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Taste of London reveals exclusive dishes for 2019 plus the chance to join the judge's panel

Updated 21/5/19

If your idea of heaven is spending hours roaming Taste of London with a free pass to eat all the food in sight, then we have good news for you. For this year's festival, they're offering one lucky London foodie the chance to do just that, becoming one of the Best in Taste Awards tasters.

The winner of the competition will get a chance to be Chief Taster, joining the King of Instag…

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Frenchie are launching a bacon scone pop up in Covent Garden for the summer

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If you haven't yet had a chance to go to Frenchie and try their amazing bacon scones - then they're about to make it a whole lot easier for you. This summer they're launching a bacon scone pop-up in Covent Garden Market. 

They'll be in the lower level arches of the market, offering their scones to go. These are their smoked bacon and maple syrup scones (served wi…

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Roastery and Toastery is serving up toasted cheese sandwiches from the Peytons

Oliver Peyton's sisters have opened their own cafe in Chalk Farm. It's all about coffee and lots of toasted cheese sandwiches...…

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OKN1 is coming to Hoxton's New City College

This Hoxton restaurant is manned by a team of both Professional and student chefs, with a view of getting new people into the business. And feeding you, of course. …

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Cent Anni is a new modern Italian restaurant for Wimbledon

This new Italian restaurant in Wimbledon has taken over from the old Cau site, promising a modern Italian menu. …

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By Chloe. is opening more vegan restaurants - this time at Oxford Circus and the O2

American import by Chloe. are doing pretty well in London and are opening two more of their fast food vegan restaurants here. …

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Le Bun are back with a Hackney residency for their French-inspired burgers

If you're a fan of Le Bun and missed their recent Shoreditch pop-up - then another chance is incoming with a new residency at the Sebright Arms. They'll have all the usual French/American inspired burgers, as well as special events including a Wednesday offer of a bucket of Old Blue Last beer and hot wings for £10  

The menu includes...

  • Le Truffle Cheeseburger:  aged beef patty, A…

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Snackbar is opening a cafe in Dalston and they're launching on Kickstarter to fund it

Freddie Janssen and chef Anais van Manen are bringing their vision to fruition by opening a cafe right next to Dalston Junction station.…

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The Prince of Wales heads a starry list of winners at this year's Fortnum & Mason's Food and Drink Awards

Every year the Fortnums Food & Drink Awards attracts a stellar crowd of food talent and this year it was peak celeb spotting as the guest of honour turned out to be HRH Prince Charles.

The Prince of Wales was there to receive a special award recognising "his unwavering commitment to the cause of sustainable and healthy food and farming." After one hell of a trumpet blowing intro, the likes of…

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Bleecker are bringing their burgers to Westfield London

Yes, that's right - another Bleecker is coming to town - and this time they're going west, opening up in Westfield London in their food court.

We're not shy of touting Bleecker as one of our favourite burgers in London, and they've also been voted as best burger in London by Time Out for three years. If you're out west shopping and haven't tried them yet, then you'll just have to make the pi…

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Chef Jose Pizarro is feted with a party at the Spanish Embassy

José makes his speech while the Spanish Ambassador and José's mother look on

Last night, we headed over to the Spanish Embassy where there was quite the shindig in honour of the chef, author and restaurateur José Pizarro.

Guests representing every corner of the London and Spanish food world congregated at the embassy on Belgrave Square to celebrate José's 25th year as a chef, his 20th year li…

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Wiltons is bringing the Nyetimber routemaster up to Jermyn Street

Jermyn Street isn't the first, second or even third place you'd think of in London as being somewhere to get a great meal deal but, for two days next week, it will be.

One of London's oldest restaurants is launching its new English sparkling wine collection. And so they've teamed up with Nyetimber to bring The Nyetimber Routemaster up to London, parking it right outside Wiltons on Jermyn Street.…

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ORA Brewing are opening their Tottenham taproom for Saturday beer and food

Tottenham's food and drink scene just got another leg up with the arrival of ORA Brewing on the scene. The team began home brewing in Modena and then moved to London last year, starting under the arches in Bermondsey. Now they've taken over the Brewheadz space on the Rosebery Industrial Estate.

What this means, in particular, to local folk and travelling beer lovers is that they'll be opening the…

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Coqfighter pick Soho's Beak Street for their first central London restaurant

Having built up a fanbase at the Boxparks in Shoreditch and Croydon, street food traders Coqfighter are hoping they have the chops to take on central London.…

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MOLO sees ex-Novikov chef serving up gourmet seafood buns at Netil Market

What do you get when you put a chef who's spent the last seven year working at one of Mayfair's swankiest restaurants in charge of street food? Well MOLO hopes to provide the answer.

Kicking off at Netil Market this weekend, it sees the previous development chef of Novikov Group, Giacomo Uzzo and business partner Federico Ciampolini serving up gourmet fish buns.

Using top quality sustainable seaf…

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