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 Over Under Coffee opens second site in Soho’s Ham Yard Village

Promising “consistently excellent cup, visit after visit,” Over Under Coffee is a friendly, community-focused venture, with a menu heavy on local produce, including coffee beans sourced from Brixton’s Assembly.

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Pizzeria Da Michele is opening on Baker Street

The original Da Michele in Naples is viewed by many as being one of the best pizzerias in the world and there was a great deal of fuss when they opened in Stoke Newington earlier this year. But if you haven't yet made the trip up to Stokey to grab one of their pizzas, we've good news for you, a new Da Michele is on the way.

This time they're opening on Baker Street where you can expect the same o…

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Hovarda comes to Chinatown from the people behind Yosma

1/11/17 - updated with full menu details and launch date.

What: Hovarda

In a nutshell: Greek and Turkish food in Chinatown

Summing it all up: The people behind Marylebone's Yosma are opening a second venue in London. This time it'll be focused on Greek and Turkish food with seafood and grilled dishes on the menu.…

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Islington’s Thai Square reopens nearly a year of post-flood refurbishment

Lots of us will remember when last year, a burst water main led to some pretty epic flooding around Islington’s Upper Street. The cost of the damage caused ran into the millions, and of course, affected the area’s abundance of restaurants and cafes. Unfortunately that was especially true for Thai Square, which was hit severely and as a result, has lain dormant for the better part of a year now.

B…

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Hodge Podge modern British restaurant opens on Crouch Hill

A few minutes walk from Finsbury Park, this section of Stroud Green meets Crouch Hill is getting to be a pretty interesting foodie hotspot…

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Wander brings seasonal Aussie cuisine to Stoke Newington

After years cooking around the world, Australian chef Alexis Noble has finally decided on northeast London as the home of her new restaurant Wander. There’ll be a regularly changing menu full of seasonal, Aussie-style cuisine, with a heavy Asian influence, (and a soundtrack of Kanye West....)…

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Éric Chavot is the new consultant chef for the Royal Albert Hall’s Coda

Big news from the Royal Albert Hall, where it’s been announced that none other than Éric Chavot, will be setting up as the consultant chef at their in-house restaurant Coda.

It follows the announcement that the famed chef would make his triumphant return to London as the executive chef for Bob Bob Cité, after a period of absence following the closure of his Brasserie Chavot in late 2015.

Now, on…

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The Tatler Restaurant Awards 2018 sees 108 Garage and Rochelle Canteen come top

Of all the restaurant awards in town, The Tatler awards are among the hardest to predict - veering away from the usual suspects while still delivering gongs to much-deserved spots. And this year's list is no exception with a well-earned Test of Time award for Rochelle Canteen as well as the top prize to 108 Garage. Who will be very pleased, given the imminent launch of their next restaurant.

So h…

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Fine but also fun dining - we Test Drive Martha Ortiz's Ella Canta in Mayfair

London's Mexican food boom continues with the arrival of celebrity chef Martha Ortiz bringing some zing to Park Lane…

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​Mr Ji's ​Taiwanese fried chicken pops up on Camden Parkway

If you can’t get enough of the crunchy nuggets of joy that are fried chicken in your life, then this is one for you. Mr Ji, a Taiwanese-inspired fried chicken restaurant is popping up for five weeks in Camden, and there'll be cayenne dips, ginger doughnuts and spiked teas to boot.

It's the brainchild of Sam Green and Samuel Haim, who came up with the idea while hiking in Taipei. Plus, fried food…

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Borough Wine & Beers' next residency is Elaine & Pete's Dining Room

The chef from Dalston’s A Little Of What You Fancy is the latest to step into the residency role at Borough Wines & Beers downstairs brewery.

Elaine Chalmers, along with her long-term associate chef Pete Le Faucheur will be setting up Elaine & Pete’s Dining Room in Brewery Below.

It’ll be a seasonal, regularly changing menu with some intriguing ingredient combinations, like artichoke croq…

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Sophie’s Steakhouse Soho sets up in Great Windmill Street’s Moulin Cinema

It’s been 15 years since Sophie Bathgate and Rupert Power set up their Chelsea steakhouse inspired by the steakhouses of New York. Now they’ve moved to Soho’s iconic Moulin Cinema for a huge new project.…

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Bread Ahead arrives in Mayfair with sourdough, sandwiches and a Christmas pud doughnut

Borough Market bakers Bread Ahead are heading to Mayfair for a temporary wintery bakery , bringing breakfast, sandwiches, pastries, and a special edition Christmas pudding doughnut (!)

They’ll be opening up the North Audley Street pop-up come November, and running it throughout the festive season until late January, kicking off bright and early with breakfast from 7am that’ll include winter warme…

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