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Good news - Marcus Wareing has just put his custard tart back on the menu in Knightbridge

One properly iconic London dish is Marcus Wareing's custard tart. Adapted from his own grandmother's recipe, it first hit centre stage when it was picked as the dessert course in the first ever Great British Menu back in 2006. That's when Marcus cooked it for the Queen’s official 80th birthday lunch at Mansion House.

At the time he told The FT, "The challenge is in getting the right balance betwe…

Read more: Good news - Marcus Wareing has just put his custard tart back on the menu in Knightbridge

Bambusa on Charlotte Street will be a new Asian cafe from the Roti Chai group

Looks like Charlotte Street is getting ready to welcome a new all day Asian café. Bambusa is the latest opening from the team that brought us Roti Chai and Chai Ki.

Open from breakfast through to supper "offering an eclectic range of breakfast and all-day dishes with global influences, initially focused on flavours from across Asia." That's down to founder Rohit Chugh's past two years travel…

Read more: Bambusa on Charlotte Street will be a new Asian cafe from the Roti Chai group

Scandi meatballs, sausage roll goals and brilliant brill - London's Instagram food feed

Once more, we showcase the highlights of what's currently shining in our Instagram feed this week and halting any thoughts of a diet.…

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Bleecker's Hospitality Action charity day returns for 2019

 

This year, Bleecker are once again putting all their profits to one side to support Hospitality Action, the charity that supports and build awareness around mental health and addiction in the hospitality industry. Last year they and some restaurant partners across London raised over £10k so we're hoping for even better this year. 

It's something that's particularly personal to Ble…

Read more: Bleecker's Hospitality Action charity day returns for 2019

BBQ Dreamz from Million Pound Menu are popping up in MEATliquor at King's Cross

15/2/18 - Updated with extended dates

If you've been watching My Million Pound Menu, you'll have seen Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh agreeing to invest £350k in the Filipino barbecue concept BBQ Dreamz.

And, while the team there work out where they're going to open a permanent restaurant, the street food traders are going to be popping up in King's Cross for a while. They'll be taking over t…

Read more: BBQ Dreamz from Million Pound Menu are popping up in MEATliquor at King's Cross

Juno Rooms on Watling Street has two floors of cocktails and food planned for City folk

Expect a punchy cocktail list and all manner of fun, casual dishes at this new two floored bar and restaurant in the City.…

Read more: Juno Rooms on Watling Street has two floors of cocktails and food planned for City folk

Million Pound Menu winner Tiger Bites gets a residency in Shoreditch and a Deliveroo Kitchen slot

Last night saw a new episode of Fred Sirieix's BBC show Million Pound Menu and London-based duo Scott & Lacey's Tiger Bites - serving up Asian fusion street food - came out top. And for their efforts, they won a slot at one of Deliveroo's kitchens. Which means that now, if you happen to live or work in East London, you can get their food delivered right to your door.

But the even better news…

Read more: Million Pound Menu winner Tiger Bites gets a residency in Shoreditch and a Deliveroo Kitchen slot

Gordon Ramsay has launched a space capsule lounge at Bread Street Kitchen

In a "well, we haven't seen anything like THAT before" move, Gordon Ramsay has been tarting up the lounge at his Bread Street Kitchen in The City. Really taking up the idea of a private room up a notch - this little space is designed like a space capsule (albeit a little more comfortable than the spaces that the Apollo astronauts had to put up with).

It fits up to eight people inside, a…

Read more: Gordon Ramsay has launched a space capsule lounge at Bread Street Kitchen

Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon is a hidden chocolate speakeasy in Dalston

A hidden hot chocolate salon is coming to Dalston this month called Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon. It's all to kick off Fairtrade Fortnight and it's named after cocoa farmer from the Ivory Coast.

As for how you find the bar? It'll be hidden away at the back of a newsagent on the Kingsland Road. Head to the back of the shop, press a button and the West African themed speakeasy will be unv…

Read more: Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon is a hidden chocolate speakeasy in Dalston

Chef Anna Haugh is opening Myrtle an Irish-influenced Chelsea restaurant

Chef Anna Haugh uses her Irish connections and London restaurant experience to bring Chelsea a restaurant of very modern European sensibilities.…

Read more: Chef Anna Haugh is opening Myrtle an Irish-influenced Chelsea restaurant

MEATliquor and Queens go all Big Lebowski

They may be in the process of moving their original restaurant just around the corner, but MEATliquor aren't sitting still. Their latest venture is a mash up with Queens Skate Dine Bowls called Liquor Lanes - and it's a little Big Lebowski inspired. 

Essentially a private area of the Bayswater skating and bowling spot, it's particularly influenced - as you can see from the pic - by the psych…

Read more: MEATliquor and Queens go all Big Lebowski

Want to know what a £13 cup of coffee tastes like? Head to Le Café Alain Ducasse

If you're a coffee nut, then the recent opening of Le Café Alain Ducasse at Coal Drops Yard will not have passed you by. If, however, you aren't as au fait with all the latest London coffee news as you might be, then let us enlighten you.

As the name suggests, this is the multi Michelin-starred chef's first UK opening of this particular cafe - he has another in Paris, where he also has a roastery…

Read more: Want to know what a £13 cup of coffee tastes like? Head to Le Café Alain Ducasse

Clare Smyth is teaming up with Anne-Sophie Pic for an International Women's Day dinner

International Women's Day is coming up and we can't think of a better way to celebrate - if your budget allows - than by sitting down to dinner by two world class female chefs.

The Four Seasons  London at Trinity Square is hosting a one off event featuring their own chef Anne-Sophie Pic cooking alongside Clare Smyth.

Each chef will each showcase a selection of their own signature dishes as p…

Read more: Clare Smyth is teaming up with Anne-Sophie Pic for an International Women's Day dinner

The Palmerston in East Dulwich is closing after its lease wasn't renewed

It's not easy finding the perfect local in London. You have to kiss a lot of frogs (or drink a lot of duff pints) before you discover the one for you. So imagine the dismay for South Londoners to read yesterday that one of their favourite pubs is closing.

The Palmerston in East Dulwich took everyone by surprise when it posted on Instagram to say that they'd be closing up shop in June.

"It is with…

Read more: The Palmerston in East Dulwich is closing after its lease wasn't renewed

JOLT is bringing pistachio and condensed milk lattes to Fitzrovia

 

Another coffee import is heading to Fitzrovia after the successful launch of Omotesando Koffee (and their amazing Kashi). This time it's the turn of Jolt, who have already appeared in Riyadh.

The London outpost (taking over the spot that Yoobi briefly held) promises single-origin coffee from Nude, and their signature seems to be "Spanish Lattes" (that's coffee marbled with condens…

Read more: JOLT is bringing pistachio and condensed milk lattes to Fitzrovia

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