Whilst we recover from the excesses of the festive season, London’s restaurant scene waits for no one with a wealth a highly anticipated hot new restaurant openings throwing open their doors from as early as 3rd January 2020. With Dry January and Veganuary the buzz words of the month, Q1 provides plenty of reasons for an extra few sessions in the gym.
Dynamic RM’s exciting one’s to watch new restaurant openings list includes:

Ampeli
Opening 15th January 2020

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Jenny Pagoni opens this new stylish eatery on Charlotte Street in the heart of Fitzrovia. It is set to offer dishes from the Eastern Mediterranean and indigenous wines from across the Greek mainland and islands. Head Chef: Oren Goldfeld (Nopi, Brother Marcus and Toto Restaurant)
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The Connaught Grill
Opening 15th January 2020
The original Connaught Grill of the 1970’s was recognised as one of London’s most celebrated restaurants. It is now returning with a modern interpretation of this decadent era. Under the direction of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this 44 seater restaurant boasts a wood burning grill. The the classic grill concept sets to offer guests the finest British produce and a wine list drawn from The Connaught’s extensive cellar.
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Muse by Tom Aikens
Opening 11th January 2020
Nuzzled in a renovated mews house of Belgravia, Tom Aiken’s new opening will provide guests with an intimate dining experience which is dubbed to be his most personal yet. With just 25 seats those lucky enough to get a reservation can expect a kitchen table experience – either at the kitchen counter or a table side. Signature dishes will spotlight a specific ingredient or element per dish, allowing it to tell a story in its own terms.
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Bar Douro City
Opening January 2020

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With the success of Bar Douro in Southwark, a second venue will be opening in Finsbury Avenue, EC2M serving its famed Portuguese food and wine combo.
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Raji of Islington
Opening January 2020
Holloway Road receives a touch of Kensington glamour with the new opening of this Indian Ocean Tandoori, Raji of Islington. Expect similar dishes to the W8 venue, combining great British produce with Indian flare.
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Akoko
Opening February 2020

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Akoko is located on Berner’s Street, Fitzrovia, declaring itself as ‘a culinary journey into the depth, richness, vibrancy and diversity of West African cuisine’. Expect traditional West African dishes with a modern twist. Sample dishes include Grilled 28-day aged beef suya with caramelised onion & confit tomato / Lobster with egusi ijebu (melon seed) velouté & pounded yam / Octopus with ofe nsala (spiced catfish) velouté / Grilled aubergine with aubergine caviar with maafe sauce. its also in list of New Restaurant openings
Head Chef: William JM Chilila – a finalist from Masterchef: The Professionals
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Kol 
Opening March 2020
Kol is set to offer Mexican Soul with British ingredients with Santiago Lastra (headline picture) at the helm, nicknamed ‘The Nomadic Chef’. Having travelled extensively, Santiago has an illustrious resume taking up guest chef invitations at high profile establishments including London’s Tate Modern and Carousel, Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen, Meteri in Italy and Neolokal in Istanbul. His reputation preceding him, he was also invited to return to his homeland to launch NOMA Mexico in 2017. Following this, Santiago located to London, dedicating his time to culinary research trips around the UK and gathering inspiration for his debut restaurant KOL. One to watch.
Seymour Street, London W1H.
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Mo Diner London
Opening Summer 2020
A hotly anticipated opening – Mo Diner is pitched to be the Mediterranean ‘take’ on the American diner next door to Momo, by Mourad Mazouz of Sketch London.
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Manzi’s
Opening Autumn/ Winter 2020

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Manzi’s opening in 2020

The eighth offering from Corbin & King is set to explode into Soho later this year. This seafood restaurant is deemed to be fun and affordable – watch this space!
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New opening: yet to be named
Date: TBC
Andrew Lloyd Webber is teaming up with Caprice Holdings founder Richard Caring to open a new restaurant inside the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which is currently undergoing a massive redevelopment project. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane will reopen as part of a new nightlife destination known as The Lane ahead of the highly anticipated West End transfer of Frozen The Musical, which opens for previews in October 2020.
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New hotel opening: The Londoner
Opening June 2020

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The Londoner: Leicester Square. Opening June 2020

Dubbed by Forbes as a ‘super boutique hotel’, The Londoner is situated in London’s iconic Leicester Square and is set to wow the West End by its sheer size, architectural prowess and green credentials. Forming part of the Edwardian Hotel Group, The Londoner will be 5 stars, have 350 rooms, 35 suites, eight storeys above ground and six below ground, complete with six bars and restaurants including a rooftop bar complete with a firepit. The subterranean levels will have a ballroom, seven private meeting rooms, a spa, a 15-meter swimming pool and gym, hair and nail salon, barbershop and the two Odeon cinemas. It’s already been dubbed London’s first ‘iceberg hotel’, which will have more space below ground than above.
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Out of Town: 28 Market Place, Somerset
Opening 3rd January 2020

28 Market Place, Somerset opening January 2020

New restaurant openings also includes Housed in the 17th century, Grade ll* listed building in the picturesque market town of Somerton, 28 Market Place is the new restaurant from ex-Soho House director Ben Crofton. 28 Market Place will be headed up by Great British Menu finalist Dan Fletcher and offer guests a restaurant, bakery and wine shop.
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