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Lyaness is the replacement for World's Best Bar Dandelyan at Sea Containers

Over the course of two days last October, top London bartender and bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana caused quite a storm on the London bar scene when he announced the closure of the hugely popular Dandelyan in the same week as it took the No 1 slot in the World's Best Bars list.

The bar finally closed earlier this month - but already they've unveiled the next iteration - Lyaness.

Now there's a…

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Gezellig brings a formidable restaurant team to Holborn Town Hall

A formidable restaurant team are taking on the space at the Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall with their first venture.…

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Cadbury's Creme Eggs specials on London menus this Easter

You know that Easter is just around the corner when your Insta feed is flooded with pictures of restaurants and bars using Cadbury's Creme Eggs in everything from desserts to cocktails. And this year Cadbury's have teamed up with four London restaurants for some special dishes in the run up to Easter Sunday.

At Blondies Kitchen in Selfridges Food Hall they're putting on a Cadbury Creme egg browni…

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Lucknow 49 on Maddox Street will be the new restaurant from the Dum Biryani team

Inspired by the Lucknow region's Awadhi cooking, chef and restaurateur Dhruv Mittal is opening a restaurant with all manner of biryanis, kebabs and lunchtime quick bites.…

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The Buxton is a pub with rooms on Brick Lane from the Culpeper

The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they're opening this pub and hotel on Brick Lane where the rooftop terrace features an honesty bar and hot tub.…

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New London restaurants coming in April 2019

It's time to run down the new restaurants that will be coming your way in April. The upcoming month sees Champagne buttons, high rise dining (and gardens), top-rated sushi, Corbin and King's latest, Indian kebabs and more....…

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Robata on Old Compton Street is serving up Japanese izakaya dishes in Soho

Soho's latest opening is a Japanese izakaya-style spot. Robata, which officially opened its doors on Old Compton Street today, is a project from entrepreneur Sonny Huang whose family has two Chinese restaurants in Birmingham.

Sonny has teamed up with designers turnerbates Design & Architecture to come up with this Japanese pub serving up dishes cooked over the open robata grill. On the menu you'l…

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Mercato Metropolitano is opening an food market in Ilford

They already have a successful market in Elephant and Castle, with another on the way to Mayfair. Now Mercato Metropolitano are going very east - heading to Ilford for the next opening. They're taking over an open car park, for a huge new 31,000sq ft market.

And sustainability really is the name of the game here as they're calling it a "circular-economy community food market". That…

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Taster is London's newest delivery-only kitchen serving up poke, Korean fried chicken and Vietnamese menus

London's food delivery scene just got a new boost with the arrival of European delivery company Taster. Founded by one of Deliveroo's top guys, they already have spaces in France and Spain and have now set their sights on the UK.

Like Deliveroo and Uber Eats they have their own kitchens and have been working with chef consultants, including the two-Michelin Star Korean chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre fr…

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Yard Sale team up with Matty Matheson for a Brick Lane bagel style pizza

 

Yard Sale Pizza do have a great line in guest pizzas - and the next one they have lined up is definitely worth taking note of. They're teaming up with Matty Matheson - he's the founder of renowned Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour and also the host of host of Vice’s "It’s Suppertime". He also knows a thing or two about making the perfect cheeseburger

He popped ove…

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Ben Tish and The Stafford team up for Norma, a Sicilian restaurant in Fitzrovia

Already working together on their hotel, Ben Tish (ex Salt Yard) and the Stafford Hotel are teaming up to create a new restaurant in Fitzrovia called Norma. Expect a Sicilian menu with Moorish influences. …

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Shake Shack Covent Garden is relaunching with a new look and dishes

Six years after it first opened its doors, the original UK Shake Shack in Covent Garden is about to reopen with a new look.

The revamped branch looks quite different inside and there's also going to be a outside area with heating for chillier days.

As for the menu, there'll be two new items on the menu - a Caramel Bourbon Shake, vanilla frozen custard blended with caramel and bourbon as well as a…

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Barullo is Rambla owner Victor Garvey's new city restaurant in Aldgate

There's a distinct Spanish flavour to restaurateur Victor Garvey's new City gaff which promises to liven things up in Aldgate.…

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