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Dominique Ansel Treehouse is the chef's Cronut-free bistro and bakery in Covent Garden

The next opening from Dominique Ansel won't be all about the Cronut - but there will be a lot of pastry involved (and a more traditional bakery downstairs). 

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Japan Centre has just opened a retro Showaken ramen bar in Piccadilly

London's first Showaken ramen bar is now open at the Japan Centre's Panton Street location, serving up special ramens with a retro-style vibe.…

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Wing Shack Co is winging its way to Clerkenwell

Wing Shack has grown quite the following in Loughton, so they're coming into town with a new chicken shop in Clerkenwell. Expect wings, fillets, burgers and more - as well as a pretty varied selection of sides that includes plantain and cajun squid. …

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Bar Douro City will bring Portuguese food and wine to Broadgate

The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate. …

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Sambal Shiok is opening an economy rice takeaway next door on Holloway Road

Sambal Shiok in Holloway has been a huge success, with the warming bowls of laksa being a big draw in Holloway and beyond. Now owner Mandy Yin expands next door with a takeaway serving up affordable Malaysian rice boxes. …

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Bourne's fishmongers are opening an evening seafood bar in Highbury

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Ever since they first opened their doors in Highbury in 2017, Bourne's Fishmongers have been on a mission to share their enthusiasm for British seafood with Londoners. The duo behind it are Lee Bourne and John Long. Bourne trained as a chef at Islington restaurant Fredericks before heading into the fishmonger trade at top London fishmonger Steve Hatt. He teamed up with fel…

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Soho House's new spot 180 House will have a rooftop pool on the Strand

Not content with already having three of London's loveliest rooftop pools, at Shoreditch House, White City House and The Ned, the folks at Soho House are about to unveil their latest one in the centre of London.

180 House will be the group's newest outpost of the club and - as the name suggests - it'll be slap bang in the middle of the West End when it opens this spring.

At the top of this 1970s…

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Miko's and Bayroot are the latest to join Elephant park

 

There are big changes afoot in the Elephant and Castle area at the moment. And while those developments have come in for some criticism, the biggest of them is the creation of Elephant Park, which is creating a new area for homes, shops and restaurants. 

We've already heard about several restaurants opening. Ethiopian and vegan restaurant Beza has already opened, as has Koi Ramen…

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Perkyn's will be serving up coffee and craft beers in Tottenham

New to Tottenham is the upcoming Perkyn's, serving up coffee in the day and over 60 types of beer in the evening. …

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Halo Burger is opening a new plant-based burger bar in Shoreditch

In what is certainly the month for vegan and vegetarian-based offerings, popular plant-based burger bar Halo Burger (currently in Pop Brixton) are about to open their second restaurant, in Shoreditch. 

As before, they've teamed up with Beyond Meat, and they'll be the first in the country to be launching with Beyond Meat's 4.0 patty, which they say should taste more like meat than ever. Plus…

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Fink's Gillespie sees the Fink's Salt and Sweet team opening a Highbury coffee shop

The duo behind neighbourhood favourite Fink's Salt & Sweet are expanding - but they're not going far. Their second place will be a coffee shop on nearby Gillespie Road.…

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The Battle of the Bao is unleashed in Soho

If you're a big BAO fan, then January is about to get very exciting. They're about to unleash fifteen brand new baos throughout the month of January. Yes - fifteen.…

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Neil Rankin's Pepper collective promises 2020 restaurants from Tom Brown, Gizzi Erskine, Alyn Williams and more

Ok, then - We may have to consider rewriting our 2020 restaurant preview.

A brand new restaurant group has just been announced, led by Neil Rankin (Temper, Simplicity Burger) and Handley Amos (former regional director at Nandos and also behind Creams Cafe). They're teaming up with the SALT agency and they have quite the slate of restaurants lined up for 2020. Here's what's coming.

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