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Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse is coming to Kings Cross Coal Drops Yard

You might mainly know Alain Ducasse for his three-Michelin-starred restaurant in London (and many more in Paris) but the man also has his own Chocolate enterprise. Until now, the chocs have only been available in Paris or from the Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge  - as well as the Eurostar departure lounge at Gare du Nord - and now it's coming to London.

It's not straying too far from the…

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Wingmans have chosen Kilburn for their first permanent restaurant

Fans of roving pop-up Wingmans can now get their saucy chicken wing fix in Kilburn where they’ve moved into their first proper home, complete with a fully stocked bar, a late license, and best of all, a brand new, expanded menu.…

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The Hart brothers have smashed their crowdfunding targets for a King's Cross Barrafina

When The Hart Bros Group (the folk behind Barrafina and El Pastor) announced a crowdfunding drive for a King's Cross Barrafina, it seemed like it'd be a sure thing. But it's fair to say that no-one thought it would be this successful.

The funding just opened this morning, had a target of £750,000 and at the time of writing (less than a couple of hours later), it already reached £1.6 million.…

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Test Driving The Duke of Richmond - Tom Oldroyd becomes a publican

Tom Oldroyd has followed up his first restaurant by turning Landlord at the Duke of Richmond. We head along to the pub to find out more...…

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Claude Bosi unveils a new-look oyster bar at Bibendum

Just over a year since he opened his restaurant at Bibendum, Claude Bosi has unveiled a new look Oyster Bar on the building's ground floor.

The oyster bar was closed earlier this year for a bit of a do-over and the new design sounds tres chic. There's a six-seater oyster bar, as well as open kitchens and the ever-popular florist.

At the oyster bar they'll be serving nine varieties of oyster from…

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Farmer J is opening a second restaurant for healthy food in The City

If you secretly, or not so secretly just bloody love a good health food fad, then the new Farmer J’s the place for you, with an expanded menu that's as nutritious as it is on-trend.…

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Fat Duck, St John and Hedone all in World's 50 Best Restaurant List 2018 51-100

As the restaurant world prepares for next week's reveal of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2018, the creators of the list have amped up the excitement by releasing in advance the second half of the list from 51 to 100. The reason you want to pay attention to this is it's a good way to work out what may be new to the list that really matters next week.

So, right now there are three UK res…

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St John’s Wood​ ​is getting their own The Gate, and that means vegan brunch

Given they’ve been in business since the 80s, it’s no surprise The Gate know a thing or two about veggie and vegan cooking. Now they’re taking their plant-based knowhow to St John's Wood, with a new restaurant that’ll have brunch, lunch and a newly extended menu.…

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La Mia Mamma brings a rotating series of Italian chefs to Chelsea

La Mia Mamma is trying something different from your traditional Italian restaurant. They'll be focusing on specific regions of Italy at a time - and to help with that, they're importing Italians "Mammas" from the regions to create the menus.…

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Din Tai Fung is coming to London, bringing their xiaolongbao to Covent Garden and Centre Point

12/6/18 - updated with more info

What: Din Tai Fung London

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse comes to London

Summing it all up: The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant is coming to London with steamed soup dumplings and lots more... …

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Test Driving Temper Covent Garden - Neil Rankin's winning pizza joint

Neil Rankin is back with his third Temper - this time in Covent Garden - and it's all about pizza. We head along to see how he's put his stamp on it.…

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Belsize Park’s newest pub is The Belrose, and they’ve got a south-facing beer garden

Whether you’re after brunch, lunch, pizza or charcuterie, the Belrose should have you covered. And while you wait for your food, you may as well quaff a pint of their homemade IPA in their south-facing beer garden… …

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At Borough’s Yen Burger, swap your burger cheese for kimchi and shiso

Yen Nguyen is brings her East-meets-West burger chain idea to life, featuring ingredients like shiso, edamame and kimchi on gluten-free buns from Bread Ahead.…

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Soho's Kiln is crowned top restaurant in the UK at the 2018 National Restaurant Awards

The National Restaurant Awards have been announced and it's very good news for Soho's Kiln. Last year it was a new entry at number nine - and now it's jumped right to the top of the list. And it's not the only restaurant Ben Chapman has in the top 100 as the new Smoking Goat in Shoreditch also makes it to number 68. 

Another big winner is Sabor - the Nieves Barragan restaurant (who also won…

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Grab a selection of sweets and savouries at Knightsbridge’s new Platter

Whether you’re two people heading to the Hyde Park, or a bigger group eating in, catering firm Platter are setting up a permanent spot in Kensington to suit.…

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