Eating in London: what's on the menu 2013

London's biggest 2013 restaurant openings, on a plate



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Set your taste buds to 'salivate' – 2013 could be London's most delicious year yet. Time Out Eating and Drinking editor Guy Dimond talks you through the year's most tempting new openings.


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Balthazar is the most successful Continental-style ‘grand brasserie’ in NYC – owned by Bethnal Green émigré Keith McNally, now back in London to open this branch on February 12.
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  1. 4-6 Russell St, WC2E 7BN
  2. Opening February 12
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Social Eating House

Chef Jason Atherton of the highly acclaimed Pollen Street Social is opening a second London restaurant which promises to be more affordable, opening ‘early March’.
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  1. 58-59 Poland Street, W1F 7NR
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More Polpo-style diners are planned. Polpetto is to reopen soon with its rising-talent chef, Florence Knight doing Italian-American dishes; the other Polpettes will also be NYC-inspired. Read Polpo SmithfieldPolpo Soho and Polpo Covent Garden reviews.

  1. Opening soon

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Zuma and Aqua at The Shard

Besides a five-star hotel, the Shangri-La, the Shard will also have high-rise dining from Zuma, plus two restaurants from the Hong Kong-based Aqua Group. Opening is planned for April.
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  1. Joiner St, SE1
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Tim Anderson, ‘MasterChef’ winner in 2011 and Japanese food enthusiast, is planning a ramen bar in London. The date and location are not yet confirmed, though Shoreditch is a possibility.

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