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Gilbert Scott to run popups for King's Cross Journeys

Head back in time next weekend when King's Cross turns back the clock for a two Victoriana festival. King's Cross journeys promises visitors a gritty experience with "everyone from chimney sweeps and Beadles to Clairvoyants in sideshow tents and street magicians".

As you'd expect, there's a large food element which will be curated by the folks at The Gilbert Scott. They'll be hosting two popups in…

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The British Larder wins Scotch Egg Challenge 2013 - and now you can get bidding

Forget Michelin stars and the World's 50 best, the award that really matters was given out last night as the 2013 Scotch Egg Challenge took place at the Ship in Wandsworth.

The yearly event sees restaurants throughout the country compete on a level playing ground to see who can create the mightiest Scotch egg. Having tasted many of the 23 finalists' efforts last night, beating that talented bunch…

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Scotch Egg Challenge 2013 - dates and details announced

Updated 17/9/13 with list of finalists taking part.

Always a super popular event - see our account of last year's action - the annual Scotch Egg Challenge will take place at The Ship in Wandsworth on Tuesday 17th September.

All eggs will have been tested in the Ship's kitchens before shortlisted entries go to a panel of committed food experts (we're going to avoid the obvious pun - you can thank u…

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Tower 42 signs up Anthony Demetre for 12 week city pop-up

In an inventive use of restaurant space, chef Antony Demetre has signed up to run a 12 week popup at the high rise restaurant in Tower 42 in the city in the run up to Jason Atherton opening a permanent space there in the Spring.

The name of the pop up - AD12 atT42 - sounds like a code you'd need to break, but the whole idea does seem like fun. It'll be a markedly less formal place to eat than the…

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Bermondsey's Village East reopens after a big revamp

Relaunching this week is the bar that was at the forefront of Bermondsey Street's current position as a foodie mecca, as Village East reveals a completely new look.

Village East is from the same people behind Riding House Café, the hugely successful bar and restaurant just north of Oxford Street - and they're looking to repeat some of the great success they've had there south of the river.

The rev…

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Fish and Chip shop launch weekend brunch

It's becoming hard to keep up with all the places putting on weekend brunch menus and now there's one more to the add to the list as The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington launch their brunch tomorrow.

As you might imagine, the menu does have a certain seafood focus with dishes from their normal menu featuring such as the crab on toast with avocado and fish finger sarnies, but there are also a few…

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Tramshed, Kitchen Table, Newman Street Tavern and more win at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

A well designed bar or restaurant can really catch the eye, as we remembered only this week as we entered the VERY impressive dining room at Jason Atherton's newly opened Berners Tavern.

That restaurant has to be in with a good chance in next year's Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, but in the meantime London's had a very good showing in this year's - with Bubbledogs, Tramshed, Newman Street Taver…

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Angela Hartnett opening Merchant's Tavern in Shoreditch

Updated 12/9/13 with opening date and menu details

Merchant’s Tavern, a new collaboration between Angela Hartnett, Neil Borthwick, and Canteen founders Dominic Lake and Patrick Clayton-Malone, is set to open in Shoreditch this September.

The 130-cover restaurant and bar is located in a Victorian warehouse building on the edges of the City that previously housed Cantaloupe and will serve a seasonal…

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Augustine Kitchen opening in Battersea by Mon Plaisir Head Chef

Longstanding Covent Garden restaurant Mon Plaisir has a lot of fans of its authentic French food, not least among them the Guardian's Marina O'Loughlin. But now its Head Chef, Franck Raymond, is upping sticks and heading south of the river to Battersea where he's opening up a bistro called Augustine Kitchen this October.

Raymond's CV is pretty impressive - he worked in Geneva as Head Chef at…

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Dip & Flip brings burgers, poutines and french dips to Battersea Rise

Opening from today in Battersea Rise is a new restaurant specialising in one of our favourite foods - the French Dip, a meat sandwich that you dip in gravy. Dip and Flip features a number of things that should have Londoners crossing town for, with the menu including...

  • Beef or lamb sandwich: thinly sliced roast meat, dipped in hot gravy and stuffed in a warm roll, served with dipping gravy…

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