A new wine and tapas restaurant opened on Wednesday (November 28)  in Clerkenwell. Le Cellar, on St John Street, is the work of former wine buyer at Club and Cellar Gascon, Anthonin Charlier, and entrepreneur Simon Maniora. The bar opened for soft launch on Wednesday and is, apparently, a passion project of Charlier and Maniora. The […]

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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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