From the folks behind Marylebone’s Yosma comes a new Chinatown restaurant serving a mixture of Turkish and Greek dishes. Hovarda, a new Aegean-inspired bar and restaurant, will open on Rupert Street on Friday 17 November. The bar will serve cocktails and wines, as well as a signature Horvada (Yeni Raki, cinnamon, yoghurt, brown sugar, Turkish honey, cardamom […]

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A Thai-based company is opening Hot Pot, an Asian communal cooking restaurant in Chinatown next month, with meals structured around five fresh-made house broths. The broths range from the spicy Sichuan or tom yum to the more comforting chicken or mushroom with soy milk to the ultra-healthy-sounding ginger, spring onion and Chinese dates. Diners then choose from 60 […]

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The trio behind Taiwanese steamed bun specialist Bao are to open a more upmarket restaurant, bar and tea house called Xu in Soho this spring. Bao, which has branches in Soho and Fitzrovia, has been a runaway success for founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, with customers enduring long queues to sample […]

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New York is ‘the city that never sleeps’, and Parisians have long been used to the idea of the all-night brasserie. Meanwhile here in London, plans for the 24-hour tube have finally, finally come to fruition with the central and Victoria lines the first to go all night from 19 August. Despite the delays to the […]

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Exciting news from the world of London cocktail clubs, the Experimental Group (behind Chinatown’s ‘so-hip-you-can-hardly-find-it’ drinking den The Experimental Cocktail Club) is opening a Shoreditch site. The new bar Joyeux Bordel will launch on Curtain Road on 16 April. Young Turk Daniel Willis – now of The Clove Club – is consulting on the music. It’s […]

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Spanish food importer and restaurant group Brindisa Tapas Kitchens will add a fifth London outpost to its growing empire with the launch of Morada Brindisa Asador in Soho. Opening in March in Rupert Street, practically next door to the acclaimed Israeli newcomer The Palomar, the concept introduces a whole new Spanish dining tradition with which […]

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