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Crosstown Doughnuts kick off nationwide next-day doughnut delivery

Many offices remain closed in London and while most of us aren't missing the daily commute itself, we are missing the daily and easy access to all the shops and restaurants that London has to offer. But if you've been a fan of Crosstown Doughnuts but are now no longer near one of their stalls or stores - they're coming to you instead. 

Crosstown are now offering national next-day delivery on…

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Boulevard Market attracts St John Bakery and more to Islington Square

Islington is getting a new weekend market and has some impressive traders lined up. The traders are led by St John Bakery, so if you need a weekend Eccles cake or doughnut fix in Islington, this will be the place to come.…

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Test Driving Bong Bong by Dishpatch - the Manila Kanteen (and more) comes home

Bong Bong's have teamed up with meal-kit delivery service Dishpatch for a delivery version of their Kamayan Feast. We tried it out.  …

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Chishuru makes the jump from supperclub to West African restaurant in Brixton

After winning the Brixton Kitchen competition in 2019, Adejoké ‘Joké’ Bakare's supperclub Chishuru is becoming a restaurant in Brixton Village. Expect West African cuisine from a mix of African and British produce. …

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Rondo is the new Hoxton Holborn restaurant from Quality Chop House's Will Lander and ex St John chef Chris Gillard

Rondo is the new restaurant at the Hoxton Holborn, a collaboration between Will Lander (Quality Chip House, Portland) and Chris Gillard (EartH Kitchen, St John). Expect a seasonal menu and a lot of attention to the wine list. …

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants - 14 August

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Koya, Gunpowder, 40 Maltby Street, Barrafina and more...…

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Ben Tish launches Norma at home, which brings the restaurant (including the staff) to you

The main restaurant is now open, but Ben Tish's Norma is taking the at-home set up one stage further, with three flavours to choose from. 

First up is the really full-on approach, which essentially brings the restaurant to you. This is completely bespoke and will be fully catered, with chefs and front-of-house staff coming to your home (with all necessary social distancing, of course) to coo…

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BAPS micropub pops up in Tottenham

We love a good acronym and BAPS, which stands for Beer And Phenomenal Sandwiches is right up there with the best. They're taking over the Tottenham Living Room at The Trampery for one night only with a menu of, yes, phenomenal sandwiches.

They are:

  • PORK: slow-smoked pork shoulder, charred pineapple salsa, sriracha crema and shredded cabbage on brioche 
  • CAULI is a vegan-friendly feast o…

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Kreidel bar and kitchen comes to Hoxton from a MasterChef - The Professional finalist

 

Opening today in Hoxton (where Monty's Deli used to be) is a new bar and kitchen (and events space) from Yann Florio, who was a finalist in MasterChef: The professionals last year (and previously a private chef). The menu is planned to be seasonal and regularly changing, with a focus on innovation. And if you liked what you saw on MasterChef, there will be regular events with a tasting menu…

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Trying out TOU's Iberian Katsu Sando DIY kit

TOU have created an Iberian Katsu Sando kit. So, of course, we had to try it out.  …

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Test Driving Six by Nico - the tasting menu goes casual

Scottish chef Nico Simeone has brought his ever-changing six-course tasting menu restaurant Six by Nico to London. We head down to try it out. …

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Club Mexicana brings vegan tacos & more to Soho

After pop-ups and residencies across London, Club Mexicana are bringing their vegan Mexican food to Kingly Court. …

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Santo Remedio launch meal kits with short-rib tacos, duck carnitas and more

We've said this before, but one of the good things to come out of the lockdown has been the growth of the make at home meal-kits. There are some cracking options out there - and this latest from excellent Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio looks like another winner. 

They're launching the Remedy Kits - with the three kits centred around slow-cooked meats. On offer are:

  • Bone-in Short Rib - 12-…

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Silo is coming back to Hackney Wick - but as a wine bar

 

One of the big new openings of 2019 has announced its reopening - but it's not quite the same as when it left. Silo, Douglas McMaster's no-waste restaurant in Hackney Wick, is going to temporarily return as a wine bar - the Silo X Wine Bar, to be precise. 

The menu - continuing to be a no-waste affair - has been reconfigured a little and includes: 

  • ‘Siloaf’ & aged butter
  • Koji…

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Butchies buttermilk fried chicken lands on Clapham High Street

One of London's best-fried chicken restaurants is heading south - launching a new restaurant in Clapham. They had started a delivery-only kitchen in Battersea during the lockdown, but now they're opening the real deal on Clapham High Street.

If you're unfamiliar with them, they started in markets before opening their first restaurant in Shoreditch. For them, it's all about their special-recipe bu…

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