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  • Gas Station in King's Cross is a pub and beer garden from the people behind Mare St Market


    Next up from the Barworks, the people behind Mare Street Market is Gas Station, taking over a prominent corner of King's Cross. 

  • The Gantry London at Stratford will feature a 18th floor sky bar and destination restaurant

    The Gantry hotel london opening in Stratford

    Updated 15/10/21 with menu and opening date

    With Allegra at The Stratford getting such good reviews, the owners of new Stratford spot The Gantry London will be hoping for similar success.

    Their new hotel is part of the Curio Collection (a Hilton offshoot that also includes The Trafalgar and Lincoln Plaza). The 18 storey building was built by Ardmore who also did The Ned and Corinthia

  • Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    Provisions is bringing cheese and wine to Hackney with their second shop

    Here at Hot Dinners we've long been fans of the Holloway Road cheese and wine shop Provisions, which kept us well supplied in pâté and Dusty Knuckle potato sourdough throughout most of the lockdowns. So we're so pleased to hear that they're expanding, opening a second shop in Hackney.

    "The second Provisions will retain many elements of our original concept," they say, "while

  • Amsterdam's The Avocado Show heads to London's Oxford Circus

    the avocado show opens in London

    14/10/21 - opening date added

    Is this city big enough for two restaurants devoted to the avocado? The Avocado Show has been a huge hit back in Amsterdam since opening there four years ago (and they even had a pop-up here). Now they're hoping to work their brand of magic on Londoners, opening their

  • Panton Yokocho is a new ramen bar coming to the Japan Centre

    Panton Yokocho is Japan Centre's new ramen bar

    14/10/21 - updated with the opening date

    Late last year, the people behind Japan Centre opened Heddon Yokocho, their spin-off ramen bar on Heddon Street. It must have been a success because they already have another lined up. They're opening Panton Yokocho on, you guessed it, Panton Street - very near the flagship Japan Centre store.

    As with the previous restaurant, this will be

  • Toklas brings the Med to the Strand (plus a new bakery too)

    Toklas brings the Med to the Strand (and a new bakery too)

    A new Mediterranean restaurant (and bakery) is coming to the Strand, landing at the 180 Strand building (which is also where the latest Soho House is). 

    Toklas' chef, Martyn Lyons, has impressive credentials, having worked with Ollie Dabbous and at Spring and Moro and

  • Must & Lees wine shop, tasting room and school opens in Barnsbury

    must and lees islington wine shop

    If you're hoping to broaden your view on wine and maybe break a little bit of out your comfort zone, then the arrival of new Islington wine bar and shop Must & Lees is for you.

    Newly-opened on Liverpool Road, this is the passion project of drinks expert Chris Cassell. Having worked in the booze industry for 15 years, doing everything from managing cocktail bars to working in the English wine industry, he

  • Lina Stores expands its pasta empire into The City, Clapham and Marylebone

    Lina Stores expands its pasta empire into Clapham, The City and maybe Marylebone with two (possibly three!) new site

    12/10/21 - updated with the City Launch date. 

    Fans of Lina Stores, the distinctive pistachio-green pasta restaurant and deli in Soho and King’s Cross will be delighted with the news that they are branching out. As reported by

  • The Maine brings New England to London in a restored Georgian townhouse

    The Maine brings New England to London in a restored Georgian townhouse

    Hanover Square is getting a very impressive-sounding new restaurant in the shape of The Maine.

    It's part of a full redevelopment of a 18th-century Georgian townhouse, so it's going to look pretty special. They'll be fitting in 350 people across its three floors and outside terrace - so it's quite the endeavour. It's all part of the completion of the big Crossrail-related

  • Newly opened and upcoming restaurants all across the UK


    To go alongside our guides to all the new and upcoming London restaurants, here's our guide to the very best restaurants opening around the country

  • Check out the brand-new Island Poké in Islington (plus save with our reader offer)

    island poke islington london

    Try this new Island Poké with its taste of the Pacific on Islington's buzzy Upper Street.  

  • Fallow moves to permanent digs at St James's Market

    fallow restaurant st james's market

    Popular Heddon Street restaurant Fallow is on the move. Having started out life as a 12 week pop-up at 10 Heddon Street back in 2020 (and then extended well beyond that), they've finally found a place they can call their permanent home. The space the team have taken over is the old Duck & Waffle site on St James's Market.

    This new restaurant will have room for 150 diners and allows them to offer all-day

  • El Norte is a new high-end Spanish restaurant for Mayfair

    El Norte is a new high-end Spanish restaurant for Mayfair

    The people behind Kensington's Latin American restaurant Zuaya and Como Garden, the Italian restaurant next door, are looking to Spain for inspiration for their next restaurant, El Norte. This time they're moving a little further afield, to Mayfair's Dover Street, and the restaurant will be focusing on Spain's northern regions.

    Although opening before the end of the year, info is

  • Langan's Brasserie gets ready to reopen following a major refurb

    langan's stratton street

    Updated 8/10/21 with menu details

    Langan's Brasserie was one of the true legends of the London dining scene, with the restaurant being the place to be seen at back in the 70s and 80s. Originally launched by Peter Langan in partnership with Sir Michael Caine it was one of the main celeb hangouts of its day.

    Since Langan's death in 1988 though, the restaurant slowly lost its lustre and it

  • Pall Mall gets a new underground champagne bar from Searcys

    pall mall champagne bar

    It's been a movie set for films like The Dark Knight, Gandhi and upcoming release Infinite, now 116 Pall Mall has thrown open its doors to the public with the opening of a new underground bar.

    Called 116 Pall Mall Champagne Bar by Searcys (yes, it's a bit of a mouthful) the new bar, as the name suggests, is going to serve up a lot of fizz including one of the largest selections of magnums in London. There'll be a


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