UK restaurant openings coming soon in 2023

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UK restaurant openings coming soon in 2023

It looks set to be a big year for new restaurant openings.

The Caterer has compiled a list of the most anticipated restaurant openings for 2023, so keep an eye out for all the exciting new restaurants coming this year.

One Star Döner Bar

Location Hare & Hounds Pub, Kings Heath, Birmingham

Opening February

Brad Carter, the chef behind Birmingham’s Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley, started a kebab side-project during the lockdown that will eventually settle in a pub. Two kebabs or two shawarmas will be available, along with potato smileys as a side dish.

Midland Grand Dining Room

Location St Pancras Renaissance hotel, London

Opening Early 2023

Marcus Wareing’s Gilbert Scott restaurant at London’s St Pancras Renaissance hotel will be replaced by chef Patrick Powell. Hotelier Harry Handelsman and Powell, who previously collaborated at the Chiltern Firehouse and Allegra in the capital, will be working together once more.

Mark Poynton at Caistor Hall

Location Caistor Hall, Norfolk

Opening Spring

A restaurant run by chef Mark Poynton will open inside a hotel in Norfolk, offering “light but flavor-driven dishes that will change as and when the seasons dictate.” Only tasting menus will be available for lunch and dinner at Mark Poynton at Caistor Hall. Byron Franklin will serve as the executive chef. Franklin currently assists Poynton at his current restaurant, MJP@TheShepherds in Fen Ditton, Cambridge.


Location Padstow, Cornwall

Opening May

Over the course of the summer, the Prawn on the Lawn team will open a 45-seat restaurant at the Trevibban Mill Vineyard and Orchard near Padstow, Cornwall. Along with meat and vegetable dishes with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, fish will be the main course. Views of the vineyards and wildflower fields will be available from both indoor and outdoor seating.

The Stock Market Grill

Location Stock Exchange hotel, Manchester

Opening February

The Bull & Bear restaurant, which was formerly located in Gary Neville’s Stock Exchange hotel, will reopen as the Stock Market Grill. With Joshua Reed Cooper in charge of the kitchen—who has experience working at Manchester’s French and Mana—it will serve traditional British fare.


Location 41 South Audley Street, London

Opening Early 2023

The co-founder of the London eateries Jamavar and Bombay Bustle, Samyukta Nair, and chef Claude Bosi are collaborating to open a Mediterranean restaurant in Mayfair. It will serve food with flavours reminiscent of the French Riviera.

The Three Horseshoes

Location Batcombe, Somerset

Opening Early 2023

Margot Henderson, a renowned chef, is leaving London to open her first pub with lodging in a preserved 18th-century inn. While serving hearty fare like chicken and tarragon pie and custard tarts, the main bar will have wooden beams and a fireplace and welcome guests and dogs.


Location Art’otel London Battersea Power Station

Opening February

The Art’otel London Battersea Power Station’s Iberian bar and restaurant will be opened by Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, who is also the man behind the two-Michelin-starred Alma in Lisbon. Snacks, petiscos, and tapas are all served at Joia, which is located on the 14th and 15th floors.


Location 86 Brewer Street, London

Opening March

On the ground floor of the 1 Warwick members’ club in London’s Soho, former Duck & Waffle executive chef Tom Cenci and Guy Ivesha, founder of hospitality group Maslow’s, will open a contemporary British bistro. The ox cheek hot pot with confit potatoes and mussels in cider with parsley and garlic baguette are two items on the all-day menu.


Locations Nationwide

Opening From February

With the launch of a new roadside restaurant concept, restaurant group Loungers hopes to revitalise motorway dining. Brightside will serve comfort food like burgers, pizza, and brunch and will cater to locals, families, and tourists. A38 south of Exeter, A303 near Honiton, A38 near Saltash, and Ram Jam Services in Rutland all have sites lined up.

Arcade Food Hall

Location Battersea Power Station, London

Opening 2023

At the Battersea Power Station development in London, JKS Restaurants will open a second Arcade Food Hall. A standalone kiosk run by Taiwanese company Bao will be located in the 24,000 square foot area, and several new restaurant brands that celebrate international cuisine will be developed specifically for the location.


Location Bateman’s Buildings, Soho, London

Opening May

After a two-year delay, the eagerly anticipated seafood restaurant from The Wolseley Hospitality Group is finally scheduled to open in London’s Soho this May. It will pay homage to the similarly named eatery off Leicester Square that was renowned for providing meals to Londoners for more than 50 years. Moules marinière and Dover sole are among the planned menu items, and mermaids will be incorporated into the interior design.

Unnamed Yannick Alléno restaurant

Location Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, London

Opening Summer

Managing 14 international restaurants with a combined total of 15 Michelin stars is French chef Yannick Alléno. This summer, his first all-day London location will debut at the Four Seasons Hotel London on Park Lane. The menu will feature dishes that fuse British ingredients with classic French cuisine.


Location Kensal Rise, London

Opening Early 2023

The third London restaurant to be opened by Jesse Dunford Wood, the chef behind Parlour and Six Portland Road, will be in Kensal Rise. There will be room for 70 people in the dining room, as well as a heated garden and street-facing terrace, and the all-day menu will focus primarily on vegetarian dishes in addition to British fish and meat.

Pearly Cow

Locations York and Margate

Opening 2023

The brothers who founded the GuestHouse boutique hotel chain will start a restaurant chain that will specialise in food prepared on a wood and charcoal Mibrasa grill. York and Margate, Kent, are scheduled to open this year, while Brighton, East Sussex, will do so in 2024.

BoxPark Liverpool

Location Canning Hall, Liverpool

Opening 2023

In the Baltic Triangle neighbourhood of Liverpool, the first BoxPark food hall outside of London will debut in a warehouse constructed in the 1980s. The 15,806 square foot area will house ten kitchen units, three internal bars, and 600 seats.

Dovetale by Tom Sellers

Location 1 Dover Yard, 1 Hotel Mayfair, London

Opening May

At the 1 Hotel Mayfair, which opens this spring and looks out over London’s Green Park, chef Tom Sellers will launch a restaurant. Along with a raw bar and grill menu, it will also feature a Knickerbocker Glory trolley where the traditional dessert will be prepared at each guest’s table.


We wish all these new restaurants opening this year the greatest of success and hope that they will become fixtures on the hospitality scene in the UK for years to come, providing visitors and locals alike with unforgettable culinary experiences.



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