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Cafe Deco sees Anna Tobias and 40 Maltby Street team up in Bloomsbury

Ex River Cafe/Rochelle Canteen chef Anna Tobias comes to Bloomsbury for her solo restaurant, which is backed by the team behind 40 Maltby Street. 

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Selfridges is opening Hive, a honey concept restaurant

This new honey focused restaurant at Selfridges will feature talks by beekeepers and use honey from its own rooftop hives in the dishes.…

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Table @ Vallebona expand with a new high street store in Wimbledon

Wimbledon high-end deli Vallebona are on the move. After 20 years building a name for themselves in the area, owners Stefano and Naoko Vallebona are about to open their first high street shop there. The opening of Table @ Vallebona on Wimbledon High Street this weekend coincides with the closure to the public of their original HQ, the company's warehouse on Weir Road.

Selling all manner of lovely…

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Homestead from Sven-Hanson Britt is the first new restaurant in London City Island

Sven-Hanson Britt (ex Ritz and BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals finalist and Rematch winner) is overseeing the food at this new restaurant in an all-new community in East London. It's starting as a shop with takeaway food with an all-day restaurant to come.…

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Yard Sale Pizza go south for their East Dulwich opening

With six pizzerias around town Yard Sale are finally bringing their pizzas, made from 48-72 hour fermented dough south of the river. They're heading to East Dulwich where all the favourites will be on offer - from TSB to the New Porker.…

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Tommy Banks is opening a restaurant in London - but you'll need a seat at Lord's to eat there

One of the UK's top chefs, Tommy Banks from Black Swan at Oldstead, is opening a restaurant in London - but there's something of a catch (and it's not COVID related). 

He's going to be in charge of the new Edrich restaurant at Lord's - part of the new Compton and Edrich stands that are opening in Spring 2021. However, to eat there, you're going to have to be a Debent…

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Pret start delivering dinner to your door across London this week

It's got to be hard for Pret. With so many folk working from home, who is in the office to partake of delights such as their mac n cheese boxes or daily soups?

So you can understand the company's decision this week to go big on a new delivery dinners menu. The idea was trialled back in the summer and was presumably a success because Dinners by Pret launches on Thursday.

There will be focaccia bas…

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Eataly reveal plans for their first London store at Broadgate in the City

The Italian food and wine marketplace gets ready to open their first London opening in the heart of the City at Broadgate.…

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MEATliquor lands in Bloomsbury, opening in Brunswick Square

You win some, you lose some. In the same month as they announced they were closing their King's Cross venue for good, MEATliquor revealed the site of their next new restaurant - Bloomsbury.

They'll be opening in the Brunswick Centre, taking over the old Las Iguanas site. It's a big spot with room for 120 folk inside and the same amount outside on a large heated terrace, which is going to prove pr…

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Flat Iron bring the best of their beef together in their first meat box

Their restaurants may be closed (with a new one near Oxford Street opening imminently) but Flat Iron have taken the opportunity to launch their very first meat boxes. …

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Bleecker and BAO team up for a double-cheeseburger bao

Now, this is a DIY kit to get excited about. BAO is teaming up with the burger masters at Bleecker to delivery the BAO Bleecker kit, and they'll send it anywhere in the UK. 

It's a limited edition (but will be on sale until the end of November) and is a BAO bun crossed with a Bleecker double cheeseburger. So with each of the six BAO buns, you add hot sauce, burger sauce, cheese, onions and a…

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Café Spice Namaste launches fund as it prepares to leave its Whitechapel home of 25 years

It's a sad way to mark an anniversary. But, as Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala prepared to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Café Spice Namaste, they also had to contend with the fact that they were losing the restaurant's East London home.

Café Spice Namaste has been in its current address on Whitechapel's Prescot Street since 1995 which, when you consider the churn of the London restaurant scene, is…

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Stormzy's favourite chicken shop, Morley's, is opening in Finsbury Park and Brick Lane

If you're not a South Londoner, then news about Morley's may not mean a lot to you. But for people who live south of the river, this fried chicken chain is an gold-plated institution. Founded back in 1985, it's beloved of rappers like RAY BLK, Krept and Stormzy, who shot his Big for your Boots video in one. Fried Chicken YouTube reviewer, The Pengest Munch has reviewed multiple branches, declarin…

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The Duke Bakery at this Islington organic pub is raising funds for StreetSmart

If the onslaught of emosh Christmas ads has already got you sobbing into your laptop, then this story from a London pub may push you over the top.

The Duke of Cambridge organic pub in Islington is today launching an initiative to help StreetSmart - the UK charity for the homeless that normally gets its money from a donation added onto restaurant bills and whose funds have been decimated by the lo…

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Hawksmoor launch Hawksmoor at Home Local - ading a lot more than steak to the menu

They're already delivering Hawksmoor at Home boxes nationwide and have a pretty excellent selection of at-home cocktails - and now Hawksmoor is taking the next delivery step, launching Hawksmoor at Home Local.

While the previous boxes have been primarily supplying everything you need to cook a Hawksmoor meal yourself - this puts the hard work back in the hands of the chefs at the restaurants and…

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