The Gurkhas, a new restaurant serving an “elevated” take on traditional Nepalese cooking, opens in Fitzrovia on Tuesday next week (28 March). The team behind The Gurkhas make an interesting combination: founder Shrabaneswor Rai is Nepalese, but is best-known as the co-owner of Japanese restaurant Hot Stone in Islington and new Japanese opening Kibako in […]

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Kibako, billed as a ‘modern Japanese restaurant’ featuring presentation boxes of exquisite small dishes, opened this week in Windmill Street, Fitzrovia. Taking over the site formerly occupied by Rai, Kibako is from the team behind Hot Stone in Islington’s Chapel Market, highly praised in the 2023 Harden’s Guide for its “high-quality Kobe beef, sushi and […]

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Amy Poon’s Wontoneria opens on 7 February for a three-month residency at 23 Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, the ‘incubator space’ run by revolving-chef restaurant Carousel, in a step towards reviving the family’s famous Poon’s restaurant at a permanent site. Her father Bill Poon, a seventh-generation Cantonese master chef, opened his first restaurant in London’s Chinatown […]

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Ground-breaking Middle Eastern cafe-restaurant Honey & Co has found a new home in Bloomsbury, where it will reopen later this spring after 10 years in Fitzrovia. Husband-and-wife founders Sarit Packer and Itamar Svrulovich (pictured above) were forced into the move when their landlord declined to extend the lease on the Warren Street premises. The new […]

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Honey & Co, the small cafe-restaurant in Fitzrovia that helped propel the popularisation of Middle Eastern cuisine in London, is closing down after 10 years following the landlord’s refusal to extend its lease. Israeli-born couple Sarit Parker and Itamar Svrulovich, both alumni of the original Ottolenghi in Notting Hill, launched Honey & Co to general […]

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Star chef James Knappett has teamed up with his backers JKS (Gymkhana, Hoppers) and publican Dominic Jacobs (The Running Horse, Mayfair) to open their second London pub in the space of six months. The George in Fitzrovia is a beautifully restored grand Victorian Grade II-listed pub with an Italianate corner site frontage. It is open […]

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