London based pub operator Faucet Inn has launched its new Nordic inspired all-day dining, coffee and retail offering KuPP at Paddington's Merchant Square this week (28 March).
The Peers Dining Room in the House of Lords is to open to the public for the first time in the run up to the general election in May.
Ippudo is opening its second UK site at Canary Wharf in Summer 2015.
Clifford, who is chef patron of acclaimed Cambridge eatery Midsummer House, bought the freehold of the Flitch of Bacon, in Little Dunmow, for £300k with an eye to re-opening it in under five months after a £500k refurbishment.
March has seen a flood of restaurant and bar openings in the hospitality sector, including the first James Martin Kitchen at Stansted Airport, Vinoteca in King's Cross and Boozy Cow expanding within Scotland.