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Kricket announce the closure of their POP Brixton site

So this is sad news. The super popular Kricket is closing its original spot in POP Brixton. Seems they're decided to focus their efforts on finding a second permanent site - either in Brixton or beyond.

“We couldn't have asked for a better place to open our first restaurant," said co-owners Rik Campbell & Will Bowlby, "and whilst we will be focusing our attention on our restaurant in Soho for…

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Little Bird comes to Battersea Rise from the woman behind Rock & Rose

After three decades in the industry, Lorraine Angliss is opening her fifth restaurant on Battersea Ris​e. It looks set to be ​a leafy neighborhood joint with plenty of cocktails, with food from Riccardo Villar​,​ and Nick Marfe of the Rock & Rose.…

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Taco festival, Barbary bookings. tapas in the City and more - the weekly round-up

It's time for our weekly rundown, with news of how you can now book at The Barbary (briefly), a taco festival, summer in Finsbury Square and more..…

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The Auburger is coming

Yes, National Vegetarian Week is nearly with us, and if that means a lot of aubergines, then we'll be happy. And getting in on the act is Tabasco, show are teaming up with The Vurger Co for the Auberger.  That's aubergine, onion and chickpea mixed with Tabasco Chipotle Sauce (of course) and topped with smoked cheese all served in a brioche bun. 

You'll be able to get one (queue depending) on Bish…

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Pique-Nique is coming to Bermondsey from the people behind Casse Croute

Fans of Casse Croute rejoice, as there's a new restaurant coming from the people behind that much-loved French restaurant in Bermondsey. Hervé Durochat has just revealed plans to open his second restaurant, Pique-Nique just across the road from the first.

Based in Tanner Street Park, they're taking over an unused building and converting it into a 40 seater cafe where they'll serve breakfast and b…

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Test Driving Rick Stein Barnes - the top chef brings his seafood restaurant to London

We take a trip to Barnes to visit Rick Stein's new Thames-side restaurant, to see how the seafood master fares away from the seaside...…

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Duck & Waffle’s Dan Doherty pops up with Sprout, his new supper club in Harvey Nichols

Duck & Waffle’s Dan Doherty has keeping busy. Following on from the recent launch of Duck & Waffle Local, the chef director will now be trying his hand at his first completely solo venture - a pop-up supper club called Sprout. And he'll be launching that in Harvey Nichols this summer.

Visitors to the fifth floor terrace of the Knightsbridge department store can expect to be treated to a f…

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Has the Ed Stone been discovered at the Ivy Chelsea Garden?

So this is a rather wonderful story. Yesterday morning a story hit Twitter that was almost too good to be true. It began when BBC News journalist Jack Evans tweeted that he and the Spectator's Political Editor, Katy Balls, had made one hell of a discovery.…

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Bar Termini Centrale opens on Duke StreetBar Termini gets a new sister bar just off Oxford Street

Knockout cocktails, coffee and plentiful Italian cuisine…

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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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Bar 44 are crowned winners of the Battle of the Bravas 2017

 Last night we ate a LOT of potatoes, but it was all in the pursuit of discovering who could make the best Patatas Bravas dish, so it was well worth the carbs. Find out who came top in the Battle of the Bravas,,,…

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Made of Dough gets a permanent pizzeria in Peckham

Legendary pizzeria Made of Dough is the latest to make the jump from temp to perm when it moves into its first proper home in Peckham. Expect all the classics, plus some new pizzas and a bar serving gelato milkshakes...…

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London's Croquetas Challenge returns to Ember Yard for a second year

Is there such a thing as too many croquetas? We put that concept to the test last Autumn when we, alongside a panel of foodie folk, judged the first Croquetas Challenge. Turns out that as long as you pace yourself (and eat NOTHING all day in preparation) it's possible to try - and enjoy - 14 croquetas in quick succession.

Last year's competition was won by Aqua Nueva (we had the croquetas again t…

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World's 50 Best Restaurants awards will take place in Bilbao

Hot Dinners was down in Aldwych this morning for the announcement of the location of 2018's World's 50 Best Restaurants. So the party location was Eneko at One Aldwych, chefs in attendance included Eneko Atxa from Azurmendi; it didn't take a genius to work out that the next location would be Bilbao. It's a great spot for the awards to return to Europe, having been to Australia and America for the…

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