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Cafe Kaizen cafe, bar and club opens on Hanover Square

Opening next week on Hanover Square is Cafe Kaizen. Taking over the space formerly occupied by Jalouse nightclub, they're billing it as a new concept for Mayfair, bringing East London's energy into the West End and tying it in with some New York-style cocktail culture and Japanese food.

Open from 3pm to 3am, there's an indoor marketplace for bright young designers, a cafe & juice bar, cocktail…

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Hawksmoor heads to Manchester for their next restaurant

Manchester is about to get another big-name restaurant as one of London's finest, Hawksmoor (who have only just launched Hawksmoor Knightsbridge - pictured), are set to open there next year.

They're opening in the Courthouse in the centre of town and, as Huw Gott says, "We love opening restaurants in heritage buildings, and the Courthouse is a beautiful late Victorian building. I hope we…

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Byron Burger Club's third night will be a Patty Meltdown

Tickets for the third Byron Burger Club night are going on sale tomorrow for a one day only event in Spitalfields which sounds like a doozy. Byron’s Head Chef Fred Smith will be serving up his own take on the Patty Melt - described as a "mutant offspring of a cheese toastie and a hamburger".

Fred's version will consist of two slices of buttered rye bread with caraway seeds sandwiching a loosely-g…

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End of the road for One Leicester Street

The hotel and restaurant formerly known as St John Chinatown, which went into receivership before becoming One Leicester Street when the restaurant was sold to hotelier Loh Lik Peng last year, has now been sold once more.

In a press release issued today, the Unlisted Collection revealed that they have now sold the property to Honky Tonk who run American diner-style restaurants in Clapham and Chels…

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17 London restaurant wine lists recognised in inaugural World's Best Wine Lists awards

7There's nothing but good news at the moment for Londoners looking for restaurants with great wine lists. Just days after the prestigious Wine Spectator awarded Clos Maggiore its coveted Grand Award, comes news that the city's wine lists have also been recognised by World of Fine magazine.

The magazine has just released the results of its inaugural World's Best Wine Lists. A prestigious panel of j…

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New York style salt beef and smoked salmon bar Delancey & Co coming to London

Opening this Autumn in central London (or "Fall" if we're going with the American theme) is a new "smoked salmon and salt beef bar" Delancey & Co.

It's from Daniel Moosah, who has spent years in New York and London researching the best delis and understanding traditional Jewish cooking methods (he's also put in eight years as a professional poker player). Moosah is aiming to offer London something a little different from the onslaught of "dirty food" we've seen recently.…

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L'Anima to expand next door with L'Anima Cafe

8/7 - updated with launch details.

Whenever we talk to people about L'Anima, hidden away in the City, we hear nothing but praise for Francesco Mazzei’s high end Italian restaurant. We've also been hearing details about the upcoming L'Anima Café for some time - it's been on Coming Soon for a while - but it's now finally nearing its launch date.

L'Anima Cafe is opening right next door to L'Anima on…

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APM at Zinc - breakfast at Centre Point

The lines between clubbing and eating out are blurring further with the opening of a new night spot APM at Zinc. The APM stands for Always Past Midnight. It's a members club so apologies if hearing about something you can't get into drives you crazy, but the food offering does sound particularly interesting.

The club has joined up with prestigious food magazine FOUR whose culinary experts have wor…

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Sager and Wilde to open Mission wine bar in Bethnal Green

Wine bars are very much back in vogue and heading up the pack is Hackney's Sager & Wilde, who have rarely been out of the press since they opened in August last year.

Now Michael & Charlotte Sager-Wilde are getting ready to open their second venue, Mission in the railway arches of Bethnal Green. Just down the road from the Town Hall Hotel, it's fast becoming one of the more exciting new fo…

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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge opening on Yeoman's Row

(Updated 3/7 with images and full menu details).

A new Hawksmoor is always something to look forward to and now more details have been revealed about the steak emporium's venture west to Knightsbridge.

Taking over the site that used to be jockey Frankie Dettori's restaurant Frankie's and has re-styled it in 1930's Art Deco. It'll have a basement restaurant like Seven Dials (pictured) which wi…

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