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  • La Brasseria head to Notting Hill with their Italian luxe trattoria

    la brasseria notting hill

    You may have been busy this summer visiting old London restaurant haunts, making up for lost dining time during lockdown. While it’s been a mixed bag of emotions seeing who’s still standing and who is still sadly boarded up, the inspirational openings keep coming. We’re happy to see that lovers of Italian food can still get their fix at Marylebone’s La Brasseria Milanese, which first opened back in May 2018. Now the owners,

  • Big Easy head to Westfield Stratford with their 'cue and lobsters

    big easy restaurant opening westfield stratford

    After a quiet year or so, it does seem like life is heading back to Stratford with a few new openings. Hard on the heels of the arrival of Haugen, comes Big Easy who are opening their fourth London restaurant over at Westfield.

    As to what you can expect, well it's a formula they're not

  • Three Uncles bring their Cantonese roast meats to Camden's Hawley Wharf

    three uncles hawley wharf roast meat box

    As news trickles out on what's opening at the Hawley Wharf food court in Camden, it's gradually becoming one of the more interesting new London openings of the autumn.

    The latest to announce their arrival are Three Uncles. They've already built up a large fan base for their

  • The Bourbon serves up hard liquor and BBQ in Bow

    the bourbon bow

    A few streets away from Victoria Park, there's a new dive bar to check out. The Bourbon has taken over the old Kisses from Nonna site and turned it from Italian to American.

    As the name suggests, bourbon is the drink to order here with more than 40 on offer including rare, vintage bourbons such as the 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle. There are American beers like Pabst Blue Ribbon too, along with cocktails and wine.

    In the

  • Idris Elba is opening Porte Noire - a wine bar, restaurant and tasting room in King's Cross

    Idris Elba is opening Porte Noire - a wine bar, restaurant and tasting room in King's Cross

    Idris Elba is getting back into the bar business with a new launch in King's Cross. He already opened The Parrot in Aldwych - but this is quite a departure from that cocktail bar. This time he's teamed up with founder of Connaught Wine Cellars, David Farber, to create a bar and wine shop from Porte Noire (if you haven't heard of them, it's a wine and

  • SpiceBox are bringing vegan curry to Leytonstone with their second restaurant

    SpiceBox is bringing vegan curry to Leytonstone with their second restaurant

    SpiceBox, the popular vegan curry house, having opened its first outlet in Walthamstow in 2019, are about to open a second site in autumn, this time in Leytonstone.

  • Claridge's reveal The Painter's Room bar - we went along to check it out


    Claridge's has magicked up a brand new - and spectacular-looking - cocktail bar. We went down to take a look at this surprise opening. 

  • Trattoria Brutto is Russell Norman's next restaurant, which is all about Tuscany

     Russell norman trattoria brutto smithfield

    15/09/21 - updated with launch details and the menu

    Since leaving the Polpo group, Russell Norman has been busy writing cookbooks, but we've all been wondering when he would make his return to restaurants. Well now we know - he's opening Trattoria Brutto. That comes from the phrase "brutto ma buono" meaning Ugly but good.


  • BOB's Lobster have opened their Little Lobster Bar at Borough Market

    BOB's Lobster bring their Little Lobster Bar to Borough Market 

    Bob's Lobster have been around the back of London Bridge station for a few years - but now they've teamed up with Bedales of Borough to launch the Little Lobster Bar. 

    Their 1957 Vintage VW split screen converted Campervan has been parked in Borough Market for a while now, but for the winter they've brought it under cover, added seating and created a bar that's

  • What restaurant is Richard Caring opening on Mount Street?

    mount street mayfair

    Richard Caring's Mayfair empire continues to grow, with news that he's taken on the old Porsche showroom at 1 Mount Street. In addition to his nearby restaurants Annabels, Sexy Fish, Scott's, Harry's Bar and the upcoming Ivy Asia on North Audley Street, Caring is now working on what looks to be a huge new opening.

    The corner site at 1 Mount Street wraps around to Davies Street and will take over the basement, ground and

  • Tatale to open first permanent restaurant at the Africa Centre in Southwark

    Tatale to open first permanent restaurant at the Africa Centre in Southwark

    He's already been popping up around London with his supper clubs, but now chef Akwasi Brenya-Mensa is getting ready to open Tatale as a permanent restaurant, housed in The Africa Centre in Southwark. 

    With a menu focused around Pan-African cuisine, Tatale takes its name from a Ghanaian dish, the plantain pancake. Dishes at the restaurant will be influenced

  • The Fat Badger sees the Gladwins coming to Richmond

    The Fat Badger sees the Gladwins coming to Richmond

    The Gladwins, the brothers behind restaurants including The Shed, Nutbourne, Sussex and Rabbit, are adding another restaurant to their collection. This time they're heading even further west, to Richmond. 

    The Fat Badger is billed as an "all-day British drinks and dining concept bringing everything we love about the countryside restaurant to life in London". As with their other restaurants,

  • Flat Iron's next London Bridge steak restaurant is at Clink Street

     Flat Iron are bringing a second restaurant to London Bridge at Clink Street

    13/9/21 - updated with opening details

    They already have a restaurant on nearby Tooley Street but now Flat Iron are opening a new site on nearby Clink Street (taking over from the old Gourmet Burger, just by The Clink museum). 

    If you've been to a Flat Iron before, you know the drill. It's all about affordable steak, centred around the flat

  • La Cave is Hoxton Holborn's new underground wine bar and chef's residency spot

    la cave hoxton holborn

    Taking over the space where Chicken Shop used to be, in the basement of the Hoxton Holborn hotel, is La Cave. Described as both a wine bar, pop-up space and incubator kitchen it'll see a variety of chefs and restaurants taking over the space.

    First up is Cantina Valentina from former Pachamama chef Adam Rawson. His menu will feature a range of dishes inspired by Peru - think dishes like:

    • Lima bean humous served
  • Manteca's new home is in Shoreditch, bringing along their Italian/British menu

    Manteca is coming to Shoreditch with their Italian/British menu

    They've been big in Soho and now David Carter and Chris Leach's Manteca is moving to Shoreditch. They're taking over an old Pizza Express site on Curtain Road (very close to Carter's own Smokestak). 

    Manteca has Chris Leach at the helm and originally started life as ...

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