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Test Driving Gizzi Erskine's Filth popup in Shoreditch - fast but guilt-free food

Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson have taken their dream to open plant-based burger shop Filth a step further with a three-month popup in Shoreditch. We went to check it out. 

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Butchies are hitting up royal hotspot Mahiki for a three month residency

We've been fans of Butchies' amazing chicken sandwiches since we first tried them years ago at Taste of London. Since then they've done popups and residencies and opened their first standalone restaurant in Shoreditch and a stall at Market Hall Fulham. But now, they're after the posh pound.

From the end of this month they'll be running a three month residency at royal hotspot Mahiki. And they've…

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Iconic Soho cafe Patisserie Valerie closes its doors on Old Compton Street

 It's not been a good week for Soho and Old Compton Street in particular. Five days ago, we heard that Ed's Easy Diner (on Old Compton Street since 1987) had closed its doors. And now it's the turn of Patisserie Valerie.

It's all sounding very familiar. A company starts with a bit of gentle growth in the 80s. It's then taken over and pushed to become a huge brand and chain - from eight branc…

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Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm is taking over at Claridge's with Davies and Brook

Updated 23/1/19 with confirmation

What: Davies and Brook

In a nutshell: Hugely influential NYC chef comes to iconic London hotel

Summing it all up: This sees Daniel Humm take over the main restaurant at Claridge's. With his Eleven Madison Park regularly touted as one of the very best restaurants in New York (not to mention topping the World's 50 Best list), the expectations for this London o…

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Ooty Indian restaurant is taking over the Galvin Bistrot site - with an ex VBL chef in charge

Taking the space that once held Galvin Bistrot De Luxe is Ooty Indian restaurant. It comes in three parts - a fine dining restaurant led by the ex head chef of Vineet Bhatia London, an underground cocktail bar and an all-day casual dining restaurant.…

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Pilgrim are the latest winners of My Million Pound menu

The winners of this week's My Million Pound Menu has been revealed - and this time it's the turn of Pilgrim, made up of Dave Bone (head chef) Jamie Duffield (front of house), and Anthony Power (marketing).

You may well have come across them in their previous pop-ups, where they cooked up a menu of Spanish Small plates and with a big focus on Spanish wine. It's all based on the food found on the C…

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Gunpowder Tower Bridge team up with Instagrammers to up their lunchtime sarnie game

If you've suspected for quite some time that your lunch game is a little off, then news of the latest lunch innovation at Gunpowder Tower Bridge will only serve to confirm that.

They've teamed up with four popular Instagrammers to create a series of lunchtime sandwiches. Each of them will be available for two weeks at a time during the working week to take away. As you might imagine, they not onl…

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The Connaught's annual Galette des Rois party brings London's restaurant crowd out in force

Given that they're usually the ones providing the hospitality, there's nothing London's restaurant folk like more than a good party themselves. And the annual Galette des Rois hosted by Helene Darroze at The Connaught is hands-down one of the best of the year.

Last night, throngs of chefs, food writers and restaurateurs pitched up at the hotel in Mayfair for the now-traditional January shindig. I…

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Kym's at the Bloomberg Arcade launches a Grab and Go lunch offering

We're already jealous of the city people who work anywhere near Bloomberg Arcade for having all those lovely places to eat on their shiny, office doorsteps. Now we're even more so at the news that Andrew Wong's Kym's is starting a Grab & Go lunch offering.

It sounds really good too. There's a choice of Cantonese Crispy Pork Belly, Soy Poached Chicken or Sichuanese Spiced Aubergine - all of wh…

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We learn pie making with Calum Franklin at Holborn Dining Room

We learn how to make a pork pie from the king of pies himself, Calum Franklin. Find out how we got on... …

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Cutter and Squidge are opening a City bakery in The Royal Exchange

The Soho bakery sister team are bringing their amazing biskies and more to The Royal Exchange - and they'll be offering a delivery service if you have a birthday cake to order or you just need something sweet delivered to your desk.…

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Ex-Harrods chef opens Kuku Riku rotisserie in Camden Market

oining the arrival of The Camden Grocer and Camden Town Roadkill in Camden Market is this new rotisserie chicken restaurant with an executive chef who arrives here via Harrods. …

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Yosma is moving its Turkish tavern from Baker Street to Soho

It's all change for Yosma. The Turkish meyhane, mangal and raki bar (essentially a Turkish tavern) opened in Marylebone in 2016 to acclaim - all inspired by the streets of Istanbul. We were also pretty impressed with the place ourselves. And now we hear that they're shutting up shop on Baker Street - but they'll be opening in central London instead. Once again, it will be led by he…

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Unimini Japanese and Korean bento boxes to-go come to the City from the people behind CheeMC

The same people behind Walworth's popular Korean restaurant CheeMC are coming to The City. This time they're bringing a build-your-own Japanese/Korean lunchbox concept. …

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