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New Goodman steakhouse confirmed for Canary Wharf

Meat lovers in Canary Wharf have reason to be of good cheer. Following on from the hugely successful Goodman City opening, the steakhouse is confirmed to be heading even further east to Canary Wharf.

Goodman's steakhouses have justifiably been lauded by critics since their launch, with the City restaurant remaining one of the top ten best rated on Hot Dinners.  We were dining at the original…

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Hawksmoor at Home book has kimchi burger and lobster roll recipes

Details were announced today on what sort of content we could expect from the upcoming Hawksmoor cookery book. Hawksmoor at Home which will be published on 13 October sounds like a must-read for any foodie, particularly as it contains recipes for Hawksmoor's famous kimchi burger and their Lobster Roll as well as the sausage that goes in their Sausage and Egg HkMuffin. There's even a chapter on coc…

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In a world where what people tweet and blog about what they've eaten just minutes after a restaurant opens its doors, a printed guide has to do what it can to reclaim the headlines and the Good Food Guide has certainly done that with the publication of its 2012 publication. They've given pride of place to Jason Atherton's Pollen Street Social - a restaurant that has pretty much divided critics sin…

Read more: Good Food Guide 2012 awards rate Pollen Street Social above Heston's Dinner

Trying out Michelin-starred frozen food at the N-Ice pop-up

An instant paradox: the cold interior decor and a very warm welcome at Monday’s opening of the frozen food pop-up restaurant N-Ice was a somewhat bizarre summertime journey into an ambient winter wonderland.

For the week-long event, Michelin-starred chefs Simon Rimmer (BBC’s Something for the Weekend) and Atul Kochhar (BBC’s Great British Menu) have been drafted in by the British Frozen Food Fede…

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Gordon Ramsay opening multiple Las Vegas restaurants

Back in December we reported that Gordon Ramsay had plans to open a steakhouse in Las Vegas. Those plans are still underway - he'll be opening in the space currently occupied by Les Artistes at the Paris on the Las Vegas Strip at some point this summer.

Now it seems that Gordon's plans for Vegas aren't limited to the Paris. According to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column this week, the che…

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While we're not suggesting if you live in an area where police are advising you to go (and stay) home that you shouldn't follow their advice, there are probably some Londoners out there who don't want yob rule to dictate their evening's entertainment.

We asked on Twitter who's planning on staying open tonight to feed the folk who are planning on eating out, here's who's answered so far:

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Michelin-starred Ledbury restaurant attacked by rioters

Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury became a focus of the wrong kind of attention last night when it was targeted by looters during the riots in London. The first news that something had happened came on Twitter at around 11pm when @harrywilkinson tweeted about his parents who were at the Notting Hill restaurant, rated 34th in the World's Best Restaurant list, for an anniversary dinner.

'Bunch…

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Following hard on the heels of Street Kitchen which has been wooing diners with its innovative lunch dishes over on Finsbury Avenue Square, we now hear that Cinnamon Square is taking to the streets of the City with its own pop-up restaurant.

Cinammon Square alfresco will be on the terrace at Devonshire Square by Liverpool Street from now until the end of September. It's tucked under the glass roof…

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The cost of eating out in some parts of London, if you're the type who likes to drive rather than take London transport, has risen significantly after Westminster Council voted last week to change their parking restrictions. Whereas previously diners could drive in and park in places such as Mayfair, Soho or parts of Covent Garden for free on a weekday evening or a Sunday afternoon, they'll now ha…

Read more: New parking laws in central London to add to cost of dinner out

Sloane Square oyster bar pop-up with Chapel Down

There's nothing worse than arriving back in London after a lovely summer holiday and realisation dawning that nothing good stands between here and Christmas. Thankfully, Chelsea restaurant The Botanist has announced plans for an oyster and fizz pop-up bar in the middle of Sloane Square this September which should perk things up a bit.

The pop-up oyster and crustacea bar will be in Sloane Square be…

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Brett Redman, the man behind new opening Elliot’s Cafe, Borough Market’s new unofficial market restaurant

Brett moved to London from Australia on a whim in 2005 and has been here ever since. He first opened a cafe Elliot’s on Bethnal Green Road where he met Rob Green, his business partner who he then opened the Pavilion cafe on Victoria Park in 2007. Their new restaurant on Stoney Street by Borough Market is called Elliot’s which he says ‘is an evolution of all our previous ideas’.

So what’s the premi…

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Jamie Oliver's latest restaurant chain, Union Jacks, has been confirmed as launching at Central St Giles this Autumn. 

He'll be joining Zizzi, Byron and Peyton & Byrne among others at the new development just south of New Oxford Street (nestled behind Centre Point).

Jamie's had good form with his previous chain, Jamie's Italian, which opens its biggest restaurant in Islington very soon.&n…

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French Launderette supper club sets out to challenge Keller

Yesterday's announcement about Thomas Keller's Harrod's installation was long-rumoured, but what came as a big shock was the price.  At £250 a head, the pop-up suddenly went way over the budget of most Londoners. It's also a lot more than the price of a meal at Keller's French Laundry restaurant in California which at today's exchange rates comes in at a slightly more palatable £165.

In an ef…

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Italian pasta maker Giovanni Rana to open first UK restaurant in NW1

In Italy, Giovanni Rana is the face of fresh pasta, a chef who made a name for himself with a groundbreaking ad campaign in the 1980s. He has 24 restaurants in Italy including spots in Rome and Milan and now he's coming to London.

According to a note on the website, Da Giovanni was supposed to open on Triton Street, just off the Euston Road, in July, but we now hear that's going to be closer to Se…

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Summer pop-up at The Banqueting House in Whitehall

If you think the look of where you eat is just as important as what you eat, you'll be wanting to pop down to Westminster where, over the next few weeks, Pop up at the Palace takes over the Great Hall at the Banqueting House in the Palace of Westminster.

The main event is The King's Tea - which includes finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, brownies, fruit tartlets and tea and coffee for £2…

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