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Swedish-style cafe Soderberg is opening in Soho's Berwick Street

Popular Scottish chain Söderberg is expanding to London, bringing their cardamom buns and open sarnies to Soho's Berwick Street.

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The Sea, The Sea in Chelsea is fishmonger by day, seafood and Champagne bar by night

This latest addition to Chelsea's Pavilion Road sees the co-founder of Bonnie Gull opening a fishmonger and deli which transforms into a seafood bar in the evening. And he's bringing along a few friends to help too...…

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Henry Harris' latest pub is now The Crown in Chiswick

This is the fourth pub to be launched by famed chef Henry Harris, following successes elsewhere in town. This time the food will have a Mediterranean vibe. …

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Lyaness is the replacement for World's Best Bar Dandelayn at Sea Containers

Over the course of two days last October, top London bartender and bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana caused quite a storm on the London bar scene when he announced the closure of the hugely popular Dandelyan in the same week as it took the No 1 slot in the World's Best Bars list.

Now he's revealing more about what he has planned for the space's next incarnation. In an exclusive interview with Drinks…

Read more: Lyaness is the replacement for World's Best Bar Dandelayn at Sea Containers

Test Driving Din Tai Fung - the dumpling powerhouse hits London

 

With all the hype over the opening of their first London restaurant, could Din Tai Fung live up to expectations? We went to check out the famous Taiwanese dumpling chain's Covent Garden restaurant.…

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X-Upper is bringing gourmet sausages to Islington's Upper Street

A new restaurant that's specialising in just the one thing is opening in Islington. X-Upper is all about gourmet sausages and they've rustled up some impressive chefs to create them. …

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The Buxton is a pub with rooms on Brick Lane where the guest roof terrace comes with a hot tub

The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they're opening this pub and hotel on Brick Lane where the rooftop terrace features an honesty bar and hot tub.…

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Heston Blumenthal creates chocolate scotch eggs for Easter at Waitrose

Is too early to bring you an Easter story? Well just in case you're the kind of person who likes to do some serious advance planning around your seasonal chocolate consumption, we've just clapped eyes on these creations of Heston Blumenthal.

The Chocolate Scotch Egg is going to be one of two Heston specials planned for his Easter collection at Waitrose. That 'yolk' is actually made from mango and…

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Da Terra at the Town Hall Hotel sees a top San Sebastian and an ex-Aulis chef open in Bethnal Green

The space that once housed Viajante and The Typing Room will now be a modern Latin American restaurant run by two chefs who arrive here via The Fat Duck, Fera and the Michelin-starred restaurant Amelia San Sebastian.…

Read more: Da Terra at the Town Hall Hotel sees a top San Sebastian and an ex-Aulis chef open in Bethnal Green

Inigo are bringing their sushi handrolls to Selfridges

The latest pop-up to hit Selfridges' Food Hall comes in the form of sushi rolls from Inigo. You might have seen them in the City (and formerly in Soho) but if not, they're best known for their sushi hand rolls - essentially supersized sushi rolls, more the size of a burrito.

At Selfridges, they'll have their usual rolls on offer. So that includes Salmon Avo and Spicy Tuna rolls (using a…

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AOK Kitchen will be a gluten and dairy-free restaurant and bakery in Marylebone

Looking for a healthy restaurant in Marylebone that's all gluten and dairy-free. Then it sounds like AOK kitchen may be just the thing. AND there's a gluten-free bakery too. …

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Darjeeling Express's Asma Khan teams up with Haché for the Lotus Burger

 

Yes, we may have only just been talking about veggie burgers, but another has popped up on our radar that's well worth your attention.

Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express (and imminent Chef's Table star) is teaming up with Haché for this special. It's the Lotus Burger and it's an Indian Ayurvedic-inspired, veggie burger including "a turmeric-flavoured brioche bun, Bengali Chop vegetab…

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The Gun reopens in Spitalfields - same address but new building

When the Spitalfields pub The Gun served its last pint in 2015, most folk thought that was the end of an institution that had been around these parts in one guise or another since the sixteenth century. But it's now resurfaced once again - opening up in the new ground floor of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange development.

It's not the first time the pub's moved or even been rebuilt. It began li…

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Crosstown are bringing their doughnuts to Hammersmith

The last few years have seen Crosstown Doughnuts expanding all across London and they're getting ready to open their latest outpost. This will be their Hammersmith branch - and is also the first time they've appeared in West London. So, if you're a fan of their sourdough doughnuts and you live or work in Hammersmith, this one's for you. 

But it's not just Hammersmith that's getting a dose of…

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Test Driving The French House in Soho with Neil Borthwick in command

 

Neil Borthwick has taken over the kitchen at The French House and is getting rave reviews. We popped down to check out the menu. …

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