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Ex-Natoora director is behind seasonal Battersea pizzeria Manifesto

When a former Natoora director opens his own south London pizzeria, you'd better expect every ingredient to have been impeccably sourced.

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Test Driving St Leonards - Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke bring their Brunswick House magic to Shoreditch

There's been a huge amount of buzz, wondering what Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke have planned for their second project together after Brunswick House. We went along to check their new Shoreditch restaurant out.…

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Zuaya opening in Kensington with a wide South American menu

Zuaya's head-chef Francisco Lafee has experience in places such as London's Barrafina, and El Celler de Can Roca (No.2 on the World’s 50 Best). The menu here will draw on Mexico, Argentina, and Peru to create a range of creative sharing dishes.…

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Mamasons is bringing their Filipino

This will be the second site for Mamasons, with the previous one opening in Kentish Town in 2017. If you’ve not been or are unfamiliar with the concept of Filipino “dirty" ice cream, it’s basically the nickname used to describe ice cream made in a steel drum with ice and salt in the hawker markets of Manila.…

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Emily Roux and husband Diego Ferrari are opening CaracteĚre restaurant in Notting Hill

Emily Roux is teaming up with her husband, Diego Ferrari - former Head Chef at Le Gavroche. They'll be running CaracteĚre, a restaurant that's part French, part Italian in Notting Hill.…

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Kensington's Chakra is expanding, opening Chakra Riverside in Kingston upon Thames

This will be the second site from Chakra, with the original being located in Kensington. The new site will be perched on the banks of the Thames in Kingston and will offer a contemporary fine-dining take on Indian cuisine.…

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Darling in Dalston will be the new project from Charlotte Wilde

This is the first solo project from Charlotte Wilde, following her departure from Sager + Wilde, which she co-founded with Michael Sager. Other than a wine list designed by Charlotte, she’s pulled in a great team including Tom Soden (Nine Lives) in charge of cocktails and Dan Wilson (Dandy) in the kitchen.…

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Cafe Wolseley opens for business in Bicester Village

Fifteen years after they opened the original Wolseley on London's Piccadilly, Jeremy King and Chris Corbin are expanding by opening the first Cafe Wolsely in Bicester's designer shopping village.…

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Le Bun co-founder goes permanent with Carte Blanche in Hackney

One of the co-founders of Le Bun is carrying on the French/American theme with his latest restaurant, Carte Blanche, in Hackney. Expect southern American comfort cooking with a touch of French cuisine too.…

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Roast gets a second restaurant with Roast Kitchen in Fitzrovia

Roast Kitchen is a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade. Expect roast meats to be a big thing...…

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Street Feast's latest location is Wood Green with Hawker Union

There's no ending to Street Feast's ambitions as the latest street food market heads further north than usual - setting up shop in Wood Green. As usual, it's a mix of bars and street food, all wrapped up in a covered market (formerly a disused warehouse).

Here's what food is there from launch:

  • White Men Can’t Jerk - with their Caribbean chicken
  • Petare featuring crispy cornbread and Venezuel…

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Sager and Wilde are taking over the Bassoon Bar at the Corinthia Hotel

We were already excited about the upcoming Tom Kerridge restaurant at The Corinthia Hotel, but now it seems that their main bar is getting a shake-up too. Marcis Dzelzainis and Michael Sager from Sager and Wilde are taking over the Bassoon Bar.  Here's what we know...…

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Test Driving Lina Stores - the 75 year-old deli opens a restaurant

Lina Stores have been in Soho for over 75 years - and only now have they opened a restaurant. We head down to Greek Street to see what the pasta masters are cooking up. …

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Paris tea masters Mariage Frères are opening a five-storey tea emporium in Covent Garden

France's oldest tea emporium has been operating in Paris since 1854. Now legendary tea company Mariage Frères is coming to London. They'll be offering up five storeys of tea-based wonder in Covent Garden. …

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Bourne and Hollinsgworth's Beautiful Allotment is taking over the Geffrye Museum gardens this summer

London already has a load of new terraces and outside spaces this summer, but Bourne and Hollingsworth have several killer USPs that they're banking on to make their new Hoxton summer experience, Beautiful Allotment, a must-visit. To start with, guests who book their summer countryside takeover of the gardens at The Geffrye Museum will be able to kick things in proper Countryfile style, getting p…

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