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Flavourtown Bakery is coming to Parsons Green, and they’re bringing rainbow cake

The lucky, sweet-loving souls of SW6 are being treated to the award-winning Flavourtown Bakery’s first ever shop. It’ll be open from 7.30am with coffee and pastries, but really you’ll be wanting to load up on their fudgey brownies, gorgeous cupcakes and more.

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A second Zia Lucia Pizzeria is opening in Brook Green

After a successful first restaurant on Holloway Road, this is the follow-up from Zia Lucia. Expect the same 48 hour fermented doughs (including charcoal) and toppings that include truffled honey. …

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The Athenian is the latest food spot to open on Elizabeth Street

Opening right next door to Dominique Ansel is street food spot turned restaurant The Athenian with their offering of souvlaki and mezze…

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Dean and Deluca are coming to London - or are they?

Updated 8/12/17 - it's all off!

On every New York trip that we've ever been on, there's one place that we always make sure we pop into at least once, and that's Dean and Deluca, particularly the one in Soho. It's one of the city's best-known deli/food markets, serving everything from freshly ground coffee, chocolate, juices, with an amazing array of breads, pastries, salads and more. So we w…

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Cook for Syria are opening a popup cafe in Covent Garden for Christmas

If you want to eat well and do something for others this Christmas - then head straight to Covent Garden where Cook for Syria is launching a popup cafe and takeaway in the heart of Seven Dials - open from this weekend until Christmas Eve. The popup cafe, on the middle of Monmouth St, will serve mezze dishes by the Syrian chef Imad Alarnab, from the much-loved Imad’s Syrian Kitchen popup: he’ll be…

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The shed in Dulwich - Vice writer's fake restaurant tops TripAdvisor's London list

 

Have you been desperately trying to get a table at Tripadvisor's top rated The Shed at Dulwich? Perhaps you’ve found the line busy for weeks on end, or once you’ve finally managed to get through only to be told the restaurant’s booked out for the next six months - unless perhaps you’re a friend of Jackie’s, by any chance? No? Maybe you’re an influencer on Instagram? Sorry…

Well, the gig is…

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Carousel announces its residency line up for the New Year - with Romy Gill, Angelo Sato, Shuli Wimer

Carousel, which knows a thing or two about organising top residencies in its airy Marylebone venue, has just announced its line up of guest chefs for the New Year.

First up, from 4-13 January, its Romy Gill, who’ll be working together with Carousel’s in-house head chef Ollie Templeton to whip up a set menu packed with "West Bengal meets West Country dishes", so expect plates like spicy crab…

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Racine’s Henry Harris is running the menus at THREE new pubs in London

8/12/17 - updated with Three Cranes soft launch details

There was much rejoicing when it was announced that Maida Vale's Truscott Arms would reopen (to be renamed Hero of Maida), home to top roasts and a widely beloved upmarket boozer, with none other than Racine’s Henry Harris at the wheel.

This was followed by more exciting news - Henry’s going to be a lot busier than we thought. On top of…

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Humble Grape is coming to The City with a new wine bar in Devonshire Row

This will be the fourth Humble Grape in London, with a huge amount of wine to drink there or take away. And a seasonal menu on top of that too. …

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Test Driving Hovarda - Aegean opulence on Rupert Street

We take a trip to this Aegean-inspired restaurant and bar from the owners of London restaurants Frescobaldi and Yosma.…

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CODE’s 30 under 30 list for 2017 is here - the best and brightest of London's hospitality scene

CODE’s list of London’s most inspirational hospitality staff in the UK under 30 has just been released for 2018, and boy are things ever looking promising for the capital’s restaurant scene.

The ranking is based on “young individuals who have offered a notable contribution in redefining hospitality across the UK throughout 2017” and is packed with bright young things who are destined for glory in…

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Ikoyi is launching West African Sunday feasts

After Giles Coren's rave review of Ikoyi this weekend (one we're much in agreement with) we think now's a better time than any to visit this hidden gem in St James's Market. They're launching two special Sunday lunch feasts in the run-up towards Christmas so think of it as an early Christmas present to yourself. 

There are three options between £50 and £80 with each including a glass of…

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Jidori comes to Covent Garden for your fill of sake, yakitori and karaoke

Sake and karaoke is a winning combination, but if you’re not feeling quite brave enough to head to Jidori’s basement karaoke booth, there’ll be plenty of yakitori and other Japanese treats to keep you entertained.…

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Kettner’s Townhouse gets a Soho House makeover turning it into a restaurant and boutique hotel

Nearly 150 years ago, Auguste Kettner opened Kettner’s, which was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. Now after a brief lull, it’s reopening with more French food, bath loads of Champagne and looking more gorgeous than ever. Eyes peeled for the stunning 18th century spiral staircase...…

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James Cochran closes his Islington restaurant

James Cochran's Islington restaurant has closed within four months of opening. The restaurant, which was upstairs at the Angel Shopping Centre in Islington, quietly closed its doors a few weeks ago. But following various enquiries on and off social it seems the restaurant has finally put up a notice confirming its closure.

Odd thing though. When you look for information on his website, there's si…

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