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Burgers and chicken for concert-goers as Bonfire burger bar comes to Barbican

The latest burger bar to come to town is heading into the warren of Barbican as Bonfire opens there next week. So if you're heading to a concert and have a burger craving, it could be worth checking out on the second floor of the Barbican Centre.

It'll mainly specialise in burgers which include the Bonfire (6oz burger, lettuce, red onion, tomato & mayo - £7.45), The Kenyon (6oz burger, Monter…

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Pizza Pilgrims and Cinnamon Kitchen join forces for a week-long alfresco pop-up

Fresh from getting a Francesco Mazzei seal of approval, Pizza Pilgrims are about to head into the City for a week long pop-up with Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Kitchen.

They'll be setting up shop (or more accurately, van) on Cinnamon Kitchen's terrace from noon to 9pm for some Indian inspired pizzas including:

  • Tandoori chicken, green chilli and cheese
  • Cauliflower and green peas ‘Bhujia’
  • Venison pickle…

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National burger day returns, capped off with burger feast

It's nearly time for National Burger day again, and that means that there will be another of their big burger parties too - this time taking place in Dalston Yard.

Backed by Mr Hyde, this sees some of the best of London's burger scene all gathered together for one night. So that includes Honest Burgers, Burger Bear, Dip & Flip, Lucky Chip, Le Bun, Bleecker St., Smokestak, Breddos and Slider B…

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Rudie's brings real jerk and more Jamaican food to Dalston

Coming to Dalston is a new restaurant billed as a casual dining Jamaican restaurant which is aiming for "traditional Jamaican cooking presented with a contemporary twist."

Their focus will be on "real jerk". These dishes will be marinated for 24 hours in a secret blend of herbs and spices, then smoked using pimento and sweet wood and finally cooked over coals in traditional jerk drums. 

But there…

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New Thai restaurant Pestle kicks things off with pop-ups

There's a new restaurant on the way called Pestle, which boasts of having the ex-Smoking Goat head chef in charge of the kitchen. 

They're planning to focus mainly on Thai curries and Khanom Jeen noodles made from scratch and have interesting backing. First there's Seb Holmes who was sous chef at the Begging Bowl and head chef at the Smoking Goat and joining him is Thom Lawson, former bar manager…

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Breaking Bad style cocktail bar ABQ opens in London

Wanna cook? No, we're not talking about taking over the kitchen. A new pop up in Hackney Wick has brought the cult TV show Breaking Bad to life, with an innovative (and cosy) cocktail-'cooking' experience and we popped along to the launch.

The bar is designed around the famous RV that Walt and his accomplice Jesse used to drive out into the Albuquerque desert to cook crystal meth. Luckily the onl…

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Nordic smokehouse Rök heads to Shoreditch

Updated 24/7 with soft launch details.

We're seeing an interesting trend in smokehouse-based restaurants of late - that's seen various cuisines crossed with traditional smokehouse fare. The most recent and obvious example has been the middle eastern smokehouse of Berber & Q and now there's Rök, which comes with a Nordic twist.

Rök, which literally means "smoke" in Swedish, will be brining, pi…

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Galvin at Windows launches a pay-what-you-like menu

With one of the best views in London, with Fred Sirieix in charge, and with a great value set-lunch, Galvin at Windows is definitely already one of our personal favourites in London. And now they're trying something new with their pay-what-you-like menu.

It's a five course menu with dishes like steak tartare, BBQ Korean pork belly and chocolate fondant all up for inclusion - and it's available fo…

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Bao Bar returns to Netil Market

Still can't quite muster up the willpower to tackle that queue for Bao in Soho, but are missing their buns? Well from this weekend an alternative is available as the Bao stall returns to Netil Market.

So from Saturday July 25, you can expect (along with some  Taiwan Gold Medal beer):

  • Classic bao with braised pork, peanut powder, fermented greens and coriander
  • Daikon bao with panko-crumbed daikon…

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MEATliquor and The Begging Bowl team up for a new burger

Two powerhouses have combined to create a new limited edition burger at MEATliquor - The Begging Bowl burger. Jane Atly from Peckham's Thai restaurant The Begging Bowl has teamed up with MEATliquor's Yianni Papoutsis for this behemoth.

It's loads of grilled chicken marinated in traditional Thai style sauce infused with sweet pickled cucumbers, coriander leaves, fresh red chilies, topped with srir…

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