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Yumplings comes to Dinerama from the people behind Yum Bun

We can never get enough dumpling news, to be frank. And getting the news that Yum Bun are opening a dumplings spot is doubly good. 

Just launched in Dinerama, we're told they'll be serving up "Northern Chinese-inspired Xian spices with cumin and coriander, chive-infused oils and rich fillings inside a fresh and delicate dumpling case" and they're calling that "The Big Hug".

And those fillings wil…

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Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe launches an olive oil cocktail pop-up

If you hadn't already read our headline you'd be forgiven for thinking this rather rustic scene was a trattoria somewhere south of Naples. But, no, it's actually the basement bar of Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe in Southwark.

The place has been completely transformed into an olive grove complete with olive trees and vines and it's the fruit of the trees which is key to the experience. The res…

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Cakes not steaks from top chefs at Zelman’s cancer fundraiser in Finsbury Park

 

Last year, Zelman Drinks opened its doors in Finsbury Park, taking over from retired neighbourhood boozer the Silver Bullet. Since then, they've added a residency from Spit and Roast and now they're having a cake day!

The late night cocktail bar has just announced a coffee and cake afternoon fundraiser for Macmillan, and it's got a bit of a bit of a twist - cakes from steak restaurants. We’ll a…

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The Ugly Dumplings take over the Little Pitt site on Newburgh Street

What: The Ugly Dumplings

In a nutshell: Anglo-Chinese dumpling and noodle joint

Summing it all up: Street traders The Ugly Dumplings are opening their first permanent site, taking over the old Little Pitt site off Carnaby Street…

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Mondrian’s The Rumpus Room to reopen on the 12th floor with a new look

It’s official - the Rumpus Room is reopening on the 31 March after a serious facelift.

The Mondrian Hotel's restaurant, which overlooks the Thames from the comfort of the 12th floor, has been undergoing a period of lengthy refurbishment. Aside from a range of new playful touches to the interior - pink neon signs, ample indoor foliage, a hall of mirrors - the menu’s had a complete overhaul too.

Th…

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Aquavit launches a Nordic afternoon tea in St James

There's always room for more afternoon teas, in our books, and the latest one from Aquavit in St James has a distinctly Nordic flavour.

Tea, Scandi-style kicks off with open rye sandwiches, natch, featuring Gravlax, Shrimp Skagen, and Venison tartare. That's followed by some cardamom buns filled with almond paste and topped with whipped cream; and Punsch-roll, with crushed cookies and punsch liqu…

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Vintage Borough has European cuisine served up to share

What: Vintage Borough

In a nutshell: European plates and sharing platters near the Market

Summing it all up: Victoriana meets pan-European sharing plates at Vintage Borough, a new restaurant overlooking Borough Market, with a very flash interior.…

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Adam Rawson pops up with Sakura in Islington's Borough Wines & Beers

Fresh from his travels in Japan, YBF Chef of the Year Adam Rawson is now bringing a taste of East Asia to Essex Road.

He’ll be using his recently acquired knowledge to transform the snazzy glass-fronted Borough Wines & Beers into a pop up izakaya - a sort of informal Japanese gastropub. Inside, Rawson will be dishing up a 12 course menu of highly typical Japanese dishes, served up in floral-l…

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Blacklock are bringing their chops and cocktails to the City

14/3/17 - updated with soft launch details

What: Blacklock City

In a nutshell: Chops in the City

Summing it all up: Blacklock, famed for their chops, are coming to the City for their second restaurant. Expect an extended menu with new cuts, starters, and their all-important cocktails in a 100-cover restaurant with reservations available too.…

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Bone Daddies is launching a bottomless boozy brunch on Mondays

So we've all heard of the bottomless boozy weekend brunch - the ideal way to lose a day of the weekend, for sure. But now Shackfuyu is going one better - why not START the week with a boozy brunch?

Foodwise you can choose from:

  • Two small dishes -  including ‘Katsu Sando Iberico Pluma with homemade tonkatsu sauce and ‘Chicken tsukune with ponzu & quail egg’
  • One large dish including ‘Grilled s…

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Butterscotch Bakery is Bea Vo's new Shepherd's Bush bakery

What: Butterscotch Bakery

In a nutshell: American-style bakery and tea room

Summing it all up: Restaurateur Bea Vo is back in the bakery game with this new American-influenced bakery and tea room opening in Shepherd's Bush…

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Sparrow’s coming to Lewisham, with chefs from BAO, Pollen St Social and St. John

What: Sparrow

In a nutshell: From Italian to Sri Lankan, Malay and beyond, and all cooked with seasonal ingredients.

Summing it all up: A husband-and-wife duo who met in the kitchens of St. John’s are bringing their extremely ample experience to a new restaurant in Lewisham. There'll be a changing menu, brunch and the whole thing looks like an absolute corker.…

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Boom Burger returns to Notting Hill with a new menu

Back in Notting Hill's Portobello Road after a brief refurb, Jamaican burger joint Boom Burger is returning with a new menu. The Jamaican-inspired treats coming your way are:

  • The new Fried Chicken Boom - buttermilk fried chicken, scotch bonnet mayonnaise and house slaw.
  • Avocado Boom - beef patty with cheese and fried avocado, covered in scotch bonnet sweet chilli sauce.
  • Mad Boom burger - two pat…

Read more: Boom Burger returns to Notting Hill with a new menu

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