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Duck & Waffle celebrates two years (and a cookbook) at the top of the City

Duck & Waffle celebrates two years (and a cookbook) at the top of the City

High-rise dining in London has come a long way in the past few years and the restaurant that is arguably still leading the way is Duck & Waffle, with chef Daniel Doherty at the helm. It just celebrated its second birthday as well as launching Dan's first cookbook, which provided us with a great opportunity to go back and see what's currently on offer 40 floors above Bishopsgate.

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The Ivy to close for a major refurbishment

The Ivy to close for a major refurbishment

It's always nice to greet a milestone birthday looking your best, and The Ivy aims to do just that. The celebrity haunt will be closing its doors in January for a major makeover in preparation for its 100th anniversary.

Post-Christmas the restaurant will close on 5 January 2015, bringing in The Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to work on the kitchen, restaurant and private room.

"The Ivy was the ...

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Alain Ducasse protégé takes over The Grill at the Dorchester

Alain Ducasse protégé takes over The Grill at the Dorchester

It's been long rumoured that Alain Ducasse was expanding his empire at the Dorchester and taking over their Grill Room, and today more details became clear.

The Grill at the Dorchester will be run by Ducasse protégé Christophe Marleix who is in the kitchen as Head Chef. Marleix comes here from Ducasse's restaurant at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris. 

With a new interior (presumably a whole lot ...

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Richard Caring to open The Ivy Market Grill on Henrietta Street

Richard Caring to open The Ivy Market Grill on Henrietta Street

Richard Caring's group of restaurants, Caprice Holdings, is expanding with the opening of The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden before Christmas.

The new restaurant will be on Henrietta Street which you may remember used to be a Lloyds Bank and Pizza Hut. Before that it was the original Boulestin restaurant (thanks to Hugh Wright for that tip). And way before that, it was built in the 19th ...

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The Dairy in Clapham expands with The Delicatessen

The Dairy in Clapham expands with The Delicatessen

The Dairy in Clapham is easily one of the most raved about restaurants in London by "people in the know" and was also thought to be one of the biggest omissions in this year's crop of new Michelin stars. If you haven't been to visit, then get down there now.

And if you have been, then there's one more reason to go back as they prepare to launch The Delicatessen.

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Massimo Bottura to cook at The Connaught for one night only

Massimo Bottura to cook at The Connaught for one night only

His restaurant in Modena has twice ranked as No 3 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants List and for one night only, Londoners have a chance to try Massimo Bottura's cooking in London.

Bottura and his team have been invited into The Connaught where Helene Darroze has given over the kitchen to them. They'll be serving up an eight-course menu comprising of the chef's favourite historical dishes from ...

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Ex Real Greek founder bringing The Greek Larder to King's Cross

Ex Real Greek founder bringing The Greek Larder to King's Cross

Updated 23/10 with the confirmed opening date.

The next year promises to be a big one for King's Cross. Many new office blocks are about to open there and alongside those, plenty of space for brand new restaurants. And one of those will be the new Greek Larder coming from Real Greek founder Theodore Kyriakou.


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Fraq's Lobster Shack imports East Coast cuisine to Goodge Street

Fraq's Lobster Shack imports East Coast cuisine to Goodge Street

It's all about lobster in Fitzrovia this week with two crustacean-focused restaurants opening in that area within weeks of each other. We've already written about Lobster Kitchen on Great Russell Street, now we're hearing that Fraq’s Lobster Shack will be opening on Goodge Street.

Fraq's is a small (30-seater) eat in and takeout restaurant with a brief menu featuring East Coast American specials ...

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The Blues Kitchen puts moose, bison and alligator on the menu

The Blues Kitchen puts moose, bison and alligator on the menu

Compared to a few years ago, it’s easy enough to find a great burger or posh fried chicken in London these days. But what if you’re craving something a little different, say a Python burger? Not so easy to come by.

BBQ restaurant the Blues Kitchen wants to change all that, however, with the launch of its Carnivore Club series. It launched yesterday and will run for three more consecutive ...

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Old Tom & English brings English sharing plates to Wardour Street

Old Tom & English brings English sharing plates to Wardour Street

Forget No Reservations, a new Soho restaurant opening on Wardour Street is boasting that it's reservations-only. Here's what you need to know about Old Tom & English

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Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

The Mondrian London lured a New York chef across the pond to open Sea Containers. We go along to see if his journey was worth it.

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Craft London opens initial phase on the Greenwich Peninsula

Craft London opens initial phase on the Greenwich Peninsula

Building on the success of the Dock Kitchen in West London and Rotorino in the East, British Chef Stevie Parle will deliver more simple home-cooked British dishes with the arrival of Craft London, set to open early next year on the Greenwich Peninsula, the urban development site at the Millennium Village.

Teaming up with interior designer Tom Dixon to fashion a site with emphasis on the ...

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Lobster Kitchen to launch in Fitzrovia

Lobster Kitchen to launch in Fitzrovia

It seems that London can't get enough of lobster at the moment - with a new lobster restaurant heading to Fitzrovia next month.

Lobster Kitchen is co-founded by Abigail Tan and Valeria Cinaglia and, as you might imagine, is focused around lobster every which way. There are a selection of lobster rolls, from garlic and parsley butter to sweet chilli with a spicy fish sauce. Lobster mac n’ cheese ...

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Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street brings more high-rise dining to London

Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street brings more high-rise dining to London

20/10/14 - updated with exclusive news about booking and the opening date.

The latest London skyscraper to unveil a high-rise restaurant and bar is nearly upon us, this time in the nearly-complete "walkie talkie" building, aka 20 Fenchurch Street. Coming from rhubarb, the Sky Garden is comprised of two restaurants, a cafe and bar and a few events spaces that city folk are sure to put to good use. 

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Roka Aldwych takes over Aldwych House as the chain's largest restaurant to date

Roka Aldwych takes over Aldwych House as the chain's largest restaurant to date

Updated 20/10/14 with opening date and reservations information

It's a big year for Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker's Roka micro-chain. In Spring, they opened their smallest restaurarnt Roka Mayfair, now they're about to fling open the doors on their largest venture, Roka Aldwych.

The newest restaurant will have room for 160 people and unlike their other venues will be all on one floor. Hot Dinners ...

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