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Jackson Boxer has opened a dive bar underneath Brunswick House in Vauxhall

With all that happening in and to the world of hospitality, folk in that industry could be forgiven for wanting to just hunker down, let the maelstrom pass them by and hope for better times ahead.

That's certainly one way of dealing with being in Tier 2 in the middle of a pandemic. Alternatively you could do what restaurateur Jackson Boxer has done and add more to your to-do list by opening a bra…

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Arôme Singaporean bakery is opening its first permanent spot in Covent Garden

Fans of Singaporean patisserie Arôme, which popped up for a while in Soho, will be pleased to hear that the artisan bakery is about to get its first permanent spot.

They'll be opening next month in The Yards development in Covent Garden. The huge new 2,000 sq ft store on Mercer street will have a glass wall into its open kitchen, showing you the patisserie chefs at work.

On the menu you'll find t…

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The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith. 

The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairl…

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Badger Badger is a new Deptford pub with yakitori and games

This new pub on Deptford High Street is offering a yakitori and fried food menu to go alongside a large selection of beers and board games. …

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The Cheese Bar opens Funk, a cheese shop on Columbia Road

23/10/20 - updated with the opening date and pics

Not happy with a cheese truck, a cheese bar, a cheese conveyor belt and a cheese barge - the team behind all those wonderful things has opened a cheese shop. 

Called Funk, expect the shop to have a strong focus on British cheese and, as it's specifically a cheese and bottle shop, there will be plenty of wine to pair with your cheese.

It's tak…

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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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Test Driving Eldr at Pantechnicon - Nordic simplicity in a hugely impressive space

The new Pantechnicon in Belgravia brings together several restaurants and cafes, all wrapped up in a look of Japanese and Nordic Chic. We wend to try out their main Nordic restaurant, Eldr. …

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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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