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US chain Wing Zone is opening its first UK place in Finsbury Park

The bit around the back of Finsbury Park station is slowly becoming an interesting place to eat and drink. In addition to the pretty decent bar at the Park Theatre and popular new burger and burrito spot Street N4, residents and commuters will soon be welcoming Wing Zone.

As the name suggests, it's a fast food joint devoted to things chicken and the first UK restaurant for an American chain begun…

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Trinity relaunches adding new Upstairs restaurant and more

It's been a Clapham fave for some time and now Adam Byatt's Trinity is getting ready to re-open after a big refurbishment - with a new upstairs restaurant, to boot.

There will be a new casual dining spot upstairs called... "Upstairs". There will be 12 small dishes (between £3 and £12) and they'll change daily. They'll include Roast Chestnut Salad, BBQ Squid and Gremolata, Crab Thermidor, Game Bro…

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Chick n Sours and Berber & Q swap places for some kitchen takeovers

Both Berber and Q and Chick N Sours have been amazing additions to Haggerston this year (and if you haven't been to either of them, we urge you to go).

And now they're swapping places too - for two nights they'll take over the other's kitchen. Here's what's on offer: 

On November 16 - Carl Clarke takes Chick n Sours to Berber & Q's place with a fine sounding menu:

  • Crispy chicken skin, schmal…

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Pizza Pilgrims is bringing pizza - and soup - to Exmouth Market

There's more change on the way to Exmouth Market as one of the top pizza purveyors of Soho are on the way there with their latest pizzeria.

Expect lots of pizza. In case you're not aware of them already, they're known for their - very good indeed - Neapolitan pizza coming in Margherita, Marinara, Carbonara and spicy Nduja flavours (they were one of the earliest to use nduja in pizzas).

And there'…

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Sake flights and lobster rolls on the menu at Park Lane's Bar 45

This looks rather fun. It's a Sake flight on the bar menu at Bar 45 at 45 Park Lane hotel. It ties in with the fact that the hotel's head sommelier Vanessa Cinti has just qualified as a sake sommelier.

For £45 (£10 for a single glass) you get a flight of three small producer sakes - Amabuki Marigold brewed with yeast from the blossoms of marigold, Kirin Vintage 2013 and Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo…

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The Beer Bakery pops up in Hoxton for a week

Like beer? Love bread? Well put this date in your diary. From 27-31 October Tom and Henry Herbert of the Fabulous Baker Brothers and AB InBev are opening a popup combining both those ingredients. The Beer Bakery in Hoxton will feature a range of breads made using ingredients from some of the world’s most popular beers including Stella Artois, Budweiser, Leffe, Becks Vier, Hoegaarden and Corona.

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Kioskafé is Monocle's latest venture in Paddington

Looks like Paddington just got an interesting place to grab a morning coffee or lunchtime snack. Kioskafé, a newsstand and coffee bar opened last week - it's a new project from the folk behind Monocle. Inspired by the city-street kiosks of Europe, this teeny 80 sq m space will sell an amazing selection of magazines and newspapers and travel essentials. Think part great café, part street kiosk wit…

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The Ivy continues to grow with a new Ivy Café for Marylebone

The Ivy has had a pretty busy past year. Not only have they revamped their original restaurant to great acclaim, but they also opened the Ivy Market Grill and the Ivy Chelsea Garden. And now there's a third cafe on the way with the Ivy Cafe in Marylebone. It's notable that there's no specific area named in the restaurant title - so we would not be at all surprised to see a lot more of the cafés a…

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Beyond London is bringing pan Asian small plates and cocktails to Kensington

Pan Asian, small plates, killer cocktails and top-end service. In the space formerly occupied by One Kensington, a new lounge style restaurant and bar is opening later this month which has all the right ingredients for success. Beyond London will open under the aegis of chef Ian Pengelly, who grew up in Hong Kong, and whose time at Gilgamesh and Harrod's Chai Wu has given him a wealth of experien…

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