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Otto's is now delivering its famous Canard a la Presse

Otto's on the Gray's Inn Road is on many people's bucket list and that's mainly because of the Canard a la Presse - an epic, multi course feast which involves a Heath Robinson-style contraption to squeeze all the juices out of the duck - so none is wasted. Those who have been to the restaurant continue to wax lyrical about the experience. But with such delights barred to us during Lockdown,…

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Dinings SW3 has a limited edition delivery ramen you'll want to try

It 100% feels like ramen weather out there at the moment. So, if you're missing slurping down a bowl of warming goodness in a London restaurant, we have news of a new delivery service bringing it to you.

Dinings SW3 has a special limited edition dish on offer this month. Their build-your-own ramen experience is a new meal kit available as part of their At Home service.

Chef Masaki Sugisaki's ‘Sus…

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Knoops hot chocolate is heading to the King's Road

They've only recently expanded to Kensington, but hot/cold chocolate shop Knoops are consolidating that base with an opening planned for Chelsea. 

If you're unfamiliar with them - here's what they do. You can choose either hot chocolate, mocha or milkshake and then the type of chocolate that's just right for you. The chocolate ranges from white chocolate or 34% milk chocolate flakes right up…

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MEATliquor head to North Finchley for a lockdown drive-through popup

What's a pub to do when it a) can't open and b) isn't allowed to sell its beer for takeaway? Well, one North London pub has hit upon the answer. They're going to do a big charity beer giveaway and they've teamed up with MEATliquor to help them do just that.

Ten years after MEATliquor blew the doors off the London burger scene with their van in New Cross, they're returning to the pop-up scene. For…

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Baz & Fred pick Brixton Village for their new London pizzeria

When none other than top chef Giorgio Locatelli proclaims your takeaway pizza to be worth of five stars in a taste test, then you must be doing something right. So it's good news for Brixton locals that Baz & Fred will be the newest food opening to grace Brixton Village.

The duo, who opened their first place in Flat Iron Square after years working the wedding and festival food circuit, will s…

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Bando Belly at Peckham Levels wants to serve up proper London soul food

Opening their doors this week in Peckham are Bando Belly - a new food business that's a perfect mash up of food cultures. Serving up soul food fusion, it's the brainchild of Londoners Naz Ramadan and Alex Situnayake (who's also behind boozy ice pop brand Wavey Ice). The duo reckon they've come up with a menu that perfectly matches London's vibe.

Dishes are inspired by the food cultures of America…

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Wing Wing brings their Korean chicken and beer to Chinatown

The latest Wing Wing, its flagship restaurant, is coming to a big new space on the edge of Chinatown - with Korean fried chicken alongside draft beer (and eventually karaoke too). …

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Dom's Subs are expanding with a second sandwich shop planned for the City in Bevis Marks

London's sandwich market is hugely competitive, so anyone clawing their way to the top of the panini pile has to be congratulated. Even more so - when that company's an independent. But Dom's Subs in Hackney have captured Londoners' hearts over A-grade sarnies in the same way that Savage Salads did for the humble salad bowl.

Less than a year after opening their first place on Hackney Road they're…

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New Fulham restaurant FENN sees the team behind Hackney's Nest head west

The team behind popular Hackney spot Nest, are expanding to West London with this new seasonal British restaurant on Wandsworth Bridge Road. …

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Flower Burger are bringing their day-glo vegan burgers to Charlotte Street

London's Charlotte Street is seeing a very European takeover this month as Herman Ze German makes way for an Italian import. Flower Burger originated in Milan five years ago where its oh-so-Instafriendly colourful vegan burgers were an instant hit. Since then, they've expanded across France and Italy and Fitzrovia will be their first London opening.

Using natural extracts like turmeric, spirulina…

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Test Driving Bisushima at home - super sushi delivered

This new rooftop sushi space may currently be shuttered during lockdown, but it's still sending out amazing sushi across London. …

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Japanified is Sugoi JPN's new delivery restaurant - with tacos and sliders on the menu

The latest place to kick off a new delivery service for the new year are Sugoi JPN - they've just launched Japanified - starting in Wimbledon and expanding to Stockwell soon. 

Broadly inspired by the cuisine of Osaka, the team have taken international cuisine and - as they say - have "Japanified" it. There's two main offerings - sliders and taco kits. 

The sliders first, they inclu…

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Top French chef Cyril Lignac is bringing his Bar des Prés restaurant to London

Top French chef Cyril Lignac is hoping his brand of Parisian cool will sit well in London with this Mayfair restaurant being his first international opening. …

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The Red Duck is a new neighbourhood Chinese restaurant for Balham

This Balham Chinese restaurant has a strong focus on sourcing along with celebrating the very best in Chinese cooking (with a view to training more chefs in the techniques too). …

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Core at Home sees Clare Smyth's restaurant delivering a Michelin-starred meal kit

 

Meal kits and boxes are very much the rage at the moment - and if you're looking for something with a special touch this might be the very thing. Core by Clare Smyth is one of the very few two-Michelin starred restaurants in London and today Chef Patron Clare revealed that they're about to start sending restaurant boxes out. The Core at Home menu is being sent out on next weekend, and…

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