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Townsend will be the new restaurant and cafe at The Whitechapel Gallery

Taking over the restaurant space at The Whitechapel Gallery is an ex-Garden Cafe and Petersham Nurseries duo with an exciting modern British menu planned.

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Test Driving Paradise in Soho - hot in every sense of the word

Taking over the old Spuntino site, this new Sri Lankan spot feels like instant hit material with everything from the decor and snacks to drinks channelling Columbo via East London.…

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Hoppers is bringing their Sri Lankan food to Kings Cross

Hoppers, the Sri Lankan and South Indian street food-influenced restaurant, is opening a third restaurant in London, following the success of its Soho and St Christopher’s Place outlets. Its Pancras Square venue in Kings Cross will be home to a menu exclusive to that site and the biggest bar of its venues.…

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Join a brigade of top chefs at the Action Against Hunger dinner at White City House

There's an all-star line-up at Soho House's White City House next week for a special charity dinner.

Hus Vedat, Neil Rankin, Josh Katz, Sabrina Ghayour, Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save are all coming together for an evening of top drawer food in aid of Action Against Hunger, a global nonprofit that works to ensure everyone has access to clean water, food, training and healthcare.

The dinner, hoste…

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The Tiffany Blue Box cafe is coming to Harrods - yes, there will be breakfast

Cueing lots of talk about "breakfast at Tiffany's" Harrods is about to get a brand new cafe in conjunction with the famed jeweller. They're launching The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe which will be landing in Harrods - the first time it's appeared in Europe (the original launched two years ago in New York, of course). 

As you can expect it'll look very pretty with their Tiffany blue being used throu…

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The Great Sausage Roll Off announce the 2020 competitors list

There are a few key food competitions in the London calendar that we always pay attention to - namely the Scotch Egg Challenge, the Croqueta Challenge and the Great Sausage Roll Off. 

It's the last of those that we turn our attention to today. This competitive sausage roll competition, held at The Red Lion pub in Barnes, has been going since 2013. Described (by themselves) as "a bit like the…

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Flat Earth's plant-based pizzas are back at The Plough in Homerton

After a successful pop-up at The Hive last year, Rich Baker and Sarah Brading's Flat Earth is back with plant-based pizzas using sustainable ingredients. Last year they were first runner up in the 2019 Sustainable Lifestyle Awards best restaurant of the year - and now they're opening at The Plough in Homerton for a long-term residency. …

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Flat Iron in Aldgate goes back to basics

You may remember that Flat Iron opened up a restaurant with a big focus on wines by the magnum and serving up bavette steaks only last year (in a team-up with Winemakers). Well, things have changed a little and the restaurant is about to re-open as a standard permanent Flat Iron this week (Called Flat Iron Liverpool Street, even though it's not quite next door to the station).

So that means…

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Firebrand to open their second pizzeria in Clerkenwell, with all-day cafe Diggs next door

Firebrand pizza has won a lot of fans in its original Marylebone site - and now they're opening a second pizzeria in Clerkenwell. But that's not all, as they're also opening Diggs, an all-day cafe next door. …

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London's restaurants, bars and cafes raise money to support the Australian bushfire relief effort

Many restaurants across London are keen to help raise money to support those affected by the catastrophic Australian fires, from wildlife charities to disaster relief. Instagrammers Felicity Spector and Clerkenwell Boy have been hard at work collating a list of the events and efforts for Hot Dinners.…

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Iconic restaurant The Connaught Grill is returning to The Connaught

Carving out space on the hotel's ground floor, The Connaught is bringing back its legendary restaurant The Connaught Grill with Jean-Georges Vongerichten providing a modern take on grill room classics.…

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Taster is bringing delivery Thai from John Chantarasak and katsu sandos from Tim Anderson

Just launched in London are a couple of delivery-only brands, brought together by the company Taster, with some very interesting names behind them (so you won't find these on the high street, but you will find them on the app).

First up is Take-Out-Thai, available throughout London by the end of January, from John Chantarasak the ex-Som Saa chef now known for his excellent Anglo Thai re…

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DabbaDrop take eco-friendly and sustainable food delivery to a new level

With news about the environment and climate change getting increasingly terrifying, it's good to hear about small ways we can make a difference. So we loved hearing about DabbaDrop, a sustainable takeaway service in Hackney that's just about to expand its delivery zone.

The company was founded by two Hackney neighbourhood friends, Anshu Ahuja and Renee Williams. It disrupts the usual takeawa…

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Camden Market's Asian Alley expands with new trader Pino's Warung

Over at Camden Market, their Asian Alley has had a bit of revamp over the Christmas hols, doubling in size and expanding on the range of food on offer.

Taking over two arches now, the alley now feature food from Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korean and Japan.

New to the space is Indonesian trader Pino's Warung. Founded by Pino Edwards, a former Annabels members club manager, Pino's intention is to s…

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Test Driving Borough Market Kitchen - the market's open-air food court

 

It's the latest big addition to Borough Market and sees them edging into the food hall arena, with Elizabeth Haigh's Mei Mei, Brindisa and more all taking part. We head down for a look.…

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