Wagamama, Stockton


In December, wagamama will open a new restaurant in Stockton’s Teesside Park.

The new Teesside restaurant will serve up signature dishes the chicken katsu, ramens and side dishes on the brand’s 50% plant-based menu.

This latest opening will also offer the new Korean-inspired menu including wagamama’s first ever hot pots, with chicken, steak or silken tofu simmering in a spicy broth with seasonal vegetables and satisfying tteokbokki. The menu also sees the introduction of the Korean street food favourite, k-dogs, made with a vegan twist and a crunchy noodle crumb.

The site has been designed for 126 internal covers and 26 external covers, and marks wagamama’s 159th restaurants across the UK.


Big Mamma, Milan


Big Mamma Group is set to launch the brand in Italy, with a restaurant opening in Milan

The restaurant, which will be called Gloria, just like the group’s first London trattoria, willl be inspired by the interior of an “opulent villa from the mid-1960’s.”

Laid out across two floors, with 225 covers, the restaurant features detailing such as 1.5 metre bespoke chandeliers, created by a local Milanese artist, and striped golden and pure white Siena marble flooring throughout.

The menu will be filled with authentic Italian recipes with Big Mamma’s own French and European twists and of course, great regional Italian produce.


ASK Italian, Merry Hill

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The Italian dining restaurant chain is set to open its latest restaurant at Merry Hill shopping centre, Dudley. ASK Italian will open its doors this November, occupying a 3,350 sq ft space within Merry Hill’s emerging leisure quarter.

It will be located between local favourite Bon Pan Asian Restaurant and new entrant wagamama, and close to Hollywood Bowl, the new anchor for the hub.

The restuarnat will offer a range of antipasti, stone-baked pizzas, and fresh pasta dishes, as well as a wealth of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.


The Wolseley City, London Bridge


The Wolseley City will launch on November 8, sited in the former House of Fraser building near Monument Square at the north end of London Bridge.

As well as a larger dining room than the original it also has two bars and two private dining rooms. The venue is expected to one the first new Wolseleys in cities around the world such as Dubai and Singapore.


Boca a Boca, Fitzrovia

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Ukrainian-born Spanish concept, Boca a Boca is coming to leading Central London neighbourhood, Fitzrovia, for its first-ever UK restaurant.

Created by Ukrainian entrepreneur, Andrii Nikonov, with the first restaurant opening in Kyiv in February 2022, Boca a Boca offers a relaxed atmosphere alongside refined Spanish classics. 

The 1,500 sq ft restaurant, at 18 Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia will comprise a dining room for up to 66 covers, alongside a bar, retail element, and jamoneria. A private events space, with the opportunity to host wine tastings and to incorporate live music, will also feature. 


Three Uncles, St Paul’s

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Three Uncles will open its fourth location next month, the biggest site yet for the Cantonese BBQ concept. The 1000 square feet unit will offer 30 covers.

This Central location adds to the brand’s takeaway kiosks and restaurant in Hawley Wharf Market, Brixton Market and Liverpool Street. 

Three Uncles St Paul’s will serve the same menu as their kiosk format of house-roasted and chopped-to-order Cantonese meats, Lo Mien Noodles and Dim Sum with location-exclusive addition of new classic Cantonese dish Soya Chicken. 


Grime Burgers and Pizza Guys, Spitalfields

The Spitalfields Estate will welcome two new food operators to London’s historical market set in the heart of the East End.

Grime Burgers are opening their first London-based branch serving traditional burgers made from 100% British Wagyu meat and the brand’s  “infamous” grime sauce. 

Italy’s Pizza Guys has opened their first branch in the UK. The brand offers classic pizza flavours from Margherita and the original Pepperoni, as well as introduce their street food staple, Pizza Fritta (Deep Fried Pizza), to the British audience.