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Koba chef launches two-storey Korean-inspired Mee Market in Soho

A new, two-storey Korean food hub arrives in Soho from the chef behind Koba and On the Bab, who'll not only be bringing several signature dishes from her other restaurants, but a retail section for all your home cooking needs, a separate salad bar with Korean poke rice, and a very interesting sounding rice dispenser...

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Patty & Bun and Flat Iron team up for the Iron Patty

At the moment you'll find rather a lot of Christmas specials on London menus but every so often there's another special that we just have to draw your attention to. And it usually involves burgers. 

This time it's a team-up between Patty & Bun and Flat Iron who have created this - The Iron Patty. It's a Galloway mince beef patty, roscoff onions, fontina ‘goo’, drippin…

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Test Driving Duddell's In London Bridge - the Hong Kong restaurant comes to town

Originally hailing from Hong Kong where it's picked up a loyal following, big things are expected from Duddell's in London. We head over to its Grade II listed building to find out what you should expect. …

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McCain’s Roastaurant pops up in Brick Lane with 6m sq tray of roast spuds

We confess, when we first heard that lord of the oven chips McCain was running a pop-up, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Southern fries butties? Truffled oven chip mash? Spicy wedges dauphinoise?!

Instead, the frozen food brand has chosen to focus on roasts, offering “the choice of over 100,000 possible roast combinations” in something that sounds not too far off a Toby Carvery.

To…

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KERB announces its first permanent venue in Camden, KERB Counter

KERB tries something new with their first Counter, a place where they’ll be mixing cocktails paired to your street food, serving snacks, throwing events and hosting regular vendor takeovers.…

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MeatUp is coming to Chelsea with a build-your-own-burgers pop-up (including a Kinder Egg topping)

They've been in Wandsworth for a year, but now MeatUp are bringing their burgers to Chelsea with their Build Your Own Burger pop up. 

So - what can you expect from these custom burgers? First, you'll be able to choose how you want the burger cooked - and they'll be allowing rare as an option - then you can choose your bun: a milk bun, a black charcoal bun or a festive red beetroot bun. As fo…

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Duddell's arrives in London Bridge with Michelin-starred dim sum

After setting down roots in Hong Kong, Duddell's is making the leap to the UK, opening its first overseas restaurant in the palatial St Thomas Church in London Bridge. …

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Black Friday restaurant and pub offers in London for 2017

Who doesn't love a bargain? We're rounded up the best Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) food and drink deals in London for you.…

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Kultured pops up in Soho with fermented cocktails and kimcheese bagels

For a while there, fermented drinks, food, and just about everything was all the rage. And then there was a brief lull. Perhaps to make way for other, slightly less bacterial trends.

Now, here comes Kultured to make us fall in love with tangy, probiotic-laden food and drink all over again, with their fancy, townhouse-based pop-up bar in Soho.

Operating out of Great Windmill Street, they'll be ble…

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Antipodea opens their newest Aussie brasserie in Richmond

Turkish brunch (with optional vegemite) in the morning, or Korean chicken cooked in a wood fired oven in the evening, and steaks and lobsters too - if you’re after seriously global flavours then Antipodea's latest spot will be just the job.…

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Covent Garden's Baileys pop-up has edible glitter, chocolate reindeer and custom drinks

Baileys lovers, 'tis the season to be jolly as you're getting your own festive pop-up in Covent Garden, with customisable drinks, Baileys desserts and chocolate reindeer.

If you, much like us, can't simply can't get enough creamy booze goodness as soon as it hits December, then you'll be wanting to get yourself down to the new 'Baileys Treat Shop' stat.

There, you'll be invited to curate your own…

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Boxpark is coming to Wembley Park

23/11/17 - updated with more planning info

Hello Wembley! No, not the words out of the mouth of the next star to play at Wembley Stadium but the greeting from all the food traders hitting London for the biggest Boxpark EVER. 

They're already well established in Shoreditch and Croydon and now they're heading north-west as the latest Boxpark will be at Wembley Park. 

Planning permission i…

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Ben’s Canteen is bringing turkey burgers and bacon roasties to Battersea Power Station

What’s a 'winter burger' when it’s at home? When it’s made with brined turkey, ham and buttered brussels sprouts.

It's part of south London restaurant Ben’s Canteen’s new 'Winter Burger & Brunch' shack pop-up, which will be temporarily setting up in Battersea Power Station for the season.

They’ll be slinging several of your usual burgers, including a classic cheese and a veggie alternative, b…

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The Hour Glass in Kensington gets a new chef and a produce-led menu

We've always rather liked The Hour Glass - it's been something of an oasis in Kensington for us. And now it's all change, as a new head chef is shepherding in a brand new menu.

New in charge of the kitchen is Sean Marsh, whose background includes Mugaritz in Spain and St. John.

The chef himself says "My approach to the menu is one that is ingredient-driven and pared back. The quality of produce b…

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