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Red's True Barbecue comes to London and lands in Shoreditch

There's no slowing down the barbecue trend in London as another restaurant will soon be smoking all sorts of meat in Shoreditch. This time it's Red's True Barbecue, which has a number of restaurants in the north (Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Headingly), and this is their first in London.

The menu will be the same as in their other restaurants with some fairly outlandish dishes on the menu. Like…

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Mayfair's 34 to host week long Gone Fishing pop-up from Ben Orpwood

Mayfair restaurant 34 is undergoing a week-long change in May as they invite Ben Orpwood, a British chef now based in Sydney, to take over the kitchen for their Gone Fishing pop-up for six days.

He'll be revamping the menu with his own dishes which include:

  • Sharing plates with sashimi, scallops with yuzu & soy granita and tuna tataki from the raw bar
  • Fish skewers, spicy barbecue octopus, hot…

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Grillstock comes to London with a new Walthamstow smokehouse and festival too

For folks in E17, there's a new local BBQ opportunity as Bristol fave Grillstock warms up for their upcoming festival with a brand new smokehouse. It's the first time they've come to London and they've already opened the doors in Walthamstow.

At the new venue, you can expect a soundtrack and design inspired by their festivals (more of that below) and a mix of booths and communal tables. As for th…

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Dom Pérignon dining experience with Skye Gyngell hits London

Updated 25/4/15 with menu

If you've a taste for the finer things in life, you'll be wanting to get your name down for Les 3 Étages by Dom Pérignon. It's a ten day dining experience, taking place in a secret central London location in May.

What we do know is that the venue is a traditional London townhouse. Over three floors, three expressions of Dom Pérignon will be explored with a series of parti…

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Sesame by Ottolenghi director Noam Bar is coming to Covent Garden

23/4/15 Updated with menu details.

London's love of Middle Eastern food is one of 2015's most obvious culinary trends, which makes Noam Bar in the right place at the right time for the launch of his new restaurant Sesame. Bar, one of the founders of Ottolenghi, has taken inspiration from the market stalls and smoking grill street food of the Middle East for his Covent Garden opening.

"We researche…

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Sake no Hana's cherry blossom pop-up Sakura returns

21/4 updated with new pics

Yes it is indeed Spring, don't let that cold weather fool you. And with Spring comes the cherry blossom and one of our favourite London pop-ups, Sakura at Sake No Hana.  Simply put, the bar is completely redesigned to become an indoor cherry blossom garden. You can see more about last year's pop-up here which is all part of the Japanese tradition of celebrating the cher…

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Mommi to bring Peruvian/Japanese cuisine to Clapham High Street

Nikkei cuisine - that fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food - is about to hit South London with the news that MOMMI is opening this June. The 85-seater restaurant is from the team behind Camden's KOKO, who already run Bison & Bird in Clapham. They're going to be putting on a mixture of raw and robata grill dishes.

The group's Executive Chef Paul Sowden has put together a menu featuring ceviche…

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Crosstown Doughnuts are coming to Broadwick Street, Soho

22/4/15: Updated with launch date.

We're big fans of Crosstown Doughnuts here and so we're very pleased to reveal the news that they are planning a new permanent shop that'll be opening in Soho in Spring.

The new shop will follow the success of their successful Piccadilly Station pop-up that's finishing up in May. As JP from Crosstown puts it, "Piccadilly Circus Station has been a great test for…

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The Good Life Eatery expands to Marylebone Lane

If there's a yang to the burger trend's yin it's the rise in popularity of healthy food restaurants. Which is probably why popular Chelsea spot The Good Life Eatery is about to embark on its second restaurant. The all-day cafe will open on Marylebone Lane this Spring. Expect power breakfasts and lunches, superfood salads, vegan and gluten-free baked treats, protein shakes and coldpressed juices.…

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York & Albany get ready for their summer beach hut pop-up

With spring well and truly here, now everyone's allowing themselves to think forward to summer - and York And Albany in Camden is getting ahead of the game with the launch of their latest pop-up, the York & Albany’s Beach Hut.

The outside courtyard will be transformed into a shoreline scene with sand and deckchairs, while their hut will be decorated in candy-coloured stripes. Inside that hut,…

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Selfridges latest rooftop pop-up is On the Roof with Vintage Salt

 

It's tine for another change on the rooftop at Selfridges, where the Chalet is about to be replaced by a new pop-up, the seaside themed On the Roof with Vintage Salt.

It comes from Des McDonald, who was behind the previous pop-ups as well as Q Grill, Fish & Chip Shop and Holborn Dining Room. This new pop-up is apparently based on a Cornish fishing village and feartures include:

A beach hut s…

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Bird in Shoreditch launches new lunch menu with 50% off

Chicken restaurant (with doughnuts from the Doughnut Hatch too) is about to launch a new lunch menu this week, with a special launch offer. On the new menu is:

  • Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches – free-range fried in a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit covered in sweet honey butter and spicy hot sauce (that's it pictured above)
  • Bacon & Cheese Burger - fried chicken, thick cut bacon, American ch…

Read more: Bird in Shoreditch launches new lunch menu with 50% off

The next Dolls House will open in Peckham

Having now settled on Upper Street in Islington, Adam Towner and Katy Rosewarne of the Dolls House are already getting ready to open the next site in Peckham, taking over the site that held the Clayton Arms.  

As with the previous venues, the decor will all be drawn by marker pen and it will be split between a public bar - The Parlour - and a restaurant which becomes a private members' area after…

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Sushisamba brings in new dishes as they add Bruno Paillard to their champagne lists

SUSHISAMBA London is fizzing with excitement (see what we did there?) over news of their new and exclusive partnership with Bruno Paillard Champagne. What the deal means is that SUSHISAMBA will now feature the largest selection of Bruno Paillard in the UK from the Maison de Champagne’s Library Collection.

The new partnership means there'll be nine Bruno Paillard Champagnes on SUSHISAMBA London’s l…

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Ketel One Vodka Kitchen comes to the Folly in the City

The Folly on Gracechurch Street in the City is about to get a new cocktail pop-up, the Ketel One Vodka Kitchen.

The summer-long pop up is promised to be a "a traditional Dutch Kitchen inspired by the home of Ketel One founders the Nolet family" and is focused on a central table where the Ketel One mixologists will be showing off their wares, surrounded by crates of fruits and vegetables, plus exo…

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