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Top London chef Clare Smyth catered the royal wedding's evening party

Details are now coming out about the evening reception at the royal wedding and, according to reports the chef responsible for the evening meal for the 200 chosen guests at Frogmore House was none other than Clare Smyth.

Smyth, Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill was hired to cater both the sit down meal and the food later in the evening for those still standing. Apparently we're t…

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Victoria Beckham launches Scott's summer terrace

You've got to hand it to Caprice Holdings. They've really upped their PR game this week. Not only have they unveiled the single most Instagrammed building in London by covering the front of Annabel's in flowers for Chelsea Flower Week but they topped that by getting Victoria Beckham in to collaborate on their summer terrace at Scott's.

VB has designed the Mayfair restaurant's summer terrace, laun…

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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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Dubai’s Ruya comes to London with modern Anatolian cuisine

Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location.…

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Test Driving Alpes in Pop Brixton - a lot more than just melted cheese (but plenty of that too)

We take a look at the newest addition to Pop Brixton, the Alpine-themed Alpes from the Raclette Brothers. There's more than melted cheese here - but that melted cheese is damned fine... …

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Laurent Tourondel is opening Laurent at the Hotel Cafe Royal - updated

The Hotel Cafe Royal has created a brand new first-floor restaurant - and has recruited French chef Laurent Tourondel (who's big in the States) to look after it.…

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Our/London teams up with top chefs for summer supperclubs

 

Our/London vodka are no strangers to teaming up with chefs over the summer, with their Summer Series last year being a big hit. And this summer, they're at it again, teaming up with some really impressive chefs (and pairing with a bit of vodka, of course).  

Lined up for the summer are:

  • Olia Hercules - Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June
  • Lee Westcott (Typing Room) - Thurs…

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The Jones Family Kitchen comes to Belgravia

Following on from their original Shoreditch opening, this is the latest from The Jones Family, this time a Kitchen more than a Project, with a big emphasis on grilled meat.…

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A plant-based restaurant comes to London Fields with The Field

The Field put plants and veg first in London Fields. Se up by the man behind The Porridge Cafe, expect a very veg menu but with the option to pimp up with meat or fish, if you want. …

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Dank Van American sandwiches shouldn't be Kentish Town's secret

Updated 18/5/18 with new dates

Down a tiny alley in Kentish Town, barely a few steps away from the Pret and Greggs on the High Street, you'll find Dank Van. No, it's not an unpleasantly damp and cold motor vehicle - rather a street food purveyor of splendid American sandwiches. It's the brainchild of US chef Jason Winther, who lives on the mews and thought he'd see if there was a market for reall…

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Arthur's Cafe in Dalston is closing for good

"Arthur’s has never closed, not even when bombs rained all around. Every weekday on the dot of 7am, the doors open and the faithful flood in."

Sadly, the words that the then-Guardian restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin wrote in her love letter to Dalston cafe Arthur's will seem pretty poignant next week when the Kingsland Road spot serves its last fry-up, after the death of founder Arthur earli…

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The Newman Arms reopens with a pie menu and downstairs snugs

It's always a worry when any central London pub closes its doors, ostensibly to be renovated. So when The Newman Arms shut a year or so ago to have the upstairs section turned into flats, the chances that this historic pub, which had been a popular spot for foodie pop-ups more recently, would ever reopen seemed pretty bleak.

So we're particularly pleased to see that not only is it remaining a pub…

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FOLD bring their NY style pizzas to London Fields' Monohaus building

This new London Fields pizzeria is the second UK branch of New York–style pizza chain FOLD. They bill their pizzas as large, thin crust, hand tossed, wide slices that are made for folding and stuffing in your mouth.…

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Native are moving to Flatiron Square from Covent Garden

Updated 4/6/18 with soft launch details

Last week, we were a little concerned to see Covent Garden restaurant Native announcing that they were closing down due to planning permission being declined.

But the good news is that they already have a new home to go to. Today they've announced they'll be moving into bigger, better premises over at Flat Iron Square. The new space will have twice the capa…

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London's best mood-enhancing dishes, according to Max Halley

Max Halley, of Max's Sandwich Shop fame, shares his favourite mood-enhancing dishes to order in London.…

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