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Gizzi Erskine brings healthy junk food to Tate Modern with Pure Filth

We're sure that if we were clever enough, we'd be able to give a fittingly bleak monologue about the inherent connection between modern art and junk food - but we're not, so instead we'll just say, hurrah! Burgers, muffins and more with a healthy-ish twist in the Tate Modern.

It's part of the aptly named Tate x Pure Filth pop-up, which will see Gizzi Erskine joined by nutritionist Rosemary Fergus…

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BBC's former White City building to become Feast Bar & Kitchen (and Del 74 will be there)

There's really no stopping the Pergola team it seems, who've announced yet another all-in-one, behemoth food and drink complex. This time, they'll be overhauling the BBC's former HQ into a 5,000 sq ft restaurant hub with rotating vendors. First up - Del 74, and Morty & Bob's...…

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StreetXO launches cocktail bar CircusXO

Street XO restaurant in Mayfair has just launched its very down destination cocktail bar – CircusXO. Downstairs in the restaurant, the drinks menu at CircusXO is the culmination of many months of work and input the multi Michelin-starred chef and the bar team at StreetXO.

With the cocktail list at StreetXO popular since opening, Muñoz committed to creating a stand-alone bar to showcase them, with…

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Mayfair’s The Square is getting a big refurb, and a new chef too

Clément Leroy helped earn Paris’s Restaurant Guy Savoy its third Michelin star, shuns butter and cream in favour of lightness and texture, and is the new head chef at swish Mayfair restaurant The Square.…

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Test Driving Club Gascon - the London institution gets a huge overhaul

London Institution Club Gascon has undergone a pretty big refurb. We head down to see what's new about the space.…

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Daisy Green are launching two Peter Blake-designed floating restaurants at Paddington Central

Try something a different with Daisy Green's new pair of enormous barges, who'll be serving up Antipodean dinners, brunches, lunches and cocktails packed loads of fresh, strong flavours, all while floating on one of London's iconic canals.…

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Dalston is getting its own Del 74 taqueria

Since opening in Clapton, this trendy little taqueria has enjoyed a pretty meteoric rise in popularity, so it was only a matter of time before the Del 74 lads branched out. The new Dalston restaurant will provide all the dishes you know and love, plus an extended menu and mezcal bottles for sharing (or shooting) with the rest of the table....…

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Niall Davidson is opening Nuala on City Road

Well done Silicon Roundabout. Not only has the area lured Foley’s to open the new Italian Passo on City Road, but now the same little corner is set to be the home of Niall Davidson’s first restaurant, Nuala, a cosy-sounding sounding affair with lots of inventive riffs on classic countryside cuisine, a central firepit and Irish music to see you through the evening.…

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Pickle and Toast finally opens its doors on Wardour Street

One of London's longest-running restaurant sagas finally came to an end last week. For two years, Pickle and Toast has been tormenting Soho folk with an 'Opening Soon' hoarding, promising decent grilled cheese sandwiches. Many figured it was never actually going to open. And then, quietly, with no fanfare at all, it FINALLY opened last week.

So what can you expect? Well the clue is in the name.…

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Eco-friendly craft wine lovers BIB opens first shop in Dalston

Need some vino? Skip the bottles and go straight for reusable, eco-friendly bags at Weino BIB, the new permanent shop from craft wine lovers BIB, who’ll have a staggering 20 taps for you to fill up at, plus deli snacks.…

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The Last Crumb Cafe will be a cafe and work hub for Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington Church Street is getting an all day cafe with a separate work hub - perfect for local freelancers who love their coffee…

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Peckham's new neighbourhood place Kudu has restaurant royalty behind it

South African inspired dishes make the arrival of Kudu in Peckham one to put on the to-try list with plenty of local food on the menu too.…

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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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Last Days of Shoreditch Winter La La Land kicks off for the festive season

It’s definitely winter pop-up season, and Last Days of Shoreditch Winter La La Land (say that five times fast) is stepping up to the plate with their winter warmer cocktails, street food and Lucky Voice karaoke.

The vendors who’ll be settling in for the festive period are Cheeky Burger, vegan junk food experts Biff's Jack Shack, and Smokey Tails, a street food stall from DJ Seth Troxler, that’ll…

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Ferrero Rocher lovers get their own gold pop-up in Westfield

If you love nothing more than tucking into a big old box of Ferrero Rocher to help get you into a gold foil-wrapped Christmas mood, then here’s a pop-up for you to take note of. The chocolate brand will be setting up in Westfield with their Ferrero Rocher: Behind the Layers, and it sounds like an ideal luxury pitstop for those who are a touch weary of traipsing around looking for Christmas gifts.…

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