The historic Black Horse and Harrow pub is being renamed Ninth Life as it reopens under The Laine Pub Company with a street food market and upstairs escape room experience.
We'd heard recently about the sad news of the closure of Islington's Rok - but things move fast on Upper Street and there's already a replacement.
Taking over is plant-based restaurant Slaw. They had a series of successful supperclubs and now they're going to the next level - with a residency in the old Rok space. They say "Our ethos is to produce deliciously healthy food in a sustainable and
The people behind Three Sheets are getting into the wine bar business with Top Cuvée in Highbury. Expect food from an ex-Naughty Piglets chef, a decent wine list to drink in or take away - and a few of their great cocktails too.
With the first long month of the year out of the way - it's time to see what's opening in town in February. Here's our rundown of the key restaurants to look out for this month.
There's a brand new restaurant opening at the Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia. Yopo will match European cooking with South American influences.
The 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).
Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Italy's institutions, serving up pastries and more since 1824. Now they're coming to London with all the favourites from the Milan original intact, including their classic panettone.
Comfortably riding the vegan wave, We Are Vegan Everything is a vegan cafe in Hackney from the same people behind Camden Market vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht.
Popular Taiwanese fried chicken chain Monga have chosen London's Chinatown for their first European branch.
The third Burger and Beer store has come to King's Cross, so if you like both of those things - this is for you. And vegan burgers are on the menu too.
Taking the space that once held Galvin Bistrot De Luxe is Ooty Indian restaurant. It comes in three parts - a fine dining restaurant led by the ex head chef of Vineet Bhatia London, an underground cocktail bar and an all-day casual dining restaurant.
The Soho bakery sister team are bringing their amazing biskies and more to The Royal Exchange - and they'll be offering a delivery service if you have a birthday cake to order or you just need something sweet delivered to your desk.
oining the arrival of The Camden Grocer and Camden Town Roadkill in Camden Market is this new rotisserie chicken restaurant with an executive chef who arrives here via Harrods.
The same people behind Walworth's popular Korean restaurant CheeMC are coming to The City. This time they're bringing a build-your-own Japanese/Korean lunchbox concept.
Kentish Town's award-winning bar Ladies and Gentlemen have opened their second cocktail spot, taking over the former public loos outside Camden Road station.
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