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Racine’s Henry Harris is running the menus at THREE new pubs in London

8/12/17 - updated with Three Cranes soft launch details

There was much rejoicing when it was announced that Maida Vale's Truscott Arms would reopen (to be renamed Hero of Maida), home to top roasts and a widely beloved upmarket boozer, with none other than Racine’s Henry Harris at the wheel.

This was followed by more exciting news - Henry’s going to be a lot busier than we thought. On top of…

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Humble Grape is coming to The City with a new wine bar in Devonshire Row

This will be the fourth Humble Grape in London, with a huge amount of wine to drink there or take away. And a seasonal menu on top of that too. …

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CODE’s 30 under 30 list for 2017 is here - the best and brightest of London's hospitality scene

CODE’s list of London’s most inspirational hospitality staff in the UK under 30 has just been released for 2018, and boy are things ever looking promising for the capital’s restaurant scene.

The ranking is based on “young individuals who have offered a notable contribution in redefining hospitality across the UK throughout 2017” and is packed with bright young things who are destined for glory in…

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Ikoyi is launching West African Sunday feasts

After Giles Coren's rave review of Ikoyi this weekend (one we're much in agreement with) we think now's a better time than any to visit this hidden gem in St James's Market. They're launching two special Sunday lunch feasts in the run-up towards Christmas so think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself. 

There are three options between £50 and £80 with each including a glass of…

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Jidori comes to Covent Garden for your fill of sake, yakitori and karaoke

Sake and karaoke is a winning combination, but if you’re not feeling quite brave enough to head to Jidori’s basement karaoke booth, there’ll be plenty of yakitori and other Japanese treats to keep you entertained.…

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Kettner’s Townhouse gets a Soho House makeover turning it into a restaurant and boutique hotel

Nearly 150 years ago, Auguste Kettner opened Kettner’s, which was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. Now after a brief lull, it’s reopening with more French food, bath loads of Champagne and looking more gorgeous than ever. Eyes peeled for the stunning 18th century spiral staircase...…

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James Cochran closes his Islington restaurant

James Cochran's Islington restaurant has closed within four months of opening. The restaurant, which was upstairs at the Angel Shopping Centre in Islington, quietly closed its doors a few weeks ago. But following various enquiries on and off social it seems the restaurant has finally put up a notice confirming its closure.

Odd thing though. When you look for information on his website, there's si…

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Sticks ’n Sushi is Nova Victoria's latest restaurant with Danish yakitori and sushi

Danish-Japanese brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek bring their creative take on traditional Japanese food to Victoria’s Nova development. It’ll be spread across two floors, have a separate bar and a special Wagyu beef tartare sushi - just in case you’re not in the mood for fish.…

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Festive Vegan Deli pops up at Camden Market for Christmas

Looking for presents for the non-meateater in your life or something vegan for the Christmas feast? Well there's a vegan pop-up heading to Camden Market over December that should be just the ticket.

Blogger Fat Gay Vegan ​(Sean O'Callaghan) has curated a list of vegan meat and cheese artisans for a plant-based food deli. So far the line-up includes LoveSeitan - that's their burger pictured above,…

Read more: Festive Vegan Deli pops up at Camden Market for Christmas

St Paul cafe is coming to Highbury

Replacing Nanna's in Islington is St Paul, a new all-day cafe. Expect cakes, pastries, small plates and more.   …

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Lutyens Grill at The Ned is opening to the public

From next weekend, Lutyens Grill at The Ned will be throwing open its doors to the public. For the past year, this old-school steak restaurant has been the only spot on The Ned's ground floor which was open just to club members and hotel guests. But no more.

The space itself was the Bank Manager's office back when The Ned was the Midland Bank headquarters. As you might expect it's all gorgeous wo…

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Tomos Parry is opening Brat in Shoreditch

The ex Kitty Fishers chef is opening his own place in Shoreditch with a mix of cooking on fire, Welsh and Basque cuisine.…

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Grace Dent is taking over as the Guardian's restaurant reviewer

If you've been missing Marina O'Loughlin's Saturday Guardian reviews since she ducked behind the paywall at The Sunday Times, then we've good news for you. Her replacement has just been announced as none other than Grace Dent.

That means she'll be leaving her Grace and Favour column in the Standard - but also that she'll be spreading her wings to cover ALL of the UK's restaurants.

Grace says - "I…

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Enoteca Rosso brings obscure Italian cuisine to High Street Kensington

Enoteca Rosso is trying to do things a little differently from your average Italian restaurant by focusing on accessible vintage wines, attempting a ravioli inspired by a full English, promising obscure charcuterie and offering everything in a size of your preference.…

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Hot pot meets Korean barbecue at Shaftesbury Avenue pop-up Mookrata

Brrr. Is it just us or did it just get really bloody cold, really fast?! Thank god then that the founder of Shuang Shuang, who concoct warming hot pots best well suited to these frigid temperatures, are launching a pop-up by the name of Mookrata on Shaftesbury Avenue.

The pop-up’s eponymous dish is a half hot pot, half Korean-style barbecue set up designed to be eaten by a large group, so picture…

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