PARIS: SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS
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PARIS: SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS

On our radar this season, a Korean restaurant and bar Hero from the talented crew behind Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste and Glass will be opening soon near Strasbourg St-Denis. Kristin Frederick, of pioneering food truck Le Camion Qui Fume fame is about to open a Chinese take-away Huabu at 67

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LONDON: SPITALFIELDS RESTAURANT BOOM

All signs point to Spitalfields as the destination du jour for London’s everburgeoning food scene. Clive Watson of the Riding House Café has opened Blixen, an informal take on a grand European brasserie; brightly coloured Jago debuted last December, helmed by former head chef of Ottolenghi in Notting Hill; the

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PARIS: NEW OPENINGS

One of our favourite bars in Paris L’Entrée des Artistes will be opening a new address by the end of the year in Pigalle, at 30 rue Victor Massé, pimping the same heady recipe of natural wines, quality small plates, great cocktails and music, but spread out over 3 floors.

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LONDON: HACKNEY WICK BOOMING

The farther reaches of east London are luring more than just budding artists these days. Microbrew and pizza at the buzzing Crate Brewery in a canal-side former print factory, all-night dance parties at the hood’s latest address Number 90 Main Yard, or Hackney Wicked, a food truck–strewn community summer art

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LONDON: BOGS TO BARS

Trend alert. After cocktails served in teapots, the latest craze on the London bar
 and café scene seems to be setting up establishments
 in former public toilets. That’s right. The Attendant in Fitrovia today is a unique espresso & food bar designed around original porcelain urinals, and the new Bermondsey

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LONDON: ST JOHN BAKERY ROOMS

Added to St John’s hugely popular take-away bakery stand at Maltby Street Market, come the new Bakery Rooms – a sit-in spot open on weekends only to enjoy breakfast, lunch, fresh baked madeleines and their addictive doughnuts! Arch 42, Ropewalk, Maltby Street Market. Sat, 9am-3.30pm; Sunday 11am-3.30pm. www.stjohngroup.uk.com

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PARIS: BOB’S BAKE SHOP

The focus of Bob’s new address – behind out-of-the-way La Chapelle – is the range of authentic baked-on-site bagels: plain, sesame, pumpernickel, poppyseed, onion, cinnamon, plus other buns (bialys, hoagie buns…). Choose a bun, then fill it with your choice of toppings (cream cheese and lox, anyone?). There’s also salads,

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CLOWN BAR

The pretty, listed Clown Bar bistro, located just next to the Cirque d’Hiver in the 11th, now has a menu on par with its gorgeous 1920′s interior, and the famous tiled clown parade frieze. New owners Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne from Saturne with former Vivant Table chef Sota Atsumi

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CHAMBELLAND

A new boulangerie Chambelland has opened near Oberkampf dedicated to gluten-free breads, tarts and other pastries. It makes its own flour with buckwheat and rice sourced from producers in the Camargue, and on the Pô plain in Italy, which is then milled in their dedicated mill in the south of

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