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Italian restaurant Legare to open in London Bridge this Autumn

An ex-Trullo chef joins an ex-Barrafina GM for Legare, offering seasonal Italian pasta and natural wines.

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The Laundry sees Walton Lodge on Coldharbour Lane turning into an all day neighbourhood brasserie and bar

Taking over an Iconic building in Brixton is local entrepreneur Melanie Brown who also runs the New Zealand Wine Cellar in Pop Brixton. Brown is aiming to turn the old laundry into a two floored all day restaurant and bar.…

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Michelin reveals its 2020 Bib Gourmands for London restaurants

(We're updating this piece as the awards are released) 

We're gearing up for the new Michelin awards for 2020, probably the most important awards of the season. They're being announced on Monday afternoon - but as ever, Michelin is announcing the new Bib Gourmands to get us in the Michelin mood. 

So these aren't stars - but kind of a prelude to the stars. The Bib Gourmands "highlight re…

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The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 are revealed - Dante NYC claims top spot

 

The World's 50 Best Bars 2019 were revealed last night with New York’s Dante claiming the top spot. The top-ranked New York Bar which has seen multiple residencies in London over the past few years placed above London’s top bars The Connaught and The American Bar at the Savoy.

Also in the top 10 were more of our favourite international drinking spots, now familiar names due to regular popup…

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The Ivy Victoria takes over the old Jamie's Italian space in Victoria

The Ivy Collection's latest addition to its 36-strong restaurant emporium will be a 292-seater restaurant and bar called The Ivy Victoria,…

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Chick ‘n’ Sours to open in Spitalfields

Quirky fried-chicken outlet with a cult following, Chick ‘n’ Sours will open a fourth site in November. The 50-cover location in Spitalfields also features a new menu with plant-based offerings and a take-away option.…

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Chunky Buddha will serve up Asian tapas at Nightjar

 

After 10 years running one of the capital's very best bars, Nightjar is bringing in someone new to look after its food. Lee Chau Le is taking Chunky Buddha to the bar for an ongoing residency. 

Also at Truman Brewery’s JuJu’s Bar (and he appeared on Jason Atherton's Chef's Brigade), Lee will be combining his roots in New York and Bethnal Green with the background of his Chine…

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Casa do Frango brings its piri piri chicken to Shoreditch - and piri piri beer too

One of our readers' favourite restaurants in town is coming to Shoreditch. Expect their amazing piri piri chicken, brand new Portuguese dishes and piri piri beer too. …

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Judy Joo brings Seoul Bird to Westfield Shepherd’s Bush

Korean-American chef and television personality Judy Joo will bring a taste of Korea to the food court at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush. Seoul Bird will feature her famous double-fried chicken.…

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Patty & Bun set their burger sights on Carnaby

It's all change in Kingly Street this winter as Patty&Bun have just announced they've picked the location for their ninth restaurant, opening in November. So they'll be bringing along all the burgers you've loved from their other restaurants - but as it's a very early stage we're yet to hear if there are any new additions. 

They're currently in talks to take over the space occupied by Br…

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Brewdog team up with Biff’s Jack Shack to make BrewDog Dalston their first vegan bar

If beer and burgers are a match made in heaven, then vegan beer and vegan burgers must be the equivalent of nirvana for East London. That's presumably the thought process behind a new collaboration between BrewDog and Biff's Jack Shack.

The two companies have teamed up to make the brewer's Dalston location the group's first wholly vegan bar. So they'll be serving up vegan jackfruit based ‘junk’ f…

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Paradise By Way of Kensal Green wins the 2019 Croqueta Challenge

It might have been properly tipping it down outside at the time, but a whole bunch of London foodies were having a touch of the croqueta sweats at the 2019 Croqueta Challenge at Ember Yard.

Hot Dinners was one of a panel of four judges - including World Restaurant Awards founder (and our host for the evening) Joe Warwick, BBC Food Magazine's Lulu Grimes and supper club host Martha De Lacey.

There…

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The Nobu/KITH collaboration is now on sale at Selfridges

London's more fashionable foodies should hotfoot it over to Selfridges as soon as they can if they want any chance of getting hold of the latest KITH capsule collection with Nobu.

The 17 piece set just dropped at the brand's Selfridges store, but judging by the reaction on Instagram, lord knows how long it'll be in stock for.

On sale are a range of outfits that tie in with the Nobu brand. There a…

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Flat Iron X Winemakers Club in The City combines steak with magnums of wine

The next restaurant from steak masters Flat Iron is something of a departure. They'll be concentrating on bavette steak - and pairing that with a huge range of wines by the magnum.…

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Test Driving Allegra - Stratford goes up in the world with this elegant new restaurant

Taking over the seventh floor of The Straford, this high rise restaurant sees the former Head Chef of Chiltern Firehouse launch his solo vision in East London. …

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