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Chez Maiss is a new Hammersmith wine bar

Heading to the tube at Hammersmith and really fancy a good glass of wine? This could be the place. 

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Darby's will be Robin Gill's Irish-influenced restaurant at Embassy Gardens

An Irish-influenced menu will be on offer at the ground floor at Robin Gill's next restaurant Darby’s – and also at the development’s incredible Sky Pool 10 stories up.…

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Hello Darling to open in Waterloo with Masterchef winner Natalie Coleman as resident chef

Coleman has teamed up with theatrical set designers Darling and Edge to create a new concept with lavish art-filled interiors and bright, fun food to match.…

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 Flamboree brings the tarte flambee from Alsace to Old Street

Neil Witney (previously La Bodega Negra, E&O etc) is behind Old Street’s Flamboree which is putting a contemporary spin on the tarte flambée…

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Jason Atherton is Relaunching Little Social as No.5 Social

Jason Atherton is closing his Little Social restaurant and launching a new concept in its place. Whereas Little Social was focused on French bistro food, No.5 Social will be all about seasonal British produce and will be led by Executive Chef Kostas Papathanasiou…

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My Million Pound Menu's BBQ Dreamz take to the rooftop at John Lewis on Oxford Street

Despite the recent chill, London's summer plans are well underway and the latest spot to reveal their colours for the season are John Lewis. They're bringing in My Million Pound Menu winners BBQ Dreamz for their rooftop space this summer. The newly titled Filipino concept, Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen will serve up all manner of treats. Here's the menu: 

  • Lechon Kawali - Crispy fragrant p…

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Pergola Paddington Returns for 2019 with a Smash Patty from Patty and Bun

Pergola Paddington has just announced its return for 2019 and it looks like west Londoners are in for another good summer of food and drink. Kicking off on 2nd May, the two-level venue will have a fully al fresco rooftop as usual, but this year they’ve also raised part of the roof downstairs, allowing sunshine and fresh air to pour in – though plenty of it is still covered for when the inevitable…

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Test Driving Pied a Terre - classic Michelin-star dining keeping it fresh in Fitzrovia

For almost three decades this French restaurant has been looking after folk on Charlotte Street. We went to see why Pied a Terre has stood the test of time.…

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Sons and Daughters comes to King's Cross from the Pidgin duo

James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy already have a winner with Pidgin and now they're looking to open a more casual restaurant in King's Cross. …

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Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat is at the centre of a social media and cultural appropriation storm

Have you seen rather a lot of mentions about Gordon Ramsay in the news and on various social channels over the past few days? If you're wondering what exactly is going on, let us enlighten you...

Gordon Ramsay is no stranger to controversy but even he probably couldn’t have predicted the fallout that followed a menu preview for his new restaurant, Lucky Cat, which took place in London last W…

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A Nobu Hotel is coming to Marylebone's Portman Square

The hotel business really does seem to be booming in London at the moment. Merely days after the confirmation of the NoMad hotel in Covent Garden, we now have news of the opening of a new London Nobu hotel. Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, it's their second London hotel (along with two other restaurants), after the first opened in Shoreditch. 

This time they're movin…

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Shaun Presland, top Aussie sushi chef is opening Pacific in London's Soho

It's been common knowledge for a while that Australian chef Shaun Presland had his sights set on opening a restaurant here in London. But last week, we finally found out exactly where. He's opening Pacific, taking over the space recently vacated by Foxlow on Lower James Street in Soho.

If you're wondering why this is big news, well Shaun's a hugely well-respected Aussie chef, who's spent yea…

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Yaki Yaki are serving up taiyaki, matcha soft serves and a croiyaki in Covent Garden

Covent Garden has a new dessert spot that you should expect to see popping up on your Insta feed from now on. Yaki Yaki is all about the Japanese waffle cones taiyaki and opened a week ago just off St Martin's Lane.

The specialist taiyaki shop will be serving up the traditional fish shaped waffles in two sizes - mini and regular. The minis come in batches of three filled with either vanilla custa…

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Elizabeth Haigh launches a two month residency at Mortimer House

If you’ve been wondering where Elizabeth Haigh, the chef that won a Michelin Star at Pidgin, was going to pop up next, then you’ll be glad to hear she has a new central London residency starting in May. While we wait for her first permanent restaurant, you’ll soon be able to to catch her new eight week residency at Mortimer House, a member’s club and workspace in Fitzrovia.

Head Chef Lello Favuzz…

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