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Epic Pies are serving up a Full English in a tart

What to do if you're a pie restaurant and want to start serving breakfast? Well, you put the whole thing in pastry, of course.

Epic Pies in St Paul's have just unleashed this epic tart as part of their new breakfast menu. Yes, that's bacon, eggs, baked beans (no longer in danger of spilling off the plate), tomato, sausage and mushrooms (with optional hash browns and black pudding) all served up i…

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Napulé wineria and osteria is relaunching in Fulham with a wine and burrata bar

Over in Fulham, popular pizzeria Napulé has been undergoing something of a transformation. It's about to reopen in a new guise as both a wineria and osteria.

The front part of the restaurant has been made over as a wine bar, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with sharing taglieri, homemade burrata and aperitivo. They've been working on building relationships with, as they describe it "little It…

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Satay Street goes permanent with their first cafe, in Whitechapel

After years as a street food stall, Satay Street has found a space of their own, opening the Satay Street Cafe. They'll have all their best satay alongside an extended menu based on Bangkok Street Markets. …

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Watch House Coffee opens in Somerset House in the former Fernandez & Wells sit

Taking over the old Fernandez & Well site, Watch House will serve up coffee by day, moving through to small plates, wine and British cocktails by night.…

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Two new Robin Gill restaurants on the way at Birch hotel in Hertfordshire

Chef Robin Gill has been busy of late, with the opening of Darby’s and then The Yard in 2019, and now comes news that he’s overseeing two new restaurants – The Zebra Riding Club and Valeries – at a new country escape 30 minutes north of London called Birch.…

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London's hospitality industry reacts to government's new immigration proposals

Yesterday the Home Office outlined proposals regarding its plans to introduce a "points-based" immigration system, and the impact on the hospitality industry looks to be particularly harsh. The two key issues that will affect London's hospitality trade surround the issues of base salary and 'skills'.

Along with other key requirements, like a confirmed job offer and the ability to speak English at…

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The O2 gets its first proper pub, The Observatory

Next time you're heading to the O2 for a concert and want to grab something to eat pre or post-event, there's now something new to try. Pub company Nicholson’s are opening The Observatory pub.

Taking over from the Harvester (which in itself can only be a good thing) they'll be open from breakfast, serving up everything from trad fry ups to buttermilk pancakes or poached eggs and avo on muffins.

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L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele comes to Soho's Old Compton Street

Pizzeria L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is opening their second London restaurant in Soho - and you can expect the same huge (and hugely popular) Neapolitan pizzas from the original. Plus fried pizzas if carbs just aren't enough...…

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Supper club ANAN kicks off at Allpress with a restaurant incoming

Lovers of coffee and hummus should sit up: we have news of a supper club that's specifically focused on everyone’s favourite chickpea dip.

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to visit the Middle East, you’ll appreciate how different their freshly made hummus is compared to versions we purchase in supermarkets, but whether you have or not, ANAN is the supper club that’s coming to London to convert…

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New York chef Angie Mar in one-week takeover of New Street Grill

If you’ve been thinking about going to one of New York’s must-visit restaurants, then sit tight because the chef is coming to you. Provided you can get to London’s New Street Grill near Liverpool Street between 9 and 14 March, you can experience the cooking skills of Angie Mar, Owner and Executive Chef of New York City’s The Beatrice Inn.

If you’ve not flown 3,000 miles to have the pleasure of Th…

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Renowned Irish pub Gibney’s launches in London

Daffodil Mulligan restaurant, the latest venture from chef Richard Corrigan on the former Nuala premises in Shoreditch has announced its new bar in the basement – and it’s a big one – the first international outpost of the renowned Gibney’s pub, which opened in Dublin over 80 years ago.…

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Test Driving Dandy - a compelling reason to visit Maltby Street on non-market days

Dandy, as a concept, has roamed all over London - now it's settled down in permanent digs in Bermondsey's Maltby Street. We went to try out its latest iteration.…

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Leandro Carreira is opening Claro restaurant in Soho

Leandro Carreira is back with a new restaurant, once again teaming up Bonnie Gull co-founder Alex Hunt. Claro in Soho is inspired by Portuguese tabernas. …

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Good Neighbour to open a site in Tooting

Good Neighbour, a popular Camberwell restaurant, is expanding to a second site. Expect sharing plates, great coffee and a big focus on wine (including tastings).…

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