After nearly three years chef/restaurateur Tom Oldroyd is following up his Islington hit Oldroyd with a new venture in Hackney. Though fans love the “fabulously tasty, daily changing menu” at his Upper Street spot there is a quibble that the joint is just too small, so his takeover of The Duke of Richmond pub and dining […]

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Pioneer of Peruvian cooking Martin Morales (Ceviche, Andina, Casita Andina) has launched London’s first Peruvian bakery, as he opens Andina Panaderia in Notting Hill alongside a brand new restaurant, Andina Picanteria. Located side by side at 155 and 157 Westbourne Grove, Andina Panaderia and Andina Picanteria pay homage to the female Andean chefs who have […]

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Brett Redman (Elliot’s, Jidori), and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow, have announced their latest joint venture Neptune will open within Bloomsbury’s new 334-room Principal London hotel on 24 May. The neighbourhood restaurant, one of three dining options within the dramatic listed building on the eastern flank of Russell Square, aims to create a ‘Bloomsbury Salon’ for the 21st […]

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As part of the renovation of the entire, iconic Centre Point complex, London restaurateurs rhubarb (Sky Garden, Saatchi Gallery, Royal Albert Hall) will open their new flagship restaurant VIVI as part of the bridge link overlooking the new square. It was slated to open late-2017 but this has been pushed to July-2018. The space will comprise […]

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Mildreds (group) That “it’s always over-crowded, with never-a-free table” speaks volumes for this long-enduring veggie café in Soho, whose “simple and delicious recipes” have been packing ’em in for decades. All of a sudden they’ve decided to ‘go for it’ expansion-wise though: there is also one near King’s Cross now, as well as Camden Town […]

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The Atlas SW6 “A standard-bearer for the gastropub category” – this “beautiful, traditional pub” is hidden-away near West Brompton tube and offers “gourmet food” with “a nice Italian slant”, delivered by “cheery and charming staff”. There’s also “a cracking, huge, new terrace garden” (expanding the old one), which is “a real gem”.   Dalloway Terrace, […]

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Breddos Tacos EC1 “Mouthwatering tacos” – “an innovative take on Mexican food in a City with few good Mexicans” – draw a strong fanclub to this “fun and vibrant” Clerkenwell cantina, which started out as a stall in E8, and is about to open a second Soho branch in September 2017 on the former site of […]

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After 10 years heading up the kitchen at Mayfair’s “exceptional” modern Indian, Tamarind, Peter Joseph has left to start his own restaurant. His first solo project, Kahani, launches in Chelsea this summer on the former site of Canvas – a restaurant once described by our reporters as having “no redeeming features”. So a definite improvement for […]

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On Monday 21 May, Nathan Outlaw will bring his Fish Kitchen from Port Isaac to his London outpost, Outlaw’s at The Capital in Knightsbridge. Along with Fish Kitchen’s head chef Tim Barnes and The Capital’s head chef Andrew Sawyer, Nathan will be whipping up a seafood storm, creating a menu of original small plates synonymous with […]

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After closing his Fitzrovia flagship Dabbous in summer 2017, as well as nearby Barnyard, Ollie Dabbous is back with a new venture. Hide occupies a huge (250-cover) space on Mayfair’s Piccadilly, offering dining and drinking across three floors, connected by a striking spiral staircase, with spectacular views over Green Park. The restaurant opened today (17 […]

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