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London's restaurant folk react to Marco Pierre White on women in kitchens

Another day, another restaurant opening - that's the cue for another interview from chef Marco Pierre White in which he holds forth, spouting all sorts of nonsense. This time it's via a restaurant interview with the Irish Independent in which Pierre White throws out all manner of sexist claptrap. 

It's a predictable cycle which once again has resulted in loads of press coverage for the 'rent…

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Adam Byatt takes over Brown's with Charlie's restaurant

Best known for his Michelin-starred Trinity in Clapham, Adam Byatt is taking on the food at classic hotel Brown's in Mayfair with Charlie's. There will be some trolley action too. …

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Yard Sale Pizza are opening on Hackney Road - and they're bringing calzones

With pizza restaurants in Finsbury Park, Clapton, Walthamstow and Leyton - it's now time for Hackney Road to join the Yard sale Gang. And there are some new calzones on the menu...…

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Lewis Hamilton gets into the plant-based burger biz with Neat Burger

Already one of the more famous vegans, Lewis Hamilton is now opening his very own plant-based burger restaurant, Neat Burger, just off Regent Street. …

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New London restaurants coming in September 2019

As we enter autumn, there are a lot of new restaurant openings on the horizon. From new places by Richard Corrigan and Jason Atherton through to chicken and waffles from Nas and lots more besides - there's much to get excited about in September.…

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Test Driving Wun's - a 60s-style Hong Kong late night spot you won't want to leave

The team behind Bun House have turned this, their first restaurant in Soho, into a late-night drinking dive where the food and cocktails compete for your attention.…

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West African restaurant Akoko to launch in Fitzrovia with a MasterChef - The Professionals finalist in charge

Akoko is the first project from last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila. He'll be opening this West-African influenced restaurant in Fitztovia…

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Spelzini in Shoreditch to become Luigi’s Bar at night

 

There’s a bit of a shake up happening at Spelzini, the Italian cafe within the Forge and Co co-working space on Shoreditch High Street. During the day it is to remain Spelzini, offering, sandwiches, salads, and coffee, but from September 26 onwards it will now be known as Luigi’s Bar in the evenings.

Although Spelzini currently has an evening offering, Luigi’s Bar is to apparently have all…

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Pick and Cheese at Seven Dials Market will be London's (nay the world's) first cheese conveyor belt restaurant

If you've ever wondered what entirely new delights the London food scene held for jaded city dwellers, then behold the new cheese conveyor belt restaurant coming your way.…

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Angela Hartnett is bringing Cafe Murano to Bermondsey Street

Bermondsey is the next location for Angela Hartnett's Murano spinoff, with classic Italian dishes and cocktails on the menu.…

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The Breakfast Club is opening its second Soho restaurant

This is the second Soho opening for The Breakfast Club, back to where it all began (nearby in 2005. They'll be serving up all-day breakfasts, of course, and hopefully less of a queue. …

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Action Against Hunger Launches Streatfest festival with a starry line-up

 

Action Against Hunger, the charity with a mission to end child hunger, has a long relationship with the UK restaurant scene, with many a successful campaign and fundraiser event over the years. And this year, they are kicking off their annual Love Food Give Food campaign with a brand new one-off festival at Flat Iron Square on 11th September.

Called Streatfest, the line up of chefs will inc…

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Britain's best butchers celebrated at Paternoster Chop House

A London restaurant is putting on a two week carnivore's menu that sounds like the kind of thing Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson would heartily approve of. For two weeks this September, Paternoster Chophouse (aka the First Dates restaurant) will be showcasing the work of Britain's best butchers.

The six butchers from around the country - who are collectively known as the British Beefeaters - w…

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Kiss the Hippo is opening a second cafe in Fitzrovia

Opening their second cafe (after Richmond) Kiss the Hippo will offer sustainably sourced coffee as well as breakfast, lunch, and pastries. …

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Calum Franklin, Gizzi Erskine and more to cook at Goatober London 2019

Having launched in New York back in 2011, Goatober is now an annual fixture in major cities around the world, including London, where it was introduced in 2016 by James Whetlor of Cabrito Goat Meat. Celebrating all things goat, this year’s line up of events in London is sounding excellent.

To kick things off, there’s a launch event on 1 October at Brigade Bar + Kitchen with Calum Franklin, Gizzi…

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