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The Italian Job in Chiswick will be London's first Italian craft beer gastropub

Chiswick beer fans are in for a bit of a treat with the opening of The Italian job this month. The Italian craft beer gastropub will be taking over the old Pickwick’s Wine Bar in Devonshire Road beside La Trompette.

Behind the venture is the much-vaunted Italian micro-brewery Birrificio del Ducato, Marco Pucciotti who owns a number of restaurants, pubs and wine bars in Rome and Giuseppe Verdoni wh…

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Corbin and King to open Islington restaurant

Update - this restaurant has been announced as Bellanger.

They've had a pretty good 2014 with rave reviews for both Fischer's and The Colony Grill Room (which was our favourite restaurant of 2014 too). They've also just just got the award for Best Luxury Hotel from LTI magazine for the Beaumont hotel which is getting rave reviews from all over.

So we're very pleased to hear that the restaurant dr…

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Ben Spalding takes over The Laundry at London Fields for month-long residency

Chef Ben Spalding, who many will remember for being the person who persuaded us to lick bricks when he took over the kitchens at John Salt in Islington, is going to be taking over the kitchens at the London Fields venue The Laundry. And if any of his pop-ups have shown, this is going to be worth trying out.

Spalding will be running the canteen at The Laundry for a month from tomorrow, but apparent…

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Omar Allibhoy's Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is opening on Bethnal Green Road

03/02/2015 - EXCLUSIVE - Updated with soft launch details.

You may have previously come across Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy's food whist shopping at Westfield London or Bluewater. Well now you don't have to brave the fresh hell of a mall to try his tapas as his third restaurant is a standalone tapas bar on Bethnal Green Road.

Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is an all-day dining place with a menu divided…

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Bone Daddies launching Shackfuyu pop-up in Soho

Having only just launched their latest restaurant in Whole Foods over in Knightsbridge, Bone Daddies are already back in Soho to launch a new pop-up. 

They've taken over a place on Old Compton Street (where Made in Italy used to be) and will be creating a menu based mainly around the use of the site's pizza oven.…

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Southerden Patisserie and Cafe opens on Bermondsey Street

If you're living or working around Bermondsey you may have spotted the soft opening of Southerden Patisserie and Cafe last week. It's the passion project of a lawyer turned patisserie chef Melanie Southerden which combines pastries to take away with room to eat in.

Having had a quick look at the goodies on offer, they certainly sound mouthwatering. There are sweet Choumert buns, amazing-sounding…

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Cafe Royal launches

If you've got some special ingredients in your kitchen - maybe someone's brought them as a present or they were an impulse buy -  but lack the skills to make the best of them, then the Cafe Royal's new menu may be what you need. Just take the ingredients to them and their chefs will do all the hard work for you.

You'll get a glass of Champagne and canapés when you arrive before you head to the hot…

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Iddu Sicilian cafe and wine bar coming to South Kensington

A new neighbourhood cafe and wine bar is coming to South Kensington, from the same people who are behind The South Kensington Club. This all-day affair will be open to all from 7am to 11pm.…

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Yum Bun is heading to Harvey Nichols for a month

If you're in Knightsbridge this February and craving a pork bun, then all you'll have to do is head to the top floor of Harvey Nichols where Yum Bun are popping up for a month. 

Head on up to the store's fifth floor space from 2 February to 1 March and you'll be able to grab all the usual Yum Bun signature steamed pork, chicken, mushroom and shrimp buns and wash them down with beer. Plus they're…

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The Rib Room's pudding trio for Yorkshire Pudding Day

This coming Sunday is British Yorkshire Pudding Day and to celebrate The Rib Room in Knightsbridge have come up with this rather delightful looking trio of Yorkshire Puddings. From today until Sunday you can order the selection for £12.50 featuring the following three fillings;

  • Mini Cumberland sausages with onion jam
  • Roast beef, watercress and horseradish
  • Slow cooked oxtail with celeriac puree…

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