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Test Driving Decimo - classy high-rise dining in King's Cross

He already has a Michelin star in Bristol and now Peter Sanchez-Iglesias has arrived in London, with the flagship restaurant Decimo at the top of The Standard hotel in King's Cross. We went down to check it out. 

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Test Driving Norma - Sicilian excellence by Ben Tish

Ben Tish has come to Fitzrovia with Norma, a Sicilian/Moorish restaurant that's been garnering a lot of praise. We head down to check it out for ourselves.  …

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Test Driving Seabird - What's that in the sky? London's hottest new restaurant.

We head up to the 14th floor of the Hoxton Southwark and fall hopelessly in love with this high rise seafood spot where the decor is pure Miami but the vibe is all London.…

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Test Driving Loyal Tavern - Tom Cenci comes down to earth

We head over to Bermondsey to see how Tom Cenci's menu has transformed what used to be Village East into Loyal Tavern. …

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Test Driving Allegra - Stratford goes up in the world with this elegant new restaurant

Taking over the seventh floor of The Straford, this high rise restaurant sees the former Head Chef of Chiltern Firehouse launch his solo vision in East London. …

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Test Driving Pick and Cheese - the world's first cheese conveyor belt restaurant

You may have seen loads of videos of this new place by The Cheese Bar folk on your Insta feed, but how does it actually work? We went to find out.…

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Test Driving Vardo - Caravan comes to Chelsea, setting up in an extremely impressive building

The people behind Caravan launch a brand new restaurant called Vardo in Chelsea - in a very impressive purpose-built building. We head to the King's Road for a look. …

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Test Driving BaoziInn Borough - three floors of Chinese roast meats and dumplings

BaoziInn have just opened their flagship restaurant in Borough with three floors devoted to Chinese dishes. We went along to try it out.…

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Test Driving Charlie's at Brown's hotel - a return to classic dining

Adam Byatt has taken over the restaurant at the classic Brown's hotel in Mayfair with Charlie's. Seasonal dishes and some favourites from Trinity are on offer - we went down for a look.…

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Test Driving Nutshell - the new Iranian star of Theatreland

We head into Covent Garden to try their take on modern Iranian cuisine...…

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