Big Mamma, an Italian restaurant group from Paris, is soon to open two sites in London. The group announced an opening in Shoreditch in autumn last year, and news now comes that it is also set to launch on Rathbone Square in Fitzrovia. That’s the latest update, anyway, from a business owner local to the […]

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A new all-day restaurant Mortimer House Kitchen is set to open on the ground floor of soon-to-launch private workspace and wellbeing destination Mortimer House in Fitzrovia. The menu from ex-Cecconi’s chef Luca Unali is Mediterranean with a flavour of the Middle East and will focus on fresh, sustainable and organic produce. Situated in an art deco […]

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You wait years for a restaurant from the old Silk Road to arrive in London, then two open in the same month. Samarkand, named after the oldest inhabited city in central Asia, has already launched in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, with a menu led by the Uzbek national dish plov (pictured), beef short ribs cooked to […]

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Founders of Bao – the über-popular street-food-vendor-turned-permanent-Soho-restaurant – Wai Ting Chung, Shing Chung and Erchen Chang, opened a second site for their Taiwanese steamed buns today (7 July). The trio have taken over the former site of Boopshis in Fitzrovia. Bao Fitzrovia will hopefully go some way towards calming the ravenous hoards queuing 100-deep outside the […]

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Calling all rosé fans (and Molly Ringwald fans of course!) we’ve got a fantastic competition prize up for grabs. Harden’s has teamed up with Fitzrovia’s new café-cum-artisan-food-store, The Larder, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two tickets to their ‘Pretty in Pink’ wine evening. Enjoy a wine flight of rosé; from a classic […]

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On Thursday, the world will raise a glass to St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of Ireland and its rich cultural history, but mostly a time when revellers drink too much Guinness. For those who would rather not spend 17 March down the pub, Harden’s has got some great suggestions on where in London you can […]

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A new flagship version of Vietnamese restaurant House of Ho has opened on the former site of Caprice Holdings’ Bam-Bou. The original, which opened in Soho’s Old Compton Street nearly two years ago, has been relaunched as simply ‘Ho’. Its celebrity chef founder, Bobby Chinn, has since left the business and a new owner, Jeff Lim, […]

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Long-time right hand woman of Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef: The Professionals judge, Monica Galetti, has finally revealed plans for her first solo restaurant. Mere will open on Fitzrovia’s main drag, Charlotte Street, in autumn 2016. The name reflects Galetti’s Samoan heritage (Mere is Samoan for Mary – her mother’s name). It will occupy the […]

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Jun Tanaka, previously of Midtown’s impressive (but expensive) Pearl (RIP), will launch his first solo restaurant – a casual French-Mediterranean on Fitzrovia’s main dining drag, Charlotte Street – next week. And the chef is offering diners 50% off food during the soft launch of The Ninth from 19-21 November, in advance of the official opening on […]

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Alan Pickett’s (sort-of) eponymous solo venture Piquet in Fitzrovia gets a double dose of restaurant reviews as both the Standard’s Fay Maschler and Tracey MacLeod of the Independent pop by to try the chef’s Gallic-influenced British dishes. The Indy’s critic finds the service surprisingly stiff and the venue strangely deserted. Fortunately the food also receives […]

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