PAN ASIAN PUB OPENS IN NOTTING HILL
Pi Pa duck and flower buns, and black cod with pickled kyurizuke – served with a pint in a pub? You bet, thanks to the opening this week of the Chesterfield in Westbourne Park. Plush upholstery and a long mahogany bar make it perfect for a wintry drink, while the terrace will ensure locals crowd it out in summer. 39 Chepstow Place W2 4TS. Tel: O20 7229 0323, www.thechesterfield.co.uk.
CELEBRITY BAKER OPENS PARLOUR
Cake “designer” to the stars Peggy Porschen is opening a parlour in Belgravia, with freshly baked cookies and cakes of all hues and shapes. Teas are home-made and include gingerbread, caramel and passion fruit. For the truly enthusiastic, the parlour also stocks home-wares and cake accoutrements. No wonder Gwyneth Paltrow’s a fan. www.peggyporschen.com.
HAWKSMOOR SEVEN DIALS OPENS
No detail has been overlooked: even the parquet floor at this much-buzzed restaurant has been salvaged from a Christie’s auction. Menu highlights include a pared-back Burger Van burger and a Kimchi burger, discovered on a trip to Seoul and made with homemade kimchi. Beef dripping chips will be another highlight. 11 Langley Street, WC2H 9JG.
Tel: 020 7856 2154, www.thehawks moor.com.