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  • The Audley is a brand new pub (and restaurant) for Mayfair

    The Audley is a brand new public house (and restaurant) for Mayfair

    Artfarm, the hospitality arm of the modern art gallery group Hauser & Wirth, have already opened the 5-star boutique hotel The Fife Arms in Braemar and Somerset’s Roth Bar & Grill.Now they

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  • Milk Beach brings its Aussie restaurant to Soho

    Milk Beach brings its Aussie restaurant to Soho

    They've become big in Queen's Park and now Australian restaurant Milk Beach is heading into town for a second restaurant in Soho. 

    They'll be opening in the new Ilona Rose House building on Greek Street (where The LIttle Scarlet Door will be opening too). As with the

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  • Riding House Cafe is coming to Bloomsbury

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    Another Riding House Cafe is on the way - this time to Bloomsbury. They've already been pretty successful over in Fitzrovia for over ten years and also with the Rail House Cafe in Victoria. As with those before it, the new Riding House Cafe will be a modern brasserie and will find its home in the Brunswick Centre and they're aiming for a club-like feeling with this one (no membership needed, of course). 

  • Harrods launch a new permanent Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar

    Harrods launch a new permanent Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar

    Harrods is on a bit of a roll at the moment. There's a new high-end patisserie on the way. And we still have the big launch of Frantzen due later in

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  • The Ivy Asia Mayfair comes to North Audley Street

    The Ivy Mayfair comes to North Audley Street 

    Updated 10/5/22 with opening date and booking info

    The Ivy Asia might have had a problematic history, but it's still continuing to expand in London. The brand, which in some ways is a slightly more affordable version of the same group's Sexy Fish, is opening its next

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  • Juliets Quality Food has a new cafe, coming to Clapham

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    Everyone's favourite Tooting brunch spot Juliets Quality Food is branching out. In an announcement on Instagram, they revealed that they'll be taking over the cafe space at Clapham's Studio Voltaire. The space itself opened last autumn with a residency by the Italian Supper Club but Juliets will be opening there from this summer.

    Called Juliets Cafe & Bar, the courtyard cafe sounds like a great addition for Clapham

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  • Brighton's Fatto a Mano come to King's Cross with Fatto Pizza & Beer

    Brighton's Fatto & Mano come to King's Cross with Fatto Pizza & Beer

    They're big in Brighton (and are also at Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon). Now Fatto a Mano are coming to London with a permanent restaurant - Fatto Pizza & Beer in King's Cross.

    First up are the Neapolitan pizzas. They include classics like

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  • Modern Malay Mambow returns, this time to Market Peckham

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    Chef Abby Lee's first foray into the restaurant world, Mambow, didn't have the best timing, opening in Spitalfields just weeks before the first lockdown. But now she's ready to hit the ground running with her second attempt, this time in Peckham.

    Lee is opening at Market

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  • Burger & Beyond's next stops are in Soho and Borough Yards

    Burger & Beyond's next stops are in Soho and Borough Yards 

    Burger and Beyond have had a pretty successful two years, all things being considered. They were one of the very first restaurants out of the door with a meal kit once the first lockdown arrived and they became a big hit (and they're still available too). Now, they've returned to real-life, mainly concentrated at their eat-in restaurant in Shoreditch (alongside their delivery and

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  • Belvedere in Holland Park sees the Goodman and Wild Tavern team take on an iconic restaurant

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    Back at the turn of the millennium, The Belvedere was quite the West London hotspot. It was a beautiful Holland Park restaurant with a new makeover by David Collins (much to local resident Michael Winner's annoyance) and was run by Marco Pierre White and Jimmy Lahoud. Fast forward two decades later and most locals would probably agree that the restaurant has been in need of a new owner to give it a new

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  • Napoli Gang are opening their first pizza shop, in Ladbroke Grove

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    4/5/22 - Updated with the opening date

    While we wait for more details of what the Big Mamma Group (the people behind Ave Mario and Circolo Popolare) have planned for their next big restaurant in Kensington, they're already moving ahead with bricks and mortar plans for their Napoli Gang brand which is now opening a pizza shop in Ladbroke Grove.

    If you haven't encountered Napoli Gang on Deliveroo

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  • Mr Fogg's Apothecary comes to Mayfair

    Mr Fogg's Apothecary comes to Mayfair 

    Mr Fogg's have opened bars across town, and now they're ready for their eighth - this time right in the heart of Mayfair, just down the road from Claridge's.

    Mr Fogg's Apothecary takes the familiar look of the other bars - it's based on Phileas Fogg, has a Victorian feel and it's designed with references to Around the World in 80 Days. It's taking over what used to be the Balls Brothers, but

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  • Chop Chop by Four Seasons is opening underneath The Hippodrome at Leicester Square

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    They already have three restaurants in Chinatown but Four Seasons are adding a fourth, just around the corner, when they open a new contemporary Chinese restaurant underneath The Hippodrome casino.

    The new concept, Chop Chop by Four Seasons, is part of a slew of new openings at the casino in the coming months, including an unnamed cocktail bar. Chop Chop will be in the lower ground floor of the building

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  • Upstairs at 23 launches at The Guinea in Mayfair

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Back during the days of social distancing, The Guinea in Mayfair made the clever decision to take over an old Pizza Express site across the road from the pub, to expand their dining space.

    Now, as the time they have with the site draws to a close, they've decided to have a little fun with the space. To that end, this week they're soft-launching Upstairs at 23 in the building's

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  • Black Bear Burger are coming to Exmouth Market

    Black Bear Burger are coming to Exmouth Market

    They started as street food before opening up their own restaurant in Brixton, have a space in Boxpark Shoreditch and now Black Bear Burger are growing again. This time they're opening a restaurant in Exmouth Market.

    Taking over what actually used to be a Dirty Burger (albeit launching with a complete redesign of what was there before), this is going to be bigger than their Brixton place so we

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