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  • Louche is a new late night bar for Soho, with its eye on Soho's past

    Louche is a new late night bar for Soho, with its eye on Soho's past

    A new bar is heading to Soho, taking over the space that used to hold 68 & Boston on Greek Street. From the same people behind the Records bars (Venn St, Northcote and Eastcheap) Louche is looking to be inspired by the Soho of the 1920s and beyond. 

    What does that mean in practice? Lots of wood panelling for a start, but also apparently "hidden peep shows" (it is old school Soho they're

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  • Din Tai Fung are opening a restaurant in Selfridges for all your post-shopping dumpling needs

    Din Tai Fung are opening a restaurant in Selfridges for all your post-shopping dumpling needs

    We've been waiting an age for Din Tai Fung to launch their Centre Point restaurant. So long, in fact, that they're getting ready to open another restaurant in the interim - this time in Selfridges. 

    The news broke in

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  • New London restaurants opening in October 2021

    New London restaurants opening in August 2021

    Now we're firmly in autumn, there are many more new restaurants on the way to London. With so much opening, here's our pick of the key ones to look out for...

  • Gordon Ramsay is opening The River Restaurant at The Savoy

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    Updated 29/921 with opening date and booking info

    Big news over at The Savoy today where Gordon Ramsay is opening a second restaurant at the landmark London hotel.

    The chef will be taking over The River Restaurant, in the space that's currently Kaspar's. Chef Matt Worswick, who's also the executive chef at Ramsay's other Savoy restaurant, the Savoy Grill, will be running the kitchen there

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  • Rita's Soho is opening

    Rita's Soho is opening

    Rita's are on the up again. Bodega Rita's closed and then resurfaced in Clerkenwell and now, 10 years after their first pop-up, they're opening a restaurant in Soho.

    They've been open as a terrace restaurant for a few weeks, but now they're ready to open the main event. The menu will be

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  • 3 Henrietta Street is a 4-in-1 building with Pivot, Lilly's, El Ta'Koy and Gentlemen Baristas all taking up residence

    3 Henrietta Street is a 4-in-1 building with Pivot, Lilly's, El Ta'Koy and Gentlemen Baristas all taking up residence

    14/10/21 - updated with a look inside

    Gearing up to open in Covent Garden is 3 Henrietta Street. It's a Grade II listed building, built in 1780, that's getting a big makeover, fitting in two new cafes and two new restaurants. Look to the right of the Ivy Brasserie and it's that long thin building next door.

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  • The Connaught launches The Red Room, its first new bar in a decade

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    Optimism seems to be in the air if you consider the number of new bar openings in the Mayfair/Marylebone area. Anywhere that doesn’t require driving to/petrol will certainly hit the spot this week, at least. Hot on the heels of its sister hotel’s new bar, Claridge’s The Painter’s Room Bar, which we recently visited,

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  • Popeye's chicken is coming to London, starting with Westfield Stratford

    Popeye's chicken is coming to London

    Given Five Guys' fairly massive rollout across the UK. it was only a matter of time before more US chains started heading this way. We already have had the return of Wendy's, and joining them soon will be American chicken juggernaut Popeye's. 

    The first London location, much like

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  • Manthan is Rohit Ghai's new Mayfair restaurant

    Manthan is Rohit Ghai's new Mayfair restaurant

    Following up on his previous successes at Gymkhana and Jamavar, Rohit Ghai is back in Mayfair with his latest restaurant. Expect a menu which draws on both his childhood and career, with a focus on contemporary Indian sharing plates. 

  • Mayfair gets a new Parisian bar Below des Prés

    below des pres bar mayfair

    If you’re hankering for an intimate little cocktail bar that reminds you of St-Germain-des-Prés but without the Eurostar queues, well we have just the thing. But first, let us remind you of the Michelin-starred French version of Jamie Oliver. What? Well, that’s how we referenced chef Cyril Lignac, when we told you about his new Mayfair restaurant Bar des Prés that ...

  • Colonel Saab is taking over the Holborn Town Hall

    Colonel Saab is taking over the Holborn Town Hall

    24/9/21 - updated with opening date

    It's fair to say that The Holborn Town Hall building has been a tricky venue for restaurants. There was Shanghai Blues, then a brief appearance from Burger & Lobster and - most recently - it was home to the gone-too-soon Gezellig. But it looks like another restaurant is now going to give it a try.

    Coming to the site later this year will be

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  • Salt Bae is finally opening his London Nusr-Et steak restaurant in Knightsbridge

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    Updated 23/9/21 with the opening date

    Sometimes restaurants take a little while to get from concept to actually coming to life and this is a good example. We're now four years in from initially publishing a story about Salt Bae opening in London and only now is it becoming a reality. Yes indeed - Salt Bae has arrived in London!

    Along with many people, we've become obsessed with the arrival of Salt Bae's new

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  • Harrods gets the UK’s first Em Sherif Lebanese restaurant and deli

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    While you may not have been able to travel to the Middle East as easily as usual recently, you might have encountered on previous trips the restaurant group Em Sherif, in locations spanning Beirut, Kuwait, Doha, Dubai, Cairo and Damascus.

    Now you won’t need to travel too far for a fix of Lebanese fine dining, as Em Sherif is opening its first European outlet (both a deli and a restaurant) at Harrods later this year.

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  • Dirty Bones to relaunch a bigger Carnaby restaurant and debut a ‘Reverse Truffle Cheeseburger’

    Dirty Bones to relaunch a bigger Carnaby restaurant and debut a ‘Reverse Truffle Cheeseburger’ 

    If you’ve been having NYC-comfort-food cravings and fearing the worst since Dirty Bones restaurant vacated the top floor of Carnaby’s Kingly Court, worry no more. Bigger things are on the way for Dirty Bones, and rest assured they’ll still have a spot in Soho’s favourite foodie courtyard.

    The new flagship Dirty Bones site

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  • Kolkata cuisine comes to London, with the opening of Chourangi in Marylebone

    Kolkata cuisine comes to London, with the opening of Chourangi in Marylebone

    There seem to be a significant number of new restaurant openings in Marylebone and now comes the news that Londoners will be able to enjoy Kolkata cuisine when Chourangi opens its doors.

    If you’re wondering how the food of Kolkata differs to your standard Friday night Chicken Jalfrezi, then prepare to be surprised. Incorporating British, Dutch, Armenian, French,

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