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West African restaurant Akoko to launch in Fitzrovia with a MasterChef - The Professionals finalist in charge

Akoko is the first project from last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila. He'll be opening this West-African influenced restaurant in Fitztovia

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Beam cafe is coming to Notting Hill

They've already opened successful cafes in Crouch End and Highbury and next up for Beam is a move west to Notting Hill.…

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Ruth Hansom takes over the menu at the refurbished Princess of Shoreditch

Taking proper advantage of the lockdown, The Princess of Shoreditch has had something of a revamp while it's been closed so it'll be returning with a new look next month. It's also coming back with a brand new head chef who you may have seen on Great British Menu - Ruth Hansom.

She'll be taking on the menu in the upstairs restaurant with dishes based on British provenance. That'll include:

  • Surre…

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The Breakfast Club go late night with Saint Elmo's Sandwich Bar

There are two places you can always guarantee queues outside in London - Dishoom and The Breakfast Club. Now the latter, having tied up the breakfast scene, are getting into the late-night market by opening Saint Elmo's (fans of John Hughes movies will get the reference).

Saint Elmo’s Late-Night Sandwich Bar will take over their Berwick Street Cafe every day from 5pm. As the name suggests it'll s…

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Islington's Homeboy adds a new Irish-influenced menu (yes, there are curry chips)

 

Islington's Homeboy bar is getting a new menu - and it's still got an Irish flavour to it. They've brought in chef Michael Williams (ex Chiltern Firehouse) and he's adding new dishes to the menu that include:

  • Homeboy Buffalo ‘Nugs’, made using nuggets of buttermilk fried chicken and served in Homeboy’s own buffalo sauce using Irish whiskey
  • Curry Chips with Ireland’s favourite cla…

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Native restaurant are relocating to the Essex island of Osea

If you read Marina O'Loughlin's evocative review of Vuurtoreneiland (Lighthouse Island) in the Sunday Times earlier this year and wondered, 'why doesn't London have something similar?' - well consider that question answered. From this Autumn, the critically rated Native restaurant is relocating to an island off the Essex coast. They'll be opening a restaurant on Osea Island, 45 minutes outside Lo…

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Jay Morjaria is opening his restaurant JAE as a residency at Dalston's Untitled

His 'plant-forward' food was enough to win him a £500,000 stake on TV's Million Pound Menu. Now chef Jay Morjaria, is going to be showcasing that winning talent at his new Dalston residency, JAE.

Having popped up with JAE at various spots across London over the past year or so, this new weekend slot at Untitled will be a semi-permanent base for Morjaria running every Thursday to Saturday night.&n…

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Shop Cuvee wine shop and deli is opening on Blackstock Road

There's no getting away from the fact that lockdown was hard on London. But, equally, it's fair to say that some businesses coped better than others. Highbury restaurant Top Cuvee didn't let any grass grow under its feet when the city shut down. It pivoted quickly to become a natural wine distributor Shop Cuvee - actually growing its business over lockdown.

Now that owner Brodie and his team have…

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Darjeeling Express heads to Covent Garden for a larger restaurant and deli

After huge success with the original restaurant in Carnaby, Asma Khan is relocating Darjeeling Express to Covent Garden. As well as a bigger space, there will also be a deli and a new incubator programme.…

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Korean restaurant Sollip in London Bridge opens

A Korean husband and wife duo with experience at The Arts Club and The Ledbury are opening their first restaurant in London. …

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Sabor returns - and there's a brand new look for El Asador upstairs

They've already been open as an alfresco restaurant for the past few weeks - but now Sabor is getting ready to throw open the doors to the actual restaurant.

The much-loved (and Michelin-starred) Spanish restaurant by Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose Etura will be opening both floors, but the top floor El Asador is seeing the most changes. Before, that was all about communal dining which, for the…

Read more: Sabor returns - and there's a brand new look for El Asador upstairs

The Archway Tavern has finally reopened its doors

It's been a long time coming but this weekend The Archway Tavern finally reopened its doors. Archway folk might have thought the day would never come when this iconic (in the true sense of the word) pub, which has been closed for five years now, would open its doors once more. But they are open and the place is looking rather lovely.

There's been a pub on this spot at the bottom of Highgate Hill…

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Cafe Deco sees Anna Tobias and 40 Maltby Street team up in Bloomsbury

Ex River Cafe/Rochelle Canteen chef Anna Tobias comes to Bloomsbury for her solo restaurant, which is backed by the team behind 40 Maltby Street. …

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants - 21 August

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Trullo, Snackbar, The Ninth and more...…

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Deliveroo and Adidas team up for cake trainers

If you're on the hunt for a new special-edition pair of trainers, these might fit the bill - but they're not going to stay in mint condition for long. Adidas and Deliveroo are joining forces to launch the ZX 2K BOOST (alongside the launch of a more traditional version of the trainers). 

Created by Sugar Street Studios, it does look rather impressive, we have to admit. Cut it open a…

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