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We head up to the first night of Tom Kerridge's 2019 Pub in the Park

With all the food festivals happening around Britain this summer (and there are a LOT of them), it's pretty hard to launch a new one from scratch, and to make it stand out from the crowd. But when you're a Michelin-starred chef with all manner of book and TV deals and a burgeoning restaurant and pub empire, maybe these things just come easier to you.

Tom Kerridge first launched his Pub in the Par…

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Kwant is a hot new cocktail bar by Erik Lorincz underneath Momo

After a huge revamp earlier this year, followed by a rave review by Fay Maschler, there's a lot going on at Momo at the moment. And now they've gone one step further, opening a separate cocktail bar downstairs, headed up by cocktail supremo Erik Lorincz.

Lorincz really made his name at the Savoy's American Bar, propelling it to the top space in the World's Best Bars list. He's teamed up with…

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Kova, Taiyakiya and Meet Fresh are bringing more desserts to Chinatown

More change for Chinatown, which has seen quite a few new restaurants and shops appear thanks to the Newport development. This time it's the turn of three new dessert spots for the area.

First up is Kova Patisserie (who already have another location in Soho). Like their other shop, they'll have French patisseries with a Japanese twist - like their mille crepes - as well as a new li…

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Meatopia is back for 2019 with another great chef line-up (and lots of meat)

Once again, London is getting ready for another great-sounding Meatopia festival over in Tobacco Dock. Every year (this will be its seventh), a great selection of top chefs get together to create some truly excellent dishes - all created specifically for the festival. You won't see any of these dishes elsewhere. Oh, and a lot of meat is involved. …

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A new Chucs Cafe is coming to Kensington

Chucs are back with a new restaurant. They're still running with a modern Mediterranean menu, but this time they're going for a more casual feel. …

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Truman's are moving to Walthamstow, opening a brewery with a taproom and street food market

This all sounds pretty exciting. According to the Standard today, Truman Brewery are on the move to Walthamstow. Having started out in Brick Lane way back in the 17th century and moved to Hackney Wick rather more recently, they've today announced plans for a massive new brewery in E17. The new brewery will take up 50,000 square feet and will increase their beer production 10 fold. 

Plans for…

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Jamie Oliver's restaurants go into administration

There's no getting around that it's been tough out there on the High Street recently. We've already seen the collapse of Patisserie Valerie and now here comes the most high-profile collapse yet. Jamie Oliver has announced that his restaurant group has gone into administration. 

25 of his restaurants are affected - mainly Jamie's Italians - but there are two high-profile restau…

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Three gin-inspired gardens to look for at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Heading to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year? There's a distinct G&T theme to some of the gardens at this year's show.…

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Taste of London reveals exclusive dishes for 2019 plus the chance to join the judge's panel

Updated 4/6/19 with full list of restaurants and dishes

If your idea of heaven is spending hours roaming Taste of London with a free pass to eat all the food in sight, then we have good news for you. For this year's festival, they're offering one lucky London foodie the chance to do just that, becoming one of the Best in Taste Awards tasters.

The winner of the competition will get a chance to be…

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Frenchie are launching a bacon scone pop up in Covent Garden for the summer

UPDATE - due to circumstances beyond their control, the bacon scone pop-up will no longer be going ahead. 

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If you haven't yet had a chance to go to Frenchie and try their amazing bacon scones - then they're about to make it a whole lot easier for you. This summer they're launching a bacon scone pop-up in Covent Garden Market. 

They'll be in the lower level arch…

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Test Driving Parrillan - Barrafina's summer terrace and grill at Coal Drops Yard

Perfectly situated to catch the summer sun as it falls over Coal Drops Yard at King's Cross, this outside grill is going to be a huge hit.…

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Roastery and Toastery is serving up toasted cheese sandwiches from the Peytons

Oliver Peyton's sisters have opened their own cafe in Chalk Farm. It's all about coffee and lots of toasted cheese sandwiches...…

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OKN1 is coming to Hoxton's New City College

This Hoxton restaurant is manned by a team of both Professional and student chefs, with a view of getting new people into the business. And feeding you, of course. …

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Cent Anni is a new modern Italian restaurant for Wimbledon

This new Italian restaurant in Wimbledon has taken over from the old Cau site, promising a modern Italian menu. …

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By Chloe. is opening more vegan restaurants - this time at Oxford Circus and the O2

American import by Chloe. are doing pretty well in London and are opening two more of their fast food vegan restaurants here. …

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