A new wine and tapas restaurant opened on Wednesday (November 28)  in Clerkenwell. Le Cellar, on St John Street, is the work of former wine buyer at Club and Cellar Gascon, Anthonin Charlier, and entrepreneur Simon Maniora. The bar opened for soft launch on Wednesday and is, apparently, a passion project of Charlier and Maniora. The […]

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The team behind Manchester restaurant El Gato Negro have opened a second site in the city. Canto launched last week (Thursday 20 September) in the Fairbairn building in the Ancoats area of the city – a Manchester spot very different to their original venture. El Gato, which first opened in rural Ripponden before relocating to Manchester, […]

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Red & Blue Restaurants, the Liverpool-based team behind Bacaro, Salt House Tapas, and Hanover Street Social, is to launch a fourth site in October. There are also plans to expand the enterprise to Manchester. The latest Liverpool restaurant, Rocket & Ruby, is a new 3,000ft premises on Castle Street. There’s talk of city brunches and […]

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Can it be nearly 10 years already since Barrafina first opened its doors.   Yes, it was January 2007 that this phenomenal homage to Barcelona’s Cal Pep beamed down into Soho. The brainchild of Sam and Eddie Hart, they had the advantage of heritage (their mother was born in Mallorca) in their search to bring some genuine Spanish […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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Spanish food importer and restaurant group Brindisa Tapas Kitchens will add a fifth London outpost to its growing empire with the launch of Morada Brindisa Asador in Soho. Opening in March in Rupert Street, practically next door to the acclaimed Israeli newcomer The Palomar, the concept introduces a whole new Spanish dining tradition with which […]

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London’s love affair with all things Peruvian (perhaps it is Paddington fever?) continues as the people behind Bravas announce plans to open a second St Katherine Docks restaurant – this time a Japanese/Peruvian fusion place. Bal Thind and Victor Garvey (who launched their Spanish tapas joint Bravas earlier this year) will open Amaru on 5 […]

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The duo behind some of London’s most popular Spanish restaurants – Copita in Soho as well as Fitzrovia’s Barrica and Drakes Tabanco – are to open an east London outpost. Tim Luther and Nigel Howell will launch Copita del Mercado in Wentworth Road, just by Petticoat Lane Market, on 8 December. Fans of the restaurateurs’ […]

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Another pop-up restaurant has gone permanent. Peruvian BBQ and street food concept Señor Ceviche has found its first full-time home in Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street. It will join Whyte & Brown, Wright Bros, Pizza Pilgrims and many more in this now quite decent restaurant hub, which sandwiched between the rush of Regent Street’s shop and […]

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