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Leyton's Filly Brook pub crowdfunds its way to a new alfresco space

Having an outside space matters more than ever for hospitality businesses. Anywhere in London that can do alfresco will have a clear month's extra trading before inside dining resumes in May.

One East London pub's solution to the problem has been to seek help from its customers - and that's been a runaway success.

Leyton's Filly Brook launched a crowdfunding campaign to help transform its bare ya…

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The Rosewood are delivering Calum Franklin pies from Holborn Dining Room

If there's one thing that we've missed during this latest lockdown, it's the lack of pies from Calum Franklin and the Holborn Dining room team. But that's now changing with the launch of Rosewood's at-home delivery services, which included three showstopping pies from their restaurant (just in time for National Pie Week). 

The pies are larger sharing versions, and on the list are some Holbor…

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Panzer's are having a pop-up sushi hand roll stall this weekend

If you're stretching your legs in Regent's Park this weekend why not treat yourself, after your state prescribed exercise, and head north of the park to St John's Wood deli Panzer's.

Why? Well, because all weekend their in-store sushi bar, which is run by the modern sushi restaurant Sushi Atelier, is going to be serving up hand rolls from a pop-up stall.

The Hand Roll Bar will be outside the fron…

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The Bleecker Black returns as a DIY kit - for one day only

The Bleecker Black is one of Bleecker's most loved burgers (and actually our personal fave from them) but it hasn't been a mainstay of the menu for a while (since 2017, in fact). But now it's making a triumphant return for one day only, to celebrate St Patrick's Day. 

It'll be available as an at-home kit, and features enough to make two Bleecker Blacks. So that's four dry-aged Bleecker beef…

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Burger & Lobster unleash a limited edition lobster thermidor kit

Burger & Lobster already have two meal kits covering the basics - the lobster roll and the burger (and we were pretty taken with the lobster roll). Now they're putting on something a little fancier - lobster thermidor.

Their Lobster Thermidor Kit is a strictly limited edition and comes with either four or six whole lobster tails, already halved, pre-steamed and prepared - so all you need to d…

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Mike's is bringing London-style pizzas to Peckham

This new pizzeria in Peckham's Copeland Park is aiming to serving up what they say is London-style pizza - with no delicious topping taboo…

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Wing Wing brings their Korean chicken and beer to Chinatown

The latest Wing Wing, its flagship restaurant, is coming to a big new space on the edge of Chinatown - with Korean fried chicken alongside draft beer (and eventually karaoke too). …

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Sam Wright's Local London photography series takes a look inside London restaurants

If you've been hankering for any taste of what it's like to be back in London's restaurants, a new photography series might have what you need.

Photographer Sam Wright has put together a collection called Local London, showcasing London's independent restaurants and cafes that have been closed during the lockdown. He managed to capture the places in question during one of the brief lockdown lifts…

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Blacklock kick off a hot food delivery service - with buns, chops, nuggets and charcoal grilled chicken

While we wait impatiently for restaurants to reopen, one London favourite is dashing ahead and launching its first hot delivery service. Blacklock are kicking off a new delivery service this coming weekend which will deliver hot meals for the first time.

And what a menu it is, split into buns, chops, meat-free and chicken along with sides, sauces, puddings and drinks.

The buns - described as "Bla…

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Track London's restaurants new and changing deliveries & takeaways

The restaurant delivery scene in London is changing all the time. Here, we're tracking the restaurants that are adding new delivery services as well as big changes to their existing offering.…

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Tom Kerridge goes semi-vegan with Bad Vegan

Next up for Tom Kerridge in London, following Kerridge's Bar and Grill, will be a very different type of venture. This time he's teaming up with Mark Emms to create Bad Vegan, which will be coming to the top floor of Camden's Buck Street Market. 

The "bad" part of the name comes from the fact that although the menu will be predominantly vegan - they will actually have non-vegan sides an…

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Notting Hill's The Cow pub is facing a battle for survival

Our hearts go out to The Cow pub in Westbourne Grove. Not only are they having to deal with the commercial fallout from not having been open for most of the past 12 months because of lockdown. But now, Westminster Council have begun proceedings to review their licence. According to their post on Instagram, this was instigated "under the grounds of prevention of public nuisance, public safety and…

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Tian Tian Market have opened a massive Asian supermarket in Aldgate

Anyone searching for food shopping nirvana during lockdown should make an instant beeline for Aldgate. That's because a new branch of Tian Tian Market has opened there, and it's freaking massive.

The Asian supermarket's first branch opened in South Quay five years ago and it stocks a wide variety of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese food. But the new one in Aldgate, which opened thi…

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Butcher & Brew arrive in Islington for steaks, beer & more

Butcher & Brew have been established in Streatham for a few years, and now they've also just opened on the opposite side of London on Islington's Upper Street.

Their new N1 spot opened briefly before we were plunged into the current lockdown but now it's back again, currently operating as a craft beer and butchery shop and when things reopen properly, they'll have drinking and dining too.&nbs…

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First Dates' Fred Sirieix is opening a restaurant in Wormwood Scrubs

This week you'll probably have watched him presiding over the teen version of First Dates. But TV's best known GM Fred Sirieix is also about to open a new restaurant. The only thing is you won't be able to try it, unless you're a prison guard at Wormwood Scrubs.

The restaurant is the second opening from The Right Course - a charity programme founded by Fred. It aims to train up prisoners in hospi…

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