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Test Driving 14 Hills - where the views aren't the only thing creating a buzz

The City's latest high rise restaurant looks pretty amazing, but having a top chef in the kitchen means there's more to Insta than just selfies of yourself and those views.

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Selfridges are selling luxury Ginsters with wagyu and truffle oil

What do you mean, you didn't know it was Cornish Pasty Week? Well, at least you can make up for not having in your diary by heading down to Selfridges. Why? Because that's where Ginsters are launching an exclusive luxury range this week.

The posho pasties, which cost £4.99 each, come with three special fillings for the Oxford Street store. Each one has been devised by Michelin-starred chef Chris…

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When are the 2021 London Michelin stars announced?

Looking to find out when the Michelin stars for London will be awarded in 2021? We have all the details as well as everything you need to know about the awards. …

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Irish chef Adrian Martin is opening Wildflower restaurant in Camden

Intending to shake up London's fine dining scene, Adrian Martin's new Camden restaurant, Wildflower, will serve a high end menu... in a shipping container.…

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Fish & Chips returns to Upper St Islington with Trawlerman's Fish Bar

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A new restaurant in Islington certainly highlights the cyclical nature of the restaurant business. Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street shut its doors in 2019 and the site has been closed ever since. But now a new restaurant has opened in the space and locals will be very pleased to learn that it's a fish and chip shop called Trawlerman's Fish Bar. 

Ever since…

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Pizza Pilgrims is opening a pizzeria and pizza academy in Camden

The next Pizza Pilgrims is something of a departure. Yes, there will be the usual top-notch Neapolitan pizzas, but this Camden opening will also be home to a fully-fledged Pizza Academy.

All of which means that alongside the traditional pizzeria will be a space that's designed to help people get into a hospitality career. It's aimed at the young, ex-homeless, ex-offenders or anyone that needs a f…

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Kelis is literally bringing her milkshakes to The Yard

It may be hard to believe it, but the Kelis album Kaleidoscope, with its uber-hit Milkshake, is 20 years old this year. To celebrate some of us feeling very old indeed, Deliveroo is teaming up with Kelis herself to launch The Yard which - yes - will be serving milkshakes. 

Kelis herself will be popping up in London, the day after her show at the Roundhouse, mixing some of the milks…

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Epic Pies are serving up a Full English in a tart

What to do if you're a pie restaurant and want to start serving breakfast? Well, you put the whole thing in pastry, of course.

Epic Pies in St Paul's have just unleashed this epic tart as part of their new breakfast menu. Yes, that's bacon, eggs, baked beans (no longer in danger of spilling off the plate), tomato, sausage and mushrooms (with optional hash browns and black pudding) all served up i…

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Napulé wineria and osteria is relaunching in Fulham with a wine and burrata bar

Over in Fulham, popular pizzeria Napulé has been undergoing something of a transformation. It's about to reopen in a new guise as both a wineria and osteria.

The front part of the restaurant has been made over as a wine bar, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with sharing taglieri, homemade burrata and aperitivo. They've been working on building relationships with, as they describe it "little It…

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Satay Street goes permanent with their first cafe, in Whitechapel

After years as a street food stall, Satay Street has found a space of their own, opening the Satay Street Cafe. They'll have all their best satay alongside an extended menu based on Bangkok Street Markets. …

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Watch House Coffee opens in Somerset House in the former Fernandez & Wells sit

Taking over the old Fernandez & Well site, Watch House will serve up coffee by day, moving through to small plates, wine and British cocktails by night.…

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Two new Robin Gill restaurants on the way at Birch hotel in Hertfordshire

Chef Robin Gill has been busy of late, with the opening of Darby’s and then The Yard in 2019, and now comes news that he’s overseeing two new restaurants – The Zebra Riding Club and Valeries – at a new country escape 30 minutes north of London called Birch.…

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London's hospitality industry reacts to government's new immigration proposals

Updated 24/2/20 with petition link

Yesterday the Home Office outlined proposals regarding its plans to introduce a "points-based" immigration system, and the impact on the hospitality industry looks to be particularly harsh. The two key issues that will affect London's hospitality trade surround the issues of base salary and 'skills'.

Along with other key requirements, like a confirmed job offer…

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The O2 gets its first proper pub, The Observatory

Next time you're heading to the O2 for a concert and want to grab something to eat pre or post-event, there's now something new to try. Pub company Nicholson’s are opening The Observatory pub.

Taking over from the Harvester (which in itself can only be a good thing) they'll be open from breakfast, serving up everything from trad fry ups to buttermilk pancakes or poached eggs and avo on muffins.

T…

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