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Latteria Italian cafe opens in Islington

A new Italian cafe on Islington's Essex Road comes from a seasoned restaurateur and promises an all-day menu based on the cafes of Milan. 

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Santo Mare in Marylebone and Osteria Napoletana in Notting Hill sees restaurateur Andrea Reitano focus on Italian produce

 

If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy the best Italian produce in London then restaurateur Andrea Reitano is hoping his two newest restaurants in Notting Hill and Marylebone will entice you with their day boat fish from the Med and Neopolitan cheese.…

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CHIK'N comes to Soho - the fast-food fried chicken restaurant from Chick n' Sours expands

The people behind Chick n' Sours are bringing their fast food fried chicken spot CHIK'N to Soho's Wardour Street. Expect their usual top class fried chicken sandwiches and some new additions to the menu too.…

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Dinner Time Story is back with Banquet of Hoshena at Westfield

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We were rather impressed by the way the last pop-up from Dinner Time Stories, Le Petit Chef, told a story on the diners' plates with the help of some fancy projectors. If you went along and enjoyed that - they've a new pop-up/show/meal on the way called Banquet of Hoshena. This time they're taking the story to Westfield Shepherd's Bush. 

Once again, there's a whole story that su…

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SOW is the next bowl food restaurant to hit Soho

SOW is kicking off a new bowl food brand in Soho - and they've a menu from an award-winning chef. …

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Kricket team up with Patty and Bun for charity - and it looks delicious

 

We're always partial to a good collab, and one that not only sounds delicious but also raises money for charity really is a case of having your cake and eating it. Or should that be your burger?

Patty & Bun and Kricket are the two companies joining forces - and they've got a month-long collab coming up in April at their White City Television Centre spots.

In a Ready...Steady...Cook sc…

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Manhattan - Asia's Best Bar - is popping up in London at 34

Yes, London has some of the World's Best Bars (and a certain upcoming opening is a definite contender for next year's no 1) but lately, we've seen some of the best bars elsewhere in the world come to us too. So if you've ever fancied visiting the best bar in Asia, but haven't been able to find the airfare, here's a chance to try it right here in London. 

Manhattan bar is from Singapore…

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Dominique Ansel's Spring soft serve is an Insta-worthy rhubarb and custard combo

Last year, their What-A-Melon Soft Serve practically broke Instagram, so the Dominique Ansel Bakery London are hoping for similar success with their 2019 flavour.

Launching on Friday the Rhubarb & Custard Soft Serve not only looks beautiful but sounds like it would taste pretty great too. It's a combo of rhubarb sorbet and custard soft serve in a hand-rolled ginger honey tuile waffle cone and top…

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Vinegar Yard is a brand new eating, drinking and shopping spot for London Bridge

Not happy with already boasting Borough Market and Flat Iron Square, London Bridge is getting a whole new eating, drinking, shopping and art space. This time it's the turn of Vinegar Yard - and it comes from the people behind the nearby and aforementioned Flat Iron Square. 

The space is a combination of street food, bars, container pop-up shops and there's a big old garden are…

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Endo at Rotunda sees sushi master Endo Kazutoshi opening at Television Centre

The former executive sushi chef at Zuma is opening a tiny sushi restaurant in the Television Centre at White City development. With just 15 seats expect this to be a restaurant booking to boast about.…

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Burger and Lobster's Taittinger brunch features a Champagne Train running along the bar

Now we know there are plenty of fun police out there who hate the idea of gimmicks. But we are not among them and, frankly, this latest conceit at Burger & Lobster sounds like an absolute hoot.

The Soho branch of the restaurant group has teamed up with Taittinger to launch the Champagne Train - where flutes of champagne are served by a train rolling down a 9m model railway track on the bar itself…

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On The Bab opens on Soho's Archer Street

It's all go for On The Bab. The Korean street food spot has moved from Marylebone to Soho and opens today on Archer Street, replacing owner Linda Lee's Mee Market.

The new Soho restaurant will serve up the usual bibimbab, bao, dumplings and Korean fried chicken that the group has become known for. But there'll also be a few new things on the menu, exclusive to Soho - including a Korean-style wrap…

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Bread Ahead is opening a huge restaurant, bakery and school in Wembley

Bread Ahead are opening a huge new location in Wembley. Their new place has a huge all-day restaurant, bakery and school. And yes, you will be able to get their doughnuts there too...…

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The Great British Menu 2019 - which London restaurants have chefs taking part?

If you're inspired by this year's Great British Menu to try some of the chef contestants' food, here's our guide to the London restaurants with chefs taking part this year and what to order when you get there.…

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London wins big at the British Kebab Awards 2019

The British Kebab Awards were held at the Park Plaza Westminster last night and London did pretty well out of it.

Four of our restaurants picked up gongs on the night. Testi in Stoke Newington won for best North/West London kebab. Lara Grill in Dagenham won the section for South/East London.

Over in Canary Wharf, chef Bekzod Khamarkulov was awarded Young Chef of the Year for his work at Haze…

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