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 Hill & Szrok Master Butcher & Cookshop opening on Broadway Market

Coming to East London's Broadway Market in March is a new 2 in 1 establishment - butchers by day and restaurant - or "cookshop" - by night. The man behind it is Luca Mathiszig-Lee (from The Eagle and The 3 Crowns by Old Street) and he's got Butcher Tom Richardson Hill and head chef Alex Szrok working with him.

By day - the butcher takes the lead. Tom Richardson Hill (who's previously been at Frank…

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Strand Dining Rooms British restaurant to open on Trafalgar Square

Central London looks set to get a swanky new restaurant in early summer. You may have spotted that the huge building on Trafalgar Square (the rather marvellously named 1-3 Grand Buildings) as you turn left out of Charing Cross has been under development for a while. In May it'll be the site of new opening Strand Dining Rooms.

The all day restaurant, focusing on traditional and contemporary British…

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Islington's Naamyaa Cafe to become Busaba

Confirmed by the group today, Alan Yau's Naamyaa cafe is no more. The Thai restaurant opened in Islington last year and was expected to be Alan Yau's next big rollout after Busaba.

Despite good to mixed reviews, this was not to be and the restaurant has now closed. However that's not it for Alan Yau in Islington, as it's going to be converted to a Busaba restaurant, which will open later this year…

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MasterChef winner Ash Mair to open Bilbao Berria in London

23/1/14 - Updated with a preview of the menu.

Australian chef Ash Mair, winner of 2011's MasterChef - the Professionals, has confirmed that he's opening an outpost of Spain's Bilbao Berria in London in 2014. It'll be a Basque-type restaurant in Lower Regent Street on two floors, with an open kitchen on each floor. First there's a casual pintxos and tapas area with an open grill area and a range of…

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Boopshi's serve up takeaway schnitzel bun to lunchtime crowd

Fitzrovian schnitzel and spritz joint Boopshi's has hit upon the perfect way to bring their signature schnitzel to the office crowd - they're bunging it in a bun.

From this week they'll be serving up your choice of schnitzel (chicken, pork or veal) in soft viennoise buns to takeaway every weekday from 12-3.30pm. And on Friday 24th January -  as a launch offer - schnitzels in buns will cost ju…

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Second annual Sausage Roll Off at the Red Lion in Barnes

We've had the Scotch Egg Challenge, now another London pub is following that with their own food competition - the Sausage Roll Off. Held at the Red Lion in Barnes, the event is in its second year and is proving hugely popular. Last year saw a range of inventive entries featuring ingredients as diverse as truffles, lobster and even mackerel. The winner was The Masons Arms in Battersea with their w…

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Gordon Ramsay opening London House in Battersea Square

Update 22/1/14. Reservation lines are now open and Gordon's still a popular man as we hear that there were 1300 covers (seats) booked in the first five hours. Valentine's was apparently completely booked out in an hour but there are still spaces on other days.

Gordon Ramsay has been keeping busy. Hard on the heels of the long-gestating Union Street Cafe, comes London House, once more in south…

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Chefs gather at The Connaught for Helene Darroze's Galette des Rois party

The Connaught hotel last night played host to pretty much the greatest gathering of foodies in one place since the OFM Awards. The bar was crammed with chefs and restaurateurs all there to celebrate the Galette Des Rois with the hotel's chef Helene Darroze.

Somehow Hot Dinners managed to swing an invite which meant an evening spent circling the martini trolly and scoffing some seriously good canap…

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Kimchinary pops up at Catch bar on Kingsland Road

Having conquered the likes of KERB, Feast and Street Feast, street food trader Hanna Soderlund of Kimchinary has shelved the wind and rain and headed inside to Catch on Kingsland Road for a three month residency.

Along with thousands of others, you may have come across her beef bulgogi tacos at Feast in the summer of 2013. The Korean inspired fillings bursting out of Mexican corn tortillas are met…

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Ginger Pig launches new limited edition Bacon scotch egg

Like most London foodies we're partial to the odd scotch egg or 10 (see our report from last year's Scotch Egg challenge), so news that Ginger Pig were coming out with a new one certainly merited our attention.

The limited edition Bacon & (Scotch) Egg will be in their shops for a short period from Thursday this week. Made from free range eggs wrapped in sausage meat and smoked bacon, coated in…

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