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Brady's in Wandsworth celebrates 25 years by opening a waterfront bar

Bradys is a family-run fish restaurant that's currently celebrating being open in Wandsworth for 25 years.  

And on top of that, they're about to open a new waterfront bar which will overlook the Thames.


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‘World of Zing’, the UK’s first contemporary food and drink emporium launches

The World of Zing, the UK's first contemporary food and drink emporium launches this week. The project aims to bring exceptional produce to consumers through both an online and retail emporium experience. We popped down to their launch party to take a look at what's coming.

Housed in a capacious 5000sq ft warehouse in Mile End, the indoor market is set to become a small scale food and drink mecca.…

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Basement Sate, a new dessert bar is on the way to Soho

If it's not ramen (and there's been a LOT of ramen), we've noticed another clearly emerging trend among London's new openings - the dessert bar. We've recently had The Pudding Bar, there's the great dessert bar at Pollen Street Social among others and now they're joined by basement dessert/cocktail bar basement Sate.…


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Javier Rodriguez kicks things off at Carousel

New pop-up/residency venue Carousel kicks off this week with Javier Rodriguez starting things off. The Argentine chef has previously worked at Noma, Tetsuyas in Sydney, Restaurant Andre in Singapore,  La Gloria in Lima and London's own Viajante. His two week residency will feature:

  • Rockmelon and Sobrasada; Crispy Leeks and Provolone; Pork Skin, Quince Aioli, Smoked Pimentón and Roasted Pinenuts…

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Polpo's Ape and Bird gets a minor refurb and a new menu

Just relaunched today is the new look Ape and Bird, having undergone a minor revamp (inside and out) and a new menu, courtesy of chef Alex Windebank. The new look is event more stripped back than before - they're calling the revamp a "defurbish" according to Chris Pople (who provided the photo above). We also note that the "by Polpo" makes the association to Russell Norman's other restaurants muc…

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Quaglino's undergoes major refurbishment

One of Mayfair St James’ finest dining establishments is getting a refresh this autumn – except this is far more than a new lick of paint.

Quaglino’s, the iconic restaurant and late-night venue, is undergoing a full-scale renovation under the direction of D&D London.…


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Get a drink by the pool at the top of the Shard and Shangri-La's Skypool

Another high rise drinking destination has just opened at the very top of the Shard, as the Shangri La has opened their new Skypool bar to the public. From 8.30 pm, you can now book a seat poolside (it seats 30) with drinks and snacks from the neighbouring Gong bar.  

The only catch is, you'll only be able to lounge beside the pool, not in the pool as that's reserved for guests earlier in the day…

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Barrafina's private dining room is nearly ready

If the idea of queuing for Barrafina has always been a mite off-putting, then you'll be happy to know there's now another option - as long as you can round up a few friends too. The private dining room at the new Barrafina Adelaide Street is nearly open and will be taking lunch/dinner bookings for 8-32 people (or a standing party of 60). Plus you can also book the "chef's table" on the lower grou…

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Meat and BBQ fest Meatopia coming back to London in September 2014

coming back Updated 15/8/14 with the full line-up and signature dishes.

It was our favourite food event of 2013, so we're very happy to hear that BBQ and all round meat fest Meatopia is returning to London this September. An American event that was brought to the UK by Hawksmoor's Richard Turner, it easily featured some our favourite dishes of the year.

We've just received loads more info about th…

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Ippudo ramen coming to London at Central St Giles

It really IS all about ramen at the moment as we've just received more details about another ramen joint to hit London. This time it's the very highly regarded Ippudo, who currently have over 100 restaurants across Japan, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, and are now making the jump to London.

On the menu, they'll have:

  • Shiromaru Classic, a traditional white pork-based broth ramen
  • Akama…

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