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Flat Iron Marylebone is the next restaurant from the steak empire

One of London's huge success stories for their much-loved affordable steaks, Flat Iron, are opening a new restaurant that's only a few steps from Oxford Street. And they'll be adding wagyu burgers to the menu.

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New London restaurants coming in November 2020

As autumn continues and the temperatures cool, there are still many new openings to look forward to in November.…

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Bondi Green is Daisy Green's new flagship restaurant complete with A grade bakery

This new canalside flagship restaurant at Paddington sees the Daisy Green group go up a notch featuring an in house bakery from one of the founders of Puff, rooftop dining and loads of plant-based dishes alongside trad Sunday roasts and brunches.…

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Hoppers celebrate a fifth birthday with their new Cash & Kari delivery service

Today, it's been five years since Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers launched their first restaurant in Soho (along with long queues). To mark the occasion, they're kicking off their own delivery store called ‘Kalupol Chicken. It's starting with a range of spices, pantry items, snacks, ‘kari-home’ meal kits, bottled cocktails and Hoppers merchandise - with more being added in the coming…

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Six by Nico starts delivering with Home By Nico, kicking off with Bangkok

Only recently launched in London (see our Test Drive here), Six by Nico has been a big hit here as well as in all its other locations. Now it's kicking off Home by Nico - a four-course menu sent to your door ("four by Nico", if you will).

Much like the restaurant (which is currently cooking up a "New York" menu), the box will have a single theme and that will change every month. To begin with it'…

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The Conticini Café at Camden's Buck Street Market sees top pastry chef Philippe Conticini settle in North London

Top French pastry chef Philippe Conticini must really like Camden. He's chosen that part of town to open his second patisserie there this year. Having opened a Salon de The in the North Yard of Camden Market mere weeks before lockdown, this new 40-seater Conticini Café at the Buck Street Market will be a more casual affair. You'll be able to buy his pastries, but there'll also be an on-site boula…

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Edu bring their Spanish burgers to The Spit and Sawdust in Bermondsey

You may have seen them before at Flat Iron Square. Now Spanish burger merchants Edu are about to kick off a new nearby residency, settling in Bermondsey pub The Spit and Sawdust. 

They call their offering "Mixto" being a mix of Spanish and international cooking. Burgers coming to the pub will be:

  • The Spanglish Burger: 25 days aged beef patty, sherry pickled red onion, smoked piquillo pepper…

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ASAP Pizza returns to Flor for a regular Sunday pop-up

Before the main restaurant returned after the lockdown, Flor's head chef Pamela Yung tried something new, ASAP pizza, their own take on a pizzeria with a heavy focus on quality produce and heritage British wheats. It was, as you'd imagine, rather successful - so much so that it's coming back every Sunday. 

It'll be the first time that Flor opens on a Sunday and the whole menu will be an…

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London restaurants offering free kids meals and packed lunches during half term

London restaurants are stepping up to help out with Marcus Rashford's End Child Food Poverty campaign, supporting families over the half term. We've gathered together a list of the London restaurants we know who are helping out with free children's meals and packed lunches. Each is linked to the post on social media giving details of how and where to get hold of the free meal and what's on offer.…

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The AA reveals new London rosettes for 2020/21 with Muse and The Ritz getting four each

There may be a pandemic on, but there's still plenty of room for awards season. While Michelin is delayed until next year, The AA has announced this year's new rosettes (with a virtual ceremony, of course). 

The rosettes run from one to five - with the latter being particularly rare. With that in mind, here's who got an award this year (just focusing on London and on the top tiers): 

Fo…

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Jackson Boxer has opened a dive bar underneath Brunswick House in Vauxhall

With all that happening in and to the world of hospitality, folk in that industry could be forgiven for wanting to just hunker down, let the maelstrom pass them by and hope for better times ahead.

That's certainly one way of dealing with being in Tier 2 in the middle of a pandemic. Alternatively you could do what restaurateur Jackson Boxer has done and add more to your to-do list by opening a bra…

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Arôme Singaporean bakery is opening its first permanent spot in Covent Garden

Fans of Singaporean patisserie Arôme, which popped up for a while in Soho, will be pleased to hear that the artisan bakery is about to get its first permanent spot.

They'll be opening next month in The Yards development in Covent Garden. The huge new 2,000 sq ft store on Mercer street will have a glass wall into its open kitchen, showing you the patisserie chefs at work.

On the menu you'll find t…

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The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith. 

The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairl…

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Badger Badger is a new Deptford pub with yakitori and games

This new pub on Deptford High Street is offering a yakitori and fried food menu to go alongside a large selection of beers and board games. …

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The Cheese Bar opens Funk, a cheese shop on Columbia Road

23/10/20 - updated with the opening date and pics

Not happy with a cheese truck, a cheese bar, a cheese conveyor belt and a cheese barge - the team behind all those wonderful things has opened a cheese shop. 

Called Funk, expect the shop to have a strong focus on British cheese and, as it's specifically a cheese and bottle shop, there will be plenty of wine to pair with your cheese.

It's tak…

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