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The Yeo Valley Cafe in Queensway will be an organic-led all day cafe

Organic Somerset dairy company Yeo Valley sets its sights on London opening an all day organic cafe in the new West Walk development in Queensway.

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Dead Rabbits Saloon brings luxe burgers to Highbury

This Highbury burger spot boasts a head chef who's worked in Michelin-starred kitchens and has burgers on the menu which really deserve a gourmet label. Expect BIG burgers, with pork belly, oxtail, bone marrow and more thrown into the mix. …

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A modern approach to Turkish cooking - Test Driving Yeni in Soho

Yeni sees a top Turkish chef open in the heart of Soho. We head down to take a look.  …

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Le Bun are back with their truffle burgers at a Truman Brewery pop-up

 

We do quite love Le Bun burgers so it's very good indeed to hear about their return to London. While it was possible to eat Le Bun burgers at the sadly departed Carte Blanche in London Fields, this will be a proper return for the French/American-inspired burgers by Andy Taylor. 

This time, they're in residency at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for a four-week pop-up. The classic Le T…

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The Beefsteaks bring their steak sarnies to Borough Market

Keeping it simple at Borough Market this spring are The Beefsteaks. After a couple of successful guests spots the street traders, who describe themselves as "an 18th Century exclusive London steak club reimagined as inclusive 21st Century street food", have been given a space of their own for the next two months.

They'll be taking over the old Exotic Meat Company space next to Brindisa until the…

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Peckham is getting a mead bar as Gosnells take over upstairs at the Coal Rooms

Gosnells, which is London’s only meadery - and can we pause just for a moment even to to consider how great it is that we have a meadery at all in 2019? - is about to bring its drinks direct to drinkers with the launch of its first bar. The honey-focused set up can be found in an upstairs room above Coal Rooms in Peckham from 8 March and will be of course offering lots of mead, plus small plates…

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Two top London pastry chefs are behind Longboys doughnuts

London's doughnut producers are the equal to anyone's (if the award-winning doughnuts we tried in Miami the other week are anything to go by). So anyone new coming into the scene is really going to have to bring their A-game. But a look at the credentials of the folk behind new doughnut purveyors Longboys shows they've thought of that already.

The duo behind it are the former Group Pastry Chef fo…

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Bubbledogs gets a revamp with a bigger Champagne focus and new hotdogs

Changes are on the way for Bubbledogs, the hot dog and Champagne bar in Fitzrovia by Sandia Chang (which also acts as a way into the 2-Michelin-starred Kitchen Table at the back). They're closing for a revamp and opening again with much more of a focus as a Champagne bar.

And this change also means a much bigger focus on Grower Champagnes (they're the smaller producers in the Champagne region). D…

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Anglo Thai is the next residency at The Mountgrove Bothy

Fresh on the heels of Chinese Laundry's successful sojourn there comes news that AngloThai will be the next residency at the Mountgrove Bothy.

If you haven't been lucky enough to try their food to date, let us enlighten you. The chef is John Chantarasak who was twice shortlisted for the Young British Foodie ‘Chef of the Year’ and until four months ago was working at som saa. He's now branched out…

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Mother Clucker takes off at Stansted Airport

As anyone who's ever had to pass through a UK airport recently will know, the food and drink side of things can be a little disappointing. If you're not after a liquid breakfast of Fosters and are craving something more substantial than what you can grab at Pret, then pickings are pretty slim.

So we're pleased to hear that newish Stansted Airport spot the Camden Bar & Kitchen is doing its bes…

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Buck Street Market is a new container village for Camden

 

More change is afoot for Camden, which has been getting its fair share of redevelopments of late. There's the upcoming Italian Alley in Stables Market, not to mention the whole Hawley Wharf redevelopment. And now the people behind Hawley Wharf, Labtech, already have something else in the pipeline, Buck Street Market. 

This time, Camden is getting its own container village (much li…

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Test Driving the afternoon tea at Fortnum's Royal Exchange outpost

Afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason is a British institution. And now they're serving it up in the City too. We pop in to take a look. …

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Fatt Pundit is bringing their Indo-Chinese food to Soho

Momos will take centre stage at Fatt Pundit which is inspired by the Indo-Chinese food found in Kolkata.…

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Asma Khan talks about her episode on Netflix's Chef's Table

25/2/19 - updated with Asma's charity details

We've known for quite a while that London's very own Asma Khan was going to be the star of the upcoming Netflix TV series but were sworn to secrecy until Netflix deemed it time to go live with the info. And, honestly, we just couldn't be more pleased. Asma's rise to star restaurateur and chef status hasn't been an easy one, as she tells us below, but…

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Restaurants at the new Tottenham stadium - here's what you need to know about Spurs' new digs

A whole host of Michelin-star chefs have been signed up for the match day hospitality at Spurs' new Tottenham stadium with everything from fine dining to brasserie-style food promised for fans prepared to pay top whack.…

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