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  • Pascor Aegean restaurant comes to Kensington (for delivery)

    Pascor Aegean restaurant comes to Kensington (for delivery)

    This Aegean restaurant focuses on cuisine from Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Turkey.

  • BookBar on Blackstock Road will be a bookshop, winebar and meeting space

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    The mid-section of Blackstock Road is becoming quite the food and drink hub. There's Patron (currently delivering lovely French dishes across town), Shop Cuvee selling natural wine and cheese, and Grin and Beer it with their craft beer.

    Joining their ranks, whenever hospitality businesses are allowed to reopen, will be BookBar which couldn't be more a product of the times.

    This combo space will be a wine bar, coffee shop,

  • Hot Stone is expanding with a second restaurant, in Fitzrovia

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    Exquisite sushi, top-level Kobe beef and ishiyaki cooking is on the way for Fitzrovia residents.

  • Bottle in Highgate Village is a wine shop worth seeking out

    bottle wine shop highgate village

    Hot Dinners first happened about new wine shop Bottle when we were up in Highgate just days before the current lockdown. The place had opened in November and, when we popped in to get something interesting to drink that night, we ended up chatting to the woman behind the counter and realised this place was worthy of greater attention.

    The place itself, in the heart of Highgate Village, was the brainchild of three

  • Sumi in Notting Hill is the new restaurant by sushi master Endo Kazutoshi in Notting Hill

    Sumi in Notting Hill is the new restaurant by sushi master Endo Kazutoshi

    Here's something that escaped our attention in the run-up to Christmas - Endo Kazutoshi opened a new sushi restaurant. If the name sounds familiar, it's because he's the man behind Endo at Rotunda, the very well rated high-end sushi restaurant with a view in White City. 

    Sumi had planned to open fully in December were it not for the restrictions. Instead, they've decided

  • BAO's next restaurant will be in Shoreditch

    BAO's next restaurant will be in Shoreditch

    Having only opened the King's Cross BAO for a matter of weeks before yet another lockdown, BAO are already getting ready to open their next restaurant. 

    This time, as first noticed by Eater, they'll be in the heart of Shoreditch, taking over

  • Knoops hot chocolate is heading to the King's Road

    Knoops hot chocolate is heading to the King's Road

    They've only recently expanded to Kensington, but hot/cold chocolate shop Knoops are consolidating that base with an opening planned for Chelsea. 

    If you're unfamiliar with them - here's what they do. You can choose either hot chocolate, mocha or milkshake and then the type of chocolate that's just right for you. The chocolate ranges from white chocolate or 34% milk chocolate flakes right

  • Baz & Fred pick Brixton Village for their new London pizzeria

    baz and fred brixton village pizza

    When none other than top chef Giorgio Locatelli proclaims your takeaway pizza to be worth of five stars in a taste test, then you must be doing something right. So it's good news for Brixton locals that Baz & Fred will be the newest food opening

  • Bando Belly at Peckham Levels wants to serve up proper London soul food

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    Opening their doors this week in Peckham are Bando Belly - a new food business that's a perfect mash up of food cultures. Serving up soul food fusion, it's the brainchild of Londoners Naz Ramadan and Alex Situnayake (who's also behind boozy ice pop brand Wavey Ice). The duo reckon they've come up with a menu that perfectly matches London's vibe.

    Dishes are inspired by the food cultures of America, the Caribbean, South

  • New Fulham restaurant FENN sees the team behind Hackney's Nest head west

    fenn restaurant fulham london

    The team behind popular Hackney spot Nest, are expanding to West London with this new seasonal British restaurant on Wandsworth Bridge Road. 

  • Flower Burger are bringing their day-glo vegan burgers to Charlotte Street

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    London's Charlotte Street is seeing a very European takeover this month as Herman Ze German makes way for an Italian import. Flower Burger originated in Milan five years ago where its oh-so-Instafriendly colourful vegan burgers were an instant hit. Since then, they've expanded across France and Italy and Fitzrovia will be their first London opening.

    Using natural extracts like

  • Japanified is Sugoi JPN's new delivery restaurant - with tacos and sliders on the menu

    Japanified is Sugoi JPN's new delivery restaurant - with tacos and sliders on the menu

    The latest place to kick off a new delivery service for the new year are Sugoi JPN - they've just launched Japanified - starting in Wimbledon and expanding to Stockwell soon. 

    Broadly inspired by the cuisine of Osaka, the team have taken international cuisine and - as they say - have "Japanified" it. There's two main offerings - sliders and taco

  • Top French chef Cyril Lignac is opening Bar des PrĂ©s restaurant in London

    bar des pres london

    Top French chef Cyril Lignac is hoping his brand of Parisian cool will sit well in London with this Mayfair restaurant being his first international opening. 

  • The Red Duck is a new neighbourhood Chinese restaurant for Balham

    The Red Duck is a new neighbourhood Chinese restaurant for Balham

    This Balham Chinese restaurant has a strong focus on sourcing along with celebrating the very best in Chinese cooking (with a view to training more chefs in the techniques too). 

  • The Roasting Shed now have a roastery and cafe on Hornsey Road

    roasting shed hornsey road

    Lucky Hornsey Road folk. They've waited patiently for a great place to get coffee and pastries and, like London buses, two came along in quick succession.

    Tucked in right beside the super popular Big Jo is The Roasting Shed which opened for business before Christmas. The artisan roasters, who also have a espresso bar over in Hackney Bridge, are roasting their own coffee and selling it in their new digs on Hornsey


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