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Keep up to date with the latest openings, closures and property deals in the restaurant, pub and hotel sectors.

Gujarati group Sakonis to open third restaurant

23-Aug-2017 - North London-based Indian restaurant group Sakonis has chosen Pinner’s Hatch End area for its third site.

Palomar founders bring coffee house to Seven Dials

23-Aug-2017 - English coffee house Jacob the Angel will open on 30 August, at 16½ Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials.

Latest opening: James Cochran N1

23-Aug-2017 - What: A sister restaurant to James Cochran EC3 that has just opened in the Angel Central shopping centre in Islington.Who: As the name suggests, the...

Powder Keg Diplomacy to relaunch with new name and chef

22-Aug-2017 - Battersea restaurant Powder Keg Diplomacy is to relaunch as Powderkeg on 29 September, with Ben Mulock, formerly of Salt Yard Group’s Opera Tavern, as executive chef.

Stevie Parle to open pasta restaurant Pastaio

21-Aug-2017 - Stevie Parle is to launch a new pasta restaurant Pastaio on the former Cha Cha Moon site in London this autumn.

Latest opening: Freakscene

18-Aug-2017 - What: Scott Hallsworth is back after a messy split with his business partners at Japanese restaurant group Kurobuta . In Clerkenwell, Freakscene contains some DNA from the...

Dom Robinson brings new gastropub to Berkshire

18-Aug-2017 - Former Tom Aikens head chef Dom Robinson is opening gastropub The Blackbird in the hamlet of Bagnor, Berkshire, this October.

Buca Di Pizza to open in Hull's Fruit Market

18-Aug-2017 - Northern pizzeria brand Buca Di Pizza is joining the line up of restaurants at Hull’s waterside Fruit Market, which is currently being regenerated . 

Novus opens second Tank & Paddle restaurant

17-Aug-2017 - Bar and nightclub giant Novus has opened a second Tank & Paddle site in the City of London following the success of its inaugural Mincing Lane location, which opened last...

Urban Kitchen heading to Nottingham

17-Aug-2017 - Three Nottingham-based entrepreneurs have secured planning permission for an informal, all day dining restaurant located within a former off licence.

New La Fromagerie site to launch next month

16-Aug-2017 - La Fromagerie has confirmed that its third site, in 52 Lambs Conduit Street, will open early next month (11 September).

Adam Handling's flagship Frog to open next month

16-Aug-2017 - Adam Handling has confirmed that his second The Frog restaurant will open on Southampton Street, Covent Garden on 1 September, with bookings now being taken. 

Elizabeth Cottam and Mark Owens to open Home in Leeds

16-Aug-2017 - Elizabeth Cottam, a semi-finalist of last year’s MasterChef, and Mark Owens, former head chef at the Michelin-starred The Box Tree in Ilkley, are to open a restaurant in Leeds later...

Street food brand CLAW to launch first standalone restaurant

16-Aug-2017 - CLAW, the street-food concept whose sustainable seafood dishes saw them named Virgin Foodpreneur 2015, is set to launch a site in Soho, BigHospitality’s sister website MCA understands.

Simon Rogan returns to London with Aulis

15-Aug-2017 - Simon Rogan is returning to London with the opening of Aulis London, a clandestine eight-cover chef’s table in central London.

Burger Theory chooses Bristol for first standalone restaurant

15-Aug-2017 - Rory Perriment, Oliver Thorogood and Nicolas Makin will open their first standalone Burger Theory later this week in central Bristol.

Barcelona's Mamarosa restaurant is heading to Shoreditch Village

15-Aug-2017 - Prestigious Barcelona restaurant Mamarosa will make its UK debut at East London’s mixed-use venue Shoreditch Village.

Yau comes out restaurant 'retirement' for third time to launch Yamabahce

15-Aug-2017 - Alan Yau is making yet another return to the restaurant scene with a new Marylebone restaurant called Yamabahce opening in September.

Patty & Bun heads to Brighton

14-Aug-2017 - Well-regarded London burger group Patty & Bun has chosen Brighton for its first regional location, with a restaurant set to open in The Lanes area later this year.

Changing shape: MARC's The Square closes for refurbishment

14-Aug-2017 - Marlon Abela’s The Square has closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in October with a new and as yet unnamed chef at the helm. 

Japan Centre flagship confirmed to open on 7 September

14-Aug-2017 - Tak Tokumine has confirmed that his flagship Japan Centre will open on 7 September just off London’s Leicester Square.

A Hello Kitty cafe is coming to London

11-Aug-2017 - London café group Tombo is taking its love of all things Japanese to another level by launching a Hello Kitty themed pop-up at its Fitzrovia venue.

Gunpowder team to launch Gul and Sepoy restaurant

11-Aug-2017 - The husband and wife team behind Gunpowder and Madam D’s are to open their third restaurant in London’s Spitalfields. 

Opening of the Week: Cubé

11-Aug-2017 - What: A new Japanese restaurant and bar in London’s Mayfair has opened on the former site of sushi restaurant Nagomi.Who: The restaurant is to be run by......

Club Gascon to close for major revamp

10-Aug-2017 - Michelin-starred London restaurant Club Gascon is to close tonight (10 August) for a major revamp.