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Test Driving L'Escargot - the Soho institution still has it

This classic French restaurant is a Soho stalwart and is still getting raves. We popped along to see why L'Escargot is still a Soho hit.  

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Dan Doherty found guilty of misconduct at The Royal Oak - updated

 

Updated 28/1/19 with responses from Dan and The Royal Oak

Was it really only yesterday that the restaurant scene on Twitter was wondering when the Me Too movement would finally touch down in London?

Seems like we didn't have too long to wait. Th…

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Milan's renowned Pasticceria Marchesi comes to London (and they're bringing the panettone)

Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Italy's institutions, serving up pastries and more since 1824. Now they're coming to London with all the favourites from the Milan original intact, including their classic panettone. …

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Cut and Grind launch London's first keto burger

Sure we've had bunless burgers before now. But if you're after the full burger experience without piling on the carbs, they're not really the same. So a new burger that's just launched in London may be the answer.

The Keto burger from Cut + Grind in King’s Cross and Boxpark Wembley is the brainchild of chef Sammy Aykak (previously at Zelman Meats and Burger & Lobster). He's put together an ag…

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We Are Vegan Everything vegan cafe opens in Hackney

Comfortably riding the vegan wave, We Are Vegan Everything is a vegan cafe in Hackney from the same people behind Camden Market vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht.…

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Beer and Burger Store opens in King's Cross

The third Burger and Beer store has come to King's Cross, so if you like both of those things - this is for you. And vegan burgers are on the menu too.…

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Test Driving Gizzi Erskine's Filth popup in Shoreditch - fast but guilt-free food

Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson have taken their dream to open plant-based burger shop Filth a step further with a three-month popup in Shoreditch. We went to check it out. …

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Butchies are hitting up royal hotspot Mahiki for a three month residency

We've been fans of Butchies' amazing chicken sandwiches since we first tried them years ago at Taste of London. Since then they've done popups and residencies and opened their first standalone restaurant in Shoreditch and a stall at Market Hall Fulham. But now, they're after the posh pound.

From the end of this month they'll be running a three month residency at royal hotspot Mahiki. And they've…

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Iconic Soho cafe Patisserie Valerie closes its doors on Old Compton Street

 It's not been a good week for Soho and Old Compton Street in particular. Five days ago, we heard that Ed's Easy Diner (on Old Compton Street since 1987) had closed its doors. And now it's the turn of Patisserie Valerie.

It's all sounding very familiar. A company starts with a bit of gentle growth in the 80s. It's then taken over and pushed to become a huge brand and chain - from eight branc…

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Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm is taking over at Claridge's

Updated 23/1/19 with confirmation

What: Davies and Brook

In a nutshell: Hugely influential NYC chef comes to iconic London hotel

Summing it all up: This sees Daniel Humm take over the main restaurant at Claridge's. With his Eleven Madison Park regularly touted as one of the very best restaurants in New York (not to mention topping the World's 50 Best list), the expectations for this London o…

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Ooty Indian restaurant is taking over the Galvin Bistrot site - with an ex VBL chef in charge

Taking the space that once held Galvin Bistrot De Luxe is Ooty Indian restaurant. It comes in three parts - a fine dining restaurant led by the ex head chef of Vineet Bhatia London, an underground cocktail bar and an all-day casual dining restaurant.…

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Pilgrim are the latest winners of My Million Pound menu

The winners of this week's My Million Pound Menu has been revealed - and this time it's the turn of Pilgrim, made up of Dave Bone (head chef) Jamie Duffield (front of house), and Anthony Power (marketing).

You may well have come across them in their previous pop-ups, where they cooked up a menu of Spanish Small plates and with a big focus on Spanish wine. It's all based on the food found on the C…

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Gunpowder Tower Bridge team up with Instagrammers to up their lunchtime sarnie game

If you've suspected for quite some time that your lunch game is a little off, then news of the latest lunch innovation at Gunpowder Tower Bridge will only serve to confirm that.

They've teamed up with four popular Instagrammers to create a series of lunchtime sandwiches. Each of them will be available for two weeks at a time during the working week to take away. As you might imagine, they not onl…

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