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Bird in Shoreditch launches new lunch menu with 50% off

Chicken restaurant (with doughnuts from the Doughnut Hatch too) is about to launch a new lunch menu this week, with a special launch offer. On the new menu is:

  • Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches – free-range fried in a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit covered in sweet honey butter and spicy hot sauce (that's it pictured above)
  • Bacon & Cheese Burger - fried chicken, thick cut bacon, American ch…

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The next Dolls House will open in Peckham

Having now settled on Upper Street in Islington, Adam Towner and Katy Rosewarne of the Dolls House are already getting ready to open the next site in Peckham, taking over the site that held the Clayton Arms.  

As with the previous venues, the decor will all be drawn by marker pen and it will be split between a public bar - The Parlour - and a restaurant which becomes a private members' area after…

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Sushisamba brings in new dishes as they add Bruno Paillard to their champagne lists

SUSHISAMBA London is fizzing with excitement (see what we did there?) over news of their new and exclusive partnership with Bruno Paillard Champagne. What the deal means is that SUSHISAMBA will now feature the largest selection of Bruno Paillard in the UK from the Maison de Champagne’s Library Collection.

The new partnership means there'll be nine Bruno Paillard Champagnes on SUSHISAMBA London’s l…

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Ketel One Vodka Kitchen comes to the Folly in the City

The Folly on Gracechurch Street in the City is about to get a new cocktail pop-up, the Ketel One Vodka Kitchen.

The summer-long pop up is promised to be a "a traditional Dutch Kitchen inspired by the home of Ketel One founders the Nolet family" and is focused on a central table where the Ketel One mixologists will be showing off their wares, surrounded by crates of fruits and vegetables, plus exo…

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Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack is coming to Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

The huge Crossrail project is bringing with it lots of new stations and one of the biggest will be Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf - and that's where the next Big Easy is coming to, before they look at expanding across the UK.

They'll be taking over the top floor roof terrace of the new Norman Foster Cross Rail Terminal. As part of that, there will be loads of space for alfresco BBQ (and some gre…

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Bull in a China Shop rotisserie chicken and whisky bar coming to Shoreditch

Updated 17/4 with soft launch offer.

The Chan brothers, who are behind The Drunken Monkey are opening a second venture that appears to be a distillation of all that is East London right now. Bull in a China Shop will be a rotisserie chicken restaurant and whisky bar alongside breakfast bao buns and savoury congee porridge.

Taking over a pub opposite the Tea Building in the heart of Shoreditch, th…

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Fu Manchu dim sum bar coming to Clapham North

17/4 - updated with soft launch info.

If you're after some late night foodie fun, south of the river, sounds like Fu Manchu opening this summer in Clapham North might be for you. This late night dum sum and cocktail bar is taking over a space under the arches on Lendal Terrace. Featuring a long bar and raised seating area, the cocktails are inspired by the Sax Rohmer book titles, so expect The Kis…

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Melba at The Savoy gourmet counter launches on The Strand

If you've been wandering down the Strand this week you may have spotted the new patisserie Melba. It's the latest opening from The Savoy Hotel. Melba at The Savoy is being described as a "gourmet counter" selling pastries, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks to take away, along with gift items. It's also going large on éclairs.

The menu, which has been worked on by The Savoy's executive pastry che…

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Fatburger is coming to London, starting with Camden

We've had it the rumours section of the Coming Soon page for a long time now, but now there's confirmation that US chain Fatburger is definitely coming to London. And it looks like they have a Five Guys style approach, with a plan to open 20 Fatburgers across the country, starting with Camden. That site is already being developed, and should open in June.

So what can you expect from Fatburger? We…

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Barzetti Italian Kitchen opens in St Pancras

This one's come under the radar a little - a new addition to St Pancras station (just beside the big Marsk & Spencer at the back). It's an Italian restaurant with a short menu of pizzas salads and some simple Italian starters and mains. You can see the full menu online here.

They'll be open fully on the 18th, but today they're having a 50% off soft launch from 12-3pm and 5-9pm. You can book t…

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