London Restaurant Openings and News

February 2019

A new Nordic bakery in Soho, a healthy food focused restaurant and bakery in Marylebone and two big named chefs – Andre Garrett and Adam Handling – open at the Corinthia Hotel and the new Belmond Cadogan respectively.

Read our guide to the restaurants opening in London this February.


Ooty, which specialises in southern Indian cuisine, opens on the former site of Galvin Bistro de Luxe on Baker Street, Marylebone on Thursday 14th February.

Ooty, southern Indian restaurant in Marylebone

Ooty is split into three parts – an 80-cover fine dining restaurant led by the ex-head chef of Rasoi and Vineet Bhatia London, an underground cocktail bar (“Ooty Club”) and an all-day casual dining restaurant (“Ooty Station”).

Ooty, 66 Baker Street, Marylebone

Adam Handling at Belmond Cadogan

Belmond’s Cadogan Hotel reopens in Chelsea this month, with chef Adam Handling in charge of the food.

We don’t know much about the restaurant at this stage but it will be a British focused menu and there’ll be a take on traditional afternoon tea as well.

75 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9SG

Andre Garrett at the Northall

Last year they opened Kerridge’s Bar & Grill from chef Tom Kerridge and now Michelin starred chef André Garrett joins Corinthia Hotel London from Cliveden, taking over the Northall restaurantm along with all the hotel’s F&B other than Kerridge’s.

Andre Garrett at the Northall

André started at Northall in January, but his menu won’t be in place until later in February. More news to follow.

Andre Garrett at the Northall, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


The restaurant at The Mandrake hotel relaunches this month as Yopo, bringing modern European cooking with South American elements to Fitzrovia.
Yopo restaurant at The Mandrake
Menu highlights include ceviche of seabass, blood orange, red onion & nasturtium and charcoal grilled octopus with aji pancha & avocado.
Yopo replaces Serge et Le Phoque at The mandrake hotel.


A new kitchen and bakery with a healthy focus opens to Dorset Street in Marylebone this month.

A.O.K Kitchen and Bakery

A.O.K will have a menu with no refined sugar and with limited dairy and gluten ingredients. It’s part restaurant/cafe and part bakery, all of which has a specific focus on healthy food.

52-55 Dorset St, Marylebone, London W1U 7NH


Nordic bakery Söderberg, whose original site is in Edinburgh, opens on Berwick Street in Soho this month.

The two-floor café will offer the Nordic classic smörrebröd as well as their signature cardamom buns.

Söderberg Soho

Söderberg will be open from breakfast to dinner when you can order sourdough pizzas and Scandi-inspired cocktails, natural wines and craft beer.

36 Berwick St, London W1F 8RJ

Emilia’s Pasta

Italian restaurant and pasta specialist, Emilia’s Pasta, which originally opened in St Katharine Dock in 2016, is opening a second site in Aldgate in February.

Emilia's Pasta Aldgate

The 55 cover restaurant (which will also have a terrace for 24 people) will feature a menu of classic pasta dishes and a revolving list of specials.

77 Alie Street, London E1 8NH

The Bon Vivant Journal

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