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Gilly's Fry Bar is moving from Finsbury Park to the West End

Updated 30/5/18 with more details

OK, so now we're totally regretting raving on so much about Gilly's Fry Bar. Why? Because the Finsbury Park Japanese meets Northern Chippy is closing and relocating to the West End.

In an email today, owner Neil Gill revealed that "when we launched Gilly's Fry Bar a year ago, on the flimsiest of shoestrings, it was more in hope than expectation. It had long been…

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Casa Bonita Mexican bar is popping up in Kingly Street

Just a few weeks after Cinnamon Soho announced it was closing, the Inception Group (the folk behind Mr Foggs and Bunga Bunga and who also run Cahoots just around the corner in Kingly Court) have said they'll be popping up there with a new bar Casa Bonita.

The Latin bar will open towards the end of June for a six-month period serving up various cocktails using Bacardi, Banks and Santa Teresa rums,…

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Dan Doherty is opening his first NYC restaurant with Rhubarb at Hudson Yards

Exciting times for Dan Doherty. Fresh from announcing last month that he was leaving Duck & Waffle to set up his own restaurant comes news that the next project he's involved with is in New York. Doherty has joined Rhubarb food group as a Chef Partner and he'll be running the show at their restaurant opening at Hudson Yards.

Doherty will be in good company at Hudson Yards, which is opening on…

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Fresh pasta restaurant Bancone comes to Covent Garden with ex Locanda Locatelli talent

The latest promising pasta spot heads to Covent Garden. Bancone features a chef who trained in Locanda Locatelli and plenty of 10-hour cooked ragus.…

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Italian dinner at Selfridges' Alto brings over top Michelin-starred chefs

If you don't have the budget or enough days holiday to take to do a gastro tour of Italy this year, an upcoming event at Selfridges will do the job instead.

The newly-opened rooftop restaurant Alto by San Carlo is throwing one heck of a dinner in June where the chefs from five top Italian restaurants are popping up for just one night. All in all, there'll be seven Michelin-stars at the restaurant…

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Borealis is bringing Nordic food to Fora workspace in Borough

Workspace pioneers Fora who've worked with Stevie Parle at Palatino in Clerkenwell, are teaming up with restaurateur Soren Jessen for their next opening in Borough.…

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Bleeding burgers, boozy popsicles, the return of Rita's and more - your weekly news round-up

From more bleeding burgers to the return of Rita's, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...…

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Little Kolkata goes permanent in Covent Garden

Little Kolkata has been a successful supperclub specialising in Bengali cuisine. Now they're settling down with a permanent restaurant in Covent Garden with a bigger menu, new dishes and more.…

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Bagatelle London opens for business on Mayfair's Dover Street

With restaurants in all the key globetrotting hotspots - NYC, Miami, Dubai etc - a London branch was way overdue for this upscale international chain.…

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Hansom Lambert on winning on the Million Pound Menu and their upcoming restaurant Epoch

Episode one of the BBC's new business series Million Pound Menu - think Dragons' Den meets First Dates - saw two 20-somethings picking up a whopping £750k-£1m from backer Atul Kochhar for their English restaurant venture. Hot Dinners caught up with Ruth Hansom and Emily Lambert of to find out what happened next.…

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Test Driving The Petersham - the Richmond nurseries bring their A game to Covent Garden

One of two new restaurants opened up by the Boglione family in the heart of Covent Garden - this mixes British seasonal produce with an Italian aesthetic.…

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Adam Handling is taking on the restaurant at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they're putting all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel.…

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Joe Allen puts its off-menu burger on the menu for a month-long burger series with guest chefs

For years, the off menu burger at Joe Allen has been one of the worst kept secrets on the London restaurant scene. I mean, it may have been off menu but at any given time you'd easily have found half the tables in the restaurant ordering it.

And for four weeks next month the burger will actually appear on the menu as the Covent Garden restaurant celebrates all things burgers. They've invited four…

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