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The Hyde restaurant opens with just 12 seats in Paddington

An ex-Galvin chef has an adventurous menu planned for this diminutive restaurant with just 12 seats in Paddington. 

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BARONYS all day bar and kitchen opens on Camden High Street

Opening today, Camden is getting a new all day spot in BARONYS Bar & Kitchen. Open from brunch through to cocktail hour, the menu sounds as broad and colourful as the interior design.

On the menu you'll find everything from burgers and chicken caesar salad through to watermelon tartar, rainbow devilled eggs and grilled octopus with garlic prawns.

Founder Rony Batista explains: “We have create…

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Queens in Mayfair will be an artisan coffee shop and events space

Sibling duo Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind new cafe/events space Queens which is opening in Mayfair in spring. They'll be combining their experience in hospitality and interior design respectively for their artisan coffee shop. Victoria was recently running the marketing for UMU & The Greenhouse while Grace project manages interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury…

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Secret Theatre's The Invitation takes over the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green

If the words immersive theatre don't bring you out in hives (we actually LOVE this kind of thing), then get ready to book the Secret Theatre Project which is about to hit London.

The theatre company's latest production, The Invitation, has just played to sell-out crowds in Hong Kong and this one features a dining option as part of the experience.

The Invitation will be a Masquerade Party with a d…

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Skal Nordic Dining opens in Islington

Rok may be gone, but Nordic dining in Islington is back with the opening of Skal. They've quietly taken over the space left by Rok on Islington's Upper Street promising traditional Nordic recipes but with a modern, seasonal twist from head chef Lauri Hilli (formerly Sanctum Soho). The space looks much the same as it was with Rok - it still has a stripped-back Scandi vibe, so fits the new res…

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House of Chimney Cakes is coming to London

Another US import is coming to London, hitting town just after Christmas. This time it's the turn of the House of Chimney Cakes, first set up in California by Hungarian model Szandra Szabó and Chef Omar Lara.

As for Chimney cakes themselves? They're Hungarian desserts that are traditionally called Kürtöskalács - we can see why they opted for chimney cakes. They describe them as "Hungarian Sw…

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The Oyster Bar pops up with seafood and champagne at the Notting Hill Fish Shop

Popping up at the newish Notting Hill Fish Shop for the festive season is a Chamapagne & Oyster Bar.

Run by Chris D'Sylva who we last saw at Islington's The Compton Arms and Chantelle Kallmeier (ex-Wolseley), they'll be serving up French and British oysters along with Ruinart Blanc de Blanc and "a tight list of White Burgundy."

On the menu you'll find a succinct choice of six oysters, four ch…

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Smokey Kudu and Little Kudu see Peckham's Kudu restaurant empire expanding

The team behind popular Peckham venue Kudu are opening a new tapas restaurant and cocktail bar, both on the same road as the original. …

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TV's Fred Sirieix is leaving his day job at Galvin at Windows

Big news dropped on Friday as everyone's favourite matchmaker and ebullient GM Fred Sirieix revealed that he was stepping down from his role running the front of house at Galvin at Windows.

In a post on Instagram, Fred said "The time has come to say goodbye to all my friends and colleagues after an incredible 14 years journey - I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has suppo…

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A new 28:50 wine bar has arrived in Covent Garden

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…

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Oklava Bakery + Wine takes the place of Kyseri

Having announced plans to close Kyseri, Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie have revealed that their new space will be open from breakfast onwards and will focus on Selin's bread and pastry making skills.…

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Paris burger chain Big Fernand are re-launching in London

After an initial attempt at cracking the London market in 2015, French burger chain Big Fernand is back, attempting to woo Francophiles in South Kensington and hoping to replicate their successful business in France and also the UAE.…

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som saa are crowdfunding for a new restaurant in central London

Update - 6/12/19 - They've reached the target in less than a week

This is all rather exciting. It seems like business is booming for East London Thai spot som saa. They've announced plans to crowdfund for a new central London restaurant.

In a post on Instagram they said: "som saa Commercial Street has been a labour of love, but now the time has come to fire the starting pistol on our second resta…

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Islington gets dinner and a movie with Odeon Luxe & Dine

Updated with full launch info

We've slowly been hearing what's planned for N1's Islington Square (taking over the old post office site off Upper Street) and now we've confirmation of at least one restaurant - but it's not a standalone one. 

Odeon Luxe & Dine is Odeon's latest attempt to bring dining and a movie together. So if the very idea of people eating away while you try to enjoy th…

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Eric Chavot will be leaving Bob Bob Cite at the end of January

Ah now this is a shame. News reaches us this morning that Eric Chavot, who made such a hit of the new Bob Bob Ricard restaurant Bob Bob Cité, is departing the restaurant.

In a statement issued today Chavot and the restaurant's owner, Leonid Shutov, say "Eric is to leave his post at the critically-lauded City restaurant at the end of January 2020. His departure is for private, family reasons."

“Si…

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