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Test Driving Koya City: udon bar expands its repertoire for the City

Soho's perenially popular udon noodle bar Koya has expanded to the City. We went along to see how the newer, bigger restaurant was doing.

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Test Driving Nuala: a serious City Road restaurant that delights

Nuala on City Road has something of a dream team working there. We went to see what the results are like when a longheld plan finally comes together. …

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Test Driving Parsons - The 10 Cases crew serve up one hell of a fish supper

The people behind Covent Garden's The 10 Cases have popped just across the street for their next restaurant, the seafood restaurant Parsons. We went down for a look. …

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The best set lunch deal in London? We Test Drive Le Gavroche

The lunchtime deal at Michel Roux Jr's two Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant has long been a thing of legend. We went to see if it lived up to expectations…

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Test driving Smoking Goat Shoreditch - the Thai BBQ Mk II impresses

Smoking Goat has branched out with a second - much bigger - location in Shoreditch. We pop down to get our fill of smoked Thai food and those chicken wings... …

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Test Driving Londrino - Leandro Carreira's solo venture opens in London Bridge

After popping up all over London, Leandro Carreria has finally settled down, opening his own place in London Bridge. We went to check it out…

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Only the name is the same - we Test Drive The Square in Mayfair

With a new look and new chef - we see what the wholly redone Mayfair spot The Square is now like post refurb.…

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Test Driving Linden Stores - Islington gets another winner

Linden Stores in Islington turns out to be a great wine shop mixed in with some wonderful small plates - we're pretty happy with our new local.…

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Test Driving Hovarda - Aegean opulence on Rupert Street

We take a trip to this Aegean-inspired restaurant and bar from the owners of London restaurants Frescobaldi and Yosma.…

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A new Italian by Old Street - we Test Drive Passo

From the team behind Fitzrovia spot Foley's, this new restaurant on Old Street roundabout already has the buzz of a place that's been open for ages. We went to check it out.…

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