First came Gloria, now Big Mamma have brought us Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia. We popped in for a first look - it's mad as ever, but backed up by great food.
Mortimer House is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Not only getting rave reviews for its main restaurant, but also has huge success with the first of its guest series upstairs with Elizabeth Haigh, previewing her upcoming restaurant Kaizen
Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK with a restaurant that has a big focus on rice (and maybe a bit of paella), bringing a real taste of the Mediterranean to London.
Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.
They've already had a huge success with Gloria in Shoreditch and now the Big Mamma Group are opening their second London restaurant. This time it's Circolo, where the emphasis is on Sicilian in an over-the-top style.
For almost three decades this French restaurant has been looking after folk on Charlotte Street. We went to see why Pied a Terre has stood the test of time.
If you’ve been wondering where Elizabeth Haigh, the chef that won a Michelin Star at Pidgin, was going to pop up next, then you’ll be glad to hear she has a new central London residency starting in May. While we wait for her first permanent restaurant, you’ll soon be able to to catch her new eight week residency at Mortimer House, a member’s club and workspace in Fitzrovia.
Head Chef Lello Favuzzi, who recently joined Mortimer House Kitchen, will continue to oversee
What's better than a lovely, flakey pastry with a proper cup of coffee in the morning? Well how about one given a bit of a spin by three top food writers and cooks?
That's the deal at Caravan Fitzrovia which has just kicked off a three month pastry push. Their first team-up is with blogger and cookbook author Ed Smith, aka Rocket & Squash whose Pain au ‘Nduja - a pain au chocolat made from ‘Nduja salami, honey, walnuts and sage - is now on sale.
Update: 1/4/19 - anyone waiting for Kantina to soft launch today might be disappointed (sorry to the folks who DMd us on Instagram). This was our April Fool's Day story. And if you want to see the full list our April Fools over the years, head over here.
We've had hot pot and hot stone
Already working together on their hotel, Ben Tish (ex Salt Yard) and the Stafford Hotel are teaming up to create a new restaurant in Fitzrovia called Norma. Expect a Sicilian menu with Moorish influences.
Former L'anima chef Lello Favuzzi has returned from his travels to bring a mixture of Italian and middle eastern inspiration to this Fitzrovia kitchen
Changes are on the way for Bubbledogs, the hot dog and Champagne bar in Fitzrovia by Sandia Chang (which also acts as a way into the 2-Michelin-starred Kitchen Table at the back). They're closing for a revamp and opening again with much more of a focus as a Champagne bar.
And this change also means a much bigger focus on Grower Champagnes (they're the smaller producers in the Champagne region).
Cutting Room sees the food and art world getting closer together. They'll be showcasing different artists monthly - alongside a restaurant and bar that's serving food cooked over charcoal and cocktails served in medicine bottles.
Looks like Charlotte Street is getting ready to welcome a new all day Asian café. Bambusa is the latest opening from the team that brought us Roti Chai and Chai Ki.
Open from breakfast through to supper "offering an eclectic range of breakfast and all-day dishes with global influences, initially focused on flavours from across Asia." That's down to founder Rohit Chugh's
Another coffee import is heading to Fitzrovia after the successful launch of Omotesando Koffee (and their amazing Kashi). This time it's the turn of Jolt, who have
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