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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.

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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.

Already ou…

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The Water House project graduates from supperclub to restaurant

After running as a supperclub for a few years, The Water House Project is becoming a new restaurant in Hackney. They'll be serving up tasting menus from an ex Galvin La Chapelle chef. …

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Test Driving Sussex - The Gladwin Brothers move into Soho

The Gladwin Brothers have already had hits with The Shed, Nutbourne and others - this sees them opening their latest restaurant in Soho. We head down for a look.  …

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A Friends themed cafe has opened in Hornsey and it's playing the show on a loop

We're not too sure how long this Friends themed wine bar/cafe is going to be around, once Warner Bros gets wind of their existence (although maybe they do have permission, who knows?). So if you fancy combining watching your favourite TV show along with enjoying brunch, then you'd best get down here sharpish.

The Hornsey cafe, which promises to play episodes of the show on a loop, certainly does…

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Dan Doherty is returning with a new London restaurant Tila in Deptford

Around this time last year, after an HR investigation found him guilty of sexual misconduct, high profile chef Dan Doherty left his position at The Royal Oak in Marylebone. Following an expose in the Sunday Times, the story was (and remains) the highest-profile example of the Me Too movement hitting the UK restaurant industry. From the fallout, Doherty also lost both a TV show and his role at a h…

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Pidgin comes to Sons + Daughters King's Cross with their latest special

Back at work and in real need of a proper sandwich for lunch? Well, Sons + Daughters are bringing a little taste of their sibling restaurant Pidgin to King's Cross this month.

For January, Pidgin chefs Michael Robins and Hamish Pearce present their take on a Tuna Melt. It's sustainably sourced pole-caught tuna, horseradish aioli, smoked applewood cheddar, spiced onion relish, mango chutney, icebe…

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The cheese room at Le Pont de la Tour this January is serving up fondue feasts

Riverside restaurant Le Pont de la Tour certainly understands how to deal with January. They've reworked part of their alpine terrace to incorporate a cheese room where they're offering a three-course fondue feast all this month.

So if your idea of the best way to conquer January blues is by ingesting cheese, cheese and more cheese, then you've come to the right place. The room - which may be tec…

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Sarap is opening its first standalone Filipino residency in Brixton

They've already had successful residencies across town and now Filipino restaurant Sarap is about to open in Brixton Village with its first standalone restaurant. Its residencies have been heaped with praise, with a rave from Jimi Famurewa in the Standard, who called it "big-hearted food that mostly speaks for itself, naturally nudging you towards an intensely pleasurable, unprissy way…

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