James Cochran Launches 1251

What we know: James Cochran will open his much-anticipated new restaurant 1251 in Islington situated in the heart of the bustling Upper Street. 1251 will offer an ambitious modern British menu that will see James showcasing his Michelin-starred training in a relaxed, convivial setting, with produce from his home county of Kent. 1251 will offer an unmissable snacks menu, carefully chosen wine selection, and serving an a la carte menu that will focus primarily on plates served in a sharing style for lunch and dinner, with an option of a five- or eight-course tasting menu.
Where: Islington
When: August 28th
Website: www.1251.co.uk

Corinthia Hotel Opens Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

What we know: Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge opens his first London restaurant, named Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia Hotel London. It will open on Monday 10th September 2018, with reservation lines open soon for a menu curated classic British dishes and traditional techniques. They also serve a set Sunday lunch menu as well as pre and post theatre dining. Guests can enjoy a private exclusive dining experience whilst watching chefs prepare and cook dishes in front of them at a kitchen space within the wood-panelled dining room.
Where: Charing Cross
When: September 10th
Website: www.kerridgesbarandgrill.co.uk

Blacklock Opens In Shoreditch This September

What we know: Chophouse and steak favourite Blacklock, has confirmed its opening a third restaurant in Shoreditch in late September. Setting up shop in a former Victorian warehouse and, for the first time, will introduce a dedicated bar area. Open late into the evening, it will seat up to 30 with a brand-new drinking food menu including Yorkshire puddings with black pudding and gravy, Welsh Rarebit nuggets and Lamb scratchings.
Where: Shoreditch
When: September
Website: www.theblacklock.com

The Opening of The Naturalist

What we know: Press are invited to the opening of The Naturalist, a new pub in North London on the banks of the reservoir serving seasonal food and a selection of drinks, cocktails and craft beers.
Where: 14 Woodberry Down, London N4 2GB, UK
When: September 6th
Website: www.thenaturalist.co.uk

Flight Club Opening in Manchester

What we know: Flight Club is the world’s first ‘Social Darts’ venue, and now they’re opening their doors in Manchester this autumn and a third venue in Victoria in the winter. The new venues will include Flight Club’s feature bar, social darts playing areas, private rooms for birthdays, special events and office team-building. Bookings for Flight Club Victoria and Manchester are open now.
Where: 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Westminster, London SW1E, UK
When: September 21st
Website: www.flightclubdarts.com

Berenjak

What we know: Berenjak is a restaurant that reinterprets the hole in the wall kebab houses lining the streets of Tehran, and will open its doors on Romilly Street. The restaurant is named after the handfuls of brightly coloured, toasted rice eaten as a snack at Iranian funfairs.
Where: Romilly Street, Soho
When: October
Website: www.berenjaklondon.com

Gunpowder

What we know: Harneet and Devina Baweja are opening their second restaurant, Gunpowder. The restaurant will host 20-covers and a range of signature dishes from spicy venison, to pulled pork and Kashmiri lamb chops, and of course their renowned vermicelli doughnut that helped make the original Spitalfields restaurant popular. Gunpowder will be situated in buzzy Shoreditch, with Custard bakery, from the same team, set to open on the ground floor in October. Gunpowder opens for a soft launch on the 15th of August, before opening officially on the 3rd of September.
Where: 4 Duchess Walk, SE1 2SD
When: August 15th
Website: www.gunpowderlondon.com

Sinner

What we know: From Lollipop comes new immersive funhouse and shot bar with a twist, Sinner. The Hackney venue offers four different experiences including Space Cactus, Desert Dash and Tortuga. Customers will enjoy a DJ playing hip-hop and latin genre on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays too.
Where: 18 Bohemia Place, E8 1DU
When: July 31st
Website: www.youtube.com

Crispin All Day & Night Café Opening

What we know: Spitalfields is about to get an all-day joint. Inside of a zinc and glass pavilion on White’s Row, Crispin will be opening up to serve up everything from breakfast to late-night bar food. There is an inside and outside terrace to enjoy your food, regardless of time of day, by the minds behind cult-classic Scotchtails. From coffee to wine to brunch, everyone will enjoy something.
Where: Spitalfields
When: August
Website: www.crispinlondon.com

LFW: Mary Katrantzou

What we know: Designer hosts the her latest collection.
Where: Central London
When: September 15th
Website: www.marykatrantzou.com

London Fashion Week SS19 Tata Naka

What we know: Designed by identical twins, Tata-Naka’s collections have been highly celebrated – even featuring on shows such as Sex and the City. The label has also won on numerous occasions the “New Generation” award at London Fashion Week.
Where: Central London
When: September 17th
Website: www.tatanaka.com

Petroupoli Opens at Tooting Market

What we know: The Athenian is bringing Greek street food to South London! The new spot at Tooting Market called Petroupoli will have unique dishes and  a selection of Mediterranean craft beers, wines and special sodas. The space will be decorated like a typical Greek urban market stall aka the perfect pit stop to grab a pita and run.
Where: Tooting Market, London, UK
When: July 19th
Website: www.theathenian.co.uk