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Latest opening Palazzo Italian bar and diner in Crystal Palace

Latest opening: Palazzo

By James McAllister

The team behind London-based Neapolitan pizza group Made of Dough have launched an Italian bar and diner in Crystal Palace.

Latest opening: Chicken Shop rebrand of CHIK’N Notting Hill Soho House Group John Nelson fried chicken fast food QSR expansion

Latest opening: Chicken Shop

By James McAllister

CHIK’N, the fast-casual spinoff of Chick 'n' Sours, has rebranded as Chicken Shop under a partnership with Soho House Group, and launched its first new site in London’s Notting Hill.

Provisions to relaunch wine bar at original Holloway Road site

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Provisions to relaunch wine bar

By James McAllister

North London-based natural wine specialist and deli Provisions is to relaunch its wine bar concept later this month at its original Holloway Road site.

Vagabond Wine to open first airport site at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

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Vagabond to open first airport site

By James McAllister

Pour-your-own wine bar group Vagabond is set to launch its first airport site this week at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 as part of a £1.2m investment.

Former Nahm chef David Thompson to launch Long Chim in Chinatown London

David Thompson to launch Long Chim in Chinatown

By James McAllister

Former Nahm chef David Thompson has secured a site in London's Chinatown for his Long Chim casual Thai restaurant, which is expected to launch later this year.

Northern-based burger chain Fat Hippo eyes London debut

Fat Hippo eyes London debut

By James McAllister

Northern-based burger chain Fat Hippo is planning a move to the capital amid an expansion drive that will also see it establish permanent outposts in Scotland and Wales.

Abby Lee to relaunch Mambow in Peckham's Market Stalls

Abby Lee to relaunch Mambow

By Joe Lutrario

Malaysian-born chef Abby Lee is to relaunch her Mambow restaurant next month at Peckham's Market Stalls.

Latest opening: Roti King Battersea

Latest opening: Roti King Battersea

By James McAllister

Chef Sugen Gopal (aka: the Roti King) has launched a second permanent restaurant space and his first south London outpost in Circus West Village, near Battersea Power Station.

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Restaurant radar: May 2022

By BigHospitality

Mexican chef Adriana Cavita's London debut, a second site for Kian Samyani’s Berenjak, and Carlo Scotto's latest venture make up some of this month's most interesting new restaurant launches.

Latest Opening: The Lanesborough Grill

Latest Opening: The Lanesborough Grill

By BigHospitality

The Hyde Park Corner hotel has replaced its French/modern European restaurant Céleste with something British and a bit more gutsy.

All-day London restaurant Lino to relaunch in Queen’s Park

Lino to relaunch in Queen’s Park

By James McAllister

All-day London restaurant Lino, which closed last year, is to get a second lease of life after securing a new site on Lonsdale Road in Queen’s Park.

Latest opening: Tattu London

Latest opening: Tattu London

By BigHospitality

The fifth site for the modern Chinese restaurant group marks a move into the capital for the first time.

Modern Asian restaurant Mr Ji expands to Camden

Mr Ji expands to Camden

By James McAllister

Modern Asian restaurant Mr Ji is to launch a second iteration in London's Camden, which will see the concept shift further away from its original focus on Taiwanese chicken.

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