There were a few fraught days this week for fans of Whitechapel’s Tayyabs as the Pakistani restaurant was closed by immigration officials. “It’s a crime against chops”, the Twittersphere declared on 29 August when a closure notice was posted in the famous East End venue’s window. But fear not! Tayyabs is open again and its […]

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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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After launching a second outpost in Whitechapel last year Soho spot Foxcroft & Ginger has opened another East London restaurant – this time a pop-up at Old Street station. The temporary cafe, which will be open for three months, arrived in trendy Shoreditch on 6 April and serves the UK’s first Cruffin (a croissant muffin hybrid). Foxcroft & […]

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Foxcroft & Ginger, Soho, launches its second outpost, in Whitechapel, today (3 April). The new 70-cover restaurant occupies the former site of Wickham’s department store in Mile End Road, which – as all readers will doubtless know – was once regarded as the ‘Harrod’s of the East’. Foxcroft & Ginger’s new operation includes a 24-hour […]

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