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Theo Randall teams up with Colicci to open Storey's Gate Cafe in St James's Park

A collaboration between Theo Randall, Colicci, and The Royal Parks with an emphasis on healthy and vegan options looks set to put London's royal park cafes on the map.

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Japan Centre and Ichiba are putting on ekiben boxes - for one week only

If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around Japan by train you’ll almost certainly be familiar with the amazing bento boxes you can pick up at the stations. They're typically filled with rice, fish, pickles and other treats. Well now London's Japan Centre is saving you a journey by bringing them to London for the first time – but for one week only.

From 22 - 28 October the ‘ekiben’ (eki meaning…

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Dishoom launches its first cookbook - and yes, the bacon naan roll recipe is in there

Ever dreamt of making your own Dishoom-style bacon naan roll at home? Well from next September you can get your hands on the official recipe, with the launch of the restaurant group’s first cookbook, Dishoom: From Bombay with Love.

Those hangover-busting breakfast naan rolls will be just a handful of the 100 recipes that make up the book which, similar to the restaurants themselves, have been ins…

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Code's hospitality industry report highlights Brexit and mental health as key challenges

The well-being of London’s hospitality workforce has been a big topic over the past couple of years, with industry figures speaking out on on everything from mental health to recruitment and pay. Seeking to draw a cohesive picture of the industry as a place to work, Adam Hyman’s Code Hospitality has this week published its inaugural Happiness in Hospitality report, a timely survey of what it’s ac…

Read more: Code's hospitality industry report highlights Brexit and mental health as key challenges

Anthracite martini bar is opening at the Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross

Opening up at The Great Northern Hotel is this three roomed martini bar with fabulous views over the area and everything to entice martini lovers to King's Cross.…

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Ceres brings food inspired by Sicily and Provence to Newington Green

Inspired by her Sicilian and Provencal grandmothers the chef behind this Newington Green restaurant has used Kickstarter to move from pop up to permanent…

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Krept and Konan's Crepes and Cones pops up at Boxpark Croydon

Ever since they opened their Croydon restaurant, business has been booming for rappers Krept and Konan. And now they're expanding.

But before you get too excited at the prospect of them opening near you, they're just heading down the road to Boxpark Croydon, where they'll be showcasing their dishes at the streetfood spot throughout the month of October. Crepes and Cones will be taking over the po…

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London's Dandelyan is the World's Best Bar for 2018

The World's 50 Best Bars 2018 were revealed last night with Dandelyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana’s bar at the Mondrian Hotel claiming top spot.

In a surprise move,Chetiyawardana announced in an Instagram post earlier this week that he would be ‘killing off’ the bar. "Iit makes sense to burn it down, start afresh, and rise again as something brighter, shinier and more fitting of where we’re (all) now at…

Read more: London's Dandelyan is the World's Best Bar for 2018

EartH Kitchen at new Hackney arts space EartH has an ex-St John chef running things

It's taken millions to transform the old Savoy Cinema into a modern arts space so it's good news that their restaurant will be every bit as ambitious with former St John executive chef Chris Gillard running things.…

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Eat ALL the pies at Dominique Ansel Bakery's London Pie Night

Who ate all the pies? You if you manage to get tickets to Dominique Ansel Bakery London's Pie Night. The hook - unlimited slices of pie.

As New Yorkers would tell you, this is one of those events you'll need to put an alert in your calendar for. Ansel has been running it there for the past four years and apparently in NYC tickets sell out in two minutes.

For £42 you can eat as many slices of the…

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Sub Cult sandwiches have just opened at Boxpark Shoreditch

Shoreditch folk looking to break out of their usual lunchtime rut should head straight for Boxpark Shoreditch today where legendary sarnie purveyors Sub Cult are setting up shop. "Longer hours, 7 days a week from 12pm PLUS a pimped up menu!" they tweeted this week.

If you haven't tried their swoonsome sandwiches before, they're New York inspired gourmet sub rolls made with their own bagel-brioche…

Read more: Sub Cult sandwiches have just opened at Boxpark Shoreditch

5 things to order at World's Best Female Chef Clare Smyth's restaurant Core

It's been quite a year for London chef Clare Smyth. In April Core was named Best Restaurant at the GQ Restaurant Awards and Clare was announced as the - wait for it - elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 <draws breath>. In September she stormed straight on the Good Food Guide at No 3 with a perfect 10 score and the restaurant has just been a…

Read more: 5 things to order at World's Best Female Chef Clare Smyth's restaurant Core

The White Haus in Farringdon will be an Alpine-themed pub with schnitzel and hot toddies

Hippo Inns are turning three floors of Farringdon pub into an après ski fest of schnitzels, Alpine beer and hot toddies.…

Read more: The White Haus in Farringdon will be an Alpine-themed pub with schnitzel and hot toddies

The Ivy in the Park will be Richard Caring's new Canary Wharf restaurant

Caprice Holdings' nonstop expansion gathers pace as it announces its next City branch of The Ivy will be overlooking the green on Canada Square.…

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Chips, cheese and gravy galore - the Air Canada Poutinerie returns

If you're a fan of chips, cheese and gravy - which seems fairly likely - then the news of the return of Air Canada's Poutinerie should bring joy to the heart. It popped up last year, and proved to be such a success that they're coming round for another pass this month, landing in Old Spitalfields Market. 

As before, there will be the classic poutine - chips, gravy and melted cheese…

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