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Ledbury and Murano among London restaurants involved in Taste Portugal

Ledbury and Murano among London restaurants involved in Taste Portugal

Seems like you're going to be hearing a lot about Portugal if the folk behind Taste Portugal have their way. They've put together a programme of events in London celebrating Portuguese food and drink with some rather impressive names attached.

Brett Graham at The Ledbury is hosting a wine tasting, hunting talk and degustation dinner on 13 October with harmonised wine menu featuring chefs Dieter ...

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Sunborn London superyacht hotel arrives at Royal Victoria Docks

Sunborn London superyacht hotel arrives at Royal Victoria Docks

If you want to go one better than a table with a riverside view and have your meal actually on the Thames, you may be interested in Sunborn London. It's a superyacht hotel moored at Royal Victoria Docks which features 136 spacious bedrooms and suites over 5 Decks with a restaurant, bar, Elemis day spa and conference spaces.

Of course we're more interested in the food and drink side of things. ...

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Crocker's Folly reopens as gastropub in St John's Wood

Crocker's Folly reopens as gastropub in St John's Wood

If you like a bit of history with your pint, then the reopening of Crocker's Folly in St John's Wood will be of interest.

Built in 1898 as the palatial Crown Hotel by entrepreneur Frank Crocker the pub was intended to serve travellers on the Great Central Railway. But when the railway terminus was sited at Marylebone rather than St John's Wood, the money sunk into the site suddenly didn't seem ...

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Smoking Goat Thai BBQ arrives on Denmark Street

Smoking Goat Thai BBQ arrives on Denmark Street

An old Soho dive bar on Denmark Street is due to be reopened as a Thai Barbecue drinking den next month with an exciting crew at the helm.

Co-founder Ben Chapman has pulled together a small but talented team working together on the project. Head chef Seb Homes comes straight from another Thai kitchen, the Begging Bowl in Peckham. Holmes will be joined by Gino Tighe who has worked at The Quality ...

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Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters joins Clarke's Restaurant Anniversary celebrations

Chez Panisse chef Alice Waters joins Clarke's Restaurant Anniversary celebrations

There can't be a better way to celebrate 30 years of being in the restaurant business in London than getting your world-famous mentor to pop over and help you out with the party. That's what's happening next month when Alice Waters of Chez Panisse comes over to London to help celebrate her protégé Sally Clarke's 30 year anniversary at Clarke's Restaurant.

The Californian chef will be in town for ...

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Rabbit restaurant comes to Chelsea from the people behind the Shed

Rabbit restaurant comes to Chelsea from the people behind the Shed

A couple of tears after the successful launch of The Shed in Notting Hill, The Gladwin brothers are back with their follow up, Rabbit.

This time it'll be a "celebration of wild British food" in Chelsea


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Ducasse's taste of Tropez in London - we Test Drive Rivea

Ducasse's taste of Tropez in London - we Test Drive Rivea

The Bulgari hotel's restaurant aims to bring informality into Knightsbridge dining

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A first look at Seamus Mullen's Sea Containers

A first look at Seamus Mullen's Sea Containers

Seamus Mullen's Sea Containers restaurant at the Mondrian London promises to be one of Autumn's hottest openings and you can read our full write-up here. In advance of the opening tomorrow - we've got some sneak preview pics of the restaurant and Dandelyan bar too. From tomorrow, you'll be able to check these out in person...

HOTBOX first permanent restaurant to be in Spitalfields

HOTBOX first permanent restaurant to be in Spitalfields

Is there room in East London for more cue? Seems so as HOTBOX prepares to open there this winter.


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Bubba Gump coming to London at the Trocadero

Bubba Gump coming to London at the Trocadero

Updated 29/10/14 with the confirmed opening date. 

It's been on our Coming Soon list for well over a year - but the UK's first Bubba Gump restaurant is getting closer and closer. 

The American seafood chain is best known for taking its inspiration from Forrest Gump and has over 30 restaurants across the globe, including a very prominent one that anyone visiting Times Square will no doubt have ...

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Cafe Pistou Provençal restaurant comes to Exmouth Market

Cafe Pistou Provençal restaurant comes to Exmouth Market

A new cafe specialising in Provençal cuisine is coming to Exmouth Market, with a bar and plenty of outside seating too.


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London dominates the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

London dominates the 2014 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

If you're just as interested in the look of a restaurant or bar as what you're eating and drinking in them, then you'll want to check out the winners for this year's Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

The event is now in its sixth year and judges sifted through 3000 entries from the UK and 70 other countries. London dominated the result with the following being the city's key winners and the ...

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Nashville hot sliders are new to the menu at Bird

Nashville hot sliders are new to the menu at Bird

This Autumn, the menu at newish East London chicken shop Bird is having a bit of a refresh. And that's where is where these sliders come in. The Nashville Hot Sliders are fried tenders dunked in their own homemade cayenne pepper sauce, with pickles and kewpie mayo on a soft roll.

Other new items include an extra hot chilli glaze, tonkatsu and plum sauces, Crispy Mu Shu Fried chicken (like a ...

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Hoxton Holborn opening with Soho House's Hubbard and Bell, Chicken Shop and coffee by Holborn Grind

Hoxton Holborn opening with Soho House's Hubbard and Bell, Chicken Shop and coffee by Holborn Grind

Updated 25/9/14 with soft launch details

The Hoxton hotel is opening its doors in Holborn next week and bringing a range of useful places to eat and drink to midtown (yes we ARE embracing that term for London too) when it does.

Opening next week there'll be two restaurants run in partnership with Soho House Group. The first is Hubbard & Bell, their main restaurant (pictured right) which as ...

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Ape & Bird put Neapolitan style pizzas on the menu

Ape & Bird put Neapolitan style pizzas on the menu

This rather fine looking pizza is just one of a new range going on the menu at Ape & Bird. It follows the installation of a hand-built, wood-fired, Forno Bravo pizza oven from Naples at the gastropub on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Head Chef Alex Windebank has been working on a menu of Neopolitan style pizzas using the best seasonal ingredients from Italy and England.

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