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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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Picturehouse Central cinema opens in Piccadilly with Martin Brudnizki-designed restaurant

Popping into town to catch a preview of Ant Man this weekend (topline - it's brilliant and you must all go and see it) we were frankly taken aback by the unalloyed gorgeousness of the new Picturehouse Central. Esssentially it's as if a lovely art house cinema, serving up excellent coffee and Crosstown Doughnuts had transformed a West End multiplex overnight.

Not only are all the screens and seati…

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Bompas & Parr bring an alcoholic cloud to Borough

If the very act of drinking can often seem just too much, then Bompas and Parr have the thing for you. Their latest installation is a cocktail cloud which they say is the "world’s first alcoholic weather system for your tongue where meteorology and mixology collide." 

We do like the tagline, "breathe sensibly" but what does this actually all mean in practice? Apparently it's in the basement of a…

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Humble Grape open their first wine bar on Battersea Rise

Battersea Rise looks to be a good place for wine lovers with the opening of Humble Grape's wine bar. The wine importer - which specialises in seeking out handcrafted wines from small, relatively undiscovered vineyards around the world - crowdfunded £500k to open this, their first bar.

Upstairs customers can buy wines to take home while downstairs they can drink them by the glass or bottle at the…

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Come Fry With Me chip restaurant set for Covent Garden

The trend for single ingredient-led restaurants continues with the news that one devoted to the chip is heading our way. Come Fry with Me is going to be touring festivals and markets over the summer before opening up a permanent place in Covent Garden. In keeping with its name it'll have a 1960s air travel themed decor and fries arriving on a ‘fry carousel’ conveyor belt. 

“Crisps come in differe…

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Big names get together some special kebabs at Abra Kebabra

If you've ever been a fan of the odd kebab or two, then this will definitely be for you. Taking over a warehouse of MC Motors in Dalston, this will give you the chance to try five of the best - with Turkish cocktails from Ruby's, Camden Town beers and  a wine matching stall - plus music from Lucky Chip Soundsystem (and a 30 mins firework display too).

Thos kebabs will be:

  • Lucky Chip -Charred con…

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Jose Pizarro adds breakfast with Iberico ham, eggs and chips

We left Jose Pizarro in Broadgate pretty impressed, but we have to admit to really liking the look of the new breakfast "Desayuno" menu too. If that pic above doesn't make the case, here's some more of what to expect from the menu:

  • Jamón Ibérico or grilled chorizo with fried eggs and  “patatas fritas” - 12/8
  • Sobrasada on toast, honey and Mahon cheese - 8
  • Scambled on toasted sourdough with mushro…

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The restaurant in the sky is back, with Dan Doherty, Tom Aikens and more

If ground based dining and even high rise dining is just too sedate for you, then the return of London in the Sky is for you. It's essentially a restaurant suspended 25 meters in the sky while you're treated to food from top chefs. Yes, it does sound utterly mad but we rather enjoyed it last year

This year they're at St Katharine Docks, so you'll have Tower Bridge as your backdrop while eating…

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Ribs, belly, quail and more - summer dishes preview at the Smoking Goat

Summer changes are afoot at the Smoking Goat on Denmark Street. It's not that we think you will need much to attract you to the restaurant - which we still think has one of the best smoky aromas in town - but these pics by Paul Winch Furness will definitely do the job. 

All of them are on the menu now and Ben Chapman tells us a little more about each of them...

Barbecue Shortrib Rendang: "Super ma…

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Salvation in Noodles expands with a new restaurant in Finsbury Park

Updated 9/7/15 with soft launch details

Popular Dalston noodle joint Salvation in Noodles is branching out. They're already hard at work renovating their next opening on Blackstock Road, taking over the space that used to be the N4 tandoori.

Hot Dinners caught up with owner Colin Tu (pictured) to find out what we can expect from the new place. Turns out the opening of their Finsbury Park site coin…

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XXL mozzarella goes on sale for summer at Rossopomodoro

If the puny little balls of mozzarella you normally pick up in the supermarket just aren't enough to satisfy your cheese lust, better head down to Rossopomodoro over the next two months. Apparently this is the best time of year to be eating buffalo mozarella and so the Italian chain have introduced two humungous servings of the cheese to their menu for the summer.

The Mozzarellona comes in at a w…

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Karma Cola Burger hits the menu at Honest Burgers

Yes we know that eating burgers makes us feel good anyway, but if you order one of the new Karma Cola burgers hitting Honest Burger from next week there's a reason to feel REALLY good about yourself. Every time they sell one of the burgers Honest Burgers will give £1 to the Karma Cola Foundation which supports the West African people who grow the Cola nut from which Karma Cola is made.

Oh, and th…

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