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Melba at The Savoy gourmet counter launches on The Strand

If you've been wandering down the Strand this week you may have spotted the new patisserie Melba. It's the latest opening from The Savoy Hotel. Melba at The Savoy is being described as a "gourmet counter" selling pastries, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks to take away, along with gift items. It's also going large on éclairs.

The menu, which has been worked on by The Savoy's executive pastry che…

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Fatburger is coming to London, starting with Camden

We've had it the rumours section of the Coming Soon page for a long time now, but now there's confirmation that US chain Fatburger is definitely coming to London. And it looks like they have a Five Guys style approach, with a plan to open 20 Fatburgers across the country, starting with Camden. That site is already being developed, and should open in June.

So what can you expect from Fatburger? We…

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Barzetti Italian Kitchen opens in St Pancras

This one's come under the radar a little - a new addition to St Pancras station (just beside the big Marsk & Spencer at the back). It's an Italian restaurant with a short menu of pizzas salads and some simple Italian starters and mains. You can see the full menu online here.

They'll be open fully on the 18th, but today they're having a 50% off soft launch from 12-3pm and 5-9pm. You can book t…

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Bouillabaisse seafood restaurant coming to Mayfair from Kurt Zdesar

Bouillabaisse is the next restaurant from Kurt Zdesar, who most recently opened Chotto Matte in Soho - and is best known for opening the first Nobu in London. This time the focus is firmly on seafood and with a particular effort at sustainability. To that end, he's done a bit of travelling visiting day-boat fisherman in Greece, Spain and the UK and is aiming to bring some of their practices to th…

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Valentina Fine Foods to open flagship store and restaurant at Shad Thames

Valentina Fine Foods already have four branches in London (Sheen, Putney, Chiswick and Notting Hill) but their newest opening in Shad Thames will be a flagship store and restaurant for the Italian chain. Opening in the Cardamom Building there'll be room for 100 diners in the restaurant as well as a large deli with everything from fresh hams and salami, cheeses and traditional antipasti.and a wine…

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Broadgate Circle is about to completely revitalise City dining

We've been hearing for a while about various restaurants opening up in the new Broadgate Circle which properly opens tomorrow, 15 April. And with this opening upon us, we're really becoming aware of what a big deal it is to City dining. In the next couple of months, 10 new restaurants are going to open there and some of them are a very big deal indeed. It's similar to the changing dining scene at…

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Yauatcha City brings dim sum and a patisserie to Broadgate Circle

While Alan Yau is just opening a new place next to the original Yauatcha, the Hakkasan group are moving further afield with their next venue, opening on Broadgate Circle (which itself have loads of openings in the next few weeks). So if you're in the City and have a craving for a venison puff (of which we are still massive fans of at Hot Dinners), you won't have far to go.

As with the original, Y…

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Seamus Mullen launches weekend brunch at Sea Containers

This bad boy is the steak and eggs - just one of the epic dishes hitting London's burgeoning brunch scene when Seamus Mullen launches his new brunch at the Mondrian this weekend. The menu wil be split into three main sections:

From Our Bakery

  • Blueberry pancakes stack with preserved lemon butter and maple syrup
  • Buttermilk waffles with vanilla ice cream, streaky bacon and maple syrup

For the ta…

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Circle Pizza Co lands at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

There's a newcomer on the way to Hoxton Square as a pizza restaurant, Circle Pizza Co, comes to Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen for a permanent residency.

The pizzas all have a sourdough base that's apparently based on a third generation starter dough that once began life 150 years ago in Naples. The pizza dough created is then proofed for a minimum of 24 hours before becoming a pizza. And the chef…

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Asia de Cuba reopens with new look and menu

It's all go at Asia de Cuba, the restaurant at St Martins Lane. The restaurant has been underdoing a redesign - both of its space and menu - and the booking line reopens today.

The chef behind the new menu is Luis Pous, who grew up and trained as a chef in Cuba. His reworking of the menu at the restaurant sees it split into Ceviches, Small Plates, Salads, Wok, and Plancha.

Signature dishes will i…

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