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D&D are opening a high-rise restaurant at 120 Fenchurch Street

The prolific D&D restaurant group (who own Blueprint Cafe, German Gymnasium, Quaglinos and more) are gearing up for their next opening. Fen will be near the top of a big new building on Fenchurch St.  

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Chicago's famous Gino's East deep pan pizza hits London for one weekend

If you've never been to Chicago to try their deep pan pizza, then get ready - it's coming to you. London pizzeria Pizza Pilgrims have teamed up with the Windy City's famous deep pan pizza guys Gino’s East allowing them to take over their West India Quay restaurant for just one weekend.

Renowned for their deep pan pizzas since first setting up in 1966, Gino’s East usually has queues down the block…

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Laurent Tourondel is opening Laurent at the Hotel Cafe Royal - updated

The Hotel Cafe Royal has created a brand new first-floor restaurant - and has recruited French chef Laurent Tourondel (who's big in the States) to look after it.…

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Wotsit dust, 70s dishes and low-cal pizzas - your weekly round-up

From Wotsit dust to queue-jumping, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...…

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Brigadiers is the City's new Indian barbecue restaurant from the Gymkhana folks - updated

Charred, smoked and grilled is the name of the game at Brigadiers, which will be cooking up all manner of kebabs, chops, tikka and feasting options for hungry City sorts, with a huge selection of beer to wash it all down.…

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Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke are opening St Leonards in Shoreditch - updated

The Brunswick House restaurateur and his chef and partner Andrew Clarke have a fire and ice focus for their new Shoreditch restaurant with an ice bar for raw fish and shellfish and open hearth cooking for meat and vegetables.…

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Kyseri in Fitzrovia will be Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie's second restaurant

The duo behind Shoreditch's popular Oklava restaurant,Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, are opening another restaurant, this time in Fitzrovia, where they'll be making Turkish pasta in the window and serving up an eclectic selection of wines.…

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Dalston fave Jones and Sons is coming to Islington with a second restaurant

With five years of success in Dalston under their belt, it's now time for Jones & Sons to expand. They're coming to Angel - you can expect a damned good Sunday lunch and more...…

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Hans' Bar and Grill opening on Chelsea's Pavilion Road is from the Chewton Glen team

New to Chelsea's Pavilion Road, from the team behind iconic hotels Cliveden and Chewton Glen this all day restaurant and bar aims to be a stylish neighbourhood spot for SW1 folk.…

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Pleasant Lady are bringing their jian bing trading stall to Spitalfields

They've been doing a storming trade out of their street hatch in Soho, but now Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall are bringing their Chinese snackage to Spitalfields. They'll be opening a stall in The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market.

If you haven't made it down yet to the original Soho hatch in the wall, what you've been missing out on are crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings…

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Pitta Bun hopes to entice fans of Greek food to Newburgh Street in Carnaby

Promising a new take on the kebab, this pitta restaurant will feature sweet and savoury filled pitta breads as well as serving up Greek beers and wines.…

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Italian dinner at Selfridges' Alto brings over top Michelin-starred chefs

If you don't have the budget or enough days holiday to take to do a gastro tour of Italy this year, an upcoming event at Selfridges will do the job instead.

The newly-opened rooftop restaurant Alto by San Carlo is throwing one heck of a dinner in June where the chefs from five top Italian restaurants are popping up for just one night. All in all, there'll be seven Michelin-stars at the restaurant…

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Gilly's Fry Bar is moving from Finsbury Park to the West End

Updated 30/5/18 with more details

OK, so now we're totally regretting raving on so much about Gilly's Fry Bar. Why? Because the Finsbury Park Japanese meets Northern Chippy is closing and relocating to the West End.

In an email today, owner Neil Gill revealed that "when we launched Gilly's Fry Bar a year ago, on the flimsiest of shoestrings, it was more in hope than expectation. It had long been…

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Casa Bonita Mexican bar is popping up in Kingly Street

Just a few weeks after Cinnamon Soho announced it was closing, the Inception Group (the folk behind Mr Foggs and Bunga Bunga and who also run Cahoots just around the corner in Kingly Court) have said they'll be popping up there with a new bar Casa Bonita.

The Latin bar will open towards the end of June for a six-month period serving up various cocktails using Bacardi, Banks and Santa Teresa rums,…

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