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The popular Japanese ramen restaurant have opened their second venue on Panton Street in Picadilly. The first site open in St Giles, near Tottenham Court Road. The second restaurant will follow the same ramen recipe as the first London store continuing to serve traditional ramen noodles in tonkotsu broth, wood ear...

Vietnamese grill restaurant CôBa will be opening their first UK branch in London this October. CôBa is the brain child of Vietnamese-Australian founder, Damin Bui. The entire menu is inspired by his mother who was a Vietnamese refugee arriving in Australia without knowing any English. The word CôBa comes from the...

Bibimbap specialises in Korean traditional dish which literally means mixed rice with vegetables. The modern specialists in this dish serve it with a variety of toppings including mixed mushroom, kimchi, spicy pork, marinated beef, seafood and more. The first Bibimbap was opened in 2010 in Soho and after the...

Sourdough pizza group Franco Manca have secured a new site in Wimbledon which is set to open in November 2015. Franco Manca already have 10 branches in London, including South Kensington and Tottenham Court Rd. The new 1,535 sq ft site at The Broadway, Wimbledon takes over the recently closed SAMA Asian Kitchen. There...

Restaurant chain Cote reportedly keeps all of the 12.5% service charge on bills instead of passing it to the waiting staff. Cote, who own 72 restaurants in the UK, say that they do this in order to give staff a higher than average hourly wage. The standard hourly wage from most restaurant chains is £6.50 an hour. Cote...

Thai restaurant chain Patara will be opening their fifth London site later this year. The new site will be an estimated 100 covers over 4,000 sq ft. Patara’s parent company is S&P who already operate around 100 restaurants in Thailand. The first UK site for them was in 1992 on Fulham Road. Soon after that the group...

SuperStar BBQ Korean restaurant near Tottenham Court Rd serves a fresh range of traditional Korean grill items. SuperStar BBQ is the concept of British born Korean restauranteur Young Park and his wife Hana. Together they have created a fresh take of Korean BBQ dining. The 80 cover restaurant is situated in St Giles...

Dragon’s Den featured the latest pitch by husband and wife team Sue Youn and Ben pitching for investment in their Korean sauce idea. The investment pitch was for £50,000 for a 20% stake in their business. The pitch was for a range of cooking and dipping sauces including the traditional Gochujang pepper paste used on...

The Craft Beer Co have announced that they will be opening a new site in the City. The new opening follows on from the success of the Covent Garden Craft Beer last year. The group secured a site in London’s Mitre Lane new the Gherkin, making ideal for city workers. The leasehold previously belonged to Trident Bar and...