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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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Party Store Pizza in Brixton is ALL about the deep pan Detroit-style pizzas

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It's certainly starting to look as though 2020 is the summer of the deep pan pizza in London. First, we had Gizzi and Professor Green's popular pop-up at Old Street and now, down in Brixton, a new Detroit-style pizzeria has opened its doors.

Party Store Pizza at Market House on Coldharbour Lane is all about the "Detroit style" pizza. That means it's baked in bespoke deep r…

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants (7 August)

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Blacklock, Snackbar, Tavolino, Kiln, a Nuno Mendes brunch & more...…

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Tou are popping up with Iberian katsu sandos in Soho & there are sando kits too

Many of the big communal dining spaces like Market Halls and Arcade Food Theatre are on ice at the moment - but that hasn't stopped TA TA Eatery. While Arcade is closed they've taken themselves down the road to a pop-up in Soho.

There you'll be able to grab yourself what is often billed as one of the best sandwiches in London - the mighty Iberian Katsu Sando. If you're katsu sando'd out, they'll…

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Jolie is bringing French sharing plates and bottomless fondue to Chelsea

  

The people behind the Breaking Bad bar, ABQ, are getting ready to unveil their next restaurant. Called Jolie, it's in Chelsea Funhouse, on the same site as their pre-lockdown restaurant Journey and this time it's all about France.

Described as "a hybrid between a restaurant and a cocktail lounge" they're taking classic French dishes and creating sharing plates with some extra Europe-w…

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Leroy's spin-off Royale will be roasting chicken IRL at a Hackney residency

During the lockdown, Shoreditch's Michelin-starred restaurant Leroy pivoted to create a chicken delivery service in the shape of Royale. But now the restaurant is back up and running, the questions was - what will happen to Royale? Now we know, as they're carrying on serving up chicken, this time in a Hackney residency at the East London Liquor Co. 

The menu remains the same - rotisserie roa…

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Test Driving Cue Point - pretty perfect Afghan smoked meats

Cue Point mix Afghan BBQ techniques with BBQ style from around the world - and then deliver the results to you. We try out some of their nacos... …

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Crossroads Cocktail Bar takes over from Ladies & Gentleman in Camden

Opening its doors in Camden tonight is new bar Crossroads. It sees husband and wife team Bart and Monica Miedeksza taking over the Ladies & Gentleman Bar in Camden. The bar will still be owned by L&G's William Borrell, but run by Bart and Monica.

Lockdown gave the team a chance to give the bar a new look and, when it reopens tonight, it'll focus on both cocktails and wine.

Bart previously…

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