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Test Driving Ampéli - Eastern Med food and Greek wines in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia has a new Eastern-Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the shape of Ampeli - and it has a pretty decent Greek wine list too. We head over to try it out.  

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Test Driving Paradise in Soho - hot in every sense of the word

Taking over the old Spuntino site, this new Sri Lankan spot feels like instant hit material with everything from the decor and snacks to drinks channelling Columbo via East London.…

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Test Driving Borough Market Kitchen - the market's open-air food court

 

It's the latest big addition to Borough Market and sees them edging into the food hall arena, with Elizabeth Haigh's Mei Mei, Brindisa and more all taking part. We head down for a look.…

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Test Driving Bubala - a Hot Dinners readers' favourite in Spitalfields

This plant-based restaurant in Spitalfields is a big hit with Hot Dinners readers - we went to find out why.…

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Test Driving Sussex - The Gladwin Brothers move into Soho

The Gladwin Brothers have already had hits with The Shed, Nutbourne and others - this sees them opening their latest restaurant in Soho. We head down for a look.  …

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Test Driving Barboun - a classy Levantine spot on Great Eastern Street

From the group that brought us Yosma and Hovarda comes Barboun - an all day spot in Shoreditch with food inspired by all things Levantine.…

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Test Driving Pacific  - Shaun Presland's popup at 10 Heddon Street

Aussie chef Shaun Presland is the latest chef to pop up for a residency at 10 Heddon Street. We went along to try his much-vaunted take on sushi. …

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Test Driving Wilder - bringing the UK's larder into the heart of London

Take a tour of the UK's best food producers without having to leave London at this new restaurant in Shoreditch. …

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Test Driving Davies and Brook at Claridges - Daniel Humm's restaurant is well worth the wait

Daniel Humm has opened London's most eagerly anticipated new restaurant. How does it shape up? We went along to find out. …

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A wintry treat - we hit up Ognisko for caviar and vodka

Polish restaurant Ognisko has put on a new vodka and caviar deal for the festive season. We went to get in the Christmas spirit.…

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