• Chick ‘n’ Sours to open in Spitalfields

    chick n sours shoreditchQuirky fried-chicken outlet with a cult following, Chick ‘n’ Sours will open a fourth site in November. The 50-cover location in Spitalfields also features a new menu with plant-based offerings and a take-away option.

  • Casa do Frango brings its piri piri chicken to Shoreditch - and piri piri beer too

    Casa do Frango brings its piri piri chicken to ShoreditchOne of our readers' favourite restaurants in town is coming to Shoreditch. Expect their amazing piri piri chicken, brand new Portuguese dishes and piri piri beer too. 

  • Tonkotsu's latest ramen restaurant is in Shoreditch

    Tonkotsu's latest ramen restaurant is in ShoreditchTonkotsu really are becoming London's chief ramen joint with this, their eleventh opening in town. Expect the usual ramen (and a signature Shoreditch option) as well as gyoza and lots more. 

  • Spelzini in Shoreditch to become Luigi’s Bar at night

    Spelzini in Shoreditch to become Luigi’s Bar at night 

    There’s a bit of a shake up happening at Spelzini, the Italian cafe within the Forge and Co co-working space on Shoreditch High Street. During the day it is to remain Spelzini, offering, sandwiches, salads, and coffee, but from September 26 onwards it will now be known as Luigi’s Bar in the evenings.

    Although Spelzini currently has an evening offering, Luigi’s Bar is to apparently have all new food menus, plus a new

  • Nando's brings brunch to Shoreditch with Nando's Yard

    Nando's brings brunch to Shoreditch with Nando's Yard

    What's the most popular restaurant in London? Or indeed the UK? We'd be hard pressed not to give that plaudit to Nando's which has a legion of fans (and yes, we've been known to pop in from time to time too). Those fans will be very pleased to hear about the Nando's summer pop-up coming to Shoreditch in August. 

    And the biggest reason for the excitement will be the appearance of the Nando's brunch.

  • The Green Vic in Shoreditch is aiming to be the World's Most Ethical Pub


    What makes a pub, the world's most ethical pub? Well according to The Green Vic, which is opening in Shoreditch and billing itself as just that, it's "where everything you buy and use has a positive environmental and social impact."

    The pub is popping up for three months at Iron Bloom on Great Eastern Street. On their drinks list you'll find libations that, between them, support over 40 individual non-profit charities. So you can sup a pint of Brewgooder craft

  • Ember on Brick Lane comes from a former Come Dine With Me winner

    Ember on Brick Lane comes from a former Come Dine With Me winnerFormer Come Dine with Me winner Craig McAlpine has set up his own restaurant on Brick Lane. As you might guess from the name, there's a lot of cooking over an ember grill with an ever-changing seasonal menu. 

  • Gloria


    Full-on Italian restaurant in Shoreditch

  • Le Bun are back with their truffle burgers at a Truman Brewery pop-up

    Le Bun are back with their truffle burgers at a Truman Brewery pop-up 

    We do quite love Le Bun burgers so it's very good indeed to hear about their return to London. While it was possible to eat Le Bun burgers at the sadly departed Carte Blanche in London Fields, this will be a proper return for the French/American-inspired burgers by Andy Taylor. 

    This time, they're in

  • Cook Love at Dinerama sees the team behind Michelin-starred Pied a Terre take on street food

    pied a terre cook love dinerama

    Normally you'd expect to find start-ups using street food as a way to test their food. But a new restaurant hitting London's street food scene already has that expertise in spades. Pied a Terre opened 28 years ago, but now the Michelin-starred restaurant's chef Asimakis Chaniotis and Pied à Terre Founder, David Moore are taking to the streets.

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  • Million Pound Menu winner Tiger Bites gets a residency in Shoreditch and a Deliveroo Kitchen slot


    Last night saw a new episode of Fred Sirieix's BBC show Million Pound Menu and London-based duo Scott & Lacey's Tiger Bites - serving up Asian fusion street food - came out top. And for their efforts, they won a slot at one of Deliveroo's kitchens. Which means that now, if you happen to live or work in East London, you can get their food delivered right to your door.

    But the even better news - if you don't have an East London postcode and still want to try

  • Test Driving Gloria - a gloriously OTT Italian trattoria in Shoreditch

    girellaParisian restaurant folk Big Mamma Group picked Shoreditch for their first London restaurant opening. We went to see how their upbeat Italian trattoria fits into the London restaurant scene.

  • Gloria sees Big Mamma bring their Italian trattoria to London (via Paris)

    Gloria sees Big Mamma bring their Italian trattoria to LondonThe Big Mamma group in Paris have had huge hits with their trattorias and now they're coming to London with Gloria, taking over a big space in Shoreditch. Expect Italian food in a classic looking space (as well as a hidden 80s-set dining room). 

  • Test Driving Gizzi Erskine's Filth popup in Shoreditch - fast but guilt-free food

    purefilthGizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson have taken their dream to open plant-based burger shop Filth a step further with a three-month popup in Shoreditch. We went to check it out. 

  • A fried chicken and eyeliner pop-up is coming to Shoreditch

    A fried chicken and make-up pop-up is coming to Shoreditch 

    Well, this is a collaboration we weren't quite expecting. The latest pop-up to hit Shoreditch is a mash-up of fried chicken wings and eyeliner - courtesy of Mother Clucker and Benefit Cosmetics. 

    The mind slightly boggles, but in the store - called JUST Wing IT - we're told that you'll be able to pop in, order your wings and get a demo of the liquid matte eyeliner while you're snacking away (eating wings and doing


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