Daniel Splarn

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Cinnamon Group unveils plans for casual all-day dining in Covent Garden

Cinnamon Group unveils plans for casual all-day dining in Covent Garden Renowned for their elegant, high-end restaurants throughout the city, Cinnamon Bazaar will offer a more relaxed and easygoing vibe than its sister sites. This 90-cover site will feature beautiful bespoke art and a large bar space serving up the gin cocktails, and the celebrated restaurateur Vivek... Read more >

Goodman Group replaces Finsbury Park favourite with late-night bar

Goodman Group replaces Finsbury Park favourite with late-night bar Slotting in right beside Finsbury Park station, Zelman Drinks will bring a mixture of music, drinks and live sport to the former site of the much-loved Silver Bullet. The bar has a late licence - opening until 3am Thursday to Sunday and 2am otherwise - and will welcome those from the hospitality... Read more >

Clove Club group announce new ‘Britalian’ restaurant in Clerkenwell

Clove Club group announce new ‘Britalian’ restaurant in Clerkenwell “The term ‘Britalian’ is a good short-hand for what we are doing” so says Isaac Mchale of Luca, the new restaurant and bar from the group behind the Clove Club. Split into distinct restaurant and bar spaces - each with an interior designed with 1950s Italy in mind - the food... Read more >

Modern Japanese izakaya restaurant launches in Mayfair

Modern Japanese izakaya restaurant launches in Mayfair The folks behind the popular Chisou restaurant on nearby Princes Street introduce Kiri, an authentic new haven for modern izakaya dishes and an exclusive list of sakes. Decking out their space in natural woods and warm lighting down a quiet side road close to Oxford Street, the philosophy at Kiri... Read more >

Steak restaurant announces sixth site in Borough

Steak restaurant announces sixth site in Borough Borough Market has always been a great source of inspiration to Will Beckett and Huw Gott - co-founders of Hawksmoor - which is why there’s so much anticipation for their new restaurant. Hawksmoor sources a lot of its ingredients from the foodie hub that is Borough Market, and now... Read more >

Peruvian superfood and Pisco Sours come to Fitrovia corner-plot

Peruvian superfood and Pisco Sours come to Fitrovia corner-plot Pisqu is vowing to introduce a “Peruvian melting pot” of flavours to Fitzrovia’s eating out scene, with head chef William Ortiz presiding over a menu showcasing influences from Japan, Spain, Chile and the capital city of Lima itself. A colourful and vibrant menu of superfoods will... Read more >

Blind Spot at St. Martin's Lane - London Bar Review

Blind Spot at St. Martin's Lane - London Bar Review As I awkwardly shuffled through the melee of Trafalgar Square on my way to check out Blind Spot, this is absolutely the last place in London that I could have expected to find a secretive speakeasy known only to a very select few. Priding itself on an exciting live jazz schedule, a tasty array... Read more >

Levantine pop-up announces permanent site in South Kensington

Levantine pop-up announces permanent site in South Kensington Ceru strives to “harness the attractive array of Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean ingredients” to create a vibrant eating out experience that is as delicious as it is good for you. Husband and wife team Barry and Patricia Hilton are the brains behind the brand, taking experience... Read more >

BBQ specialists launch first permanent site with a ‘grown-up’ menu

BBQ specialists launch first permanent site with a ‘grown-up’ menu Launched back in 2013, David Carter’s Smokestak has earned a loyal following of BBQ lovers thanks to its “simple, no-nonsense” approach to food. Plating up USDA brisket, pork and beef rib dishes at Street Feast and other UK food festivals, this first permanent restaurant will cook... Read more >

DMN Area Guides: London Bridge

DMN Area Guides: London Bridge If those two words - London Bridge - instantly bring signal failures and staff shortages to mind, you need this guide. With sky-high restaurants offering glorious views of the city rubbing shoulders with secret speakeasies hosting live entertainment throughout the week, there's so much more to this... Read more >

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