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Renowned Irish pub Gibney’s launches in London

Daffodil Mulligan restaurant, the latest venture from chef Richard Corrigan on the former Nuala premises in Shoreditch has announced its new bar in the basement – and it’s a big one – the first international outpost of the renowned Gibney’s pub, which opened in Dublin over 80 years ago.

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Test Driving Dandy - a compelling reason to visit Maltby Street on non-market days

Dandy, as a concept, has roamed all over London - now it's settled down in permanent digs in Bermondsey's Maltby Street. We went to try out its latest iteration.…

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Leandro Carreira is opening Claro restaurant in Soho

Leandro Carreira is back with a new restaurant, once again teaming up Bonnie Gull co-founder Alex Hunt. Claro in Soho is inspired by Portuguese tabernas. …

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Good Neighbour to open a site in Tooting

Good Neighbour, a popular Camberwell restaurant, is expanding to a second site. Expect sharing plates, great coffee and a big focus on wine (including tastings).…

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Timeless cocktail bar launches in Hackney

Funicular Productions, the creative force behind some of London’s more immersive food-and-drink experiences, are opening a new time-travel-focused cocktail bar in Hackney called Timeless.…

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King’s Cross Spanish quarter to expand with pop-up Bar El Rincón

The Camino restaurant group, which already has several Spanish tapas bars and restaurants across London, is opening a pop-up called Bar El Rincón in Vanishers Yard in Kings Cross.…

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Big changes are coming to Camden Town Brewery including a new restaurant

Celebrating a decade since they opened in 2010, Camden Town Brewery will re-open under the railway arches with a revamped space that houses not just their award-winning beers, but their first restaurant, an extended taproom and immersive brewery tours.…

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The Patate comes to Kentish Town with their beef bourguignon in a bun

They've been serving up their beef bourguignon buns across town and now The Patate are about to settle down with their first permanent restaurant in Kentish Town. …

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Fancy dining with Batman? Park Row, a DC Comics Universe restaurant is coming to London

Taking over the space where Mash restaurant was, this is a huge DC Comics experience - with a big lean towards Batman in particular. Expect a multi-room experience that's inspired by Gotham City. …

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Test Driving The Connaught Grill - a classic reinvented for modern London

The Connaught in Mayfair has managed to launch a third restaurant in the hotel, resurrecting the classic Connaught Grill, adding a Jean-Georges touch. We went down for an early look. …

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Top chefs, restaurateur and bakers join forces for The Lamington Project

Australia Day may be behind us, but fundraising efforts to help the firefighters and animal rescue workers dealing with the devastating Australian Bushfires are still ongoing.

The latest tasty endeavour to do just that is The Lamington Project. It's the brainchild of Bianca Bridges - the Instagrammer behind @BreakfastLondon and co-founder of The Jungle Collective who run The Railway Tavern in Sto…

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Santa Maria opens A Slice of Blue pizza pub in Clapton

A team-up between the founders of Santa Maria and Firezza, this is bringing pizzas, beer and music under one roof in Clapton - creating a new-style pizza pub in the process. …

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Il Borro Italian restaurant is replacing Nobu Berkeley Street

Rumours hit last week of a potential closure of Nobu Berkeley Street - and this week they've been confirmed. The restaurant is to close soon, to be replaced by a new high-end Italian restaurant Il Borro. …

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Happy comes to London, taking over the old TGI Fridays Piccadilly space

 

There's a new restaurant opening in the place of the big ex-TGI Friday's site in Piccadilly - it's Bulgarian chain Happy. They were set up in 1994, have 20 restaurants in Bulgaria and two more in Barcelona 

As for what they're offering - it's not a million miles away from TGIs, with burgers, chicken (burgers, strips and wings) salads and various veggie dishes available. From a quick lo…

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Test Driving Muse - Tom Aikens gets intimate in Belgravia

Tom Aikens pares things back for his latest restaurant, with the main emphasis on a counter dining experience. We head along for a look. …

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