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Machiya from Kaneda-ya brings homely Japanese food to Soho

What: Machiya

In a nutshell: Homely Japanese cooking from Kanada Ya

Summing it all up: Pick from little kobachi plates for breakfast, or finish cooking your panko-crusted steak over your person charcoal grill at the this new Japanese restaurant from the people behind Kanada-Ya.

Read more: Machiya from Kaneda-ya brings homely Japanese food to Soho

Aussie cafe Wood St Coffee gets a new spot in Walthamstow

What: Wood St Coffee

In a nutshell: Coffee, coffee and more coffee - plus smashed avocado and homemade granola.

Summing it all up: Walthamstow gets a taste of Melbourne’s brunch culture with Wood St Coffee, which will have rotating speciality toasters, pastries from Hackney Wick’s Artisan Bakery and something we rather like the sound of called the Breakfast Stack……

Read more: Aussie cafe Wood St Coffee gets a new spot in Walthamstow

Del 74 is a new taqueria in Clapton - and they have margaritas

What: Del 74 Tacos

In a nutshell: Tacos, beers and margaritas with a neighbourhood vibe

Summing it all up: Lower Clapton Road is the home of a new taqueria, as the taco trend spreads north east in London. Mexican food fans will be able to try pork pibil, while veggies can get stuck into a jackfruit taco, with cucumber margaritas and micheladas to wash it all down.…

Read more: Del 74 is a new taqueria in Clapton - and they have margaritas

Test Driving Untitled in Dalston - Tony Conigliaro masters cocktails AND food

 We came to Tony Conigliaro's Untitled expecting some damned fine cocktails, but there's some great cooking happening there too.…

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Trawler Trash comes to Islington - sustainable seafood on Upper Street

A Hot Dinners exclusive

What: Trawler Trash

In a nutshell: A new fish restaurant for Islington

Summing it all up: Expect a sustainable, weekly changing seafood menu. And there's a cocktail bar at the back too.…

Read more: Trawler Trash comes to Islington - sustainable seafood on Upper Street

Dandy Cafe heads to Newington Green, ditching its shipping container

A Hot Dinners Exclusive

What: Dandy 

In a nutshell: Modern cooking from two Aussies in Newington Green

Summing it all up: Dan Wilson and Andrew Leitch are making the leap from a shipping container in London Fields to a new spot in Newington Green, taking with them their much-praised food, natural wine and of course, loads of speciality coffee.…

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Pergola on the Roof returns to White City with Breddos

Pergola, West London’s rooftop restaurant is coming back for a third time, and this time Breddos are coming too.

The most exciting thing about this by far is that it’ll mean West Londoner’s will finally be able to get a slice of the Breddos action, given that the legendary taqueria is usually only to be found in and around Clerkenwell and Hoxton.

Pergola will also be hosting 8 Hoxton Square, who…

Read more: Pergola on the Roof returns to White City with Breddos

Mercer & Co comes to Chapel Market, bringing salt beef and cocktails galore

What: Mercer & Co

In a nutshell: Salt beef bagels, oreo cheesecake and five cocktails in Islington

Summing it all up: Chapel Market, just around the corner from Angel Tube, has a new salt beef and cocktail bar. They'll be serving bagels, mac & cheese, and milkshakes for those indulging, and quinoa bowls, vegan salads and smoothies for those who aren't.…

Read more: Mercer & Co comes to Chapel Market, bringing salt beef and cocktails galore

Tamarind Kitchen comes to Soho with koftas, goshts and currys

21/3/17 - updated with soft launch info

What: Tamarind Kitchen

In a nutshell: Tamarind Kitchen reimagines dishes from its Michelin-starred counterpart for more a relaxed dining experience.

Summing it all up: Tamarind Mayfair is opening a sister restaurant on Wardour Street, bringing with it goshts, currys and koftas galore, as well as a sharing platter with a trio of tandoor-cooked game.…

Read more: Tamarind Kitchen comes to Soho with koftas, goshts and currys

Division 194 are bringing their Po Boys to the King and Co

We first encountered Division 194 in a Highgate residency, and left mightily impressed. So we're very happy to report that they're back for a two-month stint at Clapham's King & Co. 

If you haven't encountered them before, they're led by former Quality Chop House sous chef Nick Bramham and his brother Rob. They're all about New Orleans-style food with a bit of a British spin - and with a focu…

Read more: Division 194 are bringing their Po Boys to the King and Co

Andi Oliver is opening Andi's all day spot in Stoke Newington

12/3/17 - Updated with launch info

What: Andi’s

In a nutshell: All day dining from the New Great British Menu judge

Summing it all up: Brunch spot by day and brasserie by night, Andi’s will offer the full spectrum of wholesome, on trend ingredients, including avocado mash in your energy bowl, making it a perfect fit for Stoke Newington’s Church St.…

Read more: Andi Oliver is opening Andi's all day spot in Stoke Newington

Yolk comes to Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate to make City folk's lunch better

What: Yolk

In a nutshell: Takeaway baguettes and Egg Benedicts to-go from Yolk

Summing it all up: Former pop-up Yolk’s bringing takeaway lunch to the next level with very, very fine baguettes with fillings like duck and steak, while those grabbing something on their way to work can get Eggs Benedict to go.…

Read more: Yolk comes to Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate to make City folk's lunch better

Burgerac turns his hands to sarnies at Sonic Sandwich

What: Sonic Sandwich

In a nutshell: Fish finger sarnies and BLTs from the burger maestro Burgerac

Summing it all up: If you like your sandwiches classic and comforting, and ideally accompanied by nachos, get down to Sonic Sandwich, Burgerac’s newest venture, in Little Portland Street’s The Social.…

Read more: Burgerac turns his hands to sarnies at Sonic Sandwich

The Ivy City Garden sees The Ivy come to the City for the first time

What: Ivy City Garden

In a nutshell: Enjoy the Ivy’s modern British cuisine in its new City location, complete with a private garden.

Summing it all up: The latest restaurant to come from the Ivy Collection will be based in Bishopsgate Gardens. It’ll offer all day dining, and boasts a rather charming interior - including a garden with a retractable roof in case the weather can’t makeup its mind.…

Read more: The Ivy City Garden sees The Ivy come to the City for the first time

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