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Clutch guilt-free chicken shop opens off Columbia Road

Seems like the growth of chicken restaurants in London isn't slowing any time soon. Now a new one is destined to open just off Columbia Road before Christmas. Clutch bills itself as a guilt-free fried chicken restaurant and sources all its produce from a small free-range farm in Withshire, using eggs produced in clutches with all the eggs laid at a single time (hence the name).

We took at a look a…

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Rita's Dining returns in glory to Hackney

When Rita's Bar and dining landed in Dalston last year, it was an instant hit - with its frozen margaritas (ooh, we just got that...) and the food, particularly the Southern Fried Chicken Roll and the Patty Melt, winning over both locals and people willing to travel way across town for them. However, the tenure at Birthdays, where Rita's was based, was only temporary and it was bid a sad farewell…

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Wright Bros Spitalfields to open in Old Spitalfields Market

We're very fond of Wright Bros Soho, so the news that they're about to take on their most ambitious restaurant to date came as music to our ears. And what a venture. They're taking over what was Meson Los Barriles in Old Spitalfields market and turning it into what they're describing as a 'seafood mecca'.

Normally we try not to be too caught up in PR hyperbole, but the fact that they're putting a…

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Giles Coren loves more London restaurants than provincial ones

If you were off Twitter over the weekend, you may have missed the latest storm created by the Times restaurant critic Giles Coren. So what has Giles done this time you may be wondering. Has he managed to insult another city's restaurants as he did with New York earlier this year? Maybe he's gone into battle with someone on the subs desk again.

No, this time Coren's crime was to publish a list…

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Tommi's Burger Joint's monthly residency in Primrose Hill

Updated 15/11/13 with new burger details

Burger lovers in Primrose Hill won't have to go too far for their fix when Tommi's opens a residency at the Princess of Wales next month.

The ongoing monthly residency on the third Thursday of every month will feature all the usual burgers from the Icelandic burger joint - veggie, plain and cheese patties and steak burger - plus a brand new, never-seen-befo…

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Boopshi's schnitzel and spritz restaurant to open on Windmill Street

Updated 15/11/13 with soft launch details

It's all happening over in Fitzrovia as we get the exclusive on another place opening on Windmill Street this Autumn. Just down the road from Drakes Tabanco, which will open in November, will be Boopshi's - London's first schnitzel and spritz restaurant.

The restaurant is a labour of love from brothers Ed and Ben Robson who are basing the concept…

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Goodman to launch new lobster roll deli on Mayfair's Duke Street

We're already fans of their steak restaurants and their popular Burger & Lobster chain, now Goodman are planning to launch another new concept.

Their next restaurant on Duke Street in Mayfair will focus on lobster rolls, serving them to eat in or takeaway. There are other menu items planned, but the main draw will be the rolls which we're presuming are along the lines of those they currently s…

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Lanes of London brings street food fusion to Park Lane

You might associate street food more with East London but a new restaurant on Park Lane, Lanes of London, is aiming to bring it to a more moneyed audience. .

Few details have been revealed about the restaurant yet - but we do know that it's led by Executive Chef Anshu Anghotra, who was in charge of the restaurant's previous incarnation as the Marriott Park Lane Hotel's hotel restaurant 140 Park La…

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Mark Hix plans Hixter chicken and steak restaurant for Devonshire Square

Updated 14/11/13 with opening date and more menu details

City workers will get an early Christmas bonus as Mark Hix has just announced plans to open Hixter, a huge new chicken and steak restaurant in the City before Christmas.

The chef will open an enormous 5000 square foot restaurant on the former site of Sushinho in Devonshire Square. Run along the same lines as Tramshed in Shoreditch, the untit…

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Jancis Robinson and Sager and Wilde appearing at London Wine Sessions

November may traditionally be the month you think of easing back on the booze in preparation for the Christmas party season, but we've got one wine-fuelled date you should definitely put in your diaries.

The London Wine Sessions is a one day affair with some frankly brilliant food and wine players taking part. The Clerkenwell event features top wine authorities such as Jancis Robinson and Tom 'Win…

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