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Butler's Wharf Blackout returns for 2014

Last year's Butler's Wharf Blackout was a huge success and this September the Thameside restaurants run by D&D London will once again be turning to candlelight for a series of dinners.

As part of the Totally Thames festival each restaurant will turn off their lights and put on candlelit dinners so you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Thames.

The first week will be at Le Pont de la Tour and wi…

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Gillray's puts a 7kg steak platter on the menu

Nothing says birthday celebrations quite like a plate of meat sufficient to sate a Henry VIII size appetite. This mammoth meat fest is the 258oz (7.3kg) steak platter going on the menu at South Bank steakhouse Gillray's. It's to celebrate the 258th birthday of the restaurant's namesake - cartoonist James Gillray.

It'll be available for a week - from 11th - 17th August, and features:

  • Two ‘Bullshe…

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Bobo Social brings high-end burgers to Charlotte Street

The burger train shows no signs of slowing down with a new high-end concept landing in Charlotte Street (not too far from high-end hot dog restaurant Bubbledogs).

Their name is apparently short for "Bourgeois Bohemian, denotes the combination of the free-spirited artistry of the Bohemian with the worldly ambitions of the Bourgeois lifestyle." It comes from Michael Benson (Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London) and Jacinta Maddison who's primarily looking after the design…


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Salmon-based restaurant Salmontini opening in Belgravia

This restaurant chain has been established in the Middle East, with restaurants in Lebanon, Jeddah and Dubai, and now they've settled on a London home in Belgravia (taking over from Palm).…

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Ristorante Frescobaldi restaurant and wine bar coming to Mayfair

The Frescobaldi family are apparently "one of Italy’s oldest and most respected wine dynasties and now they’re opening a British outpost of their popular Dei Frescobaldi restaurants.…


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How to get a table at Chiltern Firehouse - weekend brunch is a good start

In some social circles, one-upmanship is all down to flashing the latest must-have handbag or limited edition gadget. As far as London's restaurant circuit is concerned, it's all about casually dropping into conversation the fact that you have a reservation at Chiltern Firehouse.

Like pretty much everyone else in this city, scoring a table at dinner at short notice was way above our influence-grad…

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Fields all-day café to open on Clapham Common

It's all go in Clapham. Hard on the heels of new charcuterie and wine bar WC opening, comes a second new cafe to Clapham Common. Fields cafe, next to the skate park on Rookery Road, is from the same team behind M1LK in Balham.

With room for 30 inside and 80 outdoors on a heated terrace the cafe will serve an all day menu, and have its own roof garden and plant nursery where founder Julian Porter w…

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Spiaggia brings the Italian seaside to Fulham

Londoners coming back from their summer vacation and wishing to extend that holiday feeling should head to South London where a new urban beach-themed restaurant, Spiaggia, is set to open this Autumn.

The Italian restaurant and bar in Fulham Broadway will feature sunloungers and vintage arcade games to set the scene. The menu also draws inspiration from the Med with piadinas - thin Italian flatbre…

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Roka launching Shochu Kanteen daytime diner

Roka Charlotte Street's Shochu Lounge is celebrating its 10th anniversary by transforming during the daytime to a new diner. …

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Tim Anderson running month-long residency at Brixton's Market House

Updated 30/7 with more details and soft launch offer.

It appears that Tim Anderson's Nanban restaurant is a little further away hoped based on a recent blog post. However, there's still a great opportunity to try Nanban as he gets ready to run his first residency in Brixton. 

He's taking over Market House in Brixton throughout August, offering the kind of food planned for Nanban - in his own…

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