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  • Mayfair's Lucky Club is coming to Camden with a roof terrace cocktail and taco bar

    lucky club camden

    3/5/22 - updated with photos and opening date

    Having made a name for themselves in the West End serving up cocktails and bao, the team behind The Lucky Club Mayfair are heading north. They've taken on a roof terrace space across the Chalk Farm entrance to Camden Market, on the former FEST site. 

    The Lucky Club Camden will specialise in Margaritas and Mezcal cocktails with treats like the Frozen

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  • Bubblewrap bring their waffles to Spitalfields Market

    Bubblewrap bring their waffles to Spitalfields Market 

    They're hugely popular in Chinatown and Covent Garden and now a third Bubblewrap has landed in Spitalfields Market. 

    If you're somehow yet to encounter these dessert guys (they do pop up rather a lot on Instagram and TikTok), they're all about their signature Hong Kong-style egg waffles which, yes, have huge bubbles all over them. These are wrapped into cones and then filled

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  • New London restaurants opening in May 2022

    New London restaurants opening in May 2022

    Fully into spring, things are really starting to warm up on the London restaurant scene. This month, we have the arrival of a much-anticipated Mexican restaurant, the next opening from Big Mamma and more...

  • Boundary takes over from Albion as Boundary Shoreditch's new restaurant

    Boundary takes over from Albion as Boundary Shoreditch's new restaurant

    There's change afoot in Shoreditch. Boundary London, which includes the hotel, restaurant and rooftop was bought by Harcourt Inns late last year (they're the people behind The Coach in Clerkenwell, The Hero of Maida in Maida Vale and more). Now we're seeing one of the main big changes as part of that - the unveiling of the ground-floor Boundary bar and

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  • Parrillan opens a new grill terrace at Borough Yards, and adds an indoor restaurant too

    Parrillan opens a new grill terrace at Borough Yards, and adds and indoor restaurant too

    They already have a mini-empire at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross with Casa Pastor, Barrafina, Parrillan and The Drop and now The Harts Group are doing something similar at Borough. El Pastor is well established, but with the new Borough Yards development, the group are adding a Barrafina, a new-style Parrillan and Bar Daskal too. 

    First up is

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  • Bar Daskal is a Spanish wine bar in Borough Yards from the Barrafina team

    Bar Daskal is a Spanish wine bar in Borough Yards from the Barrafina team

    The openings at Borough Yards, the new development close to Borough Market are continuing apace - and that includes three new openings from the same people, the Harts Group. They're planning to open both a Barrafina and a Parrillan - but also a new Spanish wine bar, Bar Daskal.

    We see it as something of a sibling to their The Drop wine bar at King's Cross. It has a list that's

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  • Dumpling Shack and Sichuan Fry are doubling up in London Fields

    Dumpling Shack and Sichuan Fry are doubling up in London Fields

    27/4/22 - updated with new details and the opening date

    Fans of John & Yee Li’s Dumpling Shack rejoice - they're coming to London Fields in a two-for-one deal that gets you both a Dumpling Shack and the new Sichuan Fry in one. 

    The London Fields restaurant will come in two parts. On the ground floor will be Sichuan Fry, which they're saying is the "main

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  • Xier's Carlo Scotto is opening Amethyst in Mayfair

    Xier's Carlo Scotto is opening Amethyst in Mayfair

    26/4/22 - updated with new address

    Until fairly recently Carlo Scotto was chef-patron of Xier, a restaurant that closed during the pandemic. But Scotto isn't standing still - he's getting ready to open his next restaurant, this time in Mayfair. After originally looking at a site in Stratton Street he's now secured a spot on Sackville Street. 

    Amethyst will carry on the

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  • Palazzo in Crystal Palace is an Italian bar and diner from the Made of Dough boys

    palazzo crystal palace

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    If you're a Crystal Palace resident wondering what's happening at the old Church Grill site on Church Road, well we have news for you. The space has been taken over by the team behind pizzeria Made of Dough and will reopen as Palazzo - an all-day Italian bar and diner.

    Music is going to be at the heart of this new SE19 place. They'll have a record library and a regularly changing DJ

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  • Tim Hortons is coming to London

    Tim Hortons is coming to London

    They've been opening branches around the country and it was only a matter of time before Canadian giant Tim Hortons descended on the capital. To start with, they're only getting as far as opening in Park Royal in Acton, but all that space means it'll be a drive-thru too. 

    What exactly is Tim Hortons? Well, they have about 5000 restaurants worldwide (the bulk of those in Canada) and are named after, and were set

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  • Audrey's comes to Bankside from the people behind Flat Iron Square

    Audrey's comes to Bankside from the people behind Flat Iron Square

    Updated 22/4/22 with opening date

    The people behind Good's Way and Flat Iron Square (a company that happens to be headed up by Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons) are getting ready to launch something new at their own Flat Iron Square, called Audrey's. 

    We're told the all-day cafe and bar will be inspired by modern bistros and have a menu that's going to

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  • Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot to open on the Thames, with "relaxed fine dining" in mind

    Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot to open on the Thames, with "relaxed fine dining" in mind

    A Hot Dinners exclusive. 

    It's had pride of place on the banks of the Thames, looking out onto Tower Bridge for over 30 years - and now Le Pont de la Tour is getting ready to launch something new. 

    Taking over the space that was once the restaurant's bar will be the brand new Le Pont de la Tour Bistrot. Designed by their

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  • The Modern Pantry is making a comeback

    The Modern Pantry is making a comeback

    First, it lost its founding chef Anna Hansen back in 2019 and then the Modern Pantry closed for good in December 2020 after their lease came to an end (it's now an estate agency, it seems). However, they said at the time that they were looking for a new space and now, according to trade

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  • The Residency brings music and a veggie-friendly menu to Notting Hill

    The Residency brings music and a veg-led menu to Notting Hill 

    Notting Hill is getting a new music-led restaurant and bar in the shape of The Residency. 

    It's opening on Westbourne Grove (taking over from the Gourmet Burger Kitchen site) and is promising a veggie-friendly menu with influences by both European & Caribbean cuisines by Head Chef Carniel Francis (previously Bentley's and Berners Tavern). On that menu, you'll find

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  • Revolve restaurant brings top guest chefs to the City

    Revolve brasserie 

    20/4/22 - Updated with the opening date

    We already have the new Carousel in Fitzrovia and Kerb Counter in Shoreditch - now there's another restaurant on the way that's a

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