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The City gets its own Vinoteca, and it'll live in Bloomberg Arcade

Thirsty City workers can avail of a hefty wine list at Vinoteca’s newest location, nestled between the two Bloomberg buildings. There’ll be a central bar, a mezzanine, and even the option to wine and dine alfresco, if the weather cooperates… 

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Parisian soba specialists Yen to open a London branch on the Strand

After success in the St Germain de Prés area of Paris, soba specialists Yen are now making the move to London, bringing with them their traditional Japanese noodles, tempura, and a sushi counter.…

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Typing Room and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay win big at AA's 2017 Awards

The annual AA 2017 Hospitality Awards took place last night and several folk in London had reason to be very pleased with themselves indeed.

The ceremony named a number of new five and four rosette restaurants around the country. London didn't get any new 5-rosette spots, but two restaurants, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and East London's The Typing Room were awarded four meaning their cooking “deman…

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Dabbawalla is coming to Mayfair from the team behind Jamavar

There's every reason to get excited about this new opening from Jamavar chef Rohit Ghai. Inspired by the street food of Mumbai, the new restaurant offers lunchtime tiffins, with a menu and is packed full of exciting, seasonal ingredients we've never heard of cooked, by someone who definitely knows what he's doing.…

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Lantana cafe is coming to London Bridge

Having already launched three popular cafes throughout London, the fourth Lantana is coming to London Bridge.…

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Bala Baya is bringing a market to the Union Arches in Southwark

Under the Union Street arches in October, Bala Baya is expanding to the streets with their new Bala Baya Shook. Yes, it's a Middle Eastern style market where you'll be able to pick up lots of Bala Baya goodies to either eat there or grab to take home.

So for breakfast, expect snacks like Babka Pretzels, Pitta Pie and Poppy Seed Filas, Iced Cinnamon Buns, Chocolate Babka Swirl and Quince &…

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Grab a very British bite to eat from Burberry in Clerkenwell Green

Updated 23/9/17 with pictures and more details

Clerkenwell has a new pop-up from luxury Brit brand Burberry which has temporarily extended its West End restaurant (which we're rather fond of) to support the photography exhibition it's putting on by Clerkenwell Green.

Much like the main venue in town, the menu will be heaving with all the delightful mainstays of classic English cuisine, from a Plo…

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Boxpark is coming to Wembley Park

It seems that Boxpark is intent on setting up shop in all the corners of London. They're already well established in Shoreditch and Croydon and now they're heading north west as the latest Boxpark will be at Wembley Park. 

If you're not familiar with Boxpark, it's a collection of restaurants and shops all built out of shipping containers. Although the Wembley version will actually have its o…

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New Orleans chef Dickie Brennan is popping up at Canary Wharf's Boisdale

Football team The New Orleans Saints are marching into London this autumn to compete in the NFL, inspiring chefs from their home turf to follow suit. First up, we had news that Galatoire's was popping up at The Colony Grill Room. But just ahead of them will be Dickie Brennan, who'll be making the trip to Canary Wharf to temporarily turn Scottish restaurant Boisdale into a little slice of New Orle…

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Camino heads to Shoreditch for Spanish tapas and more

This will be the fourth restaurant and tapas bar from Camino. Expect all the favourite tapas to be on the menu here, along with some new additions. And a huge outdoor terrace too.…

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CurAte popup in Clapton mixes art with Laughing Heart chef's food

Like a bit of culture with your chowing down? Well an irregular popup called CurAte (see what they did there?) hits Clapton next week and it sounds worth a punt.

The pair behind it Jenny Barcelos and Anna Beketov describe it as "new initiative that seeks to save souls through a combination of therapeutic visuals, nourishing cuisine and the art of conversation." So the space will showcase emerging…

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Your own private supper club in a John Lewis showroom apartment

When battling through Oxford Street, do you invariably find yourself drifting towards the safe, peaceful haven that is John Lewis? This might be one for you - the chance to get your dinner served up to you by a personal chef (aka realise your dream of pretending you're a millionaire with a showroom kitchen.)

The Residence, John Lewis's latest stunt, is a fully-kitted out apartment that you can re…

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The Good Egg to open their second restaurant in Kingly Court

Expect great brunches and a whole lot of babka as the boys behind N16's Israeli/Canadian cafe expand to the melting pot of Kingly Court…

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The Budapest Bar and Kitchen goes back to Cambridge Heath - and they've got pálinka

Italian-meets-Hungarian pop-up Pasta 'n' Goulash will return once more to its spiritual home in Cambridge Heath, when it revives The Budapest Bar & Kitchen for a three-month residency.

Underneath the railway arches, they'll be distilling down hearty Hungarian cuisine into more manageably sized sharing plates. That's so you can sample a wide range of flavours across many dishes, instead of say…

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Parson's Green gets its own dog-friendly Megan's

Children and dogs are equally welcome at Megan's new spot on Parson's Green Lane, a quaint little fairy-lit restaurant that'll be serving all day brunches, coffees and sourdough pizzas.…

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