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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If you’re heading to the seaside this summer then a visit to “Southend institution” The Pipe of Port is definitely a good shout. The wine bar is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with 40% off all starters and desserts when you order a main course. And on Mondays their “great wine list” is available […]

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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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A new café-cum-wine-bar focused on light lunches and seasonal plates that pair well with a glass of vino, has opened not far from Hipster (sorry, we mean Hackney!) Central station. Legs launched on 19 May in Morning Lane. Beneath the restaurant is a ‘makers’ basement’, where the team and selected partners distill vermouth for the bar, cure meats, […]

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Texture and 28°-50° restaurant group co-founder Xavier Rousset has unveiled plans for his next venture – a ‘small wine restaurant’ called Blandford Comptoir. It will open at the end of May on Blandford Street in Marylebone. Rousset left the group he helped co-found with Agnar Sverrisson in 2007 in May last year. The restaurateur and wine expert, […]

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Humble Grape, the wine bar and shop from James Dawson is to open a second site in May. Following the success of the Battersea opening last year, Humble Grape will launch a larger venue in St Bride’s Passage, just off Fleet Street. The site – tucked away down a cobbled street and hidden in the vaults […]

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The owners of Hackney wine bar Sager + Wilde have revealed their plans for expansion with a second site opening under the railway arches of Bethnal Green. Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde will launch a new 90-cover restaurant, Mission, in Paradise Row in late August. With a focus on Californian wines, the pair’s latest venture will […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant (the flagship of his empire which now straddles continents and has taken to the high seas) has opened a cocktail and wine bar. The flash new drinking den, situated at the Naked Chef’s Hoxton restaurant in Westland Place, will serve classic and modern concoctions, craft beers, ciders and a few choice bottles […]

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