Yard Sale Pizza Opens In Leytonstone

What we know: Yard Sale Pizza opens its fourth shop in Leytonstone. To celebrate the opening there will be a £1000 dough giveaway. In true Willy Wonka style the tickets will be hidden away in random takeaway boxes.
Where: 622 High Road Leytonstone, London, UK
When: March 12th
Website: www.yardsalepizza.com

Tortilleria El Pastor Druid Street

What we know: Taco Factory is coming to Druid street, the Tortilleria will be brought to us by El Pastor the Mexican taqueria from Sam and James Hart and Crispin Somerville. There will be fresh tortillas being made on the premises everyday and these will be available to take away, along with freshly made El Pastor salsas, fresh tomatillos, serranos, jalapenos and other fresh chillies, Mexican style cheeses from Gringa Dairy, tortilla presses, mezcal, Mexican beers; all the essentials for preparing Mexican food at home. The Tortilleria will be opening in late March 2018.
Where: 106 Druid Street, London SE1 2HH, UK
When: March
Website: www.tacoselpastor.co.uk

Mahiki Kensington Showcase

What we know: The sister venue to the original Mayfair Mahiki hosts a showcase to show off the new venue cocktails, canapes and a live Tiki band.
Where: 2A Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT, United Kingdom
When: February 28th
Website: www.mahiki.com

Evelyn’s Table

What we know: An intimate kitchen bar serving modern European dishes. What was the former Beer cellar of the Blue Posts in Chinatown, has been transformed into a cosy dining experience seating up to eleven people, where plates are passed directly to the guests from the range.
Where: Soho
When: January 22nd
Website: www.theblueposts.co.uk

31 below

What we know: 31 below is inspired by the bars of the Mediterranean, putting drinks and food on an equal footing. As well as being a relaxed, female-friendly spot for a casual evening, 31 below will be open for everything from pre- work coffee to lazy lunches and late-night drinks. The kitchen will serve from breakfast right through till late at night offering salads, sharing plates and plancha grills. The bar focuses on stand-out cocktails and great wine.
Where: 31 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 4PP
When: February 5th
Website: www.31below.co.uk

Zia Lucia Hammersmith

What we know: Following on from the success of the first Zia Lucia in Islington, which opened in 2016, founders Claudio Vescovo brook band Gianluca D’Angelo are bringing their authentic Italian pizzeria to Brook Green, Hammersmith. Zia Lucia will be offering 50% off food for the soft launch from Saturday 3rd – Thursday 8th February.
Where: 61 Blythe Road, Hammersmith W14 0HP
When: February 3rd
Website: www.zialucia.com

The Spread Eagle

What we know: The Spread Eagle vows to be the first fully-fledged vegan pub in London meaning the food on the menu is 100% vegan, beers and cocktails don’t use any animal by-products – even the leather is vegan-friendly. Club Mexicana founder Meriel Armitage is behind the new pub which means there will be Mexican-tinged vegan grub on the pub’s menu including jackfruit tacos and ‘tofish’ burritos.
Where: 224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS
When: January 19th
Website: www.thespreadeaglelondon.co.uk

Ruya Comes To Mayfair

What we know: Ruya will feature sophisticated, contemporary dishes from the various Anatolian regions. Inspired by second generation restaurateur Umut Özkanca’s Istanbul heritage, the restaurant will be designed by Conran and Partners. Chef Patron will be Colin Clague, formerly of Zuma and Caprice Holdings. Opening in May 2018
Where: 30 Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K 7PH
When: May
Website: www.ruyadubai.com

L’Ami Malo

What we know: Housed on Artillery Passage in the heart of London’s Spitalfields, L’Ami Malo will be opening officially on 29th January 2018. Open for lunch and dinner six days a week, the menu elevates the humble, gluten-free buckwheat by offering savoury galettes (such as confit duck leg with caramelised pear and red wine jus; and Morteau sausage with leek fondue, potato and French mustard) and ‘maki’-style sharing rolls with a choice of smoked salmon or Bayonne ham. Classic sweet crêpes also feature on the menu, including lemon and sugar; and apple compote with salted caramel.
Where: 14 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
When: January 29th
Website: www.lamimalo.com

Kettner’s Townhouse

What we know: Kettner’s Townhouse is a restaurant and Champagne Bar with 33 bedrooms, in a historic Georgian building in London’s Soho. Joining Dean Street Townhouse, the first stand-alone hotel and public restaurant from Soho House, opened in 2009.
Where: Kettner's, Romilly Street, Soho, London, United Kingdom
When: January 8th
Website: www.kettnerstownhouse.com

Wildflower Canteen Launch

What we know: Wildflower is an informal vegetarian & vegan canteen set in the heart of Peckham Levels, an ambitious new project that will see an unused multi-story car park transformed into a creative hub of affordable creative workspaces, workshops, studios and independent businesses.
Where: 95A Rye Lane, Peckham, London, United Kingdom
When: December 14th 2017
Website: www.wildflowerpeckham.uk

Vintry and Mercer

What we know: A independent hotel in the heart of The City, Vintry & Mercer is set to cause a stir when it opens its doors in March 2018. Designed to connect its guests to London’s historic trading past and the best of the modern day capital, Vintry & Mercer’s 92 bedrooms range from intimate doubles to suites with glass-panelled balconies that overlook London’s Southbank skyline.
Where: 19 – 20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU
When: March
Website: www.vintryandmercer.com

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