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A Nobu Hotel is coming to Marylebone's Portman Square

The hotel business really does seem to be booming in London at the moment. Merely days after the confirmation of the NoMad hotel in Covent Garden, we now have news of the opening of a new London Nobu hotel. Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, it's their second London hotel (along with two other restaurants), after the first opened in Shoreditch. 

This time they're movin…

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Shaun Presland, top Aussie sushi chef is opening Pacific in London's Soho

It's been common knowledge for a while that Australian chef Shaun Presland had his sights set on opening a restaurant here in London. But last week, we finally found out exactly where. He's opening Pacific, taking over the space recently vacated by Foxlow on Lower James Street in Soho.

If you're wondering why this is big news, well Shaun's a hugely well-respected Aussie chef, who's spent yea…

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Yaki Yaki are serving up taiyaki, matcha soft serves and a croiyaki in Covent Garden

Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.

The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custa…

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Elizabeth Haigh launches a two month residency at Mortimer House

If you’ve been wondering where Elizabeth Haigh, the chef that won a Michelin Star at Pidgin, was going to pop up next, then you’ll be glad to hear she has a new central London residency starting in May. While we wait for her first permanent restaurant, you’ll soon be able to to catch her new eight week residency at Mortimer House, a member’s club and workspace in Fitzrovia.

Head Chef Lello Favuzz…

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New York's NoMad hotel is coming to London, landing in Covent Garden

Updated 14/4/18 with the address and more.

We first wrote about New York's NoMad hotel coming to London almost exactly two years ago - but now it's actually happening. 

We've now got confirmation that they're taking over the Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden, a 19th Century listed building that should look pretty damned impressive once kitted out. 

If you're unfami…

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Covent Garden is the home for Fishworks' latest fishmonger and seafood restaurant

This will be FishWorks’ third site - this time in Covent Garden - offering fresh fish to take home and a whole host of dishes to eat in at the restaurant.…

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Suzi Tros is a New Greek Bistro from the Team behind Mazi in Notting Hill

An open charcoal grill will be at the heart of this new Greek bistro, Suzi Tros, which will focus on seasonally changing small plates.…

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Ollie Dabbous is popping up at the Chelsea Barracks for the Chelsea Flower Show

 

If you haven't had a chance to get to HIDE yet, there will soon be another chance to try chef Ollie Dabbous' food in London - he's popping up at Chelsea Barracks, just as there happens to be a certain flower show on nearby. 

He's popping up at the Chelsea Barracks, which is a big new development in Belgravia. If you've wanted to see what they've been up to with the site - this will be…

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Smoking Goat wins the 2019 Young's Scotch Egg Challenge

Many, many eggs were judged - but only a few could be winners. Here's what happened at the 2019 Scotch Egg Challenge.…

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Emilia in Bonhams is the next restaurant from the Quality Chop House people

Emilia sees the Quality Chop House team take over the restaurant at Bonhams Auction House. It's inspired by the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.…

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The Prince's summer line-up features Jefferies - a new chicken concept from Patty and Bun

Over in West London, The Prince is gearing up for its summer season and they're going BIG. Not content with managing to install a retractable electric roof over London's biggest pub garden making it - at a click of a button - British weatherproof, they're also the first to showcase an entirely new concept from the folks at Patty & Bun.

The summer season kicks off on 25 April and, food-wise, there…

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H&M pick Regent Street for their second It's Pleat cafe opening

If you fancied the idea of trying out H&M's new Swedish cafe, but couldn't quite gather the energy to get out to Westfield White City to try it out when it first opened, then the good news is they're opening another much more central one.

The H&M HOME concept store on Regent Street will be the site of the second It's Pleat to open in the UK. Using all organic and locally-sourced produce there'll…

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Italian Alley in Camden Market offers everything from pasta to pizza along the canal

 

It's all change at Camden Market this year. We already knew about the huge new Hawley Wharf development that's planned for this summer and now there's a new section of the market, to be called Italian Alley. Essentially it's a grab and graze style affair, celebrating Italian cuisine. Here's what you'll find there 

Arch 1 - Brace

Armed with a Josper charcoal oven, this is…

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The Soak in Victoria is a bar and restaurant that likes a bit of fermenting

The Soak is a new bar and restaurant in Victoria that is all about fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining - whether it's for cocktails or food. …

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