Restaurant reopening

  • Trullo opens a deli next door to their Islington restaurant

    We've known for some time, well before the lockdown, that Islington's Trullo (sister restaurant to Padella) had bought the shop next door. It was kept empty for a while - but now we finally have some info on what's being planned, just as they've reached their 10th birthday. 

    Now they've unveiled the Trullo deli. We're told to expect "all the things you love about Trullo for you to take home." So there are

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  • robuchon deli delivery london

    It may not be offering the much-Instagrammed dish Le Caviar or langoustine ravioli to go, but Le Deli Robuchon - which is starting its delivery service - does have a few luxe tricks in its repertoire.

    The all-day menu kicks off with a French style breakfast box - pain au chocolat, croissant, a mix of breads and yoghurt sound good - and then moves to a series of filled baguettes and light dishes.

    Of course, should you want to push

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  • Mei Mei is coming back to Borough - and delivering nationwide too 

    If you're a fan of Elizabeth Haigh's Mei Mei, as we were, or didn't manage to visit it in Borough Market before the lockdown - we have some good news. 

    Not only will Mei Mei be back in action in Borough Market this week, but there's a growing range of goods on its

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  • bentleys london launches the oyster boy delivery

    Right now, we can't think of anything we'd like more than to perch up at the marble counter at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill with a glass of fizz and oysters being shucked in front of us.

    But, while we wait for that day to arrive, we can at least take advantage of chef/owner Richard Corrigan's new delivery service. Mr Oyster Boy, which launches this week, will bring a range of dishes from that restaurant (along with

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  • finks highbury reopens

    We were delighted to see our local spot Fink's Sweet & Salt reopening its doors late last week. The popular Highbury cafe and store has been shut since October following a devastating mains pipe burst which flooded the area.

    Reopening anywhere in the current times brings added pressures and, of course, right now Fink's is takeaway only, with social distancing measures in place. Their hatch has also reopened for anyone wanting to swing by and

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  • Golden Union is returning to Soho with a new buttie menu

    We've already heard about how Soho is hoping to pedestrianise over the summer to give it a post-lockdown boost and now there's news of the return of a Soho staple - Golden Union. The much-loved fish and chip shop has been in Soho for 12 years and it's returning with something new - a buttie

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  • barrafina outside terrace

    Are we within weeks of seeing the UK's restaurants and pubs reopening? That's the considered opinion of The Financial Times which, over the weekend, reported that Ministers have identified June 22 as a potential date to reopen them and 'save the summer'.

    Key to that would be the existence of some sort of alfresco element with

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  • Patrick Powell's Allegra teams up with The Stratford for takeaways

    Patrick Powell's Allegra is back in Stratford - with a difference. Obviously you can't head up to their restaurant on the 7th floor just yet, so they've come back down to the ground to team up with The Stratford restaurant that's in the same building

    Powell himself will be in charge of the pizza oven on the terrace where they'll be serving up Roman-style pizzas, including a margherita, chorizo &

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  • cafe murano delivery london

    If you're looking to stock up on Italian groceries and have Angela Hartnett cook you pasta-to-go, then right now Cafe Murano Bermondsey is where it's at.

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  • Bancone is launching pasta-at-home kits and a new delivery service

    Top Soho pasta restaurant Bancone is back and, like other pasta bars, has realised that the best way to deliver is through a set of pasta kits, alongside some antipasti. Alas, there's no sign of their famous "silk handkerchiefs" but we're going to imagine that was a little hard to transport. 

    Here's what's on the menu: 

    • Burrata with kale, marinated beetroot & chive
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  • poppies chip butty

    Is today a bit of a fish & chips revival day? Not only has Toff's just started back up in Muswell Hill, but in Spitalfields Poppies reopens for business today, doing takeaway, click and collect, and delivery.

    All the old favourites will be back on the menu - so if you're planning a park snack, pick up a portion of battered haddock or sausage or

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  • dishoom reopens for delivery in London

    We can guess that there are plenty of Londoners out there who've been viewing the news about restaurants reopening thinking impatiently, 'Yes, yes - but what about Dishoom?" Well, the wait is over.

    From today the restaurants at King’s Cross, Shoreditch and Kensington will be back on Deliveroo with a menu of everyone's favourite Dishoom dishes.

    Fans of the Vada Pau, Keema Pau, Chicken Ruby and - crucially - the

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  • Lima starts delivering and adds the new, more casual, Barranco by Lima

    Lima, the Peruvian restaurant in Fitzrovia, is the latest restaurant in town to kick off a delivery service - but not just one. They're launching two different offerings at the same time. 

    First up is Lima at Home. As you can imagine, that's offering up signature Lima dishes to eat... at home. So the menu will feature sea bream or scallop ceviche or slow-braised suckling pig with parsnip &

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  • gary usher launches elite bistros at home

    Here in London, foodies have been worrying about whether they'll be within the right delivery zone for their favourite restaurants. But we hadn't even considered that the rise in delivery might mean we can try food from restaurants outside the City.

    For a while now, top chef Gary Usher has been talking about opening a bistro in London. But while that is still to materialise it looks like we'll be getting the chance to try his food

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  • veal

    With Eleven Madison Park and Nomad closed in New York, the new Davies and Brook 'To Go' box from Claridge's is the only way to eat chef Daniel Humm's food during the lockdown. We gave it a go.

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