UK Restaurants Are Back: What’s Re-Opening In Summer 2020


The UK government’s announcement on 23 June that hospitality venues can re-open again on 4 July was the news we were all waiting for. Being able to step inside a restaurant again, or dine al fresco, without having to wash up afterwards is going to be wonderful, if a little odd at first. No doubt restaurants will need to find their feet again and indeed not everywhere is re-opening straight away on 4 July.

Sadly we know that quite a few restaurants have decided to shut their doors for good, including Siren at The Goring, The Greenhouse, The Ledbury, Sardine and Rick Stein’s restaurant in Porthleven to name but a few.

But out of the restaurants that we know are re-opening we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite and recommended restaurants in London and elsewhere in the UK, many of which we’ve reviewed favourably in the past. The list is divided into two parts: firstly, the restaurants opening in chronological order; the second part is the same selection of restaurants but in alphabetical order. A lot of this is a moveable feast and subject to change so this is only correct as at the date indicated below. If you have any tips/corrections feel free to contact us on our social media channels.


By date

4 July

Bar Douro (London Bridge, SE1)

Corbin and King’s restaurants: The Wolseley, Colbert, Brasserie Zedel and Fischer’s (various locations in London)

Odette’s (Primrose Hill, NW1)

Caractere (Notting Hill, W11)

Harry’s Dolce Vita (Knightsbridge, SW3)

Llewelyn’s (Herne Hill, SE24)

Rick Stein’s restaurants (various locations in England)

Dalloway Terrace (Bloomsbury, WC1B)

German Gymnasium (King’s Cross, N1C)

Orrery (Marylebone, W1U)

Casa Tua (King’s Cross, WC1H)

Barrafina Coal Drops Yard (bookable for the first time) (King’s Cross, N1C)

Hide (Mayfair, W1J)

Coq d’Argent (Bank, EC2R)

L’Enclume (Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11)

Gidleigh Park (Chagford, Devon, TQ13)

The Grand Duchess (Paddington, W2)

Trullo (Islington, N1)

Core by Clare Smyth (Notting Hill, W11)

The Drapers Arms (Islington, N1)

Darby’s (Vauxhall, SW11)

Le Pont de la Tour (Bermondsey, SE1)

Orasay (Notting Hill, W11)

Brunswick House (Vauxhall, SW8)

Lina Stores (Soho and Coal Drops Yard)

Nutshell (Charing Cross, WC2N)

Gloria (Hackney, EC2A)

Circolo Popolare (Fitzrovia, W1T)

Rochelle Canteen (Shoreditch, E2)

The Finch’s Arms (Hambleton, Rutland, LE15)

SOLA (Soho, W1D)

Paladar (al fresco only at first) (Elephant and Castle, SE1)

Trivet (wine bar only) (London Bridge, SE1)

Kerridge’s Bar and Grill (Westminster, WC2N)

The Northall (Westminster, WC2N)

Mon Plaisir (Covent Garden, WC2H)

Noizé (Fitzrovia, WC2H)

Anglo (Farringdon, EC1N)

Casa Do Frango (Shoreditch, EC2)

Benares (Mayfair, W1J)

The Drunken Butler (Farringdon, EC1R)

The Sportsman (Seasalter, Whitstable, CT5)


6 July

Duck and Waffle (Bishopsgate, EC2N)

Noble Rot (restaurant only) (Bloomsbury, WC1N)


7 July

Le Gavroche (Mayfair, W1K)

A Wong (Pimlico, SW1V)


8 July

The Waterside Inn (Bray, Berkshire, SL6)

Kitty Fisher’s (Mayfair, W1J)

Brigadiers (Bank, EC4N)


9 July

Barrafina Dean Street (Soho, W1D)

Quo Vadis (Soho, W1D)

The French House (lunch only) (Soho, W1D)

Wright Bros (Borough and Battersea)

Rovi (Fitzrovia, W1A)


10 July

Allegra (Stratford, E20)

Leroy (Hackney, EC2A)


11 July

Smoking Goat (Shoreditch, E1)


14 July

The Quality Chop House (Farringdon, EC1R)

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (Oxfordshire, OX44)

108 Brasserie (Marylebone, W1U)


15 July

Lorne (Pimlico, SW1V)

The Engineer (Primrose Hill, NW1)

J Sheekey (Covent Garden, WC2N)


17 July

The Angel at Hetton (Hetton, Skipton, BD23)


20 July

The Guinea Grill (Mayfair, W1J)


21 July

Brat (Shoreditch, E1)


23 July

Soutine (St John’s Wood, NW8)

Manteca (Soho, W1F)


24 July

Midsummer House (Cambridge, CB4)

Kiln (Soho, W1F)


28 July

Gymkhana (Mayfair, W1S)


29 July

Portland (Fitzrovia, W1W)

Ciao Bella (Bloomsbury, WC1N)

St John (Barbican, EC1M)

Cornerstone (Hackney, E9)

Pidgin (Hackney, E8)


31 July

Otto’s (Holborn, WC1X) – for two weekends only at first (31 July-1 August and 22-21 August)



Murano (Mayfair, W1J)

The Game Bird (St James’s, SW1A)

Tredwells (Covent Garden, WC2H)

North Sea Fish (Bloomsbury, WC1H)

The Gilbert Scott (St Pancras, NW1)

Chez Bruce (Wandsworth, SW17)



Roux at Parliament Square (Westminster, SW1P)

Mere (Fitzrovia, W1T)

L’Escargot (Soho, W1D)


