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Hawker House indoor Night Market launching in Hackney

One of the biggest street food successes in London has been Street Feast night market in Dalston. Now that the nights are getting a tad chilly, the night market is making a move indoors with its latest incarnation, Hawker House.

Inside the Hackney building, which is inspired by the hawker centres of Singapore (urban street food markets), they're embracing winter with a Hot Bar, with hot buttered r…

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The Mussel Men settle down in Dalston

Another food pop-up is finding a semi-permanent home as The Mussel Men land in Dalston at 428 Kingsland Road (formally Dead Dolls Club).

The main event on the menu will, of course, be mussels – heaps of them in various sauces served with fries. A portion of mussels with fries will be £10 – and you can add on a glass of house Prosecco for an extra £4 (a meal deal for two of 1kg mussels with frites…

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Paul A Young's latest chocolate store in Heal's adds a café too

We're big fans of Paul A Young's chocolates (particularly the original shop in Angel) and never miss a pre-Christmas opportunity to stock up. So we pricked up our ears on hearing that his latest shop, in Heal's on Tottenham Court Road, is the first to let you sit down and scoff his chocolates and more in-store.

It opened over the weekend, and alongside a selection of chocs, there will be hot choco…

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Remedy wine bar opens in Fitzrovia

There's something in the air. There are loads more options to drink good wine in a relaxed, unstuffy environment, manned by staff who give a very real damn about the juice they are pouring. The wine landscape appears to be shifting.

The opening of The Remedy today appears to be illustrating this Brave New World perfectly. It's a collaboration between David Clawson and Renato Catgiu who met while w…

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Simon Rogan confirmed to take over the restaurant at Claridge's

Read our interview with Simon Rogan about his plans for Claridge's

A spokesperson for Claridge's Hotel today confirmed the story that a lot of people already knew, that Simon Rogan will be the chef taking over from Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's.

Rogan's restaurant will open at the hotel in Spring 2014.

"We are very excited about bringing Simon Rogan to Claridge’s," said the hotel's General Manager T…

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Gidleigh Park tops the Sunday Times Food List

Another top food list snuck past us yesterday, as the Sunday Times announced its top 200 places to eat in the UK, in association with Harden's. Michael Caines' Gidleigh Park made it to number one, taking over from last year's winner Andrew Farlie at Gleneagles.

London, however, doesn't fare very well in the top 20 at all (particularly when this is cross referenced with other lists like the World's…

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Friday round-up: wine pop-ups, Peyton & Byrne for to war and more...

It's a wine-focused round-up this week, as we look at a couple of special events south of the river...

Pop-up wine in Balham

Known for their Toast and Roast events in Hackney, A Grape Night is heading South, this time to Balham for a pop-up wine bar.

They're setting up the Vintner Bar and they'll be
focusing on wines selected from cooler climates - Kremstal in Austria, Val d’Aosta in Italy an…

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A host of top chefs get together for the next LEUKA Who’s Cooking Dinner

Headed up by Chris Corbin (The Wolseley and many more) and Peter Gordon (The Providores), Who's Cooking Dinner is a yearly event in support of leukaemia that is always notable for having a pretty astonishing line up of chefs.…

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Walthamstow pie shop Manze given Grade II listing by English Heritage

Manze Pie Shop in Walthamstow has been serving up pie, liquor and mash since the 1920s and this week it was awarded listed building status by English Heritage.

The Pie and Mash shop on Walthamstow High Street, which first opened in 1929, was given Grade II listed status by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.

Roger Bowdler, Designation Director for English Heritage explained the decision to list the build…

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D&D restaurants give out free pork dishes in Trafalgar Square

We're not sure what more you need to know than where and when after reading that headline, but if you do, here goes.

A bound-to-be-popular promotion sees D&D restaurants supporting a Pig Feast in Trafalgar Square serving up free pork dishes around lunchtime on Thursday 21st November. The aim is to promote The PIG Idea - a campaign supporting the feeding of waste food and swill to pigs. For the…

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