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The Good Egg to open their second restaurant in Kingly Court

Expect great brunches and a whole lot of babka as the boys behind N16's Israeli/Canadian cafe expand to the melting pot of Kingly Court

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The Budapest Bar and Kitchen goes back to Cambridge Heath - and they've got pálinka

Italian-meets-Hungarian pop-up Pasta 'n' Goulash will return once more to its spiritual home in Cambridge Heath, when it revives The Budapest Bar & Kitchen for a three-month residency.

Underneath the railway arches, they'll be distilling down hearty Hungarian cuisine into more manageably sized sharing plates. That's so you can sample a wide range of flavours across many dishes, instead of say…

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Parson's Green gets its own dog-friendly Megan's

Children and dogs are equally welcome at Megan's new spot on Parson's Green Lane, a quaint little fairy-lit restaurant that'll be serving all day brunches, coffees and sourdough pizzas.…

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Pergola is back in Paddington for the winter

Have you been missing Paddington's Pergola - a collection of outdoor restaurants from the people behind Pergola on the Roof that ran throughout the summer months. Well, the hot weather dissapating hasn't put them off as they're coming back for the winter months too.

It'll be fully covered and weather-proofed, i.e. to cope with English weather, so you'll be able to enjoy the food on offer in comfo…

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Michel Roux Jr unveils new look Roux at Parliament Square

Hot Dinners was in Westminster last night for the relaunch party of Roux at Parliament Square. The party was a chance to showcase the restaurant's major revamp and Michel Roux Jr was on hand to oversee the celebrations. "I've been told it looks like Le Gavroche," he told guests, "but with a more contemporary feel, which I think is a huge compliment."

The evening was a bit of a get together for Ma…

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The Watch House opens its third coffee bar, this time in Chancery Lane

The Watch House is moving north of the river for its third elegantly designed cafe. There'll be breakfasts in the morning, lunches to go in the daytime, and post-5pm, a cocktail bar. Sounds good to us.…

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Oxalis's modern British cuisine comes to Soho's The Sun & 13 Cantons

The latest residency at Soho's The Sun & 13 Cantons has been announced as Oxalis, a travelling pop-up led by a pair of chefs called Max De Nahlik and Nick Ross.

The duo will be pooling their collective experience and international know-how to serve up a menu that's as much about seasonal British ingredients as it is about traditional French cooking methods, and includes a nod to Nick's Canadi…

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The next CHIK’N is coming to Upper Street, Islington

The first CHIK’N was such a huge hit that they're already getting ready to open another. From the same people behind Chick n Sours, this sees them expanding their fast food operation. …

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Marina O'Loughlin is the new Sunday Times restaurant critic

Ten months after the death of its restaurant critic, AA Gill, the Sunday Times has today announced that Gill's replacement will be none other than Marina O'Loughlin. 

That's bound to be an extremely popular choice. O'Loughlin's been at the Guardian for five years following her time as the Metro's restaurant critic and is one of the vanishing numbers of critics that keep their identity s…

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Sushi (but not as you know it) from Inigo on Great Windmill Street

If you're wondering why Inigo's hand rolls are different, picture something shaped more like a sushi burrito and you wouldn't be far off. They'll also be using Japanese-style ingredients not oft seen in a traditional sushi, like wasabi peas, macadamia nuts and broccoli.…

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Tonkotsu, Chick n Sours and more headline guest chef series at Behind The Wall

Don't know about you, but we're loving the various mashups and creative collaborations that are currently going down around London. And one upcoming combo of creative talents in Hackney has particularly caught our eye.

Hackney cocktail bar Behind This Wall is bringing in some top talent for a series of guest chef nights, called ‘E is the magic number’. It features chefs and restaurateurs from wit…

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Hot toddies and superfood salads as The Listing comes to Cannon Green

The Listing is the latest offering (the 22nd, in fact) from the Drake & Morgan group, which is also behind City favourite The Anthologist. It looks to continue things in a similar vein, with a luxuriously decked out interior, all day dining, and a cocktails list that include hot toddies...…

Read more: Hot toddies and superfood salads as The Listing comes to Cannon Green

Tel Aviv chef Oded Oren is popping up with Lebanese wines at Borough Wine and Beers

Islington restaurant and micro-brewery Borough Wine & Beers has been keeping busy this year with a series of excellent pop-ups. They're showing no sign of letting up for the time being too. Now they've announced that the next to join will be Oded Oren, an Israeli chef who's previously worked down south in the well-received Louie Louie

This time around, Oded will be dishing up a five-co…

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Test Driving Joe Allen - Theatreland's charmer survives its move

Theatreland stalwart Joe Allen has moved, but has it taken its legendary charm with it? We went to find out…

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Passo is a new Old Street Italian from the team behind Foleys

The team behind Foleys and the Rum Bar are heading to Old Street where they’re opening a pretty sizeable new restaurant, which will be serving Italian-via-LA cuisine from 7am to midnight all week long.…

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