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Nanna's cafe and pantry to open on St Paul's Road, Islington

Nanna's cafe and pantry to open on St Paul's Road, Islington

The food revolution of St Paul's Road in Islington continues and as we're locals to the area, we're very happy for it to carry on. We've recently seen the addition of pan-Asian takeaway Tootoomoo replacing the local kebab shop (our waistlines will be thanking them) and now there's another great sounding-deli opening on the street very soon called Nanna's.

We caught up with Nanna's Sally Stall to ...

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Boozy late night sandwich joint - our Test Drive of Max's Sandwich Shop

Boozy late night sandwich joint - our Test Drive of Max's Sandwich Shop

When we first tweeted out the picture of the ham, egg and chips sandwich on Twitter, it received a lot of attention.  "Filth" and "obsesssion" were two of the keywords being bandied around. Well this weekend, we popped up to Crouch
Hill to try it out. 

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Omar Allibhoy's Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is opening on Bethnal Green Road

Omar Allibhoy's Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is opening on Bethnal Green Road

You may have previously come across Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy's food whist shopping at Westfield London or Bluewater. Well now you don't have to brave the fresh hell of a mall to try his tapas as his third restaurant is a standalone tapas bar on Bethnal Green Road.

Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is an all-day dining place with a menu divided into meat, fish, vegetables and egg dishes. There'll be ...

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Neil Rankin brings dirty food to the City - we Test Drive Bad Egg

Neil Rankin brings dirty food to the City - we Test Drive Bad Egg

With the success of Smokehouse behind him, Neil Rankin tries his hand in the City with a new egg-based restaurant. 

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Holborn gets a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant with Beiriso

Holborn gets a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant with Beiriso

Londoners might remember the ill-fated Shumi in St James which tried to introduce us to the joys of an Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine but only lasted 18 months, helped towards its demise by a slew of bad reviews. Almost a decade later, another restaurateur is attempting the same fusion cusine with Beiriso which is about to open in Holborn.

The name for the restaurant comes from the word for rice ...

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Oka fusion restaurant coming to the first floor at Kingly Court

Oka fusion restaurant coming to the first floor at Kingly Court

A year after they opened their first restaurant in Primrose Hill, Oka are expanding with a second one further into town. Billed as serving "seasonal traditional Asian food with a modern twist" Oka will be up on the first floor of Carnaby’s Kingly Court.

The restaurant will seat 30 and will also have a standalone bar. They're going to be focusing on healthy takeaways for the lunchtime market while ...

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Brett from Elliot's at Borough Market is opening The Richmond in Hackney

Brett from Elliot's at Borough Market is opening The Richmond in Hackney

If ever a restaurant designer has his work cut out it's interior decorator and antiques dealer Adam Bray. He's currently responsible for getting rid of the Cleopatra meets Spartacus look of LMNT on Queensbridge Road in East London and turning into a neighbourhood spot The Richmond.

The Richmond is going to be a new restaurant and bar jointly owned and operated by Brett Redman and Margaret Crow. ...

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Food YouTube stars Cupcake Jemma is opening Crumbs & Doilies at Kingly Court

Food YouTube stars Cupcake Jemma is opening Crumbs & Doilies at Kingly Court

It's all go at Kingly Court with the news that two new places are opening their doors before the end of the year. One of those is Crumbs & Doilies by baker Jemma Wilson.

Wilson worked at the Dover Street Market outpost of artisan Parisian cafe Rose Bakery before going on to set up Crumbs & Doilies as a market stall. She has a massive 200k subscribers to her Cupcake Jemma channel on the ...

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Crosstown Doughnuts open pop-up shop at Piccadilly Circus tube station

Crosstown Doughnuts open pop-up shop at Piccadilly Circus tube station

There's now a very good reason to want your daily commute to take you through Piccadilly Circus - doughnut purveyor Crosstown Doughnuts have just opened a pop-up shop there. This is the first time Crosstown have moved from market stalls into bricks and mortar. The shop is going to be open in the underground station for the next six months, serving fresh doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate ...

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Amaru launching at St Katharine Dock from the people behind Bravas Tapas

Amaru launching at St Katharine Dock from the people behind Bravas Tapas

The team behind Bravas Tapas are opening their second restaurant at St Katherine Dock Amaru

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Bump Caves and Tim Anderson join up for Japanese Burns Night

Bump Caves and Tim Anderson join up for Japanese Burns Night

Yes, we know we haven't even got past Christmas at the time of writing, but news has already reached us of a Burns night event at the end of January that will be well worth putting in the calendar. 

Tim Anderson and Bump Caves (from Draft House) are getting together for a "cross-cultural celebration of two whisky-making nations" with Japanese Burns Night. Tim Anderson will be putting on a five ...

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Murakami sushi and robata grill restaurant set for St Martin's Lane

Murakami sushi and robata grill restaurant set for St Martin's Lane

Murakami is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that is set to open on St Martin's Lane this January. Taking over what used to be Jamie's Wine Bar, Murakami will specialise in sushi, sashimi and dishes from the robata grill. Examples of dishes include:

  • yellowtail carpaccio with chili, ponzu & pickled garlic dressing
  • smoked eel & avocado salad
  • whole seabass with ginger sauce

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Neil Rankin, Fred Smith and more face off in the Real Burger Challenge

Neil Rankin, Fred Smith and more face off in the Real Burger Challenge

For his next feat, Burger Monday's Daniel Young has a challenge that even Ron Swanson would approve of. He's stripping the burger challenge to its bare bones for the Real Burger Challenge. 

For the challenge, the chefs will be limited to a single burger topping and a single burger sauce - with all the effort put into getting that patty just right. The first event sees three burgers go up against ...

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Shake Shack is coming to Stratford Westfield

Shake Shack is coming to Stratford Westfield

It had been rumoured for a couple of days and now the news is out - a second Shake Shack is coming to London, to Stratford's Westfield.

This will see them follow similar Shake Shack set-ups in malls around the world, offering everything that's currently available in Covent Garden - burgers, dogs, frozen custard and shakes. It'll be located on Westfield's "Street" (which is where Cafe Football ...

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Boom Burger is coming to Brixton Market

Boom Burger is coming to Brixton Market

South London fans of the Portobello Road burger restaurant will soon have one opening on their doorstep. The Jamaican-inspired burger company has signed the deal on a site in Brixton, 12 months after first opening in West London.

At Boom Burger Brixton, right next to foodie hub Brixton Market, you'll be able to eat in or takeaway and there's going to be a large outdoor seated area.

While the new ...

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