Restaurant reopening

  • Bob Bob Ricard City is reopening with a new look, chef and menu

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    As sure a sign that the City is coming back to life as any is the news that Bob Bob Ricard City is reopening. The restaurant formerly known as Bob Bob Cité has been closed since the first lockdown, but it's throwing open its doors once more this autumn. There'l be plenty to entice old and new customers through the door with the interiors and menu both getting an overhaul.

    Owner Leonid Shutov has brought in a new chef to shake

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  • Black Axe Mangal is returning with a new name... FKABAM

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    17/9/21 - updated with the reopening date

    It's been closed since the very first lockdown, but the time is nearly upon us for the return of Black Axe Mangal - in a new form.

    Lee Tiernan's Islington restaurant has been a big hit since day one and has been lauded by many (including us) as one of London's very best places to eat. Their squid-ink flatbread is among one of our favourite dishes in London and we also think that

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  • And they're back! BAO Fitzrovia reopens with an all star cocktail list and new dishes

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    The slow but steady reopening of London restaurants that have been closed since the early days of the first lockdown continues apace, with the return of BAO Fitzrovia this week. For the first time in over eighteen months, BAO's Fitzrovia branch reopens its doors with loads of new dishes and drinks to entice you in.

    You can pretty much rely on BAO to serve up some interesting food and the menu they're relaunching with has some

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  • Cafe Spice Namasté finds a new home in the Docklands

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    Last year we reported on the story of Cafe Spice Namasté which 'celebrated' its 25th anniversary by having to move from its home on Prescot Street in Spitalfields.

    Well, the good news is that Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala have now found a new home for their restaurant. They've stuck

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  • Mr Ji on Old Compton Street brings in TĀ TĀ Eatery team for new Taiwanese menu

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    Inspired by trips to Taipei, Mr Ji's founder has teamed up with the TĀ TĀ Eatery team to level up his Taiwanese fried chicken restaurant on Soho's Old Compton Street.

  • Tracking when London restaurants are reopening for dine-in customers

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    As London restaurants reopen for customers dining-in, we're tracking who's reopening and when.

  • Barrafina Drury Lane is reopening as seafood spot Barrafina Mariscos

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    5/10/20 - Updated with menu details

    Some London restaurants took lockdown as an opportunity to refine or rework their offering and that's exactly what's happened with the Barrafina on Drury Lane. They have revealed that the restaurant is reopening as Barrafina Mariscos. As the name suggests, it'll now serve up an almost exclusively seafood menu - with a focus on fish from British and Spanish waters.

    We've been wondering

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  • Otto's is getting ready to reopen but you can try their duck press next week

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    Although it's been more than two months since lockdown ended for restaurants, there are still quite a few that have yet to reopen their doors fully.

    One such establishment is Otto's on Gray's Inn Road, which has forged one hell of a reputation for itself for all the Gueridon service it does at your

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  • Hackney's Towpath Cafe has reopened - with dinner service planned and a new book on the way

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    One of London's best loved cafes reopens for business today. The announcement that Hackney's Towpath Cafe would reopen will surely be met with joy by its legions of fans. In a post on their website, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson said that from this morning they'd be open Thursday through to Sunday.

    In addition to their gorgeous breakfasts and lunch dishes, they'll be doing a dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. "One

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  • The Dairy returns - opening as Bermondsey Larder on Tower Bridge Road

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    It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Robin and Sarah Gill, owners of The Dairy in Clapham. Three weeks ago they made the sad announcement that they were having to close their much-loved restaurant. It was a decision that was met with genuine sadness by its legions of fans.

    At the time they certainly did hint that it wouldn't be the

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  • Brat extends its popup at Climpson's Arch

    Brat extends its residency at Climpsons Arch

    27/8/20 - updated with details of an extended residency

    After being without Tomos Parry's excellent Brat restaurant for a few months - it returned in two different incarnations. 

    Over the past month, one of the huge successes of post-lockdown pivoting has been the Brat x Climpson’s Arch residency. It saw Parry going back to his roots as he had previously been in the kitchen there

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  • Ruth Hansom takes over the menu at the refurbished Princess of Shoreditch

    Ruth Hansom takes over the menu at the refurbished Princess of Shoreditch

    Taking proper advantage of the lockdown, The Princess of Shoreditch has had something of a revamp while it's been closed so it'll be returning with a new look next month. It's also coming back with a brand new head chef who you may have seen on Great British Menu - Ruth Hansom.

    She'll be taking on the menu in the upstairs restaurant with dishes based on British provenance. That'll

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  • Sabor returns - and there's a brand new look for El Asador upstairs

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    They've already been open as an alfresco restaurant for the past few weeks - but now Sabor is getting ready to throw open the doors to the actual restaurant.

    The much-loved (and Michelin-starred) Spanish restaurant by Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose Etura will be opening both floors, but the top floor El Asador is seeing the most changes. Before, that was all about communal dining which, for the near future at least, is not on the cards. So that's

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  • Silo is coming back to Hackney Wick - but as a wine bar

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    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: 

    • ‘Siloaf’ & aged butter
    • Koji quavers & dip and a Soy egg with lava
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  • Balans is back in business

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    Earlier this summer, it looked as though a longstanding part of Soho society was about to become another victim of the lockdown. Balans - a part of Soho since 1987, and a particular favourite of the area's LGBT community, put all of its restaurant sites on the market.

    The announcement was met with horror by its fans, many of which counted on somewhere like Balans to be open in the wee small hours post-clubbing when they most needed sustenance.

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