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Paris burger chain Big Fernand are re-launching in London

After an initial attempt at cracking the London market in 2015, French burger chain Big Fernand is back, attempting to woo Francophiles in South Kensington and hoping to replicate their successful business in France and also the UAE.

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som saa are crowdfunding for a new restaurant in central London

Update - 6/12/19 - They've reached the target in less than a week

This is all rather exciting. It seems like business is booming for East London Thai spot som saa. They've announced plans to crowdfund for a new central London restaurant.

In a post on Instagram they said: "som saa Commercial Street has been a labour of love, but now the time has come to fire the starting pistol on our second resta…

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Islington gets dinner and a movie with Odeon Luxe & Dine

Updated with full launch info

We've slowly been hearing what's planned for N1's Islington Square (taking over the old post office site off Upper Street) and now we've confirmation of at least one restaurant - but it's not a standalone one. 

Odeon Luxe & Dine is Odeon's latest attempt to bring dining and a movie together. So if the very idea of people eating away while you try to enjoy th…

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Eric Chavot will be leaving Bob Bob Cite at the end of January

Ah now this is a shame. News reaches us this morning that Eric Chavot, who made such a hit of the new Bob Bob Ricard restaurant Bob Bob Cité, is departing the restaurant.

In a statement issued today Chavot and the restaurant's owner, Leonid Shutov, say "Eric is to leave his post at the critically-lauded City restaurant at the end of January 2020. His departure is for private, family reasons."

“Si…

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Five Guys are launching a breakfast menu in London

Next week's a bumper week for burger folk Five Guys. Not only are they opening their 100th UK store (in St Paul's since you ask) but they're also about to launch their first breakfast menu in four of those stores.

Two of those stores will be in London - the new one at St Paul's and the Oxford Circus branch. Alongside the usual burger offering there'll be four breakfast sandwiches - all a variety…

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Chelsea is getting a new wine bar as Bottles moves west

Wine bar Bottles goes west. There will still be the selection of Italian dishes matched with their large wine selection - and a hidden private dining room too. …

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Greek-inspired restaurant Ampéli to open in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street may have lost the second outlet of Peruvian restaurant Señor Ceviche but will gain a Greek newcomer in its place. Ampéli is a new Eastern Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a strong focus on Greek wines.…

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Korean barbecue restaurant Yori to open in Covent Garden

It’s farewell to the Covent Garden outlet of Jidori and in its place is the third branch of Korean barbecue restaurant Yori.…

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Boom Bap Burger is coming to Bethnal Green

They've been big in Tooting Market and now Boom Bap Burger have found a permanent home in Bethnal Green for their mix of burgers and hip-hop. …

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Barbie Green is the latest from Daisy Green, opening in Barbican

This restaurant is the latest from the Daisy Green group and it sounds like they've got an excellent location just outside Barbican. And yes, they will have the all-day Aussie brunch. …

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Kol is the London restaurant from Noma Mexico's Santiago Lastra

He was the man behind the launch of Noma Mexico and now Santiago Lastra is opening his own restaurant in London called Kol. It'll feature Mexican cuisine with UK ingredients. …

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New London restaurants coming in December 2019

We're nearly at the end of the year and restaurants are rushing to open in time for Christmas. All of which means there are some proper crackers appearing before the Christmas break. So here are the biggest London restaurants that are opening in December. …

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Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm is taking over at Claridge's with Davies and Brook

This sees Daniel Humm take over the main restaurant at Claridge's. With his Eleven Madison Park regularly touted as one of the very best restaurants in New York (not to mention topping the World's 50 Best list), the expectations for this London opening are sky-high.…

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Chef Gary Rhodes has died - the restaurant world reacts

 

Shocking news this morning from Dubai as we hear that popular TV chef Gary Rhodes has died. The chef, who was just 59 and had moved to work in Dubai in 2011 died last night with his wife by his side. A family statement says:

The Rhodes family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of beloved husband, father and brother, Gary Rhodes OBE.

Gary passed away last evening, Tuesday 26th Nove…

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Mamago is Wagamama's new grab and go spot at Fenchurch Street

City folk in Fenchurch Street are the first to be able to try out Wagamama's new grab-and-go concept Mamago, which opened yesterday. Described as "Wagamama's little sister - more upstart, less sit-down" - the new space will be open from 7am through to 6pm

You can head in here early in the day for breakfast dishes like yuzu marmlade + mandarin coconut rice pot or a multi-grain coconut porridge wit…

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