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Chit Chaat Chai comes to Proud East’s Pop-Up India, with Indian street food

The next pop-up to hit Hackney art and gallery space Proud East is Chit Chaat Chai, an Indian street food restaurant from Wandsworth, who’ll be settling in for the duration of the gallery's summer-long Pop-Up India event.

Chit Chaat Chai’s speciality is chaat, the small sharing plates of Indian food from which they take their name, which they’ll be serving up to visitors throughout the Pop-Up Ind…

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Rola Wala goes permenant in Spitalfields with their sourdough naan and curries

After a long relationship with Street Feast, Rola Wala finally becomes a permanent fixture in Spitalfield, with their healthy do-it-yourself Indian grub, including Nagaland lamb, Bengali-spiced beef and plenty to please the vegan and gluten-free crowd too.…

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AA Gill's Rolls Royce is up for auction

Fancy owning the late restaurant critic's car?…

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Test Driving Tratra at Boundary - French feasting in Shoreditch

French chef and author Stéphane Reynaud has taken over the restaurant at Boundary and launched Tratra. We visit to see just what wonders he's performing with charcuterie and more...…

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Foley's brings middle-eastern tacos to John Lewis’s rooftop

Fitzrovia world food restaurant Foley’s is set to be John Lewis’s next residency, neatly knitting together the two biggest trends of the summer so far: tacos and department store rooftops.

Operating out of their rooftop installation, The Gardening Society, they’ll be cooking up a special menu focusing mainly on tacos with an international twist, made with ingredients like Korean BBQ, Goan crab an…

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Smoke + Salt heads south to Pop Brixton

7/6/17 - Updated with soft launch details

Smoke & Salt will be bringing their fine-yet-casual dining to South Londoners when it takes up residence in Pop Brixton this summer.

It was with a heavy heart that we announced the closure of Kricket’s Pop Brixton site. But as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens and we’re rather pleased that the venue's new resident is Salt + Smoke.

We…

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Chin Chin Club brings nitrogen ice cream and cakes to Soho

7/6/17 - updated with launch details

If you've been to the original Chin Chin Lab in Camden, you'll already be very familiar with the made-in-front-of-you-with-nitrogen ice-crem delights that they have to offer. So you'll be VERY happy to know that they're expanding to Soho with a cake and ice-cream emporium.

While you'll still be able to watch them create your ice-cream from scratch (the flavour…

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Chef and barman among confirmed dead from Borough terror attack

Two restaurant workers have been confirmed among the dead from Saturday night's terror attack. The pair both died at the Boro Bistro on Borough High Street (pictured above in happier times).

Sebastien Belanger, 36, was a chef at the Coq d'Argent restaurant in the City and had lived in London for several years.

The death was also confirmed of Alexandre Pigeard. Pigeard was a barman at Boro Bistro.…

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Get a taste of Butterscotch ahead of its White City opening in Old Street Station

The next stall to pop up in Old Street Station’s busy concourse will be Butterscotch, a new bakery serving American layer cakes, cookies and more, run by Bea Vo, formerly of Bea’s of Bloomsbury.

It’ll be the bakery’s first debut in London ahead of its official opening in White City where it’ll find a more permanent home in Autumn later this year, with pies, cobblers, quick breads and muffins and…

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Giant Robot goes supersize on Sundays in Canary Wharf

Get ready for a pretty good deal in Canary Wharf this weekend. In their answer to bottomless brunches, Giant Robot are pulling out the stops from this Sunday and supersizing their regular food. 

For the same price as their weekday menu, everything will be just that little bit bigger. So that's:

  • Thunderbirds with a 6-piece chicken bucket (instead of four)
  • BOB’s Lobster has a double helping of Sal…

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Boxcar Butcher & Grill brings ethical meat to Marylebone

Eat prime cuts of meat sourced from trusted suppliers that've been butchered in house at this new butcher-to-grill restaurant on Marylebone's New Quebec Street, which will also be selling meat to go, and pastries, pies and more via its deli.…

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Test Driving The Ned - 24 hours in London's hottest new hotel

There are 9 restaurants and bars at The Ned, ranging from the members-only Vault bar in the basement to the huge ground floor food hall and up to the members' bar and restaurant by the pool on the roof. We were on a mission to try as many of them as possible during an overnight stay.…

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Carousel pops up in the Tate Modern with three top international chefs

Hot off the heels of their Gezellig pop-up, this July sees Carousel move its residency programme into the Tate’s Level 9 kitchen for three weeks.

There’ll be three very international chefs on the roster from Mexico to Spain to Australia, who’ll rotate each weekend in the Tate Modern’s Blatavaik building, each bringing with them a diverse range of global flavours and fusions.

First up, on the 14-1…

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Baba G’s Bhangra Burgers long-term pop-up in Finsbury Avenue Square

Bhangra Burger's lamb jalfrezi burger and chicken tikka burger comes to the city, plus the new addition of the mercilessly hot double naga burger, for diehard chilli fans.…

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