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  • Shiok! will be TV chef Cherish Finden's new patisserie in Bishopsgate

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    She's best known to TV audiences as the oh-so-exacting judge from Bake Off: The Professionals. But now Cherish Finden is realising her dream of opening her first standalone patisserie in London.

    SHIOK! (it's pronounced Shook) will be a Singapore-influenced patisserie located in the new Pan Pacific hotel in Bishopsgate. It's something of a homecoming for Finden who first worked at the Pan Pacific in

  • Zephyr is coming to Notting Hill from the Pachamama Group

    Zephyr is coming to Notting Hill from the Pachamama Group

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    With two big (and popular) Peruvian restaurants to their name, the people behind Pachamama are trying something new. This time they're going Greek. 

    Their new Notting Hill restaurant is called Zephyr (that's named after the Greek god of the west wind) and the team are promising a restaurant that's inspired by Grecian culture. In charge of the

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  • Gladwin Brothers to open The Black Sheep in Wimbledon Village

    Gladwin Brothers to open The Black Sheep in Wimbledon Village

    19/5/22 - Updated with the opening date

    There was some concerned murmuring in Wimbledon Village when much-loved French restaurant The White Onion announced its closure on Instagram just last week. The good news is the site won’t be empty long, with the Gladwin Brothers to open their latest venture, called The Black Sheep.

    If you’re new to the Gladwin story, as the

  • Mezcalito Mexican bar and restaurant comes to Newington Green

    Mezcalito Mexican bar and restaurant comes to Islington

    18/5/21 - Updated with the opening date

    They've been popular in Chelsea (they even got a visit from Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston) and now Mexican restaurant and bar Mezcalito is heading to Newington Green.

    Food-wise, it'll be the same as the original - a mix of tacos, quesadillas, burritos and small plates. That includes: 

    • Mexican Bao - Mexicanised Bao
  • The Tamil Prince is a new Islington pub from ex-Roti King team

    The Tamil Prince is a new Islington pub showcasing South Asian cuisine

    The people behind Tamila in Hackney, Chef Prince Durairaj and Glen Leeson (both ex Roti King), are heading to Islington for their next opening - The Tamil Prince. 

    They're taking over what used to be The Cuckoo pub in the middle of Barnsbury and are transforming it into a pub showcasing South Asian cuisine, which they say is underrepresented in the area (as locals,

  • Lina Stores expands its pasta empire to The City and Marylebone

    Lina Stores expands its pasta empire into Clapham, The City and maybe Marylebone with two (possibly three!) new site

    18/05/21 - updated with Marylebone opening date

    Fans of Lina Stores, the distinctive pistachio-green pasta restaurant and deli, are being rewarded with a couple of new openings. 

    First up (and open now), Lina Stores City has taken over the Bloomberg Arcade site that was previously

  • Berenjak heads to Borough Market for their next restaurant

    Berenjak heads to Borough for their next restaurant

    18/5/22 - Updated with the opening date

    We only heard a few weeks back about the closure of Flor in Borough (although they do still have their bakery in Bermondsey) but a replacement has been lined up already. Flor was backed by JKS so it's no real surprise to see another JKS restaurant is poised to fill the gap, Berenjak. 

    Berenjak, if you're unfamiliar, is all about

  • Dishoom head to Canary Wharf for their ninth restaurant opening

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    In news guaranteed to make a lot of folk in the financial district very happy, Dishoom have announced that Canary Wharf will be the site of their next restaurant opening.

    It's been five years since one of London's best-loved restaurant groups opened a new place (that was Kensington back in 2017 if you're wondering). Their Canary Wharf restaurant will be a massive affair in Wood Wharf, joining the likes of Hawksmoor

  • Restaurant St Barts sees the Fenn team come to Smithfield with a 15-course tasting menu

    Restaurant St Barts sees the Fenn team come to Smithfield with a 15-course tasting menu

    They've had success with Nest in Hackney and an even bigger hit with Fenn in Fulham, now the same team are heading eastwards again.

    Johnnie Crowe, Luke Wasserman and Toby Neill are the people behind Restaurant St. Barts in Smithfield, but this

  • Is Hollywood's Danny Trejo bringing his tacos to London?

    Danny Trejo is bringing his tacos to London 

    Exciting news reaches us of the possible arrival of Hollywood actor Danny Trejo's very own restaurant, Trejo's Tacos, in London. 

    As reported by industry newsletter Propel, Trejo is apparently looking at several potential places, including Spitalfields and Shoreditch. However, we've also been told that it's very early days on this, so the location is very much up in the

  • Glasshouse is a new panoramic rooftop bar for Holborn

    Glasstop is a new panoramic rooftop bar for Holborn

    London really seems to love rooftop bars at the moment. Recently we've had Wagtail open in the City and another in Covent Garden on the roof of the Amano

  • Sam Harrison brings deli and cafe Sam's Larder to Chiswick

    Sam Harrison brings deli and cafe Sam's Larder to Chiswick

    Before he launched Sam's Riverside in Hammersmith, Sam Harrison ran Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick for 10 years. Well, now he's back in Chiswick - albeit in a slightly different guise. 

    Sam's Larder is the second version of a food store that opened alongside Sam's Riverside and managed to make quite a name for itself locally, particularly when it was able to open during the lockdowns. So

  • Cafe Royal scoops ex-Greenhouse chef Alex Dilling for brand new restaurant

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    After the shock closure of the Greenhouse, along with its stablemates The Square, back in 2020, all eyes were on the restaurant's chef Alex Dilling to see what he did next. Fast forward two years and the answer to that is he's opening a brand new restaurant at the Hotel Cafe Royal.

    Called Alex Dilling – At Hotel Café Royal the restaurant will take over the space that once housed the equally eponymously named


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