Junsei Marlebone

23rd June 2021 Junsei, a Yakitori restaurant, led by Chef Aman Lakhiani is to open on in Marylebone on 1st July. Yakitor (meaning ‘grilled bird’ in Japanese), pairs fine-tuned butchery skills and an intimate understanding of grilling techniques to deliver unparalleled umami flavour that honours every part of the animal. Junsei (‘pure’ in Japanese) refers …

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OTE London

20th June 2021 OTE – the Original Turkish Eatery –inspired by the Esnaf Lokantasi – aninformal cafeteria-style restaurants cateing for local tradesmen and workers on their lunch breaks, has opened in London. Operating in Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, OTE offers its signature moulded tray with four main components: a “base” such as Bulgur rice, a …

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Two Rosa Thai Openings

18th June 2021 Rosa’s Thai Cafe is to opening in Bloomsbury and King’s Cross. The company has acquired the former ASK Italian unit in Grafton Way and a shell unit of Caledonian Road. Last month, the business opened its first Midlands restaurant, at Paradise Birmingham. The company is also currently on-site at the ex-Bella Italia …

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Za’ta Expansion

16th June 2021 Za’ta, the London-based Lebanese fast food concept led by, Francis Zahar, and former Pret A Manger and EAT executive Ed Grimes, is aiming to grow to a 10-strong estate over the coming next year Za’ta opned in Baker Street last year, inspired by the recipes of Zahar’s mother, Nadia. The menu includes …

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Kushi Chefs In Cook Off

16th June 2021 Kushi Chefs Among Asian & Oriental Chef Awards Contestants Two chefs at the award-winning, family-owned chain of Kushi restaurants and takeaways in Essex, are among 12 chefs who will compete in the national Asian & Oriental Chef Awards. The cook-off will take place at on Monday 21st June 2021 in the Pillars …

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Vegan Tasting Menu at DUSK

14th June 20121 DUSK reveals Vegan Tasting Menu of Molecular Gastronomy – with unique ‘tea flight’ The award-winning DUSK Restaurant in Brentwood, Essex, has introduced a 5-couse vegan tasting menu of spectacular molecular gastronomy. DUSK’s Executive Head Chef Stephen Gomes made his name winning numerous accolades with Moksh restaurant in Cardiff, for visually stunning creations, …

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Blue Whale Oriental Manchester

14th June 2021 The team behind the Bon Pan Asian buffet restaurant brand is to open a grocery and restaurant concept in Manchester. Blue Whale Oriental will launch a 5,500 square foot high-end oriental supermarket in the city’s St James’s Tower building., offering fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood. There will also be a 60-cover …

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Basaba Cardiff

12th June 2021 Alan Yau’s Busaba Thai chain is to open in Cardiff in the city’s Brewery Quarter. The group’s new site its first in 6 years, following closures in Liverpool, Manchester and St Albans., is expected to open in the Autumn.