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Three vegetarian katsu sandos you need to know about

London is going certifiably katsu sando crazy and while the sandwich that should be in every London foodie's Instagram feed uses a pork chop at its heart, London restaurants have been busy working on veggie versions so meat avoiders don't miss out. Here are three you should know about.

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Baraka restaurant is bringing mangal cooking to Broadgate

Baraka is an all-day restaurant cooking Anatolian cuisine in their stone oven or as open-flame Mangal cooking. Expect mezza, tagine, kebabs and their own baklava. Plus a handy terrace. …

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som saa are crowdfunding for a new restaurant in central London

This is all rather exciting. It seems like business is booming for East London Thai spot som saa. They've just announced plans to crowdfund for a new central London restaurant.

In a post on Instagram yesterday they said: "som saa Commercial Street has been a labour of love, but now the time has come to fire the starting pistol on our second restaurant. The next site will be a unique restaurant -…

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Franks Canteen in Highbury is now open for dinner

Five years ago, wedding caterer Paul Warburton opened Franks Canteen in Highbury as a weekend only brunch spot, just a few doors down from popular Thai spot Farang.

Now, having built up an incredibly loyal local trade, and dabbling with some supperclubs, he's about to open Franks Canteen permanently in the evenings.

"Our plan is to run in a similar way to our daytime operation," he told Hot Dinne…

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Wild Tavern on Chelsea's Elystan Street is the latest from the folk at Beast and Goodmans

Chelsea folk are about to get a new neighbourhood spot with a distinct Mediterranean focus from the same group that gave us Goodmans, Beast and Burger & Lobster…

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Patty & Bun are coming back to Liverpool Street, bigger than ever

 

Liverpool Street has been doing rather well for burgers of late. Following the recent opening of Honest Burger, the Patty & Bun opposite Liverpool Street station is about to get a lot bigger. 

Originally mainly takeaway with a few stools inside, they're about to double the size of the restaurant (having taken over Freebird Burritos next door) adding space for about 40-50 to eat in…

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Test Driving Daffodil Mulligan - a perception-challenging Irish restaurant for London

Employing Irish talent and using Irish produce as inspiration, Richard Corrigan's new London opening challenges perceptions of what it means to be an Irish restaurant. We went down to London's Silicon Roundabout to try it out. …

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Prairie Fire are opening a restaurant and taproom at the Wood Lane arches by White City

The first restaurant to open up in the new Wood Lane railway arches development by White City, Prairie Fire are bringing their low and slow ethos of barbecued foods to West Londoners. …

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Old Chang Kee are bringing their curry puffs to Fitzrovia

After success in Covent Garden, a new Old Chang Kee is opening up in Fitzrovia. It's bigger than the original and all the much-loved curry puffs will be there. …

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Scotchtails join the list of traders at Borough Market Kitchen

Opening its doors today at Borough Market is the new food hall, Borough Market Kitchen. And joining it as one of their traders is popular Borough trader Scotchtails.

The folk behind a range of signature scotch eggs will now be able to serve those up plus an extended menu of eggy dishes. On that you'll find treats like ham, fried egg and crispy confit chips, a Berkswell cheddar and egg toastie. Th…

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Manteca is the permanent Soho restaurant from Chris Leach and David Carter, following their hit Heddon St residency

After winning plaudits galore with their 10 Heddon Street residency, Chris Leach and David Carter are back with a permanent restaurant, Manteca. Expect a combination of nose to tail eating with some amazing pasta dishes. …

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Test Driving Mercato Mayfair - the glamorous new food hall in a Grade I listed church

Mayfair's first food hall is, as you might imagine, a glamorous affair. Set in a Grade I listed church it has everything from a crypt wine bar to pizzeria, roof terrace and grocery store. We went to check it out.…

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Wheelcake Island is serving up Taiwanese pancakes at Westfield London

Westfield London has been dramatically changing (for the better) the food for shoppers - but it's not stopping yet. The latest addition is a new permanent space for Wheelcake Island, who you can see right now at Old Spitalfields Market and Seven Dials Market. 

They're known for serving up their wheelcakes - Taiwanese pancakes - with fillings that include vanilla custard, chocolate and vanill…

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Four Hundred Rabbits take on the restaurant at Brockwell Lido

Popular South London pizzeria 400 Hundred Rabbits has taken on the art deco cafe at Brockwell Lido and they're starting with a strong brunch menu.…

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