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Firebrand to open their second pizzeria in Clerkenwell, with all-day cafe Diggs next door

Firebrand pizza has won a lot of fans in its original Marylebone site - and now they're opening a second pizzeria in Clerkenwell. But that's not all, as they're also opening Diggs, an all-day cafe next door. 

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London's restaurants, bars and cafes raise money to support the Australian bushfire relief effort

Many restaurants across London are keen to help raise money to support those affected by the catastrophic Australian fires, from wildlife charities to disaster relief. Instagrammers Felicity Spector and Clerkenwell Boy have been hard at work collating a list of the events and efforts for Hot Dinners.…

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Iconic restaurant The Connaught Grill is returning to The Connaught

Carving out space on the hotel's ground floor, The Connaught is bringing back its legendary restaurant The Connaught Grill with Jean-Georges Vongerichten providing a modern take on grill room classics.…

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Taster is bringing delivery Thai from John Chantarasak and katsu sandos from Tim Anderson

Just launched in London are a couple of delivery-only brands, brought together by the company Taster, with some very interesting names behind them (so you won't find these on the high street, but you will find them on the app).

First up is Take-Out-Thai, available throughout London by the end of January, from John Chantarasak the ex-Som Saa chef now known for his excellent Anglo Thai re…

Read more: Taster is bringing delivery Thai from John Chantarasak and katsu sandos from Tim Anderson

DabbaDrop take eco-friendly and sustainable food delivery to a new level

With news about the environment and climate change getting increasingly terrifying, it's good to hear about small ways we can make a difference. So we loved hearing about DabbaDrop, a sustainable takeaway service in Hackney that's just about to expand its delivery zone.

The company was founded by two Hackney neighbourhood friends, Anshu Ahuja and Renee Williams. It disrupts the usual takeawa…

Read more: DabbaDrop take eco-friendly and sustainable food delivery to a new level

Camden Market's Asian Alley expands with new trader Pino's Warung

Over at Camden Market, their Asian Alley has had a bit of revamp over the Christmas hols, doubling in size and expanding on the range of food on offer.

Taking over two arches now, the alley now feature food from Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korean and Japan.

New to the space is Indonesian trader Pino's Warung. Founded by Pino Edwards, a former Annabels members club manager, Pino's intention is to s…

Read more: Camden Market's Asian Alley expands with new trader Pino's Warung

Dominique Ansel Treehouse is the chef's Cronut-free bistro and bakery in Covent Garden

The next opening from Dominique Ansel won't be all about the Cronut - but there will be a lot of pastry involved (and a more traditional bakery downstairs). …

Read more: Dominique Ansel Treehouse is the chef's Cronut-free bistro and bakery in Covent Garden

Japan Centre has just opened a retro Showaken ramen bar in Piccadilly

London's first Showaken ramen bar is now open at the Japan Centre's Panton Street location, serving up special ramens with a retro-style vibe.…

Read more: Japan Centre has just opened a retro Showaken ramen bar in Piccadilly

Wing Shack Co is winging its way to Clerkenwell

Wing Shack has grown quite the following in Loughton, so they're coming into town with a new chicken shop in Clerkenwell. Expect wings, fillets, burgers and more - as well as a pretty varied selection of sides that includes plantain and cajun squid. …

Read more: Wing Shack Co is winging its way to Clerkenwell

Bar Douro City will bring Portuguese food and wine to Broadgate

The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate. …

Read more: Bar Douro City will bring Portuguese food and wine to Broadgate

Sambal Shiok is opening NASI Economy Rice next door on Holloway Road

Sambal Shiok in Holloway has been a huge success, with the warming bowls of laksa being a big draw in Holloway and beyond. Now owner Mandy Yin expands next door with a takeaway serving up affordable Malaysian rice boxes. …

Read more: Sambal Shiok is opening NASI Economy Rice next door on Holloway Road

Bourne's fishmongers are opening an evening seafood bar in Highbury

A Hot Dinners exclusive

Ever since they first opened their doors in Highbury in 2017, Bourne's Fishmongers have been on a mission to share their enthusiasm for British seafood with Londoners. The duo behind it are Lee Bourne and John Long. Bourne trained as a chef at Islington restaurant Fredericks before heading into the fishmonger trade at top London fishmonger Steve Hatt. He teamed up with fel…

Read more: Bourne's fishmongers are opening an evening seafood bar in Highbury

Soho House's new spot 180 House will have a rooftop pool on the Strand

Not content with already having three of London's loveliest rooftop pools, at Shoreditch House, White City House and The Ned, the folks at Soho House are about to unveil their latest one in the centre of London.

180 House will be the group's newest outpost of the club and - as the name suggests - it'll be slap bang in the middle of the West End when it opens this spring.

At the top of this 1970s…

Read more: Soho House's new spot 180 House will have a rooftop pool on the Strand

Miko's and Bayroot are the latest to join Elephant park

 

There are big changes afoot in the Elephant and Castle area at the moment. And while those developments have come in for some criticism, the biggest of them is the creation of Elephant Park, which is creating a new area for homes, shops and restaurants. 

We've already heard about several restaurants opening. Ethiopian and vegan restaurant Beza has already opened, as has Koi Ramen…

Read more: Miko's and Bayroot are the latest to join Elephant park

Perkyn's will be serving up coffee and craft beers in Tottenham

New to Tottenham is the upcoming Perkyn's, serving up coffee in the day and over 60 types of beer in the evening. …

Read more: Perkyn's will be serving up coffee and craft beers in Tottenham

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