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  • St Martin’s House takes over the old Tredwells site in Covent Garden

    St Martin’s House takes over the old Tredwells site in Covent Garden

    If you were wondering what the plan was for the former Tredwells site in Seven Dials, near Covent Garden, then wonder no more. Having been closed since September 2021, it will re-open as St Martin’s House: a three-floor venue, housing a ground-floor bar, with an all-day restaurant spanning the first and basement levels.

    It’s brought to you by Aspirational Brands, also

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  • Umbrella Workshop is a tiny new Shoreditch bar from the Discount Suit Company team

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    If you like to be the one in your group who always knows where the hot new bar is, then you should have Umbrella Workshop, which has just opened its doors in Shoreditch, on your radar.

    The tiny bar - there are just 12 seats - is from the team who run The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company and it's attached to their cocktail shop The Umbrella Project. So you can try anything they sell in the shop and - if

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  • VQ, the 24-hour restaurant is coming to Islington

    VQ, the 24-hour restaurant is coming to Islington

    24-hour restaurant specialists VQ (which stands for "Vingt Quatre") have a brand new site lined up - they're coming to Islington. 

    Taking over the space that used to be Comedor, they'll be right on Upper Street and you can expect the same kind of menu as the other VQs (in Chelsea, Bloomsbury and Aldgate). The main event is their "Breakfast Any Time" which, as you might expect, means that you

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  • Mano Mayfair sees Luciana Berry bringing Nikkei cuisine to Heddon Street

    Mano Mayfair sees Luciana Berry bringing Nikkei cuisine to Heddon Street

    Updated 7/3/22 with soft launch info

    There's a lot of change around Heddon Street at the moment. We've had the launch of Sarap, there's a David Bowie pop-up shop and we're waiting to see what's happening with the Momo

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  • Social Pantry to open Design Restaurant at Chelsea Harbour's Design Centre

    Social Pantry to open Design Restaurant at Chelsea Harbour's Design Museum 

    They have a couple of cafes across London - at Lavender Hill and Crane's Kitchen in Peckham - and now Social Pantry are coming to Chelsea Harbour for their first full-blown restaurant. 

    They're teaming up with the Design Centre there, and will be setting up shop in what used to be the Dome Café. As with their other cafés, they'll source from a small

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  • New London restaurants opening in March 2022

    New London restaurants opening in March 2022

    With spring firmly here, London's restaurant openings are really heating up in March with some big new openings on the horizon.  

  • The Big Mamma Group hits up Kensington High Street for their next restaurant

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    It's been more than six months since they last opened a crazy old restaurant in London (Ave Mario) so of course the Big Mamma Group are already working on the next big place.

    According to trade title Propel, they're focusing their next efforts on Kensington High Street, taking over

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  • The Westbury is becoming The St Regis London, adding a new restaurant

    The Westbury is becoming The St Regis London, adding a new restaurant

    London's run of fancy new hotels is continuing apace. Alongside One Hundred Shoreditch, there are also big plans for Admiralty Arch,

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  • Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    28/2/22 - Updated with more info and the opening date

    Here at Hot Dinners, we've long been fans of the Holloway Road cheese and wine shop Provisions, which kept us well supplied in pâté and Dusty Knuckle potato sourdough throughout most of the lockdowns. So we're so pleased to hear that they're expanding, opening a second shop in Hackney.

    "The second

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  • Tattu Chinese restaurant comes to London in a revamped Denmark Street

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    2/3/22 - updated with more opening details

    We've already had Six by Nico and the upcoming Mowgli, now another out-of-town restaurant group is looking to make a stamp on

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  • The Princess Royal in Notting Hill is a new pub for Cubitt House and Ben Tish

    The Princess Royal is a new pub for Cubitt House and Ben Tish 

    28/2/22 - Updated with the opening date and menu details

    Recently Ben Tish left his Fitzrovia restaurant Norma and joined up with pub group Cubitt House to completely revamp their food offering (in a role not too dissimilar to the one he had at Salt Yard). As part of this, he's been overhauling the food in pubs like The Coach Makers Arms in Marylebone (together with

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  • Ex-Petrus head chef Larry Jayasekara to open restaurant on Bruton Place

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    Over in Mayfair at the top end of Berkeley Square, a new food thoroughfare is emerging on Bruton Place. Right now it's home to both the Guinea Grill and Bellamy's - and more recently has seen the Gentlemen Barristas and new lifestyle cafe Lali open.

    Now, work is progressing on a huge new restaurant which will see the former head chef of Petrus, Larry Jayasekara open his first solo restaurant there. Jayasekara, whose

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  • Flesh & Buns head to Kensington for their latest restaurant

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    25/2/22 - updated with launch details

    Flesh & Buns are heading west for their third restaurant, opening up their latest just off High Street Kensington. Taking over what was previously Sticky Fingers on Phillimore Gardens, the new site will be their biggest yet and will offer Flesh & Buns’ usual Japanese izakaya and Nikkei-inspired dishes, along with whisky, sake, and beers for the full

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  • Lisboeta is Nuno Mendes' new Lisbon-inspired Charlotte Street restaurant

    Lisboeta is Nuno Mendes' new Lisbon-inspired Charlotte Street restaurant

    25/2/22 - updated with the opening date

    There have been rumblings for some time that top chef Nuno Mendes was fully returning to the London restaurant scene. Since leaving his previous Shoreditch restaurant, Maos, he's been popping up from time to time (like doing brunch at The Scolt Head) but we've been eagerly waiting for a new

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  • Butchies bring their buttermilk chicken to Ealing Filmworks

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    If the source of your happiness lies in eating the perfect fried chicken sandwich and you live in West London we bring you joyful - if waistline-thickening - good news. Butchies are heading your way with their buttermilk fried chicken.

    The growing food group - they have spots all over London now from Shoreditch to Clapham - will be taking a space in the new Filmworks development, along with a huge new Picturehouse

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