Soho’s new doughnut store, Doughnut Time, has launched a festive sweet treats menu of six limited-edition calorific Christmas specials. The festive doughnuts can be bought individually or in a 6-pack Christmas gift box for £25.00. On the menu: Treat yo’ Elves (£5.00) – Nutella filled chocolate glazed doughnut topped with dark chocolate flake, holiday sprinkle mix, miniature chocolate […]

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This December Soho’s HIPCHIPS – which is proud to be the world’s first crisp and dip cafe – launches its own take on Christmas (or should that be Crispmas?!) dinner. Their menu will feature a whole festive feast in dip form. Your ‘Christmas Dinner Box,’ includes five varieties of handcrafted, heritage crisps paired with both sweet and […]

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Restaurateur Linda Lee (Koba, On The Bab) is opening a new Korean venture on a two-floor Soho site; with dine-in, takeaway and retail sections, it will be based on the table-and-market concept found in Seoul, South Korea. Mee Market will open in Archer Street on Monday 4 December. After running several restaurants in Seoul, Linda Lee moved to […]

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Looking for the perfect place to hold a private Christmas dinner party, work event or family get-together this festive season? Look no further. We’ve rounded up 20 of London’s best private dining rooms to suit all tastes and budgets… Barrafina WC2 Menus from £40 pp “The wait can sometimes be twice the time spent at the […]

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This Friday (27 October) Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and Ali Borer will open a second outpost of their Soho phenomenon Smoking Goat on Redchurch Street, bringing their Thai barbecue bar to Shoreditch. Inspired by Bangkok’s late night canteen spots, Smoking Goat Redchurch Street will reflect that atmosphere – icy beer, a mixture of comfort dishes […]

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XU, the new Taiwanese venture from the trio behind BAO (Shing Tat Ching, Wai Ting Ching and Erchen Chang) – and, of course, their backers JKS Restaurants (the Sethi siblings behind Hoppers and Gymkhana) – is to launch two private dining Mahjong games rooms on 2 October. The rooms will be available to hire for eating, […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer keeps things on The Straight and Narrow, a piano bar and restaurant in east London’s Docklands… “Food and music are meant to go together. Jazz, which is what I have spent most of my adult life at the keyboard wrestling with, was born in restaurants like this. “The Straight and Narrow has […]

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JKS Restaurants – AKA the Sethi siblings (Gymkhana, Trishna and a driving financial force behind Bao) – will open a second outpost of their hugely popular Sri Lankan street food shack, Hoppers, in Marylebone on 12 September. The original Hoppers was one of the biggest hits of 2015 when it stormed into Soho with its “incredible” and […]

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Yes, you read that right – this restaurant really is called Flavour Bastard. So what’s in a name? Well, it seems that chef-patron Pratap Chahal is keen to use a fusion of flavours – gleaned from his time at Ramsay’s Claridge’s, Chez Bruce, Cinnamon Club and Galvin Bistrot – to create an international menu with […]

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From August to October, Jacob Kenedy’s “offbeat but brilliant gelateria” in Soho – Gelupo – will collaborate with seven of Soho’s hottest restaurants to launch a menu of exclusive gelatos. Each chef has developed and supplied Gelupo with a recipe, that showcases flavours and ingredients commonly found on their own menus. Flavours will range from Campari and grapefruit […]

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