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Simplicity Burger, Neil Rankin’s plant-based burger restaurant to open in Brick Lane

Acclaimed chef Neil Rankin has spent eight months working on the secret ingredients for a unique plant-based burger, which will feature on the menu at his new environmentally-friendly restaurant, Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane.

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Ugly Butterfly is Adam Handling's no-waste restaurant on the King's Road

Adam Handling has been a supporter of no waste efforts for a while now, and Ugly Butterfly sees him opening a fully no-waste restaurant. It'll take some of the non-used products from nearby Adam Handling Chelsea and create an entirely new restaurant and menu from them.  …

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Shaun Presland's Pacific is the next 10 Heddon Street residency, serving up a contemporary Japanese menu

Updated 5/11/19 with menu and opening date

Chris Leach and David Carter excellent residency at 10 Heddon Street is over (but they'll be back in another permanent location soon). And that means it's time for another residency to pop up there - Pacific by Shaun Presland.

Presland is getting ready to open his first London restaurant Pacific next year (with a location still to be found). He's been a…

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New London restaurants coming in November 2019

November is easily looking like the busiest month this year for restaurant openings. At the latest count, there will be over 40 new openings in the capital this month, averaging well over one a day. So with that in mind, we've whittled down that huge list down into the big ones to watch out for. …

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Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen is BBQ Dreamz' new Bethnal Green restaurant

They started as street food, won TV's Million Pound Menu, popped up all over London and now BBQ Dreamz are settling down in Bethnal Green. This restaurant will bring together the best of their Filipino dishes a well as a very special Sunday feast. …

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Test Driving Lyon's Seafood and Wine Bar - worth making the trip to Crouch End

Crouch End's dining scene has always been pretty interesting, but the arrival of a group with tonnes of restaurant experience to open this sustainable seafood and wine spot actually makes it worth crossing town to try.…

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Harrods have opened H café - an all day eating and shopping space - in Henley

Well this was a bit sneaky. Harrods has opened its first standalone cafe outside London. H café opened its doors in Henley two days ago. The two floor spot on Market Place aims to be somewhere you can enjoy the Knightsbridge department store's food whilst also having a range of food, drink and home accessories gift ideas to shop from. Alternatively, you can just shop on the Harrods website and us…

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Baccala is bringing seafood and Italian wine to Bermondsey Street

Two Italian friends are behind this new seafood restaurant and wine bar on Bermonsey Street where the Italian wine selection is every bit as important as the fresh and raw fish being served up…

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Le Bun bring their burgers to Fitzrovia - and a cheeseburger scotch egg too

You wait for ages for a Le Bun burger pop-up and then two come along at once! Mere days after announcing their pop-up in the City (with special mash-ups), Le Bun are also going to be popping up in The Smuggler's Tavern in Fitzrovia. 

They'll have their usual menu of burgers with a little bit of French influence - but there are also two newcomers to the menu which do sound pretty great. First…

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Lucky and Joy settle down, bringing their Chinese-inspired food to Clapton

After pop-ups and residencies across town, Lucky and Joy are settling down in Clapton. Expect the usual Chinese-inspired food and drink in a restaurant with a kitsch feel. …

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Mthr is the high-rise dining room for The Collective in Canary Wharf

This Canary Wharf restaurant is on the 20th Floor of The Collective Canary Wharf, a huge "co-living" space. Open to everyone, they're aiming for an at-home vibe. t…

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The new Boulevard theatre is adding an art deco bar and restaurant

The Boulevard Theatre looks like being a very exciting addition to Soho - and it's bringing with it a brand new art-deco style restaurant and bar too. …

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Test Driving Emile in Shoreditch - a restaurant residency that's definitely worth catching

Popping up in Shoreditch for six months only, we head down to check out Emile - the restaurant from The Drapers Arms' Nick Gibson and chef Damian Clisby.…

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Waiter suspended at Brown's Hotel after asking Emma Thompson for a selfie

It's been a bad few days for a senior waiter at Charlie's at Brown's Hotel in Mayfair this week. According to The Sunday Times, having approached diner Emma Thompson for a selfie and been turned down, the waiter was summarily suspended from work.

When The Sunday Times contacted the Oscar-winning actress for a comment she was apparently 'horrified' by the decision and promptly called the hotel up…

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