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Join The Jugged Hare for the Murphia Games dinner

Join The Jugged Hare’s infamous gourmet dinner series this game season, The Murphia Games, as they enjoy the finest culinary creations from Ireland’s most celebrated chefs.

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Padella is coming to Phipp Street in Shoreditch - updated

Updated 9/9/19 with confirmation of address

They're famed for having London's longest queue (and a recent visit confirmed, yes it is a very long wait at peak times) so hearing that Borough's fresh pasta restaurant Padella is opening a second restaurant is very good news. 

If you haven't heard of them - here's a quick primer. Set up by Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda of Trullo in Islingto…

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Albie is The Hoxton's Southwark's all day dining restaurant

Southwark's hip new Hoxton hotel may be going big on its rooftop seafood spot, but it also has this buzzy ground floor all day dining restaurant with a plant-based focus.…

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Omar Allibhoy is opening his latest Tapas Revolution in Westfield Stratford

Omar Allibhoy is back in East London with the latest Tapas Revolution. This time around, there will be a lot of paella on the menu - and "Press for Cava" buttons. …

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Hideaway is the latest pop-up from Ollie Dabbous at Chelsea Barracks

Ollie Dabbous is back at Chelsea Barracks (a fancy new housing development), where he popped up last spring, with another pop-up. This time it's a cafe called Hideaway. 

This time the pop-up is "inspired by the outdoor world" so expect a rustic look to the cafe and plenty of foliage. The food offering this time around will be Dabbous twist on cafe fare, so you can expect:

  • Ibaiama sauscisson…

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Picture Marylebone and Picture Fitzrovia announce shock closure

Sad news over the weekend as the team behind Picture announced that they'll be closing both their restaurants, on Portland Street and in Marylebone, from next month.

After six years, they've made the difficult decision to close up both businesses on 5 October. For "many boring reasons" they've found it hard to keep going and "we are making this decision....whilst we are in a solid position to clo…

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Backyard Cinemas unveil their Capital Studios space at Wandsworth

Wandsworth gets its own cinema, street food and craft beer complex as Backyard Cinemas open their first permanent space at the Capital Studios.…

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KERB goes indoors with Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden

Updated 9/9/19 with the final line-up

Over the years, KERB, after starting at King's Cross, have gone on to conquer all parts of London with their lunchtime street food markets (and some great evening events). And now they've finally decided to go indoors for their next venture, a covered market at Seven Dials. 

They're taking over the 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse in Seven Dials…

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Croquetas and cocktails from The Jellied Eel are back for good in Manzes, Walthamstow

 

They first took over Walthamstow's Manze's pie shop (in the evenings only) for a pop-up last year and returned a few times since. Now The Jellied Eel are back in the same location for a permanent residency featuring their combination of cocktails and croquetas.

Those croquetas will be back on the menu (including Jamon Iberico, leek, chorizo, blue cheese, spinach and chicken varieties), of c…

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Hawksmoor promotes infamous wine mistake staff member to manager

Hawksmoor have been named one of the top 50 Sunday Times Best Companies to work for, for eight consecutive years but news yesterday confirmed it - these guys are the BEST.

Remember the story about the restaurant manager who served a diner a bottle of wine worth £4500 by mistake?

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Test Driving The KPH - the Legendary Ladbroke Grove pub is back

Henry Harris teams up with Ruairidh Summers for his latest pub, taking over Ladbroke Grove institution The KPH. We head over to try it out. …

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Decimo is Peter Sanchez-Iglesias' restaurant with a view at the top of the Standard in King's Cross

Decimo is the restaurant that's taking over the impressive space at the top of The Standard hotel in King's Cross. It's run by Peter Sanchez-Iglesias who has two Michelin-starred restaurants in Bristol and it'll have one hell of a view. …

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Ready Steady Cook is coming back, with Rylan as host and London chefs among the line-up

Almost a decade after its last episode aired, TV cookery show Ready Steady Cook is coming back.

The BBC this week announced it'll be broadcasting a new series on BBC One Daytime in 2020, hosted by Celebrity MasterChef finalist Rylan Clark-Neal.

They've also published a list of chefs taking part in the new series, two of which have London restaurants.

  • Ellis Barrie - from the Marram Grass in Angle…

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Forza Wine sees the the team behind Forza Win head to the roof in Peckham

Forza Win are opening their second restaurant, and this time they're heading back to the rooftops with Forza Wine. They'll be at the top of the Market building in Peckham, serving Italian small plates, flatbreads and wine, of course. …

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Crab Anatomy is back, this time in Fitzrovia, with a crab-packed menu

If you missed the last time MasterChef finalist Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat popped up in London with Crab Anatomy - then another chance is on the way. The crab-centric pop-up is back for another month, this time coming to Fitzrovia. 

They're taking over the space that used to be Suda and yes, there will be an awful lot of Cornish crab on the menu. Here's what you can expect:

  • Crab Cake (£5)…

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