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The tank-only Long Arm Pub & Brewery comes to Shoreditch

Pick your beer from one of the six tanks in the back, or maybe opt for some small-batch gin at the Long Arm Pub & Brewery - and maybe some Mexican sopes for good measure.

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Borough Market attack: restaurants, bars and pubs respond on social

As London processes the events that unfolded last night on London Bridge and in and around Borough Market, the hospitality businesses caught up in it all are responding to messages of support. We'll try and gather as many together here as we can.…

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MEATliquor now do pies - starting with the Dead Hip-pie

Ever thought your Dead Hippie burger at MEATliquor could be significantly improved by encasing it in pastry? Well, now you can put that to the test as they've teamed up with Square Pie to add the Dead Hip-Pie to the menu. 

That's minced beef, topped with melted cheese and wrapped in pastry. It's £8 and comes with fries, pickles and Dead Hippie sauce on the side. Having seen the picture, it's all…

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Counter Termini has pizza, aperitivo and antipasti in Vauxhall arches

Vauxhallites can tuck into wood-fired sourdough pizzas and traditional Italian desserts while enjoying a seat at the marble-topped counter in Counter Terminini.…

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Sood Family pops up with Italian cuisine in Hackney Wick’s Stour Space

Get down to Hackney Wick’s the Stour Space before the summer’s out, and you’ll be able to enjoy an al fresco canalside aperitif and traditional Italian food, thanks to Sood Family’s new residency.

The warehouse pop-up sees the Sood Family getting back to their Puglia roots with traditional Italian cuisine that’s been given a modern twist by Michele, a relatively new chef who’s spent the past two…

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Spurs sign up Roux family for the new Tottenham stadium

All the Roux family - Albert, Michel Jr and daughter Emily are involved in the creation of menus for the hospitality area of Spurs' new stadium opening in Tottenham in 2018…

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Nieves Barragan is opening Sabor in Mayfair's Heddon Street

They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant.…

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Pierre Herme and Hong Kong's Duddell's head up international roster for Taste of London 2017

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If you can believe it, London which is about to see its 14th Taste of London festival hitting Regent's Park for the summer! The event is a celebration of the London restaurant scene. But it's also a massive draw for visitors and for visiting chefs.

This year there are two international chefs in particular that you should make a beeline for at the festival.

First is Pierre Herme,…

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Joe Allen to relocate itself onto Burleigh Street, floor, walls and all

West End haunt Joe Allen will be moving into a new home this summer just slightly down the road, after the current premises was bought up by Robert De Niro (who plans to open a boutique hotel in its place).

Die hard fans of the canteen (who include Jay Rayner) needn’t worry however, as little looks set to change. The canteen has pledged to take everything with them to the new address on Burleigh…

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Meraki brings regional Greek wining and dining to Fitzrovia

There’ll be hilopites pasta, bottarga fish roe and graviera cheese on the menu at this new Greek restaurant on Great Titchfield Street, from the team behind Roka and Zuma.…

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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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Nine Lives brings waste-free booze and food to London Bridge

Waste nothing, make cocktails - that’s the ethos behind Sweet&Chilli’s latest venture, a new bar called Nine Lives based in London Bridge.

Operating out of a Victorian basement in Bermondsey, their “total passion project” will be dishing up cocktails and food that reuses ingredients otherwise be destined for the bin. It's a trend we’re seeing again and again lately, from WASTed to Rubies in t…

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Eastern Bloc and Fowl Mouths are the King & Co’s first ‘double-header’ residency

The King & Co can’t seem to get enough of kitchen residencies. Recently we’ve seen the Clapham Common boozer welcome the likes of MYPIE, Division 194, and now, new for this summer, their first ‘double-header’, where they’ll be hosting the combined talents of Eastern Bloc and Fowl Mouths.

Eastern Bloc, who serve up Eastern European grub with a Peckham twist will be divvying up their time in th…

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Simpson's-in-the-Strand to re-open after a big refurbishment

West End institution Simpson's-in-the-Strand is about to get a major facelift, courtesy of the Savoy. It's rare that you can get away with describing something as "iconic" and while Simpson's fits that bill, it's been clear that something extra was needed to bring the place back to its glory days.

The restaurant, which boasts the covetable, central location of 100 The Strand, as well as oak panel…

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Pierre Marcolini launches dip-your-own choc ice bars

At this time of year (or any other, not to think of it) we can NEVER get enough ice cream - and we're liking the look of these new creations from Pierre Marcolini.

They're his Esquimau choc ice bar, and you'll be able to pick from a choice of six ice creams or sorbets  - Vanilla, Chocolate, Caramel, White sesame, Mango, Raspberry. But that's not it, of course, as you'll then get to dip your ice c…

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