Updated 26/7/16 with soft launch details
It was a sad day indeed when Fino shut its doors, but things change and now an Uzbeki restaurant called Samarkand will be opening on its site.
Taking influence from the restaurant's founder Sanjar Nabiev’s childhood, dishes on the menu are going to be a modern take on Uzbek cusine. If, like us, you have no idea what
We've long had wine pairing and then there was beer pairing - now London is seeing a new-ish trend for restaurants to pair food with cocktails. We recently tried the cocktail pairing menu at the Clove Club Bar. And now there's another intriguing combination in Fitzrovia with Rokas Shochu launching a Kaiseki Cocktail Pairing Menu next week.
The seven course menu of small dishes has been worked on by the ches in conjunction with the bar team. Diners
Best known for setting up successful pop-up events cooking Bengali cuisine at home, Shrimoyee Chakraborty is now getting ready to open her first permanent spot, Calcutta Street, in Fitzrovia.
There are two sides to Calcutta Street. First, there's the ground floor no-reservations restaurant which is more of a casual affair with a central bar. But downstair is the (bookable) dining
It's the ninth restaurant on his CV but the first with him in charge - we try Jun Tanaka's new spot on Charlotte Street
A Fitzrovian gastropub gets an Antipodean makeover
Jun Tanaka is coming back with his own restaurant. Previously best known for his Pearl in Holborn and with the Street Kitchen business with Mark Jankel (which is doing very nicely) this is his long-anticipated solo restaurant and sees him taking over the space that once held
We head to Fitzrovia to try out the new restaurant from Allan Pickett, who's cooking a very impressive menu of French cuisine using British ingredients.
We never thought we'd see the day, but it does seem that healthy eating has become a bit of a trend in London of late. The latest to emerge is the next from Detox Kitchen, who are launching The Detox Kitchen Deli (previously known as Grain and Green) in October.
This is planned to be the flagship deli for Detox Kitchen, so lots of salads to take away, but they're also adding a new sharing
We head to Fitzrovia to check out the latest pub to be taken over by The Cornish Project, the classic Newman Arms on Rathbone Street.
Modern Vietnamese restaurant The House of Ho has been doing cracking business since it opened its doors two years ago. And now they've revealed plans to open a second massive flagship store - at the southern end of Charlotte Street. They'll be taking over the five floor site on Percy Street previously occupied by the Caprice Holdings restaurant Bam-Bou and will open it as The House of Ho in December.
Seems the new
Fitzrovia wine bar The Remedy has a new menu (and wine list). We went down to check it out
If you haven't managed to get a table upstairs at Dabbous yet, there's now a chance to grab some of his signature dishes in the bar downstairs. They're now serving up single plates from the main menu and that includes some of the latest dishes:
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