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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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Waka is bringing its grab and go Nikkei dishes to the City

Waka is coming back to the City, bringing its Nikkei Peruvian/Japanese grab and go food to Houndsditch.…

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Koi Ramen and Tap In are first to sign up for new Elephant Park development in South London

The new £2.3bn regeneration project at Elephant Park has signed up what will be the third London outlet of Koi Ramen, which specialises in Tonkotsu ramen noodles, and a brand new football bar and bottleshop called Tap In, serving over 300 craft beers and Cuban food.…

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How to celebrate Bastille Day in London

If you're looking for ways to celebrate Bastille Day (Sunday 14 July) in London this weekend, then we have some Gallic suggestions for you...

 

On the river, Le Pont de la Tour is throwing a Bastille Terrace Party. From 12pm to 4pm there'll be live music, a Moet & Chandon Champagne tower, Fruits de la Mer seafood platters,oysters and a bottomless BBQ.

Orrery in Marylebone is going for an…

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Humble Grape wine bar and shop is opening in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.…

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Test Driving Arros QD - Quique Dacosta does paella and more

Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (with many Michelin stars to his name) has come to Fitzrovia with his first UK restaurant. The paella is a big deal, and we head along to see what else the restaurant has to offer. …

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Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen comes to the Tate alongside his exhibition

Starting in July, Tate Modern's latest exhibition is Olafur Eliasson: In real life - from the artist who brought us The Weather Project in the Tate's Turbine Hall (that was the one with the big sun suspended in the middle). But he's not just bringing over an exhibition, he's bringing a restaurant too. …

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Black Rock expands with a whisky hotel, pub and a blend-your-own room

You might remember that a couple of years ago, we tried out a one-room hotel in London - above the Black Rock Whisky bar. Well, that's going through a bit of a change - planning to become what they're calling "London's first Whisky hotel".

Black Rock, the whisky bar previously only in the basement, is taking over the whole building. The bar remains the same downstairs - but there are three new ad…

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