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Barrafina is coming to King's Cross at Coal Drops Yard

They're viewed as being some of the best Spanish restaurants in London and now Barriafina are coming to the new Coal Drops Yard area in King's Cross.

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Remy Martin are opening a permanent bar at Bibendum with bar food by Claude Bosi

Cocktails by Rémy Martin and bar food by Claude Bosi - sounds like a cocktail bar match made in heaven. Thankfully it's closer than that - taking over the downstairs bar space at Michelin House in South Ken.…

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Blacklock are opening on Rivington Street in Shoreditch and this restaurant will have a proper bar

Expect chops,steaks and that amazing cheesecake at Blacklock's new Shoreditch opening, but the big news here is that there'll be a dedicated bar area that they're teaming up with top NYC bar owners on. …

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Kym's by Andrew Wong is opening at Bloomberg Arcade - take a first look inside

For his second restaurant, Andrew Wong is planning his own take on classic Chinese dishes. The city space will seat over 120, with a separate bar and private event space but we're particularly excited about the Chinese Sunday roast that's coming.…

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Test Driving Kerridge's Bar and Grill - the top chef arrives in Whitehall

After many years wowing the Marlow locals with the Hand and Flowers, Tom Kerridge has arrived in London with his Bar and Grill at the Corinthia. We head down there for a Test Drive.…

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Idris Elba is opening The Parrot cocktail bar at the Waldorf Hilton on the Aldwych

A-lister and all round London geezer Idris Elba heads up a team opening London's soon-to-be hottest new bar at The Waldorf Hilton. The Aldwych bar promises tropical cocktails and a raft of enticements for a VIP crowd.…

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The Westerns Laundry team are opening Jolene - a new bakery and restaurant on Newington Green

Let's hope it's third time lucky for the team behind Westerns Laundry and Primeur as they take on the old Dandy site on Newington Green turning it into a rare grain bakery and restaurant.…

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The Oystermen are expanding - and they'll have an all day oyster and raw bar when they do

Updated 19/9/18 with reopening date

Covent Garden restaurant The Oystermen must be doing something right. They've just announced that they've done a bit of a land grab, extending into the next door property to double the size of their seafood bar and kitchen.

With all that new space they're going to have room for a brand-new all-day oyster and raw bar especially for walk-in visitors - super news…

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Market Halls is opening Victoria Halls just outside Victoria Station

After the success of Market Halls Fulham, the same people are getting ready to open their next big food hall. This time it's in Victoria, where they're taking over a big Victorian building right in front of the station. …

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A guide to all the restaurants opening in Twickenham's new East Stand

With four new restaurants (and a few new bars too) the new East Stand at Twickenham is expecting to wow rugby fans when it reopens for the first matches this Autumn.…

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A Hello Kitty bubblewrap waffle has arrived in London

 

Hello Kitty Fans - and we know there are a lot out there - should be up for this new appearance of her on the London food scene. There have been Hello Kitty pop-up cafés before - but this time behold the Hello Kitty Bubblewrap!

It's a collaboration with Bubblewrap Waffle in Chinatown and is a red velvet waffle base filled with rose and strawberry gelato and topped with whipped cream, chocol…

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Sushisamba is coming to the Covent Garden Opera Terrace

After many years of success at the top of the Heron Tower, Sushisamba is opening a second restaurant in London. This time taking up prime estate in Covent Garden's Piazza. Expect a mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food.…

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Test Driving 1251 - James Cochran's innovative Islington restaurant

 

You've seen him on the Great British Menu, you've heard about his travails over the use of his name, now try James Cochran's food at his wonderful new Islington restaurant. …

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KERB is going completely meat-free in Devonshire Square

A brand new KERB street food market is on the way but it's one with a difference - it'll be completely meat-free. They're linking up with WeWork, who have a location on the square and who already have a meat-free policy in action. 

This will be the 10th KERB market, and as well as the traders on show, they'll also be developing future vegan and vegetarian offers there with their "inKERBator"…

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