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Forzawin kicks of Spring with a new chicken dinner

Now firmly ensconced in their permanent Peckham home (and old cash & carry that now houses their 30ft communal dining tables and a wood fired grill), Forzawin are about to kick off their next venture.

Spring Chicken is to run all Spring (naturally) and revolves around whole cooked chicken cooked on
a wood fired spit. The whole menu includes:

  • A cocktail on arrival (Forza 75)
  • Rabbit terrine, m…

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Dirty Bones put a Bloody Dirty Hangover special on for Sundays

Feeling slightly fragile after Saturday night shenanigans? You'll be wanting this Bloody Dirty Hangover from Dirty Bones. This Sunday-only special will sort you out with a Mac Daddy, dirty fries and Dirty Mary cocktail or Shake for £15.

The Mac Daddy is part of new-look menu at the Kensington restaurant. It's a 6oz house burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac & cheese and Dirty Bones B…

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Kobe beef cocktails come to Sushisamba as part of their culinary cocktails

Sushisamba have taken the next step after becoming one of the few London restaurants currently serving high-grade Japanese Kobe beef - they've created a cocktail with a "wash of Kobe fat". It's all part of their new Culinary Cocktail range - featuring everything from the aforementioned Kobe to padron peppers and avocado puree. The full list is:

  • Padrón Pepper Caipirinha - muddled limes, churned w…

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Milroy's of Soho gets a makeover and a new cocktail bar

London’s oldest whisky shop, Milroy's has relaunched with its own basement cocktail bar. The shop, which has focused on whisky since the 1960s has been taken over by Martyn 'Simo' Simpson who was the man behind The Coal Vaults.

On the ground floor there's a 12 seater whisky bar called Milroy’s Bar, serving a selection of over 250 whiskys, all poured at 35ml rather than 25ml to enjoy the taste in…

Read more: Milroy's of Soho gets a makeover and a new cocktail bar

Caffe Rei Italian restaurant opens in Mayfair

A new Italian is coming to Mayfair from Andrea Reitano (who was also behind bringing Rome's Assunta Madre to London).

Details are a little thin on the ground for the imminent opening, but we do know that it'll be a casual Italian restaurant, with takeaway available too (including pasta, paninis and salads). And, like Assunta Madre, they'll be flying ingredients in from Italy too including burrata…

Read more: Caffe Rei Italian restaurant opens in Mayfair

Angela Hartnett and Thomasina Miers on the inaugural Good Food Great Game Changers list

To celebrate its 25th anniversary BBC Good Food has announced its first list of ‘Good Food Great Game Changers’ who they say "have revolutionised the way we shop, cook and eat".

As you might expect, there are a few London restaurant folk on there. Angela Hartnett is on the list as one of the countrys' "highest profile female chefs who has inspired a generation of women to follow in her footsteps…

Read more: Angela Hartnett and Thomasina Miers on the inaugural Good Food Great Game Changers list

Gascon's Pascal Aussignac launches Duck n' Roll

Pascal Aussignac has always been a big feature of Taste of London, always managing to win one of the prizes up for grabs for the food from the Club Gascon stand.

Now we won't have to wait for thate once-a-year event to come around as Gascon are getting into the street food/ pop-up scene in a longer term way. Kicking off this weekend at Hawker House, they're launching Duck n' Roll.

So if you pop a…

Read more: Gascon's Pascal Aussignac launches Duck n' Roll

Regent's Place gets a new all day venue in The Refinery

Updated 5/3/15 with full first-look gallery and opening date

Popular City bar chain Drake & Morgan have just announced plans to open another of their large bar/restaurants in Regent's Place. That's the modern office complex to the north of Euston Road by Warren Street. The Refinery, which will open this Spring, will feature a bar, restaurant, deli and outdoor terrace.

If you've already been t…

Read more: Regent's Place gets a new all day venue in The Refinery

Bel-Air healthy fast food comes to Shoreditch

We all like a spot of BBQ and a lot of burgers, but every now and then it's good for something to buck the trend. The just-opened Bel-Air in Shoreditch looks like doing the job, as the LA heath food inspired cafe opens its doors.…

Read more: Bel-Air healthy fast food comes to Shoreditch

New savoury cocktails go on the drinks list at Grain Store

Looking for a cocktail experience that'll blow your mind? Well, the new drinks list at Grain Store sounds like it'll go some way towards that. Their longstanding relationship with Tony Conigliaro has just seen the launch of a new list of savoury cocktails designed to work brilliantly with food.

The drink you see here is the Smoked Poacher Champagne Cocktail which combines a Smoked Poacher Cheese…

Read more: New savoury cocktails go on the drinks list at Grain Store

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