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LIV sees Sydney chef Damien Monley opening an all day cafe in Belgravia

Run by a Kiwi chef whose Sydney cafe championed the Flat White, this new all-day Belgravia space will serve up everything from interesting brunches to epic hot sandwiches and, of course, top-notch coffee.

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Ireland's popular takeaway chain Supermac’s is coming to London

In the past, we've brought you stories about fast-food chains from all over the world opening in London. We've had burgers from America, the Philippines - even Iceland. But we have to say we couldn't be more excited to reveal that one of Ireland's most popular burger chains, Supermac's, is coming to the UK.

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the company's MD (and former school teacher) P…

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Test Driving the Dining Room at The Ned - a seasonal tour of the British Isles

The Dining Room at the Ned sees an Italian chef enjoying himself, using the bounty of the British isles.…

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Honest Burgers have teamed up with Kupros Dairy for the Halloumi burger this summer

Another day, another limited edition burger. This one's the new Halloumi burger at Honest Burgers. They've teamed with British halloumi producer Kupros Dairy for it - if you haven't already tried the Hertfordshire dairy's halloumi, you REALLY need to. We first tasted it at Stroud Green spot Goods Office and were blown away by how good it was.

The burger - which is now available at all Honest Burg…

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Finland's Fafa's will be serving up filled pitas in Covent Garden

Fafa's is a Finnish success story having started out as a street food vendor - and now with 39 outlets across Finland and beyond. This is their first time in London, where they'll be bringing their filled pitas to Covent Garden. …

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DYCE dessert cafe aims for the millennial market on James Street

If highly instagrammable desserts aren't your thing, then you'll maybe want to give new Marylebone cafe a swerve. Opened by chef Zahra Khan over the weekend - who's also responsible for the VERY pink nearby cafe Feya - this new dessert spot says it's all about offering "an aesthetically appealing vibe to be the next go-to millennial stop."

If you can look past that guff, it does sound like the de…

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L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele comes to Soho's Old Compton Street - taking over Patisserie Valerie

Pizzeria L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is opening their second London restaurant in Soho - and you can expect the same huge (and hugely popular) Neapolitan pizzas from the original. Plus fries pizzas if carbs just aren't enough...…

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Dominique Ansel's Summer Marche is a three day fruit tart festival

If you're looking for a fun way to bump up your five a day intake, may we suggest a trip to the Dominique Ansel Bakery this weekend? For three days only they're holding a Summer Marché.

The idea is to celebrate the best seasonal fruits from around the world. So they're filling their pastry section with 10 rather lovely sounding fruit tarts. They're using blueberries from Hertfordshire, British Ju…

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Paddington's new mindful hotel Inhabit brings in Yeotown Kitchen to run the food side of things

Taking up space in the new mindful hotel Inhabit in Paddington is the second branch of the wellness cafe group, run by a wellness centre based in Devon.…

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New Yorkers get their own Lyaness bar - and it's the spitting image of the one here

The New York Lyaness experience - without all that lighting stuff at the top you'd honestly think it's the same as...

This bar looks like Lyaness. It serves the same drinks as Lyaness. You can even watch people walking past the window against the backdrop of the Thames. The only thing is that this isn't the London bar Lyaness - it's a faithful replication of the bar 3459 miles away in New York.

It…

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Test Driving Arcade Food Theatre - eight great London restaurants, all under one roof

This food hall at the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road has an extremely impressive collection of restaurants taking part. But how does it all work and what's on offer? We head along to find out. …

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Flat Earth pizza at The Hive in Cambridge Heath is an ultra local, low waste pizza residency

So what makes a pizza, a wild pizza? Well at Flat Earth - a new residency at The Hive natural wine bar in East London - it's all about using local, fermented and foraged ingredients. Even the bases are special - they're made with heritage grains created using E5 Bakehouse and Gilchester’s organic flour.

Behind it is Rich Baker who used to be CEO for Benito's Hat and was Director of Operations for…

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Terra Terra is a new all-day Italian on Finchley Road

This all-day Italian restaurant kicks off at 6.30am for commuters and then features an all-day menu of pasta, pizzette and more. Plus it should have an impressive cocktail list. …

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Corbin and King are coming to Notting Hill

While Corbin and King may have closed their Islington restaurant Bellanger, they're also getting ready to open a brand new restaurant in Notting Hill.…

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

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 opening are sky-high.…

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