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High-end Japanese dining in Aldwych - we Test Drive the latest Roka

High-end Japanese dining in Aldwych - we Test Drive the latest Roka

The high-end Japanese restaurant Roka has added two new venues in the past year. We head to the latest in Aldwych to try it out for ourselves.

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A long overdue visit that beat very high expectations - we have lunch at The Dairy

A long overdue visit that beat very high expectations - we have lunch at The Dairy

We've been meaning to visit The Dairy for a very long time and now that we've finally made that trip to Clapham we're only cursing ourselves for not visiting earlier. If you're not aware of the place yet, then we can only urge you to go and visit for what was one of the most inventive tasting menus we've had in a while (and astonishingly value at £45 - plus £4 for the truffled cheese course) . ...

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Bacon jam in Hackney - we Test Drive Eat 17

Bacon jam in Hackney - we Test Drive Eat 17

EAT 17 Hackney is the second venture by the team behind the famous bacon jam and their second restaurant and shop sees them opening in Hackney. We popped along to check it out. 

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Great value lobster rolls just off Oxford Street - we Test Drive Smack Lobster

Great value lobster rolls just off Oxford Street - we Test Drive Smack Lobster

It's the latest thing from the people behind Burger & Lobster - and this time it sees them dropping the burger completely. We Test Drive this lobster roll deli just off Oxford Street.

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Roast beef and otherwordly puddings - Sunday lunch at Quo Vadis

Roast beef and otherwordly puddings - Sunday lunch at Quo Vadis

We've done our fair share of weekend lunches recently, enjoying meals at Bob Bob Ricard, Bar Boulud and The Colony Grill. But we hadn't had a proper Sunday lunch out for a while until a trip to Quo Vadis a few weekends ago.

Sunday lunch is a relatively new thing for the Soho restaurant - they only started opening for it at the beginning of October. We went on their third Sunday and clearly word ...

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Peruvian in Marylebone - we Test Drive Pachamama

Peruvian in Marylebone - we Test Drive Pachamama

The Peruvian scene in London shows no signs of dying down. We line up a few pisco sours and more at the latest Peruvian restaurant in Marylebone, Pachamama.

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Bhoga chefs kick off guest chef spots at Zoilo

Bhoga chefs kick off guest chef spots at Zoilo

A season of guest chef residencies at Zoilo kicked off last night and if the first one is anything to go by, you need to get booking, fast.

The series aims to highlight the different cultural influences on Argentine cuisine. For the first takeover Chef Patron Diego Jacquet invited his friends Niclas Yngvesson & Gustav Knutsson from Bhoga in Gothenburg into his kitchen. Much-lauded Bhogaopened ...

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A triumphant return: Test Driving Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House

A triumphant return: Test Driving Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House

Skye Gyngell makes a triumphant return to the London restaurant scene, having previously gained a Michelin star at Petersham Nurseries. We head over to Somerset House to see what she has cooked up at the new venue. 

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Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

The Mondrian London lured a New York chef across the pond to open Sea Containers. We go along to see if his journey was worth it.

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Fine wine and food with a side of culture, we take a look at Rex Whistler restaurant at the Tate

Fine wine and food with a side of culture, we take a   look at Rex Whistler restaurant at the Tate

The Rex Whistler restaurant in the Tate has, since reopening last November, earned a reputation for being one of the most impressive gallery restaurants in London. Whilst the notion of choosing to dine at the Tate may perhaps seem a little over the top for some, a recent dinner in its ornate surroundings showed that this is one permanent exhibition you’ll want to see again.

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