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Novus opens second Tank & Paddle restaurant

Novus opens second Tank & Paddle restaurant

By Georgia Bronte

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 November.

Island Poke to open its second restaurant in the capital.

Island Poke set to double up in London

By Stefan Chomka

Island Poke, the fledgling Hawaiian restaurant concept backed by the White Rabbit Fund, is set to double its presence in the capital.

Jonathan Downey

Jonathan Downey: Streets ahead

By Stefan Chomka

His street food markets will attract more than one million visitors this year and his latest business, London Union, is backed by Jamie and Nigella. Now Jonathan Downey has his sights on creating the world’s best food and drink market.

A computer render of Hotel Indigo London which is due to open in 2017

IHG to open Hotel Indigo London

By Liam Garrahan

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it will operate the newly-built Hotel Indigo London under a franchise agreement with Meadow Partners and Roquebrook.

A rendering of Benito's Hat in Bromley

Benito’s Hat to open two new sites

By Lauren Houghton

Mexican bar and kitchen concept Benito’s Hat is to open two new London sites in Bromley and Liverpool Street Station.

The new Chop'd will be the tenth London site

Chop’d to open tenth London site

By Lauren Houghton

Grab-and-go concept Chop’d will open its tenth London site in Moorgate’s landmark CityPoint building early this December. 

Broadgate Circle will reopen in spring 2015

Five restaurants confirmed for new Broadgate Circle

By Melodie Michel

Hakkasan Group’s Yauatcha, ETM Group’s The Botanist, Aubaine, Shoryu Ramen and Comptoir Libanais have all secured a space at Broadgate Circle, which is due to re-open in spring 2015.

Burger & Lobster is planning further expansion in London and internationally

Burger & Lobster eyes Canary Wharf opening

By Mark Wingett and Carina Perkins

Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, is in talks to open its seventh site in the capital in Canary Wharf, according to BigHospitality's sister title M&C Report.

Qbic plans to open four new locations in the UK in the next two years

Qbic reveals UK expansion plans

By Melodie Michel

Hotel pod specialist Qbic has revealed plans to open two new locations a year in the UK starting next year, after launching its first London venture last November.

St Giles' Heathrow hotel will be expanded

St Giles reveals UK hotel expansion plans

By Melodie Michel

Hotel brand St Giles has revealed plans for a £300m development in Blackfriars, along with expansion of its Heathrow hotel and the potential opening of a small hotel in Richmond.

Jason Atherton will open his first City restaurant at Restaurant Associates' Tower 42 site

Jason Atherton unveils plans for Tower 42 restaurant

By Carina Perkins

Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has unveiled plans for his first City restaurant, which will open on the site of Gary Rhode’s former eatery on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in May.

Cabin at Waterloo Station has now transferred to SSP UK following Corney & Barrow's strategic review of its estate

Corney & Barrow transfers Waterloo's Cabin bar to SSP UK

By Emma Eversham

Corney & Barrow Bars has transferred its Cabin bar at Waterloo Station to UK travel food and beverage operator SSP UK as it looks to consolidate the business and focus on expansion within the City of London.

The 100-cover restaurant has closed today (3 April), having only launched last September

Hakkasan closes Chrysan Japanese restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

International restaurant group Hakkasan has closed its fine-dining Japanese restaurant concept Chrysan just six months after opening the site on Broadgate West.

The Rooftop Café will be extended this summer, offering 70 covers and open for breakfast lunch and dinner

The Rooftop Café opens to the public

By Luke Nicholls

The Rooftop Café, a recently opened 35-cover café situated at the base of The Shard in London Bridge, is evolving from a service canteen into a 70-cover restaurant open to the public following an increased customer demand.

Coco di Mama, which opened its first site in London's Fleet Street last year, is preparing to open its second restaurant on the corner of London Wall and Moorgate

Coco di Mama prepares to open second London site

By Peter Ruddick

Coco di Mama, the Italian fast casual and quick service operator founded by a former investment banker and management consultant, opens its second site in the City of London at the end of May.

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