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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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A rooftop street food market comes to west London with Storeys

West London hasn't exactly been blessed with the best opportunities for street food, but that looks like changing at the end of the month as a new summer pop-up takes hold. Called Storeys, it's taking place on the roof of the old BBC Television Centre car park, every Friday to Sunday over the summer.

The traders will be rotating, but the ones confirmed so far are:

  • Le Bun - burgers and tacos with…

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Duck n Roll brings their duck and foie gras burgers to Baranis

Last weekend there was the bad news about a large part of Shoreditch's Dinerama being badly damaged in a fire. That looks like being back up and running in a few weeks and in the meantime, traders are temporarily popping up elsewhere. One of those is Club Gascon's Duck n Roll with the news that you'll be seeing them in Baranis cocktail bar for three weeks, starting August 1.

On the menu will be:…

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Iberica announces plans to open at Victoria's Zig Zag Building

Popular Spanish restaurant chain Ibérica is opening its sixth restaurant (and fourth permanent London restaurant) this summer. They're opening on the ground floor of the Zig Zag Building which is one element of the huge redevelopment of Victoria (the other big foodie destination is Nova).

It's a large space with room for almost 150 diners on two floors as well as a huge terrace. There'll also be…

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DF Mexico comes to Tottenham Court Road from the people behind Wahaca

Updated 21/5/19 - DF/Mexico is now known as DF Tacos

A year after opening at the Truman Brewery, Wahaca's Thomasina Myers has another of its ofshoots, DF Tacos, on the way. DF was their version of a modern Mexican diner (which we visited for a Test Drive) offering something of a cross between American and Mexican food. 

This time they're opening in the long-being-revamped area of Tottenham C…

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Mussels and beer for Soho as Belgo opens its first new London restaurant in almost 20 years

They're best known in London for the huge subterranean Covent Garden restaurant which has been there for (blimey) over 20 years. But now, nineteen years since their last London opening in Holborn, Belgo are about to open a restaurant right in the heart of Soho on Old Compton Street (where Amalfi used to be).

If you've been to any of their other restaurants (and if you've lived in London as long a…

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New York's Hotel Chantelle's first international opening is on London's Orchard Street

22/7 - Updated with more menu details

There's something of an exchange going on between London and New York at the minute. We've passed over Jason Atherton and Burger & Lobster to them for two new openings. And in return they've sent us Hotel Chantelle.

Named after a World War II safe house and inspired by the design of the rooftop dining space it occupies in New York, Hotel Chantelle London…

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Dirty Bones is coming to Kingly Court, Carnaby

Carnaby's going through a bit of a revamp at the moment - which means new restaurants are on the way. We've already heard about Dishoom and Shotgun - and now they're being joined by Dirty Bones. 

Dirty Bones has been open in Kensington for a year and a half and at the end of the summer, they're opening in Carnaby and bringing their dirty food menu (aka American "comfort food") with them. So expec…

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Chop Shop launch a new van in St James' Square

Coming this Friday, Chop Shop are expanding from their Haymarket home with a shiny new van that'll be setting up shop in St James' Square Gardens for five weeks every weekday lunchtime. 

From the van, they'll be serving up some Chop Shop specials (including their excellent pulled pork sausage roll and the meatballs) and sandwiches too (including a "sandwich of the day"). So if you roll up on Frid…

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Junya Yamasaki's last London dinner will be at Lyle's

Well this is going to be a red hot ticket. Now that Koya has closed and chef Junya Yamasaki is preparing to move back to Japan, tickets for his last ever dinner in London are bound to be very popular.

Junya is teaming up with Lyle's in Shoreditch for a re-run of last year's eel dinner. it's part of the annual ‘Doyo No Ushi' celebration. "We have a long tradition to eat eel on that day to prepare…

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