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Only an elite few progress from the
pop-up parade to perma-status…
Seb Holmes (Smoking Goat, Begging
Bowl) takes his phenomenally popular
pop up, Pestle, to the next level in
Borough this spring, combining seasonal
ingredients and Thai street food.
Headed up by Andy Oliver (ex-Nahm
London), this Thai diner made waves as a
pop up in Climpson's Arch. Two years in
the making, it finally lands in Shoreditch.
Tee up for one of the City's nuttiest
openings: a huge venue housing Le Bab,
Pizza Pilgrims and Patty & Bun, two
nine-hole crazy golf courses, five cocktail
bars and a clubhouse with gin terrace.
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"Meat + coal" is the tagline of these
barbecue street foodies, who'll be
slapping all kinds of meat and fish on the
charcoal in the City from April.
REMIND US? The company
behind big hitters Duck & Wae
and Sushisamba has announced
not one, but three new openings
in the capital.
SO WHY THE FUSS? In London,
Duck & Wa¢e has Dan Doherty
at the helm, while Sushisamba is
headed up by Cláudio Cardoso.
Both are hot young chefs who have
the city's glitterati queueing up in
droves; week in, week out.
TELL US MORE Sushisamba is
heading to Covent Garden's
Opera Terrace, Duck & Wa¢e
to the new St James's Market
development on Haymarket and
all-new concept Raw & BBQ will
open on Mayfair's Berkeley Street.
SO WHAT? With seven
restaurants across New York,
Miami, Las Vegas and London,
it looks like Samba-dy is headed
for world domination.
...SAMBA BRANDS MANAGEMENT
Boparan Restaurant Holdings (BRH) has bought Cinnamon Collection as
part of plans to build a multi-brand restaurant portfolio. Vivek Singh, CEO
and executive chef of Cinnamon Collection, assures us BRH's ambitions are
"very much aligned" with his own, explaining: "Our focus this year is on
expanding Cinnamon Kitchens in London. �e new branches will be similar
in terms of vibe and offering, operating in the mid-premium sector offering
contemporary Indian food in a stylish environment." When asked about taking
�e Cinnamon Club international, he said there were no immediate plans, but
they'd consider it if the right site turned up. We've got our thinking caps on…
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