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ICHIBUNS are bringing wagyu burgers and ramen to Soho

The somewhat oddly named ICHIBUNS is the latest restaurant from the folk behind Nobu, Busaba Eathai etc. This one's a bid for a roll-out, featuring burgers, rolls, ramen and more on the menu. 

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With Gilly’s Fry Bar in Finsbury Park, Northern chip shop meets Asia

Owner Neil Gill knows a thing or two about catering for the souls of Finsbury Park, since opening Season 2010. Now he’s heading around the corner to turn his hand to Anglo-Japanese food, like tempura fish, sausage and aubergine, plus donburi and pickles. Plus, a healthy selection of rather fun-sounding cocktails, including a punch made with Irn Bru(!)…

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Tayyabs closes (and then reopens) after being served with an Immigration Enforcement closure notice

Twitter went into meltdown last night when news rippled round that popular East London restaurant Tayyabs had been closed by Immigration officers.…

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Ceremony on Tufnell Park's Fortess Road will not be your usual vegetarian restaurant

This new Tufnell Park vegetarian spot promises interesting dishes that just happen not to feature meat. And the drinks background of the owners suggests a bar offering that'll be exceptional…

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Paul Hollywood from GBBO is opening Knead bakery at Euston station

Paul Hollywood’s back, not just on our screens, but in our train stations with his very first bakery by the name of Knead, where you’ll be able to buy his very own sausage rolls and bacon butties.…

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Get a taste of Bahrain in Chelsea with Villa Mama’s

After a successful first opening in her home country, Bahraini chef Roaya is now opening the second branch of Villa Mama’s all the way over in London. …

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Claw goes permanent in Carnaby

They've been popping up around town for the past few years, but now shellfish specialists Claw have found their own spot. Expect lots of crab and plenty of surf and turf options too...…

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A pop-up Star Wars cantina is coming to John Lewis

While we still have to wait another FOUR months until The Last Jedi opens, that's not stopping them releasing all manner of Star Wars goodies from the film this Friday (aka Force Friday II). And while, yes, we may well have our eye on a BB-9E or two, it's the news of a pop-up cantina at John Lewis that's got us properly excited. 

It's opening specifically for the midnight Force Friday event…

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Seven courses of wallpaper-themed dining awaits you in Soho, courtesy of Pedro Passinhas

Off the Wall & Onto the Plate sounds a bit Willy Wonka-esque if you ask us, but that’s the name of a new ‘decor-inspired’ pop-up coming to Soho’s The House of Wallpaper. So yes. The menu is entirely inspired by wallpaper. All seven courses of it.

But what, exactly, constitutes food that is wallpaper-esque? Leave it to experimental chef Pedro Passinhas who’s managed to dream up some genuinely…

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The Roasting Party brings Aussie snacks and coffee to Chelsea's Pavilion Road

Australian coffee roasters are the latest opening on Chelsea's Pavilion Road, serving up toast with vegemite and top notch coffee…

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Daily Dose juice bar is taking over the ground floor of Matt Roberts gym in Mayfair

Taking over the ground floor of the Matt Roberts gym in Mayfair, this organic cold pressed juice cafe looks set to make a mint…

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Chelsea’s The Botanist gets a refurb alongside a new chef

If you’re a regular visitor of Sloane Square's The Botanist, you might need to postpone your slinky British food and drink fix for a spell, as it shuts for 10 weeks for a full refurbishment.

The upmarket all-day bar and eatery is set to reopen again in early October, with more Champagne and botanical cocktails - always good news - plus a new all-day brasserie menu from the new executive chef, Ame…

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Alcotraz is Brick Lane’s new prison-themed pop up where you smuggle in liquor past guards

If you like a bit of an illicit vibe to your drinks, be it Bucks Fizz at breakfast or a secret speakeasy, now you can go the whole hog and literally drink in prison at Alcotraz, a new prison-themed cocktail bar popping up on Brick Lane - orange jumpsuit provided.

So named after the infamous historical prison complex of Alcatraz off the coast of San Francisco, Alcotraz will be going to great pains…

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Fermented French cuisine with a Persian twist from Clerkenwell’s The Drunken Butler

Yuma Hashemi has been all over, from Portugal to San Francisco. Now he’s opened his first ever solo restaurant in London. It’ll be loosely French themed, with a Persian and Korean twist, and you can expect to see more than a bit of preserving and fermenting...…

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fodder returns to Borough Wine & Beers with local-led menu

Missed fodder’s three-day pop-up in Borough Wine & Beers subterranean nano-brewery? Good news: they’re returning to Brewery Below for a whole month this time, bringing a brand new menu packed with wild, foraged ingredients *and* a new chef.

This time around Ollie Downey will be joining Michael Thompson in the kitchen, bringing together their joint Claridge's experience to roll out a menu that…

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