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Wheelcake Island is serving up Taiwanese pancakes at Westfield London

Westfield London has been dramatically changing (for the better) the food for shoppers - but it's not stopping yet. The latest addition is a new permanent space for Wheelcake Island, who you can see right now at Old Spitalfields Market and Seven Dials Market. 

They're known for serving up their wheelcakes - Taiwanese pancakes - with fillings that include vanilla custard, chocolate and vanill…

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Four Hundred Rabbits take on the restaurant at Brockwell Lido

Popular South London pizzeria 400 Hundred Rabbits has taken on the art deco cafe at Brockwell Lido and they're starting with a strong brunch menu.…

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Iconic restaurant The Connaught Grill is returning to The Connaught

Carving out space on the hotel's ground floor, The Connaught is bringing back its legendary restaurant The Connaught Grill with Jean-Georges Vongerichten providing a modern take on grill room classics.…

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Fortnum's and Baileys are back at Skate at Somerset House with fondue, mulled cider, shopping and more

Another modern heralding of Christmas in the capital (along with the arrival of Christmas sandwiches) is the opening of various skating rinks around town, but the big one has always been Skate at Somerset House. Now in its 20th year, the rink is being sponsored, once again, by Fortnums.

What that means is there's a whole host of lovely food and drink opportunties for pre-and post skating. Or…

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Noble Rot Soho sees the Noble Rot team take over The Gay Hussar for their second restaurant

A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century.…

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Tombo goes all out with a Hello Kitty anniversary pop-up

Typical, you wait all year for a Hello Kitty popup and then two come along at once. In addition to the one over at Westfield London at Japan Centre Ichiba, Tombo Japanese Café and Matcha Bar in Fitzrovia, has just launched a four-month Sanrio pop-up experience featuring Hello Kitty and friends. Both are celebrating the character's 45th Anniversary this month.

Starting the day at Tombo there will…

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The Ivy Asia, St Paul's comes to London, taking over Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa

The latest Ivy is opening in the impressive space that once held Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa. This time they'll be launching an Ivy with an Asian-influenced menu. …

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Corbin and King are coming to Notting Hill

While Corbin and King may have closed their Islington restaurant Bellanger, they're also getting ready to open a brand new restaurant in Notting Hill.…

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Gaucho's redesigned Charlotte Street restaurant will have a beef bar for counter dining

The Gaucho group is back from administration woes with a new CEO and a new concept, starting with a reinvention of its Charlotte Street site.…

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Byron are relaunching with a new menu, including their first-ever brunch

Twelve years is a long time in the burger business, so it’s understandable that Byron have decided to freshen things up a little. After welcoming celebrity chef and author Sophie Michell as their Food & Drink Director in June, there’s now firm plans to shake up the menu.

Starting at the first ever Byron site in High Street Kensington, then rolling out in other branches across 2020, there’ll f…

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Singaporean restaurant Singapulah & Arôme has opened in Soho

Soho has a new restaurant and bakery concept on Frith Street – Singapulah & Arôme – which they're claiming to be the UK’s only dedicated Singaporean site.…

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The Providores’ replacement in Marylebone will be a second Taka restaurant

A replacement has been announced for chef Peter Gordon’s popular Marylebone restaurant The Providores, following its closure after 18 years. Japanese restaurant Taka will open its second site there.…

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Market Hall West End on Oxford Street is London's biggest food court yet

The march of the food court continues with the latest Market Hall coming to Oxford Street. A huge site, this features 11 food traders, 4 bars and a roof terrace too. …

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Mercato Mayfair brings the vibe of Mercato Metropolitano into the heart of the West End

 

Update: See our Test Drive of Mercato Mayfair here

We'll be honest with you, it's been over a year since we first announced details of Mercato Mayfair - the second market from the folk behind Mercato Metropolitano. Since then things had gone so quiet that we honestly thought the deal had fallen through. But it turns out they've just been working quietly on their makeover of the Gr…

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Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old L'atelier site on West Street

New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.…

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