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The Cochonette boules special on the menu this week at Angelus

This my friends is The Cochonette - a special going on the set lunch menu at Paddington restaurant Angelus from this Wednesday for a week. It's a tribute to the restaurant's owner Thierry Tomasin's love affair with Boules. Tomasin's so madly into the game that this weekend sees him organising the UK’s largest public entry international tournament, the Londonaise.

The Londonaise will be held in Is…

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Hartnett, Hix and Drabble head up Fortnum's Supper Club programme

Piccadilly food store Fortnum & Mason continues to innovate under the leadership of Ewan Ventners who moved over here from Selfridges in 2012.

Their latest wheeze is to run a weekly supperclub every Thursday in their Fountain Restaurant and they've signed up a number of notable chefs and restaurants to take part.

The first dinner begins this week (June 5), when Michelin-starred chef William Dr…

Read more: Hartnett, Hix and Drabble head up Fortnum's Supper Club programme

Comensal contemporary Mexican to open on Clapham's Abbeville Road

Clapham looks to be getting an interesting new restaurant in a few weeks when Comensal, a modern Mexican bar and restaurant opens its doors.

The Abbeville Road spot will specialise in contemporary food from around Mexico so expect enchiladas, ceviche, taquitos and homemade mole and guacamole, as well as a range of regularly changing specials.

As you might expect the bar will be well stocked too wi…

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Gong at the Shangri-la Shard - London's highest bar

It's the highest bar in London. Gong on the 52nd floor of the Shangri-la Shard opened its doors last week, so we popped along for a quick drink at the weekend to check it out.

As you might expect from any bar with such a USP drinks don't come cheap at this height. Signature cocktails start at £17 while classics are £15. If you're really feeling flush there's the Waterloo Punch Bowl for 2-4 to sha…

Read more: Gong at the Shangri-la Shard - London's highest bar

Auction Against Hunger 2014 - results and galleryAll the action from this year's Auction Against Hunger held at Street Feast…

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Bea Vo of Bea's of Bloomsbury launching Stax Carnaby

(Updated 23/5 with opening date and menu)

She's best known for the cakes and teas she serves up at Bea's of Bloomsbury, and more recently Bea Vo has been running a successful weekend diner at Maltby Street too. Now she's working on opening that diner Stax in a permanent location at Carnaby's Kingly Court.

The all day diner takes its name from Memphis based 1960s record label Stax Records and…

Read more: Bea Vo of Bea's of Bloomsbury launching Stax Carnaby

Ham Yard Hotel opens out Soho with a new restaurant and bar

The Ham Yard hotel is the latest hotel coming from the Firmdale group. They're the people behind the Charlotte Street hotel and the Soho Hotel among others and this is their eighth boutique hotel - with a mix of traditional hotel rooms and apartments. If you're entertaining in the hotel, it has both a cinema AND a 50s style bowling alley.

And, of course, they'll be adding a new bar and restaurant, which could be a very handy destination, as it's just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus.…


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Caterina55 brings Ligurian cooking to Moorgate

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Moorgate, specialising in North east Italy's Ligurian cooking. …


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Tallulah glass slipper cocktail launches the Rivoli Bar's summer menu at The Ritz

This sparkly little number is a new drink on the cocktail menu at the Ritz Rivoli Bar. The Tallulah references the moment back in 1951 when American actress Tallulah Bankhead sipped champagne from her slipper during a press conference to celebrate her arrival in London.

As part of the new summer drinks menu which is launched on 20 May, the Ritz have created a bespoke ‘glass slipper to serve the d…

Read more: Tallulah glass slipper cocktail launches the Rivoli Bar's summer menu at The Ritz

Hoxton on Sea takes over the courtyard at the Hoxton Hotel

The annual summertime trend to turn parts of London into scenes from the seaside (see here for news of more at Shad Thames and Covent Garden) continues with news of the latest urban beach to hit East London.

Hoxton-on-sea will take over the Courtyard Garden at The Hoxton Hotel for a week including the bank holiday. They're intending to offer retro foodie treats, a place to relax in the sun and som…

Read more: Hoxton on Sea takes over the courtyard at the Hoxton Hotel

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