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Mortimer House Kitchen will be Mortimer House's open-to-the-public all day restaurant

You’ll normally need a membership to gain access to Mortimer House, Fitzrovia’s new “premium workspace and wellbeing destination”. Or skip that part, and head straight to the restaurant for all-day dining. Plus, for avo fiends - the breakfast menu has a separate avocado section...

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Aussie chain Doughnut Time is opening on Shaftesbury Avenue

Popular Australian doughnut company is on the move and the first of a UK rollout will be its store on Shaftesbury Avenue…

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Lunchtime dumpling giveaway at King's Cross

Fancy free dumplings this week? Of course you do. Head to King's Cross station on Wednesday lunchtime and look out for a towering cart of dumplings outside the station. It's there to publicise the opening of the new W Hotel in Shanghai.

W Shanghai – The Bund has come up with a London-inspired Chinese ‘Wake Up Wonton’ designed by chef Ning Ma of Mamalan. Based on traditional Chinese noodle soup, N…

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Magnus Reid from Legs is behind the menu at The Perception at W London

It's all change at the W London just off Leicester Square, as they've just opened a new bar and lounge called The Perception.

And while the bar and their cocktails do look impressive, it's their new "dining series" which is the most interesting. They'll be hosting long residencies there, where they recruit top chefs to come and take over the menu. And first up is Magnus Reid, the man behind Hackn…

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Paddington’s The Pilgrm hotel adds all-day charcuterie and international plates

Drawing on local inspiration from Borough Market, and not-so-local inspiration, The Pilgrm will be catering to the Paddington crowd with menus they're billing as “journeys in themselves”.…

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The line up for Auction Against Hunger 2017 is announced

Auction Against Hunger is back once more for 2017, and it's as strong a line up as ever.

For the event, which is now in its fifth year, 10 of London's chefs will be piling into Borough Market's big hall to whip up a special, one-off fundraiser menu, alongside local traders. The full list of faces you can expect are:

  • Neil Rankin, Temper
  • Pascale Aussignac, Club Gascon
  • Shaun Searly, Quality Ch…

Read more: The line up for Auction Against Hunger 2017 is announced

Brixton gets a new teahouse Treats & Ting

Treats & Tings is refashioning itself in Brixton as a new culture and community-focused teahouse.

Not to be confused with the nearby Fish, Wings & Tings in Brixton Village, Treats & Ting will have a menu laden with paninis, salads and soups. There'll be Caribbean-influenced grub like curry goat and oxtail, too, and vegan and veggie options. On the desserts sides of things, there'll be…

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Pidgin, Temper, Cook for Syria and more win at the 2017 OFM Awards

It's fair to say there are a lot of restaurant awards throughout the year - with stars, rosettes and more given out all over the place. But if there's one that we always look forward to all year long, it's the Observer Food Monthly Awards (they really do know how to throw a good bash). Last night's festivities were presided over by the paper's restaurant critic Jay Rayner and Nigella Lawson who d…

Read more: Pidgin, Temper, Cook for Syria and more win at the 2017 OFM Awards

La Tagliata Italian Kitchen opens sister restaurant in Fitzrovia - with a wine bar too

Picking up from where Sardo left off, the La Tagliata team are moving into Grafton Way with their traditional Italian cooking, which means masses of tagliatelle, plus a wine bar where you’ll be able to get your hands on 50 different bottles.…

Read more: La Tagliata Italian Kitchen opens sister restaurant in Fitzrovia - with a wine bar too

Scully in St James's Market will be former Nopi Chef Ramael Scully's first solo venture

The former Head Chef of Nopi breaks out on his own with his first solo venture in the St James Market development in central London.…

Read more: Scully in St James's Market will be former Nopi Chef Ramael Scully's first solo venture

Carluccio’s launches new nationwide veggie menu with a Covent Garden pop-up

It seems just about everyone is getting in on the animal-free thing lately, from Pret to KERB. Now, not one to be left out, Carluccio’s has just announced they’ll be running their own vegetarian pop-up, with 20 veggie and vegan dishes and an impressive antipasti-inspired sharing platter.

The Cucina Verde pop-up will be based in the chain’s flagship Covent Garden branch, and be running alongside t…

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Here are London's best designed restaurants and bars for 2017

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards may be the only awards list of the year where you'll find a Nando's sitting alongside popups like Coppa Club or high end London restaurants like Eneko at One Aldwych.

The annual awards recognises the best design in the hospitality sector, covering everything from hotel restaurants to pubs. On the judging committee are a few London food folk including chef Ja…

Read more: Here are London's best designed restaurants and bars for 2017

Smithfield's Michelin-starred Club Gascon is returning after a big refurb

After a serious refurbishment, and a temporary relocation @club_gascon, Club Gascon is finally set to reopen the doors of its Grade II listed building. The entire space has been completely redesigned as well as adding a bigger kitchen, an extra basement space and a newly designed menu.

Now, the menu will be divvied up into three sections. That'll start with traditional-meets-contemporary dis…

Read more: Smithfield's Michelin-starred Club Gascon is returning after a big refurb

Bone marrow and truffle porridge goes on the menu at Rude Health in Fulham

What with all the National and International food events happening, we completely missed out on World Porridge Day yesterday. Obviously it's in our diary for next year.

But just because the day honouring all things oaty has been and gone doesn't mean you can't enjoy some top notch bowls here in London. The Rude Health Porridge Championships 2017 took place last week and the winning entry sounds -…

Read more: Bone marrow and truffle porridge goes on the menu at Rude Health in Fulham

The Prince brings alfresco food and drink to West Brompton from Pergola

The Pergola team getting very good indeed at this whole alfresco foodie hub lark. And they're showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement they've just got their hands on not one but *four* buildings in West Brompton, which they're linking together with a walkway that'll host Patty & Bun, MAM and more.…

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