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Caravan are launching Vardo in Chelsea on King's Road

The new opening from the people behind Caravan will be in an impressive new building and serve a globally influenced menu with UK ingredients

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Farringdon's House of Ice Cream pop-up is serving ice cream with fried chicken and chips

At this time of the year, ice-cream pop-ups are ten a penny in London, but we have to say The House of Ice Cream that opens today in Farringdon has got our attention. The two week pop-up by Fuller's Kitchen, next to The Conductor pub, has been timed to launch ahead of National Ice-cream Day and will be serving up ice cream with a side of chips, chicken and hot sauce.

Choose from two mains - ice c…

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The original Dishoom is about to get a lot bigger

As it reaches its 10th anniversary, Dishoom is going back to the beginning, with a big change to its original Covent Garden restaurant. The smallest of the group, it's about to get a lot bigger as they've taken over the space left behind by the now-closed Jamie's Italian next door.

This should more or less double the size of the restaurant, so expect something pretty ambitious when things are com…

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Simon Rogan to Launch Henrock in the Lake District's Linthwaite House

Simon Rogan, who's also behind the famed L'Enclume and Roganic in London is opening Henrock. It will be within Linthwaite House, a country hotel set next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.…

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The Berkeley launches a brand new bar - The Berkeley Bar and Terrace

One of London’s top hotels, The Berkeley, has gone all secret squirrel on us. They've been working on a brand new bar and opened it without anyone having a clue. Called The Berkeley Bar and Terrace, it's the hotel's second bar, joining The Blue Bar, and will be a pretty cosy, intimate affair by the sounds of things.

While the terrace part of the equation is going to be pretty small with just four…

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Paradise to open in Soho, serving up Sri Lankan food

A brand new Sri Lankan restaurant is coming to Soho with Paradise, taking over the space from Spuntino. Expect British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu that's inspired by the owner's childhood trips to Sri Lanka.…

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Test Driving Four Legs at The Compton Arms and its gold-standard cheeseburger

It isn't that often that a new London burger blows us away - but this Islington pub has a major contender for the city's best cheeseburger.…

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Lost in Brixton is Brixton Village's new jungle-themed rooftop terrace

If you’re a regular shopper at London’s Brixton Village, from August you might notice party-goers heading towards a secret staircase in one of its previously unloved corners. They’ll be heading up to ‘Lost in Brixton’, a new light-flooded terrace space, designed to represent a concrete jungle, complete with a retractable roof. But they’re not necessarily leaving the gourmet delights of the market…

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Allpress launches Allpress Lates with Max's Sandwich Shop, Snackbar, Rochelle Canteen and more

This year, Allpress Espresso is 30 years old and they're teaming up with some impressive restaurants and chefs to celebrate. They're launching Allpress Lates at their Dalston roastery with chef and restaurant takeovers all through summer, with the garden opening into the evening for the first time. 

All are free to head along to and here's who's taking over, all from 6-11pm (y…

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Waka is bringing its grab and go Nikkei dishes to the City

Waka is coming back to the City, bringing its Nikkei Peruvian/Japanese grab and go food to Houndsditch.…

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Koi Ramen and Tap In are first to sign up for new Elephant Park development in South London

The new £2.3bn regeneration project at Elephant Park has signed up what will be the third London outlet of Koi Ramen, which specialises in Tonkotsu ramen noodles, and a brand new football bar and bottleshop called Tap In, serving over 300 craft beers and Cuban food.…

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How to celebrate Bastille Day in London

If you're looking for ways to celebrate Bastille Day (Sunday 14 July) in London this weekend, then we have some Gallic suggestions for you...

 

On the river, Le Pont de la Tour is throwing a Bastille Terrace Party. From 12pm to 4pm there'll be live music, a Moet & Chandon Champagne tower, Fruits de la Mer seafood platters,oysters and a bottomless BBQ.

Orrery in Marylebone is going for an…

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Humble Grape wine bar and shop is opening in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.…

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