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London has two new matcha bars - on Tottenham Court Road and in Chelsea

Isn't it always the way. You wait for a matcha bar to open and two come along at once.

Already open is a popup matcha bar. OHH CHA BAR (pictured above) is currently serving up matcha and snacks at MUJI’s Tottenham Court Road store for two weeks.

Their menu features classic matcha blends, single cultivar selections as well as unusual loose leaf Japanese teas. And they'll be holding masterclasses s…

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Selfridges team up with Caprice for Brasserie of Light (inc a huge Damien Hirst crystal Pegasus)

The latest big new restaurant to open at Selfridges is the Brasserie of Light - their team-up with Caprice - the people behind The Ivy restaurants, Sexy Fish and lots more. And like Sexy Fish, this has a big old Damen Hirst installation front and centre.  …

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Take a trip to Gascony with Monsieur Le Duck popping up in Spitalfields

A new Spitalfields popup sees a former City worker do just what so many of probably fancy doing - opening a restaurant based on the food in our favourite holiday destination.

Monsieur Le Duck is the result of London Richard Humphreys' many trips to Gascony. Loving the place (and its food and wine) so much, Richard decided to jack in his job and open a restaurant around the corner from his old off…

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Tupps Cheese and Wine Bar pops up in Brixton

Two sisters, who grew up on a vineyard, have teamed up to trial their idea for the perfect cheese and wine spot for Londoners. Max and Kelly Tupper's two month pop-up in Brixton will be all about the holy trinity of cheese, meat and wine.

"We don’t pretend to be connoisseurs," says Kelly, "but [we do] want to serve interesting wines from small producer vineyards without baffling guests with a con…

Read more: Tupps Cheese and Wine Bar pops up in Brixton

Miracle at Henrietta brings the Christmas-themed pop up from the US to London

It's not too early to talk about Christmas is it? Probably not when it comes to the announcement that the Christmas-themed Miracle cocktail bar pop-up is making its way from The US to London to bring all the kitschy Christmas cheer. 

It's become something of a phenomenon in the States, popping up in dozens of cities (a total of 51 last year and 70 planned this year). Essentially, it's V…

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Lost Boys Pizza is coming to Camden (and is adding a basement absinthe bar)

Lost Boys pizza (based on a certain 1980s film) has built up a following in Archway and now they're opening their second place in Camden. Expect black charcoal pizzas and also a basement absinth bar - with absinthe fountains...…

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Honest Burgers rolls out its Plant Burger everywhere

 

Honest Burgers have fully embraced the vegan and vegetarian market. They'd previously been offering the Plant Burger (which uses Beyond Meat's burger which has a "bleed" effect thanks to the beetroot) only in King's Cross - but that's now rolling out to all of their branches across the UK.

That Plant Burger features: "Beyond Meat’s plant-based patty and Rubies in the Rubble’s vegan chipotle…

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Garden Room by Bourne and Hollingsworth will be London's latest high rise opening

The Bourne & Hollingsworth group are behind London's latest high rise opening. Garden Room at the Assembly Hotel promises amazing views over London with plants involved in the decor, food and even the cocktails.…

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Quique Dacosta to open Arros QD restaurant in London

What: Arros QD

In a nutshell: Quique Dacosta does London

Summing it all up: Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK with a restaurant that has a big focus on rice. And maybe a bit of paella.…

Read more: Quique Dacosta to open Arros QD restaurant in London

Stem + Glory vegan restaurant comes to Barbican via Cambridge

The popular Cambridge vegan restaurant Stem + Glory has completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch in London. Expect new dishes on the London menu as well as special dinner events.  …

Read more: Stem + Glory vegan restaurant comes to Barbican via Cambridge

Bodega Rita’s at Coal Drops Yard will be a deli, sandwich store and cave a vin

Fresh from their successful pop-up at Browns over the summer, Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce - the team behind everyone's favourite Rita's Dining - are opening a tiny deli and sandwich spot on Lower Stable Street in King's Cross.…

Read more: Bodega Rita’s at Coal Drops Yard will be a deli, sandwich store and cave a vin

The Sloane Street Deli is coming from Caprice - deli by day, wine bar by night

New reaches us today via MCA of a brand new venture from Richard Caring's Caprice - the people behind The Ivy, J Sheekey, Sexy Fish and more. They're also behind Mount Street Deli (pictured above) - which should give us an idea of what to expect from their next, Sloane Street Deli. 

What we know so far is that it's taken over a corner spot that used to be a Thomas Pink, and has views of Cado…

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Vegan influencer Loui Blake is opening Kalifornia Kitchen in Fitzrovia

An all-day vegan cafe in Fitzrovia, eschewing junk food in favour of healthy, nutritious dishes.…

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The Begging Bowl is popping up in Hoxton for a month

Peckham’s The Begging Bowl is on the move for November, with the restaurant to close for refurbishment and re-locate north of the river temporarily. Having launched six years ago, when it quickly got a reputation as one of London’s best Thai restaurants, co-founder Jane Alty says that the time is right to give the space a spruce up and has launched a Kickstarter to fund the refurbishment plans, w…

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Sushisamba is coming to the Covent Garden Opera Terrace

After many years of success at the top of the Heron Tower, Sushisamba is opening a second restaurant in London. This time taking up prime estate in Covent Garden's Piazza. Expect a mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food.…

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