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Somerset House gets a taste of Spain with their summer San Miguel terrace

Stuck in London while everyone else is off on their hols? At least if you head to Somerset House over the coming months you can at least pretend you're in Spain.

They've just launched a terrace in partnership with San Miguel. Yes, you're looking over the Thames rather then the Med, but with a chilled beer in your hand and a range of Spanish snacks to choose from, things could be a whole lot worse…

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Australian restaurant Butcher and the Farmer comes to London at the O2

Steve Flood and Will Stewart's restaurant is coming from Australia, all the way to the O2. The restaurant is a ‘farm-to-table’ concept and will be focused on sharing dishes…

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Taps and Tapas in Tooting is a Tapas Room and London Beer Lab team-up

This is a joint venture between The Tapas Room and London Beer Lab, offering ‘pub-style’ tapas, beers, and more. …

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Caravan are launching Vardo in Chelsea on King's Road

The new opening from the people behind Caravan will be in an impressive new building and serve a globally influenced menu with UK ingredients…

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Farringdon's House of Ice Cream pop-up is serving ice cream with fried chicken and chips

At this time of the year, ice-cream pop-ups are ten a penny in London, but we have to say The House of Ice Cream that opens today in Farringdon has got our attention. The two week pop-up by Fuller's Kitchen, next to The Conductor pub, has been timed to launch ahead of National Ice-cream Day and will be serving up ice cream with a side of chips, chicken and hot sauce.

Choose from two mains - ice c…

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The original Dishoom is about to get a lot bigger

As it reaches its 10th anniversary, Dishoom is going back to the beginning, with a big change to its original Covent Garden restaurant. The smallest of the group, it's about to get a lot bigger as they've taken over the space left behind by the now-closed Jamie's Italian next door.

This should more or less double the size of the restaurant, so expect something pretty ambitious when things are com…

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Simon Rogan to Launch Henrock in the Lake District's Linthwaite House

Simon Rogan, who's also behind the famed L'Enclume and Roganic in London is opening Henrock. It will be within Linthwaite House, a country hotel set next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.…

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The Berkeley launches a brand new bar - The Berkeley Bar and Terrace

One of London’s top hotels, The Berkeley, has gone all secret squirrel on us. They've been working on a brand new bar and opened it without anyone having a clue. Called The Berkeley Bar and Terrace, it's the hotel's second bar, joining The Blue Bar, and will be a pretty cosy, intimate affair by the sounds of things.

While the terrace part of the equation is going to be pretty small with just four…

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Paradise to open in Soho, serving up Sri Lankan food

A brand new Sri Lankan restaurant is coming to Soho with Paradise, taking over the space from Spuntino. Expect British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu that's inspired by the owner's childhood trips to Sri Lanka.…

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Test Driving Four Legs at The Compton Arms and its gold-standard cheeseburger

It isn't that often that a new London burger blows us away - but this Islington pub has a major contender for the city's best cheeseburger.…

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Lost in Brixton is Brixton Village's new jungle-themed rooftop terrace

If you’re a regular shopper at London’s Brixton Village, from August you might notice party-goers heading towards a secret staircase in one of its previously unloved corners. They’ll be heading up to ‘Lost in Brixton’, a new light-flooded terrace space, designed to represent a concrete jungle, complete with a retractable roof. But they’re not necessarily leaving the gourmet delights of the market…

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Yard Sale Pizza are opening on Hackney Road

With pizza restaurants in Finsbury Park, Clapton, Walthamstow and Leyton - it's now time for Hackney Road to join the Yard sale Gang. And there are some new calzones on the menu...…

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Allpress launches Allpress Lates with Max's Sandwich Shop, Snackbar, Rochelle Canteen and more

This year, Allpress Espresso is 30 years old and they're teaming up with some impressive restaurants and chefs to celebrate. They're launching Allpress Lates at their Dalston roastery with chef and restaurant takeovers all through summer, with the garden opening into the evening for the first time. 

All are free to head along to and here's who's taking over, all from 6-11pm (y…

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All change at Brown's - Adam Byatt replaces Heinz Beck

 

After running Beck at Brown's for just over a year, Heinz Beck is moving on, and the restaurant is closing at the end of July.

But the hotel already has the replacement lined up - another chef with a Michelin star to his name is getting ready to take over. Adam Byatt will be the man in charge. He's best known for his restaurants in Clapham, from the Michelin starred Trinity to Bistro Union.…

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