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Street Smart helps restaurants and diners give the greatest gift this Christmas

In the run-up to the commercial moneyfest that is Christmas, it's always nice to have something to remind us that this time of year can also be, you know, about doing something nice for others.

So we're pleased to hear that once again StreetSmart are launching their annual fundraising campaign, working with London restaurants to raise money for vulnerable and homeless members of their local commu…

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Seb Myers is the latest chef to take charge of P Franco's induction hobs

It's time for another change at P Franco, the tiny Clapton wine bar that manages to keep well ahead of London trends with only a few induction hobs to its name. If you're not familiar with them, they switch over chefs every six month or so - each chef completely changing the style of food and really stamping their name on the place. Most recently was Tubo Legier - and all eyes are on him to see w…

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SO|LA is taking over from Rambla as Victor Garvey goes Californian

Rambla is no more - SO|LA is rising from its ashes. Victor Garvey has decided to close his Soho restaurant and replace it with a brand new place focusing on West Coast USA cuisine. …

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Kingston Kigali are serving up their Rwandan Jamaican vegan food to Peckham Levels

New to Peckham Levels is Kingston Kigali, an East African and Caribbean inspired food vendor. It's run by Stacey Uwimana who combines her own Rwandese Mukiga heritage with her business partner Salma's British Jamaican background to serve up vegan food with a difference.

Inspired by the food they eat at home, they've come up with an offering intended to put Rwandan food on the map. "We aim... to g…

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Nami is the new Japanese street-food bar at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

The bar at Nobu Shoreditch is being converted to Nami, a new "supper bar" that combines their cocktails with Japanese street food.…

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Borough Market has launched an online grocery delivery service

If you love the idea of buying your weekly groceries at Borough Market, but the reality of wading through the tourist-heavy throng not so much, then we have the answer.

The market has just announced the launch of its online shopping service - it's apparently the first produce market in the country to do so. They've teamed up with Bath based company Good Sixty who are running the system for them (…

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Honest Burgers come to Liverpool Street - and bring a special burger

Liverpool Street is getting more burgers with the announcement of the opening of a new Honest Burgers. Their new place is just up the road from the station on Old Broad Street, taking over from Gow's restaurant. It'll be one of the bigger Honests, seating 136 inside.

As usual, you'll be able to get all the usual Honest favourites - like the Tribute which is beef, bacon, American cheese, burger sa…

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Simplicity Burger, Neil Rankin’s plant-based burger restaurant to open in Brick Lane

Acclaimed chef Neil Rankin has spent eight months working on the secret ingredients for a unique plant-based burger, which will feature on the menu at his new environmentally-friendly restaurant, Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane.…

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Ugly Butterfly is Adam Handling's no-waste restaurant on the King's Road

Adam Handling has been a supporter of no waste efforts for a while now, and Ugly Butterfly sees him opening a fully no-waste restaurant. It'll take some of the non-used products from nearby Adam Handling Chelsea and create an entirely new restaurant and menu from them.  …

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Shaun Presland's Pacific is the next 10 Heddon Street residency, serving up a contemporary Japanese menu

Updated 5/11/19 with menu and opening date

Chris Leach and David Carter excellent residency at 10 Heddon Street is over (but they'll be back in another permanent location soon). And that means it's time for another residency to pop up there - Pacific by Shaun Presland.

Presland is getting ready to open his first London restaurant Pacific next year (with a location still to be found). He's been a…

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New London restaurants coming in November 2019

November is easily looking like the busiest month this year for restaurant openings. At the latest count, there will be over 40 new openings in the capital this month, averaging well over one a day. So with that in mind, we've whittled down that huge list down into the big ones to watch out for. …

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Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen is BBQ Dreamz' new Bethnal Green restaurant

They started as street food, won TV's Million Pound Menu, popped up all over London and now BBQ Dreamz are settling down in Bethnal Green. This restaurant will bring together the best of their Filipino dishes a well as a very special Sunday feast. …

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Peckham Cellars is a new neighbourhood kitchen, wine bar and shop opening on Queens Road

Three Peckham locals are behind this new opening which hopes to be a cool place to drop in and enjoy wine and food.…

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Harrods have opened H café - an all day eating and shopping space - in Henley

Well this was a bit sneaky. Harrods has opened its first standalone cafe outside London. H café opened its doors in Henley two days ago. The two floor spot on Market Place aims to be somewhere you can enjoy the Knightsbridge department store's food whilst also having a range of food, drink and home accessories gift ideas to shop from. Alternatively, you can just shop on the Harrods website and us…

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Baccala is bringing seafood and Italian wine to Bermondsey Street

Two Italian friends are behind this new seafood restaurant and wine bar on Bermonsey Street where the Italian wine selection is every bit as important as the fresh and raw fish being served up…

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