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  • Lobos meat and tapas bar opening next to Borough Market

    5/6 - Updated with soft launch details

    An upcoming addition to the Borough Market area is new "meat and tapas bar" Lobos, set up by former Brindisa chef Roberto Castro, who's kicking off the project with some more Brindisa alumni too.

    There's a big focus on meat - specifically Iberico pork. So expect to see Secreto Iberico, a "hidden" cut between the shoulder and the

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  • A second Pizza Union is heading to King's Cross

    After a successful launch ai Smithfields, Pizza Union is spreading its wings and opening a second pizza bar - this time at King's Cross (close to the Honest Burgers there). 

    They specialise in Roman-style thin & crispy 12” pizzaa which are fire-baked in 3 minutes in their traditional domed stone pizza oven, which is apparently the largest in the UK. Again, the aim is to repeat the idea of the "pizza bar" so in the

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  • Jason Atherton to launch Social Wine and Tapas on James Street

    3/6 updated with pics of the interior

    You'll have spotted from our Coming Soon page that Jason Atherton is opening two new restaurants in London in 2015. And now we've got full details of what to expect from the first of them, Social Wine and Tapas. Essentially it's a place where the

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  • Megan's

    Updated 3/6/15 with opening date, menu and soft launch details

    They already have a restaurant in Chelsea and now Megan's is about to open a second in St John's Wood. 

    The original Megan's has been in Chelsea since 2005. They took over the site from an old antiques store and revamped it into a café. Last year it had something of an overhaul from its new owner Becky Mckevitt, who used to be sommelier at Salt Yard and has been known to

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  • Allan Pickett launches residency at The Sanderson

    Allan Pickett is certainly busy. He's not just opening his own restaurant, Piquet, in the heart of Fitzrovia with Bodean founder Andre Blais: he's also taken on the first ever summer residency at the Morgan Group's Sanderson Hotel.

    Allan - who was previously head chef at

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  • Roti Chai opens Chai Ki Toddy Shop in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf

    Always popular in its original off-Oxford-Street location and the odd pop-up, Roti Chai have now quietly opened their next restaurant all the way over in Canary Wharf - the latest to be part of the new Crossrail Place centre. 

    Chai Ki will be part Toddy Shop bar and kitchen, that part is open all-day now, and the dining room which is coming soon. Plus - they'll be doing breakfasts too (some of the dishes

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  • fromage

    Greenwich is getting a new bistro/deli devoted to fizz and cheese. Champagne + Fromage should be opening their doors on Church Street within Greenwich market next month. It's the third site for the group run by husband and wife team Stefano Frigerio and Maud Fierobe and cheese expert Franck Le Blais.

    The Greenwich space will be pretty small, with space for 20 inside and 20 outside. On the menu will be a variety of French food, including fresh tartines and the deli

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  • Jubo Korean brings chicken and more to Exmouth Market

    Following the pop-up on Rivington Street, Korean chicken specialists Jubo are one in a list of many changes coming to Exmouth Market.

    The main focus is the Korean chicken. So that's the crunchy chicken wings and boneless strips which are served in small plates or large platters, and glazed in Soy Garlic, Hot or Volcanic sauces. Alongside those, expect similar dishes to the original which include slow

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  • Caphe Pho coming to Smithfield from the people behind Caphe House

    There's a new Vietnamese restaurant coming to Smithfield soon and it's one that's moving there from Bermondsey. Caphe House is moving to Smithfield and changing its name to Caphe Pho in the process.

    Obviously, the star of the show will be their pho. Their stock (beef, chicken or vegetable) is made from a family recipe with 12 hours of simmering "to allow the stock to retain all its goodness and develop the

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  • Halva cafe and bakery opening in Fulham

    There's a new café opening today in Fulham (following a soft launch), by Lila Sarhang Zadeh, who has previously classically trained as a pastry chef in France. 

    They'll be making traditional bread using special flour known as “tradition flour” plus more bread including chia seed, flax seed and honey sour doughs - plus more varieties including vanilla and basil. Besides the usual pastries, they'll also have an apple turnover with a whole

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  • Dip and Flip opens second burger-dipping restaurant in Wimbledon

    Another fairly quiet opening almost snuck in under the radar today as Dip and Flip (already very popular in Clapham) has just opened in Wimbledon. If you're unaware of them, they specialise in the wonderful art of the French dip - sandwiches you dip in gravy. 

    The new restaurant will have the same menu as before - so that's either chicken, lamb or beef sandwiches or a range of burgers all served with gravy for

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  • smacklobster

    Talk about sneaky! Smack Lobster has just opened its second restaurant and this one's in Soho on Dean Street. We haven't been down to the original for a few months, but a look at the menu tweeted by blogger MelissaFoodie today suggests there are some new dishes available here - mainly lobster salads.

    The salads cost the same as the lobster roll - £10 - and come in four

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  • Kricket Indian restaurant comes to Pop Brixton

    Brixton is really booming: buoyed by the success of new ventures like Three Eight Four and Naughty Piglets, its restaurant and bar scene has never been more vibrant. Now as part of Pop Brixton, the self styled 'community campus' for start ups and small businesses, comes Kricket - an Indian restaurant offering small plate dishes, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.

    Kricket is aiming to combine the best of British seasonal

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  • Street Kitchen settles down on Broadgate Circle, selling sandwiches by the inch

    After years of running things from their airstream, Street Kitchen (founded by Mark Jankel and chef Jun Tanaka) is settling down. But they're not moving far from where that airsteam has been parked, taking one of the spaces at Broadgate Circle for their gourmet sandwich restaurant - selling huge subs cut down and served by the inch. We caught up with Mark Jankel to find out

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  • irvinggrill

    Irvin Bar Grill - a cicchetti joint in Crouch End - opened rather under the radar a month or so ago. It's run by the former drummer from Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, which will only be a big thing to you if you're as old as Hot Dinners and used to sit listening to their albums, in your 501s and Doc Martens, crying about how awful life was (it really, really wasn't).

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