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Patty&Bun launches The Residence with chefs from Pitt Cue, Palomar and more

There's a new east London residency which looks very interesting indeed. We're already fans of the space that Patty&Bun have created over in London Fields and now they're branching out further with some very special guests for The Residence. 

Billed as a space where "chefs can express and present food exactly how they see fit, without any constraints" they'll be one-sitting, one-off events wi…

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Palm Court at the Langham gets a fancy makeover

Just in time for Christmas, the Langham's Palm Court has had a pretty extensive going-over with a brand new look. Above you'll see the fancy new room and below just how it looked before. It DOES look like a big leap, we have to say.…

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Rubedo brings natural wine bistronomie to Stoke Newington Church Street

So while we were excited to bring you news of the opening of Escocesa on Stoke Newington Church Street a week or so ago, seems we'd completely missed another new opening from recent weeks, Rubedo.

Rubedo, as owner Federico Carafoli tells us, is a natural wine bar restaurant. "We created Rubedo to share our passion for natural wines and quality food. Our goal is to promote the hard work and the ta…

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Decatur southern streetfood takes over the kitchens at Pamela in Dalston

You may have enjoyed the wares of one of this year's YBF Street Food nominees Decatur at Kerb and Druid Street, but now the business is moving indoors to look after the kitchen at Pamela - the new Haggerston bar opened by the folk behind Rita's.

Tom Browne is the chap behind the venture - a former travel agent who spent years working in the States and never lost his love for it, Decatur is Tom's…

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Pop-up wine bar Nutkin & Co comes to Haggerston

There's still plenty of love for wine bars (which makes us happy) and there's another on the way to Haggerston for a four week stint starting this Friday.

It's coming from wine importer Red Squirrel and they're taking over in the evenings at Curio Cabal on Kingsland Road. They'll have 100 wines on the menu from thirty of their producers with tastings and more throughout the pop-up. There will be…

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Shackfuyu pops-up in Bermondsey as the original Soho restaurant goes permanent

18/11 - updated with re-opening date

Once billed as a long-term pop-up, Soho's Shackfuyu (by Bone Daddies) is about to get a lot more long-term as it prepares to become a permanent fixture in Soho. The restaurant is closing until mid November and when it re-opens will have a new upstairs bar with counter seating, a private dining room and more new touches throughout. 

The re-fit will also come wi…

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M Restaurants introduces

We often mention where we think the best seats are in our Test Drives, but sometimes just seeing the room makes that decision easier when booking a table at a restaurant. Which is why we quite love this new feature from M restaurants.

Their new booking system uses a 360 degree walkthrough of the room, using Google Places, and lets you select the exact table you want before booking. It could do wi…

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Claw residency comes to Dalston's Three Compasses for the winter

This rather fine looking shellfish dish is the crab burger from Claw. And if just gazing at that photo makes you fancy it half as much as we do right now, you'll be wanting to know that the streetfood folk behind it have just taken residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston.

From this week until the end of January they'll be serving up a mainly crab-based menu with all their crab coming from Sta…

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London's restaurant folk do their bit to #supportparis

The weekend's terrible events in Paris have spurred an influential group of London's restaurant folk to head across the channel. The movement #SupportParis, has already signed up numerous chefs, journalists and restaurateurs. It was kickstarted by Galvin at Windows Maitre d' (but just as well known to many of you as the Maitre d' on First Dates) Fred Sirieix.

"Basically the idea is to go and spen…

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Oriole cocktail bar is coming to Smithfield Market from the people behind Nightjar

Nightjar cocktail bar in Old Street is high up on many best-of lists, including making it to the top three of the World's 50 Best Bars list. So any new opening from them is enough to make us sit up and pay attention. That next bar is Oriole and it's coming to Smithfield Market this week.

It'll be styled after an old-school nightclub, with a stage for live music - swing, jazz and blues are all on…

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