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December 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Craft beer pub BrewDog Camden has opened near the Camden tube station. This is the first location outside of Scotland for the brewery. The taps change frequently but might include options like Trashy Blonde, Sink the Bismarck!, Punk IPA and 5 a.m. Saint. BrewDog Camden, 113 Bayham St., London NW10AG, 020-7284-0453.
 
Obikà Mozzarella Bar, the Italian-based chain that celebrates one of Italy's most iconic cheeses, has opened its first restaurant in the United Kingdom. (There are already locations in Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.) At Obikà, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP is flown in from Italy several times a week and paired with fresh ingredients. Obikà Mozzarella Bar, 35 Bank St., London E14 5NW, 020-3239-8010.
 

News Bytes

Mahiki in London More Mahiki
London nightlife entrepreneurs Nick House and Piers Adam have opened a Dubai branch of their upscale tiki lounge Mahiki. There are also plans for a large space to be converted into Mahiki East for athletes and VIPs from the London Olympics coming up this summer. Mahiki, 1 Dover St., London W1S 4LD, 020-7493-9529.
 
Chef Shuffle

Fans of Joël Antunes' cooking at Brasserie Joël in the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London will be delighted to learn of his latest venture, Kitchen Joël Antunes. He's taken over the former Embassy site in Mayfair. It promises to be chic with art on the walls and a Provençal menu. There will also be a 40-seat terrace for sunny summer days. Mon.-Sat. 11am-11pm. Kitchen Joël Antunes, 29 Old Burlington St., London, UK W1, 020-7494 5660.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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South Indian restaurant Quilon at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences temporarily closed in January 2012 and underwent a major refurbishment. The new design includes a bar area and a new private dining room with its own bar, kitchen and entrance. The restaurant re-launched in March. Quilon, 51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1, 020-7821 1899.
 

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