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Wong Kar

1st March 2022 Madina Kazhimova and Anna Dolgushina, who operate the Asian restaurant Wong Kar Wine in St Petersburg Russia, expect to make their UK restaurant debut this spring. The pair are set to open Firebird in Poland Street in Soho, which used to house Mexican restaurant Corazon before it closed last year. Firebird will …

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Indian Next Door

28th February 2022. The Indians Next Door, which has been selling Kenyan-Indian street food at markets across London for a decade, has opened a first bricks-and-mortar site. Its Spitalfields “somasa and bhaji house” in Lamb Street, offering recipes dating to those served up by its ancestors in 1920s Gujarat. Its food is also available through …

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Asian & Oriental Chef Awards

28th February 2022 Chef Ashwani Kumar of the Mango Lounge in Windsor has scooped the top award at this year’s Asian & Oriental Chef Awards. Open to professional chefs across all Asian and Oriental cuisines, nominations were invited from members of the public, restaurant critics, food journalists and bloggers. Contestants were required to prepare a …

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Potyo Launch

11th February 2022 Jason Almeida, former ops director at Thai Leisure Group, has launched Potyo, based on coastal Indian cuisine. Almeida, who was previously commercial director at Red’s True Barbecue and had roles at Loch Fyne Restaurants, Allied London and the Al Shaya group in the Middle East, has launched the new venture with his …

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Berenjak Borough Market

7th February 2022 JKS Restaurants s to open a second site under its Iranian concept Berenjak, in London’s Borough Market. The concept, which launched in Soho in October 2018, will open on the former Flor site in Bedale Street. The first Berenjak opened in Romilly Street and reinterprets hole-in-the-wall kebab houses that line the streets …

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Roketsu London Debut

4th February 2022 Japanese Kaiseki restaurant Roketsu has openeded its debut site in London with Chef Daisuke Hayashi. Hayashi is one of the only masters of the Kaiseki tradition globally, and the first to bring this spectacular and lesser-known form of Japanese dining to London. Kaiseki dining, originally a traditional meal served to Buddhist monks …

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En Root Peckham

26th January 2021 The brothers behind En Root, the Indian vegan restaurant in Clapham, have to opened a new, open kitchen restaurant in Peckham. The restaurant follows its Clapham sibling, serving home-cook styled Indian meals “with a South London twist .” The restaurant is a cafe during the day serving up En Root classics, new …

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