New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.
Gizzi Erskine's latest fun project is a three-month popup taking over the old Asia de Cuba site at the St Martin's Lane hotel. Here's what she's serving up.
The famed pastry chef goes cronut-free in Covent Garden, with pies, pithiviers and puddings on the menu. We take a look.
The next opening from Dominique Ansel won't be all about the Cronut - but there will be a lot of pastry involved (and a more traditional bakery downstairs).
This new all-day cafe in Seven Dials aims to be an "east meets west fusion café".
Good news for the many, MANY fans of Blacklock. The chops purveyors are expanding their group again.
They've set their sights on Covent Garden for their fourth restaurant. According to industry website Big Hospitality, Henrietta Street is
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that.
9/12/19 - updated with opening details
A brand new 28:50 has quietly launched in Covent Garden. The wine bar group started off in Fetter Lane and grew to three different sites over the years, but right now only the Marylebone wine bar remains. The bar was previously launched by Xavier Rousset, but he left to open Blandford Comptoir and Comptoir Cafe.
The original venture focuses on 30 wines by the glass,
It’s farewell to the Covent Garden outlet of Jidori and in its place is the third branch of Korean barbecue restaurant Yori.
Having sharpened Londoners' appetites for Spanish and Italian food with the Salt Yard Group, the former founder is now hoping his new opening Volta do Mar will do the same for Portuguese food.
Following the launch of Omotesando in Fitzrovia, another high-end coffee shop % Arabica (not to be confused with the Levantine restaurant) has come to London. They're going one better than Omotesando, launching two stores almost simultaneously, in Covent Garden and Broadway Market.
It has to be said, the coffee shops look very stylish indeed - a very paired back, clean look with their signature coffee
Ready or not, we're starting to gear up for Christmas (and once 5 November is passed, be prepared for a deluge of Christmas fare). One very popular event that's back is also one of the kitschiest - the Miracle pop-up bar is coming back to the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden.
They're popular across the States, but once again, The Henrietta is hosting the only UK pop-up. So you can expect a LOT
You may have seen loads of videos of this new place by The Cheese Bar folk on your Insta feed, but how does it actually work? We went to find out.
The ex-Salt Yard Group founder returns to the fray with a Portuguese restaurant that'll start with custard tarts in the morning and move through to larger dishes in the evening.
Moto will be focusing strongly around Sake and other Japanese spirits, aiming to bring lesser-known varieties to London - all paired with bar snacks too.
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