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Ravinder Bhogal to open Jikoni

5th September 2016   Food writer and cook Ravinder Bhogal is to open her first in London’s Marylebone. Jikoni, meaning ‘kitchen’ in Swahili, will draw on Ravinder’s mixed heritage and travels, with flavours and culinary traditions from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.  The restaurant will be dedicated to the “maternal figures who made …

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Tonksu in Birmingham

2nd September 2016 London ramen specialist Tonkotsu  is extending its partnership with Selfridges by opening the restaurant within the department store’s Birmingham food hall at the Bullring shopping centre, it’s first venue outside London. Tonkotsu co-owner Emma Reynolds said the company was keen to continue expansion beyond the capital: We’d like to have a few …

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Cha Cheng Teng opens in Holborn

1st September 2016 The sister company of Splendid Hospitality Group, has opened premium casual Hong Kong cafe-inspired restaurant concept Cha Chaan Teng in Holborn, London. The Kinsway restaurant is inspired on the popular cafes found in Hong Kong during the 1950s and ’60s – all-day diners fusing western influences with traditional Cantonese cooking. The 4,000 …

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Asian Curry Awards voting deadline extended

23rd August 2016   Spice lovers have until midnight on Friday 30th September to vote for their favourite restaurants for the sixth Asian Curry Awards.  The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways.   The deadline has been …

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Beer Fest

15th August 2016 Indian brewed Goa Premium Beer’s gluten free pilsner is to feature at a four-day beer festival over the August Bank Holiday, from Friday 26th to Monday 29th August at the Abergavenny Arms near Tunbridge Wells   The high light of the event will be live music in the pub garden with a all …

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