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Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green pop up in real life at Passo for Giz & Green

During the lockdown, Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green had been teaming up for "‘Giz & Green’s Monday Night Fakeaway" where they recreated their favourite takeaways from McDonald's to Wagamama. Now they're teaming up in real life, kicking off a pop-up at Passo. 

It's all based around one of the most popular dishes from the series - their take on the deep dish pizza. Pizzas, made from rye…

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Our job as restaurant goers is to actually turn up

For those of us who love restaurants - either eating in them or working there - having them reopen after so many months closed is a big deal. 

For many restaurants, big or small, this could make the difference between them staying in business or having to shut their doors for good. As a city, London's hospitality industry is a large part of why people want to live and work here. Eating out i…

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The Black Cow Vodka bar pops up at the Coal Office in King's Cross

If the words "alfresco espresso martini bar" don't immediately pique your interest, then move along to the next news story. Personally, the idea of being able to sip a really good cocktail in the summer sunshine will always be something we're into.

So we'll have to check out the new Black Cow Espresso Martini Bar that's just opened at Tom Dixon’s Coal Office restaurant in King's Cross. The summer…

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Kaké by Chisou brings both high-end delivery & a dine-in omakase feast to Chelsea

13/7/20 - updated with info on the dine-in offereing

With delivery becoming bigger than ever, it's not at all surprising that some London restaurants have started catering to the luxury end of the market. Enter Kaké by Chisou - a new high-end option for the Chelsea set.

As a spin-off from Chisou's sushi restaurant, it started as a delivery-only option before getting ready to launch as a…

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Shake Shack are bringing their Chick’n Bites to the table

Shake Shack are getting into the nugget business - or more correctly the Chick’n Bites business. Launching as a brand new addition to the menu, the Chick’n Bites are 100% chicken breast and "sous-vide cooked for optimum flavour, moisture and texture". 

Will they be enough to tear you away from your favourite nugget provider? Well, they're launching across all the London Shake Shack…

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Treats Club are opening their permanent hot donut bar in Hackney

They've been popping up across town and even have a lockdown DIY kit - but now Treats Club Dessert Bar are settling down with their first permanent shop in Hackney. 

If you're yet to come across them, then the key thing you need to know is that they're a hot donut bar. That means your donuts are cooked to order - they couldn't be any fresher. You'll get to choose the glaze (flavours include…

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Maison Francois is a new brasserie for St James, taking the old Greens site

Taking the former address of Greens, Maison Francois will be a brasserie and wine bar, featuring a finalist of Masterchef: The Professionals as chef. …

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Crosstown Doughnuts turn their hand to ice cream

They already have some of the best doughnuts in town, now Crosstown is getting into the ice cream business. Three of their shops (Shoreditch, Canary Wharf, Greenwich) will be launching ice cream scoop bars, either in cones. cups or tubs to take home. Many of the other stores will have mini tubs ready to grab and go (and there will be delivery too, of course). 

The flavours sound pretty great…

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Plate up the perfect at home dinner with The Waterhouse Project's ceramics and tutorials

With so many restaurants in London reopening for deliveries, it's hard to get noticed. But one Hackney spot has, we think, got quite an unusual proposition.

The Waterhouse Project opened its doors for the first time just pre-lockdown. Its owner, chef Gabriel Waterhouse (ex-Galvin La Chapelle) had just moved from a supperclub scenario, to what he was calling 'social fine dining' in a permanent res…

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EL&N Cafes have just opened a new grab and go cafe in St Pancras. And yes, it's VERY pink.

St Pancras commuters have never had it so... pink. London's newest EL&N cafe, the oh-so-Instagrammable enterprise, opened this week at the station.

This one's a little different to the rest of their cafes, being the group's first self-serve one. You'll be able to get your pink coffee and slice of pink cake to-go, just before you jump on your train (which is handy, because train food trolleys…

Read more: EL&N Cafes have just opened a new grab and go cafe in St Pancras. And yes, it's VERY pink.

Keeping track of London restaurant reopenings with deliveries, takeaway & more

As London restaurants start to reopen following lockdown, many are also offering delivery to those who aren't ready to dine out just yet. Here's our guide to who's doing delivery and collection services. …

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Supa Ya Ramen launches a permanent restaurant in Hackney

Chef Luke Findlay's ramen supperclub puts down permanent roots in Hackney.…

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The Chancellor unveils a VAT cut and a 50% offer to help out restaurants

In parliament today, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced  a series of schemes to support the beleaguered hospitality industry. They are:

  • A VAT cut. That comes down from 20% to 5% on food, accommodation and attractions - it takes effect from next Wednesday, 15 July.
  • A £1000 bonus, payable in January 2021, for every staff member kept on once the furlough period ends in October
  • And an August…

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Elizabeth Haigh launches Bā - a new supper club at Mei Mei

With Mei Mei in Borough Market back up and running (alongside a new delivery venture), Elizabeth Haigh is launching her next big thing. Harking back to her Kaizen House pop-up, she's launching Bā, a new twice-weekly dinner at Mei Mei. 

She'll lead the supper club/chef's table experience, for 16 people across 16 counter seats (and a couple of extra tables). Bā is Chinese for th…

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La Pilarica is a Mexican pop-up taking over nights at Loafing Cafe in Hackney

With Loafing Cafe now back up and running in Hackney, they're already launching their first post-lockdown pop-up. 

La Pilarica is a Mexican pop-up created by Federico Perez Diaz and Michael Kutziola, The pair originally met at Frankie’s Bar and Grill in Selfridges back in 2010 - have worked together since, both in restaurants and street food stalls - although this will be their fir…

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