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Peckham Rye's Coal Rooms will have meat, coffee and a coffee-cured bacon sandwich

What do you get when you mix a team of coffee entrepreneurs with a barbecue expert? Coal Rooms, where red eye gravy is made in a coffee-deglazed pan, and there's more than enough meat for you to pour it over…

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Seasonal brasserie Neighbour opens on Kentish Town Road

300 Kentish Town Road has just been taken over again, this time by seasonally focused brasserie Neighbour, who’ll be catering for locals and visitors to The Forum with lunch, brunch, dinners and drinks above ground, plus cocktails in basement bar Jukes.…

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Smoking Goat is coming to Shoreditch - Ben Chapman tells all...

One of Soho's most popular and successful restaurants, The Smoking Goat, is coming to Shoreditch. They're taking over a big place that - ahem - used to be a "strip-pub" (yes exactly what it sounds like) so expect a much bigger Smoking Goat than before. 

We know you guys love The Smoking Goat, so we needed to find out more on your behalf. So we caught up with Smoking Goat's Ben Chapman to do just that...…

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Simon Hulstone's The Elephant is popping up on John Lewis's rooftop

Everyone loves a spot of rooftop dining, particularly when London gets all sweaty and hectic, even *more* so when the food is provided by Devon’s famous Michelin-starred The Elephant. They’ll be whipping up seasonal ingredients into a special menu for the occasion, served in the tranquil surroundings of the John Lewis Gardening Society.…

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Mediterranean pinchos come to Broadway market with Tuyo

Tuyo is a new restaurant devoted to small sharing plates with a Spanish twist. Essentially tapas, but not as you know it.…

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Som Saa return to Climpson's Arch for one weekend and they're bringing Smoking Goat

There's no doubt that Som Saa's restaurant has been a huge success, but if you've been missing the original residency at Climpson's Arch, then you'll want to keep next weekend free. 

They're heading back to the Arch for one weekend only - and on the Sunday they're joined by Smoking Goat for a double-header. On their unashamedly nostalgic menu, they'll have dishes from the original residency…

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Macellaio RC Italian steakhouse hits Battersea's Northcote Road

Fans of Macellaio RC’s other branches can now head to their new Battersea base, where beef will be butchered and dry-aged aged on site. The new branch will be of particular interest to wine fans too, given the impressive collection of unique bottles of regional Italian vino on offer.…

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The Mint Gun Club is Stokie’s new cocktail hotspot from an award-winning bartender

There'll be tea and more in the deli, but the cocktails are the REAL draw at Stoke Newington's Mint Gun Club, the newest project from cocktail master Rich Hunt.…

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Tuck into posh fish and chips at Kensington Place's Beach Hut

If you do like to be beside the seaside but can’t cope with jumping on a train, get halfway there with Kensington Place’s newest posh fishy pop up, Beach Hut with Nyetimber, who’ll be offering 2 and 3-course menus, and bottomless Prosecco on the weekends.…

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Copenhagen's Mother Pizzeria is coming to London

Italian meets Danish with the arrival of Mother to Battersea. Best known in its native Denmark, this is their first spot out of that country and they'll have a big outdoor space too.…

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Murano has a new head chef as Oscar Holgado leaves Pitt Cue

From city meat palace to swanky Mayfair Italian, Holgado has returned to his roots…

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Clare Smyth to open Core in Notting Hill, her first solo restaurant

The former Chef Patron of Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road is opening her first solo venture and it's going to be one of London's biggest openings.…

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Suvlaki is bringing their Greek kebabs to Brick Lane

When the sun’s out, we love food that makes us feel like we’re on our summer hols. This new Greek restaurant in Shoreditch looks just the job, complete with an open plan kitchen and robata charcoal grill for that oh-so-summery BBQ smell.…

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Billy Smokes brings Tex/Brit BBQ to London Field’s Institute of Light

If you’re the sort of Londoner who thinks browsing vinyls and watching a film with your BBQ’d dinner sounds just great, then you’ll be wanting to head to Hackney Fields hipster hub the Institute of Light, which is just about to launch a residency with Billy Smokes.

Operating out of what IOL dubs “one of the coolest terraces in London Fields”, Billy Smokes will be dishing up all the usually summer…

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