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The Chinese Food Festival is back - here's who's taking part

 

The Chinese Food Festival is making a return to Potters Fields at Tower Bridge and once again, the line up looks pretty great.

With a collection of some of London's finest Chinese food in one park, here's what some of the vendors are planning.

  • Three Uncles - Roast Duck, Char Siu Pork, Hainan Chicken Rice, Won Tons in Chilli Oil, Curry Fishballs 
  • Yun - Spicy and Sour Beef Rice Noodles,…

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Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent place in Brixton Village

They've been slowly growing a loyal fan base for their grass-fed and dry aged beef burgers - now the duo behind Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent spot in Brixton Village.…

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James Cochran serves up GOAT at Boxpark Croydon

Something new from James Cochran (the man behind 12:51) is incoming. This time he's going south to Boxpark Croydon for GOAT, his first foray into street food (which originally kicked off in Lewisham's Model Market). 

As you might imagine from the name, it's all about goat meat. He's been working with top supplier Cabrito, who are getting supermarkets and restaurants to use more of what…

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Test Driving Theo Randall at The Intercontinental

In our ongoing series of celebrating London's classic restaurants, we went to check out Theo Randall at the Intercontinental on London's Park Lane.…

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Farmer J are bringing their trays to Finsbury Square

This will be the fourth Farmer J in London as they serve up healthy breakfast and lunchtime snacks in their signature "fieldtrays". …

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Berto is a fresh pasta restaurant from Zia Lucia in Holloway

Right next door to their pizza restaurant, Zia Lucia are opening Berto, a fresh pasta restaurant in Holloway. There will be affordable fresh pasta, Italian wines and more.…

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Prairie Fire to serve up Kansas City BBQ at London Fields Brewery

If you've been looking for a new place to get some decent barbecue (not quite as prevalent as it was a few years back), then this pop-up at London Fields Brewery could be just the thing. It sees Prairie Fire BBQ serving up food for their taproom in a six-month residency with their Kansas-City-style barbecue. They've popped up all over town before now - and you may also have caught them at Mercato…

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Flank OG At The Print House in Stratford is all about roast meats, sharing trays and amazing Sunday roasts

You might have tried their food at Market Hall Victoria or Old Spitalfields Market, but Flank's next move is to take on a long term residency in East London at The Print House in Stratford.

Flank is all about nose-to-tail eating and cooking over fire and Flank OG, which will be in Stratford, expands their offering to more of a small plates game. From a quick look at what's on their launch menu, i…

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DUM Biryani goes late-night with the Blind Tiger

If you've ever fancied a late-night snack in Soho, then DUM Biryani may well be the place to go. They're launching The Blind Tiger (a nickname given to speakeasies in the 20s) that'll be dishing out food until midnight. 

That food will be small plates and snacks (based on Andhra Pradesh and Telangana cuisine) including Pumpkin Papdi Chaat, a selection of crisp flatbreads with masala pumpkin,…

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10º is the new-look bar at Galvin at Windows

The Galvin at Windows bar has had one of the best views in London during its 13 years and it's always been pretty much one of the best bars in the area. Plus, it's often blessed with the presence of the mighty Fred Sirieix, who makes everything better. 

Now the bar is getting a revamp which they're calling "an evolution, re-branding and re-naming of the bar".  The whole thing…

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HAYA in Notting Hill will serve up food inspired by Tel Aviv

If you're after a casual meal of Mediterranean small plates, with a menu inspired by Tel Aviv, then HAYA in Notting Hill will be the place to head.…

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LIV sees Sydney chef Damien Monley opening an all day cafe in Belgravia

Run by a Kiwi chef whose Sydney cafe championed the Flat White, this new all-day Belgravia space will serve up everything from interesting brunches to epic hot sandwiches and, of course, top-notch coffee.…

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Julie's Restaurant  in Holland Park is reopening with Shay Cooper as chef

Martin Amis wrote about it, Kate Moss had parties there and Tina Turner danced on the tables - ever since it opened back in 1969 Julie's Restaurant in Holland Park has had A-list glitter sprinkled all over it. It was the kind of place you'd find Princess Diana having lunch with her besties or Mick Jagger having dinner a deux with Princess Margaret.

The name came from the original owner Julie Hodg…

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Le Deli Robuchon and Le Comptoir Robuchon are opening in Mayfair

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Following the death of Joël Robuchon last year, his famed London restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon also shut its doors this year. At the time, however, there was talk that the restaurant would appear in another guise in Mayfair, and that's definitely the case - but it appears that it's launching with two distinct parts.

Both will be part of the new 7 Clarges Stree…

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