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Humble Grape wine bar and shop is opening in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.

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Test Driving Arros QD - Quique Dacosta does paella and more

Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (with many Michelin stars to his name) has come to Fitzrovia with his first UK restaurant. The paella is a big deal, and we head along to see what else the restaurant has to offer. …

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Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen comes to the Tate alongside his exhibition

Starting in July, Tate Modern's latest exhibition is Olafur Eliasson: In real life - from the artist who brought us The Weather Project in the Tate's Turbine Hall (that was the one with the big sun suspended in the middle). But he's not just bringing over an exhibition, he's bringing a restaurant too. …

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Black Rock expands with a whisky hotel, pub and a blend-your-own room

You might remember that a couple of years ago, we tried out a one-room hotel in London - above the Black Rock Whisky bar. Well, that's going through a bit of a change - planning to become what they're calling "London's first Whisky hotel".

Black Rock, the whisky bar previously only in the basement, is taking over the whole building. The bar remains the same downstairs - but there are three new ad…

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Ex-River Cafe chef Shuli Wimer launches The Fancy Fork at Farmer J in the City

A City restaurant has brought in an exciting new chef to charge up its evening offering. By day Farmer J serves up breakfasts and 'field trays' for lunch to City workers beside Monument. By evening it'll now turn into The Fancy Fork - with chef Shuli Wimer running the kitchen.

Wimer, who was born in Galilee, trained up at L28 in Tel Aviv and then spent five years working at The River Cafe in Lond…

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Trivet is the London Bridge restaurant from ex Fat Duck head chef and sommelier

The ex-Fat Duck Executive Head Chef's next venture will be in London and that he's also teaming up with another Fat Duck Alumni, Master Sommelier Isa Bal.…

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Taking over from Magpie will be Chris Leach and David Carter at 10 Heddon Street

David Carter from Smokestake and Chris Leach of Petersham Nurseries are opening a modern Italian in the heart of Piccadilly …

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Pick and Cheese at Seven Dials Market will be London's (nay the world's) first cheese conveyor belt restaurant

If you've ever wondered what entirely new delights the London food scene held for jaded city dwellers, then behold the new cheese conveyor belt restaurant coming your way.…

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Test Driving Quality Chop House - 150 years old and still going strong in Farringdon

Hearing the Quality Chop House was celebrating its 150th birthday with a special anniversary menu, it seemed a good time to head back to Farringdon to rekindle one of our longest running restaurant affairs in London.…

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Wun's late night bar and restaurant on Greek Street will channel 1960s Hong Kong

The duo behind Bun House and Pleasant Lady are turning their original site into a bar and restaurant inspired by the late night scene of 1960s Hong Kong.…

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Stampa on Davies Street is a new budget pasta spot for Mayfair

No more wandering around Mayfair looking for somewhere that won't break the budget to eat at - this Roman-style pasta spot is promising fresh pasta at a less punchy price.…

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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…

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The Prince Akatoki London hotel sees luxury Japanese group take over The Arch London

 

Following a £3m makeover this Marble Arch Hotel is being transformed into a luxury property where the restaurant and bar are promising a full Japanese experience.…

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Espresso Martini Society is back in Soho for Summer

Guaranteed to keep you awake through summer, the Espresso Martini Society is back with their latest pop-up, running four weekends from July - August. 

As well as getting your hands on all the espresso martinis you could ever want, there's a summer theme to the latest pop-up. So there will be a new selection of frozen espresso martinis, boozy coffee shakes or a strawberry cheesecake…

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Treats Club pop up at Old Street Roundabout with soft-serve doughnut sundaes

Yes, we really would like a doughnut with soft-serve ice cream on top. While we'd frankly have one of these for breakfast, we'll have to wait until August when Treats Club launches as the latest pop-up to hit Old Street. 

They've been appearing on Chatsworth Road Market, serving up doughnuts featuring their home-made jams, sauces, marshmallow fluff and honeycomb. Their doughnut sun…

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