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Nuno Mendes launches a weekend brunch at The Scolt Head

Need a reason to feel good about staying in town for the summer? Well how about the fact that top chef Nuno Mendes is about to start doing weekend brunches in De Beauvoir?

The Chiltern Firehouse chef will be stepping in to launch a brunch menu at his local pub, The Scolt Head. And, God, it does sound good.

As you might expect, eggs are a recurrent theme. So you'll find them teamed with:

  • Secret S…

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The Green Room is the South Bank's new alfresco restaurant and bar

The South Bank's Green Room bar may have closed for good last year, but it's being resurrected in a different form this summer.

The Green Room #2 will be an alfresco garden space, open for the summer, serving pizza and cocktails. It's being run by hospitality group Wright & Bell which comprises Smithfield restaurant LINO, City bar Kitty Hawk and Carnaby spot Whyte & Brown. And it's a clev…

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Tottenham Hale club The Cause launches the Costa del Tottenham

With nightclubs the businesses most affected by the Covid shutdown (and the last to come out of it), it's unsurprising that some have found other ways to make money in the meantime.

Up in Tottenham, The Cause nightclub has done a deal to double the outside space it has, and they're planning to make the most of it over the summer. The club has taken over some of the neighbouring industrial units a…

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Heston Blumenthal launches Dinner at Home - yes, you can take away Meat Fruit

Heston Blumenthal is bringing Dinner back to London in stages - and one of them involves a takeaway version of his famous Meat Fruit. 

The restaurant will be launching with the Garden Terrace on 1 August, followed by the main restaurant on 1 September - but it's the collection service, kicking off on 24 July that has us really interested. It's the first time Heston's tried this in London (Th…

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Stanley's restaurant opens in Chelsea with a huge courtyard area

New to Chelsea, Stanley's features a menu with an emphasis on British produce and has the ace-in-its-sleeve of a big outside courtyard for alfresco drinking and dining.…

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Stein's on the Quay is the Padstow pop up restaurant to visit this summer

Sunny weather got you planning your summer escape from London? Well, there's a new restaurant in Cornwall's foodie capital, Padstow, that you might want to try.

While a lot of cookery schools fall foul of current social distancing rules, the team at Rick Stein's have cunningly transformed their quayside school into a pop-up restaurant for the summer. Stein's On The Quay, as the name suggests…

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Veggie Pret's bakery counter goes all-vegan, with new croissants, brownies & more

Pret may be having some difficulties at the moment, with fewer workers in the office, but the Veggie Prets continue to be very popular. And they're moving to the next stage of development with the launch of an all-vegan bakery counter. Making it all-vegan means that they're also launching lots of new pastries. 

  • The Vegan Plain Croissant, The Vegan Almond Croissant and The Veg…

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Harrods has a new Baccarat Bar that's open until midnight

If you're after a swanky new bar experience then the Baccarat Bar, which has just opened at Harrods, looks to be the place.

The jewel-like bar, which has its own entrance that allows it to open outside store hours, was created in a partnership between the Knightsbridge store and the French crystal brand.

Drinks, by award-winning bar manager Cameron Attfield, have been inspired by the colours refr…

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This cookbook raising funds for BAME Covid victims is a must-buy

Great food can be an enormous source of comfort, and the author of a new cookbook hopes not only to provide the people who buy it with great dishes to cook, but also raise funds for those in need.

Community Comfort, is the brainchild of Caribbean food expert and activist Riaz Phillips. He's roped in the services of an incredibly impressive group of friends - all People of Colour - in the food wor…

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Selfridges are launching Market on the Mews street market off Oxford Street

It was one of the first big London stores to reopen its food department, and now Selfridges is getting in on the street market act. They're taking over the mews behind the Oxford Street store at weekends to create Market on the Mews.

The market will be what they're calling "a rotating edit of food, drink, magazines, plants, flowers bikes and furniture." It'll see the store take over Edwards Mews…

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Where you've been dining out in London's restaurants (Jul 16)

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots.  …

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Ikea launch Plant Balls - the vegan equivalent to their legendary meatballs

 

We're among many, many people who have a not-so-secret love of the Ikea meatballs. A trip to the store isn't the same without a plate of meatballs and chips and then taking home even more for the freezer. Just writing this is making us crave them right now. God, we love them. 

But if you're vegan or vegetarian - the meatballs have been out of reach - until now. Because Ikea is about to…

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Mãos returns with a new room, a solo dining space and a provisions box

Last year, Mãos in Shoreditch won a coveted Michelin star, but just a few months later one of its founders Nuno Mendes, announced that he was leaving. Since then, even more has changed with the very notion of close communal dining around a single table (a signature of Maos) knocked to the kerb in the era of social distancing.

Now there's a maximum of eight diners allowed, with four tables of two…

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The Ned is reopening, and the legendary Sunday feast is coming back

Updated 16/7/20

The huge City establishment with 10 restaurants, bars, a private club and a hotel has slowly begun reopening its restaurants - with both Kaia - their Asian-Pacific restaurant and also their British brasserie Millie's Lounge, being the first back.

To begin with current climate meant that their popular range of limitless buffets - in particularly the Ned's Sunday Feast were on…

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Buck Street Market container village has Camden's largest rooftop space

 

Updated 15 July 2020 with reopening date

It's all happening in Camden, which has been getting its fair share of redevelopments of late. There was Italian Alley in Stables Market, not to mention the whole Hawley Wharf redevelopment. And now the people behind Hawley Wharf, Labtech, have opened a new project Buck Street Market. 

This is Camden's very own container village (much…

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