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The May Fair Bar re-opens after a big revamp

Reopening today after a major makeover, just in time for London Fashion Week, is The May Fair Bar at the May Fair Hotel. The swanky new look bar will feature its own range of signature martinis, a new menu of small plates and a new brunch menu.

Hot Dinners got a sneak preview of the menu and bar in advance of today's opening. On the breakfast menu, along with all manner of juices and smoothies yo…

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Hedone plans radical new approach relaunching with no menu

Well it's all change at Hedone which, in a surprise announcement today, revealed that it's to shut and reopen in a radical new form.

The restaurant is going to close for 10 days. During that time it'll get new furniture and the dining room will have a minor makeover, but when it reopens it aims to be quite a different restaurant. To start with there'll be far fewer seats. Right now it seats 40, b…

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Soho House launching Egg Break in Notting Hill


Updated 14/9/15 with evening opening details

Soho House, who are also being Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger, are about to branch out further with another restaurant that seems likely to pop up all over London. It's being launched in partnership with Ennismore the people behind 'The Hoxton' group of hotels and it's not the first time they've teamed up - as seen by Hubbard & Bell and Chicken Shop…

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Pasta bar Pasta Sereni gets ready to serve real pasta on-the-go in Piccadilly

There's a new pasta bar on Air Street that's getting very close to opening. Just off Piccadilly Circus, Pasta Sereni will be doing fast hand-made pasta to eat there or take away - so if you fancy an escape from the hordes of shoppers, this could be the place. 

Starting from £5, dishes include (although there will be specials too): 

  • Fusilli Sereni - tuna marinated in extra virgin olive oil, green…

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The Green and Fortune Cafe launches Project Pizza in King's Place

There's a new pizza place coming to King's Cross, and this one's inside the big King's Place building, as part of the Green and Fortune Café (so it's very handy for Guardian workers). They're launching the new Project Pizza. 

They'll be serving 12" pizzas from £6.50 - £7.50 (or by the slice from £3). Pizzas will include Spicy ground beef, caramelised red onion and rocket, and Roast piquillo peppe…

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Primrose Hill gets a new weekend food and drink market

North Londoners are getting a new weekend market and the launch line-up of traders is pretty darned impressive. The Primrose Hill Market will run every Saturday in the grounds of St Paul’s School on Primrose Hill Road. Top butcher Jack O’Shea will have a stall as will Tottenham-based Wildes Cheese, Hook and Son dairy, one of our favorite London charcuterie traders Cannon and Cannon.

The full list…

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The Dorchester adds the Parcafé coffee house

There's a new addition to The Dorchester that's opening in October. Yes, they're getting into the artisan coffee market with a new cafe called Parcafé, just next to their ballroom. They're aiming for a luxury coffee experience, with an emphasis on adding Dorchester style service. 

They'll be serving Alchemy coffee, teas and fresh juices, pastries, sandwiches and salads. Plus there will be cookies…

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Japanese Italian restaurant Aiko launches in Chancery Lane

Slipping under the radar slightly, a new restaurant which is a fusion of Italian and Japanese cuisine has just opened its doors on Chancery Lane. On the menu at Aiko are bento and fresh curries during the day for around £10 (all available to take away too) and then the evening menu showcases the fusion a little more. For that, current dishes include:

  • Robata of Beef with Scamorza, risotto with Sa…

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Gin trolleys and sharing dishes on the menu at the new look Cinnamon Club

MPs heading back to London after the summer recess have a new-look restaurant to check out. The Cinnamon Club has been closed while parliament has been on its holidays and has now repoened after a six week, £1m do-over. Everything from the private dining room to the main dining area has been reworked and they've extended that new brush to the food too.

Executive Chef Vivek Singh and Head Chef Rak…

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D'You Crab king crab seafood launches

There's a new street food kid in town called, D'You Crab, which is all about King Crab in various guises. They're launching at this weekend's Omnivore festival at the Truman Brewery and comes from Stan Dobrovolski (who has a background crab fishing) and Andrey Ryvkine (whose background is restaurants). Starting this weekend, they'll have potted king crab with poached pear and fermented herbs for…

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