A pop-up hot cocktail bar is opening on Kingsland Road

Hot Booze will be serving winter warmers for two weeks in the run-up to Christmas.

Welcome to December. Yes, it’s time to pack into crowded shopping centres, erect a dead tree in your home and pretend you like The Pogues and Slade.

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Lucky Chip is opening a restaurant on Ridley Road

The East London burger specialist is launching its first bricks and mortar restaurant in the new year.

You’ll know Lucky Chip by now, and if not, where have you been? It’s the burger brand behind more collaborations than Taylor Swift on tour.

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The man behind Ruby’s in Dalston is opening a lounge bar next door

It’s been nearly four years since Ruby’s first opened – bringing top-class cocktails and a staple first-date location to Stoke Newington Road.

Now, owner Tom Gibson has revealed plans for a 1960s-style lounge bar next door with food, wine and beer to complement the cocktails.

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A Neapolitan pizza restaurant just opened in Homerton

Well Street Pizza serves wood-fired pizza in the classic Naples style.

Since opening a couple of weeks ago on, you guessed it, Well Street, the restaurant has been serving up pizzas by the slice in the day and with accompanying sides and Italian wines come the evening.

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