After running as a supperclub for a few years, The Water House Project is becoming a new restaurant in Hackney. They'll be serving up tasting menus from an ex Galvin La Chapelle chef.
We're not too sure how long this Friends themed wine bar/cafe is going to be around, once Warner Bros gets wind of their existence (although maybe they do have permission, who knows?). So if you fancy combining watching your favourite TV show along with enjoying brunch, then you'd best get down here sharpish.
The Hornsey cafe, which promises to play episodes of the show on a loop, certainly does have an aura of Central Perk around it, with all
Around this time last year, after an HR investigation found him guilty of sexual misconduct, high profile chef Dan Doherty left his position at The Royal Oak in Marylebone. Following an expose in the Sunday Times, the story was (and remains) the highest-profile example of the Me Too movement hitting the UK restaurant industry. From the fallout,
Popular Kentish Town brasserie Patron is expanding - they've picked Blackstock Road for their second site, serving up all manner of classic French wine and dishes.
Caravan coffee are starting 2020 strong with a big new tie-in with The Savoy. Not only will they be supplying their coffee throughout the five star hotel, but they've also taken over the hotel's Melba coffee store on The Strand.
The new coffee shop, which opened today, can be found on the corner of Savoy Court and The Strand and will be open from very early in the morning for anyone dashing to work and needing a caffeine fix.
With restaurants in Islington and Hammersmith already, Zia Lucia have won many fans for their pizzas - available in four types of dough from vegetable charcoal to the more traditional. This sees them heading to the City with their third pizza restaurant.
Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.
Expect pizzas made with Japanese ingredients at this new Maida Vale spot.
They're already in White City and (re) opened in the City late last year - now Waka are bringing their next Nikkei (Peruvian/Japanese) outlet to Tower Hill, on the edge of St Katharine Docks.
While wandering through Angel over the Christmas break, we spotted this restaurant that opened somewhat under the radar in December. Owner Tae Yeol Kim was apparently International Korean cup Championship 2015 Winner Bartender and is also a Korea traditional alcohol Ambassador. Ogam will serve up a Korean tapas menu (obviously) in a small restaurant that's primarily counter seating. At the time of writing, there's a choice
London's ever-changing restaurant landscape is moving into a new decade. Here are the top new restaurant openings to look forward to in 2020.
After launching to huge fanfare in Covent Garden, a second Din Tai Fung was always on the cards. Now they're taking over the space that used to be Vivi at Centre Point where you can get more of their amazing xiaolongbao.
Brothers James and Thom are drawing on the Italian journey they made before opening their first pizzeria to inspire the design of their 12th restaurant.
It's early news on this one - but we hear that Clerkenwell is getting a promising new restaurant in 2020. It sees painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John) and architect Russell Potter (SODA) restoring an old Grade II courthouse for a mix of a creative studio and a restaurant with bar.
Good news for the many, MANY fans of Blacklock. The chops purveyors are expanding their group again.
They've set their sights on Covent Garden for their fourth restaurant. According to industry website Big Hospitality, Henrietta Street is
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