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Pidgin Owners Open Magpie — and More News

Nikkei Go Food’ Waka is launching in September, St. John open a pop-up bakery in Bermondsey, more poke and Noizé is opening on the Dabbous site

Sam Herlihy and James Ramsden
  • Magpie, the second restaurant by James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy, opened today on Heddon Street “With a modern British menu, diners will be able to select plates straight from a trolley, mirroring traditional dim-sum style service.” Pidgin, their first restaurant in Hackney, received a Michelin star in 2016.
Waka’s ceviches and toraditos
  • Waka — a nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) food to-go concept — is launching in The City this September. The independent business, by ex-Criterion owners, will open at 39a Eastcheap early in September.
  • St. John opened a pop-up bakery on Bermondsey Street today. They’ll be serving their famous daily-changing doughnuts, loaves of bread, Eccles cakes, £1 filter coffee and granola from a shop front at 96 Bermondsey Street.
  • More poke snooze news. A press release was today issued with the subject line “Time to get Poked with Ahi Poke Victoria.” Now, first thing to say is — absolutely, no thanks. Second thing — ANOTHER POKE OPENING.
  • A Loire Valley wine-inspired restaurant called Noizé on the Dabbous site in Fitzrovia once it closes at the end of the month. The Evening Standard report that Pied á Terre manager, Mathieu Germond, will open the restaurant. They also report, “Davis Coffer Lyons, which acted for the vendor Ollie Dabbous on the sale, noted that the site’s lease secured a six figure premium and includes both the ground floor and basement.” No timescale for the opening is yet known.

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