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Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana is the World's Best Restaurant for 2018

The results are in, and it's been a good year for Europe in general, grabbing six of the Top 10 restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But there could be only one winner and this year it was a return to the podium for Massimo Bottura and his Modena restaurant Osteria Francescana.

Bottura, in accepting the award, told his fellow chefs: "I'm going to use all these spotlights for all o…

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Lyle's, Sabor, Smokestak and more on the line-up for 2018's Auction Against Hunger

This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Put a 'meeting' in your google calendar, ward off any colleagues with an 'I'm far too busy to talk right now' look and get ready to buy your tickets to this year's Auction Against Hunger.

It's one of our favourite events in the London foodie calendar, supporting incredibly important charity work, and this year's line-up looks unmissable. Taking pl…

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Nanny Bills is taking over the John Lewis rooftop with their gravy-dipped burgers

 

Recently, John Lewis have been making quite a big deal of their Oxford Street rooftop in the summer - and this year their Summer of Sound music-themed rooftop kicked off with Butchies. Now it's time for a new crowd to take over the roof as Nanny Bills moves in from July. 

That means it's time for burgers - and gravy-dipped burgers, no less. The key burgers include:

  • The Dalston&nb…

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Tap13 serves up cocktails, wines and beers on tap in Tooting Broadway Market

Tooting Broadway Market's cool new tap room has something for everyone with everything from cocktails, wine and ciders to beer on tap. Oh and it's zero waste too.…

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Neapolitan pizzeria 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo is coming to London

Another one of Naples' top pizza restaurants is coming to London. This time it's the turn of iconic pizzeria 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, and it's all about the dough...…

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Nuno Mendes is opening a 16-seat resturant experience Maos in Shoreditch

Nuno Mendes' next project will be an intimate restaurant seating diners around one table in a space in Shoreditch.…

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Akira robatayaki and sushi will be the main restaurant at Japan House on Kensington High Street

Engawa chef Akira Shimizu is opening his own robatayaki and sushi restaurant in Japan's new cultural centre, Japan House on Kensington High Street.…

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The 2018 Great Architectural Bake-off's best cakes of London buildings

This weekend, bakers from London's top architectural firms and colleges got together for the annual WATG Great Architectural Bake-off. And if you're a fan of the showstopper section of the Great British Bake Off, then you're in for a treat.

Here are our favourite of this year's entries of London buildings rendered in sponge and buttercream. Enjoy.

The Barbican - Benoy [Winner]. Chocolate fudge, wa…

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Tom Kerridge is opening Kerridge's Bar and Grill at The Corinthia

His Buckinghamshire pub was the first pub to win two Michelin stars. Now Tom Kerridge is bringing some of that magic to London for his first restaurant in the city…

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Marianne Lumb is moving on from Marianne restaurant

Over the past five years, Marianne Lumb's restaurant Marianne has been quietly doing great business in Notting Hill. As David Sexton said in the Standard soon after the opening - "If then your idea of a good time is not seeing and being seen and making a lot of noise, just being unobtrusively extremely well-served, Marianne is a complete treat."

But now things are changing for the restaurant…

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Dan Doherty tells us about his new London pub The Royal Oak in Marylebone

The last three months have been a bit of a whirlwind for chef Dan Doherty. In April he announced he was leaving the restaurant which catapulted him to fame - the open-all-hours Duck & Waffle. Last month his TV show Britain's Best Home Cook launched and news of the restaurant he's opening in New York broke. But that's not enough to keep Dan busy because he's also opening a pub in Marylebone, T…

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Adam Handling's Frog E1 is moving to Hoxton Square and adding a cafe and bar

Adam Handling's empire is expanding still further. Hard on the heels of the news that he'll be running the food side of things at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, now we hear that his first restaurant Frog E1 is upping sticks and moving to Hoxton. He'll be taking over the old Byron site on Hoxton Square from this summer.

Here's what we know so far:

It'll be a 3-for-1 deal

The new site will have ro…

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Try glow-in-the-dark ice cream and inhale vanilla fog at SCOOP from Bompas & Parr

South London Willy Wonkas Bompas & Parr are at it again, this time with a seasonal ice-cream exhibition in King’s Cross that celebrates the dessert - with more than a few immersive installations.

SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream will be settling in for a summer residency at Gasholders London in King’s Cross. Inside, you’ll be able to marvel at all kinds of ice-cream ephemera as you soa…

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