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Little Bat in Islington has gained a restaurant with Little Bat Kitchen

Change has come to Islington's LIttle Bat, the cocktail bar run by the same people behind Calooh Callay - it's been divided into two. The front part of the building will remain the Little Bat Bar, where the cocktails will continue to flow as before - but there's a change at the back. That's become the Little Bat Kitchen. 

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Tonkotsu's latest ramen restaurant is in Shoreditch

Tonkotsu really are becoming London's chief ramen joint with this, their eleventh opening in town. Expect the usual ramen (and a signature Shoreditch option) as well as gyoza and lots more. …

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Brother Marcus is coming to Spitalfields

They've already had success with their restaurants in Balham and Islington and now Brother Marcus are heading to the City with their largest restaurant yet. Expect a similar Eastern-med approach to the cooking with some new dishes on the menu. …

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Jason Atherton and Michael Caines win big at this year's AA Hospitality Awards

The annual AA Hospitality Awards took place at The Grosvenor last night, and a slew of London's chefs, restaurants and hotels picked up gongs for their good work this year.

The big winner of the night was Jason Atherton who was awarded Chef's Chef of the Year - a key award as it's voted for by his peers.

In a heartfelt post on Instagram Atherton said: "every now and again if you are lucky we get…

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Junkyard Golf Club find a permanent space in Broadgate Quarter

Junkyard Golf have been one of London's longest pop-ups, taking over a sizeable space in Brick Lane for the past three years with their crazy golf shenanigans. But now they're getting to move into a permanent space, not too far away from where they first started.

They'll be moving into a massive 12,000 sq ft space in Broadgate Quarter, just off Liverpool Street. The new space will have room for n…

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Moto bar and shop in Covent Garden will serve up sake and top Japanese snacks

Moto will be focusing strongly around Sake and other Japanese spirits, aiming to bring lesser-known varieties to London - all paired with bar snacks too. …

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Alcotraz is bringing its prison-themed cocktail bar to Covent Garden

It caused something of a stir when it opened originally in Brick Lane, but the prison-themed Alcotraz must be doing something right - as they've just announced a new three-month pop-up in the West End. 

Coming to Covent Garden, this time it's Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight. It's a basement speakeasy where you'll have to smuggle your alcohol past a warden and guards to…

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Leyton's Yardarm open their own, permanent restaurant

Following a few years of popups and residencies, Leyton wine bar and deli Yardarm is now making its restaurant space a permanent spot and keeping it in the family when it comes to the chef.…

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Alan Yau is back with Chyna and Yau Grilling in Canary Wharf's Wardian London

  

It's been a little quiet on the Alan Yau front this year, but that's all set to change. The Evening Standard reports that he’s working on three launches for 2020, so expect to see a lot more from him.

The Hong-Kong born restaurateur, founder of the Wagamama chain, as well as Hakkasan in Mayfair and the Yauatcha branches in Soho and Broadgate Circle, intends to open two of the three re…

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Filthy Buns are bringing their burgers to Dalston's Three Compasses

 

Dalston is about to get a new burger bar, setting up shop in The Three Compasses. Filthy Buns, led by exec chef John Gladwell, will be settling down for a residency in the pub following their start on the street food scene this summer.  

Here's what's on offer:

  • Cheesy House (£8) - The ‘house’ cheeseburger. 45-day, dry-aged beef patty, double cheese (red & swiss…

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Trivet is the London Bridge restaurant from ex Fat Duck head chef and sommelier

The ex-Fat Duck Executive Head Chef's next venture will be in London and that he's also teaming up with another Fat Duck Alumni, Master Sommelier Isa Bal.…

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Bao and Hoppers are heading to King's Cross

We'd been hearing for quite a while that JKS Restaurants (the group behind Gymkhana, Bao, Lyle's and more) were eyeing up sites in King's Cross, but now it's getting closer to reality. As first reported by trade website MCA, planning documents have surfaced on the Camden Council website that confirms the move. According to the docs, they'll both be launching in the Pancras Square development…

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Folie is looking to bring a taste of the Med to Soho's Golden Square

This restaurant on Golden Square is looking to the Riviera and the Mediterranean for its influences and will have a design created by the people behind the look of Chiltern Firehouse. …

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YO! Sushi now has YO! Kitchen at Westfield London

Leaving their conveyor belts behind, this is a "full service" restaurant from the people behind YO! Sushi, with a focus on sharing dishes. …

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Pastaio bring fresh pasta to Westfield London, courtesy of Stevie Parle

This is the second of Stevie Parle's fresh pasta bars, following the original in Soho. Expect affordable fresh pasta and this time they'll also have some cheesy soft serve. …

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