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Eric Chavot has returned to London dining with this brasserie in The Westbury Hotel

Keep abreast of what's going on with the London dining scene here at GAYOT. You can learn all you need to know about new restaurant openings, dining deals and more.

NEW RESTAURANTS IN LONDON

The duo behind North African favorite Moro opened a second Morito on Hackney Road. At lunch and dinner, expect small plates and larger family-size dishes, as well as Moroccan breads at breakfast. The cuisine covers Crete, Morocco, Turkey and southern Spain. Morito, 195 Hackney Rd., London E2 8JL, 020-7613-0754.
 
Som Saa, the popular Thai pop-up restaurant, has opened a permanent location in Spitalfields. The menu is more extensive and includes various curries and stir fries. Lunch and brunch hours are coming soon. Som Saa, 43A Commercial St., London E1 6BD, 020-7324 7790.
 
Tom Sellers, the man behind Restaurant Story, has chose Kensington as the site for his second restaurant. Restaurant Ours seats 120 and has a bar and upper mezzanine. Head chef Daniel Phippard oversees the kitchen, with the menus promising classic and contemporary European influences. Restaurant Ours, 264 Brompton Rd., London SW3 2AS, 020-7100 2200.
 
Six Portland Road has opened in Holland Park with pedigree from Terroirs: Oli Barker and head chef Pascal Wiedermann. Expect a fluid, seasonal menu, with approximately 80 wines. Six Portland Road, 6 Portland Rd., London W11 4LA, 020-7229 3130.
 
Bob Bob Ricard will open a new restaurant called Bob Bob Exchange in the iconic The Leadenhall Building. It will debut on the third floor of the Cheesegrater in April 2017. Expect a focus on seasonal meat, fish and vegetables cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house, and a small nine-seat sushi and sashimi bar, too. Bob Bob Exchange, The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall St., London EC3V 4AB, no phone.
 
Dominique Ansel Bakery will open a London location Dominique Ansel, chef/owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York, announced he'll be opening a location of Dominique Ansel Bakery in London. Patrons routinely line up for his invention the "cronut," a half croissant-half doughnut. The address has not yet been announced.
 

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The London Restaurant Festival features gastronomic walks and more London Restaurant Festival Returns
The London Restaurant Festival (October 1-31, 2016) is an umbrella event for all sorts of foodie and food-related happenings across London. You can go on gastronomic walks and road trips, see films themed around food, listen to debates, and a whole lot more. For more information visit the official website
 
La Nuit Menu at Galvin at Windows
Head chef Joo Won has introduced a new gourmet fast food La Nuit menu to Park Lane, available at the Galvin at Windows bar at the top of The London Hilton on Park Lane. Expect the likes of Korean fried chicken, the Galvin's Dog Deluxe, and jam and custard doughnuts. The menu is available from noon to midnight Monday through Friday, and 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays. Galvin at Windows, The London Hilton on Park Lane , 22 Park Ln., 28th Floor, London W1K 1BE, 020-7208 4021.
 

UPDATES ON LONDON CHEFS

Philip Howard, former chef and co-owner of The Square, plans to open a new restaurant in London's Chelsea district. The Square, 6-10 Bruton St., London W1J 6PU, 020-7495 7100.
 

LONDON RESTAURANT CLOSINGS


CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar is closing its doors Green's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, one of the capital's mainstays when it comes to good, straightforward British cooking, is closing its doors. Simon Parker Bowles plans to open a new location in the West End. Green's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 36 Duke St., London SW1Y 6DF, no phone.
 

 

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