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Ben's Canteen heads for Earlsfield

Ben's Canteen has been a big hit in Battersea, not least because of its Scotch Eggs and the sausage rolls which recently came top in the 2014 Sausage roll-off.

Now they're heading further south as a second Ben's Canteen prepares to open the doors in Earlsfield.


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Benito's Hat launches Roy Hodgson burrito for World Cup

We're six weeks shy of the World Cup so to get you in the mood here's a burrito beauty which is the work of London chain Benito's Hat. The Roy Hodgson inspired bur-ROY-to is a limited edition offer combining a British roast filling with the signature Benito’s twist. So that's roast pork with crunchy crackling and zingy apple and habanero salsa, just the idea of which is making us drool.

The…

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Pitt Cue Co and Outlaw's in Cornwall swap restaurants

We've been hearing murmurings that Pitt Cue Co will be bringing their van to an new location soon. While we're waiting to get more info on that, we've had news of a restaurant swap they'll be doing with Cornwall's Nathan Outlaw for a couple of upcoming Sunday dinners.

On 18 May, Pitt Cue Co. chefs Tom Adams and Tom Swanny will head to Outlaw’s in Rock, Cornwall for a one-off Piggy Feast BBQ.…

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Stax Carnaby kicks off with The Crawfish Boil pop-up

If you can't wait until Bea Vo opens her new restaurant Stax Carnaby, then you might want to book for her popular Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil which is popping up at the Carnaby site for four days in advance of its official opening.

Food-wise there'll be mountains of Spiced Crawfish, Potatoes, Sweetcorn, Beef Sausage, and Garlic Bread along with cocktail sauce, comeback sauce and cajun butter sau…

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Dragonfly microbrewery opens up at the back of Acton's George and Dragon

The George & Dragon in Acton, an Acton mainstay that hails from the 17th century, is completely revamping what used to be its dining room into a microbrewery and the menu's getting an overhaul too.

5 things you need to know about Dragonfly

1. Who's looking after the beer? The Master Brewer is Conor Donoghue who was previously Head Brewer at The Lamb Brewery in Chiswick and The Botani…

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Tube strike misery leads to food and drink offers

Planning on waiting for the crowds to subside before you brave the return journey tonight? A lot of London's restaurants and bars are hoping you'll do just that and some are even coming up with special tube strike offers to persuade you.

Here's what we've found on Twitter so far:

@BungaBungaLondn Tell the team what the Italian is for "Tube Strike" for a free pizza!

@MeatMarketUK Stick two fingers…

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Gulls' egg season hits London - here's where to eat them

The gulls' egg season is upon us and if you want to enjoy the delights of this shortest of seasonal treats you'll have to be quick - it ends in just four weeks time. Here are a few places we know of that are serving them in London right now.

Hix Restaurants are also serving them up soft boiled with homemade celery salt and mayonnaise (pictured).

Across the Caprice Holdings Group they're serving th…

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A first look at Jason Atherton's City Social

Jason Atherton's next restaurant is almost upon us. The word from those who have been to the friends and family soft launches is already very promising and now Hot Dinners has been given a first look at the room itself. It's a big change from the previous set up - and we hear that the separate bar alone will be a big destination for city folk. As  readers know, we love high-rise dining, so we…

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Noma regains top slot while UK enters Top 5 at World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014

It's been a pretty good year for London in this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants List. With two restaurants in the Top 10 - The Ledbury and Dinner by Heston - the UK's capital holds its own with America and is just one behind Spain which is the best in the world with three restaurants in those upper echelons.

Surely the happiest person in the room at the Guildhall last night was Rene Redzepi who…

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Toto's Italian restaurant opens in Knightsbridge

Toto's is a new Italian restaurant coming to Knightsbridge.

It's name comes from the legendary Italian clown Totò, but with Silvano Giraldin acting as consultant for front-of-house we won't be expecting much clowning around here.…


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