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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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Deliveroo are starting their own restaurant awards, with Ashley Roberts and Giles Coren along for the ride

We're entering restaurant awards season but, before we even start, a new challenger has entered the ring. Deliveroo are starting their own restaurant awards - and it's not just limited to deliveries. 

They say they want to "shake up the sometimes stale approach to industry awards, bringing in fun new categories for a generation of social-media eaters". And to help them out with that, they've…

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Test Driving Double Standard - Adam Rawson does pub food

We're back in The Standard hotel to try out their second restaurant Double Standard - which sees Adam Rawson in charge of their pub food.  …

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El Pastor have opened a second Pastorcito, at Mercato Metropolitano

 Having only recently launched its first Pastorcito at the newly opened Arcade Food Theatre, the team behind El Pastor have already opened a second, this time at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle. The El Pastor spin off from the Hart Brothers and Crispin Somerville is inspired by the market taquerias of Mexico, and offers a short menu of tacos, ’Super Gringa’ wheat wraps, frozen m…

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What's going on in London over the August Bank Holiday weekend

It's the last big hurrah of the summer - three days for you to eat and drink your way round London. And - don't faint dead away now - it's actually supposed to be sunny as well! Here's what London's restaurants and bars have planned for the August bank holiday weekend.…

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Luke Selby and his brothers take on the next guest chef residency at Mortimer House

Mortimer House, a member’s club and workspace in Fitzrovia, has already hosted guest chef residencies from Elizabeth Haig and Oli Brown of duck duck goose, and next up is Luke Selby, who you may recognise from Great British Menu. As well as starring on the BBC series, Luke was previously head chef at Ollie Dabbous’ Hide, which he left earlier this year to pursue his own projects.

Luke will be joi…

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Tonkotsu is bringing their ramen to Peckham

This will be the eleventh Tonkotsu in London as they bring their ramen and dumplings to Peckham. …

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Burger and Lobster unveil their own spicy lobster nuggets

Inspired by the recent launch of McDonald's Spicy McNuggets (which are... not that spicy), Burger and Lobster have decided to do their own version. So they're launching Spicy Lobster Nuggets - but you'll have to know how to order them before you can get your hands on them. 

They will be offering six lobster nuggets - made with chunks of fresh Atlantic lobster - in a spicy batter and paired w…

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Sri-Lankan Restaurant Kolamba to Open on Kingly Street this Autumn

Sri Lankan family recipes will bring the rustic side of the island’s cuisine to a contemporary space in Soho…

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Pizza Pilgrims are putting on a special dessert pizza for their birthday

We're all for a birthday celebration and the one currently on for Pizza Pilgrims' seventh birthday is right up our street. They've introduced a special birthday guest pizza, that's perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

The creator is Jemma, founder of London bakery Crumbs and Doilies, who came up with the Biscoff S’more Brownie for the pizza group's birthday. It features Mascarpone, Biscoff crea…

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