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Squid Kitchen comes to the King & Co for a month long residency

We're always partial to a bit of squid, so the latest residency to come to the King & Co in Clapham for September. Squid Kitchen will be bringing a number of dishes they've perfected as street food traders who specialise in Madrid-style food including, of course squid cones - and the menu includes:

  • Squid Kitchen Cones with Vampire Killer aioli
  • Bocadillo de Calamares (sourdough rolls stuffed…

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The Truscott Cellar modern wine bar to open in Belsize Park

Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details.

The folk behind the award-winning gastopub The Truscott Arms are branching out, opening a wine bar in Belsize Park. The Truscott Cellar, which opens in June, will be a modern wine bar with food by their chef at The Truscott Arms Aidan McGee. The 60 seat bar is being designed by Michel Schranz Design and Architecture and will be on two floors.

McGee is put…

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Bocca di Lupo owners reveal details of Vico street food restaurant at Cambridge Circus

Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details 

So, we've been waiting patiently to hear what Bocca di Lupo owners Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo were going to open at Cambridge Circus, and this week we've been rewarded with details of what will be called Vico.

The new restaurant will focus on affordable Italian street food, and it sounds as though they're taking this concept seriously. Which means that…

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Homeslice to open second restaurant in Fitzrovia

They're already big in Covent Garden and now Homeslice are on the way to Fitzrovia with their second restaurant. 

This time they're going a bit bigger as the new place will seat 120 and they'll have a dedicated takeaway space - which will be handy if you're working in the area. Otherwise expect a cocktail bar, counter seating and a big wood fired oven in the middle of the restaurant. 

As for food…

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The Good Egg all day restaurant is opening on Stoke Newington Church Street

There's been a lot of chatter about it, but now we can bring you the full details about The Good Egg which is opening in Stoke Newington this summer.

You may have swung by one of their market stalls, or eaten at one of their pop-ups, but now The Good Egg is making the move to permanent premises with an all-day neighbourhood restaurant on Stoke Newington Church Street.

Founder Joel Braham, alongsi…

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Hot dogs for Camden as Hungerdog arrives

It seems that hot dogs are still a big thing as a new hot dog restaurant is coming very soon to Camden - and has plans to expand further too.

So what can you expect from this new addition to the hot dog scene? First, everything is based around a choice of a pork, beef or veggie dog and then you can build your own with their toppings or choose from one of their creations. They include:

  • Liberty -…

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Cambridge Street Cafe takes over from 64 Degrees at the Artist Residence London

Having opened as 64 degrees last year, the restaurant space at the Artist Residence hotel has undergone a total change of look, menu and chef. The Cambridge Street Café inside the 10 bedroom hotel has brought in chef Radek Nitkowski, previously of Dean Street Townhouse to run the kitchen and there'll also be a flower stall inside run by Okishima & Simmonds.

Breakfasts sound good - everything…

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Dave Ahern to launch new restaurant Wahleeah in Fulham

Updated 29/8/15 with more from the menu

Dave Ahern - aka CorkGourmetGuy aka BurgerBreakout - is about to open his first restaurant called Wahleeah following a series of successful residencies.

That menu sounds, quite frankly, fantastic and there's a strong focus on beer. It includes:

Sandwiches:

  • Field mushroom braised in Japanese beer & teryaki, wasabi mayo, dikon slaw 
  • IPA glazed pork belly…

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The Old Vic gets a new artisan café, Penny, from the people behind Milk

There are changes afoot at the Old Vic which is getting a bit of a refurb at the moment, and part of that means a change to the Pit Bar next door. It's being revamped into a new all-day cafe to be run by Julian Porter and Lauren Johns - who are behind the very popular Milk (which is going through its own changes at the moment).

It'll be an all-day affair with a focus on local produce. Coffee will…

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Bompass & Parr and a host of chefs create a 200 course tasting menu

Now we're well aware that tasting menus aren't everyone's cup of tea. So if you're not enamoured with a multi-course parade then you'll definitely need to move onto the next story...

Bom[pass and Parr have joined up with bespokeoffers.co.uk for their next big event, a 24 hour long 200 course tasting menu. They'll be teaming up with chefs who have previously worked in Story, Claridge’s and more fo…

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Beef & Brew bringing value cuts and craft beef to Kentish Town

From bread and wine to beef and beef - Kentish Town has a new restaurant on the way. Beef & Brew is taking over the former Pane Vino site on Kentish Town Road. And while its focus will be beef, this isn't a high end steakhouse, think more Flat Iron with an emphasis on cheaper cuts such as rump, onglet and the good old flat iron.

Head Chef and co-owner Jessica Simmons comes here via two of Ang…

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Le Chabanais' woes continue with reports that Aizpitarte has severed links

Updated 17/8/15 with official statement

Back when it was first mooted, the success of Le Chabanais seemed like a foregone conclusion. Parisian chef Inaki Aizpitarte was hotter than hot - having proved his chops with the supremely trendy Parisian restaurant Le Chateaubriand. So the idea that he would bring his style of cooking to Mayfair (with Le Chateaubriand’s head chef, Paul Boudier heading up…

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Meatopia returns to London a third time in September 2015

Updated 17/8 with more of the chefs taking part.

It's quickly become one of London's top food events and now that festival of meat, Meatopia, is returning for a third run.

If you're not yet familiar with Meatopia, it's organised by Hawksmoor's Richard Turner and sees a number of chefs - both from here and from the US too - showing off their ways with meat. We've been big fans of the previous even…

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Burger joint with a conscience Burgers@N8 comes to Crouch End

Yes, it's another burger joint. But Burgers@N8, coming soon to Crouch End, is a burger joint with a conscience. It won't just be selling hand-crafted beef patties in artisan buns, but will also support local youth projects and charities, as well as providing a hub for families and the community.

The pair behind the venture, Ali Mehmet and Bob Stamega have recruited young local chef Maximilian Ayn…

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