By restaurant (alphabetical order)

108 Brasserie (Marylebone, W1U) – 14 July

Allegra (Stratford, E20) – 10 July

Anglo (Farringdon) – 4 July

A Wong (Pimlico, SW1V) – 7 July

Bar Douro (London Bridge, SE1) – 4 July

Barrafina Coal Drops Yard (King’s Cross, N1C) – 4 July

Barrafina Dean Street (Soho, W1D) – 9 July

Benares (Mayfair, W1J) – 4 July

Brasserie Zedel (Soho, W1F) – 4 July

Brat (Shoreditch, E1) – 21 July

Brigadiers (Bank, EC4N) – 8 July 

Brunswick House (Vauxhall, SW8) – 4 July

Caractere (Notting Hill, W11) – 4 July

Casa Do Frango (Shoreditch, EC2) – 4 July

Casa Tua (King’s Cross, WC1H) – 4 July

Chez Bruce (Wandsworth, SW17) – 28 August

Ciao Bella (Bloomsbury, WC1N) – 29 July

Circolo Popolare (Fitzrovia, W1T) – 4 July

Colbert (Chelsea, SW1W) – 4 July

Coq d’Argent (Bank, EC2R) – 4 July

Core by Clare Smyth (Notting Hill, W11) – 4 July

Cornerstone (Hackney, E9) – 29 July 

Dalloway Terrace (Bloomsbury, WC1B) – 4 July

Darby’s (Vauxhall, SW11) – 4 July

Duck and Waffle (Bishopsgate, EC2N) – 6 July

Fischer’s (Marylebone, W1U) – 4 July

German Gymnasium (King’s Cross, N1C) – 4 July

Gidleigh Park (Chagford, Devon, TQ13) – 4 July

Gloria (Hackney, EC2A) – 4 July

Gymkhana (Mayfair, W1S) – 28 July 

Harry’s Dolce Vita (Knightsbridge, SW3) – 4 July

Hide (Mayfair, W1J) – 4 July

J Sheekey (Covent Garden, WC2N) – 15 July 

Kerridge’s Bar and Grill (Westminster, WC2N) – 4 July

Kiln (Soho, W1F) – 24 July 

Kitty Fisher’s (Mayfair, W1J) – 8 July

L’Enclume (Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11) – 4 July

L’Escargot (Soho, W1D) – September 

Le Gavroche (Mayfair, W1K) – 7 July

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (Oxfordshire, OX44) – 14 July 

Le Pont de la Tour (Bermondsey, SE1) – 4 July

Leroy (Hackney, EC2A) – 10 July 

Lina Stores (Soho and Coal Drops Yard) – 4 July

Llewelyn’s (Herne Hill, SE24) – 4 July

Lorne (Pimlico, SW1V) – 15 July

The Grand Duchess (Paddington, W2) – 4 July

Manteca (Soho, W1F) – 23 July 

Mere (Fitzrovia, W1T) – September

Midsummer House (Cambridge, CB4) – 24 July

Mon Plaisir (Covent Garden, WC2H) – 4 July

Murano (Mayfair, W1J) – 5 August

Noble Rot (restaurant only) (Bloomsbury, WC1N) – 6 July

Noizé (Fitzrovia, W1T) – 4 July

North Sea Fish (Bloomsbury, WC1H) – August 

Nutshell (Charing Cross, WC2N) – 4 July

Odette’s (Primrose Hill, NW1) – 4 July

Orasay (Notting Hill, W11) – 4 July

Orrery (Marylebone, W1U) – 4 July

Otto’s (Holborn, WC1X) – 31 July (for two weekends only at first: 31 July-1 August and 22-22 August)

Paladar (al fresco only at first) (Elephant and Castle, SE1) – 4 July

Pidgin (Hackney, E8) – 29 July 

Portland (Fitzrovia, W1W) – 29 July 

Quo Vadis (Soho, W1D) – 9 July 

Rick Stein’s restaurants (various locations) – 4 July

Rochelle Canteen (Shoreditch, E2) – 4 July

Roux at Parliament Square (Westminster, SW1P) – September

Rovi (Fitzrovia, W1A) – 9 July 

Smoking Goat (Shoreditch, E1) – 11 July

SOLA (Soho, W1D) – 4 July

Soutine (St John’s Wood) – 23 July 

St John (Barbican, EC1M) – 29 July 

The Angel at Hetton (Hetton, Skipton, BD23) – 17 July

The Drapers Arms (Islington, N1) – 4 July

The Drunken Butler (Farringdon, EC1R) – 4 July

The Engineer (Primrose Hill, NW1) – 15 July 

The Finch’s Arms (Hambleton, Rutland, LE15) – 4 July

The French House (lunch only) (Soho, W1D) – 9 July

The Game Bird (St James’s, SW1A) – August

The Gilbert Scott (St Pancras, NW1) – 1 August 

The Guinea Grill (Mayfair, W1J) – 20 July

The Northall (Westminster, WC2N) – 4 July 

The Quality Chop House (Farringdon, EC1R) – 14 July

The Sportsman (Seasalter, Whitstable, CT5) – 4 July

The Waterside Inn (Bray, Berkshire, SL6) – 8 July

The Wolseley (St James’s, W1J) – 4 July

Tredwells (Covent Garden, WC2H) – August 

Trivet (wine bar only) – 4 July

Trullo (Islington, N1) – 4 July

Wright Bros (Borough and Battersea) – 9 July 


This list was last updated on 30 July 2020 and as far as we know is correct as at that date.

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