In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Leandro Carreira to open Portuguese taberna
Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira, formerly of Londrino in London Bridge, is to open a Portuguese restaurant where Bonnie Gull resided in Soho.
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.
Eat Pray Love Pizzeria to open in London’s Soho
L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, the Neapolitan institution made famous by Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, is to open a second London site in Soho this autumn.
Bun House team to open Hong Kong style concept
Restaurateurs Z He and Alex Peffly are set to open Wun’s, a restaurant and bar in London’s Soho inspired by 1960s Hong Kong.
Theatrical Swiss-inspired fondue concept to launch in London
Heritage will open in Soho this July proffering fondue dips, raclette dishes and an extensive list of Swiss wines.
Today: Lina Stores celebrates 75 years with cannoli giveaway
Lina Stores, the iconic Italian delicatessen on London’s Brewer Street, will be giving away hundreds of the Sicilian pastries to celebrate 75 years since they first opened.
New on Wine List Confidential: Trade
Trade in London’s Soho, a kindly priced members club for those connected to the hospitality industry, was brought into being by two star Master Sommelier operators.
Master sommeliers to open private members club for the trade
Master Sommeliers Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset are to open Trade, a members’ club for the hospitality industry, in Soho next month, offering membership for as little as £100 a year.
This London restaurant is raising money for flood victims in southern Ind
Sri-Lankan restaurant Hoppers has announced plans to raise money for flood victims in Kerala with a special edition vegetarian feat at its Soho site.