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  • New London restaurants opening in February 2022

    New London restaurants opening in February 2022

    February's new openings feature patisserie works of art, all the chops and the return of one of London's top restaurants to the scene. 

  • Gordon Ramsay is opening Restaurant 1890, his third restaurant at The Savoy

    Gordon Ramsay is opening Restaurant 1890, his third restaurant at The Savoy 

    Gordon Ramsay continues his stealth takeover of The Savoy with the reveal today that he's about to launch another restaurant at the hotel (in addition to his existing ones there, The Grill and The River Restaurant). 

    This one will be called Restaurant 1890 (so-called because that's the year that Georges Auguste Escoffier joined The Savoy). it's a

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  • Din Tai Fung are opening a restaurant in Selfridges for all your post-shopping dumpling needs

    Din Tai Fung are opening a restaurant in Selfridges for all your post-shopping dumpling needs

    27/1/22 - updated with booking details

    We've been waiting an age for Din Tai Fung to launch their Centre Point restaurant. So long, in fact, that they're getting ready to open another restaurant in the interim -

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  • Richoux 2.0 is reopening in Mayfair and it sounds promising

    Richoux is reopening in Mayfair with a brand new team

    Classic London cafe Richoux had been on the same spot in Mayfair for 100 years before it closed its doors last year. But now it's about to re-open under the same name. 

    Taking over the space are Jamie Butler and Lewis Spencer who met at Moor Hall and have experience at Eleven Madison Park in New York and Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons over here - so this already sounds very

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  • Mildreds takes over the old Angus Steakhouse on St Martin's Lane

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    It's good news for anyone looking for a plant-based spot to book in London's theatre district. Mildreds is opening on St Martin's Lane this spring.

    This'll be the vegan restaurant group's sixth London restaurant since they burst onto the London scene with their pioneering opening in Soho back in 1988.

    The all day spot in Covent Garden sounds pretty large - the two floored restaurant actually used to

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  • Marsha chicken restaurant is coming to Kingly Court

    Marsha chicken restaurant is coming to Kingly Court 

    We've discovered news of Marsha, a chicken restaurant that's on the way to Kingly Court. It seems to be taking over from the previous chicken restaurant, Whyte and Brown (and may also be from the same people). It's not the first Marsha restaurant either - they opened relatively quietly in Gabriel's Wharf back in April last year. Apparently, their produce is all free-range and comes from Yorkshire farm

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  • Truffle Burger are bringing all the truffles to The City

    Truffle Burger are coming to The City

    They've started out as street food before getting a permanent space in Soho last year and now Truffle Burger are getting bigger, with a new restaurant in The City. 

    As before, and the name really gives away, it's ALL about truffles - and there's a lot of them on the menu. Here's a taste: 

    • Truffle Burger - Beef & Smoked Bacon patty, fig jam, crispy onions, raclette cheese
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  • The Wong Kar Wine team are heading to London from St Petersburg

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    We were sad to see the back of Corazon, Soho's popular taco spot which failed to make it out of lockdown. Now there's news of what's going to take its place. It'll be a new restaurant from the team behind St Petersburg's Wong Kar Wine. Madina Kazhimova and Anna Dolgushina are the brains behind the operation which opened in St Petersburg back in 2014.

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  • Caia is a new wine bar for Golborne Road

    Caia comes to Golborne Road from the people behind Fiend

    Rishabh Vir and Tim Lang, two of the people behind Portobello restaurant Fiend, are getting ready to open something new in the area. This time they're taking over a site that was last a Flat Iron location to open wine bar Caia. 

    The wine comes from a list by Beth Brickenden (also behind the wine at Fiend) and we're told to expect Old-World wines from producers old and new, alongside

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  • Camberwell is getting a bouji new grocery, Gladwell's

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    Camberwell residents are soon going to have the perfect place to buy their daily comestibles when Gladwell's opens its doors this spring. The former Grade II listed bank will reopen as a grocery store, deli and wine vault. And it's down to the efforts of two key local businessman James Dye (who's behind Camberwell Arms and Frank’s Café) and Stanley Allen (Greensmiths and Peckham Springs).

    In addition to

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  • Commercial Road's historic Victorian funeral parlour becomes burger bar

    francis c walters commercial road burger bar

    From Victoria funeral parlour to burger joint, a listed building in Limehouse is coming back to life after years of neglect.

    Francis J Walters on Commercial Road used to have the most ornate facade, until a succession of rubbish owners stripped and painted the Grade II listed building and refused to comply with Tower Hamlets' enforcement orders to restore it.

    But now it's come under the

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  • Silverleaf will be a destination cocktail bar for The City

    Silverleaf will be a destination cocktail bar for The City 

    The City isn't blessed with an abundance of the best cocktail bars right now, but that looks about to change with the latest addition to the new Pan Pacific hotel. 

    The hotel opened before Christmas, but now it's getting ready to unveil Silverleaf, its cocktail bar - and it's brought in an impressive team to do so. That's Chris Tanner and Simo of Soho's Millroy's

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  • One Hundred Shoreditch will have a new seafood restaurant and a Mr Lyan bar

    One Hundred Shoreditch will have a new seafood restaurant and a Mr Lyan bar

    17/1/22 - Updated with photos

    London's Ace Hotel didn't manage to last the pandemic, with confirmation that it had closed permanently back in September. But just because Ace has gone doesn't mean that there won't be a hotel there. Instead - One Hundred Shoreditch will be opening in the space in 2022. 

    It comes from the group who also own the swanky

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  • Claude Bosi to open Socca in Mayfair, teaming up with Jamavar restaurateur

    Claude Bosi to open Socca in team-up with Jamavar restaurateur

    He may be edging closer to that third Michelin star at his eponymous restaurant in South Kensington, but Claude Bosi is also about to try something new in Mayfair. He's teamed up with Samyukta Nair, the restaurateur behind Jamavar, for new bistro Socca. 

    The restaurant will have a French/Mediterranean influenced menu - with a particular focus on the cuisines of Cannes, Marseille and

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  • The next Granger & Co is going to be in Marylebone

    The next Granger & Co is in Marylebone

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    It's early days on the details but we have news on the next Granger & Co restaurant - it'll be coming to Marylebone High Street. 

    The restaurant's taking the space once held by the much-missed pattiserie Maison Sagne (and most recently a Patisserie Valerie) and is planning to open in the spring. Here's what Bill Granger himself has to

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