Authentic Cantonese/dim sum chain Duddell’s (with 10 sites across Hong Kong) opens its first UK branch, in St Thomas Church in London Bridge, on 28 November. It is the first time the celebrated restaurant has opened outside of HK, where the original was founded in 2013. Set in the historic St Thomas Church, Duddell’s London will […]

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Carl Clarke has secured a second site for his “fun and buzzy” little fried chicken specialist Chick ‘n’ Sours, which opened on Dalston’s main drag last year. The new Seven Dials venue will open in mid-September and have a short, punchy menu of free-range herb-fed fried chicken alongside the restaurant’s trademark sour cocktails – an “excellent […]

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Handmade pizzas and more than 80 ciders, sourced from the West Country, will be on offer when The Stable opens its doors in Whitechapel on 21 April. This will be the 14th venue for the popular restaurant chain, founded in Dorset in 2009, and its first site in London. The Stable, owned by Nikki and Richard […]

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In Shoreditch’s new Alphabeta development on Worship Street, an all-day pizza joint and self service bar offering slices with a dizzying array of toppings. PizzaBuzz, launching next week, customises everything from the base (including gluten-free) to the deli meats and shellfish, veg and specialist cheeses. There will be a 50% off food soft launch offer […]

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OK, this really is going to be interesting. The people of Manchester have, for the first time in living memory, been graced by the opening of a really hot upmarket restaurant concept straight from the capital. Hawksmoor unveiled plans to open an outpost there last year and since then the Mancunian blogosphere has been in high excitement. […]

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More American dude food in London as a second outpost of fried chicken specialist Joe’s Southern Kitchen comes to Kentish Town. Brand owners, Maxwell’s Restaurant Group, have confirmed that the site will open on 30 March. Like the Covent Garden original, the new restaurant will serve fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese, and cocktails. Breakfast and […]

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An all-day dining spot offering seasonal British bistro fare with a French-Italian twist will arrive in Parsons Green; from the team behind Shot Espresso and Ice & Slice. The 40-cover Bistrò by Shot will be headed up by Fabrice Meier (formerly of Trinity and One-O-One, Sheraton Park Tower). The seasonal menu includes breakfast classics like: Eggs Benedict, French […]

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TV chef Hardeep Singh Kohli has opened Scotland’s ‘first craft beer and curry bar’ in Leith’s thriving culinary scene. VDeep restaurant takes over the former home of The Vintage pub in Henderson Street. The neighbourhood already boasts a number of much-lauded restaurants, including Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin (which provides “real fireworks” according to Harden’s reporters), […]

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From the folks behind Brighton’s “great burgers and steak” joint The Coal Shed comes a seafood grill spot with an impressively lengthy cocktail list. The Salt Room will open on the seafront, in Kings Road, tomorrow (20 February). Head chef Dave Mothersill has created a menu of sustainably sourced seafood dishes including cuttlefish, oysters, lobster, […]

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Simon Rogan – the chef whose first London venture (Fera at Claridges) rocketed straight into our top 100 restaurants in the UK for 2014 – is to open two new restaurants this year. Speaking at the Hospitality Show in Birmingham the restaurateur behind the acclaimed L’Enclume in Cartmel and The French at Manchester’s Midland Hotel said he was […]

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