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Kricket Founders Open Soma

30th July 2021 Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, founders of Indian small plates concept Kricket, are opening a stand-alone bar ‘Soma’ in London’s Soho. The new bar, which is named after the Hindu moon god, will open in September in a site adjacent to the pair’s existing Kricket site in Denman Street. The 23-cover basement …

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Mahu’s Mayfair

28th July 2021 Indian caterer and restaurant Madhu’s has opened at the five-star Dilly hotel in Madh, its fourth site. s, Headed by restaurateur, “hospitality stalwart” and founder Sanjay Anand, “boasts a rich vein of family history” dating four generations from origins in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1935. The Mayfair opening “marries authentic cuisine, enriched with …

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Rosa Thai

27th July 2021 Rosa’s Thai Cafe has expanded its London portfolio openinging in Baker Street. The Gavin Adair-led company openeding in the former Bella Italia site on 15th July. Rosa’s is also opening in Bloomsbury and King’s Cross later this year.The chain plans to open in Coney Street, York the former home of Joe’s Kitchen. …

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Namji Milton Keynes

26th July 2021 Milton Keynes-based Punjabi restaurant Namji is to double up with a second site in the Buckinghamshire town. Owner Naseem Khan is adding to her original outlet in Wolverton with an opening at the Xscape Centre. The split-level restaurant, which will be set across two floors, will also serve Punjabi afternoon tea and …

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Itsu Franchise

24th July 2021 Itsu, the healthy Asian food chain founded by Julian Metcalfe, has agreed to open the brand’s second franchise restaurant with the Savvi Dining Group The new restaurant, due to open in late September, will be located at Food Central, the recently completed £168m expansion to Leicester’s Fosse Park shopping and leisure destination. …

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Colonel Saab

22nd July 2021 Indian hotelier Roop Partap Choudhary is to open a UK restaurant in September. Choudhary, who is behind hotels including The Jewels hotel in Karnal, India, is launching Colonel Saab in London’s Holborn. The venue will have 150 covers, withencompassing a 100-cover dining room and mezzanine, and two private dining rooms hosting up …

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Mowgli Expansion

20th June 2021 Indian street food concept Mowgli is to open in Dukes Lane, Brighton, its first venue in the south east The 12-strong group recently opened in Cheshire Oaks, and has openings planned in London, Bristol and Cheltenham lined up for later this year. Founder Nisha Katona is also looking at Newcastle and Cambridge …

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