Cecconi's is opening a cicchetti and pizza bar in Soho, Fortitude Bakehouse will open on 1 March and Restaurant Story is to close for renovation.
El Pastor have announced a spin-off in Druid Street, Lina Stores is to open a restaurant on Greek Street and Ellory is to close but there are plans for a new restaurant on the horizon.
Sabor is open and in full swing on Heddon Street, Linda Lee has opened On The Dak and Mark Jarvis has announced plans for a third restaurant.
A third Temper is to open in Covent Garden, Poon's returns as a Clerkenwell pop-up and news of three Markets Halls developments begins to emerge.
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Bob Bob Ricard introduce dynamic menu pricing, Polpo’s Ape & Bird has closed to make way for BrewDog Seven Dials and baked good specialist Popina will open in Mayfair in mid-February. In other news, after 12 years working with Heston Blumenthal, Jonny Lake is set to pursue personal projects and Selin Kiazim is to open a second Oklava this year.
Tommy Banks of The Black Swan at Olstead has his eye on opening in York, Bundobust have set their sights on Liverpool and a new private member’s lounge The Daisy will open in Manchester. In other news, Manchester microbrewery Beatnikz will open a new bar and kitchen and more news on Manchester's Jackson's Row development.
Indian favourite Kricket is to open at the White City Television Centre this summer, Mr Bao will open a Daddy Bao in Tooting and Gizzi Erskine has announced details of her own first restaurant. In other news, nominations are open for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards and a chef scholarship program has been launched by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation and the BBVA bank.
A majority shareholding in Corbin & King is being sold to Minor International, the Kitty Fisher’s team are to open Cora Pearl, on Henrietta Street and 39 Steps Coffee Haus opens in January. In other news, National Geographic has launched a food magazine, Kanada-Ya will open on Upper Street in March and Anatolian restaurant Ruya will open in the spring.
The Prince Arthur in London Fields reopens, the #CookForSyria café pops up in Covent Garden and Michelin has published a guide to Bangkok’s restaurants. In other news, Other Side Fried is to open in Peckham Levels and more information emerges about Pip Lacey's restaurant Hicce.
The Burning Night Group has launched Smokin' in Leeds, Black Sheep Coffee has arrived in Manchester and Didsbury welcomes new Spanish restaurant Tinto. In other news, the Ivy Collection will reach York in January, a second Peaky Blinders bar is in the works and Aiden Byrne leaves Living Ventures to join D&D London.
Chef Tomos Parry has announced he will open his own restaurant, Brat, and ex-head chef of The Capital, Tom Brown, is to open Cornerstone - both due to arrive next Spring. In other news, Lutyens Grill at The Ned is now open to the public, new restaurant Parsons will open in Covent Garden this week and Grace Dent has been announced as the successor to Marina O’Loughlin in The Guardian's restaurant column.
The Camberwell Arms has joined forces with the team at Frank’s Café, Linda Lee is to showcase Korean cuisine at Mee Market, and all-day Australian brasserie, Antipodea, is opening a third site. Grind has Britain’s airports and rail stations in its sites, and Hackney’s Jim’s Café is being revamped. In other news, Manchester’s Aiden Byrne is moving from Living Ventures to D&D and Sean Marsh has joined The Hour Glass.
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.