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Brett Redman to launch Jidori Japanese Yakitori in Dalston

30/11/15 - updated with soft launch info

Chef Brett Redman is set to open a new Japanese yakitori restaurant in Dalston. The restaurant, which opens this Autumn draws upon the rich tradition of Tokyo yakitori joints, bringing this hugely popular variety of Japanese street food to east London.  

The new opening will specialise in Japanese yakitori skewers grilled over coal and will be the second o…

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Homeslice pizza comes to Shoreditch

29/11/15 - updated with soft launch details.

There's a new pizzeria on the way to Shoreditch as Homeslice (already big in Covent Garden and Fitzrovia) is due to open there before the end of the year. Details about the new place (which is just next door to The Clove Club) are thin on the ground at the moment, but expect it to serve up the same wood-fired pizzas that are going down well at the othe…

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Billy and the Chicks hits Soho with a London take on the fried chicken scene

So there's a new chicken shop opening in London. If those words make you yawn - then hold on. Sounds like Billy and the Chicks might actually bring something new to the table.

The bloke behind this new Soho spot is Billy Stock who has both St Johns and Salt Yard on his CV. He's teamed up with Sam Bellamy to open what they describe as "“A London Fried Chicken shop! No bells ‘n whistles (or waffles…

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Flat Iron plans huge new restaurant for Henrietta Street in Covent Garden

Updated 26/11/15 with soft launch details

We've been big fans of Flat Iron since its early days as a pop-up so news that they're expanding to a massive new Covent Garden restaurant before the end of the year fills us with good cheer.

The new restaurant on Henrietta Street is going to have room for 180 diners - three times as many as their other places on Beak St and Denmark St. And, as they have…

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More Shake Shack for London, with New Oxford Street planned next

26/11/15 - updated with opening date.

Having just opened in Westfield, Danny Meyer's US burger chain Shake Shack is growing again. One is a little further away in Cardiff, but closer to home is the next London branch, opening on New Oxford Street. It's all part of the makeover that's taking advantage of the huge Crossrail development (and takes over the spot that used to be Argos). 

Expect the sa…

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay introduces a new-look wine list

There's a new wine list at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and it aims to light a small fire under the way in which wine is sold and enjoyed in top restaurants.

The list is the brainchild of the three Michelin-starred restaurant's Head Sommelier Jan Konetzki. "Classically wine lists in fine dining restaurants can be intimidating," he told us. "We think it is great to have a a lot of different wines but…

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M Restaurants to open grill, raw bar and wine shop in Victoria

25/11 - updated with opening date and more details.

Following their City restaurant, M Restaurants are the latest to join the rush to Victoria, with plans to open in the Zig Zag building (which Iberica is doing too). 

It's essentially a restaurant of two halves M-Grill and M-Raw which - as you can imagine - concentrate on high-end grill and raw dishes (emphasised by them celebrating the opening b…

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Nashville Fried Chicken hits the menu at CHICKENliquor

The MEATliquor sibling CHICKENliquor in Brixton has a new addition just coming onto the menu - Nashville Fried Chicken - and it DOES sound good (and spicy). It's billed as "tender chicken fillets coated in a Nashville style chilli sauce atop sliced white bread with pickles on the side." And if that wasn't hot enough, you can have Satan Slaw on the side. 

It's on the menu now until the end of Dece…

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The Lighterman in King's Cross launches a pre-Christmas pop-up

The next big addition to King's Cross is the new Lighterman pub - coming to Granary Square early in 2016. But there's an earlier change to see what they'll have coming up as they launch their Christmas under the Canopy pop-up next week. 

On outside stalls, they'll have:

  • Venison Burgers: brioche bap, venison patty, cranberry compote, charred onions and baby gem (£7)
  • Porchetta baps: brioche bap, r…

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100 Wardour Street to take over from Floridita and Carom

It's all change on Wardour Street with the announcement that a new restaurant is taking over the site once occupied by the Marquee Club.

100 Wardour Street will be the third restaurant to open on this site by D&D. First it was Meza, then Carom and Floridita. The new restaurant will be known simply as 100 Wardour Street. It'll take over the entire (enormous) space with room for more than 400 d…

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