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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…

Read more: M Restaurants introduces "choose your own table" booking

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…

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

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie hits Kensington High Street

The expansion of the Ivy Group continues apace. Adding to this year's openings of the Ivy Cafe in Marylebone and The Ivy Chelsea Garden is the new The Ivy Kensington Brasserie. You'll find it where Pavilion’s Restaurant and Bar used to be, just across the road from High Street Kensington tube.

If you've been to any of the other openings, you'll find much the same here - there's an all day Modern…

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Strut & Cluck turkey restaurant is coming to Shoreditch

The founders of upcoming Shoreditch restaurant Strut & Cluck couldn't have picked a better time to talk about their new place. In the run up to both Thanksgiving and Christmas, anywhere focusing on turkey is going to be of interest.

Inspired by owners Amir and Limor Chen's Eastern Mediterranean home cooking, you'll find dishes like:

  • Josper-Grilled Turkey Drumstick with roasted vegetables &am…

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Ex Mayfields chef and Spring sommelier are opening Ellory bistro in Netil House

12/11 Updated with opening date

More info has come through - we now know...

  • It'll seat 48 and open on 20 November
  • There will be the option to drop in for single plates or a five course tasting menu (£38)
  • Dishes include:
    • Scallops, citrus and anise; Puntarelle, anchovies and spenwood
    • Turbot, chestnuts and pumpkin
    • Chicken, chicory and carrot
    • Caramelised citrus with ginger ice cream.
  • Booking is n…

Read more: Ex Mayfields chef and Spring sommelier are opening Ellory bistro in Netil House

Bleecker St Burger's container has landed in Canary Wharf

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It's always a good day when we get to talk about Bleecker St Burger bringing their amazing burgers to a new part of town. Today that joyous news is that they've just crained the container that was on the southbank this summer into Canary Wharf's Montgomery Square.

To begin with, they'll start with the small but perfectly formed menu of the Double Cheeseburger, Fries and Angr…

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