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Jean-Georges Vongerichten is opening a London restaurant at The Connaught hotel

We've finally got more information on the new Jean Georges restaurant opening at The Connaught next week. In case you're only now playing catch-up, this is one of the big openings of the year, taking over the space at the front of the Mayfair hotel which was previously occupied by Espelette.

Vongerichten is joining Hélène Darroze and her two-Michelin star restaurant which is on the other sid…

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Gelupo teams up with other Soho restaurants to create brand new flavours

When a mint Cornetto just won’t cut it, artisan gelateria Gelupo (from the Bocca Di Lupo team) is always a winner, particularly now they’ve announced a brilliant-sounding collaboration project with seven Soho restaurants.

The upshot of the collaboration will be a set of new, highly creative flavours with each restaurant bringing their own international influence. So, that’ll mean Hawaiian-style c…

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Get a Snackbar preview as they take over Legs in Hackney

Hackneyites, get ready for “the world’s tastiest snacks” when Morning Lane’s Legs is temporarily taken over by Seb Myers and Freddie Janssen, the duo behind the upcoming Snackbar. 

It’ll be the latest in their series of residencies, having already taken the helm at kitchens in The Laughing Heart and Our/London, as well as running three-day pop-up at Borough Market. All this before getti…

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A baklava ice-cream sandwich is coming to London

We know a LOT of people go weak at the knees for a baklava - so this should prove irresistable. In Stoke Newington, The Lacy Nook has just launched a baklava ice-cream sandwich. It's a "Nutty Baklava with flor de latte ice cream (made by Nonnas Gelato), strawberry-mango compote & mint." 

So if you're after that next-level baklava - you know where to go.

What: The Lacy Nook

Where: 8…

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Seasonal brasserie Neighbour opens on Kentish Town Road

300 Kentish Town Road has just been taken over again, this time by seasonally focused brasserie Neighbour, who’ll be catering for locals and visitors to The Forum with lunch, brunch, dinners and drinks above ground, plus cocktails in basement bar Jukes.…

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Smoking Goat is coming to Shoreditch - Ben Chapman tells all...

One of Soho's most popular and successful restaurants, The Smoking Goat, is coming to Shoreditch. They're taking over a big place that - ahem - used to be a "strip-pub" (yes exactly what it sounds like) so expect a much bigger Smoking Goat than before. 

We know you guys love The Smoking Goat, so we needed to find out more on your behalf. So we caught up with Smoking Goat's Ben Chapman to do just that...…

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Simon Hulstone's The Elephant is popping up on John Lewis's rooftop

Everyone loves a spot of rooftop dining, particularly when London gets all sweaty and hectic, even *more* so when the food is provided by Devon’s famous Michelin-starred The Elephant. They’ll be whipping up seasonal ingredients into a special menu for the occasion, served in the tranquil surroundings of the John Lewis Gardening Society.…

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Mediterranean pinchos come to Broadway market with Tuyo

Tuyo is a new restaurant devoted to small sharing plates with a Spanish twist. Essentially tapas, but not as you know it.…

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Som Saa return to Climpson's Arch for one weekend and they're bringing Smoking Goat

There's no doubt that Som Saa's restaurant has been a huge success, but if you've been missing the original residency at Climpson's Arch, then you'll want to keep next weekend free. 

They're heading back to the Arch for one weekend only - and on the Sunday they're joined by Smoking Goat for a double-header. On their unashamedly nostalgic menu, they'll have dishes from the original residency…

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Macellaio RC Italian steakhouse hits Battersea's Northcote Road

Fans of Macellaio RC’s other branches can now head to their new Battersea base, where beef will be butchered and dry-aged aged on site. The new branch will be of particular interest to wine fans too, given the impressive collection of unique bottles of regional Italian vino on offer.…

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The Mint Gun Club is Stokie’s new cocktail hotspot from an award-winning bartender

There'll be tea and more in the deli, but the cocktails are the REAL draw at Stoke Newington's Mint Gun Club, the newest project from cocktail master Rich Hunt.…

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Tuck into posh fish and chips at Kensington Place's Beach Hut

If you do like to be beside the seaside but can’t cope with jumping on a train, get halfway there with Kensington Place’s newest posh fishy pop up, Beach Hut with Nyetimber, who’ll be offering 2 and 3-course menus, and bottomless Prosecco on the weekends.…

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