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Who makes London's best margaritas?

If the days between you and the long Easter weekend are passing oh-so-slowly, maybe we can distract you with news of a booze-fest about to hit the city.

A Margarita Rumble sounds like a fine thing. It's taking place in Shoreditch, natch, over the first May bank holiday weekend and will see 15 specially curated bars & restaurants and their top mixologists competing for the prestigious title of…

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Dinings SW3 is coming to Knightsbridge

The original Dinings has been around for a decade and this sees them open a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. Expect sushi, sashimi, sake and new grilled dishes too.…

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 The Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar is Selfridges' latest rooftop restaurant

The regular rooftop restaurant at Selfridges is back. This time, they'll have a Californian approach to cooking.…

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Street Feast’s Giant Robot is opening in Canary Wharf

Street Feast are behind this brand new ‘rooftopia’ opening in Crossrail Place, and they’re bringing in in Jose Pizarro, Yum Bun and Thunderbird, among others. There’ll also be a 360° view bar, and loads of beer on tap.…

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Pitt Cue unleashes an epic Sunday roast

 

Get ready to clear your Sundays as we've news that Pitt Cue are getting ready to open for Sunday lunch soon - and that means some awesome meat is on the menu. So we're promised:

  • All things cornish, including rock oysters, bird liver on toast, magalitza country ham & pickles and more for starters.
  • Beef rump cap, Yorkies and bone marrow sauce,
  • Smoked lamb shoulder to share with wild garlic cr…

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Dokke brings a slice of luxury to St Katharine Docks, led by a private island chef

A new upmarket restaurant is opening in London's only marina, led by Neil Wager, who'll be serving up food inspired by his many years cooking on private island resorts.…

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Test Driving Blacklock in the City - chops, cocktails for a fiver and all the hits

Lucky City folk now have a new Blacklock to enjoy - we popped along to see how the Blacklock vibes survived the move East. 

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Eleven Madison Park tops the 2017 World's 50 Best Restaurants List

And so, to another World's 50 Best List which has just been announced with a chef-filled black tie do in Australia. With just three UK restaurants in the upper part of the list it wasn't the most exciting year for Britain in general. But it was a pretty good year for Heston Blumenthal. First his London restaurant Dinner By Heston crept up 5 places in the list to 36. And then Heston himself picked…

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Veggie Pret has opened in Shoreditch - here's what's on the menu

What: Veggie Pret Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Pret's veggie option expands

Summing it all up: London's vegetarians and vegans get a second permanent Veggie Pret store in the heart of Shoreditch with more dishes launched…

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Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen in London Fields is the newest project from Rosa’s duo

What: Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen

In a nutshell: More Thai treats from the duo behind Rosa’s, with takeaway and delivery.

Summing it all up: The unstoppable force that seem to be the Saiphin and Alex Moore are at it again, this time launching a new brand offshoot they’ve dubbed Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen, which will be dishing out lots of the Rosa’s classics from a new base in London Fields.…

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Madame D's comes to Spitalfields from the people behind Gunpowder

What: Madame D's

In a nutshell: Himalayan cooking on Commercial Street

Summing it all up: The people behind Gunpowder are opening a second spot in Spitalfields. This one will be dedicated to Himalayan cooking.…

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White Lyan bar Hoxton becomes Super Lyan

It’s all change at White Lyan. Ryan Chetiyawardana and Iain Griffiths created ripples throughout the bartending community when they first opened White Lyan in 2013, serving a menu of entirely pre-batched cocktails made with no ice or citrus. The groundbreaking Hoxton bar will undergo a two-phase transformation which begins on Friday 14th April with the launch of Super Lyan.

This will see the base…

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The Clifton in St John will reopen as a modern all-day gastropub

What: The Clifton

In a nutshell: The Clifton in St John's Wood is saved and reopening as a new pub.

Summing it all up: Haggis sausage rolls, Wild Grouse ketchup and roast cod with arrocina beans will be some of the dishes on offer to those who visit The Clifton, St John’s Wood’s newest pub.…

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Pergola comes to Paddington Square for more alfresco eating and drinking

Following the ongoing success of Pergola on the roof, there's another alfresco eating and drinking spot coming to London with Pergola Paddington Square.

Canalside instead of rooftop, this version of Pergola is bringing with it some new food and drink spots to Paddington (which will be very welcomed).

Food to expect is:

  • Patty & Bun - for all the burgers you need.
  • Mamalan  - for authentic, han…

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The Game Bird's a very British affair - we Test Drive The Stafford's restaurant

Tucked away in a quiet street in St James, a very British hotel, The Stafford. now has a restaurant it can be proud of…

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