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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 

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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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Test Driving Barullo - a City spot where the paella has the power to transport you

Rambla's Victor Garvey is back in the City with his latest Spanish restaurant, Barullo - and this time there's added paella. We head down to try it out.  …

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Corbin and King's next is a huge restaurant in the heart of Soho

Big news dropped last night in one of restaurateur Jeremy King's irregular emails. In between updating folk on the progress of Corbin & King's next restaurant Soutine, he casually dropped into the conversation that they were also working on a huge new place.…

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The Wolseley team are opening Soutine in St John's Wood

This is the next restaurant from the team behind The Wolseley, Bellanger, The Delaunay and more. This time it'll be an all-day restaurant serving French food with Russian influences.…

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The Sea, The Sea in Chelsea is fishmonger by day, seafood and Champagne bar by night

This latest addition to Chelsea's Pavilion Road sees the co-founder of Bonnie Gull opening a fishmonger and deli which transforms into a seafood bar in the evening. And he's bringing along a few friends to help too...…

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The Grand Duchess at Paddington is London Shell Co's permanently moored restaurant

This sister restaurant to the London Shell Co.'s crusing restaurant will be a permanently moored barge by Paddington serving up seafood and sparkling wine.…

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LA's Eggslut is opening on London's Portobello Road

 

Eggslut are VERY popular in various West Coast of the US incarnations and now they're opening in London on Portobello Road. Expect a variety of eggs in buns all day long. …

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The Depot will be Kidbrooke Village's all day dining pub

Huge new Greenwich housing development, Kidbrooke Village is about to get its first pub. Young's are opening The Depot this week and it's what they're describing as an "all-day dining community pub". This is the second time the pub company have teamed up with developers Berkley Homes. They opened The Naturalist at Woodberry Down up at Manor House last summer.

The Depot will be somewhere to work d…

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Santa Nata is opening two custard tart bakeries in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a little short of Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts), now that I Love Nata has closed on Endell Street - but another big player is about to join the scene. Santa Nata is opening not one, but two sites in Covent Garden this spring. It's run by a family of second-generation bakers who have been perfecting their recipe, so we'll be expecting something pretty good from them.&n…

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Kitchen FM take over Crispin in Spitalfields for a two week residency

A two week residency, kicking off in Spitalfields tomorrow, sounds worthy of your attention. Kitchen FM is two chefs French-born chefs Fabien Spagnolo and Max Truel. The pair both used to work at Frenchie Covent Garden and Pollen Street Social and most recently were The Corner Room and Stem. They'll be taking over the kitchens at Crispin in Spitalfields for a fortnight, serving up a series of sma…

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'O ver pizza is coming to St James's Market

They've been a big hit at London Bridge, and now 'O ver are bringing their pizzas to St James's Market…

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Martha's is bringing American food, jazz and drag to Soho

Taking over the spot once held by Jackson And Rye, this is a retro-styled restaurant with American food and revue acts. …

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Kith Treats cereal bar comes to London at Selfridges with soft-serve, milkshakes and more...

 

From today, London is getting a new cereal bar - but this is no Cereal Killer. This much more high-end approach is linking in with the launch of NYC's top fashion brand Kith, who have opened a store inside the Selfridges menswear department. And they've brought over the much-loved Kith Treats from New York too. 

Kith Treats is all about cereal (the founder of Kith is a r…

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