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Opening of the week: Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

10-Mar-2017 - What: The fast growing pizza group has bagged a former shoeshop on the northern end of Shoreditch High Street.Who: James and Thom Elliot’s Neapolitan pizza...

Xavier Rousset to open Comptoir Café & Wine in Mayfair

10-Mar-2017 - Master sommelier and restaurateur Xavier Rousset is to open Comptoir Café & Wine in London’s Mayfair next month.

Ostrich egg on the menu at new London restaurant

09-Mar-2017 - Ostrich eggs large enough to feed six people are on the menu at a new London restaurant opening on the South Bank.

Rick Stein creates new dishes for first London restaurant

09-Mar-2017 - The days of Londoners having to head to the south west to try Rick Stein’s food are over, with the chef set to open his first restaurant in the capital...

Ben's Canteen launches £250k crowdfunding drive

09-Mar-2017 - Australian-inspired restaurant group Ben’s Canteen has launched a crowdfunding campaign to kick-start its expansion in London.

PizzaExpress to open Firezza restaurant in Soho

08-Mar-2017 - Firezza, the gourmet pizza delivery brand owned by PizzaExpress, is to open its first eat-in restaurant in Soho later this year.

Michelin chef creates menu for new poke restaurant

08-Mar-2017 - A former Michelin chef has created the menu at London’s latest poke restaurant, which has opened in Soho.

Street food trader The Ugly Dumplings to open Soho restaurant

08-Mar-2017 - London street food trader The Ugly Dumplings is to open its first permanent restaurant at the former Little Pitt site just off Soho’s Carnaby Street.

Chefs’ Secrets of Success: Jonny Glass

08-Mar-2017 - The head chef at the two Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - and Ashley Palmer-Watts' right hand man - explains the advice that got him where he is today

Tamburlaine Hotel to open in Cambridge with former Waterside Inn chef

07-Mar-2017 - The Tamburlaine Hotel – from the Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group ‒ has confirmed it is to open in Cambridge on 20 March, ahead of the previous schedule of 1 April, with a...

Truscott Arms in Maida Vale to reopen after £5m sale

07-Mar-2017 - London gastropub the Truscott Arms will open its doors again after being bought by a capital investment firm for £5m.

Harwood Arms general managers to open Bottle & Glass pub in Henley

07-Mar-2017 - Two former general managers of the Michelin-starred Harwood Arms pub in London’s Fulham are to open a pub named Bottle & Glass in Binfield Heath, Henley on Thames.

Raz Helalat to open second The Coal Shed restaurant, at One Tower Bridge

07-Mar-2017 - The Brighton restaurateur behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room is to open a second The Coal Shed at London’s One Tower Bridge development.

Michelin-starred Pidgin cuts opening hours to reduce pressure on staff

07-Mar-2017 - Pidgin, the Michelin-starred Hackney restaurant, is to move from a six to a five-day service to relieve the pressure on staff.

Danish bakers Ole & Steen set for Canary Wharf

06-Mar-2017 - The team behind one of Denmark’s biggest bakery chains are to open a new restaurant in Canary Wharf later this year.

Family-run York hotel Middletons acquired by pubco Thwaites

06-Mar-2017 - The Grade-II listed Middletons Hotel in York has been acquired by the Thwaites group, after being family-run locally for the past 40 years.

Ninth Rosa’s Thai Café site will open in London’s Seven Dials

06-Mar-2017 - Thai restaurant group Rosa’s Thai Café is to open its ninth site, in London’s Seven Dials, after securing a 1,500 sq ft venue at 26 Earlham Street.

Boxpark Shoreditch to create street food hub

06-Mar-2017 - Boxpark Shoreditch is to undergo a major redevelopment this summer to create space for more food and drink traders.

Top UK chefs spearhead S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 launch

06-Mar-2017 - Chefs Angela Hartnett, Phil Howard, Alyn Williams and Mickael Viljanen – along with Claude Bosi ‒ have today launched the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition in the UK & Ireland.

London is getting a new steamed bun restaurant

03-Mar-2017 - London’s bao boom is showing no signs of slowing down, with a new steamed bun café set to launch in Soho later this month.

Opening of the week: Rail House Café

03-Mar-2017 - What: An enormous and slick ‘modern café’ in Victoria’s Nova development that’s hoping to prove there’s more to transport hub dining than a grab bag...

Humble Grape aims for £750k-£1m in second expansion crowdfund

02-Mar-2017 - Wine bar and merchant group Humble Grape has launched its second crowdfunding campaign, hoping to raise £750,000-£1m to support its ongoing expansion plans.

Coya to bring Peruvian dining to the City

02-Mar-2017 - Latin American restaurant group Coya has revealed further details of its second London site, opening in Bank later this year.

End of the road for Jamie's Union Jacks

02-Mar-2017 - Jamie Oliver is to close his sole remaining Union Jacks pizza restaurant, in London's Covent Garden Piazza.

Breaking the mould: The 6 top chocolate trends for 2017

02-Mar-2017 - From the impact of social media and the importance of giving customers the story behind the beans, to the rise of low-sugar and blond varieties, 2017 is shaping up to...