When a former Natoora director opens his own south London pizzeria, you'd better expect every ingredient to have been impeccably sourced.
This will be the second site for Mamasons, with the previous one opening in Kentish Town in 2017. If you’ve not been or are unfamiliar with the concept of Filipino “dirty" ice cream, it’s basically the nickname used to describe ice cream made in a steel drum with ice and salt in the hawker markets of Manila.
Zuaya's head-chef Francisco Lafee has experience in places such as London's Barrafina, and El Celler de Can Roca (No.2 on the World’s 50 Best). The menu here will draw on Mexico, Argentina, and Peru to create a range of creative sharing dishes.
Emily Roux is teaming up with her husband, Diego Ferrari - former Head Chef at Le Gavroche. They'll be running Caractère, a restaurant that's part French, part Italian in Notting Hill.
This will be the second site from Chakra, with the original being located in Kensington. The new site will be perched on the banks of the Thames in Kingston and will offer a contemporary fine-dining take on Indian cuisine.
This is the first solo project from Charlotte Wilde, following her departure from Sager + Wilde, which she co-founded with Michael Sager. Other than a wine list designed by Charlotte, she’s pulled in a great team including Tom Soden (Nine Lives) in charge of cocktails and Dan Wilson (Dandy) in the kitchen.
Fifteen years after they opened the original Wolseley on London's Piccadilly, Jeremy King and Chris Corbin are expanding by opening the first Cafe Wolsely in Bicester's designer shopping village.
One of the co-founders of Le Bun is carrying on the French/American theme with his latest restaurant, Carte Blanche, in Hackney. Expect southern American comfort cooking with a touch of French cuisine too.
Roast Kitchen is a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade. Expect roast meats to be a big thing...
There's no ending to Street Feast's ambitions as the latest street food market heads further north than usual - setting up shop in Wood Green. As usual, it's a mix of bars and street food, all wrapped up in a covered market (formerly a disused warehouse).
Here's what food is there from launch:
Night Tales have been appearing in residencies all over London - but this is their first permanent place. They're taking over some of the arches in Hackney Central and are putting in a Japanese garden for good measure.
Moving from one market to another Bottles & Battles from Mercato Metropolitano are opening their second site in Old Spitalfields Market and this time they're teaming up with pop-up SOOD Family for the food.
Taking over the space where Encant was, Lady of the Grapes will be a wine bar, shop and restaurant focusing on wines created by female winemakers and will food by restaurateur Victor Garvey.
Borough Market's Swiss cheese specialists Jumi are opening their first permanent store in Stoke Newington with plans afoot to hold raclette evenings and cheese school.
Expect Spanish beach-bar vibes as well as an impressive rooftop space from Chiringuito in Bethnal Green. And big Gin Tonics too, of course. All in what used to be a public loo.
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