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Gordon Ramsay is opening Lucky Cat in Mayfair

Gordon Ramsay's first new restaurant for years in London will be inspired by 1930s Tokyo drinking dens - it'll take over the spot where Maze was on Grosvenor Square.

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Head down to The Oyster Shack at Butler's Wharf Chop House for oysters and Nyetimber

We're about to hit the peak season for summer pop-ups in London and, down by the Thames, there's something fishy going on.

Butlers Wharf Chop House have done a deal with Nyetimber and Colchester Oysters and have opened a riverside Oyster Shack for the summer. You'll find the shack just inside the restaurant's entrance where for the duration of the summer months it'll be keeping things s…

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Lina Stores is bringing pasta to King's Cross

As the original Soho deli marks 75 years in London, Lina Stores prepares to open a new pasta restaurant and deli in King's Cross. Their largest yet, expect some of their best pasta dishes plus a lot of new additions too. …

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Jason Atherton has gone into the theatre bar business with Pavlova's at The Palace Theatre in Victoria

Back in the day, you'd be lucky to get a warm glass of Pinot Grigio waiting for you in a theatre bar during the interval. Now it's quite a different story. Over in Westminster, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace has a restaurant by the Naughty Piglets crowd alongside a gin bar, and now the Victoria Palace is following suit.

The Cameron Mackintosh theatre, where Hamilton is currently play…

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Helene Darroze at the Connaught is getting a big refurb for its tenth anniversary

Already one of London's very few two-Michelin-starred restaurants, Helene Darroze's restaurant at the Connaught is about to get a big new refit. Coming a couple of years after The Connaught's last big change - launching Jean Georges' restaurant - this will see the restaurant close for two months for "full refurbishment and modernisation".

It's coming just as the restaurant celebrat…

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Sweet Chick, chicken and waffle restaurant by Nas to open in London

The Brooklyn chicken and waffles group backed by rapper Nas is heading for London with their new American comfort food.…

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Natoora Counter launches at its new Notting Hill Store

Even if you’ve never consciously bought anything from Natoora, chances are you’ve eaten some of its produce – the company supplies 800 top chefs in London and 400 more in New York and Paris. Known for their exceptionally high quality, seasonal fruit and vegetables sourced directly from growers as well as its own farms, Natoora already has four stores in London, and it's just added…

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Anna Hansen is leaving the Modern Pantry

it's one of the best restaurants in Clerkenwell and serves a mean weekend brunch, but now Modern Pantry is losing the chef that's led it for ten years. Chef Anna Hansen, who also launched Providores with Peter Gordon (which is closing at the end of July) before opening the Modern Pantry, is moving on.

Here's what she had to say:

I can’t thank the loyal customers of The Modern Pantry enough f…

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James Corden and Chris Hemsworth are battling waiters for The Late Show at The Northall

You may have been aware of the fact that James Corden is currently in London filming for The Late Show. But if you were lucky enough to have been staying or eating at the Northall restaurant at the Corinthia this week, you might also have got to appear on the show.

Corden brought his friend Chris Hemsworth to the restaurant just off Trafalgar Square for a waiter battle. He and Chris would see who…

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Legendary pub The KPH is back with food from Henry Harris and Ruairidh Summers

The KPH (Kensington Park Hotel) has been pretty legendary in Ladbroke Grove for a while, with a big music following and the place of Tom Jones first London gig. Now it's being revived with Henry Harris and ex-St John chef Ruairidh Summers in charge of the food.…

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Taste of London 2019 - what to eat and drink at this year's festival

Taste of London 2019 is upon us. We went along to the first night of this year's event to try some of the food and drink on offer - here are our personal top picks...…

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Sloane Street Deli is the latest from Caprice Holdings, as Mount Street Deli closes

There's a brand new venture from Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings - the people behind The Ivy, J Sheekey, Sexy Fish and more - called Sloane Street Deli. In case you're thinking that sounds familiar - they're also behind Mount Street Deli. Or rather they were, because that deli has now closed (following the end of the lease). So if you're already missing that, then it's time to head&nb…

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Snowflake Gelato and Blondies Kitchen team up for a ice cream and cookies pop-up at Selfridges

As the weather takes a turn for the better again (looks out the window - not yet) this new mash-up at Selfridges may be just the thing. Popping up at the Snowflake gelato shop for a few weeks is a mash-up between Blondies Kitchen and Snowflake Gelato - an ice cream and cookie pop-up. 

On offer is:

  • Cereal Milk Cookie Sandwich - cereal milk gelato (either Frosties or Coco-Pops) sandwiched bet…

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Suzi Tros is a New Greek Bistro from the Team behind Mazi in Notting Hill

An open charcoal grill will be at the heart of this new Greek bistro, Suzi Tros, which will focus on seasonally changing small plates.…

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