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Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano starts delivery from Bermondsey

Ever since we spotted her talking on Instagram about getting ready to do takeaways, we've been waiting for Angela Hartnett to release more details. In an email to customers today she finally revealed that she'll be doing a delivery service for Cafe Murano.

Using the group's latest restaurant to open - the one in Bermondsey - they'll be doing all manner of ready-made meals and fresh pasta both to…

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Corbin & King look to help staff by giving them 50% of all voucher sales

Jeremy King is known for sending out irregular missives, with updates on the business, thoughts on Brexit (spoiler - not positive) and more besides.

Earlier this week, his latest email talked about the difficulty their staff are having with significantly reduced wages. Put simply, the service charge pool (aka the "tronc") is not included in the government furlough scheme, so many staff who worked…

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Shake Shack's burgers are back in London

Update - 7/5/20

There are even more Shake Shacks on the way! This time they're opening two Deliveroo kitchens, so they're reaching areas of London that were previously deprived of Shack Burgers and frozen custard. First up is Battersea, opening on 9 May 2020 (delivering to SW11 including Balham, Brixton and Clapham) and that's being followed up by Swiss Cottage in the near future.

Expect more to…

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American chain The Cheesecake Factory is coming to London - here's what you need to know about it

1. It's bringing its desserts, but not its restaurants to London.

At the moment, this isn't a fully-fledged invasion. But the chain is sending us its super calorific desserts to be sold at UK restaurant group Creams. Sadly, that means we're not going to see what Eater describes as its "ancient-Egypt-meets-Vegas-Strip vibe" restaurants here anytime soon. 

2. Those desserts are insane

To begin…

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Manteca returns, this time delivering Saturday feasts alongside Smokestak in Shoreditch

They've already opened Smokestak for Saturday delivery/pickup - now it's the time of David Carter and Chris Leach's Manteca. However, this isn't Manteca served from their Soho restaurant - instead, the team has headed east and are also using Smokestak as a base for delivery and takeaway for Manteca at Home. 

Like Smokestak, it's a Saturday-only affair - so you could just alternate between Ma…

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Test Driving José Pizarro's tapas - get the whole José experience at home

José's tapas bar may be closed, but you can get the complete Pizarro experience at home, delivered. We gave it a try.  …

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Nobu London is delivering - and that includes their black cod miso

Yes, that's right - it's another re-opening! This time it's the turn of high-end Japanese restaurant Nobu, which is kicking off its new delivery service from today. They'll be on both Deliveroo and Supper, where they'll have a menu featuring Nobu classics. That means yes, you can get their signature dish, Black Cod Miso delivered - but it will cost you £42.50. Ouch. That's the same price it was i…

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Stepney City Farm Café becomes The Allotment Kitchen

It's all change over at the popular Stepney City Farm where the longstanding farm-to-fork café is getting a do-over. It's going to reopen in the summer as The Allotment Kitchen run by the dynamic duo of Betty Gilbert and Lucy Cuthbert. The pair both have extensive restaurant experience (Deliciously Ella and Timmy Green being two examples) and will be serving up a seasonally inspired menu with ing…

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Angelina in Dalston is launching a Friday delivery feast

They've been busy preparing meals for the vulnerable in Hackney and now Angelina in Dalston are ready to kick off their new delivery service. The restaurant, which was highly recommended by Jay Rayner, will continue to prepare meals Monday - Thursday to support the charity Made in Hackney. Then on Friday, they'll be preparing a feast for local delivery. 

it'll be a seven-course menu for…

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Chik'n is back, delivering from Baker Street

 

It's not Chick n Sours - yet - but if you've been hankering for some of Carl Clarke and David Wolanski's superlative fried chicken, then the re-opening of Chik'n on Baker Street should do the job. They're back up on Deliveroo now, with the usual burgers and tenders including:

  • BBQ Deluxe - Chicken Fillet, BBQ, Cheese, Lettuce, Smoky pink pickle
  • Chik'n Classic - Bacon & Cheese, Chicken F…

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Asma Khan, Fuschia Dunlop and Dishoom feature in the 2020 James Beard Award nominations

Over in America, the nominations for the 2020 James Beard Award have been announced and several British names are on this year's shortlist.

If you haven't heard of the awards, think of these as a stateside Oscars, if you like, of the food world. They started 30 years ago and since then have become a barometer of what's hot (and cool) in the culinary world, recognising chefs, restaurants and food…

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Test Driving Arros QD's delivery options - paella, prawns and more...

Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta's London outpost has moved into delivery during the London lockdown, but they have three different levels on offer. We put a few of them to the test. …

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Twisted London open their King's Cross restaurant ahead of schedule

Often, a story we write is all about a new restaurant opening. And eventually Twisted London's new King's Cross venue will actually open as a counter service restaurant. Just not today. Instead, they'll launch as a delivery-only spot, like they do from their original Shoreditch location. So all the interesting dishes they come up with that are usually only available in East London should be now o…

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Patty & Bun is back, delivering from Hackney, Notting Hill and London Bridge

We've already put their DIY burger kit through the paces (you can read all about that here) but if even that's too much work, you'll be pleased to know that Patty & Bun are next up on the London restaurant comeback trail. 

They've just re-opened three restaurants for delivery - London Bridge, Hackney's Richmond Road and Notting Hill's Pembridge Road. All the usual classics…

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Chefs at home - London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown (1 May)

Looking for inspiration during lockdown? With chefs at home rather than in their restaurant kitchens, many of them are showing just what's possible to knock up in your own home. We've picked five of the best examples we've spotted on Instagram from the past week.  …

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