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Oblix at The Shard launches new American history bar menu

“Woah, awesome corridor,” exclaimed a visiting Yank, perfectly on cue, as we walked down the shadowy passage and into the sleek interior of Oblix. The floor-to-ceiling windows and low lighting perfectly frame the lights of London beneath. If you’ve come for the view, you’ll return for the impressive new bar menu. All of the cocktails are inspired by America’s history - whether that be “geographic…

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Galley hits Islington's Upper Street with ex Randall & Aubin head chef

The revitalisation of Islington's dining scene continues apace with news of another interesting restaurant opening on Upper Street. Galley restaurant and bar takes over the space occupied by United Ramen and is a venture by brother and sister team Oriona Robb and Marcel Grzyb.

Marcel's been Head Chef at Soho’s Randall & Aubin for a decade and, as you might expect given his background, he's pu…

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Street Kitchen launches on Mentmore Terrace, London Fields

There's another arch being taken over on Mentmore Terrace, where Patty&Bun and E5 Bakehouse are - Street Kitchen are making a move east. 

As with the recently opened shop in Broadgate, Street Kitchen is all about sustainable food - "slow food fast" - and you'll be either able to take away (something to grab while wandering through nearby Broadway Market) or sit down at their latest place. It'…

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Behold The Pit Burger from Meat & Shake

Enough to drive fear into all but the hardiest of burger fanatics, this my friends is The Pit Burger. It's a guest item on the menu at Meat & Shake's three London smokehouses and is their biggest burger to date.

If you're up for the challenge, it consists of two 6oz patties, smoked brisket, hot link sausages, turkey bacon, pulled beef rib, an onion ring, American cheese, cherry BBQ sauce and…

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The Truscott Arms launches Born in 1983 dining room

The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale is getting a new upstairs restaurant this week, following a big revamp. It's been renamed Born in 1983 after head chef Aiden MGee - and the whole menu is inspired by his experiences.

So there's the a la carte Journey menu at four courses for £65 or the Memories menu - a six course tasting menu at £95 (dishes taken from the a la carte and including a vegetarian opti…

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Preview new restaurant Foley's and Made of Dough at Market Yard Guest Kitchen

Here's a new way of getting people to preview your new restaurant before it opens. Two new restaurants are teaming up with the people behind Feast for a special two part residency at the new Market Yard Guest Kitchen. Both restaurants will be taking over for six weeks each and you'll have a chance to try what they'll be serving at their own places.

First up is the first chance to try Foley's Tast…

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Bo Drake Launches lunchtime Korean Bento boxes

Here's something to look for if you're in Soho and in need of a different kind of lunch. Korean restaurant Bo Drake is launching three new bento boxes - all at under £10. 

The KFC Bento (£9.95) is a portion of Korean Fried Chicken with soy garlic, grapes and rosemary and the Bo Ssam Bento (£9.95) is smoked pulled pork. Both include vegetable gyoza and sides of salad, rice and kimchi. There's also…

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Debretts publish their 2016 guide to the most influential food folk in Britain

Debretts, the guide to etiquette and folk of social standing has today released its list of the 500 most influential people in Britain today. They describe it as "a portrait of power, influence and celebrity in modern Britain."

Leaving aside their catastrophic error in not including us - we "ahem" refer you to the much better informed Evening Standard Influential List for that - there are a fair…

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Grain Store Cafe and Bar heads to Gatwick

21/1/16 - updated with menu details and opening date

An airport is never the best place to find some decent food, but things are getting better. Recently we had Heston opening at Heathrow and now Bruno Loubet is coming to Gatwick with a new Grain Store.

As with the original, the menu leads with vegetables. It'll have a new all-day menu that's specifically geared to travellers (and served quickly…

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Healthy food restaurant Farmstand comes to Drury Lane, Covent Garden

If you're looking for a dose of healthy food in Covent Garden, a new restaurant might be right up your street. Next door to Barrafina, Farmstand opens next week.

Coming from American Steven Novick, it takes its name from the similarly named roadside fruit, veg and produce stands from his hometown in Milwaukee. And like those, it has a big focus on nutritional foods. Everything will be wheat, glut…

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