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Hawksmoor Guildhall

They say that three’s a trend and that’s certainly true where Hawksmoor is concerned. Continuing from the success of the Spitalfields original and then the follow up in Covent Garden comes Hawksmoor Guildhall opening next week in the City of London. The largest venture to date for...

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Fornata

The team behind Mayfair’s popular Babbo Italian restaurant have just launched Fornata, in London’s Kingly Street. The name derives from the Italian word ‘forno’, meaning oven and the restaurant’s exposed kitchens form a focal point amidst a rustic interior inspired...

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Bubbly bar for the Old Vic Tunnels

Did you know? The Old Vic Tunnels are looking for a new ‘concept’ bar – and they’re asking YOU to draw it into life.By the end of this week, the The Old Vic Tunnels Underground Artists Scheme will have hopefully received a winning idea by an emerging, talented designer...

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Mishkins

From the birth of little Beak street Bacaro, Polpo, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty were onto a sure fire winner. Now, following three further variants on the theme – Polpo, Polpetto above The French House, the more casual da Polpo and Spuntino in Rupert Street – will open fifth...

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Pudding Parlour at The Athenaeum

It’s. Officially. Cold. So cold in fact that even an invitation to Pink Berry is likely to meet with a frosty reception. So it’s lucky that the pudding bar trend is on its uppers. Enter The Athenaeum’s new Pudding Parlour, launching next week. Open every evening except Sunday in...

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Kitchen Joel Antunes

We’ve already reported on that Parisian landmark boite Le Baron is setting up a London outpost on the site of London’s Embassy club. But while details of the boite itself are still somewhat sketchy, we now know that chef Joël Antunès will launch Kitchen Joël...

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Winter at The Summerhouse

Little Venice’s The Summerhouse may have started life as a summer pop-up and offshoot of First Restaurant Group’s The Waterway but it’s become such a West London staple that it’s now to remain open all year round, transforming itself into a warm and welcoming haven to stave...

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Winter Antiques Fair

Amid all our futuristic mod-cons and constant innovations, isn’t it lovely finding things from yesteryear?At the Winter Antiques Fair in Olympia, you can do just this. All items on sale and on display will be of guaranteed top quality, not least because, the fair (in its 21st year), is...

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Wright Brothers Soho

Following on from last year’s opening of Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House comes the Wright Brothers Soho Raw Bar, designed by Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim, opening out next week onto the courtyard of Kingly Court. Charming interiors feature reclaimed wood panelling covering the ceiling, a...

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Jameson Apartment at Kettners

Discovering new places in London is always exciting.Well, here's a secret. As of today, a partially-hidden door on Greek Street will make way to a pop-up cinematic speakeasy, fit with romantic gramophone music, low lighting and Ed McAvoy and his cocktail-tastic talents behind the...

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