Antipodea, the first restaurant from the Australian-owned Brew Cafe group, will open this month next to Kew Gardens. The all-day venue promises a “well-travelled” menu, with dishes from the Middle East and Pacific Rim as well as Melbourne, along with a more intimate restaurant area overlooking the kitchen for evening dining. A retail section will offer Lamingtons baked in-house and “made […]

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It seems as though Belgravia will soon be rivalling the City when it comes to new restaurant developments. Following the glitzy launch of Broadgate Circle (red carpet, brawny bouncers and all) by Liverpool Street station this summer, the tide of new launches has turned from EC2 to SW1. As well as the Zig Zag building […]

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Artists Residence in Pimlico has announced that Cambridge Street Café will replace the hotel’s short-lived London outpost of Brighton’s lauded 64 Degrees. The new venture will open on 24 August, say hotel founders Charlie Newey and Justin Salisbury, adding that the restaurant’s previous incarnation didn’t work out for “various reasons”. Chef Radek Nitkowski, previously of Dean […]

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Dining in Seven Dials continues its upward trajectory, as the people behind long-time Soho favourite Bocca di Lupo follow in Marcus Wareing and Russell Norman’s footsteps to open a restaurant there. Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo, of the lauded tapas-style Italian, will launch their second London outpost, Vico, in late-August right next door to Norman’s Ape […]

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Robin Gill, the chef behind The Manor in Clapham – much lauded by Ms Maschler (among others) – and its deli The Dairy, is set to head east to Bethnal Green with a new restaurant under the railway arches. Paradise Garage will open this weekend with a soft launch offer of 25% off the total […]

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its Clerkenwell site, Granger & Co has announced the arrival of its third London outpost – this time in the growing restaurant hub of King’s Cross. Aussie chef Bill Granger’s “chilled” and “appealing” diners fit the bill for a relaxed brunch according to our reporters, although the odd critic […]

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Anna Hansen will bring her inventive fusion cuisine to the City in July with a second Modern Pantry opening in Finsbury Square. The venue will feature a tapas bar, restaurant and private dining room all housed within a rather handsome Georgian building. Heading up the kitchen will be chef Rob McLeary, a protégé of Hansen’s since 2008. […]

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Hot on the heels of its enormous 250-cover Mumbai-style cafe in King’s Cross, which opened in November last year, Dishoom has announced plans for a fourth London outpost. The “cool” and “different” chain has chosen shopping hub Carnaby Street for its next venture, just a few doors down from Cinnamon Soho on Kingly Street. Over […]

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MW Eat (Masala World) has relocated its Chelsea stalwart Chutney Mary to St James’s, which opens in its new home today (1 June). Masala Grill has replaced the “aristocrat of the Indian world” at its old King’s Road site following a major refurbishment. Chutney Mary moved to St James’s Street (the former site of Marco […]

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NYC steakhouse Smith & Wollensky is to open its first non-US operation in London on 17 June. The massive – 300-cover – restaurant will occupy the grandiose, art deco Adelphi Building in John Adam Street, near Charing Cross. This makes it possibly the first major non-hotel dining room to open south of the Strand since […]

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