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Test Driving Siren at The Goring - Nathan Outlaw opens the hotel's first new restaurant in 100 years

Siren is The Goring's first new restaurant in 100 years. We head down to see what Nathan Outlaw's done with the place. 

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Test Driving the Dining Room at The Ned - a seasonal tour of the British Isles

The Dining Room at the Ned sees an Italian chef enjoying himself, using the bounty of the British isles.…

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Test Driving Arcade Food Theatre - eight great London restaurants, all under one roof

This food hall at the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road has an extremely impressive collection of restaurants taking part. But how does it all work and what's on offer? We head along to find out. …

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Test Driving Isla - Adam Rawson goes coastal at The Standard

Adam Rawson has not one but two restaurants at The Standard hotel in King's Cross. We check out the coastal cuisine at Isla.  …

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Test Driving Flor - a top Borough bakery/wine bar/restaurant combo from the Lyle's team

The next restaurant from the team behind World's 50 Best restaurant Lyle's is here - we head down to Borough to try it out.…

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Test Driving Four Legs at The Compton Arms and its gold-standard cheeseburger

It isn't that often that a new London burger blows us away - but this Islington pub has a major contender for the city's best cheeseburger.…

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Test Driving Arros QD - Quique Dacosta does paella and more

Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (with many Michelin stars to his name) has come to Fitzrovia with his first UK restaurant. The paella is a big deal, and we head along to see what else the restaurant has to offer. …

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Test Driving Quality Chop House - 150 years old and still going strong in Farringdon

Hearing the Quality Chop House was celebrating its 150th birthday with a special anniversary menu, it seemed a good time to head back to Farringdon to rekindle one of our longest running restaurant affairs in London.…

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Test Driving Sette - Italian in Knightsbridge via New York

The main restaurant at the Bulgari has been reborn as Sette. That means a brand new look, an Italian menu via New York and much-lauded pasta dishes. We popped down to try it out. …

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Test Driving Coqfighter - legendary fried chicken hits Soho

They've made quite the name for themselves trading at Boxpark in Shoreditch, but the move to Soho sees these fried chicken folk able to expand their repertoire.…

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