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Lyle's, Sabor, Smokestak and more on the line-up for 2018's Auction Against Hunger

This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Put a 'meeting' in your google calendar, ward off any colleagues with an 'I'm far too busy to talk right now' look and get ready to buy your tickets to this year's Auction Against Hunger.

It's one of our favourite events in the London foodie calendar, supporting incredibly important charity work, and this year's line-up looks unmissable. Taking pl…

Read more: Lyle's, Sabor, Smokestak and more on the line-up for 2018's Auction Against Hunger

Akira robatayaki and sushi will be the main restaurant at Japan House on Kensington High Street

Engawa chef Akira Shimizu is opening his own robatayaki and sushi restaurant in Japan's new cultural centre, Japan House on Kensington High Street.…

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The 2018 Great Architectural Bake-off's best cakes of London buildings

This weekend, bakers from London's top architectural firms and colleges got together for the annual WATG Great Architectural Bake-off. And if you're a fan of the showstopper section of the Great British Bake Off, then you're in for a treat.

Here are our favourite of this year's entries of London buildings rendered in sponge and buttercream. Enjoy.

The Barbican - Benoy [Winner]. Chocolate fudge, wa…

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Tom Kerridge is opening Kerridge's Bar and Grill at The Corinthia

His Buckinghamshire pub was the first pub to win two Michelin stars. Now Tom Kerridge is bringing some of that magic to London for his first restaurant in the city…

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Marianne Lumb is moving on from Marianne restaurant

Over the past five years, Marianne Lumb's restaurant Marianne has been quietly doing great business in Notting Hill. As David Sexton said in the Standard soon after the opening - "If then your idea of a good time is not seeing and being seen and making a lot of noise, just being unobtrusively extremely well-served, Marianne is a complete treat."

But now things are changing for the restaurant…

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Fresh pasta restaurant Bancone comes to Covent Garden with ex Locanda Locatelli talent

The latest promising pasta spot heads to Covent Garden. Bancone features a chef who trained in Locanda Locatelli and plenty of 10-hour cooked ragus.…

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St John at Hackney Brewery brings beer and Cypriot food to Hackney Central Arches

Hackney Central's railway arches are getting a bit of a revamp, adding a new space for food and drink in the area. And first on the scene will be St John at Hackney Brewery, who will be serving up their own beer and starting with a menu of Cypriot kebabs.…

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Southam Street is the latest from the 108 Garage team in Notting Hill

With the success of 108 Garage behind them, the same team are opening Southam Street. This is a three storey place taking in a grill, raw bar and champagne bar too. …

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Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse is coming to Kings Cross Coal Drops Yard

You might mainly know Alain Ducasse for his three-Michelin-starred restaurant in London (and many more in Paris) but the man also has his own Chocolate enterprise. Until now, the chocs have only been available in Paris or from the Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge  - as well as the Eurostar departure lounge at Gare du Nord - and now it's coming to London.

It's not straying too far from the…

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St John’s Wood​ ​is getting their own The Gate, and that means vegan brunch

Given they’ve been in business since the 80s, it’s no surprise The Gate know a thing or two about veggie and vegan cooking. Now they’re taking their plant-based knowhow to St John's Wood, with a new restaurant that’ll have brunch, lunch and a newly extended menu.…

Read more: St John’s Wood​ ​is getting their own The Gate, and that means vegan brunch

Try glow-in-the-dark ice cream and inhale vanilla fog at SCOOP from Bompas & Parr

South London Willy Wonkas Bompas & Parr are at it again, this time with a seasonal ice-cream exhibition in King’s Cross that celebrates the dessert - with more than a few immersive installations.

SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream will be settling in for a summer residency at Gasholders London in King’s Cross. Inside, you’ll be able to marvel at all kinds of ice-cream ephemera as you soa…

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The Hart brothers have smashed their crowdfunding targets for a King's Cross Barrafina

When The Hart Bros Group (the folk behind Barrafina and El Pastor) announced a crowdfunding drive for a King's Cross Barrafina, it seemed like it'd be a sure thing. But it's fair to say that no-one thought it would be this successful.

The funding just opened this morning, had a target of £750,000 and at the time of writing (less than a couple of hours later), it already reached £1.6 million.…

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Wingmans have chosen Kilburn for their first permanent restaurant

Fans of roving pop-up Wingmans can now get their saucy chicken wing fix in Kilburn where they’ve moved into their first proper home, complete with a fully stocked bar, a late license, and best of all, a brand new, expanded menu.…

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Claude Bosi unveils a new-look oyster bar at Bibendum

Just over a year since he opened his restaurant at Bibendum, Claude Bosi has unveiled a new look Oyster Bar on the building's ground floor.

The oyster bar was closed earlier this year for a bit of a do-over and the new design sounds tres chic. There's a six-seater oyster bar, as well as open kitchens and the ever-popular florist.

At the oyster bar they'll be serving nine varieties of oyster from…

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La Mia Mamma brings a rotating series of Italian chefs to Chelsea

La Mia Mamma is trying something different from your traditional Italian restaurant. They'll be focusing on specific regions of Italy at a time - and to help with that, they're importing Italians "Mammas" from the regions to create the menus.…

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