News reaches us of a promising new Hungarian restaurant coming to North London. Previously running as pop-ups and supperclubs, Turul Project is now going permanent. Opening near Turnpike Lane and Green Lanes, the restaurant and wine bar (as well as deli and cafe) will be all about contemporary Hungarian dining. The aim is to "make high-end Hungarian gastronomy accessible" to London
The next wine bar from 28-50 (the third in the group) will be on the King's Road. Expect European food alongside a strong selection of European wines - many of them available by the glass.
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,
This all day neighbourhood spot has had a dramatic revamp and, even better, has a huge alfresco space too. We headed west to check it out.
After success with their first loo-turned-wine-bar in Clapham, WC are at it again. This time they're renovating a Victorian loo in Bloomsbury to become their second wine bar.
The team behind Chiswick deli and pizzeria, The Italians, are preparing for a Marylebone opening this winter. The Italians' new home on Devonshire Street will be a wine bar and bistro.
As with their Chiswick site, the key thing will be the sourcing of top drawer Italian food and drink. The all Italian wine list will change seasonally and there'll be loads available by the glass. They'll be baking focaccia fresh in-house
updated with bar opening info 29/9/20
During Lockdown, popular restaurant Silver Lining revealed its plans to become the UK's first wine bar focused entirely on orange wine. In its first phase, it opened as a takeaway bottle shop with over 50 varieties of orange wine to choose from.
Now they're opening as a fully functioning wine bar with an entirely orange wine list and serving up seasonal
The team behind The Wine Cellar on Highgate's Swain's Lane are opening this new wine bar and kitchen, serving up a wide selection of wines and food designed to go with them.
A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century.
It used to be known as TRADE, the members' bar for people in the hospitality business, but now it's being replaced by The Black Book, a new wine bar that's open to all of Soho.
The team running things is still the same - Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset (Blandford Comptoir), and will focus "rare and interesting" wines alongside a brasserie-style menu. So wines by the glass will
One of the big new openings of 2019 has announced its reopening - but it's not quite the same as when it left. Silo, Douglas McMaster's no-waste restaurant in Hackney Wick, is going to temporarily return as a wine bar - the Silo X Wine Bar, to be precise.
The menu - continuing to be a no-waste affair - has been reconfigured a little and includes:
With people not heading into the centre of London to work, neighbourhood bars and restaurants are getting a lot more attention - and this new opening in our own local area caught our attention. The Nook has taken over the space that used to be Linden Stores, so we popped down to find out more.
The owners are Angus and Lale Oztek-Pook. Angus is front of house and Lale the chef. Lale studied at Le
Taking over the old Fernandez & Well site, Watch House will serve up coffee by day, moving through to small plates, wine and British cocktails by night.
Perfectly timed for the end of Dry January, Vagabond Wines are opening a huge new wine bar in the heart of the City. Vagabond Monument is taking over the space occupied by the old Santander Bank.
The Monument branch is the eighth Vagabond in the group and it's a big one. The general premise is to serve yourself wine - so you load a card with money and then use the enomatic machines to pour your own glass of wines. The new City branch
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,
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