Yet another London store which blossomed all too briefly in the weeks before lockdown closed it was Knoops - a hot chocolate shop at Clapham Junction. The original one, which opened in Rye back in 2013 had built up quite the fanbase for its continental hot chocolates.
And this isn't just any old chocolate drink - the chocolate used ranges from 28% up to 100% cocoa and you'll find a mix of single origins and blends. Owner Jens Knoop has spent
Engawa chef Akira Shimizu is opening his own robatayaki and sushi restaurant in Japan's new cultural centre, Japan House on Kensington High Street.
Updated 17/9/16 with opening details
What: Dishoom Kensington
In a nutshell: Indian small plates for West London
Summing it all up: Having conquered other areas of town, Dishoom is now heading out west, landing their next small plates restaurant in Kensington.
Situated on the first floor at Wholefoods on Kensington High Street, this sushi spot is worth a trip
It's been fifty long years since England lifted up the World Cup. But rather than dwell on how many opportunities we've had (and failed) to recapture the cup, how about eating out to commemorate the glorious game instead?
Back in 1966 The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington was the official host of Bobby Moore's winning World Cup team. Google it and you'll see some frankly amazing shots of the hotel completely mobbed as the team come out to show off
The expansion of the Ivy Group continues apace. Adding to this year's openings of the Ivy Cafe in Marylebone and The Ivy Chelsea Garden is the new The Ivy Kensington Brasserie. You'll find it where Pavilion’s Restaurant and Bar used to be, just across the road from High Street Kensington tube.
If you've been to any of the other openings, you'll find much the same here - there's an all day Modern British menu - think lobster and chips and brioche crumbed