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Test Driving Lyon's Seafood and Wine Bar - worth making the trip to Crouch End

Crouch End's dining scene has always been pretty interesting, but the arrival of a group with tonnes of restaurant experience to open this sustainable seafood and wine spot actually makes it worth crossing town to try.

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Harrods have opened H café - an all day eating and shopping space - in Henley

Well this was a bit sneaky. Harrods has opened its first standalone cafe outside London. H café opened its doors in Henley two days ago. The two floor spot on Market Place aims to be somewhere you can enjoy the Knightsbridge department store's food whilst also having a range of food, drink and home accessories gift ideas to shop from. Alternatively, you can just shop on the Harrods website and us…

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Baccala is bringing seafood and Italian wine to Bermondsey Street

Two Italian friends are behind this new seafood restaurant and wine bar on Bermonsey Street where the Italian wine selection is every bit as important as the fresh and raw fish being served up…

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Le Bun bring their burgers to Fitzrovia - and a cheeseburger scotch egg too

You wait for ages for a Le Bun burger pop-up and then two come along at once! Mere days after announcing their pop-up in the City (with special mash-ups), Le Bun are also going to be popping up in The Smuggler's Tavern in Fitzrovia. 

They'll have their usual menu of burgers with a little bit of French influence - but there are also two newcomers to the menu which do sound pretty great. First…

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Lucky and Joy settle down, bringing their Chinese-inspired food to Clapton

After pop-ups and residencies across town, Lucky and Joy are settling down in Clapton. Expect the usual Chinese-inspired food and drink in a restaurant with a kitsch feel. …

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Mthr is the high-rise dining room for The Collective in Canary Wharf

This Canary Wharf restaurant is on the 20th Floor of The Collective Canary Wharf, a huge "co-living" space. Open to everyone, they're aiming for an at-home vibe. t…

Read more: Mthr is the high-rise dining room for The Collective in Canary Wharf

The new Boulevard theatre is adding an art deco bar and restaurant

The Boulevard Theatre looks like being a very exciting addition to Soho - and it's bringing with it a brand new art-deco style restaurant and bar too. …

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Test Driving Emile in Shoreditch - a restaurant residency that's definitely worth catching

Popping up in Shoreditch for six months only, we head down to check out Emile - the restaurant from The Drapers Arms' Nick Gibson and chef Damian Clisby.…

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Waiter suspended at Brown's Hotel after asking Emma Thompson for a selfie

It's been a bad few days for a senior waiter at Charlie's at Brown's Hotel in Mayfair this week. According to The Sunday Times, having approached diner Emma Thompson for a selfie and been turned down, the waiter was summarily suspended from work.

When The Sunday Times contacted the Oscar-winning actress for a comment she was apparently 'horrified' by the decision and promptly called the hotel up…

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The Laundry sees Walton Lodge on Coldharbour Lane turning into an all day neighbourhood brasserie and bar

Taking over an Iconic building in Brixton is local entrepreneur Melanie Brown who also runs the New Zealand Wine Cellar in Pop Brixton. Brown is aiming to turn the old laundry into a two floored all day restaurant and bar.…

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CoCo Ichibanya is opening a second curry restaurant in Marylebone

Curry and rice are primarily the order of the day at the latest London outpost of this huge Japanese curry chain. …

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Le Bun are back - taking over New Street Grill and Old Bengal Bar with their truffle burgers

If you've been missing Le Bun's French-inspired burgers, then this is the news for you. They're kicking off a residency in The City at New Street Grill and Old Bengal Bar, taking over the food for four weekends. 

The burgers on the menu include

  • Double Double burger - double aged patty, double American cheese, truffle veal jam, truflle mayo
  • Truffle Honey Bacon Burger - aged beef patty,…

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Soho’s Ember Yard restaurant gets a big refurb and a new menu

Ember Yard, the fourth of the Salt Yard Group’s Spanish-Italian’s restaurants, will re-open its Soho doors with a new design and new menu after a month-long refurbishment.…

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Chucs is opening its latest Italian restaurant and cafe in Belgravia

The Chucs Restaurant & Cafe collection, specialising in modern European cuisine, will open a fifth site in Belgravia (its largest), which will also be its flagship store.…

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