New Restaurant Openings and News – November and December 2022

Henry Harris returns with a new version of Racine, Aqua restaurant group opens a new Japanese restaurant in The City and The Berkeley launches a new pub.

Read our guide to the new restaurants opening (or have opened) in London in November and December.


Shiro is new Japanese restaurant from Aqua restaurant group (Hutong, among others) inspired by the dining culture of Tokyo’s Ginza neighbourhood.

Opening on 5 December in Broadgate Circle in the City, Shiro is spread over two floors with a sushi counter, a robata counter and an outdoor terrace.  

Bouchon Racine

Chef Henry Harris closed the doors of his much-loved restaurant Racine in Knightsbridge a few years ago, but now Racine is back in a new format.

Henry has joined forces with former Goodman and Rockfish director Dave Strauss with the re-opening of The Three Compasses in Farringdon.

There is a downstairs pub with a bar menu of charcuterie, rillettes and Toulouse sausages, while the upstairs restaurant will focus on French cuisine inspired by the bouchons of Lyon and the bistros of Paris.


Bacchanalia, Caprice Holdings’s latest Mayfair restaurant, is a mix of Greek and Italian food in an elaborately designed room with Damien Hirst pieces taking centre stage.

The menu is from the former head chef at Greek restaurant Meraki. 

Bacchanalia will also have an alfresco terrace, private dining room and a separate bar called ‘The Midas Bar’.

Dishoom Canary Wharf

The Canary Wharf Dishoom is a huge new restaurant, seating over 350 diners with a double-height restaurant, a standalone bar and a terrace overlooking the water.

Studio Frantzén

Studio Frantzén is a new restaurant in Harrods from acclaimed Swedish chef, Björn Frantzén, who has two restaurants with 3 Michelin stars across the globe.

The menu at Studio Frantzén will be a departure from his usual tasting menu format, but with the same focus on Nordic and Asian flavours.

The Bishop at The Berkeley

The Berkeley Hotel has launched its latest outdoor pop-up restaurant with The Bishop at The Berkeley, bringing a cosy pub vibe to Belgravia.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, the menu features classic pub dishes re-imagined – think crispy pork scratchings, fish and chips, burgers and a beef Wellington. 

56 West Smithfield

56 West Smithfield is a new wine bar and wine shop in Farringdon.

All the wines are sold at their original, local winery prices, with a £5 corkage fee to enjoy inside.

There is a ground floor wine shop and bar, another lounging area on the first floor and a top floor wine-tasting room for events.

Saltie Girl

US restaurateur Kathy Sidell has opened her seafood restaurant, Saltie Girl, on North Audley Street in Mayfair.

For the launch, Sidell has joined forces with UK restaurateur, Varun Talreja.

Saltie Girl, established in Boston in 2016, will have a menu featuring clam chowder, New England lobster roll and whole fried seabass.

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