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Spring’s Top 10 Restaurant Launches

Discover the best new openings and the taste of things to come: from returning cult favourites to the hotly anticipated launches by iconic hotel brands, these are the essential go-to’s this season.

The Cocochine

27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6NQ

The Cocochine

Launch date: March 25th, 2024

Presenting a unique fusion of art and gastronomy, The Cocochine is a collaboration between Tim Jefferies of Hamiltons Gallery and Chef Larry Jayasekara, formerly of Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus. This culinary sanctuary, spanning four floors in the heart of Mayfair at the meticulously restored 27 Bruton Place, celebrates the joy of dining with globally sourced exquisite cuisine. Beyond its culinary offerings, The Cocochine serves as an ode to artistry, boasting meticulously crafted interiors and curated artwork for an unparalleled dining experience. Whether indulging in à la carte delights in the main dining room, savoring bespoke creations at the chef’s counter, or ascending to the private dining space with its coffered ceiling and original fireplace, guests are immersed in opulence. Explore an extensive wine cellar featuring classic and boutique varietals, perfectly complementing the culinary journey. With personalized service from start to finish, enjoy a realm where art, craftsmanship, and gastronomy converge seamlessly.

The Garden Cobham

Downside Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3LU

Ashley Palmer-Watts at The Garden Cobham

Launch date: Spring 2024. Exact dates to be confirmed closer to the time.

As leading lights go, Ashley Palmer-Watts is one of hospitality’s brightest stars having spent over two decades shaping The Fat Duck Group. Now, he’s poised to redefine Surrey’s dining landscape with The Garden Cobham, debuting in spring 2024. This culinary haven promises to be a lifestyle destination, offering diverse dining experiences amidst an extensive kitchen garden, all set within a meticulously restored, historic two-acre walled garden in picturesque Cobham. With a 35-seat high-end restaurant, garden terrace, 52-seat wine bar, café, bakery, and luxury guest accommodation, Palmer-Watts’ vision merges modern cuisine with local heritage; and sure to be a gastronomic hotspot.

abc kitchens at The Emory

Old Barrack Yard, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7NPJP

abc kitchens at The Emory, Knightsbridge

Launch date: April 4th, 2024

Presenting the culinary vision of renowned French Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, debuting next month at The Emory in Knightsbridge. The Emory, a modern architectural masterpiece by Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour, joins Maybourne Hotel Group’s illustrious portfolio, which includes iconic properties like Claridge’s, The Berkeley and The Connaught. With a commitment to fresh, organic cuisine, abc kitchens brings together delicious elements of Vongerichten’s trilogy from New York – abc kitchen abcV and abc cocina. Dishes will showcase a passionate commitment to fresh, organic, sustainable, and ethical local produce, curated by Executive Head Chef Ben Boeynaems. Immerse yourself in artworks featuring Damien Hirst, architecture, and gastronomy at this secluded location overlooking Hyde Park.

Joséphine Bouchon

315 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW10 9QH

Josephine, South Kensington, London

Doors opened: March 2nd, 2024

Just a stone’s throw away from Claude Bosi’s acclaimed two Michelin-starred Bibendum, lies Joséphine, his latest culinary venture co-owned with his wife Lucy. Named in honour of his late grandmother, the restaurant draws inspiration from the traditional bouchons of Claude’s hometown in Lyon, embodying the essence of a quintessential French neighbourhood bistro. Here, guests can relish in classic French bistro dishes and regional Lyonnaise specialties, all served amidst a stylish and inviting ambiance. Situated in the heart of South Kensington’s beloved boutique shopping district on Fulham Road, Joséphine beckons both locals and visitors alike to indulge in culinary excellence.

Walled Garden Restaurant at Lucknam Park

Colerne, Nr. Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 8AZ

Walled Garden Restaurant at Lucknam Park

Launch date: April 17th, 2024

Enjoy the enchantment of an English country garden at the Walled Garden Restaurant, soon to debut at the esteemed five red AA star Lucknam Park. Replacing the previous brasserie, this new dining concept promises to bring the outdoors in, offering a seasonal culinary journey with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Head Chef Alex Greene’s vision introduces a sociable sharing plate experience during the day, featuring dishes like Flat iron steak and Spring vegetable quiche. In the evening, indulge in an elegant à la carte menu showcasing delicacies such as Free range pork chop and Lavender honey glazed duck breast. Set against the backdrop of flowering gardens, the Walled Garden Restaurant will be the perfect complement to Lucknam Park’s Michelin-starred offerings, providing guests with a week-round, all-day dining destination.

