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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings brasserie and bar opening in Clerkenwell

Updated 26/8 with soft launch details.

There's a new all-day brasserie and bar coming to Clerkenwell, from the people behind Reverend JW Simpson, Blitz Party and Prohibition and Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar. Their latest, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, aims to combine everything they've done so far under one roof.

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Notting Hill carnival cocktail hit the menu at Peg + Patriot

Any East Londoners wanting to get in the mood for carnival this weekend, should head on over to Bethnal Green first. Why? Because Peg + Patriot at Town Hall Hotel are putting on a limited edition cocktail this bank holiday weekend in its honour.

Created by Matt Whiley, ‘Ladbroke Lighting’ is inspired by the Notting Hill carnival and is a tropical mix of white rum, lime sugar, lime and angostura b…

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Restaurants open in London over the August bank holiday weekend

So you're stuck in London over the bank holiday weekend. Congratulations. You'll pretty much have the city to yourself, barring those pesky tourists, which can mean a much better chance of snagging a table at many of London's hottest spots - particularly those with a no reservations policy.

Hot Dinners has put together (or more precisely our good friend Louis Fernando from Tuck and Vine has done i…

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Bunnychow to bring their mini loaves to Soho

Already a hit over at the Boxpark pop-up in Shoreditch, South African inspired Bunnychow is moving into Soho later this year.

The new restaurant will be an all day affair selling their signature mini-loaves filled with meat and veg.…


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Ex-Launceston Place chef is now Head Chef at The Truscott Arms

An interesting new appointment over at West London gastropub The Truscott Arms. They've just brought on board a new Head Chef Aidan McGee. Why should this be of note? Well take a look at where McGee has been working beforehand - at Dinner by Heston and as Senior Sous Chef with Tim Allen at Launceston Place.

The Donegal-born chef will be launching a brand new menu in time for Autumn next month. So…

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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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