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Bleecker are bringing their burgers to Westfield London

Yes, that's right - another Bleecker is coming to town - and this time they're going west, opening up in Westfield London in their food court.

We're not shy of touting Bleecker as one of our favourite burgers in London, and they've also been voted as best burger in London by Time Out for three years. If you're out west shopping and haven't tried them yet, then you'll just have to make the pi…

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Chef Jose Pizarro is feted with a party at the Spanish Embassy

José makes his speech while the Spanish Ambassador and José's mother look on

Last night, we headed over to the Spanish Embassy where there was quite the shindig in honour of the chef, author and restaurateur José Pizarro.

Guests representing every corner of the London and Spanish food world congregated at the embassy on Belgrave Square to celebrate José's 25th year as a chef, his 20th year li…

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Wiltons is bringing the Nyetimber routemaster up to Jermyn Street

Jermyn Street isn't the first, second or even third place you'd think of in London as being somewhere to get a great meal deal but, for two days next week, it will be.

One of London's oldest restaurants is launching its new English sparkling wine collection. And so they've teamed up with Nyetimber to bring The Nyetimber Routemaster up to London, parking it right outside Wiltons on Jermyn Street.…

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ORA Brewing are opening their Tottenham taproom for Saturday beer and food

Tottenham's food and drink scene just got another leg up with the arrival of ORA Brewing on the scene. The team began home brewing in Modena and then moved to London last year, starting under the arches in Bermondsey. Now they've taken over the Brewheadz space on the Rosebery Industrial Estate.

What this means, in particular, to local folk and travelling beer lovers is that they'll be opening the…

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Coqfighter pick Soho's Beak Street for their first central London restaurant

Having built up a fanbase at the Boxparks in Shoreditch and Croydon, street food traders Coqfighter are hoping they have the chops to take on central London.…

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Test Driving Kebab Queen - next level counter dining

Maison Bab has created a hidden restaurant in its basement behind a fake kebab shop in its basement. Where everything's served on the counter. It's quite special, so we went down for a look. …

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MOLO sees ex-Novikov chef serving up gourmet seafood buns at Netil Market

What do you get when you put a chef who's spent the last seven year working at one of Mayfair's swankiest restaurants in charge of street food? Well MOLO hopes to provide the answer.

Kicking off at Netil Market this weekend, it sees the previous development chef of Novikov Group, Giacomo Uzzo and business partner Federico Ciampolini serving up gourmet fish buns.

Using top quality sustainable seaf…

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Shake Shack are bringing their burgers to Lakeside

Slowly but surely Shack Shack have been expanding all throughout London (and recently even revamping their first Covent Garden location). Now, for the second time (they also opened in Cardiff) they're moving beyond the boundaries of the M25 (albeit only just), opening their tenth location at intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. So if you've ever been in dire need of a good burger after shopping there -…

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Quique Dacosta to open Arros QD restaurant in London

Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK with a restaurant that has a big focus on rice (and maybe a bit of paella), bringing a real taste of the Mediterranean to London.…

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Morty and Bob's team up with Mark Hix for a new cheese toastie at King's Cross

Recently launched in Coal Drops Yard, Morty and Bobs are well known for their very fine cheese toasties. Now they're settled in their fancy new restaurant, they're teaming up with other chefs for the monthly Melt Collaborations. And to kick things off, they've drafted in Mark Hix.

The new toastie from Hix and M&B features black pudding, spring onions and tangy apple sauce, grilled betwee…

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The next big Market Hall is coming to Canary Wharf

We're still to see exactly what's coming to Market Hall West End (being touted as the UK's largest food hall) but we're already hearing news about their next - Market Hall Canary Wharf. And it looks like this one will be pretty big too. 

They're taking over 20,000 sq ft of Cargo (a new office space) in Crossrail Place. As with the other spaces, it will offer a number of separate kitchen…

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Get a spicy Sichuan fix at the Liu Xiaomian popup at the Jackalope in Marylebone

Spicy. Numbing. Addictive. If you're into your spicy food and you love your noodles then those three adjectives tell you all you need to know about Liu Xiaomian.

This street food stall was started by Charlene Liu and her flatmate Liu Qian - who are both from Chongqing, a city in South West China famous for its Sichuan food. When they couldn't get the spicy noodles they loved so much at home, they…

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Atul Kochhar is opening Mathura, a huge restaurant in a former Westminster fire station

Following up from the opening of Kanishka in Mayfair, Atul Kochhar has taken over a huge space in Westminster for his next restaurant, Mathura.…

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Pescheria Assunta in Earls Court promises super fresh Med seafood in its shop and restaurant

From Mayfair to Earls Court restaurateur Johnny Micalusi has taken over the old Garnier site to bring his super fresh Mediterranean seafood to west Londoners.…

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Bar Douro City will bring Portuguese food and wine to Broadgate

The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate. …

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