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Epic Pies opening at St Paul's will celebrate British pastry

From street food to permanent digs, a mother/son duo are opening up this 'Britisserie' by St Paul's Cathedral, where pies are the main star but you can also get a Brunch Wellington at the weekend.

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Dumpling Shack are opening Fen Noodles hand-pulled noodle bar in Spitalfields

In Spitalfields Market, Dumpling Shack are already doing very nicely in The Kitchens - the mini food hall there in the middle of the market. They've got a reputation as producing some of the best dumplings in London, after all. Now they're about to grow, taking over the space next door to launch Fen Noodles. 

Fen Noodles will very much do what it says on the tin, serving hand-pulled noodles,…

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Dalloway Terrace unveils its new autumnal look

OK, how pretty is this? Always Insta-friendly Bloomsbury restaurant and bar Dalloway Terrace has had an autumnal makeover and it's quite the look.

London florists Wild at Heart are the folk responsible for the new seasonal look which uses preserved oak and beech leaves, natural cork bark and golden silk leaves in the design. The whole thing's been done in conjunction with the bar's newest partner…

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St John restaurant celebrates its 25th anniversary and new book with an epic party

There are bound to be a few sore heads in London today (including ours) following the riotous partying in Smithfield at St John restaurant last night.

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver threw one hell of a bash to celebrate both the restaurant's quarter-century anniversary and the launch of their new book, The Book of St John.

There were platters of pigs heads, Welsh rarebit, snails wrapped in…

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New London restaurants coming in October 2019

We're well into Autumn at this stage, and if you're looking for somewhere to shelter from the rain, there are some great new restaurants on the way in October. From high-rise and high-end Mexican food to a Fat Duck alumni invasion, there's much to look forward to. …

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Bancone pasta bar is opening a second restaurant in Soho

After a big success with the original in Covent Garden, fresh pasta bar Bancone is growing - opening a second restaurant in Soho. Expect classic pasta dishes, a new cocktail bar and more...…

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Draughts is turning the old Shanghai/F Cooke site in Dalston into a board games paradise

From pies and mash, to Chinese food, and now to board games and cocktails - 41 Kingsland High Street has had quite the history. For years it was the site of F Cooke pie and mash shop - leaving it a legacy of gorgeous tiled interiors and winning it a Grade II listing. More recently it was home to the Shanghai Chinese restaurant and karaoke spot. Last we heard Charlotte Wilde, formerly of Sage…

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Mr Ji on Old Compton Street will be ALL about Taiwanese fried chicken

Inspired by trips to Taipei, Mr Ji's founder is now hoping to bring all the delights of the night time Taiwanese fried chicken scene to Soho's Old Compton Street.…

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Here's who's taking part in the 2019 Croqueta Challenge - updated

Updated 25/9/19 with finalists' details

If the impending arrival of Autumn (if it isn't here already) has you depressed, then we have some good news to counter that. September may mean the end of the hols and back to work, but it also means that the Salt Yard Group Croqueta Challenge is just around the corner.

We've judged it for the past few years and it's always a cracking event - bringing toge…

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Volta do Mar sees ex-Salt Yard Group founder take on Portuguese food

The ex-Salt Yard Group founder returns to the fray with a Portuguese restaurant that'll start with custard tarts in the morning and move through to larger dishes in the evening.…

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The YBFs reveal the winners for 2019

 

We're well into the food and drink awards season at the moment. Following the AA Awards earlier this week, we have the turn of The YBF's who held their awards do last night. The awards are there to recocgnise and champion upcoming British talent, with judges that included Marina O’Loughlin, Yotam Ottolenghi and James Knappett. 

  • Alcohol - Lucy Do, The Dodo Micropub
  • Chef - Santiago…

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The Gladwin Brothers are opening Sussex on the old Arbutus site

They have success with The Shed, Rabbit and Nutbourne and now The Gladwin Brothers are opening their fourth restaurant, Sussex, in the space that used to be Arbutus.…

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Little Bat in Islington has gained a restaurant with Little Bat Kitchen

Change has come to Islington's LIttle Bat, the cocktail bar run by the same people behind Calooh Callay - it's been divided into two. The front part of the building will remain the Little Bat Bar, where the cocktails will continue to flow as before - but there's a change at the back. That's become the Little Bat Kitchen. …

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Brother Marcus is coming to Spitalfields

They've already had success with their restaurants in Balham and Islington and now Brother Marcus are heading to the City with their largest restaurant yet. Expect a similar Eastern-med approach to the cooking with some new dishes on the menu. …

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Tonkotsu's latest ramen restaurant is in Shoreditch

Tonkotsu really are becoming London's chief ramen joint with this, their eleventh opening in town. Expect the usual ramen (and a signature Shoreditch option) as well as gyoza and lots more. …

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