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Simon Rogan's Fera at Claridge's launches a bar snack tasting menu

Simon Rogan's Michelin-starred food - at bargain prices? No, the sunshine hasn't gone to our heads - this really is true. The acclaimed chef is now putting on a series of bar snacks at his Claridge's restaurant Fera, at just £10 for three or £15 for all five.

Even better, you don't even need to book or put your name down on a three-month waiting list to enjoy them.

The bar snacks - which form par…

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Surf and Turf is up in Clapham - a new pop-up from Jimmy Garcia

After bringing a BBQ supper club to a garden in Clapham, pop-up champion Jimmy Garcia is staying in the area, but heading back to his usual haunt, The Lodge, to create a surf and turf feasting menu. And feast really is the operative word - think five sumptuous courses, sand bucket cocktails, 10-pint beer kegs for each table… and all for a rather reasonable £40 per head.

As with all of his previou…

Read more: Surf and Turf is up in Clapham - a new pop-up from Jimmy Garcia

Asian pop-up POPdown by Cuisson comes to Borough

Just opened in Borough Market is POPdown Cuisson: a six-month pop-up set over two floors at 1 Cathedral Street. It'll feature an Asian style bar and full dinner menu in the restaurant, inspired by the market traders and their seasonal produce.

The bar, on the ground floor, is named after the Japanese Ikigai, meaning "a reason for being" - which in this case, involves a range of craft beers, wines…

Read more: Asian pop-up POPdown by Cuisson comes to Borough

Rockadollar hotdogs come to Shoreditch with McQueen's new terrace

They recently vacated their Soho spot to make way for Little Pitt and now Rockadollar is on the way to Shoreditch hotspot McQueen. If you're unfamiliar with Rockadollar - it's a pop-up serving up one London’s food trends - luxury hot dogs. To herald the opening of McQueen’s new terrace, former Hawksmoor head chef, Richard Sandiford has created a bespoke menu of  gluten-free ‘posh dogs’ - served i…

Read more: Rockadollar hotdogs come to Shoreditch with McQueen's new terrace

Stax's Bea Vo to open Boondocks in Old Street

22/7/16 - updated wit more info and opening date

There's more on the way to help make Old Street a real destination for food lovers. We've recently had a Bone Daddies and a Draft House opening, a great new cocktail bar, a Hill & Szrok pub and now Stax from Carnaby Court is heading that way too, with new place Boondocks.

Stax has been one of the many hits in the revamped Carnaby Court and thei…

Read more: Stax's Bea Vo to open Boondocks in Old Street

Home-smoked pastrami & more from Cure and Cut deli in Covent Garden

It's officially a trend: Jewish style deli food is having a moment in the sun - and the latest new opening to hit London is Cure and Cut, specialising in home-smoked pastrami, fresh salads and generously stuffed sandwiches.

The Covent Garden restaurant will be open between 8am to 9pm, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner - and the chefs will be curing, spicing and smoking their meats in house, al…

Read more: Home-smoked pastrami & more from Cure and Cut deli in Covent Garden

Jason Atherton is opening Kisetsu kappo restaurant inside Sosharu

If you've already been to Jason Atherton's most recent opening, Sosharu, in Clerkenwell you may have wondered what was behind the curtain in one corner of the room. If you're as nosy as us you'll have peeked behind to find a kappo restaurant within a restaurant. While the rest of the restaurant bedded down, they've been holding this private dining space back but it's about to open this summer.

Th…

Read more: Jason Atherton is opening Kisetsu kappo restaurant inside Sosharu

Four Hundred Rabbits pizza and craft beer is coming to Nunhead

London's love of sourdough pizza shows no signs of slowing down. After the success of their first restaurant in Crystal Palace, the team behind Four Hundred Rabbits are bringing their sourdough pizza (made from their own starter, natch) and beer joint to Nunhead.

It looks to be a very similar set-up to their previous place, with an emphasis on quality pizza made with expertly sourced ingredients,…

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Notting Hill's Little Yellow Door launches an emoji-only menu

Another day, another London restaurant with a crazy, headline-seeking story. Hot on the heels of World Emoji Day - Notting Hill restaurant The Little Yellow Door has launched what they say is the world's first emoji-only menu.

The summer special, illustrated by the cartoon-style graphics, is on offer every Wednesday and Thursday throughout July and August, at £15 for two courses.

We won't attempt…

Read more: Notting Hill's Little Yellow Door launches an emoji-only menu

Little Bird Gin are having a Bankside pop-up this summer

On the eternal quest for London’s best gin and tonic? Try Bankside this summer. Boutique distillers Little Bird Gin are joining forces with The Distillery bar at the Hilton Bankside hotel to create The Little Garden, a whimsical al fresco gin pop-up.

You might have tasted a Little Bird Gin cocktail at their regular spot at Maltby Street Market, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure - they cr…

Read more: Little Bird Gin are having a Bankside pop-up this summer

Test Driving Gotto - a waterside east London trattoria

The people behind Soho's Mele e Pere have gone east to set up a waterfront trattoria in the old Olympic village, now called Here East. We head down there for a look.…

Read more: Test Driving Gotto - a waterside east London trattoria

Martha Ortiz comes to London with a Mexican restaurant at InterContinental Park Lane

it really is the year that Mexican food in London seems to be going to the next level. Not only have we had the mighty Santo Remedio open and news of the Hart Brothers' El Pastor, but there's news of one of Mexico's top chefs opening here too.

Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joining Theo Randall as the hotel's se…

Read more: Martha Ortiz comes to London with a Mexican restaurant at InterContinental Park Lane

The Good Egg kicks off a new Tel Aviv inspired Summer menu

Just in time for summer – we hear that The Good Egg in Stoke Newington has thrown open the doors to its garden, seating up to 20 people. And there's a new summer menu to go with it, designed for sharing on long communal outside tables - inspired by the long hot evenings in Tel Aviv.

Along with favourites like warm, fluffy pitas and grilled flatbreads with thyme and honey, there'll be bowls of jew…

Read more: The Good Egg kicks off a new Tel Aviv inspired Summer menu

Tesco are popping up in Soho with a wine bar

If the thought of finding time to go a winery for tasting session this summer seems like a distant dream - there's another option much closer to town. Tesco are opening a wine bar pop-up that will be showcasing their range of "finest" wines, featuring bottles from all over the globe. It's definitely not what you expect from Soho, that's for sure... 

There will be over eighty different wines, whil…

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Kricket are bringing their Indian small plates to Soho

Based inside Pop Brixton, Kricket's menu of modern Indian small plates has been hugely successful and highly rated by the critics too. Now they're doubling up with a new restaurant that's coming to Soho. It'll be a larger site than the original - not surprising as that one is in a shipping container - but at this stage, that's literally all that we know.

We'll update this story with menu details…

Read more: Kricket are bringing their Indian small plates to Soho

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