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The Greenhouse in Mayfair has a new chef as Alex Dilling takes over from Arnaud Bignon

It's all change at Mayfair restaurant The Greenhouse, where they've just announced a new Executive Chef. Following in the footsteps of Arnaud Bignon who returned to Greece in Spring, is Alex Dilling.

Dilling will be joining the two Michelin-starred restaurant from his current post as Executive Corporate Chef at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. Before that he was Chef De Cuisine at Caviar Russe in…

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The Million Pound Menu is coming back for a second series and they're looking for participants

If, like us, you enjoyed watching the lovely Fred Sirieix on the Million Pound Menu then the good news is he's coming back. BBC Two have just ordered a second series of the restaurant business show.

If you didn't catch the first one - recap, it's like Dragon's Den for restaurateurs with industry experts offering their mentoring skills and, more crucially, cold hard cash for investment.

From the f…

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Farmer J open their first all-day Mediterranean restaurant in the CityUntil now, Farmer J have concentrated on takeaway and wholesome, sustainable fast food. But for their latest place, they're opening an all-day restaurant, and they'll be using proper plates too... …

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Two Lights in Shoreditch is the next restaurant from the Clove Club team with Chase Lovecky in charge

The team behind The Clove Club have a new restaurant on the way - but it's a bit of a departure for them. This time they're helping American chef Chase Lovecky open his own restaurant in Dalston. …

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Test Driving Sambal Shiok - a laksa bar and much more on Holloway Road

Mandy Yin's popular pop-up has finally settled down in permanent digs on Holloway Road. We went to see why everyone's raving about her laksas.…

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Morty and Bob's are opening a restaurant at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross

East London's Morty & Bob's are bringing hot sarnies, grilled cheese and epic weekend brunches to their new open plan space just off Granary Square.…

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Compton Brasserie will pay homage to Soho's past with cocktails named after Paul Raymond and Regina Fong

With a cocktail list by Matt Whiley and a breakfast menu that includes a special breakfast pot pie, we're intrigued by the arrival of this large new all day brasserie.…

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A London restaurant is celebrating National Tequila Day with an avocado luge

If Covent Garden restaurant Cantina Laredo were gunning for the millennial market, they couldn't have done any better than their latest wheeze. For National Tequila Day next week (yes, there really IS a national day for that and it's on 24 July) anyone who orders one of their Clásico Guacamoles will get a free tequila shot straight out of an avocado.

Better still, the restaurant will then use tha…

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Brooklyn's Best Pizza is coming to London with Yard Sale Pizza

Another of New Yorks finest pizza establishments is on its way to London. This time it's Brooklyn's Best Pizza (that's the actual name of the restaurant - they're definitely not modest) whose founder Frank Pinello will be putting one of his classic white pizzas on the menu. 

The ‘white pizza’ pie is a thin crispy base, simply topped with ricotta - and then finished off with extra t…

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Buffalo is a new plant-based diner that's just opened on Brick Lane

London's booming veggie and vegan scene throws up another East End opening as Buffalo diner offers a casual, entirely plant-based dining experience.…

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Here's how the World Restaurant Awards is going to shake things up

The World Restaurant Awards are going to take place in Paris next February.  Here, founder Joe Warwick (who also wrote the original article that spawned the World’s 50 Best Restaurants) explains how it’s going to change the international restaurant awards landscape.

 

1. It’s NOT another (insert swear word) list

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the various others that have been ‘insp…

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Levan  in Peckham is the next restaurant from Salon's Nicholas Balfe

After five years of success with Brixton's Salon, Nicholas Balfe is following it up with an all-day restaurant in Peckham, Levan. Expect a bistronomy approach to the food, with low-waste and natural wines a big thing too. …

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Test Driving BOB's Lobster - the lobster roll van finds a parking spot at London Bridge

BOB's Lobster, best known for their excellent lobster rolls, have parked their street food van right in the middle of their new restaurant. We head along to see what else is on the menu. …

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Kin et Deum is a next generation Thai restaurant coming to London Bridge

A trio of siblings have taken over their dad's restaurant by London Bridge station and given the space and menu a more modern makeover.…

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