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  • Yatay is a new Japanese grill restaurant for Soho

    Yatay is a new Japanese grill restaurant for Soho

    Taking the place of Ichibuns in Chinatown, Yatay is a new Japanese robatayaki grill restaurant, inspired by the izakayas and street vendors of Tokyo (indeed, ‘Yatay’ is a reference to those very street vendors).

    In addition to the aforementioned grilling, pickling and fermenting will be a big thing on the menu by Head Chef Marco Ardemagni, who comes from Sushisamba. That

  • Frank and Jackson Boxer launch Below Stone Nest, a dive bar on Shaftesbury Avenue

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    This is a turn up for the books. You don't normally think of Shaftesbury Avenue when you're looking for a cool place to drink in the West End. But a new dive bar being opened by the Boxer brothers, Frank and Jackson, sounds like it'll be the hottest place to be this autumn.

    Below Stone Nest sees the brothers behind Brunswick House, Orasay and Frank's Cafe in Peckham, take on the bar space

  • The Little Yellow door is coming to Soho, door colour TBD

    The Little Yellow door is coming to Soho, door colour TBD

    The Little Door company have been a big hit in Notting Hill with The Little Yellow Door (as well as having opened Little Orange Door in Clapham and the Little Blue Door in Fulham). Now they're opening their latest in Soho. 

    There's no word on whether the team have settled on a door colour at the time of writing - but we do know a few things. The first is that the bar is

  • Hithe + Seek at the Westin London City is London's newest riverside wine bar

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    There's one obvious USP at the wine bar opening up at the new five star Westin London City - the view. Hithe + Seek is right on the river with amazing views across the Thames to the Tate Modern and The Globe.

    It's one of two eating and drinking spots at this new luxury hotel on the north bank's Queenhithe, a part of London so old it's thought to have been a Roman dock even before it got its current name back in the 11th

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  • Gazette Chancery is a new trad French brasserie for Chancery Lane

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    City workers looking for a new place to have a business lunch or after work catch up should try out new French brasserie Gazette which has just opened up off Chancery Lane in the old Vanilla Black spot.

    The restaurant comes from Walter Lecocq, who worked with Alain Ducasse and Gordon Ramsay and was GM at Richard Corrigan's Lindsay House before setting up Gazette with Pascal Even in 2007. Since then, the

  • Gas Station in King's Cross is a pub and beer garden from the people behind Mare St Market


    Next up from the Barworks, the people behind Mare Street Market is Gas Station, taking over a prominent corner of King's Cross. 

  • The Gantry London at Stratford will feature a 18th floor sky bar and destination restaurant

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    Updated 15/10/21 with menu and opening date

    With Allegra at The Stratford getting such good reviews, the owners of new Stratford spot The Gantry London will be hoping for similar success.

    Their new hotel is part of the Curio Collection (a Hilton offshoot that also includes The Trafalgar and Lincoln Plaza). The 18 storey building was built by Ardmore who also did The Ned and Corinthia

  • Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    Here at Hot Dinners we've long been fans of the Holloway Road cheese and wine shop Provisions, which kept us well supplied in pâté and Dusty Knuckle potato sourdough throughout most of the lockdowns. So we're so pleased to hear that they're expanding, opening a second shop in Hackney.

    "The second Provisions will retain many elements of our original concept," they say, "while

  • Amsterdam's The Avocado Show heads to London's Oxford Circus

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    14/10/21 - opening date added

    Is this city big enough for two restaurants devoted to the avocado? The Avocado Show has been a huge hit back in Amsterdam since opening there four years ago (and they even had a pop-up here). Now they're hoping to work their brand of magic on Londoners, opening their

  • Panton Yokocho is a new ramen bar coming to the Japan Centre

    Panton Yokocho is Japan Centre's new ramen bar

    14/10/21 - updated with the opening date

    Late last year, the people behind Japan Centre opened Heddon Yokocho, their spin-off ramen bar on Heddon Street. It must have been a success because they already have another lined up. They're opening Panton Yokocho on, you guessed it, Panton Street - very near the flagship Japan Centre store.

    As with the previous restaurant, this will be

  • Toklas brings the Med to the Strand (plus a new bakery too)

    Toklas brings the Med to the Strand (and a new bakery too)

    A new Mediterranean restaurant (and bakery) is coming to the Strand, landing at the 180 Strand building (which is also where the latest Soho House is). 

    Toklas' chef, Martyn Lyons, has impressive credentials, having worked with Ollie Dabbous and at Spring and Moro and

  • Must & Lees wine shop, tasting room and school opens in Barnsbury

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    If you're hoping to broaden your view on wine and maybe break a little bit of out your comfort zone, then the arrival of new Islington wine bar and shop Must & Lees is for you.

    Newly-opened on Liverpool Road, this is the passion project of drinks expert Chris Cassell. Having worked in the booze industry for 15 years, doing everything from managing cocktail bars to working in the English wine industry, he

  • Lina Stores expands its pasta empire into The City, Clapham and Marylebone

    Lina Stores expands its pasta empire into Clapham, The City and maybe Marylebone with two (possibly three!) new site

    12/10/21 - updated with the City Launch date. 

    Fans of Lina Stores, the distinctive pistachio-green pasta restaurant and deli in Soho and King’s Cross will be delighted with the news that they are branching out. As reported by


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