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Test Driving Dandy - a compelling reason to visit Maltby Street on non-market days

Dandy, as a concept, has roamed all over London - now it's settled down in permanent digs in Bermondsey's Maltby Street. We went to try out its latest iteration.

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Test Driving The Connaught Grill - a classic reinvented for modern London

The Connaught in Mayfair has managed to launch a third restaurant in the hotel, resurrecting the classic Connaught Grill, adding a Jean-Georges touch. We went down for an early look. …

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Test Driving Muse - Tom Aikens gets intimate in Belgravia

Tom Aikens pares things back for his latest restaurant, with the main emphasis on a counter dining experience. We head along for a look. …

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Test Driving Wild Tavern - Goodman Restaurants go Italian in Chelsea

The people behind Goodman and Beast have come to Chelsea with an Italian restaurant that celebrates seafood, pasta, steak and more. We head over to Chelsea for a look ourselves. …

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Test Driving Oklava Bakery and Wine - bakery by day, top level wine bar by night

The restaurant formerly known as Kyseri is now Oklava Bakery + Wine - and we think Fitzrovia residents and workers are going to find this new incarnation to their taste.…

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Test Driving Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen - Filipino food in Hackney from the former BBQ Dreamz

Once they were BBQ Dreamz and now they're focused on their Filipino cuisine. We head up to Hackney Road to try Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen.…

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Test Driving Ned's Feast - unlimited Sunday lunch in the City

The Ned has an unlimited Sunday lunch that frankly dwarfs the competition, with unlimited roasts, oysters, lobsters and more. It's already one of the hardest for Londoners to get a table at - so we went to find out why.…

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Test Driving The Northall - where a bit of luxury never goes amiss

The second restaurant at the Corinthia London is far from an also-ran as chef Andre Garrett proves with his seasonal, luxury take on the best of British and European produce.…

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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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