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Bleeding burgers, boozy popsicles, the return of Rita's and more - your weekly news round-up

From more bleeding burgers to the return of Rita's, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...

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Little Kolkata goes permanent in Covent Garden

Little Kolkata has been a successful supperclub specialising in Bengali cuisine. Now they're settling down with a permanent restaurant in Covent Garden with a bigger menu, new dishes and more.…

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Bagatelle London opens for business on Mayfair's Dover Street

With restaurants in all the key globetrotting hotspots - NYC, Miami, Dubai etc - a London branch was way overdue for this upscale international chain.…

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Adam Handling is taking on the restaurant at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel

From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they're putting all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel.…

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Joe Allen puts its off-menu burger on the menu for a month-long burger series with guest chefs

For years, the off menu burger at Joe Allen has been one of the worst kept secrets on the London restaurant scene. I mean, it may have been off menu but at any given time you'd easily have found half the tables in the restaurant ordering it.

And for four weeks next month the burger will actually appear on the menu as the Covent Garden restaurant celebrates all things burgers. They've invited four…

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Top London chef Clare Smyth catered the royal wedding's evening party

Details are now coming out about the evening reception at the royal wedding and, according to reports the chef responsible for the evening meal for the 200 chosen guests at Frogmore House was none other than Clare Smyth.

Smyth, Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill was hired to cater both the sit down meal and the food later in the evening for those still standing. Apparently we're t…

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Victoria Beckham launches Scott's summer terrace

You've got to hand it to Caprice Holdings. They've really upped their PR game this week. Not only have they unveiled the single most Instagrammed building in London by covering the front of Annabel's in flowers for Chelsea Flower Week but they topped that by getting Victoria Beckham in to collaborate on their summer terrace at Scott's.

VB has designed the Mayfair restaurant's summer terrace, laun…

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St John at Hackney Brewery brings beer and Cypriot food to Hackney Central Arches

Hackney Central's railway arches are getting a bit of a revamp, adding a new space for food and drink in the area. And first on the scene will be St John at Hackney Brewery, who will be serving up their own beer and starting with a menu of Cypriot kebabs.…

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Dubai’s Ruya comes to London with modern Anatolian cuisine

Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location.…

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Borealis is bringing Nordic food to FORA workspace in Borough

Workspace pioneers FORA who've worked with Stevie Parle at Palatino in Clerkenwell, are teaming up with restaurateur Soren Jessen for their next opening in Borough.…

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Laurent Tourondel is opening Laurent at the Hotel Cafe Royal - updated

The Hotel Cafe Royal has created a brand new first-floor restaurant - and has recruited French chef Laurent Tourondel (who's big in the States) to look after it.…

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Our/London teams up with top chefs for summer supperclubs

 

Our/London vodka are no strangers to teaming up with chefs over the summer, with their Summer Series last year being a big hit. And this summer, they're at it again, teaming up with some really impressive chefs (and pairing with a bit of vodka, of course).  

Lined up for the summer are:

  • Olia Hercules - Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June
  • Lee Westcott (Typing Room) - Thurs…

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The Jones Family Kitchen comes to Belgravia

Following on from their original Shoreditch opening, this is the latest from The Jones Family, this time a Kitchen more than a Project, with a big emphasis on grilled meat.…

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A plant-based restaurant comes to London Fields with The Field

The Field put plants and veg first in London Fields. Se up by the man behind The Porridge Cafe, expect a very veg menu but with the option to pimp up with meat or fish, if you want. …

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Dank Van American sandwiches shouldn't be Kentish Town's secret

Updated 18/5/18 with new dates

Down a tiny alley in Kentish Town, barely a few steps away from the Pret and Greggs on the High Street, you'll find Dank Van. No, it's not an unpleasantly damp and cold motor vehicle - rather a street food purveyor of splendid American sandwiches. It's the brainchild of US chef Jason Winther, who lives on the mews and thought he'd see if there was a market for reall…

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