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The Londoner 'super boutique' hotel on Leicester Square will have cinemas, rooftop bar and more

Leicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant.

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Stoney Street is the new Borough Market restaurant from 26 Grains

They made their name with porridge, but the team behind 26 Grains has a much more varied menu at its Borough Market opening, Stoney Street. There will be a seasonal menu that adapts from breakfast through to dinner and a handy hatch too. …

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High-end Japanese coffee % Arabica comes to London, opening in Covent Garden and Broadway market

Following the launch of Omotesando in Fitzrovia, another high-end coffee shop % Arabica (not to be confused with the Levantine restaurant) has come to London. They're going one better than Omotesando, launching two stores almost simultaneously, in Covent Garden and Broadway Market. 

It has to be said, the coffee shops look very stylish indeed - a very paired back, clean look with their…

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Taproom by Brixton Village will serve up a very local beer selection

Just a few months after they opened their first space in Bethnal Green the Taproom Group are expanding to Brixton.

Taproom by Brixton Village will follow the lead of the East London opening and champion local breweries serving beers produced close to the bar. So you'll find the likes of Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, The Kernel, Canopy and Orbit on tap. If you want to explore the beer selection go…

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SO|LA is taking over from Rambla as Victor Garvey goes Californian

Rambla is no more - SO|LA is rising from its ashes. Victor Garvey has decided to close his Soho restaurant and replace it with a brand new place focusing on West Coast USA cuisine. …

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Other Side Fried come to Brixton for their first permanent restaurant

They started serving up fried chicken in Brixton five years ago and now Other Side Fried are back with a permanent restaurant under the arches. …

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IT Ibiza comes to London, taking over a Mayfair gallery space

Dinner, aperitivo, art and Balearic DJs arrive on the ever-changing Mayfair restaurant scene from Ibiza.…

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The very Christmassy Miracle is popping up again at the Henrietta Hotel

 

Ready or not, we're starting to gear up for Christmas (and once 5 November is passed, be prepared for a deluge of Christmas fare). One very popular event that's back is also one of the kitschiest - the Miracle pop-up bar is coming back to the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden.

They're popular across the States, but once again, The Henrietta is hosting the only UK pop-up. So you can expect a…

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Islington gets dinner and a movie with Odeon Luxe & Dine

We've slowly been hearing what's planned for N1's Islington Square (taking over the old post office site off Upper Street) and now we've confirmation of at least one restaurant - but it's not a standalone one. 

Odeon Luxe & Dine is Odeon's latest attempt to bring dining and a movie together. So if the very idea of people eating away while you try to enjoy the latest superhero movie drive…

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Italian and Japanese deli Vallebona pops up in Coal Drops Yard

Interesting foodie news for anyone near King's Cross. Wonderful foodie store Vallebona has just opened a pop-up shop down at Coal Drops Yard.

Run by Stefano Vallebona and his wife Naoko, the company - which began life as a stall in Borough Market back in the 90s - has for a while been a major foodie destination down in Wimbledon. It supplies all manner of amazing Italian and Japanese produce, and…

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Market Hall West End is London's biggest food court yet

The march of the food court continues with the latest Market Hall coming to Oxford Street. A huge site, this features 11 food traders, 4 bars and a roof terrace too. …

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The Oystermen, Master Wei and Jamie Oliver all win in the OFM awards 2019

 

Always one of the better food awards that happen at the tail end of the year, tonight was the turn of the Observer Food Monthly awards. 

As ever, they're awards which try to spread the love around the whole country, with Bank Tavern in Bristol the best place for a Sunday Lunch, 288 Bar and Wok being a great restaurant for cheap eats and Danny Wallace, working for Gary Usher's Kala…

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Top chefs head up the Mayfair Literary Festival

The upcoming Mayfair Literary Festival has a couple of events that London's foodies might want to get on their radar.

28 October

The Fumoir at Claridge’s is the setting for a talk called “Tales from Couture” from legendary fashion illustrator and Claridge’s artist in residence David Downton.

1 November

Tales from the kitchen sees chef and food writer Ravinder Bhogal heading a panel of some of the…

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Mark Jarvis and Xavier Rousset take over Gunmakers in Marylebone

He may have left the sadly departed Neo Bistro and Stem behind (with Anglo still going strong), but Mark Jarvis has already started on his next venture. He's joined forces with Xavier Rousset (Blandford Comptoir and Cabotte) to re-open Gunmakers in Marylebone, a pub that's been around for 300 years at this point. 

The plan is to open a 40 cover restaurant below the pub and add six bedrooms u…

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Padella and Patty&Bun team up for a cacio e pepe pasta burger

Every now and again there's a collaboration between restaurants that makes you stop in your tracks. Last week it was the bacon naan pizza from Dishoom and Pizza Pilgrims - and this week it's the turn of Patty&Bun and Padella.

They're teaming up for the mighty burger that you see above. It's an aged beef patty, topped with Pici Cacio e Pepe (that's Padella’s famous pasta dish ma…

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