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Tom Kerridge's London restaurant is opening at The Corinthia

His Buckinghamshire pub was the first pub to win two Michelin stars. Now Tom Kerridge is bringing some of that magic to London for his first restaurant in the city

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Tomos Parry is opening Brat in Shoreditch

The ex Kitty Fishers chef is opening his own place in Shoreditch with a mix of cooking on fire, Welsh and Basque cuisine.…

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Smoking Goat wins the 2018 Scotch Egg Challenge

Islington pub The Canonbury Tavern was packed out last night with chefs and foodies all keen to discover who would be turn out this year's winning entry in the 8th Scotch Egg Challenge.

23 restaurants and gastropubs were in the running this year and the judging panel facing all those eggs were new Sunday Times Magazine food editor Lisa Markwell, Guardian and New Statesman writer Felicity Cloake,…

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Street Feast targets Woolwich's Plumstead Road Covered Market for its fourth year-round opening

Taking over the Plumstead Road Covered Market for two year prior to the area's redevelopment, the latest Street Feast market will feature 8 street food traders, five bars and seating for up to 300…

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What The Pitta's first permanent vegan kebab restaurant will be in Camden

Boxpark vegan favourites What The Pitta are putting down roots and opening their first restaurant in Camden so North Londoners can get their grill on.…

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London bars Dandelyan and Coupette big winners at CLASS Bar Awards 2018

It was a big night for the London bar scene last night which came out as the bar capital of the country winning 12 awards at the respected CLASS Bar Awards 2018.

The event, held at Lindley Hall in London saw industry experts from across the country recognising the talent, achievements and diversity of the UK bar scene.

Dandelyan at Mondrian London, by Mr Lyan was the main winner of the night pick…

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Rochelle Canteen at the ICA launches its cocktails and bar snacks menu

Hot Dinners popped along to the official launch of Rochelle Canteen's bar at The ICA on the Mall last night. The restaurant has already been garlanded with positive reviews since it opened (and won a Hot Dinners award into the bargain for its AMAZING rabbit and bacon pie). Now it's pushing its cocktails and bar snacks into the spotlight.

Both co-owner Margot Henderson and head chef Ben Coombs mad…

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Bluebird Cafe comes to White City Television Centre

21/2/17 - Updated with more opening details

What: Bluebird Cafe

In a nutshell: 20-year-old Bluebird flies to White City

Summing it all up: Bluebird has been a big hit on the King's Road for 20 years and now they're looking to finally open elsewhere. The first new Bluebird will be in the former home of the BBC in White City. …

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Cinnamon Kitchen is heading to Battersea Power Station's arches

Battersea Power Station's gradual transformation into a nightlife hub continues with the arrival of a Cinnamon Kitchen from the Cinnamon Collection. Head down for laid-back Indian food and drink within the building's iconic arches, and try to nab one of their covetable outdoor Thameside seats.…

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London's best chicken shops to head to if your local KFC is shut

Go on, admit it. Every now and again, you're tempted by a quick bite at KFC. But if that option's been taken away from you, there are plenty more - and really, better - places to get your fried chicken fix from. Here are some of our favourite chicken shops in London to choose from...…

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Jamie Oliver confirms closure of Barbecoa Piccadilly but St Paul's branch remains open

It's been a bad couple of weeks for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Following news that he was closing 12 of his Jamie's Italian restaurants last month, comes the confirmation of rumours that both his Barbecoa restaurants have closed their doors.

Fellow restaurateur Martin Williams of M Restaurants said yesterday that he wanted to buy both Barbecoa restaurants from Oliver. In a statement Willia…

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Eccleston Yards combines restaurants, workspace and wellspace in Belgravia

Tucked in between Pimlico and Victoria is this new development - a mix of restaurants, shops and workspace…

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One night, four restaurants - booking opens for Action Against Hunger's Moveable Feasts

You've got to hand it to Action Against Hunger, the folk at that charity really know how to put an interesting sounding event together. And they usually have some top restaurant partners in whatever they do. So we're not that surprised to hear about their upcoming Moveable Feasts.

If you've ever been on one of the London Restaurant Festival's Gourmet Odysseys, this is along similar lines although…

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Test Driving Santa Maria Fitzrovia - a classic pizzeria comes into the centre of town

Santa Maria Pizzeria is often picked as producing the best pizzas in London. We head along to their latest opening in Fitzrovia to try for ourselves. …

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