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Million Pound menu is coming back - and here's who we know is taking part...

Last year's Million Pound Menu was a big success - so much so that BBC is bringing it back for a new series due next year.

If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it sees Fred Sirieix mentoring restaurants with a view to getting investment from key backers. Each week saw two restaurants open in Manchester on two days - one day was the soft launch, the next was the real thing. If they impressed the…

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Mikkeller Bar and Rick Astley are opening their Shoreditch bar tomorrow

They're an unlikely pair but gypsy beermaker Mikkel Borg Bjergsø has teamed up with 80s pop icon Rick Astley to open a super hip beer bar in Shoreditch. I know!! …

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The Connaught has a new townhouse which the martini trolley will visit

We're sure there are plenty of high net work travellers who'll be most impressed by the baby grand piano or the Mark Newson pedestal for Taschen books in The Connaught's new townhouse. Us? It's all about the martini trolley.

The Mayfair hotel has just unveiled a new three-storey mews house for VIP guests. The Mews gives guests their own home in Mayfair - just with all the attendant services of th…

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La Barra is serving up tacos and cocktails on Brixton's Market Row

This Market Row spot is the first bricks and mortar space for Joshua Whiting - one half of popular quesadilla team Killa Dilla - and he's planning slow roast meat tacos and pre-batched cocktails for the Brixton crowd.…

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Ex-Babbo Head Chef to open Xier in Marylebone

Carlo Scotto's first solo venture, on Thayer Street, will be a two tiered affair with a casual ground floor space XR and then a first floor fine dining experience Xier with a tasting menu.…

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Tamarind Mayfair prepares to reopen with Amaya and Chutney Mary head chefs on board

So there was us thinking that London's Indian restaurant scene was at peak excitement with the opening this Autumn of Kahani, Kricket White City and the new Gunpowder at Tower Bridge not to mention the imminent openings of Kutir, Farzi Cafe and London Jukebox.

But then we heard about what was going on at Tamarind Mayfair. The Mayfair spot closed its doors eight months ago for a major refit. When…

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Roe opens in Pop Brixton - with seafood and an Irish influence

Simon Whiteside originally opened Hook in Camden and now he's bringing his seafood expertise to Pop Brixton with his own restaurant, Roe. Expect sustainable seafood on an ever-changing menu that showcases his Irish influences.…

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The five-storey Onima is coming to Mayfair and hoping to bring a little of Mykonos with it

This Mykonos-inspired restaurant is a five-storey affair in Mayfair, mixing restaurant, bar and private club. And it has what sounds like a pretty great roof terrace too. …

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Two new Chinatown restaurants JinLi and Modern Shanghai announced for the Central Cross development

A modern Sichuan and a Shanghai noodle and dumpling offering will be the first two restaurants to open in Chinatown's new Central Cross development.…

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LINO sees the former head chef of The Dairy take on an all day restaurant and cocktail bar by Smithfield

With the former head chef of The Dairy heading up the kitchen team, this new all day restaurant and cocktail bar in the City looks worth checking out.…

Read more: LINO sees the former head chef of The Dairy take on an all day restaurant and cocktail bar by Smithfield

André Garrett will be the new executive chef at Corinthia Hotel London taking over The Northall

André Garrett moves back to London from Cliveden - taking on everything at Corinthia Hotel London that isn't Tom Kerridge's restaurant and bar.…

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Darby's will be Robin Gill's Irish-influenced restaurant at Embassy Gardens

An Irish-influenced menu will be on offer at the ground floor at Robin Gill's next restaurant Darby’s – and also at the development’s incredible Sky Pool 10 stories up.…

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Chelsea's Comptoir Poilane signs up London chefs for a month-long tartine fest

Kicking off today is a Franco-British collaboration which is the very best of both countrys. Sourdough bakery Poilâne have teamed up with some of London's best chefs to sell seasonal tartines (open sarnies to you and me) - and the results sound worth schlepping to Chelsea to try.

  • Jeremy Lee of Quo Vadis has topped his tartine with British roast beef, horseradish cream and fresh watercress.
  • Robin…

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