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The Silver Birch brings British cuisine and an chef with an impressive CV to Chiswick

This neighbourhood Chiswick restaurant is focussing on British cuisine in a menu led by Kimberley Hernandez, previously head chef at both Xu and Kym's. 

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The three-tier coronavirus restrictions and how they affect restaurants, bars and pubs in London

Updated 19/10/20

Another day, another shifting of the eating and drinking landscape for the pandemic age. This week, the government has just revealed three new tier levels that will cover England - and as such may have an impact on the capital's eating and drinking habits. And from today (15 October) the news is that this weekend, London will go up to Tier 2. 

But first the good news - resta…

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Luke Selby and his brothers take over at Evelyn's Table

14/10/20 - Updated with full opening details

Over on the edges of Chinatown, Evelyn's Table is gearing up for a reopening with a changeover of chefs that sounds very promising indeed.

The diminutive restaurant, tucked away in the basement of The Blue Posts won a slew of awards when it first opened two years ago (and we were among its fans). But now they've brought in a brand new team to run…

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Patty & Bun launches more affordable SMASH! burgers in Soho

They redefined the delivery burger market at the beginning of lockdown, being first to get a DIY kit out of the door - and now Patty & Bun are trying something new at their restaurants. They're starting with their Carnaby store which is being reinvented to focus on their new SMASH! burgers.

Those are Patty & Bun's spin on smashed burgers (where HG Walter balls of burger mince will be "sma…

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Tredwells' Chantelle Nicholson pops up in Hackney with All's Well

On top of being chef-owner of Tredwells, Chantelle Nicholson is getting ready to open a three-month pop-up in Hackney called All's Well (where Squeg + Bonez was most recently). 

Hyper seasonal, sustainable plates will be at the heart of the menu which will celebrate produce from across the UK. Organic and biodynamic fruit and vegetables will be delivered bi-weekly from Kent and Sussex w…

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Bar Notes: Kwant

Where is it? On Heddon Street, underneath Momo

Who's in charge? Running things here is Eric Lorincz who previously headed up the American Bar at The Savoy which he took to the top slot in the World's Best Bars list.

What's the vibe? Think subtle tropical meets clubby drawing room - so the chairs are studded Chesterfields while the plants and decor are a bit tiki.

Why is it worth trying? Well, not…

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Test Driving Napoli Gang - the new delivery service from the Big Mamma Group

We take the new delivery-only restaurant from Big Mamma Group for a spin with its pizza, antipasta, towering desserts and more. …

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Truman's Social Club in Walthamstow gets ready to open its indoor section

As the reopening of London's restaurants, pubs and bars looms (we're definitely not calling it "super Saturday" though) we've already seen many ways in which restaurants are shifting the way they work, from removing tables, adding more screening and capitalising on outside space. But there are also two huge new additions to the scene that are really making the most of the increased demand for alfresco dining and drinking. …

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St John Bakery comes to Borough with Eccles cakes, doughnuts & wine

The great St John Bakery continues to very slowly expand across London, amazing doughnuts in tow. 

The latest bakery of theirs is coming to London Bridge and will be supplied with baked goods from their main bakery in Bermondsey, just down the road. So you'll find the doughnuts there (and you can bulk order in advance) as well as their legendary Eccles cakes, chocolate brownies, pastries and…

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Los Mochis brings a Mexican/Japanese mash-up to Notting Hill

This new Notting hill restaurant from a Middle East restaurateur is something of a mash-up between Mexican and Japanese cuisines with plenty of added mezcal and tequila. …

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Mr Ji on Old Compton Street brings in TĀ TĀ Eatery team for new Taiwanese menu

Inspired by trips to Taipei, Mr Ji's founder has teamed up with the TĀ TĀ Eatery team to level up his Taiwanese fried chicken restaurant on Soho's Old Compton Street.…

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The Connaught unveils a brand new Patisserie (with a River Cafe dessert)

While you may not be able to have a martini at the Connaught Bar after 10pm, the hotel has just unveiled something new for the daytime - a brand new patisserie. It's on the side of the building on Mount Street with its own entrance, meaning you can pop in and pick up Connaught cakes and patisseries all day long.

It's both eat-in and takeaway and they'll be featuring 10 seasonal patisseries, inclu…

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Test Driving Amazonico - a wonderfully over-the-top Berkeley Square treat

This very extra Mayfair restaurant serves up sushi, steak and great times as an added bonus. We put on our glad rags and joined the Mayfair set for the night.…

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Tonkotsu bring their ramen to Walthamstow

Good news for any Walthamstow foodies wanting to raise their spirits with a bowl of ramen this winter. The newest branch of Tonkotsu is opening up on Hoe Street, bringing bowls of broth, fried chicken and strong cocktails to the neighbourhood.

The new restaurant - Tonkotsu's twelfth in London - will serve up their signature ramens with both the noodles and stocks made in house from scratch every…

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The Ned launches a new Electric Bar & Diner in the City

The City may be slow at getting back to work, but The Ned has been busy getting back up to speed - even re-launching its unlimited Sunday buffet. And now, taking over the space that used to hold Zobler's and Cafe Sou is a brand new Electric Bar & Diner. 

Electric Diner has already proven popular for Soho House in Portobello and the City branch will follow the same approach of classic Ame…

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