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Gordon Ramsay returns to the kitchen of Petrus for one night only

It's not often that you can guarantee that Gordon Ramsay will be in the kitchen when you're booking one of his restaurants - but there's one upcoming night when he definitely will be. And that's because June 10 will mark the 25th year since his first service "as a chef" in London restaurants (that's either at Harvey's or Le Gavroche - our maths isn't great).

On the 10th, Ramsay and Pétrus Head Ch…

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Roti Chai opens Chai Ki Toddy Shop in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf

Always popular in its original off-Oxford-Street location and the odd pop-up, Roti Chai have now quietly opened their next restaurant all the way over in Canary Wharf - the latest to be part of the new Crossrail Place centre. 

Chai Ki will be part Toddy Shop bar and kitchen, that part is open all-day now, and the dining room which is coming soon. Plus - they'll be doing breakfasts too (some of th…

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Champagne + Fromage French deli and bistro to open in Greenwich Market

Greenwich is getting a new bistro/deli devoted to fizz and cheese. Champagne + Fromage should be opening their doors on Church Street within Greenwich market next month. It's the third site for the group run by husband and wife team Stefano Frigerio and Maud Fierobe and cheese expert Franck Le Blais.

The Greenwich space will be pretty small, with space for 20 inside and 20 outside. On the menu wi…

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Farm Girl Cafe brings Australian healthy eating to Notting Hill

We've definitely seen a trend for healthy eating so far in 2015 and that looks to continue with this new opening. A new Cafe is coming to Notting Hill from Rose Mann and Anthony Hood. Farm Girl is "inspired by a childhood growing up on a rural farm outside Melbourne" so it's bringing that Australian influence - with a healthy focus - to the Portobello Road.

The menu is from Benoit Marmoiton, who'…

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Lobos meat and tapas bar opening next to Borough Market with lots of Iberico pork on the menu

An upcoming addition to the Borough Market area is new "meat and tapas bar" Lobos, set up by former Brindisa chef Roberto Castro, who's kicking off the project with some more Brindisa alumni too.

There's a big focus on meat - specifically Iberico pork. So expect to see Secreto Iberico, a "hidden" cut between the shoulder and the loin that's been appearing on a few menus of late plus Presa Iberico…

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The Culpeper to open rooftop Greenhouse grill and bar in the City

Well this sounds like it'll be a popular spot for the summer. Having only relatively recently opened their first floor restaurant, the team at The Culpeper gastropub in Spitalfields are on the verge of opening the rooftop greenhouse bar and grill. The fourth floor space already features growing beds packed with homegrown vegetables, salad leaves and herbs for the kitchen. Now they're opening The…

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Tom Sellers teams up with Krug for Krug & Chips pop-up in Covent Garden

If you like your fish and chips high-end, then make a date for Krug & Chips, a gourmet chipper popping up in Covent Garden this summer. The champagne house has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers or restaurant Story.

Sellers has come up with his own particular take - Fish in Chips. Diners will be able to choose from three dishes; a potato ravioli with fish in tartar sauce, Monkfi…

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Jubo Korean brings chicken and more to Exmouth Market

Following the pop-up on Rivington Street, Korean chicken specialists Jubo are one in a list of many changes coming to Exmouth Market.

The main focus is the Korean chicken. So that's the crunchy chicken wings and boneless strips which are served in small plates or large platters, and glazed in Soy Garlic, Hot or Volcanic sauces. Alongside those, expect similar dishes to the original which include…

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Megan's Cafe and Grill comes to St John's Wood

They already have a restaurant in Chelsea and now Megan's is about to open a second in St John's Wood. 

The original Megan's has been in Chelsea since 2005. They took over the site from an old antiques store and revamped it into a café. Last year it had something of an overhaul from its new owner Becky Mckevitt, who used to be sommelier at Salt Yard and has been known to draw in the odd Chelsea c…

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Caphe Pho coming to Smithfield from the people behind Caphe House

There's a new Vietnamese restaurant coming to Smithfield soon and it's one that's moving there from Bermondsey. Caphe House is moving to Smithfield and changing its name to Caphe Pho in the process.

Obviously, the star of the show will be their pho. Their stock (beef, chicken or vegetable) is made from a family recipe with 12 hours of simmering "to allow the stock to retain all its goodness and d…

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Angela Hartnett to open a second Café Murano in Covent Garden

26/5/15 - updated with more details and an opening date

Angela Hartnett's first main venture outside of Murano, the offshoot Cafe Murano, was showered with praise when it first opened. And it's clearly been very successful for her as another one is on the way, this time to Tavistock Street in Covent Garden.

Running the kitchen will be Head Chef, Richard Lloyd, who was formerly sous chef at Hartne…

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World's 50 Best Restaurants release 51-100 list early for 2015

In advance of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015 being announced next Monday, the team behind the awards have given us all a little taster of what's to come with the release of the 51-100 restaurants.

55. The Clove Club (up from 87)

60. Hedone (up from 63)

73. The Fat Duck (down from 47)

92. St John (down from 55)

It's brilliant news for The Clove Club who are now within a whisper of being incl…

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Parisian bistronomy hits London - we Test Drive Le Chabanais

One of Paris's hottest restaurants has landed in London. We check in to see how they're faring this side of the Channel.…

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Halva cafe and bakery opens in Fulham

There's a new café opening today in Fulham (following a soft launch), by Lila Sarhang Zadeh, who has previously classically trained as a pastry chef in France. 

They'll be making traditional bread using special flour known as “tradition flour” plus more bread including chia seed, flax seed and honey sour doughs - plus more varieties including vanilla and basil. Besides the usual pastries, they'll…

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Jason Atherton to launch Social Wine and Tapas on James Street

25/5 updated with more from the menu.

You'll have spotted from our Coming Soon page that Jason Atherton is opening two new restaurants in London in 2015. And now we've got full details of what to expect from the first of them, Social Wine and Tapas. Essentially it's a place where the sommellier takes centre stage. We rather like the idea of it and it brings to mind Aldo Sohm in New York (in a ver…

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