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Jolene's next is Big Jo, a new bakery in Hornsey

Updated 18/9/20 with opening date

We've known for a while that the folk behind Jolene (and Primeur and Westerns Laundry) were planning to open a bakery - and now we've had confirmation.

Big Jolene Bakery - to be known as Big Jo - was confirmed in an Instagram post yesterday and if you're in the Holloway/Hornsey area, this is going to be your go-to place for bread.

The space on Hornsey Road was an…

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GAIL's go big on toast and add Monty's Deli pastrami too

Sometimes there is little better in life than toast a premise GAIL's have embraced as they launch two brand new toast offerings. First up there's the "on toast" menu which, is pretty much exactly as it sounds. That's:

  • Avocado Salsa, Spicy Seeds, Coriander Cress & Tomato Relish
  • Sautéed Mushrooms, Windrush Valley Goat’s Curd & Baby Spinach
  • Goldstein Smoked Salmon, Labneh, Hard-Boiled Eggs,…

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

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 table. The canard press, in particular, has become the stuff of legend. Since the summer, they've b…

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Nebula Pizza on Hackney Road is as much about the drinks as the pizza

You may be wondering does Hackney really need another pizza place? Certainly, the team behind Nebula, which opened at the weekend, are very much hoping it does.

This new pizza, beer and cocktail joint has taken over the space on Hackney Road where ABQ used to be. It's a large site - with room for 200 pizza lovers. And the fact that it also has a large courtyard won't hurt it at all in the current…

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Big Zuu teams up with Le Bab for a fried chicken shish kebab

 

You know things are getting back to a kind of normal when special collaborations appear in restaurants again - and this one should make a trip to Soho or Covent Garden well worth it.

This new creation is from grime artist Big Zuu, who is also a self-taught chef and made his culinary name with a show on Dave, Big Zuu’s Big Eats, where he heads all over the country cooking for comedians. He f…

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Truffle have opened a permanent burger restaurant in Soho

Truffle have appeared on the South Bank, at Seven Dials and as a burger kit. Now they're taking their very truffley burgers to Soho for their first permanent spot. …

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Tracking when London restaurants are reopening for dine-in customers

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

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Murger Han head to The City for their third Xi’an restaurant

Murger Han, the Xi’an restaurant with restaurants in Mayfair and Euston is expanding. This time they're heading east to the City for their third restaurant. 

As in its other incarnations, they'll have a menu of Xi’an dishes made to family recipes with the Biang Biang noodles and the murgers themselves (slow-cooked meat in flatbread) being the biggest draw.

Also on the menu will be:…

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Fine and Grosso Coffee Station opens in Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park folk who are working from home have a new spot to plug in their laptops. Fine and Grosso Coffee Station is a coffee spot that welcomes folk who want to get work done. It's not a coworking space, but what they're describing instead as 'laptop-friendly'.

The man behind it is Arik Waiss who also has a micro-chain of coffee shops called the Doppio Coffee Warehouse. Finsbury Park looks l…

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The Cavendish relaunches with ex-Oystermen and Hartnett chef and new look

Over in Marylebone, gastropub and dining room The Cavendish is about to reopen and is setting out its stall as a serious destination for food. Key to that is who they've put in charge of the kitchen. Executive Chef Alex Povall was most recently Head Chef at The Oystermen, but before that spent years working under Angela Hartnett at her restaurants.

At his new digs in Marylebone, Alex will referen…

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The Cheese Barge is coming to London, docking in Paddington

They mastered the cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck. Next up for The Cheese Bar folk is is cheese on water in the shape of The Cheese Barge. They're mooring a specially designed barge in Paddington and creating a very cheesy menu for it.…

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Pali Hill & Bandra Bhai come to Fitzrovia, with seasonal small plates and cocktails in the old Gaylord space

Taking over the site that once held classic Indian restaurant Gaylord is a pair of new openings. There's Pali Hill, serving up Indian seasonal dishes and Bandra Bhai, a basement cocktail bar that's inspired by a smuggling den. …

Read more: Pali Hill & Bandra Bhai come to Fitzrovia, with seasonal small plates and cocktails in the old Gaylord space

Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old Robuchon site on West Street

New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.…

Read more: Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old Robuchon site on West Street

Sir Terence Conran has died - we take a look at his London restaurant legacy

Sir Terence Conran, a giant in the design and restaurant world, has passed away at the age of 88. For decades he was a hugely influential part of the burgeoning London restaurant scene - particularly in the eighties and nineties. Here's the story behind some of his best-known restaurants.  …

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Noble Rot Soho sees the Noble Rot team take over The Gay Hussar for their second restaurant

A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century.…

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