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Scotch Egg Challenge 2018 shortlist revealed

Updated 8/2/18 with auction details

Has it really been eight years since the Scotch Egg Challenge first pitted London's chefs against each other in a battle to come up with the best deep-fried egg combo? Apparently so as the eighth bout of this annual contest is about to come round again.

Taking place at The Canonbury pub in Highbury & Islington on 21 February, the challenge will be hosted by…

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The El Pastor team are opening Tortilleria El Pastor on Druid Street

The team behind Borough's El Pastor are opening their own tortilla factor and taco bar down the road beside Maltby Street Market…

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Soho icon Lina Stores is opening a pasta restaurant on Greek Street

The original deli has been open for over 75 years in Soho, giving them plenty of time to get things right before opening this, their first restaurant…

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Yard Sale Pizza have just launched a musical pizza box

 

Forget nipping out to get a Colin the Caterpillar cake from M&S - the next time anyone you know is having a birthday what you really need is a musical pizza. London company Yard Sale Pizza have just launched the first ever musical pizza box. The concept's the same as a musical card - just that the music kicks off when you open the box. 

The company roped in Oscar Cash of Metronomy…

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Gold-plated chocolates at Saint Ayme’s first boutique cafe in Bayswater

The chocolates are hand-finished in gold and colour, and you can get even gold in your hot chocolate, which should tell you all you need to know about Connaught Village’s newest cafe from luxury chocolate brand Saint Aymes.…

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Get your Creme eggs sent to your desk with Delivergoo

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We're entering the months of Easter madness at the moment, and that means the return of Creme Eggs in force. We've already had the launch of the Creme Egg Camp, but if all that sounds a bit too strenuous to you, then getting your Creme Egg fix sent straight to your desk may be the thing.

They've teamed up with Deliveroo - hence the "Delivergoo" name and you'll be able to order a pack…

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Le Bab is opening Maison Bab in Covent garden - with a secret chef's table restaurant too

Featuring a hidden away chef's table for 10, the new restaurant from the team behind Le Bab promises to be quite the experience…

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Clerkenwell’s got a new fish and chip shop called United Chip

Forget your greasy local frier - Clerkenwell’s new fish and chip restaurant United Chip’s all about the millennial pink, Bangkok prawn burgers and complimentary aioli.…

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Delamina, from the Strut and Cluck team, is a taste of the Eastern Med on Marylebone Lane

The couple who opened turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch are now behind this new Eastern Mediterranean kitchen on Marylebone Lane…

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Scottish, French and Mexican chefs line up for Carousel’s next chef residency programme

Marylebone’s Carousel has just announced its next run of guest chef residencies coming in over the next two months, and there's plenty of interesting faces, from Edinburgh's up-and-coming Scott Smith to ingredient-focused Anton Orjollet, and the return of the award-winning Santiago Lastra.

First up on 6-10 February is Glasgow’s Rosie Healey, who cut her teeth at Ottolenghi and Jago before moving…

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P Franco's next resident chef will be George Tomlin

If you're not familiar with P Franco, let us enlighten you. Put simply, it's a wine shop and bar in Clapton. But it's one which manages to get some of the brightest up and coming stars in London to be in charge of the food.

Note that we don't say who's "in the kitchen" because P Franco doesn't have one. Instead, there are induction hobs at the end of the large sharing table that dominates the cen…

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Which Wich sandwich shop is coming to London

Another US chain is looking to make a splash in London with the arrival of Which Wich. It's a build your own sandwich place with all manner of options available to you.…

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Authentique Epicerie and Bar to open on Fortess Road

All-French team join forces to open this wine bar on Fortess Road, which will also sell French food and serve as a wine store too.…

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What's the best London restaurant to be a regular at?

Yesterday, restaurateur Stevie Parle (Palatino, Rotorino, Pastaio) took to Twitter to ask a great question.

He went on to elaborate; "A place that really looks after its regulars, food you can eat at least once a week and service that gives a shit. Like river caff but not west and not only fo…

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Michelin-starred room service as Marcus Wareing steps up to offer private catering at The Berkeley

Here’s one for the next time you win the lottery. Knightsbridge's luxer-than-luxe 5* hotel The Berkeley has just unveiled its brand new, sweeping-skyline-views-glass-roofed Pavilion Suites. And if you’re in such a ritzy room, it’d surely be a shame to leave it simply to acquire your evening meal, so why not choose room service, now available from none other than Michelin-starred celeb chef Marcus…

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