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Allegra at Stratford's Manhattan Loft Gardens - all you need to know about the Patrick Powell restaurant

The former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse is moving up in the world, literally. He's opening this seventh floor restaurant with sky garden in the new Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford.

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Harrods unveil their summer Perrier-Jouet Champagne Terrace

There's no surer sign that summer's on its way than when terraces, all across town, begin to be unveiled in their new plumage.

Top of your to-try list has to be the new Perrier-Jouet terrace at Harrods which launched to a celeb crowd last week. The fourth floor terrace (we honestly didn't even know it was there) is apparently a sunny spot facing due south west - perfect to sit and sip Champagne i…

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Let it all hang out with a naked brunch 100 foot up beside the O2

For the past few years, London In The Sky has been thrilling/terrifying diners by hosting a restaurant 100ft up in the air. And they're back for 2019 with a range of fun things planned, including letting it all hang out for charity.

Yes, that's right. If you've been thinking that the one thing you'd like more than dangling up in the sky for a great meal is dangling your bits out in the breeze whi…

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Kantina will be London's first self-service fine dining restaurant

Update: 1/4/19 - anyone waiting for Kantina to soft launch today might be disappointed (sorry to the folks who DMd us on Instagram). This was our April Fool's Day story. And if you want to see the full list our April Fools over the years, head over here.

We've had hot pot and hot stone restaurants where you cook your own food, and bar tables with serve-yourself beer taps on them for quite a while…

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Harlem Soul is replacing Boondocks on Old Street with more Americana

It's all change for Boondocks near the Old Street roundabout - as it's about to be replaced by a new restaurant - Harlem Soul. But it's not a complete change, as it's all still run by Bea Vo's Soul Food Enterprises, which also runs Stax Diner in Carnaby and Butterscotch Bakery (and previously Boondocks).

The new food-style for the restaurant is being dubbed as "American urban cuisine". The m…

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St John’s Wood​ ​is getting their own The Gate, and that means vegan brunch

Given they’ve been in business since the 80s, it’s no surprise The Gate know a thing or two about veggie and vegan cooking. Now they’re taking their plant-based knowhow to St John's Wood, with a new restaurant that’ll have brunch, lunch and a newly extended menu.…

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Lyaness is the replacement for World's Best Bar Dandelyan at Sea Containers

Over the course of two days last October, top London bartender and bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana caused quite a storm on the London bar scene when he announced the closure of the hugely popular Dandelyan in the same week as it took the No 1 slot in the World's Best Bars list.

The bar finally closed earlier this month - but already they've unveiled the next iteration - Lyaness.

Now there's a…

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Gezellig brings a formidable restaurant team to Holborn Town Hall

A formidable restaurant team are taking on the space at the Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall with their first venture.…

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Cadbury's Creme Eggs specials on London menus this Easter

You know that Easter is just around the corner when your Insta feed is flooded with pictures of restaurants and bars using Cadbury's Creme Eggs in everything from desserts to cocktails. And this year Cadbury's have teamed up with four London restaurants for some special dishes in the run up to Easter Sunday.

At Blondies Kitchen in Selfridges Food Hall they're putting on a Cadbury Creme egg browni…

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The Little Yellow Door goes permanent in Notting Hill with cocktails, weekend brunches and a late night dive bar

Imagine landing a fabulous house share in Notting Hill. That's the premise of this new pop-up turned permanent bar and restaurant on All Saints Road..…

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Lucknow 49 on Maddox Street will be the new restaurant from the Dum Biryani team

Inspired by the Lucknow region's Awadhi cooking, chef and restaurateur Dhruv Mittal is opening a restaurant with all manner of biryanis, kebabs and lunchtime quick bites.…

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The Buxton is a pub with rooms on Brick Lane from the Culpeper

The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they're opening this pub and hotel on Brick Lane where the rooftop terrace features an honesty bar and hot tub.…

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New London restaurants coming in April 2019

It's time to run down the new restaurants that will be coming your way in April. The upcoming month sees Champagne buttons, high rise dining (and gardens), top-rated sushi, Corbin and King's latest, Indian kebabs and more....…

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Robata on Old Compton Street is serving up Japanese izakaya dishes in Soho

Soho's latest opening is a Japanese izakaya-style spot. Robata, which officially opened its doors on Old Compton Street today, is a project from entrepreneur Sonny Huang whose family has two Chinese restaurants in Birmingham.

Sonny has teamed up with designers turnerbates Design & Architecture to come up with this Japanese pub serving up dishes cooked over the open robata grill. On the menu you'l…

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Mercato Metropolitano is opening an food market in Ilford

They already have a successful market in Elephant and Castle, with another on the way to Mayfair. Now Mercato Metropolitano are going very east - heading to Ilford for the next opening. They're taking over an open car park, for a huge new 31,000sq ft market.

And sustainability really is the name of the game here as they're calling it a "circular-economy community food market". That…

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