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Test Driving Barboun - a classy Levantine spot on Great Eastern Street

From the group that brought us Yosma and Hovarda comes Barboun - an all day spot in Shoreditch with food inspired by all things Levantine.

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Caravan open a cafe at The Savoy hotel on the Strand

Caravan coffee are starting 2020 strong with a big new tie-in with The Savoy. Not only will they be supplying their coffee throughout the five star hotel, but they've also taken over the hotel's Melba coffee store on The Strand.

The new coffee shop, which opened today, can be found on the corner of Savoy Court and The Strand and will be open from very early in the morning for anyone dashing to wo…

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Zia Lucia are bringing their pizzas to Aldgate East

With restaurants in Islington and Hammersmith already, Zia Lucia have won many fans for their pizzas - available in four types of dough from vegetable charcoal to the more traditional. This sees them heading to the City with their third pizza restaurant. …

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Palm Greens plant-based residency pops up in King's Cross Square

If you're full of good intentions over the food you're going to put in your body in 2020, then new King's Cross residency Palm Greens is looking for your business. Having roamed around the markets of East London since summer and with a residency at Netil House, this plant-based breakfast and lunch spot is now landing in King's Cross.

They'll be taking over a space on King's Cross Square for three…

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Daisuke Hayashi to preview Roketsu restaurant at Brown's Hotel

It seems that a high-profile residency is becoming a key thing to do before you open your own restaurant these days. The residencies at 10 Heddon Street are the best examples and now chef Daisuke Hayashi is getting ready to preview his new Mayfair restaurant Roketsu with a residency at Brown's.

Hayashi came to London after training at the Kikunoi Ryotei restaurant in Kyoto and has…

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Guy Ritchie's new Fitzrovia pub The Lore of the Land serves beer and venison from his country estate

Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.…

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Clapham's Counter culture gets a new vegan residency with Alter

It's time for a change at Counter Culture, the small restaurant next to The Dairy (and by the same people) which runs regularly changing residencies. This time it's the turn of Alter, for an all-vegan takeover. Alter is founded by Andy Hogben, who has previously worked at Dabbous, Som Saa and Kym’s and offers vegan food with street-food influences. 

The menu will change over the pe…

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Yard Sale are going vegan - but not just for January

It is - as they say - Veganuary, when you're encouraged to go fully plant-based for a month. But Yard Sale Pizza are going one step further. They already have one popular vegan pizza on the menu - now they're adding three more as permanent additions. 

The new pizzas are: 

  • American Hot - Tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, vegan pepperoni (which they've created themselves) & guindi…

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Tower Hill is the next opening for nikkei grab & go restaurant Waka

They're already in White City and (re) opened in the City late last year - now Waka are bringing their next Nikkei (Peruvian/Japanese) outlet to Tower Hill, on the edge of St Katharine Docks. …

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Ogam Korean tapas bar has opened in Islington

 

While wandering through Angel over the Christmas break, we spotted this restaurant that opened somewhat under the radar in December. Owner Tae Yeol Kim was apparently International Korean cup Championship 2015 Winner Bartender and is also a Korea traditional alcohol Ambassador. Ogam will serve up a Korean tapas menu (obviously) in a small restaurant that's primarily counter seating. At…

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Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts leaves Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck group after 20 years

It's all change at the Fat Duck Group in 2020 following an announcement on New Year's Day by their executive head chef of Dinner at Heston, Ashley Palmer-Watts that he was leaving.

Posting on social, the chef at the two Michelin-star restaurant said: "After 20 incredible years, it is time for me to move on from Bray for a new chapter and to take on fresh challenges. I will initially be spending s…

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Test Driving Pacific  - Shaun Presland's popup at 10 Heddon Street

Aussie chef Shaun Presland is the latest chef to pop up for a residency at 10 Heddon Street. We went along to try his much-vaunted take on sushi. …

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Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old Robuchon site on West Street

New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.…

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Din Tai Fung bring their dumplings to Centre Point

After launching to huge fanfare in Covent Garden, a second Din Tai Fung was always on the cards. Now they're taking over the space that used to be Vivi at Centre Point where you can get more of their amazing xiaolongbao.…

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