The owners of upmarket kebab restaurant Le Bab are to open a Maison Bab in Covent Garden next month (September). Upstairs, Maison Bab, situated opposite Temper, will be similar in style to the original, which has long boasted hefty queues on the top of Kingly Court on Carnaby. Reporters say the food is “superb” – […]

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Zoë and Layo Paskin (the siblings behind The Palomar and The Barbary) are opening a tiny (and we do mean tiny!) English coffee house in Seven Dials. Jacob the Angel with have just 10 covers and serves breakfast, lunch and tea every day, with takeaway options. It opens its doors at 16 1⁄2 Neal’s Yard on […]

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Marina O’Loughlin in The Guardian reviews Pascere, a new Lanes restaurant from the food and drink editor of Platinum Business magazine, Amanda Menahem. “Brighton is having a bit of a moment restaurant-wise; like Bristol, another beneficiary of the financial pain of attempting to launch any kind of indie in the capital. “The most exquisite thing that […]

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It is oft remarked that we Brits love to queue, and when it comes to dining out in London sometimes that’s a necessity. According to recent research queues are governed by the rule of six – customers will only join a queue with less than six people and are only willing to wait six minutes. Restaurant-goers, […]

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Seafood specialist, pop-up caterers The Oystermen will officially open their first permanent mooring, The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen, on Monday 4 July in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. With just 26-covers we predict a few queues, but when there’s six oysters and a glass of bubbly for £10 on the menu, 3-5 pm every day, it should be […]

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The Ivy’s national takeover continues apace with its first Scottish site opening in Edinburgh this autumn. Caprice Holding’s bankable brand has snowballed in recent years with a string of Ivy Cafés launching across London, as well as the Ivy Chelsea Garden, Ivy Market Grill, Ivy Kensington Brasserie and the Ivy City Garden. Brasseries in Bath, Exeter, […]

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Theatreland’s stalwart American diner Joe Allen (a survivor of the ’70s) is to move lock, stock and wood panelling this summer. The restaurant and all its fixtures and fittings will take up a new home, just 25 metres down the road, in Burleigh Street, Covent Garden. Retaining the recognisable wood panelling, classic theatre posters and […]

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