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Shake Shack's Great British Shake Sale is back

Once again, for the whole of May, Shake Shack is teaming up with Auction Against Hunger which will get you money off shakes if you donate to the VERY worthy cause.

Just donate £2 to the charity when you next visit Shake Shack and you'll get a voucher for a free shake (worth £5.25) on your next visit. It's a perfect win-win if we've ever seen one. 

The Great British Shake Sale will be at all Shake…

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Hotbox is bringing a permanent Chuck Burger to Spitalfields

There's a new burger joint on the way to Spitalfields - and this one coming from the same people behind the just-up-the-road BBQ joint HotBox. They've been serving up these burgers at Hawker House for a while - but now's the time for them to go permanent. 

They'll have the classic burger and cheeseburger (of course) and joinng those on the menu are: 

  • Devil Burger - ground 28-day aged chuck steak…

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Here East brings new restaurant vibe to the Olympic Park in Stratford

We've already covered the imminent opening of The Breakfast Club and Gotto (from the folk at Mele e Pere) as part of the continued ongoing development of the Olympic Park. Now we've found out more about the other bars and restaurants opening on the same site that housed the Press and Broadcast Centres during London 2012.

The development's called Here East and, in addition to the two places above,…

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Top chef alfresco action at Serpentine Sackler gallery's Park Table

So this sounds like a must-have ticket come the summer. Take an iconic London building (in this case the Serpentine Sackler gallery), set up a huge outside table and invite some of London's best chefs to turn up and cook an amazing alfresco feast.

That's the plan for a series of dinners at the late Zaha Hadid-designed Magazine restaurant. The Park Table will be one long curving table seating 50 d…

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The Ivy is about to start serving breakfast for the first time in 100 years

It's been such a London institution that it comes as something as a surprise that the Ivy has never served breakfast in the almost 100 years that it's been around. But that's about to change very soon as they get ready to throw the doors open in the morning.

There will - of course - be a Full English (£16.50) and a vegetarian version of that too. And there's a lot more on the menu including:

  • Sup…

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Tom Sellers throws A-list party to launch Restaurant Ours

Well it's fair to say that Tom Sellers' new venture, Restaurant Ours, burst on to the London scene with one helluva party last night. Hot Dinners somehow managed to slip past the bouncers and hordes of paparazzi to gain entrance to one of the most fun dos we've been to in a while.

The restaurant itself looks pretty amazing. Having taken over the site vacated by The Collection, it was always a dram…

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C'Alice Italian wine bar is coming to Fulham

A new restaurant and wine bar, C'Alice in coming to Fulham next month. If you, like us, were wondering just how to pronounce that, it's "Kah-Lee-Che" - a mix of the Italian for chalice and one of the owners' names - Alice Ravelli and Giovanni Di Stefano.

Here's what else we know:

 

It'll be serving Italian food. As the owners come from the north and south of Italy respectively, the menu will refl…

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MEATliquor to launch limited edition St John Brain Burger

The latest burger to come from MEATliquor really is something with a difference. They're teaming up with St John and Fergus Henderson to create a VERY limited edition Brain Burger. 

Available in June, there will only be 15 Brain Burgers per day at MEATliquor W1, N1 and MEATMission. As for what's in it? A slice of calve's brain fried in panko breadcrumbs served with Sauce Gebriche, homemade mayonn…

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2016 GQ Food and Drink Award winners announced

Last night, the rather swanky GQ Food and Drink Awards were held at 100 Wardour Street restaurant in Soho. Now we weren't there ourselves, but from the pics we've seen on Twitter and Instagram it's fairly safe to say a merry time was had by all.

The awards were chosen by a panel featuring chef Mark Hix, the magazine's editor Dylan Jones, Jo Thornton - Managing Director at Moet Hennessy UK, chef F…

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Osteria 60 Italian restaurant comes to the Baglioni Hotel in Kensington

There's a new modern Italian restaurant opening right next door to the Baglioni hotel in Kensington called Osteria 60. From restaurant director Francesco Tatulli, here's what we know...

Expect Italian food using British ingredients. Head Chef Ivan Simeoli has worked with Oliver Peyton at his restaurants before and now he's bringing together best of British ingredients with Italian staples. So you…

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Tom Sellers is launching Restaurant Ours in Kensington

Updated 25/4/16 with opening date and menu details

Big news today as Tom Sellers, best known for the hugely successful Restaurant Story, is opening a second restaurant in Kensington.

He'll be overseeng the menus - promised to have seasonal European and British highlights, showcased in both traditional and contemporary dishes. Daniel Phippard will be taking the reins as Head Chef. He's been Execut…

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester - a return visit

It's all change at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester where there's a new Executive Chef at the helm. Jean-Philippe Blondet was previously head chef under Jocelyn Herland who has moved to Le Meurice, before taking up his current position. And as it has been four years since we last tried out lunch here at Michelin's most highly starred establishment in the city (along with Restaurant Gordon Ramsay)…

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Test Driving Le Bun - French burgers with aplomb off Leicester Square

The French burger and bun specialists Le Bun have found a new spot to take over. We went to Leicester House to check them out...…

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Test Driving Chinese Laundry - with a family-style Chinese menu for Spring

We pop down Islington's Upper Street for a look at Chinese Laundry - a Chinese restaurant with a difference.…

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A second Burgerac's Burgershack is coming to The Social in Fitzrovia

There's a brand new Burgerac's Burgershack coming to town - and this time they're landing in Fitzrovia.

Behind it all is Gavin Lucas - aka Burgerac and originally a blogger of all things burgers and who then got into the business himself with the Burgershack at the Royal Oak in Marylebone. Essentially proving that he could walk the walk (it gets VERY good reviews).

This second Shack sees them tak…

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