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Lupins in Flat Iron Square gives British ingredients the global treatment

What: Lupins

In a nutshell: Traditional British goes international under Bermondsey railway arches

Summing it all up: Keen to break the traditional British restaurant mould, Lupin will aim to serve up all the usual hearty British ingredients but with a global twist - think sumac on your lamb, roast pigeon with chipotle or spiced beef short rib.

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Comptoir Cafe and Wine comes to Mayfair from Xavier Rousset

What: Comptoir Cafe and Wine

In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset follows up Blandford Comptoir with this Mayfair wine bar.

Summing it all up: Coming from the same person behind Blandford Comptoir, this pairs and all day cafe with a huge downstairs wine shop (all of which you can drink on the premises).…

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All change, as Notting Hill’s Goode and Wright gets a big overhaul

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What: Goode and Wright - but not as you know it

In a nutshell: Experimental and traditional small plates, brunches at roasts with this all day diner.

Summing it all up: Portobello Road’s Goode & Wright used to be a French bistro. That’s all history now, as a Spanish and Israeli pair of chefs have swept in and swapped duck a l’orange for brioche with kaya spread and ceviche in almond milk.…

Read more: All change, as Notting Hill’s Goode and Wright gets a big overhaul

Gizzi Erskine teams up with Tonkotsu for Korean ramen

Hot on the heels from their collaboration with Jose Pizarro, ramen masters Tonkotsu are now joining forces with Gizzi Erskine for their latest collaboration.

This time around, Tonkotsu shining a spotlight on Korean flavours, with chef Gizzi helping create a Korean-style ramen to the table, plus her Korean fried chicken wings.

The noodle soup will be packed with all the earthy bean and chilli past…

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Diddy baos are going on the menu at Bao Fitzrovia

Ever wanted to work your way through the entire set of baos at Bao but thought it was maybe a little too much? Well now you can have the lot, all miniaturised into the new Mini Bao Set. 

All five baos are on the mini set - so that's the Classic, slow braised pork, peanut powder, shredded coriander & fermented greens, the Confit Pork, Cod Black, Daikon and a new one to the list - the Beef Shor…

Read more: Diddy baos are going on the menu at Bao Fitzrovia

Brighton's The Coal Shed comes to London at One Tower Bridge

What: The Coal Shed

In a nutshell: Fresh seafood, dry-aged steak and specials, plus sharing plates and Sunday roasts, all served Thameside.

Summing it all up: After enjoying considerable success in its seaside home of Brighton, The Coal Shed is making its first foray to the capital where it'll be setting up shop in the new One Tower Bridge development with over 120 covers and fresh seafood delivered directly to the restaurant by boat.…

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What The Pitta are serving vegan doner kebabs at Boxpark Croydon

If you're a vegetarian and have been left out of the late night tradition of dining on a doner while three sheets to the wind, then we have good news for you.

What The Pitta is a new kebab store at Boxpark Croydon which serves up vegan doner kebabs. Instead of lamb or chicken, the main protein is a meat alternative of GMO free soya chunks seasoned with a secret recipe of spices. They make their p…

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Bang Bang Oriental is an Asian food court in Colindale

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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Breddos’ Taco Truck pitches up in Holborn for lunch

Breddos are at it again. Not content leading the charge the capital’s Mexican food revival, and a host of partnerships, they're now they’re going back to their roots by taking their taco truck to Holborn.

Come lunchtime, the lucky souls working and living in and around the area will now be able to get a taste of the taco action, choosing from a simple menu offering 3 for £7. Plenty of favourites…

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Eat lunch with Lockie from TOWIE at HMP Brixton's Clink Kitchen

Hot gossip for TOWIE fans: it looks like everyone’s favourite Essex lad Lockie had landed himself in prison - but not as you know it. Down in HMP Brixton, the ITV star is taking a quick breather from the tabloid headlines to reimmerse himself once more into the world of food, at The Clink Kitchen, the prison’s social enterprise restaurant.

Gossip mag fodder aside, Lockie, who’s also behind the Lo…

Read more: Eat lunch with Lockie from TOWIE at HMP Brixton's Clink Kitchen

Scout is the new British bar being opened by Matt Whiley in Shoreditch

A Hot Dinners exclusive

Hot Dinners can exclusively reveal details of Scout, a new bar from cocktail guru Matt Whiley, which is set to open in Shoreditch next month. Located on Great Eastern Street, Scout aims to shift the way we think about cocktails and drinks, by championing seasonal British ingredients. The drinks list will change regularly as produce from farmers and growers comes in and out…

Read more: Scout is the new British bar being opened by Matt Whiley in Shoreditch

Palatino in Clerkenwell is doing carbonara for breakfast

Londoners, welcome to the next level breakfast hitting our streets from today. Palatino, Stevie Parle’s latest opening on Central Street, will be serving up Buccatini carbonara for breakfast.

If, for some unknown reason, the thought of breaking your fast with a bowlful of top pasta doesn't entice you, maybe the other dishes of salt cod, potatoes & broken eggs or maybe onglet steak, egg, sage…

Read more: Palatino in Clerkenwell is doing carbonara for breakfast

Food Store brings healthy deli fare to go in Leicester Square

What: Food Store

In a nutshell: Healthy, international food, just off Leicester Square

Summing it all up: There are salads, pastas, mains and smoothies at Food Store's new central London venue, where offerings are big on international flavours, from Brazil to Morocco - and it should provide a viable alternative to the takeaway options dotting the area.…

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The Richmond teams up with Noble Fine Liquor for Wine Shop Wednesdays

We do love a good collaboration - particularly when we see neighbourhood spots working with each other to promote themselves. So the idea of The Richmond's Wine Shop Wednesdays are right up our street. Or rather yours, if you happen to live in Hackney.

This East London bar has teamed up with their neighbours Noble Fine Liquor to run a weekly special list of natural wines available to drink in-hou…

Read more: The Richmond teams up with Noble Fine Liquor for Wine Shop Wednesdays

Hovarda comes to Chinatown from the people behind Yosma

What: Hovarda

In a nutshell: Greek and Turkish food in Chinatown

Summing it all up: The people behind Marylebone's Yosma are opening a second venue in London. This time it'll be focused on Greek and Turkish food with seafood and grilled dishes on the menu.…

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