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Tonkotsu ramen bar to open at Selfridges

Selfridges continues to forge ahead in terms of its food and drink offering with the news this week that Tonkotsu will be opening a brand new site there this week.

Why is this such good news? Well the ramen's pretty darned good, even hard-to-please Jay Rayner referred to it as being “what greed is for”. And, if you're already a fan of their Soho or Haggerston branches, then you'll be interested to…

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Som Saa: Ex-Nahm chef launches residency at Climpson's Arch

The past few years have definitely proven that there is no set path to follow when opening a restaurant. A preferred option now for restaurateurs in waiting is to run a series of events which allows for the testing of dishes to gain valuable feedback ahead of opening their doors. In the case of Som Saa, this is exactly what the owners have in mind.

Headed by Andy Oliver, an ex-Nahm Chef and Tom Ge…

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Contemporary Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye comes to Westbourne Grove

A new Danish restaurant is coming to the Westbourne Grove area as Snaps & Rye. Expect a very Danish, contemporary all-day menu.…

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Paramount launch Englishmen Abroad wine dinners

We admit it - the thrill of the new high rise bars and restaurants at The Shard means we've neglected other London sky high spots. So it was nice to pop along this week to Paramount at the top of Centre Point and get a more central perspective on the city.

We were there for the first of a new series of Englishmen Abroad wine dinners at Paramount, showcasing a range of vintages from esteemed Englis…

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Judy Joo launching Korean restaurant Jinjuu in Soho

Celebrity chef (and Gordon Ramsay alumnus) Judy Joo is opening her own restaurant in Soho, which will be an informal Korean styled restaurant.…


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Brewhouse and Kitchen opens in Islington

This new Islington bar and Kitchen, with a strong specialty in craft beer is opening both sides of Islington, with the Angel outpost open now.…


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Chocolate skulls on sale for Halloween at Selfridges

If you're not the kind of person to faff around carving your own pumpkin or making spiderweb cupcakes, then you might want to pop along to Selfridges. They've just taken delivery of a rather fine consignment of chocolate craniums.

The Damien Hirst-esque delicacies are made by Spanish chocolatiers Trebuchet from Barcelona and are available in milk, dark, chilli and caramel chocolate. Only trouble…

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Tom Dixon Sandwich cafe opens in Harrods

Designer Tom Dixon's been quite the busy bee. Hard on the heels of the Mondrian London opening, which his studio was responsible for, he's also behind a new coffee shop in Harrods.

Tom Dixon Sandwich opens on the Knightsbridge store's Third Floor on Tuesday. Open from breakfast through to dinner, the menu features British classics with a refined twist. The new and permanent cafe will have room for…

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Ledbury and Murano among London restaurants involved in Taste Portugal

Seems like you're going to be hearing a lot about Portugal if the folk behind Taste Portugal have their way. They've put together a programme of events in London celebrating Portuguese food and drink with some rather impressive names attached.

Brett Graham at The Ledbury is hosting a wine tasting, hunting talk and degustation dinner on 13 October with harmonised wine menu featuring chefs Dieter Ko…

Read more: Ledbury and Murano among London restaurants involved in Taste Portugal

Sunborn London superyacht hotel arrives at Royal Victoria Docks

If you want to go one better than a table with a riverside view and have your meal actually on the Thames, you may be interested in Sunborn London. It's a superyacht hotel moored at Royal Victoria Docks which features 136 spacious bedrooms and suites over 5 Decks with a restaurant, bar, Elemis day spa and conference spaces.

Of course we're more interested in the food and drink side of things. Pre-…

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Smoking Goat Thai BBQ arrives on Denmark Street

An old Soho dive bar on Denmark Street is due to be reopen this Monday 27th as a Thai Barbecue drinking den next month with an exciting crew at the helm.

Co-founder Ben Chapman has pulled together a small but talented team working together on the project. Head chef Seb Homes comes straight from another Thai kitchen, the Begging Bowl in Peckham. Holmes will be joined by Gino Tighe who has worked at…

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Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters joins Clarke's Restaurant Anniversary celebrations

There can't be a better way to celebrate 30 years of being in the restaurant business in London than getting your world-famous mentor to pop over and help you out with the party. That's what's happening next month when Alice Waters of Chez Panisse comes over to London to help celebrate her protégé Sally Clarke's 30 year anniversary at Clarke's Restaurant.

The Californian chef will be in town for f…

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Rabbit restaurant comes to Chelsea from the people behind the Shed

A couple of tears after the successful launch of The Shed in Notting Hill, The Gladwin brothers are back with their follow up, Rabbit.

This time it'll be a "celebration of wild British food" in Chelsea…


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A first look at Seamus Mullen's Sea Containers

Seamus Mullen's Sea Containers restaurant at the Mondrian London promises to be one of Autumn's hottest openings and you can read our full write-up here. In advance of the opening tomorrow - we've got some sneak preview pics of the restaurant and Dandelyan bar too. From tomorrow, you'll be able to check these out in person...

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Bubba Gump coming to London at the Trocadero

Updated 29/10/14 with the confirmed opening date. 

It's been on our Coming Soon list for well over a year - but the UK's first Bubba Gump restaurant is getting closer and closer. 

The American seafood chain is best known for taking its inspiration from Forrest Gump and has over 30 restaurants across the globe, including a very prominent one that anyone visiting Times Square will no doubt have not…

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