• First Dates restaurant Paternoster Chophouse has moved to Old Bailey

    paternoster chop house moves to old bailey

    It's one of the best-known restaurants in the UK, although pretty much everyone knows it as the First Dates restaurant. But over Lockdown Paternoster Chophouse in the City has moved from the space it occupied beside St Paul's for the past seven years into new digs.

    It reopens next week, if tier restrictions allow, at 35 Old Bailey where the Union Bar used to be. The new space will also have a bar area

  • Café Spice Namaste launches fund as it prepares to leave its Whitechapel home of 25 years

    cafe spice namaste leaving prescot street

    It's a sad way to mark an anniversary. But, as Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala prepared to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Café Spice Namaste, they also had to contend with the fact that they were losing the restaurant's East London home.

    Café Spice Namaste has been in its current address on Whitechapel's Prescot Street since 1995 which, when you consider the churn of the London restaurant scene, is nothing

  • Native restaurant are relocating to the Essex island of Osea

    native restaurant opens on osea island

    If you read Marina O'Loughlin's evocative review of Vuurtoreneiland (Lighthouse Island) in the Sunday Times earlier this year and wondered, 'why doesn't London have something similar?' - well consider that question answered. From this Autumn, the critically rated Native

  • Draughts is turning the old Shanghai/F Cooke site in Dalston into a board games paradise

    draughts opens on Kingsland high street where shanghai used to be

    From pies and mash, to Chinese food, and now to board games and cocktails - 41 Kingsland High Street has had quite the history. For years it was the site of F Cooke pie and mash shop - leaving it a legacy of gorgeous tiled interiors and winning it a Grade II listing. More recently it was home to the Shanghai Chinese restaurant and karaoke spot. ...

  • Adam Handling's Frog E1 is moving to Hoxton Square and adding a cafe and bar


    Adam Handling's empire is expanding still further. Hard on the heels of the news that he'll be running the food side of things at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, now we hear that his first restaurant Frog E1 is upping sticks and moving to Hoxton. He'll be taking over the old Byron site on Hoxton Square from this summer.

    Here's what we know so

  • Gilly's Fry Bar is moving from Finsbury Park to the West End


    Updated 30/5/18 with more details

    OK, so now we're totally regretting raving on so much about Gilly's Fry Bar. Why? Because the Finsbury Park Japanese meets Northern Chippy is closing and relocating to the West End.

    In an email today, owner Neil Gill revealed that "when we launched Gilly's Fry Bar a year ago, on

  • Native are moving to Flatiron Square from Covent Garden


    Updated 4/6/18 with soft launch details

    Last week, we were a little concerned to see Covent Garden restaurant Native announcing that they were closing down due to planning permission being declined.

    But the good news is that they already have a new home to go to. Today they've announced they'll be moving into bigger, better premises over at Flat Iron Square. The new space will have twice the capacity of their current spot and there'll also be room for a

  • Test Driving Joe Allen - Theatreland's charmer survives its move

    burgerTheatreland stalwart Joe Allen has moved, but has it taken its legendary charm with it? We went to find out