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London’s Star Xi’an Chinese Chef Opens Debut Solo Restaurant

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Xi’an Chinese chef Wei Guirong opens debut solo restaurant Master Wei Emma Hughes/Eater London

Master Wei is now open in Bloomsbury

London’s most outstanding Xi’an Chinese chef, Wei Guirong, has opened her debut solo restaurant in central. Master Wei expands on the menu at her cult-favourite institution Xi’an Impression in north London, further showcasing the region she seeks to champion.

London restaurant group takes another crack at NYC

D&D has opened Queensyard at the heavily criticised, restaurant-dense Hudson Yards development in New York City. The opening follows the export of Bluebird to the Time Warner Centre, which did not go down well with the New York restaurant critics at all. [Propel Hospitality]

London is “a labyrinth of homogenously [sic] humdrum cafés”

That’s according to Formative, which has opened in Victoria and will reject the ‘speciality coffee’ label.

Dalston gets an agaveria

Hacha will open at 378 Kingsland Road, taking over from wine bar Sapling on the Haggerston Riviera. It specialises in agave-based spirits — tequila and mezcal — as well as some ambiguous Mexican small plates on the food site. [Hot Dinners]

London’s OG Instabait bakery expands to Chelsea

Pink-walled, flower-arrayed, Instagram-optimised bakery Peggy Porschen will open a second site in west London. Creative director and co-founder Peggy Porschen says, “the new location is absolutely packed with prettyness.” [Hot Dinners]

Xi'an Impression

117 Benwell Road, , England N7 7BW 020 3441 0191 Visit Website

Bluebird

350 King's Road, , England SW3 5UU 07710 094864 Visit Website

Sapling

378 Kingsland Road, , England E8 4AA 020 7870 1259 Visit Website

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