

A yoga studio in a stunning converted warehouse, a play about a real-life place called “Shangri-La” and another restaurant designed by Tom Dixon, of Sea Containers. It’s this week’s top 5 openings. more

Hanger SW6  has opened in Fulham, championing accessibly priced, consciously sourced, food. Patrick Falla, the man behind the concept, believe the hanger steak they serve (£11) rivals London’s best. He told Just Opened London where he goes when he’s not behind the bar. more

This new small plates and cocktails venture on Stoke Newington High Street is deceptively good, writes Adam Bloodworth. Its chabby-chic interiors match Dalston’s informal vibe, but the food is a destination in itself. more

‘Darkly Dickensian’ cocktail bars, gorgeous cuts of smoked meat in the Swedish style and the return of Bao: it’s this week’s hottest new openings. more

Husband and wife team Amir and Limor think turkey is for life – not just for Christmas. It’s why the set up Strut & Cluck – a new restaurant at 151 Commercial Street, where turkey is infused into Eastern Mediterranean dishes, cooked home-style. What makes them cluck? We found out more about their take on London’s new […] more

An opening with an on-site rotating spit, a new spot for canal-side drinking and the world’s longest slide – it’s the week’s hottest openings… more

Dining under the sun in London: so classically British! (But so ultimately rare). Don’t waste your time when the sun strikes – pick quickly from this list of cherished spots for London sunning. Just Opened xx more

Red Rooster festival returns to Euston Hall, Suffolk June 2nd-4th for a weekend of ‘particular’ blues, Americana, soul and r ‘n’ b. An hour and twenty minutes away from the capital, Red Rooster’s US-style theme extends from music, to food and drink. more

New openings from established industry names have ‘made’ May: hot chef Tom Sellers has a new restaurant, Restaurant Ours, and Battersea Rise wine bar Humble Grape has opened a branch in the City. Fan of Morito Exmouth Market? The famed Tapas restaurant have opened a new, bigger site further east, on Hackney Road. Fancy something […] more

The world’s biggest Arts festival can be tricky to navigate – and footing the bill for pricey accommodation can make the experience stressful. But there is a new way to avoid the price hikes. It’s time for the Fringe’s opportunistic hoteliers to make way for The Great Estate, writes Adam Bloodworth more

It’s been so much like April this April that we’ve invested in a new raincoat. But we can barely get it on before it’s been sunny skies again (or sleet and snow – whatever, London, you can’t trick us anymore). Our Top 5 April Openings are from each of the far corners of London, demonstrating […] more

Cocktails have long become so much more than just frivolous weekend pursuits – experimentation is key for modern drinkers and Londoners are spoiled for choice. But you needn’t feel overwhelmed – here’s our breakdown of the hottest cocktails in London right now. Leah Watts more

London’s noisiest and most iconic neighbourhood, Soho, has the largest variety of openings on the spectrum. Launches must be ready for an onslaught of custom from night-owls, day time media workers and barrages of tourists, who all need Soho at their disposal. Here are hottest openings that have caught the eyes of Just Opened these […] more

California-inspired pizza inside a derelict Victorian toilet block and Japanese tapas in an abandoned former university nightclub: Turnmills. Our picks from March share a common theme: regeneration. Making the new and the modern out of the old and the retro is one of London’s best trades. Anyway, enough of nostalgia – Here are our Top 5 openings […] more

They’re hard to set, but the good ones stick in your mind like a catchy song. We’re talking about food trends – and from green tea ice cream to cocktails with cobra anti venom, here’s 5 Food Trends We Love in London that we’d like to see more of. Just Opened xx   more

London: stunning, romantic, labyrinthine; an adventure and a joy to behold – but it doesn’t always feel like home. Train fares are expensive, so we’ve drummed up the seven openings that most remind us of home. We hope they strike a chord. Just Opened xx more

London’s latest dining revolution has happened in Marylebone – and while lots of it requires you to look half-decent, there is actually everything from ‘dirty’ meat places to modern boutique hotels with super cocktail bars and farmhouse-style eateries to visit. The second in our series of Ultimate London Guides is dedicated to our picks of London’s hottest culinary neighbourhood. more

Fitzrovia’s slap bang in the middle of it all – and because of that, it has a little bit of everything. Its drinking dens have been the haunts of many London writers and artists, including George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, and the neighbourhood’s bars and restaurants still reflect that bohemian past today, tucked away down side streets, […] more

There’s been a bit of everything this month – hot new neighbourhood bars, concept restaurants and crusading zero waste restaurateurs. Her’s our pick of February’s Top 5 openings. more

