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  • Yard Sale Pizza go south for their East Dulwich opening

    Yard Sale Pizza East Dulwich

    With six pizzerias around town Yard Sale are finally bringing their pizzas, made from 48-72 hour fermented dough south of the river. They're heading to East Dulwich where all the favourites will be on offer - from TSB to the New Porker.

  • Tommy Banks is opening a restaurant in London - but you'll need a seat at Lord's to eat there

    Tommy Banks is opening a restaurant in London - but you'll need a seat at Lord's to eat there

    One of the UK's top chefs, Tommy Banks from Black Swan at Oldstead, is opening a restaurant in London - but there's something of a catch (and it's not COVID related). 

    He's going to be in charge of the new Edrich restaurant at Lord's - part of the new Compton and Edrich stands that are opening in Spring 2021. However, to

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  • MEATliquor lands in Bloomsbury, opening in Brunswick Square

    meatlquor bloomsbury

    You win some, you lose some. In the same month as they announced they were closing their King's Cross venue for good, MEATliquor revealed the site of their next new restaurant - Bloomsbury.

    They'll be opening in the Brunswick Centre, taking over the old Las Iguanas site. It's a big spot with room for 120 folk inside and the same amount outside on a large heated terrace, which is going to prove pretty useful. Inside, expect

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  • Skye Gyngell comes to Shoreditch, opening Spring To Go

    Skye Gyngell comes to Shoreditch, opening Spring To Go

    Now that Spring in Somerset House is closed for the lockdown, Skye Gyngell is taking the restaurant on the road, launching in Shoreditch as a farm shop. 

    Opening on Redchuch Road, Spring to Go will be filled with produce from with Fern Verrow farm in Herefordshire and Heckfield Home Farm (Skye is chef at Heckfield Place too), alongside food from Spring itself. 

    The Spring bakery sounds fabulous

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  • Darjeeling Express heads to Covent Garden for a larger restaurant and deli

    Darjeeling Express heads to Covent Garden for a larger restaurant and deli

    After huge success with the original restaurant in Carnaby, Asma Khan is relocating Darjeeling Express to Covent Garden. As well as a bigger space, there will also be a deli and a new incubator programme.

  • Slow Richie's open a permanent burger joint on Peckham Rye

    slow richies opens on peckham ryeBrothers Alex and Richie Calver have been selling their burgers at the Brick Brewery in Peckham for years, but now they've got a permanent spot on Peckham Rye. 

  • Bompas & Parr launch jelly company Benham & Froud

    benham and froud jelly company

    Self-styled 'culinary deviants' Bompas & Parr have designs on your Christmas Day dessert. The duo have launched a new jelly company that looks set (pardon the pun) to win over Christmas pudding as a show stopper dessert.

    Benham & Froud is named after the old British company, founded back in 1785, which used to make the world's best jelly moulds. They made other stuff too, notably the orb and cross that now sits on top of St Paul's

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  • Flat Iron Marylebone is the next restaurant from the steak empire

    Flat Iron Marylebone is next up for the steak restaurant

    One of London's huge success stories for their much-loved affordable steaks, Flat Iron, are opening a new restaurant that's only a few steps from Oxford Street. And they'll be adding wagyu burgers to the menu.

  • New London restaurants coming in November 2020

    New London restaurants coming in November 2020

    As autumn continues and the temperatures cool, there are still many new openings to look forward to in November.

  • Bondi Green is Daisy Green's new flagship restaurant complete with A grade bakery

    bondi green paddingtonThis new canalside flagship restaurant at Paddington sees the Daisy Green group go up a notch featuring an in house bakery from one of the founders of Puff, rooftop dining and loads of plant-based dishes alongside trad Sunday roasts and brunches.

  • The Conticini Café at Camden's Buck Street Market sees top pastry chef Philippe Conticini settle in North London

    Philippe Conticini cafe opens in Camden's Buck Street Market

    Top French pastry chef Philippe Conticini must really like Camden. He's chosen that part of town to open his second patisserie there this year. Having opened a Salon de The in the North Yard of Camden Market mere weeks before lockdown, this new 40-seater Conticini Café at the Buck Street Market will be a more casual affair. You'll be able to buy his pastries, but there'll also be an on-site boulangerie, freshly baked

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  • Jackson Boxer has opened a dive bar underneath Brunswick House in Vauxhall

    brunswick house dive bar

    With all that happening in and to the world of hospitality, folk in that industry could be forgiven for wanting to just hunker down, let the maelstrom pass them by and hope for better times ahead.

    That's certainly one way of dealing with being in Tier 2 in the middle of a pandemic. Alternatively you could do what restaurateur Jackson Boxer has done and add more to your to-do list by opening a brand new bar.

    Not just any bar though.

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  • Arôme bakery is opening its first permanent spot in Covent Garden

    arome bakery opens in Covent Garden's Mercer Street

    Fans of patisserie Arôme, which popped up for a while in Soho, will be pleased to hear that the artisan bakery is about to get its first permanent spot.

    They'll be opening next month in The Yards development in Covent Garden. The huge new 2,000 sq ft store on Mercer street will have a glass wall into its open kitchen, showing you the patisserie chefs at work.

    On the menu you'll find their signature cakes and pastries,

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  • The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

    The Prince of Wales Townhouse is a new pub for Hammersmith

    The effects of the pandemic haven't been kind to many in the hospitality industry, with pubs and bars being hit particularly hard. So it's pleasing to see something that's bucking the trend - a brand new pub in Hammersmith. 

    The Prince of Wales Townhouse comes from the Big Smoke Brew Co, whose other pubs include The Albion in Kingston and The Brewhouse in Surbiton. Food-wise, there's a fairly standard pub menu of

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  • Badger Badger is a new Deptford pub with yakitori and games

    Badger Badger is a new pub with yakitori & games in Deptford

    This new pub on Deptford High Street is offering a yakitori and fried food menu to go alongside a large selection of beers and board games.