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Blacklock are bringing their chops and cocktails to the City

14/3/17 - updated with soft launch details

What: Blacklock City

In a nutshell: Chops in the City

Summing it all up: Blacklock, famed for their chops, are coming to the City for their second restaurant. Expect an extended menu with new cuts, starters, and their all-important cocktails in a 100-cover restaurant with reservations available too.…

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Bone Daddies is launching a bottomless boozy brunch on Mondays

So we've all heard of the bottomless boozy weekend brunch - the ideal way to lose a day of the weekend, for sure. But now Shackfuyu is going one better - why not START the week with a boozy brunch?

Foodwise you can choose from:

  • Two small dishes -  including ‘Katsu Sando Iberico Pluma with homemade tonkatsu sauce and ‘Chicken tsukune with ponzu & quail egg’
  • One large dish including ‘Grilled s…

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Butterscotch Bakery is Bea Vo's new Shepherd's Bush bakery

What: Butterscotch Bakery

In a nutshell: American-style bakery and tea room

Summing it all up: Restaurateur Bea Vo is back in the bakery game with this new American-influenced bakery and tea room opening in Shepherd's Bush…

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Sparrow’s coming to Lewisham, with chefs from BAO, Pollen St Social and St. John

What: Sparrow

In a nutshell: From Italian to Sri Lankan, Malay and beyond, and all cooked with seasonal ingredients.

Summing it all up: A husband-and-wife duo who met in the kitchens of St. John’s are bringing their extremely ample experience to a new restaurant in Lewisham. There'll be a changing menu, brunch and the whole thing looks like an absolute corker.…

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Boom Burger returns to Notting Hill with a new menu

Back in Notting Hill's Portobello Road after a brief refurb, Jamaican burger joint Boom Burger is returning with a new menu. The Jamaican-inspired treats coming your way are:

  • The new Fried Chicken Boom - buttermilk fried chicken, scotch bonnet mayonnaise and house slaw.
  • Avocado Boom - beef patty with cheese and fried avocado, covered in scotch bonnet sweet chilli sauce.
  • Mad Boom burger - two pat…

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Curveball in Balham is bringing all the balls to the table

What: Curve Ball

In a nutshell: All the ball shaped food you want in Balham

Summing it all up: This balls-centric restaurant in Balham will be serving up all manner of ball shaped food - and cocktails too.…

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Lupins in Flat Iron Square gives British ingredients the global treatment

What: Lupins

In a nutshell: Traditional British goes international under Bermondsey railway arches

Summing it all up: Keen to break the traditional British restaurant mould, Lupin will aim to serve up all the usual hearty British ingredients but with a global twist - think sumac on your lamb, roast pigeon with chipotle or spiced beef short rib.…

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Comptoir Cafe and Wine comes to Mayfair from Xavier Rousset

What: Comptoir Cafe and Wine

In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset follows up Blandford Comptoir with this Mayfair wine bar.

Summing it all up: Coming from the same person behind Blandford Comptoir, this pairs and all day cafe with a huge downstairs wine shop (all of which you can drink on the premises).…

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All change, as Notting Hill’s Goode and Wright gets a big overhaul

A Hot Dinners exclusive

What: Goode and Wright - but not as you know it

In a nutshell: Experimental and traditional small plates, brunches at roasts with this all day diner.

Summing it all up: Portobello Road’s Goode & Wright used to be a French bistro. That’s all history now, as a Spanish and Israeli pair of chefs have swept in and swapped duck a l’orange for brioche with kaya spread and ceviche in almond milk.…

Read more: All change, as Notting Hill’s Goode and Wright gets a big overhaul

Gizzi Erskine teams up with Tonkotsu for Korean ramen

Hot on the heels from their collaboration with Jose Pizarro, ramen masters Tonkotsu are now joining forces with Gizzi Erskine for their latest collaboration.

This time around, Tonkotsu shining a spotlight on Korean flavours, with chef Gizzi helping create a Korean-style ramen to the table, plus her Korean fried chicken wings.

The noodle soup will be packed with all the earthy bean and chilli past…

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Diddy baos are going on the menu at Bao Fitzrovia

Ever wanted to work your way through the entire set of baos at Bao but thought it was maybe a little too much? Well now you can have the lot, all miniaturised into the new Mini Bao Set. 

All five baos are on the mini set - so that's the Classic, slow braised pork, peanut powder, shredded coriander & fermented greens, the Confit Pork, Cod Black, Daikon and a new one to the list - the Beef Shor…

Read more: Diddy baos are going on the menu at Bao Fitzrovia

Brighton's The Coal Shed comes to London at One Tower Bridge

What: The Coal Shed

In a nutshell: Fresh seafood, dry-aged steak and specials, plus sharing plates and Sunday roasts, all served Thameside.

Summing it all up: After enjoying considerable success in its seaside home of Brighton, The Coal Shed is making its first foray to the capital where it'll be setting up shop in the new One Tower Bridge development with over 120 covers and fresh seafood delivered directly to the restaurant by boat.…

Read more: Brighton's The Coal Shed comes to London at One Tower Bridge

What The Pitta are serving vegan doner kebabs at Boxpark Croydon

If you're a vegetarian and have been left out of the late night tradition of dining on a doner while three sheets to the wind, then we have good news for you.

What The Pitta is a new kebab store at Boxpark Croydon which serves up vegan doner kebabs. Instead of lamb or chicken, the main protein is a meat alternative of GMO free soya chunks seasoned with a secret recipe of spices. They make their p…

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