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The Ned is reopening, and the legendary Sunday feast is coming back

Updated 16/7/20

The huge City establishment with 10 restaurants, bars, a private club and a hotel has slowly begun reopening its restaurants - with both Kaia - their Asian-Pacific restaurant and also their British brasserie Millie's Lounge, being the first back.

To begin with current climate meant that their popular range of limitless buffets - in particularly the Ned's Sunday Feast were on…

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Test Driving NASI Economy Rice - Sambal Shiok's neighbour makes for an excellent lunch

 

NASI Economy Rice is the next-door spin-off of Sambal Shiok. We take it for a Test Drive takeaway and find it makes for a pretty perfect lunch. …

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Test Driving The Garden at The Berkeley - an alfresco Mediterranean feast

The Berkeley in Knightsbridge has created a brand new alfresco restaurant at the back of the hotel. We went down for a lunchtime Med-inspired feast. …

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Buck Street Market container village has Camden's largest rooftop space

 

Updated 15 July 2020 with reopening date

It's all happening in Camden, which has been getting its fair share of redevelopments of late. There was Italian Alley in Stables Market, not to mention the whole Hawley Wharf redevelopment. And now the people behind Hawley Wharf, Labtech, have opened a new project Buck Street Market. 

This is Camden's very own container village (much…

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Gallio pizza brings in Norma's Ben Tish for a mould-breaking delivery menu

A new pizza company about to hit London are claiming that their pizzas are devised specifically to relieve that bloated post-pizza feeling. Gallio are using only ancient grains to make their pizza bases. Apparently those olde grains are high in protein and antioxidants and more easily digestible than newer flours. 

Just as interesting as the pizza dough itself is the pizzeria's decision to b…

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Turnips transforms into a veg-led supper club in Borough Market

Turnips fruit and vegetable stall has been a Borough Market mainstay for over 30 years and now - post lockdown - they're going to try something new. They're teaming up with Tomas Lidakevicius, former executive chef of Jason Atherton's City Social, to launch a new vegetable-led supper club in the arches. 

The menu will be based on what Turnip has in at the time (excellent, high-quality v…

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Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green pop up in real life at Passo for Giz & Green

During the lockdown, Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green had been teaming up for "‘Giz & Green’s Monday Night Fakeaway" where they recreated their favourite takeaways from McDonald's to Wagamama. Now they're teaming up in real life, kicking off a pop-up at Passo. 

It's all based around one of the most popular dishes from the series - their take on the deep dish pizza. Pizzas, made from rye…

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Test Driving Dinings SW3's luxury bento box - almost too pretty to eat

If you're looking for something rather special in the home delivery market - then this ultra luxe bento box is just the thing.…

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Our job as restaurant goers is to actually turn up

For those of us who love restaurants - either eating in them or working there - having them reopen after so many months closed is a big deal. 

For many restaurants, big or small, this could make the difference between them staying in business or having to shut their doors for good. As a city, London's hospitality industry is a large part of why people want to live and work here. Eating out i…

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The Black Cow Vodka bar pops up at the Coal Office in King's Cross

If the words "alfresco espresso martini bar" don't immediately pique your interest, then move along to the next news story. Personally, the idea of being able to sip a really good cocktail in the summer sunshine will always be something we're into.

So we'll have to check out the new Black Cow Espresso Martini Bar that's just opened at Tom Dixon’s Coal Office restaurant in King's Cross. The summer…

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Kaké by Chisou brings both high-end delivery & a dine-in omakase feast to Chelsea

13/7/20 - updated with info on the dine-in offereing

With delivery becoming bigger than ever, it's not at all surprising that some London restaurants have started catering to the luxury end of the market. Enter Kaké by Chisou - a new high-end option for the Chelsea set.

As a spin-off from Chisou's sushi restaurant, it started as a delivery-only option before getting ready to launch as a…

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Shake Shack are bringing their Chick’n Bites to the table

Shake Shack are getting into the nugget business - or more correctly the Chick’n Bites business. Launching as a brand new addition to the menu, the Chick’n Bites are 100% chicken breast and "sous-vide cooked for optimum flavour, moisture and texture". 

Will they be enough to tear you away from your favourite nugget provider? Well, they're launching across all the London Shake Shack…

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Treats Club are opening their permanent hot donut bar in Hackney

They've been popping up across town and even have a lockdown DIY kit - but now Treats Club Dessert Bar are settling down with their first permanent shop in Hackney. 

If you're yet to come across them, then the key thing you need to know is that they're a hot donut bar. That means your donuts are cooked to order - they couldn't be any fresher. You'll get to choose the glaze (flavours include…

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Maison Francois is a new brasserie for St James, taking the old Greens site

Taking the former address of Greens, Maison Francois will be a brasserie and wine bar, featuring a finalist of Masterchef: The Professionals as chef. …

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Crosstown Doughnuts turn their hand to ice cream

They already have some of the best doughnuts in town, now Crosstown is getting into the ice cream business. Three of their shops (Shoreditch, Canary Wharf, Greenwich) will be launching ice cream scoop bars, either in cones. cups or tubs to take home. Many of the other stores will have mini tubs ready to grab and go (and there will be delivery too, of course). 

The flavours sound pretty great…

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