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Fan Tong

We're liking the sound of Fan Tong which quietly opened its doors in Dalston last week. 

Located close to Dalston Junction Station, the restaurant (its name translates to rice bucket) is serving up mostly Chinese food but, as owner Wai Wan explains "ultimately the menu has no boundaries. Our menu, which changes regularly, will swing from anything to simply grilled king prawns to Italian meatballs…

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The Quo Vadis Cinderella pumpkin turns into free soup for Soho

If you dined at Quo Vadis at any point over the last month you might have spotted the mahoosive pumpkin that adorned the middle of the restaurant. Now the 67 kilo squash is going to be turned into soup for all.

Head Chef Jeremy Lee is hard at work with the “Cinderella pumpkin” turning it into pumpkin soup. And, because of the size, there'll be too much soup for the restaurant so Jeremy and owners…

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Copita Del Mercado bringing Spanish food to Spitalfields

The original Copita in Soho has proven to be a huge hit since it opened, so it's good news for Spitalfields as the same people are opening a second restaurant, Copita Del Mercado, on Wentworth Street.

The new Copita promises to serve larger portions than the original Copita, steering slightly away from the original tapas concept. A look at the menu reveals the following dishes which do sound great…

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Richard Caring to open The Ivy Market Grill on Henrietta Street

Updated 17/10 with exclusive booking information.

Richard Caring's group of restaurants, Caprice Holdings, is expanding with the opening of The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden before Christmas.

The new restaurant will be on Henrietta Street which you may remember used to be a Lloyds Bank and Pizza Hut. Before that it was the original Boulestin restaurant (thanks to Hugh Wright for that tip). An…

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The team behind The Dairy prepare to open The Manor in Clapham

17/11 - Updated with soft launch details.

It's all go for the folk at The Dairy in Clapham. Just days after announcing their plans to expand sideways into the shop next door with The Delicatessen, now we hear that they're opening a second restaurant.

The Manor is a new modern bistro from the team behind the Dairy so that's chef Robin and his wife Sarah and partners Dean Parker and Dan Joines.

Situ…

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Seasonal fish + burgers and more from World's End Market

Updated 16/11/14 with photo and opening date

A new venture is coming to the King's Road later this year as the people behind the recently opened Crystal Palace Market get ready to open their next restaurant, the World's End Market. The all-day restaurant and underground bar will be taking over the space which was once the World's End Pub - and they're looking to design it in a way that makes the…

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Stuff We Liked - Christmas pies and sandwiches, tea, calamari, omelettes and more...

It's time again for another round of Stuff We Liked - a general round-up of the things we've been talking about on TwitterInstagram, facebook and more. This week was a great chance for us to get stuck into some Christmas goodies, among other things...…

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Restaurants in the press: 10-16 November 2014

The latest in a regular series where we gather together all the food, restaurant and chef related articles we've found interesting this week. This week - Ramsay, London's cabbies, hotel restaurants and more…

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The Tommy Tucker opening in Fulham from the people behind Claude's Kitchen

There's a new pub coming to Fulham from the people behind the very popular restaurant Claude's Kitchen and Amuse Bouche champagne bar...…

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Chai Wu modern Chinese to open on the Fifth Floor at Harrods

London's department stores are currently falling over themselves to become dining destinations and the net result is that we all benefit. The latest shop to announce a new restaurant is Harrods which today revealed it'll be opening a swish new Chinese restaurant in the New Year.

Chai Wu is described as a new modern Chinese restaurant. The 90 seat restaurant will be up on the fifth floor. In charge…

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