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Wild Tavern on Chelsea's Elystan Street is the latest from the folk at Beast and Goodmans

Chelsea folk are about to get a new neighbourhood spot with a distinct Mediterranean focus from the same group that gave us Goodmans, Beast and Burger & Lobster

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Patty & Bun are coming back to Liverpool Street, bigger than ever

 

Liverpool Street has been doing rather well for burgers of late. Following the recent opening of Honest Burger, the Patty & Bun opposite Liverpool Street station is about to get a lot bigger. 

Originally mainly takeaway with a few stools inside, they're about to double the size of the restaurant (having taken over Freebird Burritos next door) adding space for about 40-50 to eat in…

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Test Driving Daffodil Mulligan - a perception-challenging Irish restaurant for London

Employing Irish talent and using Irish produce as inspiration, Richard Corrigan's new London opening challenges perceptions of what it means to be an Irish restaurant. We went down to London's Silicon Roundabout to try it out. …

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Prairie Fire are opening a restaurant and taproom at the Wood Lane arches by White City

The first restaurant to open up in the new Wood Lane railway arches development by White City, Prairie Fire are bringing their low and slow ethos of barbecued foods to West Londoners. …

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Old Chang Kee are bringing their curry puffs to Fitzrovia

After success in Covent Garden, a new Old Chang Kee is opening up in Fitzrovia. It's bigger than the original and all the much-loved curry puffs will be there. …

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Scotchtails join the list of traders at Borough Market Kitchen

Opening its doors today at Borough Market is the new food hall, Borough Market Kitchen. And joining it as one of their traders is popular Borough trader Scotchtails.

The folk behind a range of signature scotch eggs will now be able to serve those up plus an extended menu of eggy dishes. On that you'll find treats like ham, fried egg and crispy confit chips, a Berkswell cheddar and egg toastie. Th…

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Manteca is the permanent Soho restaurant from Chris Leach and David Carter, following their hit Heddon St residency

After winning plaudits galore with their 10 Heddon Street residency, Chris Leach and David Carter are back with a permanent restaurant, Manteca. Expect a combination of nose to tail eating with some amazing pasta dishes. …

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Test Driving Mercato Mayfair - the glamorous new food hall in a Grade I listed church

Mayfair's first food hall is, as you might imagine, a glamorous affair. Set in a Grade I listed church it has everything from a crypt wine bar to pizzeria, roof terrace and grocery store. We went to check it out.…

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Wheelcake Island is serving up Taiwanese pancakes at Westfield London

Westfield London has been dramatically changing (for the better) the food for shoppers - but it's not stopping yet. The latest addition is a new permanent space for Wheelcake Island, who you can see right now at Old Spitalfields Market and Seven Dials Market. 

They're known for serving up their wheelcakes - Taiwanese pancakes - with fillings that include vanilla custard, chocolate and vanill…

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Four Hundred Rabbits take on the restaurant at Brockwell Lido

Popular South London pizzeria 400 Hundred Rabbits has taken on the art deco cafe at Brockwell Lido and they're starting with a strong brunch menu.…

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Fortnum's and Baileys are back at Skate at Somerset House with fondue, mulled cider, shopping and more

Another modern heralding of Christmas in the capital (along with the arrival of Christmas sandwiches) is the opening of various skating rinks around town, but the big one has always been Skate at Somerset House. Now in its 20th year, the rink is being sponsored, once again, by Fortnums.

What that means is there's a whole host of lovely food and drink opportunties for pre-and post skating. Or…

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Noble Rot Soho sees the Noble Rot team take over The Gay Hussar for their second restaurant

A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century.…

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Test Driving Le Comptoir Robuchon - the legacy of Joel Robuchon lives on in Mayfair

Le Comptoir Robuchon in Mayfair aims to keep the legacy of Joel Robuchon alive. We head down to try it out (and their amazing pureed potato). …

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Tombo goes all out with a Hello Kitty anniversary pop-up

Typical, you wait all year for a Hello Kitty popup and then two come along at once. In addition to the one over at Westfield London at Japan Centre Ichiba, Tombo Japanese Café and Matcha Bar in Fitzrovia, has just launched a four-month Sanrio pop-up experience featuring Hello Kitty and friends. Both are celebrating the character's 45th Anniversary this month.

Starting the day at Tombo there will…

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