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Tommi's Burger Joint is coming to Soho

Updated 3/4/17 with surprise opening date

More burger news today, as we have confirmation that Tommi's Burger Joint - currently in Marylebone and the King's Road - is heading to Berwick Street in Soho. 

If you're unfamiliar with Tommi's, they're originally from Iceland and since arriving in London are seen as being right up there among the best burgers in town.

We can expect a pretty similar set…

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Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is opening in Shoreditch - and he's bringing tacos

3/4/17 - updated with new info

NYC chef Marcus Samuelsson has cooked for everyone from Barrack Obama to John Legend and Mindy Kaling. And now he's bringing his Harlem restaurant Red Rooster to London. Here's what you need to know about it...

There'll be fried chicken. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs will be making it across the pond. That chicken, should you be interest…

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Dishoom is coming to Kensington

What: Dishoom Kensington

In a nutshell: Indian small plates for West London

Summing it all up: Having conquered other areas of town, Dishoom is now heading out west, landing their next small plates restaurant in Kensington.…

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Are London's BBQ chefs in hot water?

Update 12 - yes this was an April Fool! And as an extra, here's a round-up of our previous April Fools.

 

Bad news for London's open fire and BBQ chefs - seems that their days smoking up great food for Londoners could be numbered. We understand that the Mayor of London is planning a massive solid fuels crackdown. Up until now inspectors in boroughs across the city have turned a blind eye to…

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Hot Dinners' April Fools round-up

Over the years we've enjoyed trying to pull the wool over your eyes with some food-specific April fooling of our own. Here's a round-up of what we've done so far:

2011: René Redzepi gets funding to open massive Noma

Chef René Redzepi has secured extra funding from the Danish government to open a massive new restaurant in the centre of Copenhagen seating upwards of 300 people....

2013: Dalston's f…

Read more: Hot Dinners' April Fools round-up

All Stars Lanes launches a chicken mousse scotch egg for Easter weekend

This? Oh it's just a chicken mousse scotch egg with truffle brioche soldiers.

If you're thinking "I must get me some of that RIGHT NOW" you'll have to hold on. The place you'll need to be heading is All Star Lanes where this limited edition Strike it Clucky Scotch Egg hits on Easter weekend only.

For the details-oriented among you, the egg features a pretzelcrumb crust surrounding a thick layer o…

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Time Out London unleashes dumpling-gate over its soup dumpling video

We can't tell if Time Out London is horrified by having 'offended' Chinese food lovers the world over by a video it published two days ago. Or are they frankly thrilled that that the ensuing furore has gained the video over 777,000 views and rising?

The story kicked off on Tuesday when the site put out a piece, shot at Dumplings Legend in Chinatown. "Love popping spots AND eating dumplings?" the…

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Bubbledogs is coming to Swingers for hot dogs and crazy golf in the city

More news about the latest to join Swingers, the crazy golf emporium in the city. This time, taking over from Hoppers, it's time for Bubbledogs to take their turn alongside Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims. Serving up their much-loved hot dogs, they'll have:

  • Mac Daddy - macaroni & cheese, bacon crumb
  • Happy Gilmore - baby gem lettuce, bourbon caramelized onions, horseradish ketchup, cheddar…

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Craft London are throwing a Mangalitsa-inspired Thursday Feast and you're invited

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In the opinion of the Observer's food critic, Jay Rayner "there is no savoury dish that can't be improved by the application of a little pig." We quite agree. But why stop at savoury dishes?

Craft London, Stevie Parle's Greenwich Pensinula restaurant, has a piggy nose-to-tail feast planned where every single course - savoury and sweet - has been planned to feature something porc…

Read more: Craft London are throwing a Mangalitsa-inspired Thursday Feast and you're invited

Summers is coming to Kilburn from ex St John chef Ruairidh Summers

What: Summers

In a nutshell: Ex St John chef goes it alone in Kilburn

Summing it all up: St John Bread and Wine chef Ruairidh Summers has moved on, opening his first solo restaurant about the Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn. Expect lots of Irish cooking.…

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Blondies Kitchen is popping up in Selfridges' Food Hall

Cookies and milk pop-up Blondies Kitchen is making the leap from Old Street Station to the Selfridges Food Hall.

They'll be dishing out their American-style milk and cookies to everyone who needs a sweet pick-me-up. There'll be a wide range of flavours too, including the gluten-free peanut butter cookie, and a flavour of milk that's based on the sugary milk left over after a bowl of Frosted Flake…

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M Bar & Grill in Twickenham will be UK's first to sell full-blood Highland Wagyu

What: M Bar & Grill

In a nutshell:M Restaurants' new Twickenham venue will be opening soon, offering locals some very fine beef indeed.

Summing it all up: Hand-fed with seaweed for over six months and straight from the Scottish highlands, the new 100% full-blood Highland Wagyu on offer from M Bar & Grill will be a first for UK menus - and taste fantastic.…

Read more: M Bar & Grill in Twickenham will be UK's first to sell full-blood Highland Wagyu

Jose Pizarro opening Little Jose in Canary Wharf at Crossrail Place

What: Little Jose

In a nutshell: Jose Pizarro comes to Canary Wharf with a tiny tapas bar. 

Summing it all up: With Jose, Pizarro and Jose already open, the Spanish chef is opening another place named after himself, serving up tapas at the Canary Wharf Street Feast.…

Read more: Jose Pizarro opening Little Jose in Canary Wharf at Crossrail Place

Stagolee’s in Fulham is bringing hot chicken and vanilla moonshine cocktails

What: Stagolee’s

In a nutshell: Food, booze and hospitality from the Southern American States.

Summing it all up: Get stuck into comfort food like mac and cheese, or hot chicken, and get to grips with the new face of moonshine, plus plenty of imported beer, bourbon and Bloody Marys.…

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GBR comes to St James’ Dukes London to serve traditional British food

What: GBR

In a nutshell: All day traditional dining with a contemporary twist.

Summing it all up: Tuck into classic British cuisine in Duke Hotel's new restaurant GBR, including British charcuterie and halibut with red wine and truffle crisp bar snacks. And maybe extend your visit to try one of Duke's legendary martinis at their hotel bar...…

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