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Korean restaurant Sollip in London Bridge opens

A Korean husband and wife duo with experience at The Arts Club and The Ledbury are opening their first restaurant in London. 

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Sabor returns - and there's a brand new look for El Asador upstairs

They've already been open as an alfresco restaurant for the past few weeks - but now Sabor is getting ready to throw open the doors to the actual restaurant.

The much-loved (and Michelin-starred) Spanish restaurant by Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose Etura will be opening both floors, but the top floor El Asador is seeing the most changes. Before, that was all about communal dining which, for the…

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The Archway Tavern has finally reopened its doors

It's been a long time coming but this weekend The Archway Tavern finally reopened its doors. Archway folk might have thought the day would never come when this iconic (in the true sense of the word) pub, which has been closed for five years now, would open its doors once more. But they are open and the place is looking rather lovely.

There's been a pub on this spot at the bottom of Highgate Hill…

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Cafe Deco sees Anna Tobias and 40 Maltby Street team up in Bloomsbury

Ex River Cafe/Rochelle Canteen chef Anna Tobias comes to Bloomsbury for her solo restaurant, which is backed by the team behind 40 Maltby Street. …

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants - 21 August

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Trullo, Snackbar, The Ninth and more...…

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Deliveroo and Adidas team up for cake trainers

If you're on the hunt for a new special-edition pair of trainers, these might fit the bill - but they're not going to stay in mint condition for long. Adidas and Deliveroo are joining forces to launch the ZX 2K BOOST (alongside the launch of a more traditional version of the trainers). 

Created by Sugar Street Studios, it does look rather impressive, we have to admit. Cut it open a…

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La Serre is making the journey from Dubai to London

The pandemic might have slowed down restaurant openings in London, but there are still some fairly high-profile imports being planned. Among them is a new outpost of famed Dubai restaurant La Serre. 

At the moment, the original La Serre is an opulent two-level restaurant in Dubai - Parisian-style cafe downstairs and a more upscale bistro upstairs. From that restaurant, here's an idea of what…

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Selfridges' Brass Rail goes vegan with a salt beet sandwich

For over 40 years, the Brass Rail at Selfridges has been serving up one of London's great meaty sandwiches. Their salt beef reuben is legendary.

But changes are afoot. To tie in with the department store's new Project Earth sustainability push, they're temporarily rebranding this temple of meat as The Grass Rail - serving up a brand new vegan menu.

Available alongside the traditional menu, vegans…

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A plant-based drive-thru restaurant is coming to Shoreditch

Fancy getting a taste of Shoreditch but aren't quite ready to go on public transport yet? Then the replacement that's taking over the old American Car Wash site might be for you. For six days, it's going to be taken over by Meatless Farm to create the M*** F*** Drive-Thru.

It is - more or less - exactly as it sounds, but the drive-thru also has a lane for pedestrians, e-scooters and bic…

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Piebury Corner closes both of its pie delis

Over the past few months we've reported on a lot of restaurant closures. But we're personally gutted to have heard the news last night that Piebury Corner will not be reopening either of its restaurants.

We've been following Paul and Nicky Campbell's story ever since they first set up a pie stall around the corner from where we lived, back in 2011. As their house was on one of the main roads towa…

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Test Driving &Home with James Knappett - from his Kitchen Table to yours

What's a two-Michelin-starred delivery experience like? We try out &Home with James Knappett as his Kitchen Table comes to you.  …

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The Dairy in Clapham has closed and will not be reopening

The Dairy in Clapham was one of London's much-loved restaurants - but it's now confirmed that it will not be returning - at least in its current guise. Yesterday, Sarah and Robin Gill, the owners of The Dairy in Clapham, took to Instagram to announce that the restaurant and its neighbouring bar Counter Culture were the latest commercial victims of the Covid downturn.

"We've taken a real hit over…

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Heston Blumenthal launches a Full English sarnie at Waitrose (there's even coffee in the ketchup)

That crazy Heston Blumenthal is at it 'again'. The chef's new sarnie for Waitrose goes on sale today and if breakfast is your favourite meal of the day, this one might be for you.

The Full English sandwich features baked bean flavoured bread filled with smokey crumbed sausage, smoked bacon, free-range sliced egg, cold-pressed mayonnaise, tomatoes and cannellini beans in sauce along with coffee-fl…

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The plant-based Neat Burger (backed by Lewis Hamilton) moves into Camden Market

Neat Burger, the plant-based burger chain that's backed by Lewis Hamilton, is growing. They already had a restaurant in Mayfair, but now they've just expanded to Camden Market too, which opened this week.

The food is all based around their own plant-based pattie, with burgers including: 

  • The Big Stack - Double Neat Meat Patty, Triple Bun, Lettuce, onions, Pickles, Tangy Big Stack Sauce
  • Chic…

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Lawrence Gomez brings his PAPA L's Kitchen West African pop-up to Chelsea

Chef Lawrence Gomez is bringing back his pop-up tasting menu, PAPA L's Kitchen, this time popping up in Chelsea for five weekends. He's taken over The Gojk Restaurant and Lounge, where the aim is to "take modern British food and the classical dining experience and infuse them with high quality, fresh West African flavours". …

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