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With Love cafe to help the homeless comes to Waterloo

Recently opened in Waterloo is With Love, a new not-for-profit cafe that, in their own words, is "a community-focused charitable enterprise that seeks to make a modest difference to the lives of local homeless people."

As you pick up your morning coffee, you'll also be encouraged to buy some food or a drink, and they'll then give that to someone who couldn't afford it. On top of that, they're pro…

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BAO Fitz are celebrating a season of Autumn bar takeovers with limited edition baos

BAO Fitz is kicking off the Autumn with a series of late-night bar takeovers, every one of which sounds worth attending. They've invited three really interesting bars from across the globe to London. Each will be in town for one night when they'll serve up a special drink and BAO will be pairing that with dishes including - wait for it - a one-off katsu sando creation. Each drink will then be on…

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Cutter and Squidge are coming to Victoria with a pop-up bakery

 

Fans of Cutter and Squidge - best known for their biskies (a cake/cookie sandwich concoction) - can rejoice as they're about to get another location - this time as a pop-up in Victoria. Already set up in The City and Soho, they're now heading to Victoria. 

And as they're just down the road from Buckingham Palace, the new shop will have a special biskie for the occasion - The Royal Bisk…

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Monty's Deli and Claw are the latest to move into Seven Dials Market

 

As the launch of Seven Dials Market gets closer, we're hearing more about who exactly will be settling into London's next big food hall. 

First up is Monty's Deli. They've recently closed their Hoxton restaurant, so this will be their third site (they're also at Spitalfields and Market Hall Victoria). So if you're in Covent Garden and have a craving for a proper reuben salt beef or pas…

Read more: Monty's Deli and Claw are the latest to move into Seven Dials Market

Borough's Great Guns Social is serving up a trio of new residencies

Great Guns Social in Borough has just announced a trio of residencies running up to October, and they all sound well worth your time. Here's what's coming.…

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Bundance is the new National Burger Day party

15/8/19 - updated with details of some of the burgers

This year National Burger Day is designated as 22 August - but since the demise of Mr Hyde, who previously sponsored it, we're still not sure if there will be a big co-ordinated discount spree this year. 

But we do know that the yearly celebration at Street Feast is coming back - and this time it's being renamed Bundance, taking place at…

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Ex Duck and Waffle chef Tom Cenci opens Loyal Tavern in Bermondsey

Ex Duck & Waffle chef Tom Cenci comes to Bermondsey to launch Loyal Tavern, taking over from Village East (but run by the same group). There will be seasonal menus - and cheese toasties for late-night snacks. …

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Here's who's taking part in the 2019 Croqueta Challenge

If the impending arrival of Autumn (if it isn't here already) has you depressed, then we have some good news to counter that. September may mean the end of the hols and back to work, but it also means that the Salt Yard Group Croqueta Challenge is just around the corner.

We've judged it for the past few years and it's always a cracking event - bringing together some of London's best restaurants i…

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The Laundry sees Walton Lodge on Coldharbour Lane turning into an all day neighbourhood brasserie and bar

Taking over an Iconic building in Brixton is local entrepreneur Melanie Brown who also runs the New Zealand Wine Cellar in Pop Brixton. Brown is aiming to turn the old laundry into a two floored all day restaurant and bar.…

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Seabird is the high-rise seafood restaurant in the Hoxton Southwark - and NYC's Maison Premiere are in charge

The newest Hoxton hotel is bringing with it a seafood restaurant with an impressive view across London. And they've brought in the people behind top Brooklyn restaurant Maison Premiere to run it. …

Read more: Seabird is the high-rise seafood restaurant in the Hoxton Southwark - and NYC's Maison Premiere are in charge

Anju is the new Korean food residency at The Gun in Hackney

In Islington's Compton Arms, they have the very popular Four Legs residency (which we Test Drove recently). Now the Compton Arms' sister pub The Gun in Hackney has brought in a long term food residency Anju - which they're hoping will be a similar success.

Anju - which already has a residency at Blend in Green Lanes - sounds like the perfect match, given that its name means 'food eaten with alcoh…

Read more: Anju is the new Korean food residency at The Gun in Hackney

Brixton's Halo Burger launches a vegan deep-fried Magnum

Already getting respect for serving up one of London's best plant-based burgers, Halo Burger in Brixton has just put another couple of items on the menu that both sound a bit special. 

First up is the "THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Nuggets" using on the plant-based chicken that THIS™ produce (made to be as close to chicken as possible) with a choice of BBQ sauce, signature sauce, ketchup or mayo.…

Read more: Brixton's Halo Burger launches a vegan deep-fried Magnum

The Chinese Food Festival is back - here's who's taking part

 

The Chinese Food Festival is making a return to Potters Fields at Tower Bridge and once again, the line up looks pretty great.

With a collection of some of London's finest Chinese food in one park, here's what some of the vendors are planning.

  • Three Uncles - Roast Duck, Char Siu Pork, Hainan Chicken Rice, Won Tons in Chilli Oil, Curry Fishballs 
  • Yun - Spicy and Sour Beef Rice Noodles,…

Read more: The Chinese Food Festival is back - here's who's taking part

Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent place in Brixton Village

They've been slowly growing a loyal fan base for their grass-fed and dry aged beef burgers - now the duo behind Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent spot in Brixton Village.…

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James Cochran serves up GOAT at Boxpark Croydon

Something new from James Cochran (the man behind 12:51) is incoming. This time he's going south to Boxpark Croydon for GOAT, his first foray into street food (which originally kicked off in Lewisham's Model Market). 

As you might imagine from the name, it's all about goat meat. He's been working with top supplier Cabrito, who are getting supermarkets and restaurants to use more of what…

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