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Roti Chai opens Chai Ki Toddy Shop in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf

Always popular in its original off-Oxford-Street location and the odd pop-up, Roti Chai have now quietly opened their next restaurant all the way over in Canary Wharf - the latest to be part of the new Crossrail Place centre. 

Chai Ki will be part Toddy Shop bar and kitchen, that part is open all-day now, and the dining room which is coming soon. Plus - they'll be doing breakfasts too (some of th…

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Champagne + Fromage French deli and bistro to open in Greenwich Market

Greenwich is getting a new bistro/deli devoted to fizz and cheese. Champagne + Fromage should be opening their doors on Church Street within Greenwich market next month. It's the third site for the group run by husband and wife team Stefano Frigerio and Maud Fierobe and cheese expert Franck Le Blais.

The Greenwich space will be pretty small, with space for 20 inside and 20 outside. On the menu wi…

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Farm Girl Cafe brings Australian healthy eating to Notting Hill

We've definitely seen a trend for healthy eating so far in 2015 and that looks to continue with this new opening. A new Cafe is coming to Notting Hill from Rose Mann and Anthony Hood. Farm Girl is "inspired by a childhood growing up on a rural farm outside Melbourne" so it's bringing that Australian influence - with a healthy focus - to the Portobello Road.

The menu is from Benoit Marmoiton, who'…

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Tom Sellers teams up with Krug for Krug & Chips pop-up in Covent Garden

If you like your fish and chips high-end, then make a date for Krug & Chips, a gourmet chipper popping up in Covent Garden this summer. The champagne house has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers or restaurant Story.

Sellers has come up with his own particular take - Fish in Chips. Diners will be able to choose from three dishes; a potato ravioli with fish in tartar sauce, Monkfi…

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Jubo Korean brings chicken and more to Exmouth Market

Following the pop-up on Rivington Street, Korean chicken specialists Jubo are one in a list of many changes coming to Exmouth Market.

The main focus is the Korean chicken. So that's the crunchy chicken wings and boneless strips which are served in small plates or large platters, and glazed in Soy Garlic, Hot or Volcanic sauces. Alongside those, expect similar dishes to the original which include…

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Caphe Pho coming to Smithfield from the people behind Caphe House

There's a new Vietnamese restaurant coming to Smithfield soon and it's one that's moving there from Bermondsey. Caphe House is moving to Smithfield and changing its name to Caphe Pho in the process.

Obviously, the star of the show will be their pho. Their stock (beef, chicken or vegetable) is made from a family recipe with 12 hours of simmering "to allow the stock to retain all its goodness and d…

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Angela Hartnett to open a second Café Murano in Covent Garden

3/6/15 - updated with telephone line and booking details

Angela Hartnett's first main venture outside of Murano, the offshoot Cafe Murano, was showered with praise when it first opened. And it's clearly been very successful for her as another one is on the way, this time to Tavistock Street in Covent Garden.

Running the kitchen will be Head Chef, Richard Lloyd, who was formerly sous chef at Hartn…

Read more: Angela Hartnett to open a second Café Murano in Covent Garden

World's 50 Best Restaurants release 51-100 list early for 2015

In advance of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 being announced next Monday, the team behind the awards have given us all a little taster of what's to come with the release of the 51-100 restaurants.

55. The Clove Club (up from 87)

60. Hedone (up from 63)

73. The Fat Duck (down from 47)

92. St John (down from 55)

It's brilliant news for The Clove Club who are now within a whisper of being incl…

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Halva cafe and bakery opens in Fulham

There's a new café opening today in Fulham (following a soft launch), by Lila Sarhang Zadeh, who has previously classically trained as a pastry chef in France. 

They'll be making traditional bread using special flour known as “tradition flour” plus more bread including chia seed, flax seed and honey sour doughs - plus more varieties including vanilla and basil. Besides the usual pastries, they'll…

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Dip and Flip opens second burger-gravy-dipping restaurant in Wimbledon

Another fairly quiet opening almost snuck in under the radar today as Dip and Flip (already very popular in Clapham) has just opened in Wimbledon. If you're unaware of them, they specialise in the wonderful art of the French dip - sandwiches you dip in gravy. 

The new restaurant will have the same menu as before - so that's either chicken, lamb or beef sandwiches or a range of burgers all served…

Read more: Dip and Flip opens second burger-gravy-dipping restaurant in Wimbledon

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