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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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Chi Kitchen pan-Asian restaurant coming to Debenhams

It seems that all department stores have definitely caught the restaurant bug, with Debenhams the latest to reveal an overhaul. They've brought in Eddie Lim of the Mango Tree (and more recently Harrods' Chai Wu) to develop their new restaurant Chi Kitchen.

It'll open on Oxford Street for starters, and the plans are for it to appear in every Debenhams after that. It's Pan Asian - planning to pull…

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Molé brings Mexican food, cocktails and tacos to Marylebone

Marylebone continues to be a bit of a growth area for interesting new restaurants. And the latest we've heard about is Molé, a "boutique Mexican restaurant and taco bar" coming to Picton Place, right beside Selfridges. Run by the team behind nearby Cocochan the 50-seater restaurant is going to serve up modern Mexican/South American cooking (and cocktails).

80% of Molé’s menu will be gluten-free,…

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The Forge Cantina brings Cuban sandwiches to Camden

If, like us, you watched the movie Chef and came out dying to try a good Cuban sandwich in London, only to discover they're rarer than hen's teeth here, then we bring you great news.

The Forge Cantina is a Latin American street food residency running upstairs at The Forge in Camden and they've got this rather marvellous looking Cuban sarnie on the menu. The Cubano (£8.40) features hot pressed bri…

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Patty&Bun launch brunch at The Arch in London Fields

Sobrasada fried egg, crispy broccoli, roast garlic mayo.

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We've written before about Patty&Bun's new home in London Fields but now there's an extra reason to go there. They've just launched a new brunch menu with four incredible sounding buns  - three of which you can see below (all are made with toasted Pavillion Sourdough Buns):

  • Smoked Ox Cheek Scrambled Egg, Westcombe…

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Chifafa launches breakfast kebab

In Clerkenwell tomorrow and need something to kick off the day? This new breakfast kebab from Chifafa may well do the job. It's dry cured bacon, free range egg, tomatoes, feta, parsley, coriander and spicy tomato chilli sauce - all on their souvlaki bread. And it's 50% off for this week only too.

It's available from 8-10.30am at Chifafa and comes from their chef Sven Hansen Brit (runner up in Mas…

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The revamped Lanesborough gets a new French restaurant, Celeste

Opening today - and a bit on the quiet side for a big hotel restaurant, we think - is the brand new restaurant from the Lanesborough, itself which is also reopening after a big revamp. 

In charge of things is Chef Patron Eric Frechon, a Parisian three Michelin starred chef from Oetker Collection’s Le Bristol. He's picked his Executive Chef to be Florian Favario, previously Head Chef at Epicure in…

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Zetter Townhouse comes to Marylebone with Bruno Loubet food

We've always been partial for a quick drink at the Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, so it's good to know that another outpost is opening in Marylebone next month. As with the original, it's a small boutique hotel, this time with 21 rooms, but it's the bar that we're interested in.

Carrying on the theme of the original, where the bar was named after "Zetter’s Great Aunt Wilhelmina", this time the…

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