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West End shoppers get a new pitstop with The Woodstock Kushiyaki Bar

11/03/15 - updated with soft launch details.

We're always ready for another London izakaya (translation: boozy Japanese gaff) and the opening of The Woodstock Kushiyaki Bar is going to be a serious boon to West End shoppers. Opening its doors in March, this new Japanese restaurant will serve weary shoppers a Japanese led drinks menu alongside freshly grilled Kushiyaki skewers. And it's handily sit…

Read more: West End shoppers get a new pitstop with The Woodstock Kushiyaki Bar

Burger delivery service Homeburger comes to North London

(Update 10/3 - Homeburger is now open with limited delivery slots). 

If you're in North London (like us) and really fancy a burger, but just don't fancy heading outside "in this weather" then new burger take-away and delivery service Homeburger could be just what you need.

It's in the final stages of opening on the Holloway Road, so we caught up with Homeburger's Dave Corbineau to find out more.…

Read more: Burger delivery service Homeburger comes to North London

Berber & Q Middle Eastern and North African grill house to open in Haggerston

Updated 10/3/15 with opening date

We can tell you right now that there's going to be a lot of buzz around Berber & Q when it opens in Haggerston in Spring. Billed as a Middle Eastern and North African grill house, it's a joint venture between chef Josh Katz (Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Ottolenghi) and Mattia Bianchi (Ottolenghi and Ben Spalding).

It'll be taking over a space under the railway…

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Jar Kitchen British restaurant to open in Covent Garden

Covent Garden's food rennaisance continues as another promising restaurant is getting ready to open (officially) there. It's coming from two friends, Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero, who left their careers to set up this new British restaurant (and who will also be running the front of house too). It's an all-day restaurant seating around 50, serving food up just until pre-theatre time.

The kitchen…

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Forzawin kicks of Spring with a new chicken dinner

Now firmly ensconced in their permanent Peckham home (and old cash & carry that now houses their 30ft communal dining tables and a wood fired grill), Forzawin are about to kick off their next venture.

Spring Chicken is to run all Spring (naturally) and revolves around whole cooked chicken cooked on
a wood fired spit. The whole menu includes:

  • A cocktail on arrival (Forza 75)
  • Rabbit terrine, m…

Read more: Forzawin kicks of Spring with a new chicken dinner

Dirty Bones put a Bloody Dirty Hangover special on for Sundays

Feeling slightly fragile after Saturday night shenanigans? You'll be wanting this Bloody Dirty Hangover from Dirty Bones. This Sunday-only special will sort you out with a Mac Daddy, dirty fries and Dirty Mary cocktail or Shake for £15.

The Mac Daddy is part of new-look menu at the Kensington restaurant. It's a 6oz house burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac & cheese and Dirty Bones B…

Read more: Dirty Bones put a Bloody Dirty Hangover special on for Sundays

Kobe beef cocktails come to Sushisamba as part of their culinary cocktails

Sushisamba have taken the next step after becoming one of the few London restaurants currently serving high-grade Japanese Kobe beef - they've created a cocktail with a "wash of Kobe fat". It's all part of their new Culinary Cocktail range - featuring everything from the aforementioned Kobe to padron peppers and avocado puree. The full list is:

  • Padrón Pepper Caipirinha - muddled limes, churned w…

Read more: Kobe beef cocktails come to Sushisamba as part of their culinary cocktails

Milroy's of Soho gets a makeover and a new cocktail bar

London’s oldest whisky shop, Milroy's has relaunched with its own basement cocktail bar. The shop, which has focused on whisky since the 1960s has been taken over by Martyn 'Simo' Simpson who was the man behind The Coal Vaults.

On the ground floor there's a 12 seater whisky bar called Milroy’s Bar, serving a selection of over 250 whiskys, all poured at 35ml rather than 25ml to enjoy the taste in…

Read more: Milroy's of Soho gets a makeover and a new cocktail bar

Caffe Rei Italian restaurant opens in Mayfair

A new Italian is coming to Mayfair from Andrea Reitano (who was also behind bringing Rome's Assunta Madre to London).

Details are a little thin on the ground for the imminent opening, but we do know that it'll be a casual Italian restaurant, with takeaway available too (including pasta, paninis and salads). And, like Assunta Madre, they'll be flying ingredients in from Italy too including burrata…

Read more: Caffe Rei Italian restaurant opens in Mayfair

Angela Hartnett and Thomasina Miers on the inaugural Good Food Great Game Changers list

To celebrate its 25th anniversary BBC Good Food has announced its first list of ‘Good Food Great Game Changers’ who they say "have revolutionised the way we shop, cook and eat".

As you might expect, there are a few London restaurant folk on there. Angela Hartnett is on the list as one of the countrys' "highest profile female chefs who has inspired a generation of women to follow in her footsteps…

Read more: Angela Hartnett and Thomasina Miers on the inaugural Good Food Great Game Changers list

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