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Havana-inspired Bar Bolivar in Canary Wharf is from the Casa do Frango team

Expect strong drinks and a bar food menu to match at this Havana style cocktail bar in Canary Wharf from the Caso do Frango team.

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Chef Tom Cenci kicks off evening residencies at Stoney Street in Borough

Honestly, we were pretty gutted when we heard that chef Tom Cenci's Loyal Tavern was to become another restaurant victim of Covid. So it was cheering news to learn this week that Cenci is back behind the stoves again.

This time he's running a three-month residency at Stoney Street in Borough Market. The restaurant had recently transformed itself into a wine bar in the evenings, and owner Alex Hel…

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The Palomar launch a DIY Mesahane Kebab kit

There hasn't been a great deal of positives to come out of the lockdown(s) but the steady growth of the meal kit business has definitely been one of them, and there are plenty of great meal kits out there now. 

HG Walter has been at the forefront of this food movement, and their next limited edition - on sale for only two weeks - looks very interesting. It's a team-up with The Palomar. So, i…

Read more: The Palomar launch a DIY Mesahane Kebab kit

Cinquecento pizzeria expands from Chelsea to Notting Hill

Cinquento pizzeria first opened its doors in Chelsea last Christmas and, during lockdown, expanded with a kitchen in Battersea. Now they're getting ready to open its second eat-in pizzeria, on Portobello Road.

The key difference with the new place though will be that it's split into a dining room at the back and a grab and go place at the front. So you can just drop by for a slice of pizza or som…

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Carousel returns to Marylebone kicking off a new series of residencies

After shutting down back in March, rolling residency restaurant Carousel is back in action in Marylebone. They've just launched a new series of residencies throughout October. You'll have a chance to see what some chefs have been working on, preview an upcoming restaurant and there's even a chef from overseas.

Here's who's on duty:

Thomas Straker - now until 3 October: Previously at Dinner b…

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Tracking when London restaurants are reopening for dine-in customers

As London restaurants reopen for customers dining-in, we're tracking who's reopening and when.…

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Silver Lining in Hackney will be the UK's first orange wine bar

updated with bar opening info 29/9/20

During Lockdown, popular restaurant Silver Lining revealed its plans to become the UK's first wine bar focused entirely on orange wine. In its first phase, it opened as a takeaway bottle shop with over 50 varieties of orange wine to choose from.

Now they're opening as a fully functioning wine bar with an entirely orange wine list and serving up seasonal small…

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Tramshed returns as The Tramshed Project, mixing food, co-working, events & more

 

During the pandemic, the Hix business went into administration taking Tramshed with it. But now there's a reprieve for the undeniably impressive building in Shoreditch as it becomes a space that mixes food, culture and co-working. 

It's been set up by Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast (Hawker House, Dinerama) and who created A Plate For London during the lockdown, fe…

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The Tapas Room brings tapas and wine to Brixton and Battersea

29/9/20 - updated with Battersea opening date

The lockdown obviously paused many plans to open new restaurants in London but we're pleased to see that many are moving full steam ahead with plans to open in our post-lockdown world.

And one of those brand new developments and one of those is The Tapas Room. They already had two restaurants - in Deptford and Tooting - but they followed that up…

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New London restaurants coming in October 2020

As autumn continues and the temperatures cool, there are still many new openings to look forward to in October.…

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Parliament's bar closing time exemption is overturned - updated

Updated 11.50am - well that was quick. Sky is now reporting that the huge backlash to this story has led to Parliament u-turning and closing down its bars at 10pm from today like the rest of the country.

This definitely isn't going to win UK politicians any friends. A story published today in The Times, and flagged up by Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive for UKHospitality on Twitter, reveals that th…

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Behind is a new chef's table restaurant for London Fields

Andy Beynon, former development chef for Jason Atherton, is opening his own restaurant in London Fields which is all centred around the workings of the kitchen.…

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Sonora Taqueria is the new Netil Market place from the Pollo Feliz folk

Over lockdown, Netil Market's Pollo Feliz did a roaring trade in deliveries with East Londoners becoming more than slightly obsessed by their tortillas. So much so, that they've been able to expand with a bigger stall and a new direction. As first reported by Eater, they've become Sonora Taqueria.

Sonora, as they explain, is "a taquería and tortillería focused exclusively on northern Mexican fo…

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Brat does brunch - Tomos Parry kicks off the weekend with lardo on flatbread

They came back from the lockdown all guns blazing with a hugely popular Hackney pop-up in addition to the original Shoreditch restaurant and now Tomos Parry's Brat is about to try something new. It's launching a brunch menu for the first time. 

Their amazing grilled flatbreads will kick off the menu, this time served with lardo and rich egg yolks, which is frankly quite enough for us to be s…

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Andrew Wong's Bloomberg Arcade restaurant, Kym's, is closing for good

It's almost two years to the day that we first gave Hot Dinners readers a first look inside Andrew Wong's new City restaurant Kym's. Now, the sad news is that the Bloomberg Arcade restaurant is not going to be reopening.

In a post on Instagram, the restaurant said: "It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to reopen Kym’s. The decision comes after careful consultation with all partners a…

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