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ASAP Pizza sees the Lyle's and Flor team launching a pizza delivery restaurant

They've just reopened Flor in Borough and now the team behind that restaurant, as well as the Michelin-starred Lyle's, are getting into the pizza business (running from the same kitchen as Flor). 

They're launching ASAP Pizza, which will be all about sourdough pizzas made with heritage British wheats. In charge of things is Pam Yung, who's been involved in pizza pop-ups around the world…

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BAO are delivering bao kits all over London (and soon, nationwide)

If you've been longing for a hit of Bao, but live outside the Rice Error delivery range - this is the story for you. BAO are introducing a series of kits - and they're delivering to anyone within the M25 (with nationwide delivery to follow),

There will be two options. First up is the classic bao - 12-hour braised pork, fermented greens and peanut dust. Then there's the vegetarian option - wi…

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Nori To Go sees Alex Craciun popping up with amazing looking temaki in Shoreditch

News of Alex Craciun's new pop-up managed to escape us last week, but his Nori to Go pop-up continues into next weekend, serving out very impressive temaki from Smokestak in Shoreditch. 

Cracuin was executive chef at Jason Atherton's Sosharu and has been developing his Nori to Go takeout boxes over the past few weeks and they all look quite amazing. You'll get a set of five for £20 and they…

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Save Soho campaign wants to pedestrianise Soho for the summer

How will London's restaurant scene survive Covid? Actually, will it survive Covid? That's the question being asked by more and more restaurant, bar and pub operators, as the prospect of opening with a potential 2m social distancing rule looms.

But rather than buckle under the weight of such restrictions, one London area has decided to fight for its future. The Save Soho campaign aims to pedestria…

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The St John Bakery, and their amazing doughnuts, is back

Have you been missing St John's amazing custard doughnuts? Or maybe there aren't enough Eccles cakes in your life right now? Well, the wait is nearly over as this week sees the return of the St John Bakery.

They're starting things off with the main bakery on Druid Street in Bermondsey and we're promised the return of fresh doughnuts, pastries, sourdoughs, raisin loaves, wine and more. Quotin…

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Claude Bosi's Oyster Bar at Bibendum starts a weekend delivery menu

We're still a little way off from London's Michelin-starred restaurants being reopened, but in South Kensington Claude Bosi isn't hanging around. While his two Michelin-starred restaurant upstairs in the Michelin building will have to wait - right now he's concentrating on the downstairs oyster bar. 

From this week, they'll have a new set menu every day for collection - running from Thursday…

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Highgate's The Red Lion & Sun bosses lockdown with deliveries starting to local parks

It's always interesting to see how some businesses have adapted to the trying commercial circumstances they find themselves working under during lockdown. One place that seems to have adapted particularly well is the award-winning North London gastropub, The Red Lion and Sun.

From the word go, they diversified into a bottle and keg shop run from the front garden of the Highgate pub. They're also…

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St John and Cub chefs join forces for Hot 4 U, delivering across London

One of the few positives of being forced into lockdown is that we're seeing a new streak of inventiveness in some of London's most talented chefs. That certainly seems the case with the launch of brand new delivery kitchen Hot 4 U.

It's been set up by Matthew Scott, head chef of Cub, and Eddy Tejada, previously at St John and Silo - and it's the first time the two have cooked together.…

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Nasi Economy Rice is reopening as a Malaysian deli

You've got to feel for the many London hospitality businesses who opened their doors in the weeks running up to lockdown. All that excitement, passion and energy followed by an abrupt closure and then, nothing. Mandy Yin's Nasi Economy Rice was one such place, opening for business just 10 days before Boris made the call to close all restaurants.

But, in the manner of a phoenix rising from th…

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Chefs at home - what London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown

Looking for inspiration during lockdown? With chefs at home rather than in their restaurant kitchens, many of them are showing just what's possible to knock up in your own home. We've picked five of the best examples we've spotted on Instagram from the past week.  …

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Flor reopens in Borough, and they're bringing the brown butter cakes

We had a bit of a preview yesterday as Flor - the sister restaurant to Michelin-starred Lyles - started selling pastries through Dalston's Snackbar. But now Flor itself has joined the steady stream of re-opening restaurants. 

Flor will only be opening for takeaway to start with - starting with soft-serve ice cream, wine, bread and pastries as revealed on an Instagram post:

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Keeping track of London restaurant reopenings with deliveries, takeaway & more

We're keeping track of all the key London restaurants that are re-opening since the lockdown. Here's how they're responding, with new delivery and collection services. …

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Flor's amazing lardy buns are now being sold at Dalston's Snackbar

Well, this is a red-letter day for anyone who's been hankering after a Lardy Bun from Flor or the sourdough from Lyle's. We're still waiting to hear when they're returning from lockdown, but from today they'll be selling Flor pastries and the sourdough bread from Lyle's at Dalston's Snackbar.

Posting on their Instagram account, Snackbar founder Freddie said: "If you’ve ever had their bread and bu…

Read more: Flor's amazing lardy buns are now being sold at Dalston's Snackbar

Boris hints that restaurants and pubs may open sooner than July, and the 2m rule is being reviewed

The rules around the relaxing of the lockdown have been somewhat vague, as anyone who's been to Barnard Castle knows. Until yesterday, while restaurants were open for delivery, we knew that they wouldn't be opening up for diners until 4 July at the earliest. There was also no solid information about pub openings. Yesterday, that changed thanks to Boris Johnson's appearance at the Commons Lia…

Read more: Boris hints that restaurants and pubs may open sooner than July, and the 2m rule is being reviewed

Jancis Robinson wins big in the 2020 James Beard Awards

Over in America, the 2020 James Beard Award have been announced and there were several British names up for contention.

If you haven't heard of the awards, think of these as a stateside Oscars, if you like, of the food world. They started 30 years ago and since then have become a barometer of what's hot (and cool) in the culinary world, recognising chefs, restaurants and food writers alike.

This…

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