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Pophams Bakery are bringing patisserie and pasta to Hackney's Richmond Road

Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night.

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Moncks of Dover Street is a new Mayfair brasserie from the Park Chinois team

This Mayfair brasserie comes from the same people who are behind Park Chinois. Expect a classic European brasserie in plush settings. …

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Jason Atherton is opening The Betterment at The Biltmore hotel in Mayfair

We hear that Jason Atherton has been lined up to tun all the food side of things at this new London hotel - right opposite his old boss Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant…

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Sub Cult's award-winning sandwiches get a permanent City spot

They've been street food legends for five years and now Sub Cult are getting a much-deserved permanent place in the City. With brand new subs along with the classics, this looks like your new City lunch spot. …

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Moor Hall tops the 2019 National Restaurant Awards, while London dominates the top 100

 

The National Restaurant of the Year was announced tonight for the annual Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019 and the academy of voters (200 chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics) deemed Lancashire's Moor Hall to be the bee's knees.

Chef Mark Birchall (ex-L’Enclume) has only been open two years but has already picked up no fewer than two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes al…

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Scott's new private dining room has paintings by Renoir and Chagall on the walls

From this month, there's a new way to showcase your wealth and influence in London. Scott's Restaurant in Mayfair is throwing open the doors to a private dining room designed to put most of the others into the shade. The Platinum Arowana Room has had £6m lavished on its interiors. So if you (and up to seven of your best mates) would like to dine surrounded by paintings by Renoir, Miró, Chagall, P…

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Honest Burgers come to London Bridge's Tooley Street

The latest restaurant to come to London Bridge, after its huge facelift, is the newest Honest Burgers in town. They've just opened off Tooley Street, bringing all their famed burgers with them. All the usual burgers will be there, paired with their rosemary salted chips. And as with the other branches, there's a monthly special (they've teamed up with Brindisa at the time of writing for a Bravas…

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Vagabond wine bar has arrived in Paddington

 

There's have been changes afoot at Paddington Central recently (that's the space by the canal near the Hammersmith and City line). We've had the recent opening of The Grand Duchess, and now we've just learned of a brand new Vagabond wine bar that's opened in the area, immediately becoming the areas first wine bar. 

If you're unfamiliar with Vagabond, let us enlighten you. The…

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Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen in Chislehurst comes from Stuart Gillies, ex Gordon Ramsay CEO

He was chef and eventually CEO of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants and now Stuart Gillies is opening his own place. It's a wine bar that's taking over a Victorian building (that used to be a bank) on Chislehurst High Street.…

Read more: Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen in Chislehurst comes from Stuart Gillies, ex Gordon Ramsay CEO

Gymkhana restaurant closed by a massive fire

One of London's top Indian restaurants, Gymkhana in Mayfair, was the centre of attention yesterday for all the wrong reasons when a huge fire broke out mid afternoon. It took firefighters more than two hours to get the blaze under control, which appears to have been caused by a ventilation fire in the restaurant's kitchen.

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Bermondsey has a new Japanese restaurant in HAKATA Ramen + Bar

Serving up ramen, Japanese small plates and more, this Bermondsey spot aims to be part NYC speakeasy, part Japanese dive bar.…

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Bacchus N4 serves up wine and snacks on Stroud Green Road

Stroud Green Road, just north of Finsbury Park station, is a lovely hotchpotch of indie bars, coffee shops and restaurants, so we're glad to see the trend continuing with the arrival of new wine bar and shop Bacchus N4.

Owner Tolga used to run The Harvest deli in Crouch End and has been busy over the first two weeks of opening, honing the list here.

"This is my third shortlist," he told Hot Dinne…

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Pret is launching a lobster roll for Summer

 

It had to happen someday - lobster rolls are so hugely popular in London that it was only a matter of time before Pret launched their own version. And now it's finally here - served up in their traditional baguette, not in the brioche roll that you might have expected. 

We're told the roll will be "high-quality Maine Lobster, dressed with lemon chilli mayo, crispy cos lettuce and…

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Humble Grape wine bar and shop is opening in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.…

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