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The Humble Bee Cafe opens at Stepney City Farm with ex-Hawksmoor chefs running the kitchen

If low food miles are your jam, then this new community cafe, with a chef who counts Hawksmoor, Tante Claire and more on his CV, should be on your go-to list.

Read more: The Humble Bee Cafe opens at Stepney City Farm with ex-Hawksmoor chefs running the kitchen

Is Padella coming to Shoreditch?

They're famed for having London's longest queue (and a recent visit confirmed, yes it is a very long wait at peak times) so hearing that Borough's fresh pasta restaurant Padella is opening a second restaurant is very good news. 

If you haven't heard of them - here's a quick primer. Set up by Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda of Trullo in Islington, they offer a short menu of freshly made p…

Read more: Is Padella coming to Shoreditch?

Arabica KX sees Borough's Levantine-inspired restaurant expand to King's Cross

This new all day restaurant will open up right next to the Aga Khan Centre in King's Cross and they're promising very special hummus, the best halal steaks and more.…

Read more: Arabica KX sees Borough's Levantine-inspired restaurant expand to King's Cross

Free ice-creams and giant watermelon margaritas help Londoners cope with the heatwave

As London girds its loins and prepares to do battle with temperatures predicted to hit 37 degrees tomorrow, there are a number of ways you can cool down that are a lot more fun that standing in front of your open fridge.

On Thursday, folk using the Central Line will be met by Deliveroo riders handing out free Judes and Oppo Ice Creams. You can find them at 12pm at Bank, Tottenham Court Road and B…

Read more: Free ice-creams and giant watermelon margaritas help Londoners cope with the heatwave

Three Uncles' first restaurant will be at Liverpool Street serving up Chinese roast meats and more

A trio of friends are opening their first restaurant on Devonshire Row, serving up Chinese roast meats, noodles and dim sum…

Read more: Three Uncles' first restaurant will be at Liverpool Street serving up Chinese roast meats and more

Megan's comes to Wimbledon (and you can bring your dog too)

The march of Megan's continues as they get ready to open their next cafe in Wimbledon Village. Expect a Mediterranean-influenced menu, lots of fairy lights and you can bring your dog too. …

Read more: Megan's comes to Wimbledon (and you can bring your dog too)

Bafarat coffee is coming to London with a Soho cafe (and dessert bar)

The Bafarat coffee company hails from Jeddah, and is coming to London for its first international cafe. And they're going big on dessert alongside all that caffeine. …

Read more: Bafarat coffee is coming to London with a Soho cafe (and dessert bar)

The Clean Vic is Sainsbury's low/no alcohol pub pop-up

23/7/19 - updated with pics of the pub

Sainsbury's is getting into the pop-up business - but they're doing it with a difference. For two days, they're taking over The Old Crown Public House in Holborn and turning it into a low/no alcohol pub. The maximum alcohol level you'll be able to reach in the pub will be 0.5 ABV. 

Those drinks will include Celtic Soul, essentially a no-alcohol equ…

Read more: The Clean Vic is Sainsbury's low/no alcohol pub pop-up

The Franco Manca team does pasta and Nanban Mk II for Seven Dials Market

The next big London food hall is on the horizon, and two new openings there have just been announced.

First up is Strozzapretti from the original people behind Franco Manca (note - not actually Franco Manca itself). Franco Manca was best known for their pizzas, of course, but Strozzapretti is all about pasta. We really do seem to be getting closer and closer to peak pasta in London…

Read more: The Franco Manca team does pasta and Nanban Mk II for Seven Dials Market

Morty and Bob’s Sandwich Bar at Westfield London will serve up hot subs and more alongside their grilled cheese toasties

Shoppers at Westfield London will be able to boost their energy levels with a selection of hot sarnies from top grilled cheese purveyors Morty & Bobs in their new British sandwich bar.…

Read more: Morty and Bob’s Sandwich Bar at Westfield London will serve up hot subs and more alongside their grilled cheese toasties

Manzi's will be Corbin and King's next project - a huge seafood restaurant in Soho

Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable.…

Read more: Manzi's will be Corbin and King's next project - a huge seafood restaurant in Soho

KERB goes indoors with Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden

Update 22/7/19 with more traders

Over the years, KERB, after starting at King's Cross, have gone on to conquer all parts of London with their lunchtime street food markets (and some great evening events). And now they've finally decided to go indoors for their next venture, a covered market at Seven Dials. 

They're taking over the 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse in Seven Dials - wh…

Read more: KERB goes indoors with Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden

Italian restaurant Legare to open in London Bridge this Autumn

An ex-Trullo chef joins an ex-Barrafina GM for Legare, offering seasonal Italian pasta and natural wines.…

Read more: Italian restaurant Legare to open in London Bridge this Autumn

London’s oldest whisky specialist Milroy's to open second site

Milroy’s have taken over a Spitalfields townhouse, offering four floors of whisky and cocktails.…

Read more: London’s oldest whisky specialist Milroy's to open second site

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