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Ruth Rogers confirms new restaurant at Gagosian Gallery site in Mayfair

So this really is big news. The Standard has landed one hell of a scoop, namely that Ruth Rogers, of River Cafe fame, is opening a new restaurant in Mayfair.

In their piece today she tells the paper that the new restaurant (the first since The River Cafe opened in 1987) will be run by River Cafe chefs Sian Owen and Joseph Trivelli and managers Vashti Armit and Charles Pullan. All we know so far i…

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Noble Rot team up with Sportsman pair to open London wine bar and restaurant

02/11/2015 - updated with soft launch info

Vats wine bar has been a pleasingly low-key place to quaff wine down on Lamb's Conduit Street since the 70s. In fact, Hot Dinners has rather pleasant, but vague, memories of evenings spent there so if anyone was going to take it over, then we're pleased it's the team behind Noble Rot - Mark Andrew and Daniel Keeling. They're going to be reopening it as a…

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Nuno Mendes puts a Christmas treat on the menu at Chiltern Firehouse

If you hadn't already made plans to hit Chiltern Firehouse between now and Christmas, then here's a solid reason why you should. Nuno Mendes has a sensational sounding new snack on the menu. Made from the same dough as his famous crab doughnuts, the braised short rib and truffle roasted buns go on the restaurant menu after Thanksgiving.

As Nuno explains; "The bun and its filling connects several…

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Wringer and Mangle take over the Laundry Building in London Fields

We've had a Chinese Laundry and a Coin Laundry is on the way and now there's a third laundry related restaurant (albeit a re-launched one) opening up as Wringer and Mangle in London Fields.

It comes from the founder of the Hoxton Pony. That's Gerry Calabrese and he's brought in his brother Jon Calabrese to look after the drinks menu too - with a gin focused cocktail list. As for the food, that's…

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Machine No 3 neighbourhood bar to open in Hackney

Opening its doors on Hackney's Well Street this week is Machine No. 3 - a brand new neighbourhood bar from the folk behind The Three Compasses in Dalston.

The 70-seater bar will be cocktail-focused with drinks ranging from the Smoky Tommy - Gusano Rojo Mezcal, Agave, Lime (£7) to Black Feather - Baron de Sigognac VS, Lillet Blanc, Sec, Peach Bitters (£8). There'll also be wide range of craft beer…

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Sambal Shiok and Bitten & Written pop up at the Newman Arms for Laksa Nights

Sambal Shiok have been a highlight of many a street food market and now they're venturing indoors next month, joining up with Zeren Wilson (aka Bitten & Written) on the wine front for a series of Saturday pop-ups. 

And for the first time they're indulging in a much requested dish, laksa, for what they're calling Laksa Nights. They say it will be "strong in aromatics, like lemongrass and laksa…

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Lucky Chip are bringing the Beastie Boys burger to Islington

If you haven't yet been to Lucky Chip at the Old Queen's Head in Islington, there's another reason to go from next week with the launch of the new Beastie Boys Burger.

This magnificent looking creation is an LA styled beef patty topped with pickles, lettuce and tomatoes, served with cheese and a hot sauce which they say is "a subtle reference to the Boys’ last album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two."…

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Six new London pubs in the Michelin Eating out in Pubs Guide for 2016

The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2016 is out today in bookshops and six London pubs have made it into the guide for the first time.

The Ealing Park Tavern

The Anglesea Arms, Hammersmith

The Tommy Tucker, Fulham

Smokehouse Chiswick

The Cross Keys in Chelsea

The Marksman in Bethnal Green (pictured)

The Marksman is doubly recognised as it not only makes it as a new entry, but is also picked out…

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The Potato Project brings baked potatoes with a twist to Soho

Currently in Soho you can find a restaurant devoted to polenta and one serving only cheese toasties - now there's a new single ingredient carb spot to add to the mix - The Potato Project.

This new restaurant, opened by Ksenia Karpenko who used to be Head Sommelier at Four to Eight in Covent Garden, says it's bringing a twist to the classic baked potato. So expect to see toppings like smoked ham h…

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Hook Camden launch a lunchtime fish tacos special

If you're bored with packed lunches and are fed up giving half your salary every month to Pret we may have a lunch deal for you. That is, if you're based in Camden or thereabouts. We tried the new lunchtime special that's just launched at Hook in Camden and, quite frankly, we were blown away by it.

For a tenner you'll get two generous fish tacos piled high with their panko coated cod, onion and r…

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