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Dank Van American sandwiches shouldn't be Kentish Town's secret

Down a tiny alley in Kentish Town, barely a few steps away from the Pret and Greggs on the High Street, you'll find Dank Van. No, it's not an unpleasantly damp and cold motor vehicle - rather a street food purveyor of splendid American sandwiches. It's the brainchild of US chef Jason Winther, who lives on the mews and thought he'd see if there was a market for really authentic American snackage a…

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The Evening Standard reveals its Progress 1000 Tastemakers for 2017

It's the time of year again when the Evening Standard reveals its 1000 most influential people in London - the Progress 1000. And in addition to a truly deserved top 12 of every day London heroes, it's also time to reveal the top "Tastemakers" - the best of London's food and drink. 

Here's the list for 2017 and you might - ahem - spot us on the list too...

  • Clare Smyth - Chef (Core)
  • Jason At…

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Andrew Wong is opening at Bloomberg Arcade

Fresh from winning a Michelin Star for his Victoria restaurant A Wong, the man in charge is gearing up to open his second place in Bloomberg Arcade.

It's very early days on this one - just an announcement at this stage - but we do know that it will have "premium casual, all-day dining menu based on Andrew's creative interpretation of classic Chinese dishes."

And from the man himself: "I've been…

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The London Cheese Project heads east to Hoxton’s Geffrye Museum

If you like a slice of culture with your Emmental then good news - the London Cheese Project is headed east, to the Hoxton’s Geffrye Museum.

The grounds of the museum will be transformed into, and we quote, “cheese nirvana” during the two-day festival, which will see 20 cheesemakers, cheesemongers and traders out in force. It’ll be the first time the festival has moved from Camden Market, where i…

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Burgerac's Burgershack is returning to Marylebone

If you've been missing the very-fine-indeed burgers of Burgerac's Burgershack, then this news will be very welcoming - they're back! And they've returned to their old haunt, the Royal Oak in Marylebone. 

From next week, right up until Christmas, all the favourites will be back on the menu. So that includes the legendary Hubba Hubba (two mustard fried 3oz aged beef patties, American cheese, p…

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Caprice's Granary Square Brasserie is opening in King’s Cross

This new Granary Square opening (taking the space from Grain Store) from the team behind the Ivy Collection is aiming to cater for everyone.…

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Halloumi fiends rejoice: you’re getting your own Hoxton pop-up (with ice-cream)

There’s something deeply enjoyable about halloumi, from the weirdly pleasing squeaking noise to the overwhelming salt hit, and of course, the knowledge that you’re essentially just eating a pile of cheese. Plus, it just looks so good on camera - you could hardly swing a cat on street food Instagram this summer without hitting a flat-lay of breaded-halloumi fries.

Now, halloumi-obsessed Londoners…

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Simon Rogan's Roganic returns to London, setting up a permanent spot in Marylebone

Simon Rogan's Roganic returns to the same street as the original, but this time as a permanent fixture.…

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Family-run flexitarian restaurant 184 is coming to Notting Hill

In the 80’s, Alex Giri opened West London’s Canal Brasserie. Now, 30 years later, she’s back with her son Oscar in tow to bring flexitarian food to Notting Hill’s Kensington Park Road, with a separate cocktail bar featuring sharing plates.…

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The Coach Maker's Arms in Marylebone gets a big makeover from Cubitt House

The people behind pubs like The Thomas Cubitt have taken over this 140-year-old pub for a full renovation. Expect a new British menu, an underground cocktail bar and more. …

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Avobar in Covent Garden will be London's first avocado restaurant

Wondering if we've gone peak London? Wonder no further as Covent Garden prepares to welcome the city's first permanent avocado all day restaurant…

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Bristol’s walled garden restaurant The Ethicurean pops up on the John Lewis’s rooftop

Those who’ve been entranced by the sound of Bristol’s charming walled garden restaurant The Ethicurean, but haven’t made it over yet, will soon be able to try their menu when they pop up on the John Lewis rooftop.

It’s the latest restaurant to set up in the department store’s rooftop pop-up space, The Gardening Society.

Although famous for charmingly British food with a countryside edge - Victori…

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Kricket and Honest Burgers create a Keralan Fried Chicken burger

Honest Burger and Kricket fans rejoice - the two are teaming up for a brand new creation that's inspired by a Kricket fave - the Keralan Fried Chicken burger. 

It'll feature Kricket’s Indian-spiced fried chicken with "a secret blend of Keralan herbs and spices and a chilli and garlic mayo". That will be familiar to those who have been to Kricket (and if you haven't, we re…

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Simon Rogan's Aulis returns to London as a herald for Roganic

In advance of the much-anticipated return of Roganic, Simon Rogan's Aulis sets up a new spot in London. It's an intimate 8-seater space that lets you preview food before it hits his restaurants…

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Joe Allen is launching a piano weekend brunch with show tunes

If your idea of welcoming in the weekend involves curling up with the papers quietly at home, then we're pretty sure that the new Joe Allen brunch won't be for you.

On the other hand, if you love the idea of someone belting out Defying Gravity or Luck Be A Lady while you knock back a Bloody Mary or two, then this is right up your street.

The piano brunch runs all weekend with a soundtrack of live…

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