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The Butcher's Hook expands to Hammersmith at Ravenscourt Park

Already popular in Fulham, the Butcher's Hook is due to open a second venue, this time taking over the space that used to house the Thatched House. It'll also have a chef who used to work at Daphne's and Launceston Place at the helm.


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Neil Rankin revamps the Princess of Shoreditch menu and reveals plans for Bad Egg restaurant

Regulars of the Silicon Roundabout gastropub The Princess of Shoreditch may have spotted changes to the pub's menu over the last month or so. Eagle-eyed foodies would have taken one look at items such as Razor clams, charred onion & fennel rubbing shoulders with Flat iron, egg & chimichurri and rightly deduced that this was the handiwork of Neil Rankin.

The Smokehouse chef has moved up in…

Read more: Neil Rankin revamps the Princess of Shoreditch menu and reveals plans for Bad Egg restaurant

The Sun Tavern to open on Bethnal Green Road

Fans of the Discount Suit Company on Petticoat Lane Market should look out for The Sun Tavern, opening on Bethnal Green Road this Autumn.

The drinks list will feature a decent cocktail selection as well as an impressive choice of Irish whiskies and Poitin. There'll also be a special menu of punches, with recipes dating back to the 18th Century and a weekly changing ‘Local Hero’ fine ales, sourced…

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Stoke Newington's White Hart launches no cutlery Dirty Dining night

Well, it had to happen. The natural extension of dude food and street food on the high street is dispensing with cutlery altogether.

The White Hart in Stoke Newington is launching a monthly event called Dirty Dining - what they're describing as "No-Cutlery, Dirty Hands Feast".

For the first night in August the pub will be transformed into a beer, bourbon and BBQ joint where dishes chosen deliberat…

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Meat-free Ethos to open near Oxford Circus

The battle for London's vegetarians has begun. Launching in September on Eastcastle Street, just off Oxford Circus is Ethos.…

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Vapore brings healthy steamed food to Baker Street

There's a distinct trend towards healthier fast food for the lunchtime trade in London and the latest opening in that area is Vapore which opened for business today on Baker Street.

This is the first UK opening for the Milan-based company. Their usp is that almost everything on the menu is steamed.

Open for both breakfast and lunch, the menu will feature a daily selection of over sixteen steam bas…

Read more: Vapore brings healthy steamed food to Baker Street

Tickets on sale for Koya's Junya Yamasaki eel dinner at Lyle's

Seats for his BackBench tasting menus at Koya disappear the minute they go on sale, but if you hurry you might just get tickets to the next event featuring Koya's Head Chef Junya Yamasaki.

He's collaborating with James Lowe on a special menu on Tuesday 29th July at Lyles in Shoreditch.

The one-off dinner will feature seasonal British ingredients and be inspired by Japanese thoughts and techniques.…

Read more: Tickets on sale for Koya's Junya Yamasaki eel dinner at Lyle's

Dessert-only pop-up The Pudding Bar opens in Soho

A restaurant that serves only puddings? A splendid idea - and now there's a new pop up in the heart of Soho which is offering pastries, cakes and plated desserts, from first thing in the morning until late at night.

The Pudding Bar opened this weekend on Greek Street, taking over a five storey building next to local institution Maison Bertaux. There's a cafe area on the ground floor for daytime no…

Read more: Dessert-only pop-up The Pudding Bar opens in Soho

Skye Gyngell to open new restaurant Spring at Somerset House

Updated 18/7/14 with opening date and menu details

We have been waiting for what seems like an age to find out what Skye Gyngell was going to do as her follow up to the Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries restaurant. There had been a lot of talk of her looking for a space in Soho, but now we've heard that Skye will be opening instead at Somerset House.

Spring - her first solo venture - will open…

Read more: Skye Gyngell to open new restaurant Spring at Somerset House

Nobu launches children's bento boxes

That bento box above is Nobu Berkeley's new bento box for kids - just launched in time for summer holidays. It's a two level affair - the savoury level will have Nobu tasters like chicken yasai zuke, baby tiger shrimp with ponzu and kappa cut rolls with sautéed vegetables and teriyaki. The second level will be a sweet selection made up of fresh fruit skewers, vanilla ice cream and chocolate…

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