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Kym's by Andrew Wong is opening at Bloomberg Arcade

Updated 10/7/18 with menu details, name and opening date

What: Kym's by Andrew Wong

In a nutshell: Andrew Wong's City restaurant

Summing it all up: For his second restaurant Wong is planning his own take on classic Chinese dishes. The city space will seat over 120, with a separate bar and private event space but we're particularly excited about the Chinese Sunday roast that's coming.

 

The l…

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Tish will be a grand cafe-style kosher restaurant in Belsize Park

Featuring the former Head Chef of Bob Bob Ricard in the kitchen, North London's new Kosher restaurant is aiming for a European grand cafe style of dining in leafy Belsize Park.…

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Test Driving Llerena - a slice of Extremadura on Islington's Upper Street

Sourcing their food direct from their own farms in Extremadura, the family behind new Islington tapas spot Llerena can be quietly confident their food is worth crossing town for.…

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XU launches its first full Taiwanese afternoon tea

XU, the Taiwanese restaurant from the Bao team, has had a big focus on its traditional teas since opening but now it's putting them front and centre. During the daytime this summer (from 12-5pm) the ground floor level of the restaurant will be given over to focus on tea, offering everything from a single cup to a full on traditional tea ceremony, all headed up by the in-house tea master.

For the…

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Rotunda at King's Cross is closing for a major makeover this summer

Ten years after it first opened, Rotunda at Kings Place is getting a major makeover. The restaurant and its accompanying events space will close at the end of July and reopen mid-September.

Owner John Nugent, who's spending more than £1.5m on the redesign explains: "So much has changed in King’s Cross in recent years, and I am very proud that we were the early adopters of the area. Ten years into…

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Is top LA chef Nancy Silverton bringing Mozza to London?

Earlier in 2018, big-name LA chef Nancy Silverton popped over for an unexpected - and hugely popular - residency in Old Street's Passo. The chef has many, many plaudits to her name, including winning the top James Beard award for outstanding chef. So she's pretty influential. 

Now it seems that there was more to the short residency than it originally appeared. Silverton had brought staff wit…

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Helix restaurant and Iris bar at the Gherkin are London's latest high-rise drinking and dining spots

It’s all change at the top of the Gherkin as Searcys revamp the food and drink offering with a new restaurant, Helix, and a new bar, Iris (with a space open to the public for the first time). …

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The Athenian opens in Tooting, bringing souvlaki, gyros and more

The Athenian has been quietly expanding across London and this will be its sixth site in the capital. It’s all about simple, fresh Greek food made with quality ingredients, with a particular focus on souvlaki.…

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Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals will serve up herbaceous cocktails and bites in Fitzrovia

The latest outing for Inception Group’s Mr Fogg’s brand will be a two floor space in Fitzrovia, inspired by all the plants and herbs the fictional explorer bought back from his Around the World in 80 Days voyage. Expect herbaceous cocktails and a lot of indoor plants.…

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Brindisa's new Battersea Power Station restaurant will have a dedicated cheese and charcuterie bar

Marking the 30th anniversary of Brindisa, the latest outpost will be part of the Battersea Power Station development. Aside from the spectacular setting and views, we can expect the usual impeccably sourced Spanish produce, plus a dedicated cheese and charcuterie bar.…

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Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White are opening Koffmann & Mr White's in Bath

So we missed this yesterday, the - shall we say somewhat surprising - news that Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann are teaming up for a new restaurant in Bath, Koffmann & Mr White's in the city's Abbey Hotel.

Now, while Koffmann has retained his reputation as one of the best chefs in the country (only recently winning a lifetime achievement at the OFM Awards) it's fair to say that ti…

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Quality Wines opens on Farringdon Road

There’s a huge number of independent wine bars opening in London at the moment (something we fully support) and now Clerkenwell’s Quality Chop House is getting in on the act too. Quality Wines, which opened yesterday, will be part of their adjacent shop and cafe and will feature over 200 wines available to either take away or enjoy right there in the shop.

It’ll only function as a wine bar Tuesda…

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The Library Bar at The Ned offers a martini trolley alongside truffle pizzas

An intimate new bar at The Ned, the hotel and club from Soho House and the Sydell Group, The Library Bar features a big champagne list and high-end cocktails.…

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Tonkotsu are bringing their ramen to Stratford

The ever-popular Tonkotsu are expanding again, with their eighth London site scheduled for Stratford this at the end of July. Expect the usual signature homemade noodle ramen, gyoza and Japanese sides, alongside a selection of craft beer, sake and cocktails.…

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