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Test Driving Xier - Carlo Scotto puts on an epic modern tasting menu

Chef Carlo Scotto has a new take on the traditional tasting menu. We went down to Xier in Marylebone to see what the 10-course epic has to offer. 

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A three course dessert-only restaurant is popping up at the Angel Islington

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If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also nam…

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Plu is a modern French restaurant in St John's Wood

Headed up by Elliot Moss, Plu in St John's Wood is going to offer a single tasting menu every night using Modern French fine dining techniques. …

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Plant-based pizzas come to King's Road with Humble Pizza

Vegan and vegetarian pizzas are the order of the day at this very pink Chelsea plant-based pizza palace. …

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Mark Wahlberg brings Wahlburgers to London in Covent Garden

Is London ready for another US burger invasion. The brothers behind Wahlburgers certainly think so as they have their sights set on Covent Garden for the first in a probable UK expansion of their burger brand.…

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Jump the MCC waiting list by dining with top chefs at the Lord's Dining Club

It currently takes upwards of 29 years to reach the top of the membership waiting list at Lord's. But if you don't have that sort of staying power, you can enjoy the benefits of eating in the cricket club's Grade II* listed Pavilion as part of the Lord's Dining Club.

While the club may be all about tradition, the chefs they've chosen to partner with this year are all about innovation. So there's…

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Honest Burgers and Farmdrop team up for a bacon, cheese and foraged wild garlic burger

It's burger special time again as Honest Burgers unveil their special collaboration for May. This time, they're teaming up with Farmdrop, the farmers market delivery service (and don't forget you can get £25 off your first order with them right here). 

It's called the Spring and, on top of the Honest Burgers patty, includes:

  • 12-18 mo Montgomery Cheddar from Manor Farm in Somerset
  • Organ…

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Circolo brings OTT Sicilian food to Fitzrovia from the Big Mamma team

They've already had a huge success with Gloria in Shoreditch and now the Big Mamma Group are opening their second London restaurant. This time it's Circolo, where the emphasis is on Sicilian in an over-the-top style. …

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Dishoom supersize their breakfast with a Double Bacon Naan

Be still our beating hearts. One of London's most beloved breakfast dishes - the Dishoom Bacon Naan is getting an upgrade. From next week, the cult group are bringing in a range of new morning delights, key of which is the Double Bacon Naan. Featuring double the usual amount of smoked streaky bacon stuffed into freshly baked naan, with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs - it'll set y…

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Fitzroy in Cornwall is the latest opening from Primeur, Western's Laundry folk

 

They already have three hit restaurants in London with Primeur, Westerns Laundry and Jolene and now the same team are heading down to Cornwall. David Gingell (who grew up in Cornwall) and Jeremie Cometto are bringing Fitzroy to the harbour town of Fowey. 

Being so close to the sea means that yes, daily catches will be a big thing on the menu. As a result, it will be highly se…

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Ember on Brick Lane comes from a former Come Dine With Me winner

Former Come Dine with Me winner Craig McAlpine has set up his own restaurant on Brick Lane. As you might guess from the name, there's a lot of cooking over an ember grill with an ever-changing seasonal menu. …

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New London restaurants coming in May 2019

It's time to run down the new restaurants that will be coming your way in May. The upcoming month sees Irish-influenced menus, bao buns and karaoke, top cocktails and a restaurant that's been five years in the making...…

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Test Driving Lorne: a calm oasis in the streets around Victoria station

If you're looking for a lovely place near Victoria for lunch or dinner, that's slightly away from the madding crowds, you couldn't do better than this neighbourhood spot.…

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Three Uncles serves up Cantonese roast meats at Holloway's Nag's Head Market

Three Uncles is coming to Holloway's Upper Place market with authentic Cantonese roasted meats. Find out what's on the menu...…

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