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Amalfi-inspired Sorella takes the place of Clapham's The Manor

It's farewell to The Manor and hello to Sorella, a new Italian restaurant from The Dairy group that'll be springing up in its place. 

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Retro food gets a makeover at VIVI at Centre Point

If you've got a soft spot for the good old days, then head to VIVI where you can enjoy your chicken a la king in London landmark Centre Point with Vivi. Just head to the bridge link, and look for the PlayPlax inspired lights...…

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The Principal London takes over from Hotel Russell on Russell Square

Updated 16/11/17 with restaurant and bar details

If you've been wondering what's happening with the old Hotel Russell on Russell Square which is currently swathed in scaffolding, then let us enlighten you. The hotel has been taken over by the Principal Hotel Group, who also run hotels of the same name in Edinburgh, Manchester and York. The Principal Manchester impressed the Guardian's Marina O'Lo…

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Get up close and personal with top chefs at Borough Market’s Cookhouse Christmas series

 

A series of super exclusive lunches and dinners is coming to the Borough Market Cookhouse, with a series of guest chefs, and space for just ten per meal.

It’s part of their Cookhouse Christmas series. Stand out names include Sprout’s Dan Doherty, and Matt Worswick of the Michelin-awarded Latymer, and with such a small seating, you’ll be able to get very up close and personal to their trade…

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Caprice's Granary Square Brasserie is opening in King’s Cross

This new Granary Square opening (taking the space from Grain Store) from the team behind the Ivy Collection is aiming to cater for everyone.…

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Perfect pasta at penny pinching prices - we Test Drive Flour and Grape in Bermondsey

The team behind Antico in Bermondsey have reopened as Flour & Grape, honing the menu to simple starters and top quality pastas…

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Huge Ichiba Japanese food hall planned for Westfield London

There’ll be space for 200 to dine in at Ichiba, the enormous new Japanese food hall that’s springing up as part of Westfield’s regeneration. It’ll be providing hefty amounts of traditional Japanese cuisine, plus sakes, baked foods, ingredients to take home and cooking demos.…

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Lewisham's Dirty South reopens after 6 years - and Other Side Fried will be there

Lewisham's former music venue Dirty South is back, but not as you know it. Now, they've relaunched as a casual restaurant and bar.…

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Hélène Darroze launches takeaway range and supper club at Harrods

If you’re on the hunt for a foodie gift with a difference, or just plan to seriously spoil yourself this Christmas, Harrods' Food Hall is always a safe bet. But now they've taken things to another level, with a whole new range of gorgeous, takeaway French dishes from none other than Hélène Darroze (of double Michelin-starred The Connaught fame).

So that’ll include *extremely* high end delights su…

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The Winter House Christmas pop up takes over old Limelight Club

As far as winter pop-ups go this year, this one definitely has to be among the most luxurious we’ve encountered. Nestled in the very grand former premises of the Limelight Club on Shaftesbury Avenue, with Winter House we've been promised lofty balcony banquets, a "sweeping Grand Hall," plus cocktails and dancing in the Crypts.

Behind The Winter House is events team Bourne & Hollingsworth, who…

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Try new Wahaca dishes first at their new Shoreditch test kitchen

If you know the Wahaca menu like the back of your hand, then get down to Shoreditch where you can be the first to try, and rate brand new concoctions from the Mexican chain, before they get rolled out nationwide, or send back to the drawing room.…

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Shoreditch edge on The Mall - we Test Drive the new Rochelle Canteen at the ICA

Rochelle Canteen has expanded, opening a sibling restaurant at the ICA. We went along to see how the move from Shoreditch to the Buckingham Palace environs has worked for them.…

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Swingers is opening in the old BHS store on Oxford Street

If you do like to be beside the seaside, head down to the newest Swingers, which will be opening up in the former BHS flagship building off Oxford Street to bring you cocktails, crazy golf, and loads of (as of yet unannounced) street food vendors, including one famously Instagrammable dessert seller we’re yet to find out about.…

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