London’s relationship with burgers has proved to be much more than a quick, satisfying fling. Over the past few years the capital has come to embrace America’s ultimate comfort food and make it our own. Burger openings are a dime a dozen – from pop-ups, to food trucks and full-scale restaurants – but, says Nicola […] more

Nailed dry January? Boom – so did we. But honestly? The borderline angelic, hashtag-insta-smug is getting a little tired. So, we’ve sniffed out the latest spots to retox in the capital this February. Put the onsie down. You got this. Meatballs at Harvey Nichols, Soho all-nighters and cocktail bars with guilt-free consciences: it’s February’s best retoxes, courtesy […] more

Time-kept Roman ruins, Georgian architecture and relaxing thermal pools: at just over an hour away, Bath makes for a wholesome and replenishing weekend – if you play your cards right, writes Adam Bloodworth more

Detoxifying this January? Then you needn’t worry about finding health havens yourself because we’ve done it for you. From raw grills in Clapham to eggs in Notting Hill and Stokey, and brand new detox kitchens in Fitzrovia. These are London’s best detoxes, from east to west, and everything in-between. Good luck! more

Audience members daring enough to have “ringside” standing tickets for Bull at the Young Vic, opening December 11th, have likely come because of Mike Bartlett. He’s the A-list playwright behind King Charles III, winner of this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Play. Carrying on Bartlett’s winning streak, Bull also won at the 2015 Oliviers, […] more

Working the nine-to-five with the family could be an inconceivable threat, banded around for laughs. But for the Gladwin Brothers, it is their reality. Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin grew up in West Sussex on a vineyard and farm, and realising their industries made complete sense together (Oliver, a chef; Gregory, a farmer; Richard went into […] more

Shoreditch became hit and miss for nights out when the tourists flooded in, but as the creative scene moves further and further east, Becky Young, programmer at Queen of Hoxton, reminds us why the Curtain Road establishment has endured. Clubbers, ping-pong players and informal drinkers go to enjoy three differently-shaped floors of entertainment. The rooftop, […] more

For autumn, we’ll often head inside for new openings, as pop-ups and permanent openings turn away from open-air parking lots and towards pubs and pickle factories, as inside spaces are decked out for the seasons of great joy and goodwill – anything to forget the impending weather. Here’s our pick of Autumn’s best openings and […] more

The month of August sees fewer openings, while many of us are away on holiday. This year, the month is populated by openings from ramen specialists Tonkotsu, the intimate hotel group Zetter Townhouse, a Shoreditch smokehouse, a Soho wine bar and an established international Greek fish restaurant, launching its thirteenth outpost – its first here […] more

July’s top openings include a north London brasserie, a Clapham wine bar, a truffle restaurant and a new London Fields market with an outdoors rooftop bar. more

Things get a little manic in June, did you notice?! Everyone and their food truck is pitching up for summer and we’ve been frantically keeping up with the pace of new openings in the city. Here’s the five that stuck with us most, this month. more

For mixology, getting the balance right between forward looking drinks and ones that represent the past is key. This is the theme for our favourite five cocktails (and cocktail places), which do great jobs of shaking a classic negroni, as well as look to new world flavours and styles for inspiration. more

It’s the season to eat dinner under command of the stars, and to drink enlivened cocktails made to the rhythm of live music.  It’s outdoor market season! Street Feast command three locations this summer, and the first edition of Summer Tales is hot under their collar. As well, a collection of other, bespoke, food markets are in […] more

New places to be seen on the outdoors circuit this season are Roofnic, London Riviera, Vintage Salt, Summer Tales and The Ivy Chelsea Garden. The classics are still riding high. Frank’s Peckham is in its eighth year – where hipsters meet PeckhamPlex’s car park users in a drunken daze – and Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop themes remain […] more

May is one of the year’s heftiest months for new openings. Just in time for Summer, rooftop bars pop-up where blustery Winter chills left off; but it’s not all happening up high. Kansas Smitty’s launched in a Broadway Market basement, Prohibition-style, with a menu consisting of eight types of juleps and local beers. Classically, the […] more

Just Opened | London gets you in first to the city’s best new places, it’s what we’ve always done. It’s also what we’ve always loved. Yet we figured that Londoners, as bold and creative as they are, might also like our advice on leaving the city and heading to pastures new. These pastures: well some of […] more

Plenty, a grocery store in Bristol’s Old Town, began Just Opened’s search for new openings. “There’s The Rummer”, we hear from Steve who will soon open a dining pop-up above Plenty. “It’s a hotel which isn’t actually a hotel, but it probably was at some point.” Milk & Thistle, a Bristol cocktail bar, is hidden […] more