Chef Stevie Parle is providing an in-house restaurant for a luxury co-worker space in Clerkenwell that opens early next year. The FORA workspace will offer boutique hotel or members’ club-style services to clients who want a bit more than ping-pong tables and beer on tap in the communal space. The site in Central Street, Clerkenwell, is […]

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A spin-off of Exmouth Market’s “truly scrumptious” Moorish tapas bar Morito (itself a little sister to long-time Harden’s survey favourite Moro) arrives in Hackney Road in Hoxton on 11 May. The new site, just a stone’s throw from Columbia Road Flower Market, sees Moro head chef Marianna Love head-up the kitchen alongside founder Samuel Clark. It is […]

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A Victorian-style restaurant and piano bar The Piano Works opens in Clerkenwell in July on the corner of Farringdon Road and Ray Street. The rather unique-sounding space features two live pianists and accompanying musicians playing requests from the audience. Located in the basement of a listed Victorian warehouse, the 400-capacity venue seeks to revive the saloon […]

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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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Purveyors of “the best coffee, no question” Workshop Coffee have unveiled plans to open a new 3,500 sq ft roastery in Bethnal Green to replace the brand’s original space in Clerkenwell. With their EC1 roastery stretched to capacity, this state-of-the-art facility in Vyner Street will supply the brand’s four outlets – along with its UK and Europe-wide […]

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Exmouth Market’s “porktastic” destination Blackfoot has had a makeover – complete with new name, menu and layout. Now renamed Blackfoot Bar & Backroom Dining, the restaurant’s front room retains its “greasy-spoon feel” but will be used as a casual bar serving cocktails, beers and ciders on tap and a selection of wines. At the back is […]

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None of our readers go for the décor, but then that’s not what chippies are about. It’s the “spankingly fresh” fish and chips that attract diners to Kerbisher & Malt, the growing chain of chip shops about to launch its fifth London site. Kerbisher & Malt EC1 will open in foodie hub Exmouth Market on […]

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Café Pistou, a new all-day dining affair in Exmouth Market, is offering early birds the chance to get 50% off their food next week. A soft launch deal for half price meals (excluding drinks) will run 3-6 November, ahead of the Provençal restaurant’s official opening on 7 November. The 95-cover brasserie comes to us from […]

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Gaucho certainly seems to be having a hand in shaping the restaurateurs of the future. Last week we reported that the steak chain’s former chief exec, Martin Williams, would launch the first of his M Restaurants in the City on 12 November, and now ex Gaucho finance director, Charlie McClean is set to open an […]

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A new ‘creative hub’ from the B&H Group (the people behind Reverend JW Simpson, Blitz Party and Prohibition and the Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar) has launched in Clerkenwell. The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, taking over the corner of Northampton Road just off Exmouth Market, features a 70-cover restaurant and greenhouse, a café, private rooms and bar. The all-in-one […]

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