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Snowflake Gelato and Blondies Kitchen team up for a ice cream and cookies pop-up at Selfridges

As the weather takes a turn for the better again (looks out the window - not yet) this new mash-up at Selfridges may be just the thing. Popping up at the Snowflake gelato shop for a few weeks is a mash-up between Blondies Kitchen and Snowflake Gelato - an ice cream and cookie pop-up. 

On offer is:

  • Cereal Milk Cookie Sandwich - cereal milk gelato (either Frosties or Coco-Pops) sandwiched bet…

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Suzi Tros is a New Greek Bistro from the Team behind Mazi in Notting Hill

An open charcoal grill will be at the heart of this new Greek bistro, Suzi Tros, which will focus on seasonally changing small plates.…

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Duck Duck Goose's Oli Brown is the next Mortimer House chef residency

Mortimer House is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Not only getting rave reviews for its main restaurant, but also has huge success with the first of its guest series upstairs with Elizabeth Haigh, previewing her upcoming restaurant Kaizen House. Now it's the turn of the next chef, Oli Brown of Pop Brixton's Duck Duck Goose.

It's a mix of Chinese and European traditions, with produce sourced fro…

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Santa Nata opens two custard tart bakeries in Covent Garden

Updated 19/6/19 - the Covent Garden shop has now opened too. 

Covent Garden is a little short of Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts), now that I Love Nata has closed on Endell Street - but another big player is about to join the scene. Santa Nata is opening not one, but two sites in Covent Garden this spring. It's run by a family of second-generation bakers who have been perfecting the…

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The World's 50 Best restaurants unveil 51-120 for 2019

It's a week before the World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2019 are released and that means that it's time for the added bonus rundown of 51-100.

But - because this happens to be the 120th birthday of San Pellegrino, it's actually 51-120 this year. They announced the results on Instagram stories (which was, we have to say, the hardest thing to keep track of). There are four from the UK in the list, al…

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Test Driving Gezellig - Holborn's new Dream Team

They've flourished in pop-ups and residencies and now Gezellig have launched a permanent restaurant in the old Holborn Town Hall building. We went in to try it out. …

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The Upper Place food hall is opening upstairs from Holloway's Nags Head Market

Holloway Road's food scene gets a further boost with news that the Nags Head Market is being extended for more street food traders.…

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Haché and Sambal Shiok team up for the Chicken Satay Burger

it's time for another of Haché's special burgers, they've been teaming up with some of the best female chefs in town, and once again it's a mash-up that looks well worth checking out. 

This time they're teaming up with Sambal Shiok's Mandy Yin for the new Chicken Satay Burger, which was originally served on Sambal Shiok's street food stall. That's made of a spiced chicken patty with Sam…

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Salt Bae is opening his London steak restaurant in Knightsbridge

17/06/19 - updated with opening date

Sometimes restaurants take a little while to get from concept to actually coming to life and this is a good example. Exactly one year to the day since we talked about Internet sensation/meme Salt Bae opening a London restaurant, we finally have some real details. 

As it's been a while, here's a little catch up on "who in the hell is Salt Bae?" We refer yo…

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Wahaca weighs up PR cost of forcing a waiter to pay for 'eat and run' diners' bill

It's been a bad weekend for Mexican restaurant group Wahaca who spent the weekend dealing with the fallout from a Twitterstorm which blew up on Saturday night.

It all began when the former Labour Leader of Camden Council, Sarah Hayward, tweeted this:

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Heritage is a Swiss-inspired restaurant in Soho (there will be fondue)

This Soho restaurant has a Swiss-inspired menu that means quite a lot of tableside theatre will be involved - from Raclette dips to fondues and grill-your-own-food charbonnades. …

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Pastorcito is the latest from El Pastor at Centre Point

Following El Pastor and, more recently Casa Pastor, the Harts Group are getting ready for another Mexican kitchen, this time as part of the new Arcade Food Theatre in Center Point. 

As one of six kitchens in the Arcade, one of the main focuses will be around their corn tacos. And included in them will be:

  • Al Pastor taco, with 24 hour marinated pork shoulder, caramelised pineapple, guac…

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The Dusty Knuckle Bakery are putting on Pizza Nights this summer

Over in Dalston, the folks at bakers Dusty Knuckle have had a busy old week. Three days they said goodbye to their old bread oven, installed a new one, plus they've spent this month making their own wood fired oven.

What all that means to you is the return of Dusty Knuckle's Pizza Nights. So, every Friday and Saturday evening this summer they'll be serving up their own pizzas along with dough bal…

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14 Hills will be the new high-rise restaurant at 120 Fenchurch Street

The prolific D&D restaurant group (who own Blueprint Cafe, German Gymnasium, Quaglinos and more) are gearing up for their next opening. Fen will be near the top of a big new building on Fenchurch St.  …

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Test Driving The Grand Duchess - Cornish seafood and sparkling wine at Paddington

From the same team as the London Shell Co. this boat may not be going anywhere, but the food transports you to the British seaside.…

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