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Homeboy Bar brings Irish food, drink and cheer to Islington's Essex Road

Expect Irish food, drink and hospitality at this Islington bar which is serving up everything from cocktails featuring Barry's Tea to curry chips and Tayto crisps.

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Maison Bleue Canteen is the nearby sister cafe to Islington's Maison d'Etre

One of Islington's most popular cafés is Maison d'Etre, just on the opposite side of Highbury Corner from the station (right next to another Islington fave, Black Axe Mangal). They've been doing storming business there for the past few years in a tiny space and now they've expanded with a second cafe, Maison Bleue.

The second spot is a mere 5 minutes walk away, so if you've ever wandere…

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Din Tai Fung hits London - how did London respond?

This week, leaving it right up to the last minute, one of the year's biggest openings happened. After much anticipation, Din Tai Fung opened in Covent Garden. Here's how it went...…

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Hawksmoor's Dream Team Dinner brings out the big guns for 2019

You've got to hand it to Hawksmoor - when they say they're bringing a top brigade together for their annual Dream Team Dinner they've really nailed it this year.

The five course feast in aid of Action Against Hunger has just announced its line-up for 2019 and it sounds unmissable.

Kicking off the evening they'll have Kyseri and OKLAVA’s Head Chef Selin Kiazim, winner and star of BBC 2 series, The…

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Shola is bringing Pakistani food to White City Place

Aida Khan brings the Karachi cooking from her Shola supper club to White City for her first restaurant, celebrating Pakistani food. …

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The Halal Guys sees another US import coming to London

They've been around for 27 years to date and expanded across the US. Now America's Halal Guys are bringing their gyros and platters to London.…

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Test Driving Roe - a serious seafood treat at Pop Brixton

We take a tour around the British and Irish coast at this small seafood spot with serious ambition at Pop Brixton.…

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The Fellowship and Star will see historic South London pub get a multi million makeover

The pub where Henry Cooper used to train and where Clapton used to play is being given a multi-million pound makeover by Electric Star Group pubs.…

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Ex Pitt Cue chef heads up Quite Nice Wines' Cassoulet Nights pop-up in Hackney

It's most definitely the time of year where everyone's searching for something seriously hearty to eat - and a month-long pop-up in Hackney aims to provide just that. Cassoulet Nights - as the name suggests - focuses on rural French cooking. The chef in charge of things is Jacob Rosen - the former Head Chef of Pitt Cue. He's teamed up with Quite Nice Wines to provide the perfect winter combo.

The…

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Henry Harris' latest pub is now The Crown in Chiswick

This is the fourth pub to be launched by famed chef Henry Harris, following successes elsewhere in town. This time the food will have a Mediterranean vibe. …

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Kutir's Rohit Ghai goes all-in on kulcha with KoolCha at Boxpark Wembley

Ex-Gymkhana and Jamavar chef Rohit Ghai's been keeping himself VERY busy recently. Not only has he just opened his first solo restaurant Kutir, but now we hear he's launching his first street food venture too.

He's the latest vendor to sign up to Boxpark Wembley and he (and business partner Abhishake Sangwan) have come up with an Indian comfort food concept called KoolCha.

The name's a play on th…

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We stop by Dandelyan, The World’s Best bar, to sample their final cocktail menu

In case you hadn’t already heard, Dandelyan - recently crowned World’s Best Bar 2018 - is set to close in March 2019. We stopped by to check out their fifth and final menu. …

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As Dinner by Heston reopens after the fire, we check out some of the new dishes being served up

After six long months following the fire at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is finally ready to reopen. We caught up with Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts to find out how exactly they've spent all that 'free' time and what's going to be on the menu when the doors have opened.…

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Test Driving Goods Office - a hidden-away surprise in Stroud Green

Having moved on from Season and Gilly's Fish Bar, North London restaurateur Neil Gill has partnered with local Emma Rigby to open this Stroud Green neighbourhood hub.…

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LA's Eggslut is opening in London

 

Eggslut are VERY popular in various West Coast of the US incarnations and now they're opening in London. Expect a variety of eggs in buns all day long. …

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