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Jamie Oliver confirms closure of Barbecoa Piccadilly but St Paul's branch remains open

It's been a bad couple of weeks for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Following news that he was closing 12 of his Jamie's Italian restaurants last month, comes the confirmation of rumours that both his Barbecoa restaurants have closed their doors.

Fellow restaurateur Martin Williams of M Restaurants said yesterday that he wanted to buy both Barbecoa restaurants from Oliver. In a statement Willia…

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Eccleston Yards combines restaurants, workspace and wellspace in Belgravia

Tucked in between Pimlico and Victoria is this new development - a mix of restaurants, shops and workspace…

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One night, four restaurants - booking opens for Action Against Hunger's Moveable Feasts

You've got to hand it to Action Against Hunger, the folk at that charity really know how to put an interesting sounding event together. And they usually have some top restaurant partners in whatever they do. So we're not that surprised to hear about their upcoming Moveable Feasts.

If you've ever been on one of the London Restaurant Festival's Gourmet Odysseys, this is along similar lines although…

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Scully in St James's Market will be former Nopi Chef Ramael Scully's first solo venture

The former Head Chef of Nopi breaks out on his own with his first solo venture in the St James Market development in central London.…

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Forest Bar and Kitchen is Walthamstow's answer to P Franco

Walthamstow's food and drink scene continues to thrive with the opening of this latest neighbourhood spot…

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Aidan McGee is the new Head Chef at Corrigan's Mayfair

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We've been following the career of Irish chef Aidan McGee ever since he first started making waves in the London dining scene back at the Truscott Arms. After a short-ish stint running the kitchen at Fitzrovia pub The George & Dragon, McGee now has a new position, and it's a good 'un.

He's returned to his homeland - figuratively, rather than literally, as the new Head…

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Wanted to book lunch at Barrafina? Here's your chance...

We do love Barrafina - but we're not great fans of queuing/waiting for tables. So if you've wanted to try the restaurant but haven't had the time/patience, then their new monthly bookable Friday lunches - held in the Adelaide Street private dining room - might be just what you need. 

On the first Friday of every month, they'll be running special lunch events, Arroz Friday - where they'll be…

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Quality Chop House is expanding with a new cafe

Not content with a restaurant, bar and deli, Farringdon's Quality Chop House is now adding a cafe too. If you've been to the deli there recently - and we have many times for arguably the best pork pies in London - you'll have seen the wine shop that's next door (previously run by Noble Wines). It's that area that's becoming their new cafe. 

There you'll be able to sit down and work your way…

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Tom Sellers is doing an immersive Robin Hood pop-up with a meat-heavy menu

You’d think if your Michelin-starred restaurant was closed for a renovation, you might be able to afford yourself some time off. Well, not if you’re Tom Sellers, who’s instead decided to make the most of it with a new, three-week Robin Hood-themed ‘immersive’ pop-up.

He’ll be doing a ‘banquet-style’ menu riffing off the Nottingham fairytale - that's the part of the world Tom comes from himself. I…

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Eccleston Place is Tart London's new bricks-and-mortar Belgravia venue

Tart London made a name for themselves catering to huge brands. Now they’re taking things up a notch with their first venue, which on top of having an airy, all-day restaurant with a range of healthy, and not-so-healthy options, will have a photography studio, an event space for 350 and a retail space...…

Read more: Eccleston Place is Tart London's new bricks-and-mortar Belgravia venue

Leytonstone pizza fans are getting their own Yard Sale Pizza

Massively popular local pizzeria Yard Sale continue their expansion with a fourth base in Leytonstone.…

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Sourdough cake and slow fermented bakes at Bloomsbury’s Fortitude Bakehouse

Breakfasts, lunches, sourdough cakes and other bakes to go - and a sliver of space to sit in - at Bloomsbury’s new craft baker, and plenty for gluten-free and vegans.…

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Flat Iron are opening their sixth restaurant in Tooley Street

Popular steak chain Flat Iron are opening their sixth steakhouse. The Tooley Street restaurant will have a indoor garden theme.…

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Passo hosts famous LA chef Nancy Silverton for a one week residency

Old Street’s big all-day Italian Passo is keeping busy since their November opening, with the arrival of huge LA chef Nancy Silverton for a short residency.

The Michelin starred-chef (who Netflix addicts may have caught on Chef’s Table) will be rocking up for one week only to churn out a sizeable seven-course feast, that’ll give you a taste of LA’s Italian food scene without needing to leave Zone…

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