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Harwood Arms chef Sally Abé joins Conrad London St James as Consultant Chef

She's made a name for herself at Fulham's Harwood Arms, where she won it a Michelin star - making it London's only Michelin-starred pub. Now chef Sally Abé has added another job to her roster - she has signed on as Consultant Chef at the Conrad London St. James hotel in Westminster. She'll be looking after four new openings at the hotel over the next six months - which should shake its food and d…

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A Nobu Hotel is coming to Marylebone's Portman Square

Nobu Berkeley Street may have closed, but much of the the team has moved onto this bigger endeavour. The second Nobu Hotel in London features a huge new restaurant, a bar with a terrace and its own sushi bar. And yes, there will be Black Cod Miso. …

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Sycamore Vino Cucina in Covent Garden is an all day Italian with a destination bar

This new Covent Garden Italian sees top chef Paul Robinson inspired by Northern Italy from the nduja pizzas for breakfast through to hand-rolled pasta for dinner.…

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Sketch launches a very Mayfair meals-at-home service

It was only a matter of time before somewhere like sketch joined the delivery revolution. Their new ‘sketch at home’ is a series of three meals and a drinks collection that you can either pick up from the restaurant or get delivered to your door.

Mmmm menu & Mmmm vegetarian menus are four-course meals created by sketch's Executive Chef Frederic Don. They're £75 per person (wine pairing is £45…

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Da Henrietta sees Italian Supper Club take over at the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden

 

It's all change for the restaurant at The Henrietta in Covent Garden, We've already talked about the return of the very Christmassy Miracle pop-up, but there's also a change to their restaurant, which is relaunching as Da Henrietta. 

That will now be headed up by Italian Supper Club - who have been running for 10 years and have already popped up at other Experimental Group (who run the…

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Joan is a new Mediterranean restaurant for Shoreditch

This new restaurant in Shoreditch takes Mediterranean food (with an emphasis on Greece) as its starting point, headed up by an ex-Caravan chef.…

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Rudy's is bringing a vegan butcher to Islington's Upper Street

They already have a vegan diner in Camden - but in uncertain times, Rudy's have also branched into the "butchery" business in Islington - vegan butchery of course. They've taken over the site on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street that was previously Burger Lux. 

If you're wondering what exactly does a vegan butcher mean in practice? Well, you'll be able to stock up on some…

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Christmas starts early with news of three Miracle pop-ups

With the usual celebrations at Halloween and Guy Fawkes night looking to be a little more subdues this year, the Christmas season is starting earlier than ever. And let's be honest, we're going to need a lot of cheer this year. 

First up is 34 who have already brought back their Miracle at 34 makeover in a team-up with Nyetimer. Essentially this means that every single inch of the restaurant…

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Tracking when London restaurants are reopening for dine-in customers

As London restaurants reopen for customers dining-in, we're tracking who's reopening and when.…

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The White Building Market is Hackney Wick's new sustainable shopping hub

If you're minded to find somewhere that gives more than lip service to sustainability and would prefer to give the supermarkets a swerve, then this new Hackney shopping spot might be of interest.

CRATE Brewery along with its neighbour's Silo is gearing up to launch a weekly market, selling everything from freshly milled flour for sourdough making to natural wines and refillable washing up liquids…

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Knoops bring their chocolate drink knowhow to Kensington

We feel that Chocolate is definitely a perfectly acceptable way of coping with the current climate, so are happy to bring you news of a hot chocolate shop coming to Kensington High Street. Knoops already has a popular shop at Clapham Junction and Rye - now they're moving into Kensington. 

Both hot and cold chocolate drinks are at the heart of the menu and you can create a bespoke drink using…

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Satsu is the new residency to watch at Homerton's The Gun

A promising new residency has launched at The Gun in Homerton (sister pub to The Compton Arms) and yes, you can still visit even though Tier 2 status is imminent. 

Called Satsu (that means ‘murder’ or ‘kill’ in Japanese - a play on The Gun's name), it's from Reece Moore (Four Legs, Dabbous, Texture and Bao), Jenny Phung (pop up Ling Ling’s) and James Shepherd (ran Haggerston cocktail ba…

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The Silver Birch brings British cuisine and an chef with an impressive CV to Chiswick

This neighbourhood Chiswick restaurant is focussing on British cuisine in a menu led by Kimberley Hernandez, previously head chef at both Xu and Kym's. …

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The three-tier coronavirus restrictions and how they affect restaurants, bars and pubs in London

Updated 19/10/20

Another day, another shifting of the eating and drinking landscape for the pandemic age. This week, the government has just revealed three new tier levels that will cover England - and as such may have an impact on the capital's eating and drinking habits. And from today (15 October) the news is that this weekend, London will go up to Tier 2. 

But first the good news - resta…

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Luke Selby and his brothers take over at Evelyn's Table

14/10/20 - Updated with full opening details

Over on the edges of Chinatown, Evelyn's Table is gearing up for a reopening with a changeover of chefs that sounds very promising indeed.

The diminutive restaurant, tucked away in the basement of The Blue Posts won a slew of awards when it first opened two years ago (and we were among its fans). But now they've brought in a brand new team to run…

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