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Market Halls have six huge food halls planned for London

London finally ups its food hall game with six huge food halls planned across London featuring kitchens, communal dining areas, bars and shops

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Bubbledogs are running Chappett’s Café for one night only to celebrate Chinese new Year

Here's a one-night pop-up that you'll want to get in your diary. Bubbledogs have hosted special events before, but this is the first one that will see both Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang and James Knappett (of the Kitchen Table behind the curtain) in the kitchen together. It's all as a one-night-only Chinese New Year celebration that sees Bubbledogs become Chappett’s Café.

They'll be cooking…

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Poons is back - iconic restaurant returns as a Clerkenwell pop-up

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If you've lived in London long enough to remember the days before pop-ups, when fine dining was French dining and we were all clambering over each other to get past the clipboard nazis at one of Oliver Peyton's gaffs, then the name Poons will have some meaning to you. Back in the day (the day in question being the 70s, 80s and 90s), Bill Poon built up a mini empire of Chin…

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New Liverpool Street pub Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen serves up bottomless Yorkshire puddings

City hotel the Andaz London Liverpool Street has just opened a public house brewing its own beer and serving up a roast every day of the week…

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Evelyn's Table at the Blue Posts, from the people behind The Palomar, gets ready to open

Get ready, because the hottest new table in town is about to open for bookings.

It's from the same people behind The Palomar and The Barbary and is part of their big new Soho pub, The Blue Posts. The main pub and cocktail bar opened late last year and now it's the turn of the downstairs restaurant.

It's a small affair, the bar seating only eleven and much like the two restaurants before it, it's…

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Vegan burgers and shakes as the Vurger Co goes permanent in Shoreditch

Burgers, mac’n’cheese and milkshakes, and not an animal product in sight as vegan junk food vendors The Vurger Co bring their plant-based approach to Shoreditch for their first permanent venue.…

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Roll up, roll up, to Barnes’ Red Lion for the Great Sausage Roll Off

Love yourself a proper sausage roll? The Great Sausage Roll Off is back for its sixth incarnation, which will see beer and foodie Melissa Cole on hand to host chefs from across the country, who’ll be attempting to whip up the perfect ‘roll. The downside? You'll need to venture all the way down to darkest south London for the event, which will take place in Barnes roomy Red Lion pub - though it’s…

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From Rajasthan to Battersea: Chokhi Dhani comes to London with fine Indian food

A five-star luxury hotel makes the leap to London for its first overseas restaurant, with street food downstairs, upmarket dining upstairs, and lots of art - including a giant, 14ft bronze elephant.…

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Daffodil Soup pops up on Hackney Road with homemade vegan sourdough and local honey

Hackneyites are getting a new six-month pop-up that promises modern British and Mediterranean food with a South African twist, by the name of Daffodil Soup.

It looks like an ethically minded, very East London affair, complete with Walthamstow honey, house granola, nut butters and vegan sourdough, that’ll also be available to take away.

Some of the more substantial plates on offer include whipped…

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Crosstown Fitzrovia will be the doughnuts and coffee company's second cashless site

Fitzrovia is the latest London location to see a Crosstown doughnut and coffee bar open up. And this one will be entirely cash-free…

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Chimis Argentinean parilla restaurant is grilling up a storm on Southwark Bridge Road

The former head chef of Brindisa and the founder of Portena in Borough Market have joined forces to open an Argentinean parilla restaurant with all manner of grilled meat on the menu.…

Read more: Chimis Argentinean parilla restaurant is grilling up a storm on Southwark Bridge Road

Honest Burgers are bringing back Carl Clarke's Disco Bistro burger

Remember Disco Bistro's Rollerdisco - way before the back of King's Cross got poshed up and turned into a massive Waitrose? Well Carl Clarke (of Chick n Sours) is bringing back his classic Rollerdisco ‘Disco Bistro’ burger for a three week period at all Honest Burger outlets.

The Disco Bistro burger features a beef patty with pineapple bacon jam, cheddar, burger sauce and pink onions. All for £12…

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Scotch Egg Challenge 2018 shortlist revealed

Has it really been eight years since the Scotch Egg Challenge first pitted London's chefs against each other in a battle to come up with the best deep-fried egg combo? Apparently so as the eighth bout of this annual contest is about to come round again.

Taking place at The Canonbury pub in Highbury & Islington on 21 February, the challenge will be hosted by author and writer Joe Warwick. The…

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Rök goes healthy for their new Soho base

Rök - which literally means ‘smoked’ - are known for their meats and seafood, so we’re very curious to sample their new health-conscious menu for Soho, which is laden with home-pickled treats, plant-focused dishes and something called a drinking vinegar...…

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Darjeeling Express is bringing in meat-free Mondays

As you may remember, we were ever so slightly embarrassed about missing our on Asma Khan's Darjeeling Express last year, despite it getting rave after rave (but look out for a Test Drive soon). 

And now there's another reason to visit as they're embracing their vegetarian side and introducing a special meat-free menu every Monday (with plenty of vegan dishes on the new menu too). …

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