Pearly Queen, a new oyster bar and restaurant, opens tomorrow (11 November) in Shoreditch from Tom Brown, the chef behind Cornerstone in Hackney and a familiar face from television. The 60-cover venue will have an upstairs bar with counter seating, while downstairs offers a more secluded setting with banquettes. Tom has teamed up with Max […]

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Hit New York Peruvian restaurant Llama Inn has unveiled a London offshoot at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. The rooftop venue opens officially on 1 September, but guests can sample its menu at a soft launch until then. Co-founders Juan Correa and chef Erik Ramirez (pictured) opened the original in Brooklyn in 2015, earning plaudits […]

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Chef Anna Søgaard, who came to prominence at Manchester’s ultra-minimalist restaurant Erst, is to head the kitchen brigade at a new Shoreditch venture from the team behind Crispin in Spitalfields and bar Crispin in Soho. Bistro Freddie, which is due to open this summer, has taken over the Luke Street premises formerly occupied by Oklava, […]

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Esti, a Greek restaurant cooking over a wood fire with Australian ingredients and influences, is to open this Sunday, 12 March, in a former Victorian police station in Shoreditch. Founded by Kostas Vais of the 3 Little Pigs souvlaki food truck, Esti has secured a six-month residency at TT Liquor in Kingsland Road ahead of […]

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Mãos, the acclaimed experimental restaurant in Shoreditch, is to close “in its current form” at the end of April – an announcement that possibly leaves the door ajar for a next step. Part of design and fashion entrepreneur James Brown’s Blue Mountain venture in Redchurch Street, Mãos opened four years ago under Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes […]

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