• London’s oldest whisky specialist Milroy's to open second site

    London’s Oldest Whisky Specialist Milroy's to Open Second SiteMilroy’s have taken over a Spitalfields townhouse, offering four floors of whisky and cocktails.

  • Bubala is opening a vegetarian Middle-Eastern restaurant on Commercial Street

    Bubala is opening a vegetarian Middle-Eastern restaurant on Commercial StreetFollowing a series of supper clubs, Bubala will open its first permanent site on Commercial Street, Spitalfields.

  • Flat Iron bring their steaks to Spitalfields

    Flat Iron bring their steaks to SpitalfieldsIf you're a fan of Flat Iron's steak great value steak, then you'll be very pleased to hear they're opening a new branch in Spitalfields - which will be very handy for city-folk. 

  • Lucky and Joy are popping up with their regional Chinese food in Spitalfields for July

    Lucky and Joy are popping up with their regional Chinese food in Spitalfields for July

    If you missed Lucky and Joy on any of their recent residencies, then July is a time to make up for that. Led by Pete Kelly and chef Ellen Parr, they'll be back serving up regional Chinese food at La Despensa in Second Home Spitalfields. Their favourites will be on the menu as well as new dishes inspired by recent trips to China. We were rather impressed

  • Kitchen FM take over Crispin in Spitalfields for a two week residency


    A two week residency, kicking off in Spitalfields tomorrow, sounds worthy of your attention. Kitchen FM is two chefs French-born chefs Fabien Spagnolo and Max Truel. The pair both used to work at Frenchie Covent Garden and Pollen Street Social and most recently were The Corner Room and Stem. They'll be taking over the kitchens at Crispin in Spitalfields for a fortnight, serving up a series of small plates.

    Dishes like Focaccia, crab, café de Paris or the rather

  • The Gun reopens in Spitalfields - same address but new building

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    When the Spitalfields pub The Gun served its last pint in 2015, most folk thought that was the end of an institution that had been around these parts in one guise or another since the sixteenth century. But it's now resurfaced once again - opening up in the new ground floor of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange development.

    It's not the first time the pub's moved or even been rebuilt. It began life as a tavern serving the soldiers of the Artillery Ground

  • Take a trip to Gascony with Monsieur Le Duck popping up in Spitalfields


    A new Spitalfields popup sees a former City worker do just what so many of probably fancy doing - opening a restaurant based on the food in our favourite holiday destination.

    Monsieur Le Duck is the result of London Richard Humphreys' many trips to Gascony. Loving the place (and its food and wine) so much, Richard decided to jack in his job and open a restaurant around the corner from his old office.

    The restaurant, which is popping up at

  • Usain Bolt is opening his Tracks and Records restaurant in London

    tracksandrecords londonUsain Bolt may have retired from professional athletics, but that means he's spending more time on his businesses. And one of them is his own restaurant Tracks and Records. He's launching the first one outside of Jamaica in London - expect lots of Jamaican food on the menu (and a lot of rum too).

  • Chips, cheese and gravy galore - the Air Canada Poutinerie returns

    Chips, cheese and gravy galore - the Air Canada Poutinerie returns

    If you're a fan of chips, cheese and gravy - which seems fairly likely - then the news of the return of Air Canada's Poutinerie should bring joy to the heart. It popped up last year, and proved to be such a success that they're coming round for another pass this month, landing in Old Spitalfields Market. 

    As before, there will be the classic poutine -

  • Crispin in Spitalfields has simple, seasonal food from the Lundenwic duo

    Crispin in Spitalfields offers Simple, seasonal food at from the Lundenwic duoThe duo behind the Lundenwic coffee shop and Borough Market’s Scotchtails take things to the next level with their latest project, an all-day eatery housed in an East London ‘zinc and glass kite’, with low intervention wines, local produce and even a ‘listening bar’.

  • BOTTLES team up with SOOD Family for their Old Spitalfields wine bar

    bottles old spitalfields marketMoving 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.

  • Pleasant Lady are bringing their jian bing trading stall to Spitalfields


    They've been doing a storming trade out of their street hatch in Soho, but now Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall are bringing their Chinese snackage to Spitalfields. They'll be opening a stall in The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market.

    If you haven't made it down yet to the original Soho hatch in the wall, what you've been missing out on are crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings - including aromatic Iberico Char

  • Le Swine are setting up permanently on Lamb Street in Spitalfields

    leswineCity breakfasts just got a whole load more fun with the arrival of Le Swine in Spitalfields - the first permanent spot for the popular bacon buttie street food traders.

  • Simit by Mandira has a turkish bagel menu for its Spitalfields Market opening

    Simit by Mandira is bringing bagels to Spitalfields Market 

    If you already know about Mandira from their yoghurt bar in Covent Garden, you'll be pleased to know they're making the trip to Spitalfields Market - and this time their bagels will be the order of the day with Simit by Mandira.

    As you might imagine from the name, this is mainly focused Simit Turkish bread, in bagel form. On the menu will be Halloumi + Tomato Paste, Toasted Turkish Pastrami,

  • Taberna do Mercado moves out into The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market


    It's all go at Old Spitalfields Market where Nuno Mendes has moved his Portuguese restaurant Taberna do Mercado out of its bricks and mortar spot and into the market proper. He'll then be opening a wine bar and bottle shop in the old premises.

    In a post earlier this week on Instagram, Mendes said: "2018 brings quiet change, we are excited to announce that Taberna do Mercado will be moving into the Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market...exciting times! Reinvent yourself


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