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Little Moons brings black espresso ice cream to Selfridges

Is that cup of expresso just not doing it for you? Need a more instant hit of caffeine? Then this shot of express in ice cream form may fit the bill. 

It's from a new pop-up in the Selfridges Food Hall, Little Moons, who will be selling their mochi ice cream. The Black Espresso Shot also mixes that shot with raw activated charcoal made from coconut shells - so it's ticking all the boxes for the t…

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Art of Dining's Lucky and Joy comes to east London

After a run at the Institute of Light, there's a new spot for Art of Dining's Chinese pop-up. They'll be setting up shop in the arches on Cambridge Heath Road.…

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A first look at the revamped Simpson's in the Strand

Simpson's in the Strand is one of London's most iconic restaurants - and it's just emerged from a much-needed revamp...…

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P.F. Chang's comes to London with their Asian Table in Covent Garden

They're pretty huge in the States and now P.F. Chang's is coming to London with their new concept. Expect an Asian brunch and drinks from the people behind Worship St Whistling Shop.…

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Hammerton Brewery have opened House of Hammerton on Holloway Road

Islington beer folk Hammerton Brewery have opened their own pub on the Holloway Road…

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Tonkotsu is five! And they're giving away free ramen

A big anniversary for Tonkotsu this month as they reach five years old - yes, they've been dishing out some of the best ramen in London (not to mention some ace dumplings) for half a decade. 

They're not letting this anniversary wander past, however. Instead, they'll be giving away FIVE HUNDRED bowls of ramen. They'll have 250 bowls at the original Dean Street location and all of their other plac…

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Bang Bang Oriental is an Asian food court in Colindale

Updated 6/7/17 with full details

What: Bang Bang Oriental

In a nutshell: A huge new Asian food hall/restaurant/community space/shopping centre, with 33 kiosks and room for 450 diners.

Summing it all up: Up in Colindale, previously home to other giant Asian developments like the now-defunct Oriental City and Pacific Plaza, there’s a new contender on the scene - Bang Bang Oriental - and it’s bringing Pan-Asian food, shops and lots more to draw you up North.…

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An Espresso Martini Festival is coming to London

Yes, you read that right. An entire FESTIVAL dedicated to the mighty espresso martini. It's being set up by Mr Black (who have a similar festival in Australia) and DrinkUp.London. There will be 50 bars serving £5 espresso martinis all over the capital. All the caffeine infused cocktails you could ever want.

Confirmed so far are Milk & Honey, Jason Atherton’s Blind Pig, all the Grinds, Cocktai…

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Breddos come to Soho - Kingly Street in Carnaby will be the place for tacos, margaritas and breakfast too

Double the size and with a breakfast menu and downstairs bar the new Breddos W1 is going to make a lot of people happy…

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Cafe Sou is the ninth restaurant to open at The Ned

The Ned teams up with chef and author Rachel Khoo to open their final restaurant, an all-day Parisian cafe…

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Simpson's-in-the-Strand to re-open after a big refurbishment

Updated with opening date.

West End institution Simpson's-in-the-Strand is about to get a major facelift, courtesy of the Savoy. It's rare that you can get away with describing something as "iconic" and while Simpson's fits that bill, it's been clear that something extra was needed to bring the place back to its glory days. Here's what you need to know:

1. The restaurant is getting a full-on refu…

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Forza Win open Ragazzi in Mayfair - paninis, wine and cocktails all summer long

If you're yet to head out to Forza Win in Peckham, they've also gone a bit central London for the summer. They've just opened Ragazzi, a panini bar in Mayfair. 

It's a change from the original Forza Win as there won't actually be any cooking involved (the former kitchen has been completely removed). Instead, they'll be a panini, cocktail and wine bar. And as it's just off Oxford Street it'll be a…

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Court hears how Sports Direct CEO cleaned Benares out of its most expensive wine

His many employees might be concentrated at the lower end of the pay scale but it looks like Sport Direct's Mike Ashley knows how to splash his cash on wine…

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Martha Ortiz comes to London with Ella Canta Mexican restaurant at InterContinental Park Lane

Updated with opening date

Mexican food in London really seems to be going to the next level at the moment. With El Pastor, Breddos, Corazon and hopefully the return of Santo Remedio in 2017, it really is the next big thing. And now another top Mexican chef is coming to town... 

Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joi…

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