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Hawksmoor heads to New York with Hawksmoor NYC

Updated 18/7/18 with the new location

We're getting quite used to American steakhouses making their way to the UK but we've always known that we've had a very select few London places which are as good, and even better, than their American cousins. And now the tables are turning as the people who changed the London steak scene, Hawksmoor, are heading for the States. 

They've been planning th…

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Compton Brasserie will pay homage to Soho's past with cocktails named after Paul Raymond and Regina Fong

With a cocktail list by Matt Whiley and a breakfast menu that includes a special breakfast pot pie, we're intrigued by the arrival of this large new all day brasserie.…

Read more: Compton Brasserie will pay homage to Soho's past with cocktails named after Paul Raymond and Regina Fong

A London restaurant is celebrating National Tequila Day with an avocado luge

If Covent Garden restaurant Cantina Laredo were gunning for the millennial market, they couldn't have done any better than their latest wheeze. For National Tequila Day next week (yes, there really IS a national day for that and it's on 24 July) anyone who orders one of their Clásico Guacamoles will get a free tequila shot straight out of an avocado.

Better still, the restaurant will then use tha…

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Brooklyn's Best Pizza is coming to London with Yard Sale Pizza

Another of New Yorks finest pizza establishments is on its way to London. This time it's Brooklyn's Best Pizza (that's the actual name of the restaurant - they're definitely not modest) whose founder Frank Pinello will be putting one of his classic white pizzas on the menu. 

The ‘white pizza’ pie is a thin crispy base, simply topped with ricotta - and then finished off with extra t…

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Buffalo is a new plant-based diner that's just opened on Brick Lane

London's booming veggie and vegan scene throws up another East End opening as Buffalo diner offers a casual, entirely plant-based dining experience.…

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Eat17 Hammersmith food hall will combine a local produce food market with a street food scene

Hard on the heels of Feast Canteen opening up at Kings Mall, Hammersmith is getting another food hall with a difference. E17 is part artisan food store, part convenience store and also a dining in experience under one roof.…

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Levan  in Peckham is the next restaurant from Salon's Nicholas Balfe

After five years of success with Brixton's Salon, Nicholas Balfe is following it up with an all-day restaurant in Peckham, Levan. Expect a bistronomy approach to the food, with low-waste and natural wines a big thing too. …

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Here's how the World Restaurant Awards is going to shake things up

The World Restaurant Awards are going to take place in Paris next February.  Here, founder Joe Warwick (who also wrote the original article that spawned the World’s 50 Best Restaurants) explains how it’s going to change the international restaurant awards landscape.

 

1. It’s NOT another (insert swear word) list

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the various others that have been ‘insp…

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Sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is holding an intimate eight-seat pop-up at The Berkeley this summer

Ahead of the opening of his upcoming restaurant at White City, sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is going to be popping up at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge this summer. Kazutoshi - who used to run all things sushi at the Zuma group, and whose White City restaurant will seat just 15 - is going even more exclusive with his Berkeley popup. He'll be serving up a traditional omakase experience to just eight…

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Thanks to Soane’s Kitchen, you can now have bottomless brunch in a walled garden

With bottomless brunches, guest chefs, and a light, summery menu served from within a walled garden, there’s about to be a whole heap of new reasons for you to make the trek out west to Walpole Park and Soane's Kitchen.…

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Som Saa chef sacked over racist social media posts

Updated 15/7/18

Every so often, a restaurant story blows up in real time and over the past weekend, the one to watch involved a chef, Shaun Beagley, who has been working at popular East London Thai restaurant som saa.

Instagrammer midnightbakerliz was the first to draw attention to the appallingly racist content of Beagley's tweets, Instagram account - and, it turns out, YouTube Channel,&nbs…

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Cora Pearl in Covent Garden will be the new restaurant from the Kitty  Fisher's team - updated

Following on the success of their Shepherd Market restaurant, the team behind Kitty Fisher's have announced that their second restaurant will be on Covent Garden's Henrietta Street…

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Kin et Deum is a next generation Thai restaurant coming to London Bridge

A trio of siblings have taken over their dad's restaurant by London Bridge station and given the space and menu a more modern makeover.…

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Eric Chavot confirmed as the chef at Bob Bob Cité in the Leadenhall Building

Soho's iconic restaurant Bob Bob Ricard is opening a second place on the third floor of the Cheesegrater and they've got a top chef to head up the operation…

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US chicken wing chain Wingstop choose Shaftesbury Avenue for their UK flagship restaurant

With 1000 restaurants all over the world it was only a matter of time before chicken wing specialists Wingstop set their sights on London.…

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