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Riding House Cafe re-launches as Soul Ride Caribbean food delivery

Fitzrovia's Riding House Cafe has returned to the delivery scene for 2021 with something of a difference - launching Soul Ride, a Caribbean-influenced spin-off. 

It's headed up by Chef Patron Henry Omereye and Chef Martin Kanu, and it's taking over the entire Riding House menu, for both local deliveries and nationwide meal kits. 

Starting with the local delivery - that offering fea…

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Home cooks sought by new delivery company GRUBie

New food delivery service GRUBie is hoping to provide a service for those of us in lockdown who badly don't want to cook tonight, but who want something more homemade than ordering in pizza or a restaurant box. Think of it as an UberEats or Deliveroo but for home cooks.

The idea is that anyone who loves cooking and wants to share their food with others can do so and make money into the bargain. I…

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Sumi in Notting Hill is the new restaurant by sushi master Endo Kazutoshi in Notting Hill

Here's something that escaped our attention in the run-up to Christmas - Endo Kazutoshi opened a new sushi restaurant. If the name sounds familiar, it's because he's the man behind Endo at Rotunda, the very well rated high-end sushi restaurant with a view in White City. 

Sumi had planned to open fully in December were it not for the restrictions. Instead, they've decided to open as clic…

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Filthy Buns is back at The Three Compasses with a new hatch, delivery and burgers

 

If you've had a craving for Filthy Buns burgers in Dalston, then you'll be pleased to know that not only are the burger slingers back and delivering - but they're also serving from a brand new hatch at the Three Compasses. 

The new menu has eight meat buns and seven plant-based - so there's a big selection on offer and there are brand new burgers too:

  • Lockdown Millionaire - their …

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Creams Cafe have come up with popcorn chicken waffle bites. You are WELCOME.

Updated 26/2/21 with new launch date

After the year we've just had, Hot Dinners is ALL about finding the joy in small things. And the new menu addition at Creams Cafe fits that bill precisely. Starting next month (and available on delivery) they'll be selling this rather moreish looking snacks.

The popcorn chicken waffle bites are being billed as a UK first. But what you really need to know is th…

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The Red Lion & Sun turns its bottle shop into a creperie

The latest lockdown has meant pivot #2508 for North London pub The Red Lion & Sun. Following the news that pubs and cafes wouldn't be allowed to sell wine and beer to takeaway, the Highgate establishment has been forced to find a new use for its popular Bottle & Jug shed.

So, from this week they'll be opening as a Crêperie. If you're in the neighbourhood and want to help this lo…

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Victor Garvey's SOLA in Soho launches a new nationwide at-home box

During a previous lockdown SOLA, Victor Garvey's restaurant with Californian influences in Soho (see our most recent Test Drive) kicked off a series of special bento boxes. This time around, he's going for the full at-home experience with a new meal kit that aims to be an experience as close to the restaurant as possible.

There are two menus, Omnivore and Vegetarian and they're goi…

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BAO's next restaurant will be in Shoreditch

Having only opened the King's Cross BAO for a matter of weeks before yet another lockdown, BAO are already getting ready to open their next restaurant. 

This time, as first noticed by Eater, they'll be in the heart of Shoreditch, taking over the space that was Andina and right next door to The Smoking Goat. But other than the news they're opening, there is precious little info. Assume that t…

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Otto's is now delivering its famous Canard a la Presse

Otto's on the Gray's Inn Road is on many people's bucket list and that's mainly because of the Canard a la Presse - an epic, multi course feast which involves a Heath Robinson-style contraption to squeeze all the juices out of the duck - so none is wasted. Those who have been to the restaurant continue to wax lyrical about the experience. But with such delights barred to us during Lockdown,…

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Dinings SW3 has a limited edition delivery ramen you'll want to try

It 100% feels like ramen weather out there at the moment. So, if you're missing slurping down a bowl of warming goodness in a London restaurant, we have news of a new delivery service bringing it to you.

Dinings SW3 has a special limited edition dish on offer this month. Their build-your-own ramen experience is a new meal kit available as part of their At Home service.

Chef Masaki Sugisaki's ‘Sus…

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Knoops hot chocolate is heading to the King's Road

They've only recently expanded to Kensington, but hot/cold chocolate shop Knoops are consolidating that base with an opening planned for Chelsea. 

If you're unfamiliar with them - here's what they do. You can choose either hot chocolate, mocha or milkshake and then the type of chocolate that's just right for you. The chocolate ranges from white chocolate or 34% milk chocolate flakes right up…

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MEATliquor head to North Finchley for a lockdown drive-through popup

Updated 26/2/21

What's a pub to do when it a) can't open and b) isn't allowed to sell its beer for takeaway? Well, one North London pub has hit upon the answer. They're going to do a big charity beer giveaway and they've teamed up with MEATliquor to help them do just that.

Ten years after MEATliquor blew the doors off the London burger scene with their van in New Cross, they're returning to the p…

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Baz & Fred pick Brixton Village for their new London pizzeria

When none other than top chef Giorgio Locatelli proclaims your takeaway pizza to be worth of five stars in a taste test, then you must be doing something right. So it's good news for Brixton locals that Baz & Fred will be the newest food opening to grace Brixton Village.

The duo, who opened their first place in Flat Iron Square after years working the wedding and festival food circuit, will s…

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Bando Belly at Peckham Levels wants to serve up proper London soul food

Opening their doors this week in Peckham are Bando Belly - a new food business that's a perfect mash up of food cultures. Serving up soul food fusion, it's the brainchild of Londoners Naz Ramadan and Alex Situnayake (who's also behind boozy ice pop brand Wavey Ice). The duo reckon they've come up with a menu that perfectly matches London's vibe.

Dishes are inspired by the food cultures of America…

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Dom's Subs are expanding with a second sandwich shop planned for the City in Bevis Marks

London's sandwich market is hugely competitive, so anyone clawing their way to the top of the panini pile has to be congratulated. Even more so - when that company's an independent. But Dom's Subs in Hackney have captured Londoners' hearts over A-grade sarnies in the same way that Savage Salads did for the humble salad bowl.

Less than a year after opening their first place on Hackney Road they're…

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