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All day local spot Meet District to open on Peckham's Queen's Road

What: Meet District

In a nutshell: Brunch, dinner and local beers in Peckham

Summing it all up: An airy new dining establishment will be opening on Queen's Road SE15 this March, headed up by a local resident.

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Burger & Beyond and Other Side Fried join forces for Soho residency

What: Burger & Beyond and Other Side Fried

In a nutshell: Burgers meet fried chicken in Soho

Summing it all up: The two street food vendors are teaming up for a three-month residency at Dirty Harry’s Soho on Wardour Street, where there’ll be toppings like pancetta bacon, crispy chicken skin and tarragon mayo.…

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Darjeeling Express comes to Carnaby with a permanent spot in Kingly Court

What: Darjeeling Express

In a nutshell: Indian sharing platters from supperclub gone permanent. 

Summing it all up: She's had lots of success with her pop-ups and residencies and now Asma Khan is launching a permanent Darjeeling Express restaurant in Kingly Court.…

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Expect the unexpected - Artesian bar at The Langham introduces all new ‘Perception’ Cocktail menu

Updated 13/2/17 following a recent visit

We popped down to Artesian last week to see how the new menu is shaping up. Headed up by Dino and Gabor the new bar team have been working intensively over the last 12 months to develop the menu. We're pleased to see that the attention to detail behind it really shows through.

The Perception menu includes a range of esoteric ingredients such as Unico, a Hu…

Read more: Expect the unexpected - Artesian bar at The Langham introduces all new ‘Perception’ Cocktail menu

The People's Fridge tackles food wasted in Brixton

We were very excited by news of a community fridge that launched in Brixton last week.

Literally a big secure fridge in the centre of Pop Brixton - also home to Kricket’s first restaurant and new Cantonese restaurant Duck Duck Goose - it’s a food-sharing initiative (the first of its kind in London, although there are others in Spain, Germany and Wiltshire), which encourages people and businesses…

Read more: The People's Fridge tackles food wasted in Brixton

Noble Rot is teaming up with Gymkhana for a special dinner and more

Noble Rot and Gymkhana – two of our favourite restaurants - have just announced a special one-off collaborative wine dinner to be held on Monday 27 February.Hosted by award-winning sommelier Sunaina Sethi and Noble Rot founder Dan Keeling, the dinner marks the launch of a month-long collaboration between the Bloomsbury wine bar and Michelin-starred Indian restaurant.

Hosted downstairs at Gymkhana…

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Dirty Bones brings cheeseburger dumplings and more to Soho

What: Dirty Bones Soho

In a nutshell: Dirty food in Soho.

Summing it all up: The latest from Dirty Bones sees them coming to Soho (they also have a spot in Carnaby) where you'll be able to eat all the mac & cheese pimped up burgers and more dirty food to your heart's content.…

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River Cottage returns to the Imperial with a six course tasting menu

Devon’s River Cottage returns to The Imperial for a second time, bringing with it a hefty yet affordable tasting menu lead by Steven Lamb.

If you’re kicking yourself for missing last year’s River Cottage residency at the Imperial, then good news. You’ll have a second chance for two nights this February when the Devonshire restaurant visits for a second time. It’ll also be stopping off in Surrey a…

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Breddos is serving Taco Sunday brunch from this weekend

As if there wasn't enough to tempt us to Breddos on any given day, this weekend the team are kicking off Taco Sundays with a marvellous-sounding Sunday brunch menu.

They'll now be open from 11am till 6pm serving a Mexican take on Sunday brunch. There'll be six brunch tacos including:

  • Huevos Mexicana (fried eggs, rancheras sauce, black beans, avocado, crema)
  • Pork Belly (thick cut pork belly, frie…

Read more: Breddos is serving Taco Sunday brunch from this weekend

WonderBunz in Hammersmith is serving a full English breakfast in a steamed bun

What: WonderBunz

In a nutshell: Steamed Asian buns with Western-fusion flavours

Summing it all up: A new restaurant with a self-service kiosk will be dishing out Asian-style steamed buns, as well as some more Western fillings like vegetarian curry and even a full English.…

Read more: WonderBunz in Hammersmith is serving a full English breakfast in a steamed bun

LEON Shaftesbury Avenue puts on singing staff

What: LEON Shaftesbury Avenue

In a nutshell: LEON brings its usual healthy fast food to the West End, served to you by singing staff

Summing it all up: Healthy lunchtime chain LEON has auditioned 40 aspiring luvvies to create a team that can not only cook, but also sing to customers at the same time.…

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The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is launching a new cocktail menu

We’ve noticed that London’s top hotel bars are upping the ante with a flurry of new menu releases and updates - each packed with novel drinks based around increasingly adventurous concepts. 

The latest establishment to join the fray is The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar. Launched this week the menu features 20 newly created drinks and is one of their most impressive and ambitious undertakings to date. 

Dev…

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‘Best bar in the world’ team bring NYC’s BlackTail to Bloomsbury

Updated with impressions of the pop-up

Since originally writing this piece, we've had a chance to try out the Blacktail pop-up firsthand at the launch. We were wondering if it could really match our high expectations, based on our immediate love of the New York original. And we're very pleased to report that those expectations were easily matched.

They have five cocktails from the New York bar an…

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The Draper's Arms wins the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

Last night, the competition to REALLY test the judges taking part was unleashed as Scotch Egg Challenge 2017 took place. Those judging had to wade through 15 different scotch eggs in order to crown this year's winner - with beef, prawn, veggie, haggis and more scotch eggs being thrown into the mix.

But of the 15 - only three went away with prizes and those were....

  • 1st place - The Drapers Arms e…

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Il Pampero Italian restaurant is coming to The Hari in Belgravia

What: il Pampero

In a nutshell: Italian in Belgravia

Summing it all up: Boutique hotel The Hari is going all out with a new Italian restaurant.…

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