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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. 

  • The Cheese Bar opens Funk, a cheese shop on Columbia Road

    The Cheese Bar to open Funk, a cheese shop on Columbia Road

    23/10/20 - updated with the opening date and pics

    Not happy with a cheese truck, a cheese bar, a cheese conveyor belt and a ...

  • A Nobu Hotel has opened in Marylebone's Portman Square

    A Nobu Hotel is coming to Marylebone's Portman Square

    Nobu Berkeley Street may have closed, but much of the the team has moved onto this bigger endeavour. The second Nobu Hotel in London features a huge new restaurant, a bar with a terrace and its own sushi bar. And yes, there will be Black Cod Miso. 

  • Sycamore Vino Cucina in Covent Garden is an all day Italian with a destination bar

    sycamore vino cucina restaurant london

    This new Covent Garden Italian sees top chef Paul Robinson inspired by Northern Italy from the nduja pizzas for breakfast through to hand-rolled pasta for dinner.

  • Joan is a new Mediterranean restaurant for Shoreditch

    Joan is a new Mediterranean restaurant for Shoreditch

    This new restaurant in Shoreditch takes Mediterranean food (with an emphasis on Greece) as its starting point, headed up by an ex-Caravan chef.

  • Rudy's is bringing a vegan butcher to Islington's Upper Street

    Rudy's is bringing a vegan butcher to Islington's Upper Street

    They already have a vegan diner in Camden - but in uncertain times, Rudy's have also branched into the "butchery" business in Islington - vegan butchery of course. They've taken over the site on the corner of Islington Park Street and Upper Street that was previously Burger Lux. 

    If you're wondering what exactly does a vegan butcher mean in practice? Well, you'll be able to stock up on some of their vegan

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  • Knoops bring their chocolate drink knowhow to Kensington

    Knoops bring their chocolate drink knowhow to Kensington

    We feel that Chocolate is definitely a perfectly acceptable way of coping with the current climate, so are happy to bring you news of a hot chocolate shop coming to Kensington High Street. Knoops already has a popular shop at Clapham Junction and Rye - now they're moving into Kensington. 

    Both hot and cold chocolate drinks are at the heart of the menu and you can create a bespoke drink using one of the 21

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  • The Silver Birch brings British cuisine and an chef with an impressive CV to Chiswick

    The Silver Birch brings British cuisine and an chef with an impressive resume to Chiswick

    This neighbourhood Chiswick restaurant is focussing on British cuisine in a menu led by Kimberley Hernandez, previously head chef at both Xu and Kym's. 

  • Truman's Social Club in Walthamstow gets ready to open its indoor section

    Truman's Social Club in Walthamstow is gearing up for winter eating and drinking

    As the reopening of London's restaurants, pubs and bars looms (we're definitely not calling it "super Saturday" though) we've already seen many ways in which restaurants are shifting the way they work, from removing tables, adding more screening and capitalising on outside space. But there are also two huge new additions to the scene that are really making the most of the increased demand for

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  • St John Bakery comes to Borough with Eccles cakes, doughnuts & wine

    St John Bakery brings Eccles cakes, doughnuts & wine to Borough

    The great St John Bakery continues to very slowly expand across London, amazing doughnuts in tow. 

    The latest bakery of theirs is coming to London Bridge and will be supplied with baked goods from their main bakery in Bermondsey, just down the road. So you'll find the doughnuts there (and you can bulk order in advance) as well as their legendary Eccles cakes, chocolate brownies, pastries and plenty

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  • Los Mochis brings a Mexican/Japanese mash-up to Notting Hill

    Los Mochis brings a Mexican/Japanese mash-up to Notting Hill

    This new Notting hill restaurant from a Middle East restaurateur is something of a mash-up between Mexican and Japanese cuisines with plenty of added mezcal and tequila. 

  • The Connaught unveils a brand new Patisserie (with a River Cafe dessert)

    The Connaught unveils a brand new Patisserie (with a River Cafe dessert)

    While you may not be able to have a martini at the Connaught Bar after 10pm, the hotel has just unveiled something new for the daytime - a brand new patisserie. It's on the side of the building on Mount Street with its own entrance, meaning you can pop in and pick up Connaught cakes and patisseries all day long.

    It's both eat-in and takeaway and they'll be featuring 10 seasonal patisseries,

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