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Updated with a first look at the food. As Darjeeling Express goes from strength to strength, Asma Khan has a new venture ready. Calcutta Canteen is an all-day North Indian/Bengali-inspired cafe in Carnaby and the big focus will be on filled bread buns called Pau buns.
To us, very little says summer more than soft-serve ice cream (or just "soft ice cream" as we used to know it). So we're very much looking forward to the next pop-up from Blondies Kitchen, which takes their usual milk and cookies offering to the next level.
They'll be serving up the soft serve ice cream - made with Jersey milk and Guernsey cream - combined with a cookie topping (and their
With a regularly changing menu of top fresh pasta dishes, Parle's Carnaby restaurant is the complete package
The Good Egg has set up a second restaurant in Kingly Court - we know their brunch is up to the task but what about dinner? We head along to find out.
They've been popping up around town for the past few years, but now shellfish specialists Claw have found their own spot. Expect lots of crab and plenty of surf and turf options too...
Pastaio is Italian for someone who makes pasta by hand - something you can expect plenty of in the latest venture by Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft) in Soho. Based on his track record, and his limitless enthusiasm for the dish, we’re expecting very good things…
Expect great brunches and a whole lot of babka as the boys behind N16's Israeli/Canadian cafe expand to the melting pot of Kingly Court
After getting off to a strong start in Portobello Road, aussie health food chain Farm Girl has teamed up with stylish activewear mavens Sweaty Betty to provide the health conscious with their choice of guilt-free grub, plus a bar with fairtrade vodka and biodynamic wines. Well, It is Soho, after all.
They've graduated from street food to permanent restaurant - we head over to Carnaby to check out Ugly Dumpling's new spot.
What: The Ugly Dumplings
In a nutshell: Anglo-Chinese dumpling and noodle joint
Summing it all up: Street traders The Ugly Dumplings are opening their first permanent site, taking over the old Little Pitt site off Carnaby Street
What: Darjeeling Express
In a nutshell: Indian sharing platters from supperclub gone permanent.
Summing it all up: She's had lots of success with her pop-ups and residencies and now Asma Khan is launching a permanent Darjeeling Express restaurant in Kingly Court.
Taking over the newly-vacated space on Newburgh from Pitt Cue Co is posh dog purveyors Rockadollar Dogs. It's the brainchild of chef Richard Sandiford who has the little matter of just over 25 years’ experience of cooking and is also currently head chef of Hawksmoor Knightsbridge. He set up the company with his partner Emma Jerrard who, it turns out, has an equal amount of experience in running entertainment and food events.
"In the last few months we have had great