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Government advice to avoid pubs and

Yesterday, the government stepped up its plans for dealing with coronavirus. In his first daily briefing, the Prime Minister said it was now time to avoid non-essential contact and travel and that the British (Londoners, in particular, are weeks ahead of the rest of the country in the pandemic curve) "should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues".

This was a far cry from the cl…

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Test Driving Chuku's - the Nigerian tapas restaurant settles down in Tottenham

They proved their mettle in a series of pop-ups and now Chuku's have found a permanent home for their Nigerian tapas. We went to Tottenham to check them out.…

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Mamapen sets up a Cambodian residency at Dalston's Prince Arthur

In these times of restricted flight policies, know that you can taste the food of Cambodia much closer to home: specifically, at the recently resurrected The Prince Arthur pub in London Fields. During the pub’s year of closure, it consulted with its neighbours as to what exactly residents wanted and has relaunched with the desired focus on community gatherings and independent, yet traditional pub…

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Little Orange Door cocktail bar to open in Clapham Common

Clapham Common is about to be the latest in a string of slightly eccentric, ‘fictitious-flatshare’- inspired cocktail bars from The Little Door Co. The aim is to feel like you’ve wandered into someone’s home: to embrace the house-party vibe, try some experimental cocktails, perhaps ad-lib some poetry, and wind up as a regular with a set of keys and your own personalised mug.…

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Pali Hill & Bandra Bhai come to Fitzrovia, with seasonal small plates and cocktails in the old Gaylord space

Taking over the site that once held classic Indian restaurant Gaylord is a pair of new openings. There's Pali Hill, serving up Indian seasonal dishes and Bandra Bhai, a basement cocktail bar that's inspired by a smuggling den. …

Read more: Pali Hill & Bandra Bhai come to Fitzrovia, with seasonal small plates and cocktails in the old Gaylord space

Burger and Lobster launch a whole lobster tail burger

If you're in need of something a little comforting after the week of news we've had - then this new burger from Burger and Lobster might do the trick. Their new Lobster Royale burger is a buttermilk-fried Nova Scotian lobster tail, covered in ranch dressing and lobster mayo, with red onion, cucumber pickles, tomatoes, gem lettuce and freshly baked sesame seed brioche. 

All that com…

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Coqbull Irish chicken and burger restaurant kicks off a residency in Camden

New to Camden is a residency from Coqbull, who have already been doing rather well in Ireland. They've opened over there in both Cork and Limerick and have become pretty popular, winning awards along the way. Now they've got their sights set on London, starting with a residency at the Lock Tavern. 

On the menu will be their "Chicken wings in buffalo or teriyaki sauce" as well as an "all-day…

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Chef Michel Roux has died

News comes of the death of a legend in the UK restaurant scene, with the passing away of Michel Roux today.…

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Test Driving Sushi On Jones London - speedy omakase in King's Cross

Hot new NYC import Sushi on Jones has just opened its first place outside New York, in King's Cross. We went along for the 45-minute omakase experience.…

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Harrods Brasserie is the Knightsbridge store's new all day family restaurant

Harrods have kicked their men's shoe department upstairs, creating a large space for their newest offering, an all day restaurant that'll be great for the kids too.…

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Cafe Bao is Bao's King's Cross all-day bakery and it's all about Yōshoku cuisine

For their fourth opening, in King's Cross, the folk at BAO have decided to switch things up with an all day cafe serving breakfast for the first time and with its own bakery.…

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Eggslut's second eggy restaurant will be in Fitzrovia

Originally hailing from LA. Eggslut opened their first London restaurant in Notting Hill and it was a huge hit. This sees them expanding to Fitzrovia where they'll be serving up more of their eggy buns to Londoners. …

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Red Dog Soho returns with Austin-style barbecue on the menu

They closed after a fire last year, but Red Dog Soho is making a return - and they've had something of a change in their absence. Upon their return, they'll be all about Austin Barbeque, American craft beers and whiskey.…

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Sambal Shiok is opening NASI Economy Rice next door on Holloway Road

Sambal Shiok in Holloway has been a huge success, with the warming bowls of laksa being a big draw in Holloway and beyond. Now owner Mandy Yin expands next door with a takeaway serving up affordable Malaysian rice boxes. …

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Six by Nico sees Scottish chef Nico Simeone heading to London with his six-dish tasting menu - updated

Scottish chef Nico Simeone is heading to London with his concept restaurant, hitting up Fitzrovia with a regularly changing tasting menu.…

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