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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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The Black Book in Soho sees former members' bar TRADE become a wine bar for all

It used to be known as TRADE, the members' bar for people in the hospitality business, but now it's being replaced by The Black Book, a new wine bar that's open to all of Soho.

The team running things is still the same - Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset (Blandford Comptoir), and will focus "rare and interesting" wines alongside a brasserie-style menu. So wines by the glass will include San…

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Test Driving Sollip - something quite unique in Bermondsey

Sollip in Bermondsey takes some of the European cooking techniques that the owners have great experience in and mixes in their Korean background to offer something quite unique to Londoners. We went down to try it out. …

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Kol is the London restaurant from Noma Mexico's Santiago Lastra

He was the man behind the launch of Noma Mexico and now Santiago Lastra is opening his own restaurant in London called Kol. It'll feature Mexican cuisine with UK ingredients. …

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The Dairy returns - opening up in Bermondsey on Tower Bridge Road

It's been a tumultous few weeks for Robin and Sarah Gill, owners of The Dairy in Clapham. Three weeks ago they made the sad announcement that they were having to close their much loved restaurant. It was a decision that was met with genuine sadness by its legions of fans.

At the time they certainly did hint that it wouldn't be the complete death knell for the restaurant. But even we couldn't have…

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Shake Shack release their Vegan ShackBurger in London

Kicking off this week, vegan Londoners have a new burger to try. Shake Shack are unveiling their first ever vegan burger in the UK on Tuesday and they're hoping it'll hit the sweet spot with those on a plant-based diet..

The Vegan ShackBurger is billed as a twist on the classic ShackBurger. The patty itself is stuffed with vegetables, grains and herbs including kale, quinoa, sweet potatoes. That'…

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Hampton Court gets two new restaurants with Coppernose and 1665 at The Mitre

 

A brand new 5-star hotel, The Mitre, is opening right next to Hampton Court very soon. The building has been there for a few hundred years now but it's just had a boutique hotel overhaul. Ahead of the hotel rooms opening, they've opened the two riverside restaurants there.

In charge of the food is Ronnie Kimbugwe who, after working with Gordon Ramsay in Claridges for six years, launche…

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Mark Jarvis takes charge of the food at Liv in Belgravia

Mark Jarvis, best known for launching Anglo, as well as Stem and Neo Bistro, is getting ready for his next project. He's joined Liv restaurant in Belgravia (which opened last year) as Chef Director and he's bringing along another Anglo alumnus as head chef, Joe Laker (pictured above and who was also sous chef at St Leonards). 

At the new location, we're told to expect "an eclectic mix of sea…

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