Trendy Soho restaurant sets Chinatown opening date
Bun House and Tearoom will open at 26 — 27 Lisle Street in Chinatown 16 April, adding beef brisket and a sweet pineapple brioche to its litany of highly aspirational steamed buns. [Richard Vines/Twitter]
Former River Café chef leads new Notting Hill opening
Gold will open at 95 Portobello Road, tapping into the big four: “produce-led”; wood oven; wood grill; sharing. Whole sea bream with wild oregano and capers; wood roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat, cumin, yoghurt, and coriander; and nettle ravioli with ricotta and sorrel will be served in a “modern bohemian” space, with Theo Hill as head chef. More here.
NYC street cart stars announce second London franchise in quick time
The Halal Guys will open a second restaurant in Earl’s Court, following the debut in Leicester Square. [Big Hospitality]
Rising star chef brings quán nhâu sensibility to Balham for one night only
Anaïs van Manen will bring wood-grilled lamb and betel leaf bún chả, grilled squid, and laughing cow salad to Milk in Balham, with natural wines and beers for drinks.
American casual restaurant chain pivots to restaurant and bar
Jackson and Rye’s Soho branch on Wardour Street will be rebranded as Martha’s, “one step above a restaurant and one notch below a club.” The chain, owned by Côte, has been under scrutiny since May last year.