Fitzrovia

  • Goila Butter Chicken will be Carousel's first long-term residency

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    If your game was really good during lockdown you might have been lucky enough to try a delivery from Goila Butter Chicken. Mumbai-based celebrity chef Saransh Goila has - and these are their words - "single-handedly turned butter chicken into a religion in India". His secret? Apparently it's hiking up the tomato to dairy ratio as well as plenty of smoke. The chicken in question comes from Yorkshire's Herb Fed farm and he

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  • Hot Stone relaunches in Fitzrovia as RAI and it's all about omakase

    Hot Stone relaunches in Fitzrovia as RAI and it's all about omakase

    Mid-pandemic, Hot Stone launched their second restaurant in Fitzrovia - but now it's getting a relaunch as a completely new restaurant called RAI.

    Still led by their Executive Chef Padam Raj, It'll be a full omakase-style tasting menu affair, combining primarily Japanese and British ingredients. Particular attention is being paid to high-grade sourcing from Japan,

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  • Test Driving the new Carousel wine bar - the residency restaurant's permanent Fitzrovia home

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    Residency restaurant Carousel has moved from Marylebone to Fitzrovia and added a brand new wine bar in the process. We went down to check it out.  

  • Ugly Dumpling are opening a second restaurant in Fitzrovia

    Ugly Dumpling are opening a second restaurant in Fitzrovia

    After success in Carnaby, Ugly Dumpling are branching out and opening a new restaurant in Fitzrovia (right next door to Lima). 

    If you're unaware of Ugly Dumpling, they are as you might expect, a dumpling restaurant. Their fillings are a mix of traditional fillings and their own creations. On the former, you'll have fillings like pork belly, aromatic duck and prawn and chive. For their

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  • Itaku is Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini's first London restaurant

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    Celeb restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini (who also happens to be Cheryl Cole's ex), is gearing up to open his first London restaurant Itaku (according to The Standard). 

    He's talked about opening in London twice before, but this time it looks like it's actually

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  • The George in Fitzrovia is the next JKS & James Knappett pub

    The George in Fitzrovia is the next JKS & James Knappett pub

    Earlier this year, JKS (Gymkhana, Hoppers) and James Knappett (Kitchen Table) teamed up with publican Dominic Jacobs (The Running Horse) to re-launch The Cadogan Arms - but this wasn't a one-off. The same team are already opening their

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  • Lisboeta is Nuno Mendes' new Lisbon-inspired Charlotte Street restaurant

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    There have been rumblings for some time that top chef Nuno Mendes was fully returning to the London restaurant scene. Since leaving his previous Shoreditch restaurant, Maos, he's been popping up from time to time (like doing brunch at The Scolt Head) but we've been eagerly waiting for a new restaurant.

    For fans, like us, who have followed his career since the

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  • And they're back! BAO Fitzrovia reopens with an all star cocktail list and new dishes

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    The slow but steady reopening of London restaurants that have been closed since the early days of the first lockdown continues apace, with the return of BAO Fitzrovia this week. For the first time in over eighteen months, BAO's Fitzrovia branch reopens its doors with loads of new dishes and drinks to entice you in.

    You can pretty much rely on BAO to serve up some interesting food and the menu they're relaunching with has some

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  • Peperami are building a walk-in fridge in London (with an ice bar inside)

    Peperami are building a walk-in fridge in London (with an ice bar inside)

    You can tell that things are trying to get back to normal with the amount of crazy pop-ups we're seeing. We've already had the Eggslut cloud and the Only Fools & Horses pub - now there's a "walk-in fridge" from Peperami. 

    Popping up in Fitzrovia, the idea is

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  • Residency restaurant Carousel moves to Fitzrovia, and adds a wine bar

    Residency restaurant Carousel moves to Fitzrovia, and adds a wine bar

    Carousel, the space from brothers Ed and Ollie Templeton that holds rotating chef residencies, is on the move. They're moving on from Marylebone to Fitzrovia, taking on a bigger space in Fitzrovia - three townhouses on Charlotte Street in total - and the bigger space means there will be a lot more to Carousel. 

    They'll still be the place to go to for hot chef residencies

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  • Mowgli are bringing their Indian street food to London

    Mowgli are bringing their Indian street food to London

    They've already opened across the country, after starting in Liverpool, and now Mowgli is getting ready to open in London. 

    Billed as "Indian street food", Mowgli has taken over what used to be the Cote brasserie on Charlotte Street. It's run by former barrister Nisha Katona. 

    There's a huge selection of dishes on offer, including:

    • Gunpowder Chicken - Mowgli’s
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  • Boxer Sohail Ahmad to launch Eggoland restaurant in Fitzrovia

    Boxer Sohail Ahmad to launch Eggoland restaurant in Fitzrovia

    Updated 12/8/21 with soft launch offer

    A new egg-based restaurant is coming to London, but this has a more unique starting point. It comes from Sohail Ahmad, an Afghan refugee who came to the UK on his own on the back of a lorry at the age of 12 - but then eventually built up a career as a professional boxer and personal trainer. 

    Now he's getting into the

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  • Test Driving Kitchen Table 2.0 - new look, new menu, new bar - new star?

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    James Knappett and Sandia Chang's Kitchen Table is back - and it's had one hell of an upgrade. We went along to see what Kitchen Table 2.0 is like...

  • Kitchen Table is coming back with a completely new look (and a new bar)

    Kitchen Table is coming back with a completely new look (and a new bar)

    It closed along with everything else when the pandemic hit last year, but now Kitchen Table is returning and it's got a brand new look. 

    James Knappett and Sandia Chang's restaurant still retains the big counter around the kitchen where all the action happens - but big changes have been made. It now seats 18 (that's down one) and the previous steel counter has been

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  • Test Driving Hot Stone Fitzrovia - DIY steaks, top level sushi and more

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    Popular wagyu steak and sushi spot Hot Stone now have a central London restaurant  - we visited for some DIY hot stone steak cooking and top level sushi.

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