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Ippudo to open second ramen restaurant in London

Ok - this is very early news, as we're still to learn exactly where they're opening - but...

It seems there's still plenty of room for ramen in the city as Ippudo are confirmed to be opening a second London restaurant in the Autumn. 

So far, they're established in 13 countries and only opened their first London restaurant in October 2014. It'll be their third European restaurant as they're also d…

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Kobe beef cocktails come to Sushisamba as part of their culinary cocktails

Sushisamba have taken the next step after becoming one of the few London restaurants currently serving high-grade Japanese Kobe beef - they've created a cocktail with a "wash of Kobe fat". It's all part of their new Culinary Cocktail range - featuring everything from the aforementioned Kobe to padron peppers and avocado puree. The full list is:

  • Padrón Pepper Caipirinha - muddled limes, churned w…

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Milroy's of Soho gets a makeover and a new cocktail bar

London’s oldest whisky shop, Milroy's has relaunched with its own basement cocktail bar. The shop, which has focused on whisky since the 1960s has been taken over by Martyn 'Simo' Simpson who was the man behind The Coal Vaults.

On the ground floor there's a 12 seater whisky bar called Milroy’s Bar, serving a selection of over 250 whiskys, all poured at 35ml rather than 25ml to enjoy the taste in…

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Caffe Rei Italian restaurant opens in Mayfair

A new Italian is coming to Mayfair from Andrea Reitano (who was also behind bringing Rome's Assunta Madre to London).

Details are a little thin on the ground for the imminent opening, but we do know that it'll be a casual Italian restaurant, with takeaway available too (including pasta, paninis and salads). And, like Assunta Madre, they'll be flying ingredients in from Italy too including burrata…

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Angela Hartnett and Thomasina Miers on the inaugural Good Food Great Game Changers list

To celebrate its 25th anniversary BBC Good Food has announced its first list of ‘Good Food Great Game Changers’ who they say "have revolutionised the way we shop, cook and eat".

As you might expect, there are a few London restaurant folk on there. Angela Hartnett is on the list as one of the countrys' "highest profile female chefs who has inspired a generation of women to follow in her footsteps…

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Gascon's Pascal Aussignac launches Duck n' Roll

Pascal Aussignac has always been a big feature of Taste of London, always managing to win one of the prizes up for grabs for the food from the Club Gascon stand.

Now we won't have to wait for thate once-a-year event to come around as Gascon are getting into the street food/ pop-up scene in a longer term way. Kicking off this weekend at Hawker House, they're launching Duck n' Roll.

So if you pop a…

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Regent's Place gets a new all day venue in The Refinery

Updated 5/3/15 with full first-look gallery and opening date

Popular City bar chain Drake & Morgan have just announced plans to open another of their large bar/restaurants in Regent's Place. That's the modern office complex to the north of Euston Road by Warren Street. The Refinery, which will open this Spring, will feature a bar, restaurant, deli and outdoor terrace.

If you've already been t…

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Bel-Air healthy fast food comes to Shoreditch

We all like a spot of BBQ and a lot of burgers, but every now and then it's good for something to buck the trend. The just-opened Bel-Air in Shoreditch looks like doing the job, as the LA heath food inspired cafe opens its doors.…

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New savoury cocktails go on the drinks list at Grain Store

Looking for a cocktail experience that'll blow your mind? Well, the new drinks list at Grain Store sounds like it'll go some way towards that. Their longstanding relationship with Tony Conigliaro has just seen the launch of a new list of savoury cocktails designed to work brilliantly with food.

The drink you see here is the Smoked Poacher Champagne Cocktail which combines a Smoked Poacher Cheese…

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BAO are bringing their buns to Soho's Lexington Street

Updated 4/3/15 with opening date

Popular street food vendors BAO who've won legions of fans for the steamed buns they've been serving up at their stall on Netil Market, are to open their first restaurant.

BAO will open in Soho this Spring with the backing of Karam, Jyo and Sunaina Sethi - the family behind the growing gastronomic empire that consists of Trishna, Bubbledogs, Kitchen Table, Gymkhana…

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Newman Street Tavern's

We love a good pork pie, so we're very impressed with the huge one above. This is one of the pork pies that won last night's Pork Pie Off at the Princess Victoria, raising £1000 for Action Against Hunger in the process. The event featured top chefs from across London including Social Eating House’s Paul Hood, Truscott Arms' Aidan McGee, The Dairy's Robin Gill, Opera Tavern’s Jamie Thickett and mo…

Read more: Newman Street Tavern's "Coffin" and The Princess Victoria win the Pork Pie Off

Holy Cheezus goes on the menu at The Blues Kitchen

This insanely fattening looking bit of fast food to hit the London scene is the Holy Cheezus (not to be confused with Byron's Holy Cheesemas which is a different beast altogether). It goes on the menu at The Blues Kitchen tomorrow and to be honest, we think we've put on weight simply by gazing at it too long.

In brief, it's a 7oz ground brisket beef patty topped with bacon, glazed onions and rock…

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New dishes in London's restaurants for Spring 2015A gorgeous gallery of pictures showing what London's chefs have just added to their menus…

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Kobe beef specials and beautiful presentation - we Test Drive Engawa

Open opposite Ham Yard Hotel, this Japanese restaurant specialises in Kobe beef. We take a look and run through the set menu.…

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A taste of Mediterranean and Middle East in Shoreditch - we Test Drive Jago

This in-house restaurant at tech incubator Second Home is open to the public and serving up Med and Middle Eastern food.…

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