Where should you be eating right now? From handmade pasta in Soho to sushi rolls the size of burritos, London has a smörgåsbord of new eateries opening to satisfy your winter cravings.


Located just off Carnaby Street, this elbow-to-elbow restaurant specialises in freshly made Italian dishes; all the pasta is made by hand on site, and sauces prepared fresh to order. The damage won’t feel so much like damage either; mains start at £6 and wine starts at £4 a glass. They officially launch on the 4 November – bring on the Bucatini. 19 Ganton Street, Carnaby, W1F 9BN

The Frog

Just when you thought you couldn’t fit anymore eateries into Covent Garden, somehow Spitalfields favourite The Frog has managed to hop into an opening on Southampton Street. A restaurant and speakesy style bar is the brainchild of former Masterchef contestant Adam Handling; expect innovative cooking with a theatrical flair. 35 Southampton Street, WC2E 7HF.


The team behind Marylebone’s Yosma are opening a second venue in Chinatown, this time focussing on Turkish and Greek seafoods. On the menu you can expect Mediterranean delights, including marinated sea bream with fennel and saffron, crab borek and smoked eels. There’s also a rumour of a cocktail bar opening above the restaurant, but you’ll have to wait until 17 November to find out. 36-40 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DR.


Battersea’s beloved Powderkeg Diplomacy has been reborn as just POWDERKEG, having been taken over by the people behind Clapham’s WC Wine & Charcuterie, another popular SW haunt. POWDERKEG will have a seasonal menu with Italian and Spanish focus; think burrata with house focaccia with peas and truffle dressing, or charred beef brisket with baby gem and pomegranate glaze. 147 St John’s Hill, London, SW11 1TQ.


An Australian led, ethically minded kiosk of Japanese inspired foods opened in October to rapturous applause from the workers of Soho, who finally didn’t have to buy a box of 15 sushi rolls and try to eat them while walking to meetings. Inigo have saved the day, serving up handmade rolls so big they’re basically burritos, filled with array of Japanese-inspired ingredients, including crushed wasabi peas and ponzu tuna. Plus there are environmental brownie points for purchasing; all plastic wrapping is shunned in favour of compostable packaging, and any leftovers go to charities in the area combatting the plight of food wastage. Unit 1 Ham Yard, 33 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LR.


Located just a short stroll from Southbank and equidistant between Southwark and Waterloo stations, traditional ramen specialists Yamagoya have continued their winning streak by opening their first permanent restaurant in London. A hit pop-up on Shaftsbury Avenue gave the long-time Japanese favourites (they opened their first restaurant in 1969!) the leverage they needed to set up a permanent London home in October 2017.  64 The Cut, SE1 8LZ. www.yamagoya.co.uk

La Fromagerie Bloomsbury

Great news for cheese enthusiasts once more: artisan cheesemongers La Fromagerie have opened their third site in Bloomsbury. Pop in to try in their dedicated tasting room or sit in and have a choice of oysters, smoked salmon, charcuterie and other sharing delicacies. 52 Lambs Conduit St, London, WC1N 3LL