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Burgerac turns his hands to sarnies at Sonic Sandwich

What: Sonic Sandwich

In a nutshell: Fish finger sarnies and BLTs from the burger maestro Burgerac

Summing it all up: If you like your sandwiches classic and comforting, and ideally accompanied by nachos, get down to Sonic Sandwich, Burgerac’s newest venture, in Little Portland Street’s The Social.

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The Ivy City Garden sees The Ivy come to the City for the first time

What: Ivy City Garden

In a nutshell: Enjoy the Ivy’s modern British cuisine in its new City location, complete with a private garden.

Summing it all up: The latest restaurant to come from the Ivy Collection will be based in Bishopsgate Gardens. It’ll offer all day dining, and boasts a rather charming interior - including a garden with a retractable roof in case the weather can’t makeup its mind.…

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Yard Sale team up with Rola Wala for their next pizza special

Yard Sale are getting ready for another special collaboration, this time teaming up with Street Food kings Rola Wala for an Indian-inspired pizza. 

It will see the Yard Sale base topped with Nagaland lamb (medium-hot spiced pulled lamb, based on the traditional flavours of vindaloo), pomegranate, lemon raita, Rola Wala's famous green sandwich chutney, Fior Di Latte mozzarella and coriander. And a…

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How to book a table at wastED London

Dan Barber's wastED pop-up at Selfridges has been an almighty success - and we were quite frankly blown away by our meal there. But if you hadn't followed our advice to get a table, the minute booking opened, you might be more than a bit miffed at missing out. After all, there's nothing worst for FOMO than seeing everyone on your Insta feed posting amazing pics of their meal there. 

Which is wher…

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Hungarian meets Italian at Pasta n’ Goulash, Kentish Town’s newest pop-up

What: Pasta n’ Goulash

In a nutshell: Traditional Hungarian food, with a touch of Italian.

Summing it all up: After a strong start in Holborn, this Hungarian Italian couple are bringing their blend of culinary influences north to Kentish Town, with lots of goulash, chicken paprikash and fresh pasta.…

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Lucky Chip at Hackney’s The Sebright Arms is back

It’s a happy day in Hackney, as Lucky Chip has just returned to its spiritual home.

After a rather mouthwatering launch of their The Wall burger with Breddos Tacos (which was all we could think about for days - and still available), Lucky Chip is now back settling into a familiar groove at East End boozer The Sebright Arms.

The Sebright, which has just re-opened after a refurbishment, previously…

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Yumplings comes to Dinerama from the people behind Yum Bun

We can never get enough dumpling news, to be frank. And getting the news that Yum Bun are opening a dumplings spot is doubly good. 

Just launched in Dinerama, we're told they'll be serving up "Northern Chinese-inspired Xian spices with cumin and coriander, chive-infused oils and rich fillings inside a fresh and delicate dumpling case" and they're calling that "The Big Hug".

And those fillings wil…

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Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe launches an olive oil cocktail pop-up

If you hadn't already read our headline you'd be forgiven for thinking this rather rustic scene was a trattoria somewhere south of Naples. But, no, it's actually the basement bar of Gordon Ramsay's Union Street Cafe in Southwark.

The place has been completely transformed into an olive grove complete with olive trees and vines and it's the fruit of the trees which is key to the experience. The res…

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Cakes not steaks from top chefs at Zelman’s cancer fundraiser in Finsbury Park

 

Last year, Zelman Drinks opened its doors in Finsbury Park, taking over from retired neighbourhood boozer the Silver Bullet. Since then, they've added a residency from Spit and Roast and now they're having a cake day!

The late night cocktail bar has just announced a coffee and cake afternoon fundraiser for Macmillan, and it's got a bit of a bit of a twist - cakes from steak restaurants. We’ll a…

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The Ugly Dumplings take over the Little Pitt site on Newburgh Street

What: The Ugly Dumplings

In a nutshell: Anglo-Chinese dumpling and noodle joint

Summing it all up: Street traders The Ugly Dumplings are opening their first permanent site, taking over the old Little Pitt site off Carnaby Street…

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Mondrian’s Rumpus Room to reopen on the 12th floor with a new look

It’s official - the Rumpus Room is reopening on the 31 March after a serious facelift.

The Mondrian Hotel's restaurant, which overlooks the Thames from the comfort of the 12th floor, has been undergoing a period of lengthy refurbishment. Aside from a range of new playful touches to the interior - pink neon signs, ample indoor foliage, a hall of mirrors - the menu’s had a complete overhaul too.

Th…

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Aquavit launches a Nordic afternoon tea in St James

There's always room for more afternoon teas, in our books, and the latest one from Aquavit in St James has a distinctly Nordic flavour.

Tea, Scandi-style kicks off with open rye sandwiches, natch, featuring Gravlax, Shrimp Skagen, and Venison tartare. That's followed by some cardamom buns filled with almond paste and topped with whipped cream; and Punsch-roll, with crushed cookies and punsch liqu…

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Arthur Hooper's has European cuisine served up to share

What: Arthur Hooper's

In a nutshell: European plates and sharing platters near the Market

Summing it all up: Victoriana meets pan-European sharing plates at Arthur Hooper's, a new restaurant overlooking Borough Market, with a very flash interior.…

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Adam Rawson pops up with Sakura in Islington's Borough Wines & Beers

Fresh from his travels in Japan, YBF Chef of the Year Adam Rawson is now bringing a taste of East Asia to Essex Road.

He’ll be using his recently acquired knowledge to transform the snazzy glass-fronted Borough Wines & Beers into a pop up izakaya - a sort of informal Japanese gastropub. Inside, Rawson will be dishing up a 12 course menu of highly typical Japanese dishes, served up in floral-l…

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