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Camden's Golden Lion pub gets an ex Drapers Arms chef in the kitchen

Who doesn't like a David against Goliath story? And you couldn't find a better one than the one featuring the indie Camden pub The Golden Lion up against the evil pub closing developer - as so brilliantly chronicled in long form by the Guardian here

Now, several years on from winning their fight to stay open, we hear (via KentishTowner) that the pub's owner has gone into a business partner…

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Gizzi Erskine's FILTH veggie burger joint pops up in Shoreditch

Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson team up to take on the fast food giants with their vegetarian burger chain…

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Yes, William Sitwell IS going to be the new restaurant critic of The Saturday Telegraph

 

This is a turn up for the books. Just eight weeks after resigning from his position as editor of Waitrose Food Magazine, William Sitwell has landed another plum food job, as the Saturday Telegraph restaurant critic.

Sitwell attracted the ire of vegans when he responded to a freelancer's vegan article pitch with a response which included the rather unhelpful suggestion of "How about a serie…

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Vapiano are opening restaurants at Centre Point, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf

This popular Italian casual chain is expanding with three key openings set for the west end, riverside and Canary Wharf areas.…

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Test Driving The Oystermen - the Covent Garden seafood restaurant makes great use of its extra space

Covent Garden's Oystermen doubled its size in Covent Garden - adding a raw bar and more. We head down to try out this highly-praised seafood restaurant.  …

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Yeni in Soho will be top Turkish chef Civan Er's first London restaurant

Acclaimed Turkish chef Civan Er is bringing a flavour of his Istanbul restaurant Yeni Lokanta to London's Soho.…

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Ex-Chiltern Firehouse Head Chef Patrick Powell is opening Allegra at Stratford's Manhattan Loft Gardens

The former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse is moving up in the world, literally. He's opening this seventh floor restaurant with sky garden in the new Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford.…

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Maryam's Cafe in Chiswick is food blogger The Persian Fusion's first restaurant

Popular Persian food blogger and author Maryam Sinaiee has opened the doors of her first restaurant venture - a cafe on Chiswick High Road.…

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Peg will be the P Franco team's third opening, taking over Legs in Hackney

The P Franco team's empire continues to expand. This, their third opening, will take over the former Legs restaurant on Morning Lane with an all counter dining and drinking space.…

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Nathan Outlaw is opening a new restaurant at The Goring

Nathan Outlaw is changing his London base of operations. He's opening a new restaurant at The Goring in Victoria - a more casual seafood-led affair that's the hotel's first new restaurant in over 100 years. …

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Modern British on the roof at Vintry and Mercer hotel in the City

Those who are fans of South Kensington’s The Ampersand will want to make a note of this one - the City's newest hotel Vintry & Mercer boasts multiple places to eat and drink, including a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy the view along with your charcoal-grilled meal.…

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Fred Sirieix and Allegra McEvedy join up for new CBBC show Restaurant Dream Team

OK - how good does this sound? The lovely Fred Sirieix, fresh from another series of pairing up romance-searchers on First Dates, has just announced his latest TV show.

He and chef (and the original co-founder of Leon) Allegra McEvedy - are going to be the hosts of Restaurant Dream Team. But this is no primetime show - it's actually going to be on CBBC.

In a post on Instagram today Fred said: "we…

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Test Driving Burger and Beyond - really living up to both parts of the name

Burger and Beyond have set up their first permanent restaurant in Shoreditch - with the emphasis on building the "beyond" part. We head down for a look. …

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Test Driving Maison Bab - taking kebabs to the next level in Covent Garden

Inspired by kebab houses, the duo behind Le Bab have brought their modern take on everyone's favourite drinking food to Covent Garden. We popped along to check it out.…

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