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Tincture is the no-waste bar by Carl Brown under Simplicity Burger

A very promising new cocktail bar is opening right underneath Neil Rankin's Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane. It's led by Carl Brown, best known as former Daru-walla at Dishoom aka “the drinks guy”, their main bar development manager and former YBF winner.

His new bar, Tincture, follows the lead set by Simplicity Burger above, with plant-based and no-waste being a key focus. The cocktails wil…

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Cocotte rotisserie is opening in Parson's Green

After launching in Notting Hill and Hoxton, the next outpost for French rotisserie restaurant Cocotte is Parson's Green. Expect the slow-cooked rotisserie chicken to be the centre of the menu - plus a lot of salads too. …

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The Levan team are opening Larry's, a New York-style all day spot in Peckham

The team that brought us Salon and Levan are opening a second Peckham spot. Larry's is inspired by the corner restaurants and delis of New York.…

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Pachamama announce Chinatown restaurant by insulting Chinatown - updated

It's Restaurant Marketing #101 (not to mention common decency) not to insult the cuisine of the country whose food you're serving up, but that lesson seems to have eluded someone at Pachamama.

In an email sent out to their mailing list yesterday promoting both Chinese New Year, which in 2020 is the Year of the Rat, and their upcoming new Chinese noodle restaurant Yiu Fat Noodle, they've written (…

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Now you can dine by the Spice Girls staircase at St Pancras

If you're after a dining experience with a difference we have just the thing for you. You could say we're telling you what you want, what you really, really want.

The St. Pancras Renaissance has just started offering guests the chance to dine beneath the hotel's famous staircase. Now they'll make a big song and dance about it being "the soul behind Sir George Gilbert Scott’s architectural design"…

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Megan's dog-friendly restaurant is coming to Islington

After success in south and west London, Megan's are opening in the Islington Square development, just off Upper Street. They'll have their usual Mediterranean menu and, of course, will welcome dog owners with open arms. …

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Luciana Berry takes over Mortimer House for a Brazilian feast

Mortimer House has been getting some interesting chefs in for residencies and that looks set to continue as ex-Masterchef Professional Luciana Berry (she reached the semi-final in 2014) takes over in February. 

Berry was brought up in Salvador before moving to London to set up a catering business that specialised in Brazilian food. Taking over the fifth floor for a month, she'll be…

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Smokey Kudu and Little Kudu see Peckham's Kudu restaurant empire expanding

The team behind popular Peckham venue Kudu are opening a new tapas restaurant and cocktail bar, both on the same road as the original. …

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Townsend will be the new restaurant and cafe at The Whitechapel Gallery

Taking over the restaurant space at The Whitechapel Gallery is an ex-Garden Cafe and Petersham Nurseries duo with an exciting modern British menu planned.…

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Test Driving Paradise in Soho - hot in every sense of the word

Taking over the old Spuntino site, this new Sri Lankan spot feels like instant hit material with everything from the decor and snacks to drinks channelling Columbo via East London.…

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Hoppers is bringing their Sri Lankan food to Kings Cross

Hoppers, the Sri Lankan and South Indian street food-influenced restaurant, is opening a third restaurant in London, following the success of its Soho and St Christopher’s Place outlets. Its Pancras Square venue in Kings Cross will be home to a menu exclusive to that site and the biggest bar of its venues.…

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Join a brigade of top chefs at the Action Against Hunger dinner at White City House

There's an all-star line-up at Soho House's White City House next week for a special charity dinner.

Hus Vedat, Neil Rankin, Josh Katz, Sabrina Ghayour, Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save are all coming together for an evening of top drawer food in aid of Action Against Hunger, a global nonprofit that works to ensure everyone has access to clean water, food, training and healthcare.

The dinner, hoste…

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The Tiffany Blue Box cafe is coming to Harrods - yes, there will be breakfast

Cueing lots of talk about "breakfast at Tiffany's" Harrods is about to get a brand new cafe in conjunction with the famed jeweller. They're launching The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe which will be landing in Harrods - the first time it's appeared in Europe (the original launched two years ago in New York, of course). 

As you can expect it'll look very pretty with their Tiffany blue being used throu…

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The Great Sausage Roll Off announce the 2020 competitors list

There are a few key food competitions in the London calendar that we always pay attention to - namely the Scotch Egg Challenge, the Croqueta Challenge and the Great Sausage Roll Off. 

It's the last of those that we turn our attention to today. This competitive sausage roll competition, held at The Red Lion pub in Barnes, has been going since 2013. Described (by themselves) as "a bit like the…

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Flat Earth's plant-based pizzas are back at The Plough in Homerton

After a successful pop-up at The Hive last year, Rich Baker and Sarah Brading's Flat Earth is back with plant-based pizzas using sustainable ingredients. Last year they were first runner up in the 2019 Sustainable Lifestyle Awards best restaurant of the year - and now they're opening at The Plough in Homerton for a long-term residency. …

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