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Club Gascon's Pascal Aussignac is bringing Catch Me to Westfield London

Another interesting opening to add to those coming to Westfield London (including Bleecker and Corazon) as Pascal Aussignac's Catch Me is opening there in June.

It definitely shares something with his former Westfield Stratford outlet Chip + Fish, as it's all about seafood. Here's what's promised for the menu, put together by Aussignac and Catch Me head chef Julien Carlon,:

  • King Scallop Cru…

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Tipple and Taste is popping up in Fulham for cocktails and small plates

 

In Fulham, we're liking the sound of new cocktails and small plates bar, Tipple & Taste, that's popping up above the Tommy Tucker Pub. Headed up by chef George Dyer, they'll be looking to pair the food you order with the right cocktail. 

The menu (which will change regularly) sounds promising to start: 

  • Heritage Tomato | Watermelon | Basil | Sherry | Rocket | M…

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Alex Kratena and TÁ TÁ Eatery to open Tayer and Elementary on Old St

When the bartender who ran the World's Best Bar for years prepares to open an all-day bar and restaurant in London with fellow top class mixologist Monica Berg, you better believe people are going to sit up and take notice. And when TÁ TÁ Eatery is in charge of the food? Lucky Old Street.…

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Ooty Station is a casual Indian cafe in Marylebone

 

Fine dining Indian restaurant Ooty opened on Baker Street back in February and now its sister site Ooty Station is opening up right next door. Compared to the more formal main restaurant, Ooty Station is a casual cafe and bar serving Indian-inspired bar snacks, mains, and cocktails. 

Ooty’s Head Chef Manmeet Singh-Bali (who won a Michelin star at Vineet Bhatia) is also behind …

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Baking the NYC way - we Test Drive Bread Ahead's New York baking class

Bagels, pretzels, hot dogs and more - we head over to Chelsea to bake our own bread at the Bread Ahead Bakery School. …

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New London restaurants coming in June 2019

It's time to run through the new restaurants that will be coming your way in June. The upcoming month sees the return of Gordon Ramsay, a top Spanish chef, a second restaurant from the people behind Gloria and a lot more...…

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Squeg + Bonez to bring plant-based dishes and natural wines to Hackney

Two friends, Holly and Alice, are behind the new launch, bringing with them experience at Cornerstone and in the coffee world at AllPress and Monmouth.…

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Project TÓU  is a katsu sando shop from TĀ TĀ Eatery

TA TA Eatery are renowned for serving up the very best katsu sandos in town. And now they're opening London's first katsu sando shop - which will also be open for late night snacks.…

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Inside Prada's glossy new London bakery Marchesi 1824 in Mayfair

It's been a go-to patisserie in Milan since the 19th century - it joined the Prada group in 2014 - and now Marchesi 1824 has opened its doors in London, on Mount Street to be exact. The new pastry shop will be open all day, serving Mayfair folk with top quality coffee and fine pastries, opening into the early evening for cocktails. Hot Dinners popped along for a look on the opening day - here's what we found:…

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Shake Shack are launching a chipotle-cheddar themed menu

It's time for a raft of new specials at Shake Shack as they're launching the "Chipotle Cheddar Menu". Yes, this does mean that the roasted garlic fries (which we loved) are coming off the menu, but this lot sound like a worthy replacement.

Coming to the menu are:

  • The Chipotle Cheddar Burger - cheddar cheeseburger topped with chipotle cheddar cheese sauce, pickled red onion, fried jalap…

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe founder to launch noodle bar Hoh Sek

Opening in St Katherine Dock, Hoh Sek will have a menu of Chinese-influenced noodle dishes as well as an evening menu of seasonal mains.…

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Maria Elia brings her Smashing Plates residency to Great Guns Social

If you've ever tried chef Maria Elia's food, then you'll know that her upcoming three week residency at Great Guns Social in Southwark is worth pencilling in the diary.

The globetrotting chef and author (she's launched restaurants in California and done pop-ups in Rwanda) is planning a modern Greek menu for her return to London. Dishes will include:

  • Savoury Baklavas
  • Moussaka Croquettes
  • Bream wit…

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The Wine Parlour bottle shop and bar opens in Brixton Village

Newly open in Brixton Village is The Wine Parlour - a second opening from the folks who also run a bar of the same name on Atlantic Road. This new bottle shop hopes to introduce Brixton folk to interesting wines - either to take home or try there and then in the shop.

Their focus will be on sustainable wines and lesser known grapes from small family-run vineyards - and if you're looking for craft…

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Test Driving Bob Bob Cite - a shiny City palace of fine wines and 'country' French cooking

The much-anticipated sequel to Bob Bob Ricard has opened in the City with Eric Chavot at the helm. We went to see how the millions have been spent.…

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Truffle head to under Hungerford Bridge for their street food spot on the South Bank this summer

The spot under Hungerford Bridge is a prime one for London foodies to keep an eye on. After all, this is where both Pitt Cue and Bleecker have plied their trade in the early days. Now there's a new trader in town. Truffle have opened a summer long residency under the bridge in a shipping container. They'll be serving up a range of burgers (meat and veggie) all with their hit of truffle along with…

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