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Squeg + Bonez to bring plant-based dishes and natural wines to Hackney

Two friends, Holly and Alice, are behind the new launch, bringing with them experience at Cornerstone and in the coffee world at AllPress and Monmouth.

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Project TÓU  is a katsu sando shop from TĀ TĀ Eatery

TA TA Eatery are renowned for serving up the very best katsu sandos in town. And now they're opening London's first katsu sando shop - which will also be open for late night snacks.…

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Inside Prada's glossy new London bakery Marchesi 1824 in Mayfair

It's been a go-to patisserie in Milan since the 19th century - it joined the Prada group in 2014 - and now Marchesi 1824 has opened its doors in London, on Mount Street to be exact. The new pastry shop will be open all day, serving Mayfair folk with top quality coffee and fine pastries, opening into the early evening for cocktails. Hot Dinners popped along for a look on the opening day - here's what we found:…

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Shake Shack are launching a chipotle-cheddar themed menu

It's time for a raft of new specials at Shake Shack as they're launching the "Chipotle Cheddar Menu". Yes, this does mean that the roasted garlic fries (which we loved) are coming off the menu, but this lot sound like a worthy replacement.

Coming to the menu are:

  • The Chipotle Cheddar Burger - cheddar cheeseburger topped with chipotle cheddar cheese sauce, pickled red onion, fried jalap…

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe founder to launch noodle bar Hoh Sek

Opening in St Katherine Dock, Hoh Sek will have a menu of Chinese-influenced noodle dishes as well as an evening menu of seasonal mains.…

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Maria Elia brings her Smashing Plates residency to Great Guns Social

If you've ever tried chef Maria Elia's food, then you'll know that her upcoming three week residency at Great Guns Social in Southwark is worth pencilling in the diary.

The globetrotting chef and author (she's launched restaurants in California and done pop-ups in Rwanda) is planning a modern Greek menu for her return to London. Dishes will include:

  • Savoury Baklavas
  • Moussaka Croquettes
  • Bream wit…

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The Wine Parlour bottle shop and bar opens in Brixton Village

Newly open in Brixton Village is The Wine Parlour - a second opening from the folks who also run a bar of the same name on Atlantic Road. This new bottle shop hopes to introduce Brixton folk to interesting wines - either to take home or try there and then in the shop.

Their focus will be on sustainable wines and lesser known grapes from small family-run vineyards - and if you're looking for craft…

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Test Driving Bob Bob Cite - a shiny City palace of fine wines and 'country' French cooking

The much-anticipated sequel to Bob Bob Ricard has opened in the City with Eric Chavot at the helm. We went to see how the millions have been spent.…

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Truffle head to under Hungerford Bridge for their street food spot on the South Bank this summer

The spot under Hungerford Bridge is a prime one for London foodies to keep an eye on. After all, this is where both Pitt Cue and Bleecker have plied their trade in the early days. Now there's a new trader in town. Truffle have opened a summer long residency under the bridge in a shipping container. They'll be serving up a range of burgers (meat and veggie) all with their hit of truffle along with…

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Corazon is bringing their tacos (and frozen margaritas) to Westfield London

Following up on their popular Soho restaurant, next for Corazon is a taco bar in Westfield London. They'll have some new tacos - as well as plenty of margaritas. …

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Nutshell will see an ex-Palomar chef serving up Iranian food in Covent Garden

Ex Palomar chef Jeremy Borrow heads up the kitchen at this restaurant in Covent Garden where he'll be exploring all forms of Iranian cuisine.…

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Fancy lobster bisque or ham and eggs pizza? Homeslice have you covered

It's Homeslice's sixth birthday this year, and all their pizza restaurants (owned by Alan and Mark Wogan) are doing something special to celebrate the anniversary.…

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Master Bao is bringing vegan baos and more to shoppers at Westfield London

The family restaurant group who have Mr Bao in Peckham and Daddy Bao in Tooting are expanding, bringing their baos to shoppers at Westfield London.…

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MEATliquor W1 is opening in Oxford Circus - with a Poke for Jager button

The original MEATliquor relocates to a brand new - and much more permanent - site just 500 metres away from where they first started.…

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Test Driving the Guinea Grill's breakfast menu - all you could ever want from a cooked breakfast

The Guinea Grill already has a great reputation for steaks and more grilled meats. But how does that translate to breakfast? We went along to find out. …

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