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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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Victor Garvey's SOLA is delivering tasting menus via bento box

Getting into the delivery business with something that looks pretty special is Victor Garvey's Californian restaurant in Soho, SOLA. That restaurant is mainly all about its tasting menus, so the delivery service is trying to get as close to that as possible - and it's doing that with BENTŌ by SOLA.

There will be two boxes - the five-course version (£69) or the 10-course tasting menu (£109) - all…

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Test Driving Joy at Stevie Parle's Kensal Rise popup Flora

Three years after closing his much-loved restaurant The Dock Kitchen, Stevie Parle is back with a summertime popup at Ladbroke Dock. We went to check it out.…

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Test Driving Giz & Green - Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green's deep-pan pizza pop-up

Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green unite post lockdown for this deep pan pizza takeover of Passo in Old Street. We head down for the cheesy, carby goodness.  …

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E Mono kebabs are opening on Holloway Road

They're one of restaurant critic Giles Coren's favourite places to eat at in London - "Sometimes, only a doner will do, and this place is perfect" - and now E Mono look set to open their third location.

The popular kebab restaurant, which first opened in Kentish Town back in 2011, then expanded to Finsbury Park in 2015. You'll find it on the corner of Holloway Road and Hornsey Road.

We don't know…

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Tandoor Chop House head to Notting Hill, opening on Uxbridge Street

Popular Covent Garden restaurant Tandoor Chop House is expanding, opening in Notting Hill this week. The restaurant, which is owned by Ennismore, the folk who brought us The Hoxton, has taken over the old Eggbreak site on Uxbridge Street.

Starting with a dinner-only service, they'll be turning out their dishes "inspired by the communal eateries of Northern India and the classic British chop house…

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Longboys are bringing their doughnuts to King's Cross

They kicked things off at Boxpark Wembley, now long finger-doughnut sellers Longboys are opening in King's Cross. They're the latest place to open in Coal Drops Yard. 

Longboys has two impressive pastry chefs at the helm. Graham Hornigold was Group Pastry Chef for the Hakkasan group and Heather Kaniuk was former Executive Pastry Chef at the Mandarin Oriental and the Shangri-La…

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Queens of Mayfair will be an artisan coffee shop and events space

Sibling duo Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind new cafe/events space Queens of Mayfair. They'll be combining their experience in hospitality and interior design respectively for their artisan coffee shop. Victoria was recently running the marketing for UMU & The Greenhouse while Grace project manages interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury property company Chartwell.…

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Creme London's incredibly gooey cookies are being delivered nationwide

Artisan cookie purveyors Creme London in Soho have become something of an Instagram sensation since they launched, just under a year ago. They make huge gooey cookies, created by Michelin-trained executive chef Jeremy Coste, that you may well have seen people tearing apart in your feed. But if you didn't manage to make it down before lockdown and aren't heading into Soho yet - they're now deliver…

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