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Party Store Pizza in Brixton is ALL about the deep pan Detroit-style pizzas

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It's certainly starting to look as though 2020 is the summer of the deep pan pizza in London. First, we had Gizzi and Professor Green's popular pop-up at Old Street and now, down in Brixton, a new Detroit-style pizzeria has opened its doors.

Party Store Pizza at Market House on Coldharbour Lane is all about the "Detroit style" pizza. That means it's baked in bespoke deep r…

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants (7 August)

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Blacklock, Snackbar, Tavolino, Kiln, a Nuno Mendes brunch & more...…

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Tou are popping up with Iberian katsu sandos in Soho & there are sando kits too

Many of the big communal dining spaces like Market Halls and Arcade Food Theatre are on ice at the moment - but that hasn't stopped TA TA Eatery. While Arcade is closed they've taken themselves down the road to a pop-up in Soho.

There you'll be able to grab yourself what is often billed as one of the best sandwiches in London - the mighty Iberian Katsu Sando. If you're katsu sando'd out, they'll…

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Jolie is bringing French sharing plates and bottomless fondue to Chelsea

  

The people behind the Breaking Bad bar, ABQ, are getting ready to unveil their next restaurant. Called Jolie, it's in Chelsea Funhouse, on the same site as their pre-lockdown restaurant Journey and this time it's all about France.

Described as "a hybrid between a restaurant and a cocktail lounge" they're taking classic French dishes and creating sharing plates with some extra Europe-w…

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Leroy's spin-off Royale will be roasting chicken IRL at a Hackney residency

During the lockdown, Shoreditch's Michelin-starred restaurant Leroy pivoted to create a chicken delivery service in the shape of Royale. But now the restaurant is back up and running, the questions was - what will happen to Royale? Now we know, as they're carrying on serving up chicken, this time in a Hackney residency at the East London Liquor Co. 

The menu remains the same - rotisserie roa…

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Test Driving Cue Point - pretty perfect Afghan smoked meats

Cue Point mix Afghan BBQ techniques with BBQ style from around the world - and then deliver the results to you. We try out some of their nacos... …

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Crossroads Cocktail Bar takes over from Ladies & Gentleman in Camden

Opening its doors in Camden tonight is new bar Crossroads. It sees husband and wife team Bart and Monica Miedeksza taking over the Ladies & Gentleman Bar in Camden. The bar will still be owned by L&G's William Borrell, but run by Bart and Monica.

Lockdown gave the team a chance to give the bar a new look and, when it reopens tonight, it'll focus on both cocktails and wine.

Bart previously…

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Tate Gallery under pressure to close Rex Whistler restaurant due to racist imagery in its mural

This morning, MP Diane Abbott joined hundreds of people calling on The Tate Gallery to close or move its famous Rex Whistler restaurant.

The restaurant's key selling point is the wrap-around mural by the artist Whistler. Whistler was commissioned to paint the mural by the Tate back in 1927 when the restaurant first opened. Entitled The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats it features scenes i…

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Vas J Morgan and his sister Bianca open The Broadway restaurant and bar in Muswell Hill

Magazine editor, former TOWIE cast member and general man about town Vas J Morgan turned up to open his new Muswell Hill Restaurant.

The Broadway had its opening party over the weekend, bringing in Morgan's former TOWIE mates Chloe Sims and Joey Essex along with model Bobby Brazier, Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier's son.

Vas is a co-owner of the restaurant and his sister Bianca is running the place.…

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Club Tropicana sees By Chloe and Club Cultured team up in Clapham for a vegan pop-up

A new vegan pop-up is on the way for August. it's a team-up between By Chloe (vegan fast food) and Club Cultured who are all about fermentation and tempeh - a traditional Indonesian plant-based protein made from fermented soybeans. 

They'll be popping up in Clapham (in the space which once held Kerbisher & Malt and The Mayfair Chippy) with a completely plant-based menu of brand new dishe…

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Andi Oliver and Fred Sirieix team up for One Love restaurant pop up in Clapton

They made a great team when they co-presented from Marrakech in the BBC show Remarkable Places to Eat. Now Fred Siriex and Andy Oliver are joining forces for a one month pop-up in East London.

One Love will be a combination of Caribbean family cooking and French influences, taking over the Clapton Country Club for a month.

As Fred explains: "I am very excited because Andi and I are opening a pop…

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Wingmans are bringing their gourmet chicken wings to Soho

 

There may be a lot of restaurants reopening at the moment - but we're also seeing brand new additions to the scene. One of them is Wingmans who, as you might guess from the name, specialise in gourmet chicken wings. 

Until now, they've had a restaurant in Kilburn (launched after a series of pop-ups and residencies) and a hatch in Shoreditch but their new opening is a much bigger space…

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James Knappett's two-Michelin starred Kitchen Table starts delivering - and gets ready for a big refurb

Changes are afoot at The Kitchen Table.

The two-Michelin starred restaurant is essentially one big kitchen counter for communal eating. That's been great up until now - but doesn't quite work with the new socially distant age. So the restaurant is not only getting a big refurbishment, but it's also expanding into the Bubbledogs space, where they'll be adding a new lounge and bar while a version o…

Read more: James Knappett's two-Michelin starred Kitchen Table starts delivering - and gets ready for a big refurb

MM Caffe is an alfresco cafe from Mercato Mayfair, just off Oxford Street

They've already achieved a pretty impressive makeover of nearby Grade 1 listed St Mark's and now Mercato Metropolitano have gone outside to Brown Hart Gardens, the raised garden area just in front of the Beaumont Hotel (most recently the Bonnie Gill seafood shack). Their latest opening is called MM CaffĂ© in MMayfair Garden - so if you're on the hunt for an alfresco space after a spot of socially-…

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