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Fodder is in residency at Brixton's Shrub and Shutter for a six-month stint

The Brixton-based Shrub & Shutter have announced their next kitchen residency. After Secret Samosa Club winds up, chef Michael Thompson (formerly of Grosvenor House, Pollen Street Social, Claridge’s Fera and Lyan Cub) is bringing in sustainability-focused Fodder for a six-month pop-up from October. Thompson, who until recently was head chef at Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Lyan Cub in Hoxton, has joi…

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Filthy Buns are bringing their burgers to Dalston's Three Compasses

 

Dalston is about to get a new burger bar, setting up shop in The Three Compasses. Filthy Buns, led by exec chef John Gladwell, will be settling down for a residency in the pub following their start on the street food scene this summer.  

Here's what's on offer:

  • Cheesy House (£8) - The ‘house’ cheeseburger. 45-day, dry-aged beef patty, double cheese (red & swiss…

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Test Driving BaoziInn Borough - three floors of Chinese roast meats and dumplings

BaoziInn have just opened their flagship restaurant in Borough with three floors devoted to Chinese dishes. We went along to try it out.…

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Trivet is the London Bridge restaurant from ex Fat Duck head chef and sommelier

The ex-Fat Duck Executive Head Chef's next venture will be in London and that he's also teaming up with another Fat Duck Alumni, Master Sommelier Isa Bal.…

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Bao and Hoppers are heading to King's Cross

We'd been hearing for quite a while that JKS Restaurants (the group behind Gymkhana, Bao, Lyle's and more) were eyeing up sites in King's Cross, but now it's getting closer to reality. As first reported by trade website MCA, planning documents have surfaced on the Camden Council website that confirms the move. According to the docs, they'll both be launching in the Pancras Square development…

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Folie is looking to bring a taste of the Med to Soho's Golden Square

This restaurant on Golden Square is looking to the Riviera and the Mediterranean for its influences and will have a design created by the people behind the look of Chiltern Firehouse. …

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YO! Sushi now has YO! Kitchen at Westfield London

Leaving their conveyor belts behind, this is a "full service" restaurant from the people behind YO! Sushi, with a focus on sharing dishes. …

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Pastaio bring fresh pasta to Westfield London, courtesy of Stevie Parle

This is the second of Stevie Parle's fresh pasta bars, following the original in Soho. Expect affordable fresh pasta and this time they'll also have some cheesy soft serve. …

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Arabica KX sees Borough's Levantine-inspired restaurant expand to King's Cross

This new all day restaurant will open up right next to the Aga Khan Centre in King's Cross and they're promising very special hummus, the best halal steaks and more.…

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Sticks n Sushi are coming to Soho

Sticks n Sushi been a growing success story in London with six restaurants here - and here comes their seventh, right in the heart of Soho. Expect the usual huge range of yakitori, sushi plates and more. …

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The Ivy Asia, St Paul's comes to London, taking over Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa

The latest Ivy is opening in the impressive space that once held Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa. This time they'll be launching an Ivy with an Asian-influenced menu. …

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Treehouse London hotel by Broadcasting House will have Toca Madera - a rooftop Mexican restaurant with amazing views

Taking over the old Saint George's Hotel by the BBC's Broadcasting House, on Langham Place is the American Treehouse hotel group and they've brought in the high-end Mexican restaurant group Toca Madera to run the rooftop restaurant.…

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Test Driving Charlie's at Brown's hotel - a return to classic dining

Adam Byatt has taken over the restaurant at the classic Brown's hotel in Mayfair with Charlie's. Seasonal dishes and some favourites from Trinity are on offer - we went down for a look.…

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Brooklyn Brewery hosts London pop up with Williamsburg's Vinnie's Pizzeria

Crossing the pond this month will be top NYC pizzaiolas Vinnie's Pizzeria who hit town for a three day 'Brooklyn By the Slice’ pop-up at Paradise Slice on Brick Lane.

The Williamsburg pizzeria, which first opened back in 1960, will be putting on a one-off menu collaboration between themeselves, Brooklyn Brewery and Paradise Slice. There'll be three limited edition pizzas paired with three brews a…

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First look: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught reopens after 10th birthday makeover

Two months after closing for a major refurbishment to coincide with the restaurant's 10th birthday, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught has now reopened with quite the new look.

Hot Dinners popped down for a preview dinner at the weekend to check out the work of Parisian design team Pierre Yovanovitch Architecture d’Intérieur and to try out Helene's new menu for the restaurant.

In just eight weeks th…

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