Akira Back & Dosa at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

22 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1JP

Akira Back at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair – and main image

Launch date: Spring 2024. Exact dates to be confirmed closer to the time.

Renowned Michelin-starred chef Akira Back makes his UK debut at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, presenting two exceptional dining venues: Akira Back and Dosa. The main restaurant, Akira Back, offers innovative Japanese cuisine to 148 guests, featuring signature dishes like the acclaimed ‘AB Tuna Pizza’ and exclusive creations such as ‘Wagyu tempura wellington’. Meanwhile, Dosa, his Michelin-starred concept, showcases a set menu inspired by the four seasons, including unique cocktails like the ‘Bouquet of Guangzhou’ and ‘Javapolitan’. Complementing these experiences is the chic ABar Lounge, designed by Tokyo-based studio Curiosity, promising a sensory journey. Additionally, ABar Rooftop, opening later, will provide panoramic views and Asian-inspired cocktails.

Nest Farmhouse

Docking Lodge Farm, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8FP

Nest Farmhouse, Norfolk

Launch date: May 2024

Get ready for an extraordinary culinary journey as Nest Farmhouse unveils its doors in late May. Spearheaded by the creative minds behind Michelin-starred Restaurant St Barts and Nest, Luke Wasserman, Toby Neill, and Johnnie Crowe, this venture promises a farm-to-plate experience in the Norfolk countryside. Situated on the picturesque Docking Lodge Farm, the farmhouse offers breathtaking views of North Norfolk’s expansive landscapes. Nest Farmhouse is housed in a restored cattle shed, blending modern and traditional aesthetics. Executive Chef Johnnie Crowe and Head Chef Grant Cotton curate a menu highlighting the region’s finest produce, while co-founder Luke ensures a thoughtful drinks menu. Embrace sustainability and culinary excellence in this charming, idyllic setting.


The Langham, Portland Place, London W1B 1JA

Mimosa at The Langham

Launch date: April 2024

Jet setters will delight in hearing Mimosa, the famous French restaurant in Hotel de La Marine in Paris, now makes its international debut at The Langham, London. Channeling the laid-back charm of the French Riviera, it offers a Mediterranean sharing concept and brings famous signature dishes such as whole sea bass baked in salt crust with sauce vierge and warm “Cote d’Azur” style potato salad. The highlight? A standalone Mimosa bar serving five devilled egg flavors. Designed by French designer Dorothée Delaye (renowned for Coco Chanel’s apartment in The Hôtel Sookie), the dining room is set to exude the vibrant energy of the 1960s Capri era with high ceilings, bay windows, palm chandeliers, rattan fixtures, and pops of vibrant hues.


135 Portland Road, Holland Park, London W11 4LW

Julie’s, Holland Park

Launch date: May 2024. Date to be confirmed closer to the time.

Get ready to relive the charm of a beloved neighbourhood gem as Julie’s prepares for its grand reopening late in Spring after a year and a half hiatus. Under new ownership by local resident and Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, Tara MacBain, this iconic establishment is poised to reclaim its status as a celebrity hangout. With a commitment to preserving the effortless elegance of the original venue, Tara plans to offer an all-day dining experience with a French brasserie flair and a martini trolley. Renowned interior designer Rosanna Bossom will infuse the space with warmth and sophistication, incorporating warm yellow and gold tones, antique mirrored walls, embroidered leather chairs, and a stunning glazed volcanic bar top. Get ready to immerse yourself in the timeless legacy of Julie’s once more.

The Dining Room at The Goring

15 Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW

The Goring, Belgravia

Launch date: May 2024

Kept closely under wraps is the eagerly anticipated relaunch of The Goring’s Michelin-starred dining room which shuttered its doors in early January 2024 for a comprehensive refurbishment. While details remain scarce, diners can expect the same beloved Michelin-starred cuisine curated by Head Chef Graham Squire. With an air of mystery surrounding the transformation, patrons eagerly await the unveiling of the revamped dining space, poised to continue its legacy of culinary excellence at one of London’s most esteemed establishments.

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