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Megan's comes to Wimbledon (and you can bring your dog too)

The march of Megan's continues as they get ready to open their next cafe in Wimbledon Village. Expect a Mediterranean-influenced menu, lots of fairy lights and you can bring your dog too. 

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Bafarat coffee is coming to London with a Soho cafe (and dessert bar)

The Bafarat coffee company hails from Jeddah, and is coming to London for its first international cafe. And they're going big on dessert alongside all that caffeine. …

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The Clean Vic is Sainsbury's low/no alcohol pub pop-up

23/7/19 - updated with pics of the pub

Sainsbury's is getting into the pop-up business - but they're doing it with a difference. For two days, they're taking over The Old Crown Public House in Holborn and turning it into a low/no alcohol pub. The maximum alcohol level you'll be able to reach in the pub will be 0.5 ABV. 

Those drinks will include Celtic Soul, essentially a no-alcohol equ…

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The Franco Manca team does pasta and Nanban Mk II for Seven Dials Market

The next big London food hall is on the horizon, and two new openings there have just been announced.

First up is Strozzapretti from the original people behind Franco Manca (note - not actually Franco Manca itself). Franco Manca was best known for their pizzas, of course, but Strozzapretti is all about pasta. We really do seem to be getting closer and closer to peak pasta in London…

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Morty and Bob’s Sandwich Bar at Westfield London will serve up hot subs and more alongside their grilled cheese toasties

Shoppers at Westfield London will be able to boost their energy levels with a selection of hot sarnies from top grilled cheese purveyors Morty & Bobs in their new British sandwich bar.…

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Manzi's will be Corbin and King's next project - a huge seafood restaurant in Soho

Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable.…

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KERB goes indoors with Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden

Update 22/7/19 with more traders

Over the years, KERB, after starting at King's Cross, have gone on to conquer all parts of London with their lunchtime street food markets (and some great evening events). And now they've finally decided to go indoors for their next venture, a covered market at Seven Dials. 

They're taking over the 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse in Seven Dials - wh…

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Italian restaurant Legare to open in London Bridge this Autumn

An ex-Trullo chef joins an ex-Barrafina GM for Legare, offering seasonal Italian pasta and natural wines.…

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London’s oldest whisky specialist Milroy's to open second site

Milroy’s have taken over a Spitalfields townhouse, offering four floors of whisky and cocktails.…

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The Opera Tavern relaunches, going back to basics

22/7/19 - updated with soft launch details.

Originally opened back in 2011, The Opera Tavern was an instant hit. Back in the day when Covent Garden wasn't exactly blessed with decent places to eat, an actually-good restaurant was welcomed with open arms. Now, it's about to get a whole new look. Run by Salt Yard (who itself was recently bought by Urban Pubs and Bars) the revamp kicks off outside,…

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BaoziInn is opening a flagship restaurant in Borough for their colourful dim sum

Best known for their intensely coloured dim sum, as well as excellent Hunan and Sichuan streetfood-inspired dishes, BaoziInn are coming to Borough, and this one will have a cocktail bar. …

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Tsaretta Spice brings high end Indian food to Twickenham

Tsaretta Spice is the second location for this Indian restaurant after it started first in Meribel. …

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Sam Ashton-Booth digs in at Clapham's Counter Culture for The Allotment

Taking over at Counter Culture, the tiny 14 seat restaurant next door to The Dairy in Clapham, is chef Sam Ashton-Booth, who will be launching ’The Allotment’ from July 23. Sam was most recently head chef at the now-closed Stem in Mayfair, and before that worked at Anglo, Gidleigh Park, and Restaurant Story. Unlike the recent pop-ups at The Counter, he's taking over the space from now on. 

A…

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Somerset House gets a taste of Spain with their summer San Miguel terrace

Stuck in London while everyone else is off on their hols? At least if you head to Somerset House over the coming months you can at least pretend you're in Spain.

They've just launched a terrace in partnership with San Miguel. Yes, you're looking over the Thames rather then the Med, but with a chilled beer in your hand and a range of Spanish snacks to choose from, things could be a whole lot worse…

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Australian restaurant Butcher and the Farmer comes to London at the O2

Steve Flood and Will Stewart's restaurant is coming from Australia, all the way to the O2. The restaurant is a ‘farm-to-table’ concept and will be focused on sharing dishes…

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