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Tibits vegetarian restaurant is coming to Bankside

What: Tibits Bankside

In a nutshell: Swiss vegetarian south of the river.

Summing it all up: The original Tibits in Heddon Street has many a fan. This sees the Swiss restaurant open its seconf London restaurant in Bankside. Expect many salads as well as all vegan and vegetarian food.

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Nanashi Japanese kitchen opens on Rivington Street

Slipping almost under the radar (and frankly, only spotted because we went past it last night) is new Shoreditch sushi spot Nanashi. It's appeared on Rivington Street in a room with a pared-back modernist look.

As for the menu, it's pretty much what you expect, split into the usual mix of sushi, sashimi, gyoza, udon and tempura. A few things caught our eye, namely:

  • sushi burger - fried rice buns…

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A second Coya comes to the City with upmarket South American fair

What: Coya 

In a nutshell: Upmarket Peruvian food and drinks in the Bank’s new Angel Court development

Summing it all up: With a bottle library locker, a Pisco Lounge and a Rum Round Table, COYA is set to draw in the thirsty City crowd, plus light and healthy South American cuisine - we’re expecting ceviche, grilled meat and sharing plates.…

Read more: A second Coya comes to the City with upmarket South American fair

Kitty Fisher's announces a new Head Chef

Hot Dinners exclusive

Very late last year, Tomos Parry left as Head Chef of Kitty Fisher's. We're still waiting to see where he'll reappear, but in the meantime Kitty Fisher's has unveiled its new Head Chef. 

Taking over the reins is George Barson, who's got a host of top spots on his CV. He's most recently been Senior Sous and Development Chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, and was before at Dinner…

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Bun House in Soho has steamed buns, pickles and deep-fried duck tongues

Updated with opening date

Soho’s Greek Street, already so rich with options, is to set to be the home of another tempting eatery, this time in the form of steamed buns and pickle cafe Bun House. Hot on the heels of the wave of steamed bun openings in London, the new takeaway street diner will be providing traditional, Canton-style bao with Chinese pickles made in house, plus sides like their pric…

Read more: Bun House in Soho has steamed buns, pickles and deep-fried duck tongues

Rick Stein is opening a London restaurant by the river in Barnes

Updated 2/3/17 with opening date and menu details

Up until now, the only way you'd get to try Rick Stein's food is by heading due South West, either to Padstow or beyond to one of his 10 restaurants. But now, after 40 years in the business, the TV chef is expanding to London. He and ex-wife Jill have just bought the Depot in Barnes. They're going to continue running the restaurant as is for the m…

Read more: Rick Stein is opening a London restaurant by the river in Barnes

Dotori in Finsbury Park is reopening

There are waves of excitement are rippling over north London this week following news that the Korean restaurant Dotori is about to reopen.

The beloved Finsbury Park restaurant, which was always notoriously busy throughout its eight year run, shut unexpectedly in summer last year. The closure was made even more mysterious by the fact it followed a lengthy period of refurbishment, including refitt…

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Ice cream for breakfast on Portobello Road with Four Winters

What: Four Winters

In a nutshell: Liquid nitrogen ice-cream with cereal, granola and mango yoghurt for breakfast

Summing it all up: Those after a sugary way to start their day can now have a frozen sweet treat at Four Winters’ newest venue on Portobello road.…

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Foxlow from Hawksmoor is coming to Soho

What: Foxlow Soho

In a nutshell: Hawksmoor Spinoff comes to Soho

Summing it all up: The people behind Hawksmoor are finally descending on Soho with their spinoff, Foxlow. Expect steak, ribs, chicken and more...…

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Imad’s Syrian Kitchen pop-up is coming to Columbia Road, run by a former refugee

What: Imad’s Syrian Kitchen

In a nutshell: A set menu of Syrian cuisine, served up family supper style around a big table

Summing it all up: After fleeing his home, and his restaurants, in Syria, Imad is now not only now involved in the successful #cookforsyria campaign, but is just about to to open his first English pop-up on east London’s Columbia Road.…

Read more: Imad’s Syrian Kitchen pop-up is coming to Columbia Road, run by a former refugee

MEATliquor unleashes a dog-themed menu with new hot-dogs and cocktails

MEATLiquor are launching a dog-themed menu throughout March and April - by dog, we mean primarily HOT dog of course, but it's also being set up to support local dog charities. 

And there are two dog-themed parts. First, there's the special menu where the hot-dogs are reigning supreme - and the main event is The Littlest Hobo. That's "a traditional Beechwood smoked beef wiener, chargrilled and loa…

Read more: MEATliquor unleashes a dog-themed menu with new hot-dogs and cocktails

Boustead & Bidois pops-up in Islington from an Opera Tavern and Ten Bells chef

What: Boustead & Bidois

In a nutshell: Chris Boustead teams up with Tim Bidois to bring classic British fare to Highbury Corner.

Summing it all up: Former Opera Tavern chef will bring his considerable experience to a new collaboration with Tim Bidois, a chef from New Zealand. The pop-up will see dishes like potted rabbit and pig, or rolled spring lamb appearing in Islington’s Nanna's.…

Read more: Boustead & Bidois pops-up in Islington from an Opera Tavern and Ten Bells chef

Patty & Bun burgers are coming to Notting Hill

What: Patty & Bun 

In a nutshell: The popular burger spot comes to Notting Hill

Summing it all up: They've been launching burger joints across town, but this is the first time that Patty & Bun have headed out west. Expect the usual fave burgers, a bar and more.…

Read more: Patty & Bun burgers are coming to Notting Hill

Stoke House comes to Victoria, a self-service carvery with upmarket twist

A Hot Dinners exclusive

What: Stoke House

In a nutshell: Pick and mix locally-sourced meat and seasonal sides.

Summing it all up: Nova Victoria’s latest announcement is Stoke House, an upmarket carvery where meat is cooked in the wood fire smoker, there’s an in-house salad wall and you pay for your food according to weight.…

Read more: Stoke House comes to Victoria, a self-service carvery with upmarket twist

Nanny Bill's at The Shop in brings mac and cheese croquettes, burgers and more to Kensal Rise

What: Nanny Bill’s at The Shop

In a nutshell: Hand-pressed burgers, sides and croquettes galore from the food truck’s first kitchen takeover.

Summing it all up: After successful stints in Brixton, Hackney and Shepherd’s Bush, Nanny Bill’s is heading northwest to The Shop in Kensal Rise, bringing with them loads of croquettes, burgers and croquette-topped burgers - as well as a vegan burger.…

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