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Soho Shebeen Irish Bar pops up in London for five days of revelry

If the very fact of evenings drawing in and Christmas approaching makes you want to start carousing in earnest, then one approaching pop-up should be just the thing for you.

Hitting Soho next month, The Soho Shebeen Irish Pop Up Bar is showcasing all manner of Irish food and drink. The three floored bar is opening to celebrate the launch of two new Dubliner and Oak Devil Whiskies and Feeney’s Iri…

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Selin Kiazim's first restaurant Oklava comes to Shoreditch

Updated 26/10 with soft launch details. 

Since leaving Kopapa, Selin Kiazim has become a bigger and bigger name with a series of very successful supperclubs while searching for a place of her own. Now she's found it and is getting ready to settle down in Shoreditch with Oklava.

Her new place will focus on the Turkish cooking that has been so popular at her events and is beins designed to reflect…

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Gunpowder Indian kitchen comes to The City

We've news on a new restaurant opening in the City, serving "home-style" Indian dishes. It's called Gunpowder and is just around the corner from Spitalfields Market.

It's run by Harneet Baweja, an Indian entrepeneur who wanted to bring something different to the scene. So the menu, by head chef Nirmal Save - from Zaika and The Tamarind Collection, features:

  • Chettinad Pulled Duck with homemade oo…

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Perilla kicks off a four month long residency at Platform 1 in East Dulwich

Earlier this year, Perilla launched a very successful successful (but short) series of supperclubs - Polpo's Russell Norman called it "the best pop-up I have ever been to". And now they're coming back, but this time for a much longer four month run at Platform 1 in East Dulwich. 

They're not short of some pretty impressive experience too. Perilla comes from head chef Ben Marks (NOMA, The Square)…

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Dan Doherty's Chefs of Tomorrow is popping up at Druid St Market

If Druid St Market isn't firmly on your radar (and if it isn't, what manner of foodie ARE you?) then reason to put it top of your list comes with the news of a series of pop chef spots hitting the market between now and Christmas.

It's all down to Duck and Waffle chef Dan Doherty’s Chefs of Tomorrow venture which aims to showcase burgeoning talent on the brink of chef-stardom. So you'll be able t…

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Hawker House is back for winter - landing in Canada Water

Following a very successful stint last Autumn and Winter, Hawker House is back, bringing Street Feast insite for the winter, along with some of its top street food traders - and some new faces too. 

This time they're heading over to Canada Water. If you went to Secret Cinema this summer, it's in one of the warehouses next door. There will be 13 street food traders on the two floors. 

They'll have…

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Le Bab brings gourmet seasonal kebabs to Kingly Court in Soho

There's another addition on the way to the host of new restaurants that have been arriving in Kingly Court. This time, it's the turn of the kebab as Le Bab is aiming for a "kebab renaissance" .

There will be a seasonal kebab menu at the heart of things. Kicking things off, the winter menu will feature:

  • Roe Deer Shish, with damson and isot pepper jam, cavolo nero kimchi, artichoke crisps and game…

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The Martell Club Gascon dinner (and how to try some of it yourselves)

Given how innovative Club Gascon's chef Pascal Aussignac's dishes always are for Taste of London - it wasn't a hard decision to accept an invite to a special dinner he was putting on last week.

The occasion was to celebrate the French brand house Martell's 300th birthday, which they in turn have marked by coming up with the Martell France 300 project - a list of the 300 most influential French ta…

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Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 winners are Holborn Dining Room and Princess Victoria

Twenty two Scotch Eggs. That's an awful lot of Scotch Eggs. This was the daunting, yet glorious prospect at this year's Scotch Egg Challenge, involving chefs from some of the country's best restaurants and gastropubs competing to come up with the finest result.

An expert panel of judges, Fay Maschler, Groucho Club executive chef Henry Harris, the Guardian's Bob Granleese and restaurant PR Hugh Wr…

Read more: Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 winners are Holborn Dining Room and Princess Victoria

Fancy some finger-licking pheasant?

With all the spurious National Weeks we have flying around it's not surprising that a London pub chain has taken it upon itself to launch its own such week. This is how National Pheasant Week came about. It's the brainchild of the ETM group and takes place from the 16-22 November 2015.

Which is where this rather marvellous sounding dish comes into play. The Finger Lickin’ Pheasant Bucket costs £1…

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