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A bargain in Soho with Grillshack

We head to the latest from Richard Caring - the man behind Dirty Burger and Chicken Shop - to see how he brings affordable grilled fast(ish) food to Soho.

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Electric in Soho - we Test Drive Soho Diner

We go to the Soho cousin of the Electric Diner to see how the dirty food transfers to the West End.…

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Chicken rotisserie and much more as we Test Drive LeCoq in Islington

This new neighbourhood restaurant in Islington offers rotisserie chicken and a while lot more. We head over to check it out.…

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Margaritas and modern Mexican: we Test Drive Casa Negra

Flights of margaritas, a top chef in the kitchen - we head to Shoreditch's Casa Negra to try out the latest place for Londoners to get their Mexican fix.…

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Bruno Loubet puts vegetables first - we Test Drive Grain Store

We head to Granary Square near King's Cross to check out Bruno Loubet's restaurant where the focus is all on the vegetables.…

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NYC style in Balham - we check out Downstairs at Harrison's

Descending down the winding concrete stairs, you enter a candlelit cocktail bar, reminiscent of a New York bunker. But don’t be fooled, you’re not in The Big Apple, you’re in ‘Downstairs at Harrison’s’ in Balham, London. 

Harrison’s, run by Sam Harrison and co-owned by Rick Stein and Rebecca Mascarenhas, opened in 2007 and to celebrate its fifth anniversary, Sam decided it was time for a refu…

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Checking out the Beer & Bites at the St Pancras Booking Office bar

With summer finally here, the soaring temperatures and hazy nights are all the excuse we need for an impromptu drinking session. The St Pancras Renaissance hotel is just the place to head with the launch of their new own-label beer, a selection of other craft beers and some bites to pair with them.

For the month of August, the hotel is offering ‘beer and bites’ in the Booking Office bar to pu…

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Italian in Pimlico - we check in on Tinello

We go to Pimlico to chek out family-run Italian restaurant Tinello.…

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Bush Hall Dining Rooms – bringing British food to the heart of Shepherd’s Bush

We head west to Shepherd's Bush to check out strong cocktails and cracking food at this ‘true neighbourhood restaurant’.…

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Mark Sargeant returns to London - we check out the revamped Plum & Spilt Milk

Mark Sargeant returns to London to take on the menu for Plum and Spilt Milk at King's Cross. We pop down to try it out.…

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