• Grand Trunk Road is bringing historical south Asian fare to Woodford

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    South Woodford, tucked away out out in Zone 4, is experiencing something of a restaurant boom. Hard on the heels of the very well reviewed The Woodford is another imminent opening - Grand Trunk Road, a new Indian restaurant with a historically-inspired south Asian menu.

    It’s the first solo venture from Rajesh Suri, formerly of Mayfair’s Tamarind, plus Imli and Zaika, who’ll be joining forces once more with head chef Dayashankar

  • Casual and fun Cinnamon Bazaar to open in Covent Garden

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    4/11/16 - updated with soft launch details

    If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Westminster’s majestic Cinnamon Club, but haven’t yet found the right special occasion/outfit/windfall to revel in all its old world plushness, you’re in luck. Coming soon to Covent Garden is another addition to the Cinnamon family, the Cinnamon Bazaar.

    Setting itself apart as a far more relaxed restaurant than its Cinnamon counterparts, the Bazaar will be

  • Dum Biryani House in Soho is all about the Biryani

    Dum Biryani House in Soho is all about the Biryani

    We've had plenty of one-dish restaurants in town of late, but there's always room for more and we do like the sound of one coming our way - that's all about biryani.  

    Called Dum Bryani House, it's opening in Soho by Dhruv Mittal who's got a good background behind him, having worked at The Fat Duck, Hibiscus and Sat Bains. The food itself is mainly focused on Telugu Cuisine from the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

  • Warming laksa from Sambal Shiok to arrive on Green Lanes


    The arrival of local cafe Blend Harringay was a breath of fresh air to Green Lanes, bringing proper coffee, cakes and a great work and social space to the somewhat barren stretch between The Salisbury pub and Turnpike Lane.

    Blend will now be livening up the area even more when they launches a six month residency from Sambal Shiok, who’ll be dishing up steaming hot bowls of laksa noodle soup from 25 October. The arrival of Sambal Shiok follows their

  • Indian luxury chain Jamavar to make British debut in Mayfair

    Indian luxury chain Jamavar to make British debut in Mayfair

    Upmarket Indian institution Jamavar will make its British debut this November, when Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai heads up its new Mayfair branch.

    Jamavar London’s menu will be curated by Rohit, who was former top brass at Gymkhana, and follows a six-week research mission to India. There’ll be established dishes from its sister restaurants in India, such as lobster neeruli, sindhi gosht and coconut payasam. The

  • Vineet Bhatia London brings an Indian set menu to a Chelsea townhouse with VBL

    Vineet Bhatia London brings an Indian set menu to a Chelsea townhouse

    Vineet Bhatia is back in town. The former owner/chef of Michelin-starred Rasoi, is back at the same address with Vineet Bhatia London (aka VBL), creating a luxury five-course tasting menu that follows Vineet Bhatia’s evolution as a chef.

    At Vineet Bhatia London, diners will be taken on a sort of culinary journey through the past three decades of the Michelin-starred chef’s life. It will include a nod to the

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    Ravinder Bhogal's Marylebone restaurant.
  • Benares launches regional Indian street food menu

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    Benares is paying homage to the diverse culture and heritage of Indian street food with a new menu set to launch this month at the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant and bar.

    Available from next Monday until Christmas, the street food menu features five dishes, each of which have been designed by a chef from the Benares kitchen.

    The menu is made up of dishes from every corner of India and pays homage to the diverse cuisines of each

  • Tiger Dram whisky and curry pop-up heading to Battersea

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    If you like a bit of decent whisky with your curry, then a new popup launching in Battersea next month is for you. Tiger Dram will take over the back room at Cornish Tiger's restaurant on Battersea Rise, serving up curry dishes alongside artisan whiskies.

    There's just one thing - you'll have to find your way first. There's apparently going to be a secret entrance and even if you find it you won't be admitted unless you rub the Buddha’s belly.

    On the


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