“Fast ’n’ furious” Taiwanese bun favourite Bao is opening a third site in foodie Borough. The site, on the edge of Borough Market, will launch in spring next year, joining the two existing Bao shops in Soho and Fitzrovia. The new premises have the backing of JKS Restaurants, the ever-more omnipresent powers-behind-the-throne of numerous well-liked […]

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Jay Rayner in The Observer enjoys a knowing attempt to bring the street inside at Borough Market’s El Pastór (from Barrafina founders, the Hart bros)… It’s “a fun space of bare brick and shiny metal and colourful murals; a knowing attempt to bring the street inside”, with “tequilas in worryingly large servings” and  “pork shoulder, marinated and […]

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A couple who met in the kitchen at St John are opening their first restaurant, Sparrow, in Lewisham at the end of March. Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar say they will use seasonal British meat and vegetables and cook their favourite dishes – which gives them a pretty broad canvas. Between them they have notched up experience at Bao, […]

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