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MEATliquor and Queens go all Big Lebowski

They may be in the process of moving their original restaurant just around the corner, but MEATliquor aren't sitting still. Their latest venture is a mash up with Queens Skate Dine Bowls called Liquor Lanes - and it's a little Big Lebowski inspired. 

Essentially a private area of the Bayswater skating and bowling spot, it's particularly influenced - as you can see from the pic - by the psych…

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Want to know what a £13 cup of coffee tastes like? Head to Le Café Alain Ducasse

If you're a coffee nut, then the recent opening of Le Café Alain Ducasse at Coal Drops Yard will not have passed you by. If, however, you aren't as au fait with all the latest London coffee news as you might be, then let us enlighten you.

As the name suggests, this is the multi Michelin-starred chef's first UK opening of this particular cafe - he has another in Paris, where he also has a roastery…

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Clare Smyth is teaming up with Anne-Sophie Pic for an International Women's Day dinner

International Women's Day is coming up and we can't think of a better way to celebrate - if your budget allows - than by sitting down to dinner by two world class female chefs.

The Four Seasons  London at Trinity Square is hosting a one off event featuring their own chef Anne-Sophie Pic cooking alongside Clare Smyth.

Each chef will each showcase a selection of their own signature dishes as p…

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The Palmerston in East Dulwich is closing after its lease wasn't renewed

It's not easy finding the perfect local in London. You have to kiss a lot of frogs (or drink a lot of duff pints) before you discover the one for you. So imagine the dismay for South Londoners to read yesterday that one of their favourite pubs is closing.

The Palmerston in East Dulwich took everyone by surprise when it posted on Instagram to say that they'd be closing up shop in June.

"It is with…

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JOLT is bringing pistachio and condensed milk lattes to Fitzrovia

 

Another coffee import is heading to Fitzrovia after the successful launch of Omotesando Koffee (and their amazing Kashi). This time it's the turn of Jolt, who have already appeared in Riyadh.

The London outpost (taking over the spot that Yoobi briefly held) promises single-origin coffee from Nude, and their signature seems to be "Spanish Lattes" (that's coffee marbled with condens…

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Atul Kochhar is opening Kanishka in Mayfair

Atul Kochhar's first new restaurant after Benares is this Mayfair spot focusing on lesser-known Indian dishes…

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Test Driving Kutir - Rohit Ghai serves up inventive Indian cuisine in a Chelsea townhouse

Rohit Ghai has had hits with his food at Gymkhana and Jamavar - we head over to Chelsea to see how his first solo restaurant Kutir shapes up.  …

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BAO Borough will have a grab and go hatch AND a karaoke room - updated

BAO will be opening their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different.…

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Devi's is the latest winner of My Million Pound Menu

After a week off, Fred Sirieix returned with a new episode of My Million Pound Menu, this time all centred around sustainable food. In the mix were Skaus and Sustainable Food Story - but in the end it was Devi's that came out top. 

If you're unfamiliar with Devi's, run by Tanya Gohil, the main place to find them is in Bermondsey's food market - one of many reasons to head down there at the w…

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Skylon's new Cloud 9 cocktails are more than just hot air

In a city with thousands of bars it's actually really hard to make your drinks stand out, but we've been rather tickled by the latest wheeze from riverside restaurant Skylon. The bar there has just brought out a new cocktail menu called Cloud 9 and they've given the bar a sky-high makeover to match.

To go with the drinks featuring Laurent Perrier and all featuring cloud-like concoctions, the bar…

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Bistrotheque hosts first Magic Brunch with Som Saa, Gunpowder, Foxlow and Three Sheets

When it comes to good causes, then Magic Breakfast is right up there. If you haven't heard of the charity before, then the premise is simple (albeit pretty depressing that the need for it exists). They raise money to provide healthy breakfasts to children who arrive at school too hungry to learn.

Over the years they've run a series of fun charity breakfast events, but this year they're stepping t…

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The Original MEATliquor W1 relocates just down the road to the Match Bar space

The original MEATliquor relocates to a brand new - and much more permanent - site just 500 metres away from where they first started.…

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Test Driving BaoziInn - dim sum and Sichuan dishes in Soho

We try out BaoziInn's Newport Street restaurant for some very colourful dim sum and Sichuan cuisine.  …

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Barullo is Rambla owner Victor Garvey's new city restaurant in Aldgate

There's a distinct Spanish flavour to restaurateur Victor Garvey's new City gaff which promises to liven things up in Aldgate.…

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