Duddells’ long awaited opening is here, Gizzi Erskine’s vegan ‘Pure Filth’ is popping in the Tate Modern and Robin Gill is closing The Manor to open Sorella. Hospitality group Rhubarb will launch VIVI in the Centre Point and Jack Solomans speakeasy is coming to Great Windmill Street. In other news, Japanese food hall Ichiba is coming to Westfield London, revamped Forza Win has reopened and Henry Harris is bringing back the Truscott Arms as Hero of Maida.
The Blue Posts is back and now part of the Palomar stable, Wahaca are opening a ‘Test Kitchen’ restaurant on Tabernacle Street, and Niall Davidson’s first site, Nuala, is to launch on City Road. South African inspired Kudo will be opening in Peckham and new restaurant ‘Arthurs’ is to open in Liberty. In other news, The Ladies of Restaurants collective will be discussing the realities of the industry on 29 November, and Rosa’s Thai, Dean Street, goes vegetarian for three months.
Investment from Barclays sees The Liars Club Group set to roll out their Crazy Pedro’s concept across the UK, GB Pizza Co has opened in Didsbury and Bucca Di Pizza opens in Hull. In other news La Casita comes to Leeds, Mark Andrews Developments is to open their third Hula site in Stockport and Liverpool's Lunya moves two doors down.
Butchies is bringing their award-winning fried chicken to a permanent home in Rivington Street this month and food truck Schmaltz is serving up Label Rouge chicken sandwiches in Broadgate Circle. Kiwi coffee experts Over Under are a welcome addition to the West End and The Princess Victoria reopens in Shepherds Bush replete with a sizable gin collection. In other news the Edition Hotels plan seven new sites for 2017 and Japanese restaurant Kazu is to open on Charlotte Street in December.
Popular Thai brand Greyhound Café is to open on Berners Street in January, EKTE Nordic Kitchen has been announced as the last in the Bloomberg Arcade line up and Broadleaf, from ETM group, is to open in the City in November. In other news, voting for Foodism 100 closes on 10 November and #CookforSyria is back this November for its second year.
A Wong is to open a second site at Bloomberg Arcade, Cubitt House has announced they will open The Coach Makers Arms on Marylebone Lane and charity dinner series Upstairs at Trinity launches in November in aid of Centrepoint. In other news, it has been confirmed that the ex-Grain Store site will be taken by the Ivy Collection, Kitchup have launched a 100k crowdfunding campaign and Hackney restaurant Legs will be arriving in Leicester Square's W hotel this week for a new 'dining series'.
Former NOPI Head Chef Ramael Scully is to open a restaurant in St James’s Market in the new year, the Pergola team have announced “epicurean avenue” The Prince at West Brompton Crossing and Club Gascon reopens after its refurb. In other news, 184 Green + Grill is to open in Notting Hill next month and London hospitality gets charitable with annual fundraisers StreetSmart and Auction Against Hunger.
Acclaimed Stockport restaurant Where The Light Gets In has introduced a pre-pay booking system, Mackie Mayor will open their Northern Quarter market on 17 October and Swedish health-food mini-chain Friska is coming to Manchester Science Park. Over in Leeds Caddick Developments have announced their plans for SOYO, Mahmood Mazhar is to redevelop a Merrion Street site and Liverpool is to get the north-west's first Rosa’s Thai.
Big names are coming to The Kitchens in Old Spitalfields Market, Koya is to open in The Bloomberg Arcade and the winners of the SRA's Food Made Good awards have been announced. In other news, Swingers are to open a vast 20,000sq ft site in the old BHS building, and Italian is the order of the day with new openings Passo and Flour & Grape. In addition, ToastED is to reopen as a new Terroirs, whilst Nape is to pop up in the West End.
Harry’s Dolci from Caprice Holdings is due to open in Knightsbridge in December, the latest outpost of Cinnamon Kitchen has been announced for Battersea Power Station and soba noodle specialists Yen is to open at the 190 Strand development in November. In other news, CODE congratulates the new recipients of the Michelin Bib Gourmands, Dabbawala is to open on Maddox Street and Simon Wright has been working on an urban cidery just off Maltby Street Market.
It's all go in Soho: The Good Egg is to open a second branch in Kingly Court, sushi-meets-sandwich concept Inigo will open on Great Windmill street, Dulwich pop-up Oxalis finds a new home at the Sun & 13 Cantons and Aegean restaurant Hovarda will open on Rupert Street in November. In other news, a new branch of The Watch House is to open on Fetter Lane and burger company Cut & Grind is opening its first site inside the student accommodation Urbanest.
Rochelle Canteen takes over the bar, café and restaurant at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew of Noble Rot magazine & restaurant have launched an eponymous wine import company. In other news, Sophie’s steakhouse is to open a second branch in Soho, Kerb celebrates fifth birthday, and Peckham welcomes the opening of Spike + Earl. Congratulations to all the winners of the Young British Foodies awards.
Rowley Leigh is taking over the Parabola restaurant in Kensington's Design Museum, Chelsea favourite Bluebird is to open in Manhattan next spring and the Pergola team is set to transform Hammersmith's Kings Mall food court with Feast Canteen. In other news, St. JOHN will be running the food offering at Bridge Theatre and Galatoire's will be running a three day pop-up at Colony Grill Room. Entries are now open for The Daniel Pontifex Scholarship.
Fabian Clark has secured a permanent site for CLAW on Kingly Street, Bob Bob Ricard is set to open its second site in the Leadenhall building in January with Eric Chavot heading up the kitchen and Villa Mama’s will open in London later this month. In other news, chef Neil Gill will open Gilly’s Fry Bar in early September and Doughnut Time is set to open on Shafesbury Avenue in October. A reminder that nominations open today for the Gold Service Scholarship for young front-of-house professionals.