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Here's who's taking part in the 2019 Croqueta Challenge

If the impending arrival of Autumn (if it isn't here already) has you depressed, then we have some good news to counter that. September may mean the end of the hols and back to work, but it also means that the Salt Yard Group Croqueta Challenge is just around the corner.

We've judged it for the past few years and it's always a cracking event - bringing together some of London's best restaurants i…

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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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Seabird is the high-rise seafood restaurant in the Hoxton Southwark - and NYC's Maison Premiere are in charge

The newest Hoxton hotel is bringing with it a seafood restaurant with an impressive view across London. And they've brought in the people behind top Brooklyn restaurant Maison Premiere to run it. …

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Anju is the new Korean food residency at The Gun in Hackney

In Islington's Compton Arms, they have the very popular Four Legs residency (which we Test Drove recently). Now the Compton Arms' sister pub The Gun in Hackney has brought in a long term food residency Anju - which they're hoping will be a similar success.

Anju - which already has a residency at Blend in Green Lanes - sounds like the perfect match, given that its name means 'food eaten with alcoh…

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Brixton's Halo Burger launches a vegan deep-fried Magnum

Already getting respect for serving up one of London's best plant-based burgers, Halo Burger in Brixton has just put another couple of items on the menu that both sound a bit special. 

First up is the "THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Nuggets" using on the plant-based chicken that THIS™ produce (made to be as close to chicken as possible) with a choice of BBQ sauce, signature sauce, ketchup or mayo.…

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The Chinese Food Festival is back - here's who's taking part

 

The Chinese Food Festival is making a return to Potters Fields at Tower Bridge and once again, the line up looks pretty great.

With a collection of some of London's finest Chinese food in one park, here's what some of the vendors are planning.

  • Three Uncles - Roast Duck, Char Siu Pork, Hainan Chicken Rice, Won Tons in Chilli Oil, Curry Fishballs 
  • Yun - Spicy and Sour Beef Rice Noodles,…

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Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent place in Brixton Village

They've been slowly growing a loyal fan base for their grass-fed and dry aged beef burgers - now the duo behind Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent spot in Brixton Village.…

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James Cochran serves up GOAT at Boxpark Croydon

Something new from James Cochran (the man behind 12:51) is incoming. This time he's going south to Boxpark Croydon for GOAT, his first foray into street food (which originally kicked off in Lewisham's Model Market). 

As you might imagine from the name, it's all about goat meat. He's been working with top supplier Cabrito, who are getting supermarkets and restaurants to use more of what…

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Test Driving Theo Randall at The Intercontinental

In our ongoing series of celebrating London's classic restaurants, we went to check out Theo Randall at the Intercontinental on London's Park Lane.…

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Farmer J are bringing their trays to Finsbury Square

This will be the fourth Farmer J in London as they serve up healthy breakfast and lunchtime snacks in their signature "fieldtrays". …

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Berto is a fresh pasta restaurant from Zia Lucia in Holloway

Right next door to their pizza restaurant, Zia Lucia are opening Berto, a fresh pasta restaurant in Holloway. There will be affordable fresh pasta, Italian wines and more.…

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Prairie Fire to serve up Kansas City BBQ at London Fields Brewery

If you've been looking for a new place to get some decent barbecue (not quite as prevalent as it was a few years back), then this pop-up at London Fields Brewery could be just the thing. It sees Prairie Fire BBQ serving up food for their taproom in a six-month residency with their Kansas-City-style barbecue. They've popped up all over town before now - and you may also have caught them at Mercato…

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Flank OG At The Print House in Stratford is all about roast meats, sharing trays and amazing Sunday roasts

You might have tried their food at Market Hall Victoria or Old Spitalfields Market, but Flank's next move is to take on a long term residency in East London at The Print House in Stratford.

Flank is all about nose-to-tail eating and cooking over fire and Flank OG, which will be in Stratford, expands their offering to more of a small plates game. From a quick look at what's on their launch menu, i…

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DUM Biryani goes late-night with the Blind Tiger

If you've ever fancied a late-night snack in Soho, then DUM Biryani may well be the place to go. They're launching The Blind Tiger (a nickname given to speakeasies in the 20s) that'll be dishing out food until midnight. 

That food will be small plates and snacks (based on Andhra Pradesh and Telangana cuisine) including Pumpkin Papdi Chaat, a selection of crisp flatbreads with masala pumpkin,…

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