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Maria Elia brings her Smashing Plates residency to Great Guns Social

If you've ever tried chef Maria Elia's food, then you'll know that her upcoming three week residency at Great Guns Social in Southwark is worth pencilling in the diary.

The globetrotting chef and author (she's launched restaurants in California and done pop-ups in Rwanda) is planning a modern Greek menu for her return to London. Dishes will include:

  • Savoury Baklavas
  • Moussaka Croquettes
  • Bream wit…

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The Wine Parlour bottle shop and bar opens in Brixton Village

Newly open in Brixton Village is The Wine Parlour - a second opening from the folks who also run a bar of the same name on Atlantic Road. This new bottle shop hopes to introduce Brixton folk to interesting wines - either to take home or try there and then in the shop.

Their focus will be on sustainable wines and lesser known grapes from small family-run vineyards - and if you're looking for craft…

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Truffle head to under Hungerford Bridge for their street food spot on the South Bank this summer

The spot under Hungerford Bridge is a prime one for London foodies to keep an eye on. After all, this is where both Pitt Cue and Bleecker have plied their trade in the early days. Now there's a new trader in town. Truffle have opened a summer long residency under the bridge in a shipping container. They'll be serving up a range of burgers (meat and veggie) all with their hit of truffle along with…

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Corazon is bringing their tacos (and frozen margaritas) to Westfield London

Following up on their popular Soho restaurant, next for Corazon is a taco bar in Westfield London. They'll have some new tacos - as well as plenty of margaritas. …

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Nutshell will see an ex-Palomar chef serving up Iranian food in Covent Garden

Ex Palomar chef Jeremy Borrow heads up the kitchen at this restaurant in Covent Garden where he'll be exploring all forms of Iranian cuisine.…

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Fancy lobster bisque or ham and eggs pizza? Homeslice have you covered

It's Homeslice's sixth birthday this year, and all their pizza restaurants (owned by Alan and Mark Wogan) are doing something special to celebrate the anniversary.…

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Master Bao is bringing vegan baos and more to shoppers at Westfield London

The family restaurant group who have Mr Bao in Peckham and Daddy Bao in Tooting are expanding, bringing their baos to shoppers at Westfield London.…

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MEATliquor W1 is opening in Oxford Circus - with a Poke for Jager button

The original MEATliquor relocates to a brand new - and much more permanent - site just 500 metres away from where they first started.…

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Gordon Ramsay is opening Lucky Cat in Mayfair

Gordon Ramsay's first new restaurant for years in London will be inspired by 1930s Tokyo drinking dens - it'll take over the spot where Maze was on Grosvenor Square.…

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BaoziInn is opening a flagship restaurant in Borough for their colourful dim sum

Best known for their intensely coloured dim sum, as well as excellent Hunan and Sichuan streetfood-inspired dishes, BaoziInn are coming to Borough, and this one will have a cocktail bar. …

Read more: BaoziInn is opening a flagship restaurant in Borough for their colourful dim sum

Kwant is a hot new cocktail bar by Erik Lorincz underneath Momo

After a huge revamp earlier this year, followed by a rave review by Fay Maschler, there's a lot going on at Momo at the moment. And now they've gone one step further, opening a separate cocktail bar downstairs, headed up by cocktail supremo Erik Lorincz.

Lorincz really made his name at the Savoy's American Bar, propelling it to the top space in the World's Best Bars list. He's teamed up with…

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Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

More change for Chinatown, which has seen quite a few new restaurants and shops appear thanks to the Newport development. This time it's the turn of three new dessert spots for the area.

First up is Kova Patisserie (who already have another location in Soho). Like their other shop, they'll have French patisseries with a Japanese twist - like their mille crepes - as well as a new li…

Read more: Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

Meatopia is back for 2019 with another great chef line-up (and lots of meat)

Once again, London is getting ready for another great-sounding Meatopia festival over in Tobacco Dock. Every year (this will be its seventh), a great selection of top chefs get together to create some truly excellent dishes - all created specifically for the festival. You won't see any of these dishes elsewhere. Oh, and a lot of meat is involved. …

Read more: Meatopia is back for 2019 with another great chef line-up (and lots of meat)

A new Chucs Cafe is coming to Kensington

Chucs are back with a new restaurant. They're still running with a modern Mediterranean menu, but this time they're going for a more casual feel. …

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Truman's are moving to Walthamstow, opening a brewery with a taproom and street food market

This all sounds pretty exciting. According to the Standard today, Truman Brewery are on the move to Walthamstow. Having started out in Brick Lane way back in the 17th century and moved to Hackney Wick rather more recently, they've today announced plans for a massive new brewery in E17. The new brewery will take up 50,000 square feet and will increase their beer production 10 fold. 

Plans for…

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