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The Cavendish relaunches with ex-Oystermen and Hartnett chef and new look

Over in Marylebone, gastropub and dining room The Cavendish is about to reopen and is setting out its stall as a serious destination for food. Key to that is who they've put in charge of the kitchen. Executive Chef Alex Povall was most recently Head Chef at The Oystermen, but before that spent years working under Angela Hartnett at her restaurants.

At his new digs in Marylebone, Alex will referen…

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The Cheese Barge is coming to London, docking in Paddington

They mastered the cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck. Next up for The Cheese Bar folk is is cheese on water in the shape of The Cheese Barge. They're mooring a specially designed barge in Paddington and creating a very cheesy menu for it.…

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Pali Hill & Bandra Bhai come to Fitzrovia, with seasonal small plates and cocktails in the old Gaylord space

Taking over the site that once held classic Indian restaurant Gaylord is a pair of new openings. There's Pali Hill, serving up Indian seasonal dishes and Bandra Bhai, a basement cocktail bar that's inspired by a smuggling den. …

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Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old Robuchon site on West Street

New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.…

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Sir Terence Conran has died - we take a look at his London restaurant legacy

Sir Terence Conran, a giant in the design and restaurant world, has passed away at the age of 88. For decades he was a hugely influential part of the burgeoning London restaurant scene - particularly in the eighties and nineties. Here's the story behind some of his best-known restaurants.  …

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Noble Rot Soho sees the Noble Rot team take over The Gay Hussar for their second restaurant

A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century.…

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Jack Whitehall is bringing a decadent Foodslut residency to Tower Bridge

You may know Jack Whitehall more from his standup or Netflix shows with his dad, but he also has a blog called Foodslut. That site specialises in "unapologetically decadent" food and now he's bringing that to life in Provisioners restaurant, near Tower Bridge. The menu features:

  • Slutty Burger - Double Patty, smashed dry-aged beef with brown butter baconnaise, bread and butter pickles, crispy&nbs…

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Milan's Giannino Dal 1899 opens a London restaurant in Mayfair

Will Giannino Dal 1899 be the restaurant to succeed at this spot in Mayfair? They're hoping that the long lineage of the Milanese original will entice Londoners to try it.…

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Smoke & Salt sets down roots on Tooting High Street

Their food has been surprising and delighting Londoners for the past four years, but now roaming residency Smoke & Salt are ready to set down permanent roots taking on their first restaurant on Tooting High Street.…

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Hackney's Towpath Cafe has reopened - with dinner service planned and a new book on the way

One of London's best loved cafes reopens for business today. The announcement that Hackney's Towpath Cafe would reopen will surely be met with joy by its legions of fans. In a post on their website, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson said that from this morning they'd be open Thursday through to Sunday.

In addition to their gorgeous breakfasts and lunch dishes, they'll be doing a dinner servic…

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Katsubo is serving up Japanese milk bun burgers at Mayfair's The Lucky Club cocktail bar

We're always in the market for an enticing bar food menu and news reaches of a particularly moreish sounding one in Mayfair.

The Lucky Club is a cocktail bar in the basement of streetwear label The Lucky Club's Davies Street store. Now brothers Louis, George and Jack Hartshorn who run the place have launched Katsubo - a Japanese food offering to go with those drinks.

The short menu features six b…

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Barrafina Drury Lane is reopening as seafood spot Barrafina Mariscos

Some London restaurants have taken lockdown as an opportunity to refine or rework their offering. And that's exactly what's happened with the Barrafina on Drury Lane. In an announcement made yesterday, they revealed that the restaurant will reopen next month as Barrafina Mariscos. As the name suggests, it'll now serve up an almost exclusively seafood menu - with a focus on fish from British and S…

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When are the 2021 London Michelin stars announced?

Looking to find out when the Michelin stars for London will be awarded in 2021? We have all the details as well as everything you need to know about the awards. …

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Pantechnicon is a five storey Nordic and Japanese dining and shopping spot opening in Belgravia

London's first huge new opening since lockdown will be in the heart of Belgravia. Pantechnicon offers five floors of dining and shopping on Motcomb Street, devoted to all things Nordic and Japanese. …

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