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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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Ex-Natoora director is behind seasonal Battersea pizzeria Manifesto

When a former Natoora director opens his own south London pizzeria, you'd better expect every ingredient to have been impeccably sourced.…

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Test Driving St Leonards - Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke bring their Brunswick House magic to Shoreditch

There's been a huge amount of buzz, wondering what Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke have planned for their second project together after Brunswick House. We went along to check their new Shoreditch restaurant out.…

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Zuaya opening in Kensington with a wide South American menu

Zuaya's head-chef Francisco Lafee has experience in places such as London's Barrafina, and El Celler de Can Roca (No.2 on the World’s 50 Best). The menu here will draw on Mexico, Argentina, and Peru to create a range of creative sharing dishes.…

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Mamasons is bringing their Filipino

This will be the second site for Mamasons, with the previous one opening in Kentish Town in 2017. If you’ve not been or are unfamiliar with the concept of Filipino “dirty" ice cream, it’s basically the nickname used to describe ice cream made in a steel drum with ice and salt in the hawker markets of Manila.…

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Emily Roux and husband Diego Ferrari are opening CaracteĚre restaurant in Notting Hill

Emily Roux is teaming up with her husband, Diego Ferrari - former Head Chef at Le Gavroche. They'll be running CaracteĚre, a restaurant that's part French, part Italian in Notting Hill.…

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Kensington's Chakra is expanding, opening Chakra Riverside in Kingston upon Thames

This will be the second site from Chakra, with the original being located in Kensington. The new site will be perched on the banks of the Thames in Kingston and will offer a contemporary fine-dining take on Indian cuisine.…

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Darling in Dalston will be the new project from Charlotte Wilde

This is the first solo project from Charlotte Wilde, following her departure from Sager + Wilde, which she co-founded with Michael Sager. Other than a wine list designed by Charlotte, she’s pulled in a great team including Tom Soden (Nine Lives) in charge of cocktails and Dan Wilson (Dandy) in the kitchen.…

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Cafe Wolseley opens for business in Bicester Village

Fifteen years after they opened the original Wolseley on London's Piccadilly, Jeremy King and Chris Corbin are expanding by opening the first Cafe Wolsely in Bicester's designer shopping village.…

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