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A new Ginger Pig butcher's has opened in Wanstead

If you're in Wanstead and stocking up for the weekend, then you'll be wanting to head down to the brand new Ginger Pig that's just opened today.

It's their eighth butcher shop and as you reach it, you'll first be greeted by a big display window packed full of hanging meats. And inside, they also have their (frankly lovely) sausage rolls, handmade pies, patés, ready-made dishes including lasagne a…

Read more: A new Ginger Pig butcher's has opened in Wanstead

Milk Train Cafe are doing a candyfloss soft serve in Covent Garden

When they say a picture's worth a thousand words this one really is. I mean soft serve ice-cream on top of a cloud of candy floss, what more is there to say?

This new ice-cream spot in Covent Garden is brought to you by the couple who did Nice Ice shaved Japanese ice. They're serving up three types of soft serve - vanilla, matcha and hojicha (green tea). Oh and they're putting it on whole heap of…

Read more: Milk Train Cafe are doing a candyfloss soft serve in Covent Garden

Shikumen in Shepherd’s Bush is serving up rainbow coloured soup dumplings

We've had rainbow cakes, bagels and, more recently, rainbow cheese toaties. Now make way for the newest take on the multi-hued trend, rainbow Xiao Long Bao. These rather beautiful (and SO instagrammable) looking soup dumplings are now on the menu at Shikumen in Shepherd’s Bush.

They are as follows:

  • Yellow (coloured with carrot) - Chicken and Cheese (£6.20)
  • Green (coloured with spinach) - Crab (£…

Read more: Shikumen in Shepherd’s Bush is serving up rainbow coloured soup dumplings

Voodoo Ray's pizza are coming to Camden Market

They're already very popular in Dalston and Shoreditch - and now there's a third Voodoo Ray's on the way - this time to Camden Market. 

It'll be in the North Yard, where they'll be serving up pizza by the slice (and also huge 22-inch pies) including...

  • Giorgio Moroder - Goats Cheese, Sunblush Tomatoes, Courgette, Basil, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce
  • Rubenesque - Salt beef, sauerkraut, emmental, Russi…

Read more: Voodoo Ray's pizza are coming to Camden Market

The founder of Smoking Goat is opening Kiln in Soho

We've been big fans of Smoking Goat since it opened so hearing that founder Ben Chapman was launching a new restaurant made us sit up and pay attention. 

The place is described as a 'side of the road type restaurant' with a short grill menu and a daily noodle dish. It sounds like it'll be quite a scene too with a long stainless steel counter curving the length of the room in front of an open kitc…

Read more: The founder of Smoking Goat is opening Kiln in Soho

New bao buns, milkshakes and more - Test Driving the new Bao in Fitzrovia

Yes there are new dishes, and there's still a queue (but not if you plan accordingly)- we give Bao's new Fitzrovia restaurant a go.…

Read more: New bao buns, milkshakes and more - Test Driving the new Bao in Fitzrovia

Denmark's top bakers Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk to open in London at St James's Market

We've already been really impressed with the quality of the restaurants that'll be in London's St James's Market development. Now, joining the likes of Anzu (from Tonkotsu), Veneta (from the Salt Yard Group) and US hit Aquavit is a new concept from a top Danish bakery.

Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk's much loved Lagkagehuset bakery chain has more than 50 bakeries in Denmark. But their plan…

Read more: Denmark's top bakers Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk to open in London at St James's Market

London's Dandelyan Bar is popping up in Virgin's Heathrow Clubhouse

As if there wasn't enough of a reason to head to New York, a new collaboration between Virgin Airways and Dandelyan – the critically acclaimed bar at Mondrian makes the whole trip a must-do. Awarded Worlds Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards last week and Best Bar Team in London by Time Out, Ryan Chetiyawardana has put together a series of cocktails to be served up at Virg…

Read more: London's Dandelyan Bar is popping up in Virgin's Heathrow Clubhouse

Middle Eastern kebabs and more for Battersea with Bababoom

The Middle Eastern trend sees no sign of slowing down as a new restaurant is heading to Battersea rise in the shape of Bababoom. Their aim is to make Middle Eastern food more approachable, with a short menu and with inspiration from the likes of Palomar, Oklava and Berber and Q.

Most of the food is cooked on a Mangal Grill - and expect the menu to centre around some pretty special kebabs. They co…

Read more: Middle Eastern kebabs and more for Battersea with Bababoom

Laksa Kitchen is popping up in Kentish Town offering

Update 26/7/16 - new dates added

There's a new pop-up Malaysian restaurant that's about to hit Kentish Town, setting up shop in the Tolli Cafe. Called Laksa Kitchen, the menu obviously revolves around Laksa - but with more dishes besides. So you can expect:

  • Cucur udang: Prawn fritters in light spiced batter with turmeric, Chinese chives, beansprouts and homemade chilli dipping sauce.
  • Pork and ta…

Read more: Laksa Kitchen is popping up in Kentish Town offering "the perfect laksa"

Samarkand Uzbeki restaurant to take over the Fino site on Charlotte Street

Updated 26/7/16 with soft launch details

It was a sad day indeed when Fino shut its doors, but things change and now an Uzbeki restaurant called Samarkand will be opening on its site.

Taking influence from the restaurant's founder Sanjar Nabiev’s childhood, dishes on the menu are going to be a modern take on Uzbek cusine. If, like us, you have no idea what that actually means, let us enlighten yo…

Read more: Samarkand Uzbeki restaurant to take over the Fino site on Charlotte Street

Test Driving the steak for a tenner at Flat Iron in Shoreditch

We try the latest Flat Iron and put their affordable steak to the test.…

Read more: Test Driving the steak for a tenner at Flat Iron in Shoreditch

The London Restaurant Festival is back for 2016 - find out what's on

Back for the eighth year, the London Restaurant Festival returns this October with a line-up that includes Angela Hartnett, Michel Roux, Richard Corrigan, Theo Randall, Yotam Ottolenghi, James Lowe and more...

There are all manner of events taking place - so here are some of the ones that piqued our interest...

  • Festival menus - all over town, these are special menus - ranging from £15 - £50 to g…

Read more: The London Restaurant Festival is back for 2016 - find out what's on

Cha Chaan Teng is opening in Holborn with School of Wok's Jeremy Pang

Updated 27/7/16 with soft launch info

The creator of School of Wok, Jeremy Pang, is pulling together the menu (as Executive Development Chef) for upcoming restaurant Cha Chaan Teng in Holborn (taking over the space where Rocket used to be). The menu is based around the cha chaan teng cafes in Hong Kong that date from the 1950s and 60s - where western and Cantonese cuisine meet.

With that in mind,…

Read more: Cha Chaan Teng is opening in Holborn with School of Wok's Jeremy Pang

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