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Trolley restaurant Magpie is coming from Pidgin's James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy

The Pidgin duo are rolling up their sleeves to get creative with the theme of dim sum in their first Zone 1 restaurant. There’ll be trays of cocktails on arrival, trolleys of dim sum at your table, and imaginative ingredients like fennel pollen, gjetost and nukazuke pickles...…

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Seaside in the Sky is the Gherkin’s newest pop-up

The Gherkin's new pop-up for the summer will be Searcy’s Seaside in the Sky, who'll be serving upmarket versions of classic British food for six weeks.

It'll all be themed around the Great British Seaside, and will come with the not inconsiderable bonus of epic views across London (plus zero chance of rogue bits of sand following you home in every pocket.) The pop-up will be split across two floo…

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YO! Sushi pops up in Boxpark Croydon with street food and sushi

Since it opened back in October, Boxpark Croydon has been going from strength to strength. Now it’s set to be the home to YO! Sushi’s newest experiment: reinventing themselves as a pop-up serving up Japanese dishes reimagined with a takeaway twist.

The conveyer-belt sushi chain, calling itself just YO!, will open with a newly expanded menu, including dishes like panko chicken thigh sandwiches, cr…

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Clipstone, Phil Howard & more get awards at the GQ Food and Drink Awards 2017

It seems it's ALWAYS awards season these days and the latest batch came via GQ, who last night revealed their latest Food and Drink awards in a ceremony at new Shoreditch hotel The Curtain (our invite must have got lost in the post!).

Restaurant folk who went home with gongs included Clipstone, The Hart Bros, Phil Howard, The Fat Duck and more. Here's the full list:

  • Best restaurant: Clipstone
  • Be…

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Simon Rogan is leaving Fera at Claridges

So this is a bit of a surprise. Simon Rogan will no longer be running the restaurant at Claridges at the end of the month.

In a press release today Simon said; “It’s been a pleasure working with Claridge’s for a successful and enjoyable three years, and as the time has come to move on, we do so with excitement for the future and grateful for our time at Fera.”

Fera at Claridges will actually cont…

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Mele e Pere are opening an Aperitivo Bar

If you've ever wandered past the entrance to Mele e Pere on Brewer Street and wondered what the downstairs restaurant was like, you'll soon be able to find out without having to leave street level.

The Italian restaurant is opening a new Aperitivo Bar this week at ground floor level. They're just finishing installing a whole load of taps from where they'll be serving homemade vermouth on draught,…

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Max's Sandwich Shop comes to Dalston with a Birthdays residency

A Hot Dinners exclusive

We'll admit we are VERY big fans of Max's Sandwich Bar on Stroud Green Road. It's been the winner of Best Cheap Eats at the Observer Food Monthly Awards and, to our mind, creates some of the best sandwiches in London. But if you haven't had the chance to head to the original yet, another Max's is on the way. This time he's heading over to Dalston for an extended residency…

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Señor Ceviche's new Charlotte Street branch will serve up Peruvian brunch and Pisco Punch

A new Fitzrovia branch of Carnaby Street's Señor Ceviche will not only have all the usual favourites, but there'll be an exciting new brunch menu, and an underground pisco bar with loads of cocktails, as well as the usual Sours.…

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