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Tonkotsu pops up at Proud East with their ramen and korokke

If one Tonkotsu in Haggerston just wasn;t enough for you - they're now also opening a two-week pop-up at Haggerston-based Proud East

For a short time only, visitors to the gallery will be able their fix of their salty, filling ramen when Tonkotsu takes over their open-plan kitchen. They’ll also be serving up gyoza, crab korokke (similar to croquettes) and their crunchy chicken karaage.

You’ll be…

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BAO, Kiln and Som Saa join forces in Homerton for a bar snack festival

Kiln, Som Saa and BAO are all joining forces for a special one-day-only menu in an East London pub, in what is definitely one hell of a partnership. 

They’ll be rolling out whatever tasty plans they’ve got up their combined sleeves at the Homerton International Festival of Beer and Bar Snacks, hosted by The Adam and Eve. And what’s more - it’ll be free.

The menu of ‘totally unique, mash-up dishes…

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Petersham Nurseries is opening in Covent Garden

What: Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

In a nutshell: The famed floral restaurant comes to the centre of town.

Summing it all up: Petersham Nurseries is making the leap from Richmond to central London and they're not doing things by half. They're launching two restaurants, a lifestyle home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar AND a florist.…

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The Truscott Arms is coming back - and it's staying as a pub

Rate and rent rises are resulting in a fair few casualties in the restaurant world at the moment. Late last year we had the very unwelcome news that the Truscott Arms was closing down, another victim to unwelcome rent rises. But now there's news that it's rising from the ashes - and staying as a pub too.

It's been bought by Ducalian Capital and they say that the floor and garden will remain a pub…

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Tommi's Burger Joint is coming to Soho

Updated 3/4/17 with surprise opening date

More burger news today, as we have confirmation that Tommi's Burger Joint - currently in Marylebone and the King's Road - is heading to Berwick Street in Soho. 

If you're unfamiliar with Tommi's, they're originally from Iceland and since arriving in London are seen as being right up there among the best burgers in town.

We can expect a pretty similar set…

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Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster is opening in Shoreditch - and he's bringing tacos

3/4/17 - updated with new info

NYC chef Marcus Samuelsson has cooked for everyone from Barrack Obama to John Legend and Mindy Kaling. And now he's bringing his Harlem restaurant Red Rooster to London. Here's what you need to know about it...

There'll be fried chicken. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs will be making it across the pond. That chicken, should you be interest…

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KERB brings all the chicken to the yard with The Bucket List

2 days. 8 Traders. 1 Bucket. If that doesn't tell you almost EVERTHING you need to know about Kerb's upcoming fried chicken event, then let us elaborate further.

Taking place on 5 and 6 May in King's Cross eight chicken traders will showcase their fried fare.

Tickets are £25 (early bird - geddit - are already sold out) and for that you get a portion of fried chicken from each Bucket List trader,…

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Dishoom is coming to Kensington

What: Dishoom Kensington

In a nutshell: Indian small plates for West London

Summing it all up: Having conquered other areas of town, Dishoom is now heading out west, landing their next small plates restaurant in Kensington.…

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Are London's BBQ chefs in hot water?

Update 12 - yes this was an April Fool! And as an extra, here's a round-up of our previous April Fools.

 

Bad news for London's open fire and BBQ chefs - seems that their days smoking up great food for Londoners could be numbered. We understand that the Mayor of London is planning a massive solid fuels crackdown. Up until now inspectors in boroughs across the city have turned a blind eye to…

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Hot Dinners' April Fools round-up

Over the years we've enjoyed trying to pull the wool over your eyes with some food-specific April fooling of our own. Here's a round-up of what we've done so far:

2011: René Redzepi gets funding to open massive Noma

Chef René Redzepi has secured extra funding from the Danish government to open a massive new restaurant in the centre of Copenhagen seating upwards of 300 people....

2013: Dalston's f…

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All Stars Lanes launches a chicken mousse scotch egg for Easter weekend

This? Oh it's just a chicken mousse scotch egg with truffle brioche soldiers.

If you're thinking "I must get me some of that RIGHT NOW" you'll have to hold on. The place you'll need to be heading is All Star Lanes where this limited edition Strike it Clucky Scotch Egg hits on Easter weekend only.

For the details-oriented among you, the egg features a pretzelcrumb crust surrounding a thick layer o…

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Time Out London unleashes dumpling-gate over its soup dumpling video

We can't tell if Time Out London is horrified by having 'offended' Chinese food lovers the world over by a video it published two days ago. Or are they frankly thrilled that that the ensuing furore has gained the video over 777,000 views and rising?

The story kicked off on Tuesday when the site put out a piece, shot at Dumplings Legend in Chinatown. "Love popping spots AND eating dumplings?" the…

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Bubbledogs is coming to Swingers for hot dogs and crazy golf in the city

More news about the latest to join Swingers, the crazy golf emporium in the city. This time, taking over from Hoppers, it's time for Bubbledogs to take their turn alongside Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims. Serving up their much-loved hot dogs, they'll have:

  • Mac Daddy - macaroni & cheese, bacon crumb
  • Happy Gilmore - baby gem lettuce, bourbon caramelized onions, horseradish ketchup, cheddar…

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Craft London are throwing a Mangalitsa-inspired Thursday Feast and you're invited

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In the opinion of the Observer's food critic, Jay Rayner "there is no savoury dish that can't be improved by the application of a little pig." We quite agree. But why stop at savoury dishes?

Craft London, Stevie Parle's Greenwich Pensinula restaurant, has a piggy nose-to-tail feast planned where every single course - savoury and sweet - has been planned to feature something porc…

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Summers is coming to Kilburn from ex St John chef Ruairidh Summers

What: Summers

In a nutshell: Ex St John chef goes it alone in Kilburn

Summing it all up: St John Bread and Wine chef Ruairidh Summers has moved on, opening his first solo restaurant about the Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn. Expect lots of Irish cooking.…

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