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Blondies Kitchen is popping up in Selfridges' Food Hall

Cookies and milk pop-up Blondies Kitchen is making the leap from Old Street Station to the Selfridges Food Hall.

They'll be dishing out their American-style milk and cookies to everyone who needs a sweet pick-me-up. There'll be a wide range of flavours too, including the gluten-free peanut butter cookie, and a flavour of milk that's based on the sugary milk left over after a bowl of Frosted Flake…

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M Bar & Grill in Twickenham will be UK's first to sell full-blood Highland Wagyu

What: M Bar & Grill

In a nutshell:M Restaurants' new Twickenham venue will be opening soon, offering locals some very fine beef indeed.

Summing it all up: Hand-fed with seaweed for over six months and straight from the Scottish highlands, the new 100% full-blood Highland Wagyu on offer from M Bar & Grill will be a first for UK menus - and taste fantastic.…

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Jose Pizarro opening Little Jose in Canary Wharf at Crossrail Place

What: Little Jose

In a nutshell: Jose Pizarro comes to Canary Wharf with a tiny tapas bar. 

Summing it all up: With Jose, Pizarro and Jose already open, the Spanish chef is opening another place named after himself, serving up tapas at the Canary Wharf Street Feast.…

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Stagolee’s in Fulham is bringing hot chicken and vanilla moonshine cocktails

What: Stagolee’s

In a nutshell: Food, booze and hospitality from the Southern American States.

Summing it all up: Get stuck into comfort food like mac and cheese, or hot chicken, and get to grips with the new face of moonshine, plus plenty of imported beer, bourbon and Bloody Marys.…

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GBR comes to St James’ Dukes London to serve traditional British food

What: GBR

In a nutshell: All day traditional dining with a contemporary twist.

Summing it all up: Tuck into classic British cuisine in Duke Hotel's new restaurant GBR, including British charcuterie and halibut with red wine and truffle crisp bar snacks. And maybe extend your visit to try one of Duke's legendary martinis at their hotel bar...…

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Bistro Mirey pops up in Islington’s The Charles Lamb with roasts and French cuisine

Yet more pop ups are coming to Islington; this time it’s Sunday roasts and French bistro fare, which will be landing in The Charles Lamb courtesy of Mirey’s.

The pop up, which previously ran for two months in Caledonian Road’s The Cuckoo N1, will be offering a tidy French-inspired menu to diners around Angel, with starters priced at around £6-9 and mains for £13-15. The menu is set to change ever…

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Clarette wine bar is coming to Marylebone

What: Clarette

In a nutshell: Chateau Margaux and more in Marylebone

Summing it all up: This is a new multi-level wine bar opening up in Marylebone. Expect a wide range of mainly French wines, and some sharing plates to go with them.…

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Pitt Cue and Som Saa team up for April's Mangalisthai

Now, this is one collaboration to make time for. During April, Pitt Cue and Som Saa have teamed up to offer a special dish for each other's restaurants. So at Som Saa, they'll be adding ‘Sai Oua’, Northern Thai sausage and they'll be using Pitt Cue’s legendary Cornwall-reared Mangalitza pigs as part of the recipe - mixing it with house-made red curry paste and regional herbs and spices (£6.50).

M…

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The World's 50 Best 2017 51-100 is revealed

Yes, it's nearly that time again. The new World's 50 Best list is revealed next week - and that means we get a sneak peak today with the reveal of 51-100. 

What does it mean for London on the list... well there's very little change. Lyles goes up (from 65 to 54), Hedone down (from 60 to 98) and St John doesn't move at all. So it's the very definition of "no surprises". Hopefully, there'll be more…

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Restaurants with wild garlic dishes on their menu in London

The clocks have gone forward and we've passed the Equinox which means that Spring is actually here. And that, in turn, denotes that wild garlic is heading onto menus at restaurants all over London. From a quick shifty at our Twitter and Instagram feeds, here's who's serving it up at the moment…

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Test Driving Hai Cenato - Jason Atherton goes Italian for his latest in Victoria

Jason Atherton is the latest to join the eclectic restaurant crowd at Nova, Victoria. We head along to see how he manages with an Italian menu.…

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Zoe's Ghana Kitchen pops up at Soho's The Sun & 13 Cantons

Zoe Adjonyoh is to launch a West African residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho. The pub will see the Ghanaian-Irish chef, who’s already earning praise from the Observer and Nigel Slater, will be rolling out her traditional West African cuisine in this West End branch of Fuller’s. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen will be running for six months, and follows the success of her Pop Brixton digs, not to me…

Read more: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen pops up at Soho's The Sun & 13 Cantons

Isabel opens in Mayfair from Casa Cruz's Juan Santa Cruz

What: Isabel

In a nutshell: High-end glamour in Mayfair.

Summing it all up: The man behind Casa Cruz in Notting Hill, Juan Santa Cruz, has come into Mayfair with this small plates affair that's VERY glam.…

Read more: Isabel opens in Mayfair from Casa Cruz's Juan Santa Cruz

Jimmy Doherty will be serving up cones of potatoes in Covent Garden

If you’re partial to a cheeky bit of Escape to the Wild, perhaps with a plate of nourishing carbs balancing atop your lap, perhaps this may interest you - Jimmy Doherty will be hosting a special potato-themed event to celebrate the start of Jersey Royal season. 

The ‘Just Jerseys’ pop-up, which is sponsored by Jersey Royal, will see the TV host dishing out cones of minted spuds doused in Jersey b…

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Bluebird Bar at The Laughing Heart opens with chef Sebastian Myers at the helm

Not content with running one of East London’s hottest new restaurants of 2017, the team at The Laughing Heart have just announced the opening of Bluebird, a subterranean drop in wine bar and private event space.

Brainchild of Charlie Mellor, Bluebird quietly opened its doors earlier this month, kicking off their opening week with a run of 5 chefs over 5 nights. One of those chefs, Sebastian Myers…

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