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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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Gymkhana is reopening following a major post-fire refurb

 

It closed after a fire earlier this year, but one of London's most popular restaurants is on the way back as Gymkhana has revealed plans to reopen. They've taken time to renovate the restaurant while it's been closed, although the main ground floor keeps much of the same design as before (no bad thing). 

It's the basement which has had much more of a renovation. There, they've moved th…

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Maison Francois is a new brasserie for St James, taking the old Greens site

Taking the former address of Greens, Maison Francois will be a brasserie and wine room. …

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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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Barboun in Shoreditch is a Levantine restaurant from the Yosma and Hovarda team

The people behind Hovarda in Soho are opening a new restaurant in Shoreditch that's all about Levantine cooking over fire. It'll have a deli onsite too. …

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Chef Alyn Williams protests his dismissal from The Westbury in Mayfair

News hit social media last night that the well-respected chef Alyn Williams - who runs the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Westbury - has been dismissed from the hotel.

According to trade title The Caterer, Williams told them he'd been dismissed last month, after using the hotel restaurant for his own private event on a Sunday without permission. Apparently it was something he'd done before wi…

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Selfridges now have a Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar serving up champagne and cocktails

First, we had Claridge's launching their Loubi Express cocktail bar with just eight seats. Now Selfridges have unveiled their Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar in time for the festive season.

The oh-so-Instagrammable bar has just 10 seats and will serve up Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails including a Winter spritz, Belvedere spiced tea punch and a Hennessy ginger mule. There will also be champagne…

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Goods Way is a new live music venue, bar and street food space coming to King's Cross

The team behind Flat Iron Yard are heading to King's Cross for their next multi-purpose venue which will serve up live music, American drinks and street food.…

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