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The Clarence Tavern to reopen in Stoke Newington from the people behind The Anchor & Hope and The Canton Arms

The people behind the Anchor and Hope are taking over classic Stoke Newington pub, The Clarence Tavern. Food will be as important as the booze and they're bringing an ex Great Queen Street chef to head up the kitchen. 

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Halo Burger team up with Nanban's Tim Anderson for a vegan katsu burger

London's vegan burger scene couldn't be more enticing at the moment, particularly with the launch this week of a rather special new burger in Shoreditch.

From tomorrow, Halo Burger will be selling what they say is "the UK’s first-ever vegan katsu burger". They've teamed up with Nanban owner and MasterChef winner Tim Anderson for this one-month special, which will be available at their new Shoredi…

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New York chef Angie Mar in one-week takeover of New Street Grill

If you’ve been thinking about going to one of New York’s must-visit restaurants, then sit tight because the chef is coming to you. Provided you can get to London’s New Street Grill near Liverpool Street between 9 and 14 March, you can experience the cooking skills of Angie Mar, Owner and Executive Chef of New York City’s The Beatrice Inn.…

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Yolk Breaker is back, with a new shop in Camden's Buck Street Market

Joining the other traders at new eco-space Buck Market on Camden High Street is Yolk Breaker, serving up all manner of eggy delights in a bun.…

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Great British Menu 2020: which chefs from London restaurants are taking part?

Are you ready for nine delicious weeks in front of the TV with BBC2’s Great British Menu? To whet your appetite, here’s a round-up of the London chefs involved in this year’s children-literature-themed competition, the British regions they’re representing, and the restaurants where you can try their food.…

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Vegan grab-and-go outlet, Good to Go, is opening a second site in London

There’s no disputing the popularity of veganism in London, so it’s hardly surprising that Good to Go, which started life as a-based pop-up in Old Street Station in 2017 soon launched a nearby permanent site and is now opening a second, this time in Charing Cross Road, with an increased focus on its takeaway options.…

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New ‘Edible History’ menus come with a revamp at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

We may be a few months into 2020, but news from the Heston Blumenthal camp is that they intend to mark the occasion with a new series of menus at the two-Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal located in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel.

Called ‘Edible History’, the menus intend to commemorate significant moments in both time and literature. One of these significant moments in time is…

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Latin American restaurant Cha Cha to open a Notting Hill outlet (inc a vintage clothing store)

Latin American bar and restaurant Cha Cha, which has outlets in Maida Vale and Mayfair is now bringing its concept to Notting Hill, but with a twist. They’ve paired up with vintage clothing store Sister Jane to entice diners to a multi-level, multi-experiential retail concept on the corner of Golborne Road. Apart from the shopping and ground-floor dining, there’s also a rooftop cocktail bar as well as a secret garden.…

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Chef Michael Thompson takes on a residency at Crispin restaurant, promising

Spitalfields restaurant, café, and natural wine bar Crispin has announced the latest in its run of guest chef residencies. It’s the sustainability-focused Michael Thompson, formerly head chef of Cub in Hoxton and also known for his Fodder pop-up, which focuses on foraged ingredients.

For six weeks, Michael will present a menu focused on what Crispin is calling ‘sustainable luxury’ and Michael spo…

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Manzi's will be Corbin and King's next project - a huge seafood restaurant in Soho

Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable.…

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Test Driving St Clair – a high end seafood spot for Clapham folk

 

Clapham folk no longer need to trek into the west end for a swanky seafood experience now they've got this fish boutique and cevicheria on their doorstep.…

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KIBOU sees the Japanese restaurant from Cheltenham come to Battersea

KIBOUSushi in Cheltenham have won many accolades for their Japanese cuisine and now they’re bringing an 80-cover restaurant to London’s Battersea, which not only includes their trademark authentic ramen but will come with a standalone whisky and cocktail bar for connoisseurs of Japanese spirits and beers.…

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Le Cordon Bleu launches its first London restaurant: CORD

Famed Parisian hospitality school Le Cordon Bleu, renowned for training chefs such as Julia Child, Mary Berry, and with more than 35 schools in as many different countries, is opening a restaurant in London to celebrate its 125th birthday. Cord by Le Cordon Bleu will not just be home to a fine-dining restaurant, but also a café, a cooking school and an events space.…

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Test Driving Bar Douro City - a Portuguese haven in Broadgate

They're big in London Bridge and now this top Portuguese restaurant has opened in the City too. We head down for a look. …

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Laboratorio Pizza brings Neapolitan pizza to Great Portland Street

Trained up under Massimo Bottura, Neapolitan born restaurateur Ivan Simeoli's pizzeria is all about the correct ingredients.…

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