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Carluccio’s launches new nationwide veggie menu with a Covent Garden pop-up

It seems just about everyone is getting in on the animal-free thing lately, from Pret to KERB. Now, not one to be left out, Carluccio’s has just announced they’ll be running their own vegetarian pop-up, with 20 veggie and vegan dishes and an impressive antipasti-inspired sharing platter.

The Cucina Verde pop-up will be based in the chain’s flagship Covent Garden branch, and be running alongside t…

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Here are London's best designed restaurants and bars for 2017

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards may be the only awards list of the year where you'll find a Nando's sitting alongside popups like Coppa Club or high end London restaurants like Eneko at One Aldwych.

The annual awards recognises the best design in the hospitality sector, covering everything from hotel restaurants to pubs. On the judging committee are a few London food folk including chef Ja…

Read more: Here are London's best designed restaurants and bars for 2017

Smithfield's Michelin-starred Club Gascon is returning after a big refurb

After a serious refurbishment, and a temporary relocation @club_gascon, Club Gascon is finally set to reopen the doors of its Grade II listed building. The entire space has been completely redesigned as well as adding a bigger kitchen, an extra basement space and a newly designed menu.

Now, the menu will be divvied up into three sections. That'll start with traditional-meets-contemporary dis…

Read more: Smithfield's Michelin-starred Club Gascon is returning after a big refurb

Bone marrow and truffle porridge goes on the menu at Rude Health in Fulham

What with all the National and International food events happening, we completely missed out on World Porridge Day yesterday. Obviously it's in our diary for next year.

But just because the day honouring all things oaty has been and gone doesn't mean you can't enjoy some top notch bowls here in London. The Rude Health Porridge Championships 2017 took place last week and the winning entry sounds -…

Read more: Bone marrow and truffle porridge goes on the menu at Rude Health in Fulham

The Prince brings alfresco food and drink to West Brompton from Pergola

The Pergola team getting very good indeed at this whole alfresco foodie hub lark. And they're showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement they've just got their hands on not one but *four* buildings in West Brompton, which they're linking together with a walkway that'll host Patty & Bun, MAM and more.…

Read more: The Prince brings alfresco food and drink to West Brompton from Pergola

Eat modern British on the roof at Vintry & Mercer hotel in the City

Those who are fans of South Kensington’s The Ampersand will want to make a note of this one - the City's newest hotel Vintry & Mercer boasts multiple places to eat and drink, including a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy the view along with your charcoal-grilled meal.…

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

Sloane Square's The Botanist has just reopened after 10 weeks of refurbishment.

The upmarket all-day bar and eatery will have more Champagne and botanical cocktails - always good news - plus a new all-day brasserie menu from the new executive chef, Ameya Bhalekar (The Savoy, Caprice Holdings’ 34 Mayfair, Soho House’s Road House).

New dishes will include lighter ones like sea bass ceviche with cit…

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Tom Kerridge isn't opening a restaurant at The Jumeirah Carlton hotel after all

So this is a bit of a pickle. At the tail end of last year, it seemed as if London's list of restaurants to go to was to expand a little further with the teaming of Tom Kerridge and the Jumeirah Carlton hotel in Knightsbridge. Kerridge was going to take over the Rib Room - being totally refurbished as part of a full-scale renovation of the whole building.

Back then, the hotel’s General Manager an…

Read more: Tom Kerridge isn't opening a restaurant at The Jumeirah Carlton hotel after all

Cannon and Cannon brings Nape to Mayfair for a charcuterie-heavy pop-up

Update 24/10/17: Unfortunately, the nape pop-up is no longer happening

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This Winter, cured meat lovers Cannon & Cannon are bringing a pop-up of their Camberwellian restaurant Nape to Mayfair, along with a menu that's brimming with comforting raclette, seasonal toasties and of course, cured, salty treats. So if you haven't had the chance to make it down to Camberwell to…

Read more: Cannon and Cannon brings Nape to Mayfair for a charcuterie-heavy pop-up

Artesian bar at The Langham announces a new all-star bar team

Some very exciting news from one of our all-time favourite bars in London. Artesian bar at The Langham Hotel have announced that Remi Savage and Anna Sebastian will take over the respective roles of Head Bartender and Bar Manager starting this November. 

Remy joins Artesian after four successful years at Paris speakeasy Little Red Door, which just last week was awarded the Number 1…

Read more: Artesian bar at The Langham announces a new all-star bar team

One week on from winning a Michelin star, Vineet Bhatia London closes

Less than a week after earning its Michelin star, it's unfortunate timing for Vineet Bhatia London as it's closing the Mayfair restaurant (that's the team above at their last service).…

Read more: One week on from winning a Michelin star, Vineet Bhatia London closes

You can now buy Angela Hartnett's pasta in Fortnums

Last week Hot Dinners popped into Fortnums, as you do on a Thursday night, for a pasta dinner cooked up by none other than Murano's Angela Hartnett. The object of the occasion was to launch Hartnett's new range of pastas and sauces for the Piccadilly store. And if what we had was anything to go by, you need to head down here pronto to stock up.

Hartnett has spent time training up Fortnum’s chefs…

Read more: You can now buy Angela Hartnett's pasta in Fortnums

Old Spitalfields Market will feature Breddos, Berber and Q, Rok and more...

Big changes are afoot at Old Spitalfields Market. They're launching new "Kitchens" onto the market floor and they've a pretty stellar line-up planned for them.

There will be ten of the kitchens that will be serving the market and here's who will be in them at the start, all serving up unique dishes:

  • Berber and Q with their Middle East and North African food, serving up rolled shoulder of lamb Me…

Read more: Old Spitalfields Market will feature Breddos, Berber and Q, Rok and more...

Koya's new City branch at the Bloomberg Arcade will serve their breakfast and new dishes

Koya is legendary for its affordable, authentic approach to Japanese udon noodles. Now, they're heading to the City, with new dishes, breakfast, and a bar filled with sake……

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

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

Here’s an even more exciting sliver of news - Henry’s going to be a lot busier than we thought. On top of the Truscott, it’s just been announced he’ll be taking the reigns at two new pubs…

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

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