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Forzawin joins the fun at Vault festival with Marco's Meatballs

Popup Italian supperclub Forzawin is all over 2015, breaking into the year with a theatrical new spin. As part of the Vault arts festival they've come up with Marco's - an evening where supperclub meets theatre.

Each night guests will be transported to an imaginary 1980’s traditional South London family Italian for Marco’s legendary spaghetti meatballs, a glass or two of the good stuff and a few…

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11 London restaurants pick up 3 rosettes from the AA

Award season is moving along nicely and the next round of restaurants to be celebrating are those who've received the higher number of rosettes from the AA.

Of the 22 restaurants being given three and four Rosettes, half are in London. None of the city's restaurants merited the prestigious four stars. The only one to get that was The Burlington Restaurant, Bolton Abbey. That's part of the estate o…

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Eeemaal solo dining restaurant to pop up in London's Soho

There's been a lot of talk that EENMAAL, the pop-up restaurant for folk dining solo, was coming to London. It's now been confirmed that it'll hit Soho for two days at the end of January.

The Dutch restaurant caused something of a media storm last year when it opened in Amsterdam, kitted out with tables for one and no more.

EENMAAL's creator Marina Van Goor and her team have been lured over to Lond…

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Arabica opens for breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays

We were big fans of Arabica when it opened in Borough Market last year, so it can only be good news that they're going to start opening for breakfast.

From 17th January the kitchen will serve up breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays. We got a sneak preview of the menu and it looks well worth getting up for.

Dishes include:

  • Sourdough with house jam (fig & sesame / orange & cardamom marmalade)…

Read more: Arabica opens for breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays

Barrafina Adelaide Street now open on Sundays

If you've been put off trying the much-lauded Barrafina Adelaide Street by the queues, you have a window this weekend to beat them. They're opening on Sundays from 18th January, so before the news gets out, you might want to pop down this Sunday.

Opening hours on Sunday will see lunch served from 1-3.30pm and dinner from 5.30-10pm.

Don't forget, if you're totally opposed to queueing and you can g…

Read more: Barrafina Adelaide Street now open on Sundays

Racine in Knightsbridge closes, but Henry Harris plans to relaunch elsewhere as Racine Kitchen

Henry Harris has announced that Knightsbridge's Racine has closed its doors with an unexpected announcement today. It's been a restaurant much loved by chefs and London foodies for 12 years, but not enough to keep it going in its current form. The restaurant in Knightbridge will be relaunched (keeping the Racine sign up for the time being).

But that doesn't mean that it's the last we'll hear from…

Read more: Racine in Knightsbridge closes, but Henry Harris plans to relaunch elsewhere as Racine Kitchen

The Mount Street Deli launches a flu and cold hamper

Got a friend, colleague or loved one who's just gone down with the flu? Or perhaps you've succombed to the lurgy yourself? Well help is at hand. Not in the form of a nasty jab or foul tasting medicine, but insead the rather lovely cold & flu hamper from The Mount Street Deli.

The £40 hamper sounds like it contains pretty much anything you'd need to get over a cold:

  • Ginger & lemon and echi…

Read more: The Mount Street Deli launches a flu and cold hamper

Jones & Sons launching All-in Kitchen pay-by-poker restaurant with PokerStars

Updated 14/1/15 with additional dates

Just when we thought we'd seen it alll, along comes this new collaboration between Dalston's Jones and Sons (at their Haggerston Trip Kitchen site) and PokerStars - a "pay by poker" pop-up restaurant.

It's being launched to tie in with the beginning of the 2015 UK and Ireland Poker Tour which kicks off in London this month. However, this is very much low stak…

Read more: Jones & Sons launching All-in Kitchen pay-by-poker restaurant with PokerStars

London's winners at the 2015 British Kebab Awards

Prima Doners, the Guardian's top-notch headline, sums up perfectly the folk recognised last night at the 2015 British Kebab Awards.

As you might expect, London found itself covered in glory. Here are the city's restaurants that walked away with gongs from last night's ceremony.

Best takeaway in London

Super Kebab/Super Ocakbasi (Stoke Newington)
Highly commended: Archway Kebab House (Junction Road)…

Read more: London's winners at the 2015 British Kebab Awards

All Star Lanes celebrate Elvis's birthday with The Hound Dog

It's Elvis's birthday today so what more timely news could we bring you than the launch of the Hound Dog (see what they did there?) at All Star Lanes.

For the whole of January this special dog will be on the menu at the bowling lanes' four venues across London. It's a 100% pork frank slathered with peanut butter, grape jelly and topped with toasted peanuts. Yours for £9.

You'll find the Hound Dog…

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