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  • Uber Eats' Restaurant of the Year Sandwich Sandwich is coming to London

    Uber Eats' Restaurant of the Year Sandwich Sandwich is coming to London

    12/7/24 - updated with the opening date

    They've been, literally, huge in Bristol and now the winners of the Uber Eats Restaurant of the Year award are getting ready to bring their massive sandwiches to London. 

    The person behind it is Josh Kleiner, who runs the sandwich business with his dad and brother, and they already have five sandwich shops in

  • Amélie, cocktail bar Luum and a reborn Sachi are coming to the Pantechnicon building

    Amélie, cocktail bar Luum and a reborn Sachi are coming to the Pantechnicon building

    Interesting news is emerging in Belgravia, where the Pantechnicon building has been closed for refurbishment. You may remember it starting out as a Nordic-Japanese dining and shopping hot spot that opened in late 2020.

  • Soul Mama sees YolanDa Brown bringing live music and fusion food to Stratford

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    Around this time last year, we were championing a new North London venue from YolanDa Brown OBE DL called Soul Mama that, thanks to some exuberant Kickstarting, was fundraising itself into record-breaking existence. Well, in terms of location, it now turns out that Islington’s loss

  • All the new London restaurants - recently opened restaurants in London

    New and recently opened London Restaurants

    Here's a complete guide to all the new London restaurants that have opened...

  • Upcoming London restaurants - hot new openings coming soon

    comingsoonAll the latest news on every upcoming London restaurant that's going to be opening in the capital. The only Coming Soon list you need.

  • The Barbary is opening in Notting Hill

    The Barbary are opening in Notting Hill

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    When they last opened a new restaurant, The Barbary team just went next door, but for their third opening, they're heading across town to Notting Hill. 

    Opening on Westbourne Grove (taking over what was Maddox Gallery), the new restaurant

  • Kol's Santiago Lastra to open Mexican restaurant Fonda in Mayfair

    Kol's Santiago Lastra is opening Mexican restaurant Fonda in Mayfair

    10/7/24 - updated with full details about the launch. 

    With the Michelin-starred Kol getting praise from all quarters (not to mention a place on the World's 50 Best list), it was only a matter of time before chef Santiago Lastra got ready to open another place. For that second restaurant, he's chosen Heddon Street, where he'll be launching Fonda. 


  • Ukiyo are serving up Japanese hand rolls in Covent Garden

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    It's been three years since London's first dedicated Japanese hand roll restaurant (Temaki, in case you're wondering) opened in Brixton. Now we've got a new one to try, this time in Covent Garden. Ukiyo is a counter dining spot in The Yards development in Covent Garden that's serving up temaki and sashmi. The chef behind it definitely knows what he's doing - Konstantin Tskhay used to be head chef at

  • Selin Kiazim is back with Leydi, a Turkish restaurant in the City

    Selin Kiazim is back with Leydi, a Turkish restauarant in the City

    We already knew that the new Ennismore hotel, Hyde London City, was planning a new restaurant for when it opened, opposite the Old Bailey. Now we're able to reveal what was pretty much an open secret, that Selin Kiazim, the chef behind Oklava and Kyseri, is going to

  • The Hound is the next JKS pub, opening in Chiswick

    The Hound is the next JKS pub, opening in Chiswick

    9/7/24 - Updated with opening details

    It's no secret that a lot of pubs are closing across the UK at the moment. However, we are seeing some of those snapped up and brought back to life. There's the upcoming The Pig's Ear (once The Chelsea Pig) which is being reopened by the

  • Kricket is opening in Canary Wharf

    Kricket is opening in Canary Wharf

    8/7/24 - Updated with an opening date

    It's been a while since we've seen the last Kricket restaurant opening, over in White City in 2018, but they're now getting ready to open some more.

    The first of these will be in Canary Wharf, opening in the North Dock area (close to the Elizabeth Line station there). If you're unfamiliar with Kricket, they describe themselves as "modern Indian

  • The new restaurants and bars opening in London this week

    The new restaurants opening in London this week

    Our regular weekly guide to what to expect from the week ahead in London, with the restaurants, bars and more opening their doors across town. After a very busy start to the month, things quieten down again, although there's the first new restaurant from Des Gunewardena (ex D&D).

  • Birley Chocolate shop opens its doors in Chelsea

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    Just over a year since Birley Bakery opened its doors on Chelsea Green the same team have now opened a chocolate shop and cafe on the same street. Birley Chocolate is ostensibly, as the name would suggest, a chocolate shop. But the new space has a proper cafe space at the rear of the store where they're going to be serving breakfast and lunch.

    On the menu there'll be overnight oats and croque madame croissants for breakfast

  • Mare Street Market open a huge new space at King’s Cross

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    8/7/24 - updated with the opening date

    Five years after it first opened in Hackney, Mare Street Market is opening a second home, across town in North London. Founder Marc Francis-Baum is hoping to have similar success with the concept in King's Cross.

    Mare Street Market King's Cross sees them taking over a huge space on Lewis Cubitt Square just north of Coal Drops Yard and next to the

  • The Dusty Knuckle come to Highbury Fields with a cafe in a van

    The Dusty Knuckle come to Highbury Fields with a cafe in a van

    Dusty Knuckle have arrived in Islington, and they're trying something new. While they've delivered by milk float before, this will be their first-ever bakery in an actual van. It's parked up in Highbury Fields (near the bottom of the tennis courts section) and they say they're planning to be there for the next 12-18 months. 

    The bakery will have a selection of bread (including