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New Fulham restaurant FENN sees the team behind Hackney's Nest head west

The team behind popular Hackney spot Nest, are expanding to West London with this new seasonal British restaurant on Wandsworth Bridge Road. 

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Flower Burger are bringing their day-glo vegan burgers to Charlotte Street

London's Charlotte Street is seeing a very European takeover this month as Herman Ze German makes way for an Italian import. Flower Burger originated in Milan five years ago where its oh-so-Instafriendly colourful vegan burgers were an instant hit. Since then, they've expanded across France and Italy and Fitzrovia will be their first London opening.

Using natural extracts like turmeric, spirulina…

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Japanified is Sugoi JPN's new delivery restaurant - with tacos and sliders on the menu

The latest place to kick off a new delivery service for the new year are Sugoi JPN - they've just launched Japanified - starting in Wimbledon and expanding to Stockwell soon. 

Broadly inspired by the cuisine of Osaka, the team have taken international cuisine and - as they say - have "Japanified" it. There's two main offerings - sliders and taco kits. 

The sliders first, they inclu…

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Top French chef Cyril Lignac is bringing his Bar des Prés restaurant to London

Top French chef Cyril Lignac is hoping his brand of Parisian cool will sit well in London with this Mayfair restaurant being his first international opening. …

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The Red Duck is a new neighbourhood Chinese restaurant for Balham

This Balham Chinese restaurant has a strong focus on sourcing along with celebrating the very best in Chinese cooking (with a view to training more chefs in the techniques too). …

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Core at Home sees Clare Smyth's restaurant delivering a Michelin-starred meal kit

 

Meal kits and boxes are very much the rage at the moment - and if you're looking for something with a special touch this might be the very thing. Core by Clare Smyth is one of the very few two-Michelin starred restaurants in London and today Chef Patron Clare revealed that they're about to start sending restaurant boxes out. The Core at Home menu is being sent out on next weekend, and…

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Brat at Climpson's Arch is going to be a permanent fixture

When London emerged from its first lockdown all those months ago, one of the first restaurants to completely reinvent itself was Tomos Parry's Brat. While the original restaurant stayed where it was (with a bit of table rejigging) they complimented it with a sister restaurant at Climpson's Arch, correctly assuming that alfresco dining would be very much a big thing in 2020.  

Brat at Cl…

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The Roasting Shed now have a roastery and cafe on Hornsey Road

Lucky Hornsey Road folk. They've waited patiently for a great place to get coffee and pastries and, like London buses, two came along in quick succession.

Tucked in right beside the super popular Big Jo is The Roasting Shed which opened for business before Christmas. The artisan roasters, who also have a espresso bar over in Hackney Bridge, are roasting their own coffee and selling it in their ne…

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Farina Pizzeria are returning to Notting Hill

Back in June, it was revealed that popular Notting Hill Pizzeria was shutting its doors - with founders Edy Piro and Paolo Petrillo announcing plans to make a comeback at some point. That point has arrived and Farina are opening a brand new pizzeria on Notting Hill Gate, just up the road. 

They're all about Neapolitan pizzas with 48-hour fermented dough and showcasing San Marzano tomato…

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PizzaExpress are the latest to launch a DIY pizza delivery kit

Following in the footsteps of indie businesses like Pizza Pilgrims and Homeslice, pizza giants PizzaExpress are the latest to enter the pizza DIY kit business.

Launching next week, fans of the chain's Margherita and American Hot will be able to get kits delivered to their home. There are three kits on sale, allowing you to make two of one type of pizza or one of each. They include dough, a tin of…

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Restaurant designer Martin Brudnizki launches a furniture shop

It may be slightly overcompensating, but if you're really missing restaurants and want to recreate that vibe in your own home, you could look at buying some of restaurant designer Martin Brudnizki's new furniture range.

Brudnizki has been responsible for creating the looks of some of London's best-known restaurants. Sexy Fish, 45 Jermyn Street, The Ivy and Holborn Dining Room, to name just a few,…

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Chef Albert Roux OBE has died

The UK restaurant world lost a major player this week with the death of Albert Roux, OBE, KFO. His passing was announced this morning in a notice issued by his family which stated: "The Roux family has announced the sad passing of Albert Roux, OBE, KFO, who had been unwell for a while, at the age 85, on 4th January 2021."

Albert's son, Michel Roux Jr said his father "was a mentor for so many peop…

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EggRun has designs on London's egg in a bun market

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that's the case, the folks at Eggslut should be tickled pink by the launch of new egg-based bun business, EggRun.

EggRun first began life as a delivery service back in the Autumn, while it's waiting to open its first City restaurant at Monument on Fish Street Hill.

Executive chef John Skotidas (who also runs the kitchens at Mazi and Suz…

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Evening Standard critic Jimi Famurewa co-hosts the new Waitrose podcast Life on a Plate

With podcasts (and newsletters) being the big media story of recent lockdowns, news of another foodie one should prick interest.

Life on a Plate from Waitrose launches tomorrow. It's hosted by Evening Standard restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa and Waitrose Food Editor, Alison Oakervee. We're told that every episode will see the pair interview a well-known guest, exploring their life through food.

T…

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Rudy's is opening a vegan diner in Islington (next to their vegan butcher)

After the launch of their vegan 'butcher' (which has proven to be very popular indeed), Rudy's are also getting ready to bring their vegan diner to Islington (when restaurants open up again). 

It'll be right next door to their butcher shop, on Islington's Upper Street. As with the original diner in Camden, you can expect a vegan spin to American diner classics, using the vegan meat substitut…

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