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Chops & cocktails in Soho - we Test Drive Blacklock

Opening in a Soho basement, Blacklock's menu is all based around grilled chops (with some great value cocktails too). We check it out.

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Horses for Michelin-starred courses: we Test Drive Royal Ascot 2015's Fine Dining

Royal Ascot isn't just about the style or catching sight of the Queen - the food's pretty darned good too.…

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A new brasserie for Spitalfields - Test Driving Blixen

Opening in the shell of a bank, Blixen's all-day brasserie is a welcome addition to Sptalfields. We take a look.…

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The poshest garden centre cafe ever - we Test Drive Petersham Nurseries Cafe

An idyllic riverside retreat in the heart of London - Petersham Nurseries Cafe goes from strength to strength.…

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West London's got game - Test Driving John Doe

West London's Golborne Road gets a lot more interesting for foodies with the opening of John Doe.…

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Three storeys of food, booze & whisky roulette - we visit Hawker House

The second iteration of Hawker House is definitely both a warmer and more comfortable affair than the original, which shows that Street Feast is continuing to improve. In case you missed the first one, Hawker House is essentially Street Feast or a Night Market - but indoors. It's a collection of some of the best street food traders around all mixed in with a number of bars.…

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Charcuterie, duck hash, celeb spotting and a great burger - Test Driving brunch at Bar Boulud

It's fair to say that, if we were to list our favourite restaurants in London, then Bar Boulud would definitely be up there. We can't seem to stay away from the place when we're in the area (we were also back there again for dinner last Tuesday). So we were invited to try out the new Sunday brunch that we reported a few weeks ago, we jumped at the chance.

The layout is similar to the brunch at th…

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Judy Joo's new Korean home in Soho - we Test Drive Jinjuu

Judy Joo opens her own Korean restaurant in Soho - we head down to check it out.…

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Worth fighting for a seat - we test drive Barrafina Adelaide Street

Barrafina Adelaide Street is a near perfect restaurant. If only getting a seat there was easier...…

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A neighbourhood gem - Test Driving Pedler in Peckham

We head down to Peckham to check out this new opening. Warm and friendly, this neighbourhood spot hits all the right notes.…

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