The easiest way to source future travel plans is without doubt via the newest restaurants opening up.

The Top 5 Restaurants Opening in 2019 will certainly cross all borders to all four corners of the globe with revolutionary dining elements, destinations and experiments.

The London Project

Sitting on the base of the world’s largest ferris wheel, Ain Dubai; The London Project in Bluewaters Island is expected to combine cultures, art, music and most importantly, food. Described as an “immersive dining destination”; stepping into The London Project will have guests travel to the heart of London in one of their many luscious gardens. Expect everything from Yellowtail sashimi, to pacific style ceviche and even buttermilk fried chicken – all paired with an Old Fashioned of course.

The London Project – Bluewaters Island, EA001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Winner of Top Chef season 12 of 2014, Mei Lin will be shortly opening the doors to her flagship restaurant in Los Angeles Art District. Nightshade, is described as experimental art with food – whether it’s in the Beef tartare, the Razor Clams with a passionfruit and chive sauce or the Softshell Crab Toast; Nightshade perfectly executes this. Expected to open in January 2019, Nightshade aims to combine seasonal American cuisine with the many influences from various cultures around Los Angeles.

Nightshade – 923 E 3rd St #109, Los Angeles, CA 90013, United States


30 minutes out from Dublin’s CBD will sit one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year. Aimsir, led and operated by a previous Head Chef at the three Michelin star restaurant will be Jordan Bailey and his wife Majken (Front of House Manager). Using and sourcing only the finest seasonal Irish ingredients; guests can expect all meals derived from Ireland – whether it be sown, harvested, fished or foraged. Apart from the charismatic location, Aimsirs kitchen and dining space will have an unusual layout. Keep an eye out for the open flame pit.

Aimsir – Cliff at Lyons, Lyons Road, Celbridge, Kildare, W23 HXH3, Ireland


Taking dining to new depths is the media crazed Under in Norway. Sitting five and a half metres beneath sea level, guests will be able to experience fine dining with of course a panoramic view of the icy waters of the North Atlantic in Lindesnes. Described as a gastronomic excursion, Under will be led by Head Chef Ellitsgaard to serve seasonal seafood orientated dishes. With a floor to ceiling glass wall, diners will have magical views of the rarely seen marine ecosystem. Expected to open in spring 2019, Under has already won the title of the world’s largest underwater restaurant.

Under – 4521 Lindenes, Norway

Arros QD

Heating up Fitzrovia’s streets in London from early 2019 will be Arros QD – the evolution of paella. Led by renowned three Michelin starred Chef, Quique Dacosta, Arros QD is a sight to believe. Apart from the mouth-watering traditional Spanish rice dishes served, guests will be amazed by the open kitchen featuring a staggering six-metre stove. Quique Dacosta being self taught from a family operated restaurant in Alicante Spain, leaves no doubt that each mouthful of paella at Arros QD will surely capture “the essence of the Mediterranean.”

Arros QD – Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London W1, United Kingdom


Feature image: Nightshade – LA Eater