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The World's 50 Best Bars 2017 sees the American Bar at the Savoy top the list

The World's 50 Best Bars were revealed last night and while London wasn't dominating quite as much as it did last year, it did see a London bar top the entire list. So big congratulations are due to The American Bar at the Savoy which is now officially the best bar in the world.

As for the rest? There are eight London bars in the list in total, with Dandelyan moving up to number two and The Conna…

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A new Bleecker for the City - burgers at Bloomberg

Bleecker are bringing their next burger restaurant to the shiny new Bloomberg Arcade. With more seats than ever before but the same great burgers. …

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Affordable pasta, wine and gelato in Bermondsey at Flour and Grape

There'll be just eight pastas on the menu at Flour & Grape, who aim to create a beautifully pared back selection of Italian antipasti, pasta and gelato. They promise very reasonable prices, pasta to go and a very healthy (and affordable) wine list. Colour us interested...…

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Dalston gets a preview of regional Spanish restaurant Pilgrim

The Camino de Santiago is a 490-mile long trek through Spain, France and The Basque Country, hiked by pilgrims since the 9th century. It's also the inspiration for a new regional Spanish restaurant called Pilgrim headed to London next year. But if you're quick, you'll be able to get a sneak preview at their Dalston pop-up.

Down at 103B Dalston Road, just off Ridley Road market, Pilgrim will be se…

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NUNdos is a nun-run pop up coming to Shoreditch

Every once in a while a press release comes in that is a total gift. Today it's the news that NUNdos is coming to Shoreditch. As you might have hoped/guessed from the name, it's a pop-up restaurant staffed by nuns.

The three-day event is all tied up with the launch of a new Channel 5 series Bad Habits: Holy Orders. While that might sound like the title of the next Whoopi Goldberg movie, it's actu…

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 London's third Veggie Pret is opening on Exmouth Market

The third Veggie Pret to open will be on Exmouth Market and will be the chain's first brand new veggie store rather than a conversion of an existing one…

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Head to Spike + Earl for a preview of the future Peckham Levels' street food vendors

If you live down Peckham way, then you may already know that the area's iconic multi-storey carpark (the one that Frank's lives on top of) is almost ready to unveil itself as the street food-laden Peckham Levels. To get us nice and warmed up though, Levels is now running a six-week weekend residency at the carpark's neighbour, Spike + Earl.

The idea is that each weekend, the Peckham coffee and co…

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A Rick and Morty burger comes to the Blues Kitchen

We may not be getting the legendary McDonalds Szechuan sauce like the Americans are but UK Rick & Morty fans can try the next best thing, the Rick & Morty burger from the Blues Kitchen, available all month. It's a crispy chicken fillet dipped in Szechuan sauce (of course), pickled onion mayo, shaved lettuce, tomato & a tempura chili on a sesame bun. It's all accompanied with…

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Cinnamon Kitchen is heading to Battersea Power Station's arches

Battersea Power Station's gradual transformation into a nightlife hub continues with the arrival of a Cinnamon Kitchen from the Cinnamon Collection. Head down for laid-back Indian food and drink within the building's iconic arches, and try to nab one of their covetable outdoor Thameside seats.…

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Il Tetto sets up as Selfridges' newest rooftop restaurant with a former L'Anima chef

With a former L'Anima chef, a rigorous Italian menu and Hot Cocktail bar, Selfridges' latest rooftop restaurant has all the winning elements of a great night out on top of London.…

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Claridge's hotel launches their first cookbook

To Claridge's last night, where London's foodie folk gathered together for the launch of Claridge's: The Cookbook. Executive Chef Martyn Nail and the hotel's GM Paul Jackson welcomed guests for pre-dinner canapes washed down with Dom Perignon in the hotel's kitchens before repairing to a private room for a sit down dinner featuring some of the book's recipes.

Claridge's artist in residence, David…

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The Araki and Claude Bosi pick up three and two Michelin stars for London in the 2018 Guide

So another Michelin Guide announcement ceremony has come and gone. And it's clear that the huge news is that the UK (and London) has a new three star restaurant. It's been seven years since we last got one when Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester was awarded the full complement. But now The Araki in Mayfair has joined that rareified group.

The UK now has five restaurants with three stars - three of w…

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Tom Brown is leaving Outlaws at The Capital to start his own restaurant in Hackney Wick

After a two-year stint at Knightsbridge's Michelin-starred Outlaw's at The Capital, the time has finally come for their head chef Tom Brown to move on to greener pastures. He'll be leaving the Cornish seafood restaurant in order to head east to Hackney Wick where he'll shortly be opening his first solo restaurant. Information on the food is few and far between, but we've been told he'll be produc…

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Does Michelin matter?

It's the guide people profess not to care about, but then why is everyone talking about it...?…

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Mc & Sons is Southwark's new Irish boozer with a Thai kitchen

Traditionally, deep fried carbs are the mainstay of Irish pub grub. Not so at Mc & Sons, who's Chiang Mai head chef will be cooking up heavily spiced traditional Thai food - perfect to accompany your Guinness.…

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