Hackney was once the domain of artists, students and Londoners looking for cheap digs. All of which seems like a distant memory now that it has become not only Hipster Central, but also a booming borough with new businesses, restaurants and bars opening at a furious pace. It used to be Broadway Market, London Fields […]

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With a name so logical it would make Dr Spock proud, the ‘Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London’ will arrive in early 2016. From none other than Nobu Matsuhisa, the 156-bedroom hotel will be located in Willow Street, reports Caterer and Hotelkeeper. The hotel will feature a restaurant with menus developed by Matsuhisa, banqueting and meeting […]

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Pop-up-goes-permanent – it’s a familiar story these days. But what about ‘permanent-restaurant-not-opening-on-schedule-launches-pop-up-to-keep-its-dream-alive’? Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but it transpires that that is indeed why chef Scott Hallsworth decided to open a temporary version of his Japanese izakaya (pub), Kurobuta, in October last year. It turns out that before Kurobuta’s arrival last week at its […]

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The long-awaited Kurobuta from ex Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth will officially open in Marylebone on 23 April. Another in London’s ever-growing list of ‘pop-up-turned-permanent-restaurants’, Kurobuta started out as a temporary spot on the Kings Road in October 2013. This casual dining space, serving up Japanese food, beers and cocktails, was the UK’s first Izakaya – Japanese […]

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