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Mamago is Wagamama's new grab and go spot at Fenchurch Street

City folk in Fenchurch Street are the first to be able to try out Wagamama's new grab-and-go concept Mamago, which opened yesterday. Described as "Wagamama's little sister - more upstart, less sit-down" - the new space will be open from 7am through to 6pm

You can head in here early in the day for breakfast dishes like yuzu marmlade + mandarin coconut rice pot or a multi-grain coconut porridge wit…

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Barboun in Shoreditch is a Levantine restaurant from the Yosma and Hovarda team

The people behind Hovarda in Soho are opening a new restaurant in Shoreditch that's all about Levantine cooking over fire. It'll have a deli onsite too. …

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Chef Alyn Williams protests his dismissal from The Westbury in Mayfair

News hit social media last night that the well-respected chef Alyn Williams - who runs the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Westbury - has been dismissed from the hotel.

According to trade title The Caterer, Williams told them he'd been dismissed last month, after using the hotel restaurant for his own private event on a Sunday without permission. Apparently it was something he'd done before wi…

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Test Driving Volta do Mar - a restaurant using Portugal as its culinary springboard

Having sharpened Londoners' appetites for Spanish and Italian food with the Salt Yard Group, the former founder is now hoping his new opening Volta do Mar will do the same for Portuguese food.…

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Selfridges now have a Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar serving up champagne and cocktails

First, we had Claridge's launching their Loubi Express cocktail bar with just eight seats. Now Selfridges have unveiled their Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar in time for the festive season.

The oh-so-Instagrammable bar has just 10 seats and will serve up Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails including a Winter spritz, Belvedere spiced tea punch and a Hennessy ginger mule. There will also be champagne…

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The Melusine seafood restaurant is coming to St Katharine Docks

This seafood restaurant in the docks is all about serving up sustainably caught seafood from around the British Isles. There'll be ever-changing sharing plates as well as grilled, poached or fried whole fish on the menu. …

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Selfridges has a new boutique cinema serving afternoon tea in the bar

London has started getting a few new luxe cinemas where the food is a little more than nachos and popcorn. The latest to open is a cinema right in the heart of Selfridges on Oxford Street - but alas you can't take the food into the screening with you. 

The Cinema at Selfridges is now open on their lower ground floor (there's a direct entrance from the street too) and has been created by …

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Nue Ground is a new Clapham cafe from the people behind Brickwood and WC

From today, a new cafe comes to Clapham with Nue Ground. It's from Joanna & Jayke Mangion - co-owners of Clapham Leisure, the people behind WC, Powderkeg, Brickwood and more. …

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34 restaurant in Mayfair goes OTT on the Christmas decorations

If you're the kind of person who goes full-on crazy for Christmas, then you'll be wanting to stop by Mayfair restaurant 34 at some point over the festive period. As this picture shows they've got ever so slightly OTT with their decorations this year.

The installation called Miracle at 34 has turned the restaurant interior into something resembling a major shop's Christmas department, featuring no…

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Claridge's have a Christian Louboutin Christmas train carriage in their lobby for cocktails and bar snacks

For their tenth annual Christmas tree unveiling, Claridge's have completely outdone themselves. This year, the tree - designed by shoemaker to the stars Christian Louboutin - comes complete with a festive train carriage you can dine in.

The Loubi Express takes up the section of the hotel's lobby under the stairs. Looking for the world like something you'd see an animated Tom Hanks welcoming you a…

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Test Driving Trivet - Fat Duck alumni shine in Bermondsey

Jonny Lake and Isa Bal have opened Trivet in Bermondsey - and they've brought plenty of ex-Fat Duckers with them. We nipped over to London Bridge to check them out.…

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Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent place in Brixton Village

They've been slowly growing a loyal fan base for their grass-fed and dry aged beef burgers - now the duo behind Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent spot in Brixton Village.…

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Where to eat and drink at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2019

You may be the kind of person for whom the very idea of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is worse than spending the holidays with your in-laws, in which case there's nothing to see here. If, however, like us, anything that combines rollercoasters with hot toddies, more churros than you can shake a candy cane at AND covers it all with a sprinkling of fake snow and Christmas cheer is just the thing for…

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Taco Yaki pairs Japanese and Latin American food with crazy golf at Birdies in Battersea Power Station

In recent years, crazy golf has somehow become a big thing in London - and it's usually backed up with decent food and drink too.

That certainly seems to be the case with Birdies, opening in Battersea Power Station, which has ex Gilgamesh and House of Ho chef Ian Pengelley in charge of the food. His restaurant there will be Taco Yaki. As you might be able to gather from the name, that's a fusion…

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Three vegetarian katsu sandos you need to know about

London is going certifiably katsu sando crazy and while the sandwich that should be in every London foodie's Instagram feed uses a pork chop at its heart, London restaurants have been busy working on veggie versions so meat avoiders don't miss out. Here are three you should know about.…

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