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The Hot List: London’s Best New Openings

Need to know which newly opened restaurants are the hottest in town, right now? Let us help. We update this list every week so you know exactly where to go when you need an on-trend table.

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Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall

This huge South East Asian food hall is the talk of the town.

Everything you need to know: Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall

Scallop Core by Clare Smyth

Core by Clare Smyth

The first solo venture from the first British female chef to hold three Michelin stars is the talk of the town.

Everything you need to know: Core by Clare Smyth



Serving food from trolleys sounds mad, doesn’t it? Well, it’s going down a storm at Magpie.

Everything you need to know: Magpie

West African food at Ikoyi in London.


This West African restaurant is delighting diners with its fresh approach.

Everything you need to know: Ikoyi 

Darjeeling Express

Darjeeling Express

It doesn’t get any better than this. Asma Khan has finally opened a permanent restaurant inspired by the food of her royal Mughlai ancestry and the street food of Calcutta and it’s driving the London food world crazy. It’s bang in the middle of Soho, too.

Everything you need to know: Darjeeling Express



The new restaurant from the team behind Bao has divided the critics. This is the one that everyone is talking about.

Everything you need to know: Xu