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LEON Shaftesbury Avenue puts on singing staff

What: LEON Shaftesbury Avenue

In a nutshell: LEON brings its usual healthy fast food to the West End, served to you by singing staff

Summing it all up: Healthy lunchtime chain LEON has auditioned 40 aspiring luvvies to create a team that can not only cook, but also sing to customers at the same time.

Read more: LEON Shaftesbury Avenue puts on singing staff

WonderBunz in Hammersmith is serving a full English breakfast in a steamed bun

What: WonderBunz

In a nutshell: Steamed Asian buns with Western-fusion flavours

Summing it all up: A new restaurant with a self-service kiosk will be dishing out Asian-style steamed buns, as well as some more Western fillings like vegetarian curry and even a full English.…

Read more: WonderBunz in Hammersmith is serving a full English breakfast in a steamed bun

The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is launching a new cocktail menu

We’ve noticed that London’s top hotel bars are upping the ante with a flurry of new menu releases and updates - each packed with novel drinks based around increasingly adventurous concepts. 

The latest establishment to join the fray is The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar. Launched this week the menu features 20 newly created drinks and is one of their most impressive and ambitious undertakings to date. 

Dev…

Read more: The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is launching a new cocktail menu

‘Best bar in the world’ team bring NYC’s BlackTail to Bloomsbury

Updated with impressions of the pop-up

Since originally writing this piece, we've had a chance to try out the Blacktail pop-up firsthand at the launch. We were wondering if it could really match our high expectations, based on our immediate love of the New York original. And we're very pleased to report that those expectations were easily matched.

They have five cocktails from the New York bar an…

Read more: ‘Best bar in the world’ team bring NYC’s BlackTail to Bloomsbury

The Draper's Arms wins the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

Last night, the competition to REALLY test the judges taking part was unleashed as Scotch Egg Challenge 2017 took place. Those judging had to wade through 15 different scotch eggs in order to crown this year's winner - with beef, prawn, veggie, haggis and more scotch eggs being thrown into the mix.

But of the 15 - only three went away with prizes and those were....

  • 1st place - The Drapers Arms e…

Read more: The Draper's Arms wins the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

Il Pampero Italian restaurant is coming to The Hari in Belgravia

What: il Pampero

In a nutshell: Italian in Belgravia

Summing it all up: Boutique hotel The Hari is going all out with a new Italian restaurant.…

Read more: Il Pampero Italian restaurant is coming to The Hari in Belgravia

Rail House Cafe comes to Nova Victoria from the people behind Riding House Cafe

9/2/16 - updated with soft launch details

As the new openings at Victoria's Nova come towards us in a wave, we've more news about another. This time, it's from the same people behind Riding House Cafe, who are opening the similarly monikered Rail House Cafe.

This new place is considerably larger that Riding House or Village East (which is also run by the same company). Seating 330 (which includes…

Read more: Rail House Cafe comes to Nova Victoria from the people behind Riding House Cafe

Wright Brothers brings seafood to Battersea Power Station

What: Wright Brothers Battersea

In a nutshell: Seafood, oysters and more at the Power station.

Summing it all up: Wright Brothers have some very highly rated seafood restaurants dotted across town and this sees them opening in the area around the iconic Battersea Power Station.…

Read more: Wright Brothers brings seafood to Battersea Power Station

Bill Granger is bringing Granger and Co to Chelsea's Pavilion Road

What: Granger & Co

In a nutshell: Aussie all-day spot

Summing it all up: Bill Granger brings his all day Aussie cafe to the Pavilion Road development in Chelsea…

Read more: Bill Granger is bringing Granger and Co to Chelsea's Pavilion Road

Lassco Bar and Dining opens on Maltby Street

What: LASSCO Bar and Dining

In a nutshell: Seasonal cuisine and cocktails on Maltby Street from the duo behind the Coal Vaults.

Summing it all up: Prix fixe ingredient-led dining among the salvaged architecture of Ropewalk warehouse, and a bar with cocktails that’ll complement the food and school you in local history at the same time.…

Read more: Lassco Bar and Dining opens on Maltby Street

Camden Market’s best grub now available for lunchtime delivery

If you’re one of those smug office workers who cleverly orders in a hot lunch and makes everyone with a mere sandwich feel jealous, then you’re about to strike gold - Deliveroo has just teamed up with KERB Camden Market to offer lunchtime-only deliveries.

That means for as little as £6.50 (it’s £1.50 for delivery and £5 minimum spend), you could find yourself tucking into some of London’s top str…

Read more: Camden Market’s best grub now available for lunchtime delivery

Traditional Japanese dining in Shoreditch with Sanjugo London

What: Sanjugo London

In a nutshell: Traditional Japanese food in in Shoreditch

Summing it all up: Shoreditch's newest Japanese restaurant has plenty of familiar favourites, from sushi to tempura, and includes some more exotic items, like baby octopus and sparkling sake.…

Read more: Traditional Japanese dining in Shoreditch with Sanjugo London

What restaurants are going in the new Battersea Power Station?

Updated 7/2/17 with more new openings

So this is actually happening. If you've lived in London as long as we have, there have been SO many ambitious plans put forward for Battersea Power Station that haven't made it off the drawing board.

But now the regeneration of one of the city's most iconic landmarks is properly underway and we've just got word on what's being planned, food and drink wise, i…

Read more: What restaurants are going in the new Battersea Power Station?

Monica Galetti is opening Mere restaurant on Charlotte Street

06/02/17 - Updated with opening date and menu details

She's currently best known as a MasterChef Professionals judge and before that, Monica Galetti was the senior sous chef at Le Gavroche, where she'd been for 2 years. Next up is her own restaurant called Mere in Fitzrovia.

Here's what we know:

  • It's a joint production between Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband David Galetti - so you can e…

Read more: Monica Galetti is opening Mere restaurant on Charlotte Street

Dandelyan at Mondrian London announces new menu ‘The Vices of Botany’

Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) is one of the busiest personalities in the London bar scene and we’re constantly impressed by the innovative and thoughtful approach he brings to drinks and cocktails. We’re pleased to see this creativity continue this month with the launch of a brand new menu at the award-winning Dandelyan bar in the Mondrian London.

The fourth menu from Ryan entitled 'The Vices…

Read more: Dandelyan at Mondrian London announces new menu ‘The Vices of Botany’

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