Brothers James and Thom are drawing on the Italian journey they made before opening their first pizzeria to inspire the design of their 12th restaurant.
After pop-ups and residencies across London, Club Mexicana are bringing their vegan Mexican food to Kingly Court.
It's early news on this one - but we hear that Clerkenwell is getting a promising new restaurant in 2020. It sees painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John) and architect Russell Potter (SODA) restoring an old Grade II courthouse for a mix of a creative studio and a restaurant with bar.
Good news for the many, MANY fans of Blacklock. The chops purveyors are expanding their group again.
They've set their sights on Covent Garden for their fourth restaurant. According to industry website Big Hospitality, Henrietta Street is
They're big in Hammersmith and Northfields and now Patri is coming to Ealing. There will be a mix of home-style Indian meat and veg/vegan dishes, all served up in a mock train setting.
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that.
Chef Tom Aikens has been out of the fine dining game for a while, but his new Belgravia restaurant seems him return to that with a tasting menu inspired by his life so far.
An ex-Galvin chef has an adventurous menu planned for this diminutive restaurant with just 12 seats in Paddington.
Opening today, Camden is getting a new all day spot in BARONYS Bar & Kitchen. Open from brunch through to cocktail hour, the menu sounds as broad and colourful as the interior design.
On the menu you'll find everything from burgers and chicken caesar salad through to watermelon tartar, rainbow devilled eggs and grilled octopus with garlic prawns.
Founder Rony Batista explains: “We have created a menu that
Sibling duo Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind new cafe/events space Queens which is opening in Mayfair in spring. They'll be combining their experience in hospitality and interior design respectively for their artisan coffee shop. Victoria was recently running the marketing for UMU & The Greenhouse while Grace project manages interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury property company Chartwell.
Queens will be
Rok may be gone, but Nordic dining in Islington is back with the opening of Skal. They've quietly taken over the space left by Rok on Islington's Upper Street promising traditional Nordic recipes but with a modern, seasonal twist from head chef Lauri Hilli (formerly Sanctum Soho). The space looks much the same as it was with Rok - it still has a stripped-back Scandi vibe, so fits the new restaurant well.
As for the menu - here's
Another US import is coming to London, hitting town just after Christmas. This time it's the turn of the House of Chimney Cakes, first set up in California by Hungarian model Szandra Szabó and Chef Omar Lara.
As for Chimney cakes themselves? They're Hungarian desserts that are traditionally called Kürtöskalács - we can see why they opted for chimney cakes. They describe them as "Hungarian Sweet Bread, freshly baked to order
9/12/19 - updated with opening details
A brand new 28:50 has quietly launched in Covent Garden. The wine bar group started off in Fetter Lane and grew to three different sites over the years, but right now only the Marylebone wine bar remains. The bar was previously launched by Xavier Rousset, but he left to open Blandford Comptoir and Comptoir Cafe.
The original venture focuses on 30 wines by the glass,
Having announced plans to close Kyseri, Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie have revealed that their new space will be open from breakfast onwards and will focus on Selin's bread and pastry making skills.
After an initial attempt at cracking the London market in 2015, French burger chain Big Fernand is back, attempting to woo Francophiles in South Kensington and hoping to replicate their successful business in France and also the UAE.
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