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Island Poke heads for the City

Whether you call it poke or Poké and there's a LOT of debate about that, the fact is Londoners are getting a lot of new places serving up this Hawaiian dish. 

Opening today in the City is a second restaurant for Island Poké. They've got a few new things to add to the menu for the City branch - namely Poké Nachos, Poké Tacos and a special bowl from Yum Bun founder Lisa Meyer on for the whole…

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Shake Shack's Shack Sale is back, and they're teaming up with Dominique Ansel Bakery

We do like the Great British Shake Sale. It's a yearly event that Shake Shack have put on since arriving on these shores that works so well as both a great deal and supporting a worthy charity at the same time. 

This year, they're teaming up with another American spot that's new(ish) to these shores - Dominique Ansel Bakery. Their special limited edition shake for the occasion is The Banoffe…

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MEATliquor is coming to King's Cross

27/7/17 - updated with opening date

A new MEATliquor is nearly upon us. This time, they're heading to that ever growing area that's King's Cross. They'll be taking over the spot from 6 Chad's Place - that's a surprisingly large spot just off King's Cross Road. 

If you've - somehow - yet to try out MEATliquor, be assured that they combine some of the best burgers and cocktails in town. S…

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Holborn’s Sano To Go has healthy takeaway breakfasts and lunches

Sano is new contender on the scene for those who’re fed up with the same old supermarket salads, with lots of takeaway options that use big flavours from the Middle East, Asia and more.…

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 Voodoo Ray's is coming to Peckham and they're bringing breakfast pizza

The pizzeria is opening their fourth chain south of the river, and they’re going all out - 80 covers, a brand new cocktail menu, and rather excitingly, a whole selection of breakfast pizzas...…

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Dead Rabbit at Claridge's - the World's Best Bar comes to town

27/7/17 - updated with details of the menu

It recently got voted number one in the World's 50 Best Bars list, but if you haven't managed to make it to New York to try Dead Rabbit, then fear not - it's coming to you.

Fresh on the heels of the Blacktail pop-up (their sister bar), Dead Rabbit will be appearing at the Claridge's Bar, and they'll be recreating the first AND second floor of the NY…

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You can now order party canapes on Deliveroo

We have hit peak food delivery services with the introduction of party food ordering…

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Manze pie and eel shop on Islington's Chapel Market to close

Sad news as the traditional English pie and eel shop which has been trading as Manze since 1902 blames business rates for decision…

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Return visit: Angler Restaurant at Moorgate's South Place Hotel

We make a return visit to the top floor restaurant at South Place Hotel in the City to check out a seasonal menu offer…

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Masterchef losers Bill & Jack pop up with a summer supper club in Southbank

The self-dubbed “MasterChef losers 2016” Bill & Jack, who were finalists on the cooking reality TV show, are bringing their culinary skills to a one month pop-up in the Southbank Centre.…

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Little Ghost bring Asian-inspired bagels and Taiwanese fried chicken to Balham’s Brother Marcus

Here’s one we like the sound of - fresh off the heels of their residency at Birthdays, Asian-inspired bagel vendor Little Ghost are now set to pop up at Balham cafe Brother Marcus on Fridays and Saturdays nights this September.

This time around the food will focus on Taiwanese fried chicken (which we’re BIG fans of) and we’re also expecting to see their outlandish pink and black bagels, coloured…

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Test Driving Sibarita - wine, cheese and charcuterie in Covent Garden

There's a new wine bar in Covent Garden by the same people behind Encant. And it's all about the cheese and charcuterie too. We check it out. …

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