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  • shoreditch platform

    It’s not often you hear the words work space and cocktail bar in the same breath. But this September, they’ve come together in a new bar and dining concept at Shoreditch Platform.

    The workspace is designed by the same architect who did some of Ottolenghi’s stunning interiors, including NOPI and its amazing mirror bathroom. Shoreditch Platform has a trendy graffiti-inspired black and white theme that’s more than a bit Shoreditch-esque. Access

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  • flavour garden 700

    A new casual organic eatery is coming to Fenchurch Street, complete with stamp cards that’ll reward customers with special offers, discounts and ‘random acts of kindness’. Yes, really.

    Menu items will include raisin and carrot curry, slow cooked beef in wine gravy and salmon cakes. Naturally, all food on offer will be organic, sustainable and ethically sourced. There’ll also be a range of cold pressed juices, or if you’re feeling less saintly,

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  • Zelman Drinks

    17/10/16 - updated with opening plans

    There's been a fair bit of end-is-nigh-ing in Finsbury Park when it became known that local live music venue The Silver Bullet was closing. But we're MUCH more interested in what's coming in its place. It's been bought by the people behind Goodman and will open as Zelman Drinks.

    Hot Dinners caught up with Goodman operations director Dave Strauss who told us that they want to open a

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  • 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

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  • Yuu Kitchen South Asian restaurant comes to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar

    A new restaurant is heading to Aldgate East from the people behind Icebar, but you can expect just a little less ice at this new place. Food-wise, it's a menu with pan-Asian (and Australian) influences from head-chef Jon de Villa, who was previously at Nobu, Nobu Berkeley and Zafferano. On the menu here is:

    • Bao buns including Twice-cooked 7up Braised Pork Belly and Crispy
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  • Patron Wine Shop & Deli Bar opens in Kentish Town

    From the local couple behind Patron Cave a Manger comes a new Wine Shop & Deli Bar, just a few doors down from the restaurant which they opened in Kentish Town 18 months ago.

    Restauranteurs Jean-François &Tanzi are joined by friend Nathy for this new venture which aims to

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  • Six Storeys of bohemian food and drink decadence to arrive in Soho

    From the start of 2017, if you so desire, you’ll be able to dive back in time to a prohibition era-style dining experience spanning a whole building at Six Storeys. It’s the newest offering from the people who brought you Tanner & Co, the traditional restaurant in a highly untraditional gymnasium venue, and is similarly esoteric in style.

    Based in the heart of Soho, Six Storeys’ food and drink

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  • Michiko Sushino is a traditional Osakan sushi house from Michiko Koshino

    It opened some time ago - but this one somewhat passed us by, so...

    Michiko Sushino, a play on the name of owner and fashion-designer-cum-restaurateur Michiko Koshino, promises a ‘traditional Japanese experience’ with ‘authentic sushi prepared with love, experience and precision. Naturally, only high quality fish will be used to make the sushi and sashimi, while the coffee blend will change from week to

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  • Venta by Salt Yard

    12/10/16 - Updated with soft launch info.

    It's always a good news day when we hear about a new Salt Yard Group restaurant opening. Their next place will be Veneta, opening in the St. James’s Market development later this year. Here's what we know about it so far:

    It's inspired by Venice - Chef Director Ben Tish, and Head Chef Jamie Thickett (formerly of Opera Tavern) will oversee the menu. Seafood lovers will be happy

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  • breadaheaddough

    Keeping London stocked with quality British baking - that’s the mission of bakery Bread Ahead, who’ll be opening their second shop in Seven Dials this October following the ongoing success of their Borough Market branch. Expect to see lots of their famous sugary doughnuts - great for those who’ve accepted welcomed carbs back into their lives with open arms. We hear their Vanilla Custard; Salted Caramel custard and Honeycomb; and Homemade Jam doughnuts will

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  • The Laughing Heart late night wine bar opens on Hackney Road

    Here's an East London opening you can expect to see the critics beating a path to soon. The Laughing Heart is a new late night wine bar, dining room and offy. So far, so very Hackney. But it's the folk behind it you need to take note of.

    It's run by Australian Charlie Mellor who has been working on the floor at P Franco, Elliot's, Brawn and Primeur. Head chef is Tom Anglesea who comes here via Chiltern

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  • radio alice

    There's a new pizzeria hitting Hoxton. Radio Alice, named after an Italian pirate radio station, is taking over the spot where Monikers was on Hoxton Square. It's the brainchild of brothers Salvatore and Matteo Aloe, who already have five well-respected restaurants in Italy.

    The thing they do differently is, after having made their pizza dough from mother yeast and ancient stoneground flour, they cook the base, slice it and only then add the

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  • kiri food

    Mayfair's Japanese restaurant Chisou has just opened Kiri. They're describing it as the baby of a family which also has restaurants in Knightsbridge and Chiswick. What that means in practice is that it'll serve modern Japanese dishes with some Korean influences. So you'll find Korean fried chicken alongside miso black cod and spiced sweet potato croquettes alongside hirata buns and kimchee fried rice with Japanese mushrooms.

    We're quite tempted by the sound of

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  • ducknrolll

    The move of street food spots to more permanent digs come winter is a recurring theme we've seen over the past few years. The latest to come in from the cold is Duck’N Roll which opens today in Camden. If you don't know about it, it's the streetfood arm of PascalAussignac - the chef behind Club Gascon - and his business partner Vincent Labeyrie.

    The duck-centric menu of small plates features on the menu:

    • The classic burger topped with Ossau-Iraty
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  • The Holy Birds, an all-poultry restaurant is landing in the City

    The people behind The Hoxton Pony and Wringer and Mangle, The Calabrese Brothers, have their next restaurant on the way. It's a poultry restaurant (not just chicken!) based around the 1960's music & art scene, called The Holy Birds. This City restaurant is on Petticoat Lane (and alas not actually on Poultry).

    Holy Birds is a restaurant bar and lounge, with the restaurant bit being upstairs. That's going to

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