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The Winemakers Club are opening Winemakers Deptford wine bar and restaurant

What: The Winemakers Club goes east

In a nutshell: Wine, simple yet sophisticated European fare and charcuterie cured in-house

Summing it all up: After over two years in Farringdon, the Winemakers Club is opening their second branch south of the river, in up-and-coming Deptford. Expect lots of wine by the glass, local beer, and homemade charcuterie.

Read more: The Winemakers Club are opening Winemakers Deptford wine bar and restaurant

London's Sushi Shop brings in Michelin star chef Kei Kobayashi

Sushi fans should make a beeline for Sushi Shop, which has just launched a new menu featuring dishes from Michelin-starred chef Kei Kobayashi. The four dishes were inspired by the French/Japanese fusion food he creates at his restaurant in Paris, Kei.

Look out for:

  • Gyu special roll (pictured) - beef carpaccio, teriyaki sauce with peppers, carrot, rocket, fried onions and a mayo-style sauce
  • Gravl…

Read more: London's Sushi Shop brings in Michelin star chef Kei Kobayashi

Farang is popping up in Highbury for a six month residency

What: Farang

In a nutshell: Thai food in Highbury

Summing it all up: Farang comes from ex-Smoking Goat chef Seb Holmes. You may have seen them appearing in Dinerama and Hawker House, but this sees them in a long-term residency that should become a full-time restaurant in Highbury.…

Read more: Farang is popping up in Highbury for a six month residency

The Old Fashioned trolley launches at One Aldwych

Forget dry January, this is the sort of news we like. The Lobby Bar in Covent Garden's One Aldwych hotel has launched something we can really approve of - a specially-made Old Fashioned drinks trolley. Wheeled around the bar, it has three types on offer:

  • Bourbon Old-Fashioned (“One-Fashioned”): macerated morello cherry & spice syrup with Angostura bitters
  • Tequila Old-Fashioned: kaffir lime l…

Read more: The Old Fashioned trolley launches at One Aldwych

Kheera Kitchen teams up with Crisis for a City Indian pop-up

What: Kheera Kitchen

In a nutshell: Fresh Indian food for a good cause

Summing it all up: Kheera Kitchen and Crisis are teaming up at the charity’s cafe on Commercial Street, where they’ll be serving up light Indian cuisine and helping vulnerable people at the same time.…

Read more: Kheera Kitchen teams up with Crisis for a City Indian pop-up

Balans Soho Society is opening in Clapham

What: Balans Soho Society

In a nutshell: Classic British all-day dining with an upmarket twist in Clapham.

Summing it all up: Luxury and high society is the theme but not the price point at Balans, who are celebrating their 30th year by opening their latest venue in Clapham.…

Read more: Balans Soho Society is opening in Clapham

Chefs and judges announced for the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

Updated 19/1/17 with shortlist

After six years, the Scotch Egg Challenge is now one of the key dates in the London food calendar. This year's event will take place at The Canonbury in Islington on 8 February.

Confirmed judges for the event itself include Fay Maschler from the Evening Standard, Ben Chapman of Smoking Goat and Kiln and Bob Granleese of the Guardian, while the evening will be comper…

Read more: Chefs and judges announced for the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge

Som Saa to stay open for Late Night Sessions with Thai street food classics

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Som Saa, London’s much-loved Thai spot. So it’s welcome news that they’ll soon be staying open even later these coming weeks as they begin a series of Late Night Sessions.

The nights will see Som Saa putting their international partying know-how to good use as they stay open until 1.30am, keeping the grills going to feed hungry punters and supplying lots of Thai…

Read more: Som Saa to stay open for Late Night Sessions with Thai street food classics

Bon Vivant bistro brings a taste of Paris to Bloomsbury

What: Bon Vivant

In a nutshell: French cuisine in Bloomsbury

Summing it all up: Satisfy your urge to feast on raclette, tartines and croissants without jumping on a Eurostar at this new Parisian-style bistro just around the corner from Kings Cross…

Read more: Bon Vivant bistro brings a taste of Paris to Bloomsbury

Who's cooking dinner returns for 2017 with a stellar line-up

Who#s cooking dinner is one of the biggest restaurant charity events of the year - and also comes with an unbeatable line-up. The way it works is this - you arrive on the night and only then are you assigned to a particular chef's table. But all of those chefs are pretty damned impressive. Here's the line-up for 2017:

  • Ruth Rogers MBE (The River Café)
  • Tom Kerridge (The Hand and Flowers)
  • Adam Byat…

Read more: Who's cooking dinner returns for 2017 with a stellar line-up

Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa to open on Piccadilly

What: Barbecoa Piccadilly

In a nutshell: Jamie Oliver does steak, seafood and more

Summing it all up: Following the St Paul's original. Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa is opening its second branch in Piccadilly. Expect an awful lot of barbecued meats and a cold bar too.…

Read more: Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa to open on Piccadilly

Borough Market’s Borough Plates pop-up to use exclusively Market-sourced produce and chefs

What: Borough Plates

In a nutshell: Borough Market opens a pop-up, which will only use produce and chefs from the Market.

Summing it all up: For two months, Borough Plates will be popping up in the Market. There’ll be chefs from the Market on rotation, who’ll be cooking with produce exclusively sourced from the Market’s vendors.…

Read more: Borough Market’s Borough Plates pop-up to use exclusively Market-sourced produce and chefs

Bethnal Green's Typing Room gets 4 AA rosettes

Twice a year the AA awards rosettes to the best restaurants in the country and the first set of awards for 2017 have just been released. London has four new restaurants on the list, two East London places and two more formal spots in Knightsbridge and Mayfair.

4 AA rosettes

Typing Room, London E2

3 AA Rosettes

Anglo, Farringdon 
Céleste at The Lanesborough
The Square

It's particularly good news for…

Read more: Bethnal Green's Typing Room gets 4 AA rosettes

The Woodford's Ben Murphy joins Launceston Place as head chef

 Michelin-starred Ben Murphy is now the Kensington hotspot Launceston Place’s new head chef.

Ben, one of Britain’s fastest rising young chefs and *definitely* one to watch, is bringing with him a wealth of experience (and heaps of praise) from his time at E18’s The Woodford, which not only received ‘Restaurant of the Year’ from the Standard, but a rare five-star review from the late AA Gill. He’s…

Read more: The Woodford's Ben Murphy joins Launceston Place as head chef

Grind comes to Exmouth Market

What: Grind at Exmouth Market

In a nutshell: Knock out coffee and legendary espresso martinis.

Summing it all up: Grind’s eighth branch in Exmouth Market branch will have all of the above, plus a brand new all-day menu.…

Read more: Grind comes to Exmouth Market

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