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WOLF II in Broadgate is the new all day City restaurant from its Stokie counterpart

Originally a hit in Stoke Newington, this is the second Wolf to hit London. Expect aperitivo in the evening, pasta in the afternoon and eat in or takeaway breakfast - which includes fontina wild boar waffles - folk around Liverpool Street will be sorted all day long.

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The Development Kitchen sets out on a series of Kitchen Takeovers

Take two outstanding chefs, some of the country's best suppliers - and a huge passion for food, and you've got all the ingredients for a very special dinner indeed. Adam Degg and Tom Shepherd have just launched The Development Kitchen, a series of pop-up dinners, taking over a different restaurant kitchen every month.

So what's the story?

Adam, most recently head pastry chef at The Chiltern Fireh…

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Radio Alice Pizza opening a second pizzeria in Clapham

Traditional sourdough pizzeria called Radio Alice is coming to Clapham, tucked away on picturesque Venn Street, just around the corner from north end of Clapham Common.

It's the second Radio Alice in London, coming fairly soon after the first opening in Hoxton. As before, Italian brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe will be whipping up their special sourdough pizzas using top notch dough, made with…

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CHIK’N from Chick ‘N Sours hits Baker Street - and they do breakfast

Baker Street will the home to the flagship branch of CHIK’N, an ethical fried chicken restaurant that’ll be open all day.…

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Calcutta Street’s first sister restaurant opens in Brixton

Shrimoyee Chakraborty is opening a new Calcutta Street in Brixton, with a big focus on atmosphere and small sharing plates. There’ll be some new menu additions, plus bespoke cocktails made with traditional Shorbot, and a late license until 1am every night to top it all off.…

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The Wigmore tavern comes from Michel Roux Jnr and The Langham

The Langham Hotel is getting a new next-door tavern called The Wigmore and Michel Roux Jnr is in charge of the food.…

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Santo Remedio announce reopening plans with Kickstarter campaign and events

Update 7/6/17 - they're currently at £44k, well over target with hours to go.

There was much rejoicing in 2016 when a genuine Mexican eatery opened in East London by the name of Santo Remedio, making it one of the capital’s first permanent spots for authentic Mexican food (and one of our favourites). However, it was a short lived success, and it sadly closed not long after, leaving legions of ber…

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Salt + Pickle arrives in Crystal Palace with all things cured and preserved

Preservation is the name of the game at the aptly named Salt + Pickle, a new locally-owned deli and bar who'll be serving up treacle-cured salmon, homemade pastrami, and providing beers from local breweries just up the road to wash it all down.…

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Test Driving Del 74 - a real taco find in Clapton

Del 74 is a taqueria in Clapton that seems to be doing everything just right. When various folk on the London restaurant scene recommended it to us, we popped down for a Test Drive.…

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Bao are bringing Xu Taiwanese restaurant to Soho

28/4/17 - Updated with opening date

What: Xu

In a nutshell: Taiwanese restaurant from the people behind Bao

Summing it all up: Bao have been one of the big success stories in London. Now the team behind it are opening their third restaurant, an upmarket Taiwanese restaurant in Soho.…

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Corrigan's Mayfair to launch Dickie's Bar with Dead Rabbit mixologist

Updated 28/4/17 with new opening date

Big changes are afoot at Corrigan's, Richard Corrigan's main Mayfair restaurant. Linking in with changes to the main entrance to Corrigan's, they're adding a brand new standalone bar called Dickie's Bar. 

But that's not all - the bar in question will have cocktails from none other than the Gregory Buda, the mixologist from Dead Rabbit. And if that name rings…

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Unico's Italian gelato comes to Notting Hill, and it'll be available as vegan

Vegans rejoice - a new Italian delicatessen called Unico is coming to Notting Hill, and there'll be animal-free versions of everything on the menu. including lots of gelato.

After opening a tremendously popular gelateria in Bologna (as well as sites in Bromley and Fulham), Andrea Vitali and Francesco Vita (along with with ex-Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola as one of the investors) are now…

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Celebrity spot Spago comes to London on Park Lane

Save yourself the price of a flight to Los Angeles this summer as the celeb hangout Spago will be popping up in Mayfair, courtesy of American chef Wolfgang Puck.

Wolfgang will be temporarily transporting dishes from his Michelin-starred Californian restaurant Spago into the kitchen of his London restaurant CUT at 45 Park Lane - the steak restaurant at the Dorchester Collection's Mayfair hotel. He…

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