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La Serre is making the journey from Dubai to London

The pandemic might have slowed down restaurant openings in London, but there are still some fairly high-profile imports being planned. Among them is a new outpost of famed Dubai restaurant La Serre. 

At the moment, the original La Serre is an opulent two-level restaurant in Dubai - Parisian-style cafe downstairs and a more upscale bistro upstairs. From that restaurant, here's an idea of what…

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Selfridges' Brass Rail goes vegan with a salt beet sandwich

For over 40 years, the Brass Rail at Selfridges has been serving up one of London's great meaty sandwiches. Their salt beef reuben is legendary.

But changes are afoot. To tie in with the department store's new Project Earth sustainability push, they're temporarily rebranding this temple of meat as The Grass Rail - serving up a brand new vegan menu.

Available alongside the traditional menu, vegans…

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A plant-based drive-thru restaurant is coming to Shoreditch

Fancy getting a taste of Shoreditch but aren't quite ready to go on public transport yet? Then the replacement that's taking over the old American Car Wash site might be for you. For six days, it's going to be taken over by Meatless Farm to create the M*** F*** Drive-Thru.

It is - more or less - exactly as it sounds, but the drive-thru also has a lane for pedestrians, e-scooters and bic…

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Piebury Corner closes both of its pie delis

Over the past few months we've reported on a lot of restaurant closures. But we're personally gutted to have heard the news last night that Piebury Corner will not be reopening either of its restaurants.

We've been following Paul and Nicky Campbell's story ever since they first set up a pie stall around the corner from where we lived, back in 2011. As their house was on one of the main roads towa…

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The Dairy in Clapham has closed and will not be reopening

The Dairy in Clapham was one of London's much-loved restaurants - but it's now confirmed that it will not be returning - at least in its current guise. Yesterday, Sarah and Robin Gill, the owners of The Dairy in Clapham, took to Instagram to announce that the restaurant and its neighbouring bar Counter Culture were the latest commercial victims of the Covid downturn.

"We've taken a real hit over…

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Heston Blumenthal launches a Full English sarnie at Waitrose (there's even coffee in the ketchup)

That crazy Heston Blumenthal is at it 'again'. The chef's new sarnie for Waitrose goes on sale today and if breakfast is your favourite meal of the day, this one might be for you.

The Full English sandwich features baked bean flavoured bread filled with smokey crumbed sausage, smoked bacon, free-range sliced egg, cold-pressed mayonnaise, tomatoes and cannellini beans in sauce along with coffee-fl…

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The plant-based Neat Burger (backed by Lewis Hamilton) moves into Camden Market

Neat Burger, the plant-based burger chain that's backed by Lewis Hamilton, is growing. They already had a restaurant in Mayfair, but now they've just expanded to Camden Market too, which opened this week.

The food is all based around their own plant-based pattie, with burgers including: 

  • The Big Stack - Double Neat Meat Patty, Triple Bun, Lettuce, onions, Pickles, Tangy Big Stack Sauce
  • Chic…

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Lawrence Gomez brings his PAPA L's Kitchen West African pop-up to Chelsea

Chef Lawrence Gomez is bringing back his pop-up tasting menu, PAPA L's Kitchen, this time popping up in Chelsea for five weekends. He's taken over The Gojk Restaurant and Lounge, where the aim is to "take modern British food and the classical dining experience and infuse them with high quality, fresh West African flavours". …

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Crosstown Doughnuts kick off nationwide next-day doughnut delivery

Many offices remain closed in London and while most of us aren't missing the daily commute itself, we are missing the daily and easy access to all the shops and restaurants that London has to offer. But if you've been a fan of Crosstown Doughnuts but are now no longer near one of their stalls or stores - they're coming to you instead. 

Crosstown are now offering national next-day delivery on…

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Boulevard Market attracts St John Bakery and more to Islington Square

Islington is getting a new weekend market and has some impressive traders lined up. The traders are led by St John Bakery, so if you need a weekend Eccles cake or doughnut fix in Islington, this will be the place to come.…

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Chishuru makes the jump from supperclub to West African restaurant in Brixton

After winning the Brixton Kitchen competition in 2019, Adejoké ‘Joké’ Bakare's supperclub Chishuru is becoming a restaurant in Brixton Village. Expect West African cuisine from a mix of African and British produce. …

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Rondo is the new Hoxton Holborn restaurant from Quality Chop House's Will Lander and ex St John chef Chris Gillard

Rondo is the new restaurant at the Hoxton Holborn, a collaboration between Will Lander (Quality Chip House, Portland) and Chris Gillard (EartH Kitchen, St John). Expect a seasonal menu and a lot of attention to the wine list. …

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants - 14 August

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Koya, Gunpowder, 40 Maltby Street, Barrafina and more...…

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Ben Tish launches Norma at home, which brings the restaurant (including the staff) to you

The main restaurant is now open, but Ben Tish's Norma is taking the at-home set up one stage further, with three flavours to choose from. 

First up is the really full-on approach, which essentially brings the restaurant to you. This is completely bespoke and will be fully catered, with chefs and front-of-house staff coming to your home (with all necessary social distancing, of course) to coo…

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BAPS micropub pops up in Tottenham

We love a good acronym and BAPS, which stands for Beer And Phenomenal Sandwiches is right up there with the best. They're taking over the Tottenham Living Room at The Trampery for one night only with a menu of, yes, phenomenal sandwiches.

They are:

  • PORK: slow-smoked pork shoulder, charred pineapple salsa, sriracha crema and shredded cabbage on brioche 
  • CAULI is a vegan-friendly feast o…

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