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New London restaurants coming in April 2019

It's time to run down the new restaurants that will be coming your way in April. The upcoming month sees Champagne buttons, high rise dining (and gardens), top-rated sushi, Corbin and King's latest, Indian kebabs and more....

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Robata on Old Compton Street is serving up Japanese izakaya dishes in Soho

Soho's latest opening is a Japanese izakaya-style spot. Robata, which officially opened its doors on Old Compton Street today, is a project from entrepreneur Sonny Huang whose family has two Chinese restaurants in Birmingham.

Sonny has teamed up with designers turnerbates Design & Architecture to come up with this Japanese pub serving up dishes cooked over the open robata grill. On the menu you'l…

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Mercato Metropolitano is opening an food market in Ilford

They already have a successful market in Elephant and Castle, with another on the way to Mayfair. Now Mercato Metropolitano are going very east - heading to Ilford for the next opening. They're taking over an open car park, for a huge new 31,000sq ft market.

And sustainability really is the name of the game here as they're calling it a "circular-economy community food market". That…

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Taster is London's newest delivery-only kitchen serving up poke, Korean fried chicken and Vietnamese menus

London's food delivery scene just got a new boost with the arrival of European delivery company Taster. Founded by one of Deliveroo's top guys, they already have spaces in France and Spain and have now set their sights on the UK.

Like Deliveroo and Uber Eats they have their own kitchens and have been working with chef consultants, including the two-Michelin Star Korean chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre fr…

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Yard Sale team up with Matty Matheson for a Brick Lane bagel style pizza

 

Yard Sale Pizza do have a great line in guest pizzas - and the next one they have lined up is definitely worth taking note of. They're teaming up with Matty Matheson - he's the founder of renowned Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour and also the host of host of Vice’s "It’s Suppertime". He also knows a thing or two about making the perfect cheeseburger

He popped ove…

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Ben Tish and The Stafford team up for Norma, a Sicilian restaurant in Fitzrovia

Already working together on their hotel, Ben Tish (ex Salt Yard) and the Stafford Hotel are teaming up to create a new restaurant in Fitzrovia called Norma. Expect a Sicilian menu with Moorish influences. …

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Shake Shack Covent Garden is relaunching with a new look and dishes

Six years after it first opened its doors, the original UK Shake Shack in Covent Garden is about to reopen with a new look.

The revamped branch looks quite different inside and there's also going to be a outside area with heating for chillier days.

As for the menu, there'll be two new items on the menu - a Caramel Bourbon Shake, vanilla frozen custard blended with caramel and bourbon as well as a…

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Barullo is Rambla owner Victor Garvey's new city restaurant in Aldgate

There's a distinct Spanish flavour to restaurateur Victor Garvey's new City gaff which promises to liven things up in Aldgate.…

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Test Driving Orasay - Jackson Boxer does seafood in Notting Hill

Jackson Boxer (St Leonards) comes to Notting Hill for his next restaurant, a seafood spot influenced by The Hebrides. We head west for a look.…

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Parrillan is the DIY outside grill at Barrafina Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross

Barrafina's counter dining is already a big hit in all its locations - and now they're trying something new at King's Cross. They're launching Parrillan - an outside space where you can grill your own meat, fish and vegetables. …

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Latteria Italian cafe opens in Islington

A new Italian cafe on Islington's Essex Road comes from a seasoned restaurateur and promises an all-day menu based on the cafes of Milan. …

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Santo Mare in Marylebone and Osteria Napoletana in Notting Hill sees restaurateur Andrea Reitano focus on Italian produce

 

If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy the best Italian produce in London then restaurateur Andrea Reitano is hoping his two newest restaurants in Notting Hill and Marylebone will entice you with their day boat fish from the Med and Neopolitan cheese.…

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CHIK'N comes to Soho - the fast-food fried chicken restaurant from Chick n' Sours expands

The people behind Chick n' Sours are bringing their fast food fried chicken spot CHIK'N to Soho's Wardour Street. Expect their usual top class fried chicken sandwiches and some new additions to the menu too.…

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Dinner Time Story is back with Banquet of Hoshena at Westfield

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We were rather impressed by the way the last pop-up from Dinner Time Stories, Le Petit Chef, told a story on the diners' plates with the help of some fancy projectors. If you went along and enjoyed that - they've a new pop-up/show/meal on the way called Banquet of Hoshena. This time they're taking the story to Westfield Shepherd's Bush. 

Once again, there's a whole story that su…

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