Masterchef winner to open restaurant in Birmingham
The winner of the BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals, Stu Deeley, is set to open his own restaurant in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter next spring.
Andrew Lloyd Webber teams up with Richard Caring on new restaurant venture
Musical maverick Andrew Lloyd Webber has teamed up with Richard Caring’s restaurant group, Caprice Holdings, to open a restaurant at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Kudu to open two new London sites
South African-inspired small plates restaurant Kudu in Peckham is to open two new sites close to the original south London venue in January – a tapas bar and a cocktail bar.
Kyseri in Fitzrovia to become Oklava Bakery + Wine
Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie are turning their Turkish Cypriot restaurant Kyseri in Fitzrovia into a bakery by day and wine bar by night, which is set to open in January.
28°-50° comes to Covent Garden
Popular wine bar and bistro 28°-50° has expanded into Covent Garden with the opening of a new site on what used to be Cantina Laredo on Upper St. Martin’s Lane.
Gymkhana to reopen after post-fire refurb
Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair is set to reopen in February 2020 after undergoing a refurbishment following a major fire forced it to close in June last year.
Hoppers to open third site in King’s Cross
Sri Lankan pancake specialist Hoppers, run by Bao and Gymkhana founders Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi, is to open a third site in King’s Cross next February.
The Connaught Grill to reopen after 20 years
The Connaught Grill inside luxury Mayfair hotel The Connaught is to reopen early next year after a 20-year hiatus under the direction of Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
London wine bar Noble Rot to open second site in Soho
Acclaimed London wine bar and restaurant Noble Rot is to open a second outpost in the capital having taken over the site of Soho institution Gay Hussar after the restaurant closed last year.
Gaucho to relaunch original Charlotte Street site
Martin Williams, the restaurateur behind the ‘M’ steakhouse concept, is to relaunch Argentine steakhouse Gaucho’s original site on Charlotte Street next month.
Adam Handling to open zero-waste restaurant serving chicken feet and Champagne
Scottish chef Adam Handling is to add another site to his London restaurant empire, unveiling plans for a restaurant and Champagne bar on the King’s Road that aims to make zero-waste “luxurious”.