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The Bar at Bellamy's opens in Mayfair serving cocktails and toasties

It was hard for us to focus on the rest of the food offering at new Mayfair cocktail bar The Bar at Bellamy's once we'd seen the immortal words 'Foie Gras toasties'. Now we know that's not for everyone but if you are a fan of indecently rich food, we can't think of many better dishes to enjoy.

The new bar sits adjacent to the French Brasserie Bellamy's on Bruton Place and takes over the space that…

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Seamus Mullen restaurant and Dandelyan from Mr Lyan confirmed for Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Update 10/9/14 - find out more about the Seamus Mullen's Sea Containers restaurant.

Exclusive announcement. The rumours had been around for a while but now it's confirmed that another big-name New York chef is on the way to London.

Seamus Mullen has been garnering many plaudits for his West Village Spanish restaurant Tertulia, which was a finalist for Best New Restaurant in the James Beard Awards…

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British Airways launches a new on-board burger

These days, there's no escaping the all-pervasive burger trend even if you're 35,000 feet above the ground. The latest to unveil their signature burger is British Airways, who have just started serving this new burger. It's made of 100% British beef, a mixture of chuck, cheek and onglet designed to ensure full flavour at 35,000ft and comes with Monterey Jack cheese, tomato relish and is serv…

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The Cochonette boules special on the menu this week at Angelus

This my friends is The Cochonette - a special going on the set lunch menu at Paddington restaurant Angelus from this Wednesday for a week. It's a tribute to the restaurant's owner Thierry Tomasin's love affair with Boules. Tomasin's so madly into the game that this weekend sees him organising the UK’s largest public entry international tournament, the Londonaise.

The Londonaise will be held in Is…

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Hartnett, Hix and Drabble head up Fortnum's Supper Club programme

Piccadilly food store Fortnum & Mason continues to innovate under the leadership of Ewan Ventners who moved over here from Selfridges in 2012.

Their latest wheeze is to run a weekly supperclub every Thursday in their Fountain Restaurant and they've signed up a number of notable chefs and restaurants to take part.

The first dinner begins this week (June 5), when Michelin-starred chef William Dr…

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Comensal contemporary Mexican to open on Clapham's Abbeville Road

Clapham looks to be getting an interesting new restaurant in a few weeks when Comensal, a modern Mexican bar and restaurant opens its doors.

The Abbeville Road spot will specialise in contemporary food from around Mexico so expect enchiladas, ceviche, taquitos and homemade mole and guacamole, as well as a range of regularly changing specials.

As you might expect the bar will be well stocked too wi…

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Gong at the Shangri-la Shard - London's highest bar

It's the highest bar in London. Gong on the 52nd floor of the Shangri-la Shard opened its doors last week, so we popped along for a quick drink at the weekend to check it out.

As you might expect from any bar with such a USP drinks don't come cheap at this height. Signature cocktails start at £17 while classics are £15. If you're really feeling flush there's the Waterloo Punch Bowl for 2-4 to sha…

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Auction Against Hunger 2014 - results and galleryAll the action from this year's Auction Against Hunger held at Street Feast…

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Bea Vo of Bea's of Bloomsbury launching Stax Carnaby

(Updated 23/5 with opening date and menu)

She's best known for the cakes and teas she serves up at Bea's of Bloomsbury, and more recently Bea Vo has been running a successful weekend diner at Maltby Street too. Now she's working on opening that diner Stax in a permanent location at Carnaby's Kingly Court.

The all day diner takes its name from Memphis based 1960s record label Stax Records and…

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Ham Yard Hotel opens out Soho with a new restaurant and bar

The Ham Yard hotel is the latest hotel coming from the Firmdale group. They're the people behind the Charlotte Street hotel and the Soho Hotel among others and this is their eighth boutique hotel - with a mix of traditional hotel rooms and apartments. If you're entertaining in the hotel, it has both a cinema AND a 50s style bowling alley.

And, of course, they'll be adding a new bar and restaurant, which could be a very handy destination, as it's just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus.…


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