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Sneak peek at Social Wine and Tapas and Sosharu at Jason Atherton's Social Sunday

Fancy a first look at what to expect from two of Jason Atherton's new restaurants? Well this June you'll get just that chance and help raise money for a worthwhile charity to boot.

On Sunday 7th June, Jason Atherton and The Social Company are going to be hosting Social Sunday; a series of collaborative lunches and restaurant previews in aid of Hospitality Action, the hospitality industry benevole…

Read more: Sneak peek at Social Wine and Tapas and Sosharu at Jason Atherton's Social Sunday

Meatopia and Grub Street founder Joshua Ozersky dies in Chicago

We were very sad to hear of the untimely death of US food writer Josh Ozersky. Ozersky was the founding editor of New York Magazine's Grub Street Blog, one of the key inspirations of Hot Dinners and - as Eater puts it - "a trailblazer in the early digital food media scene".

Ozersky, who was just 47, was found dead in his Chicago hotel room on Monday. He was in the city to attend the prestigious J…

Read more: Meatopia and Grub Street founder Joshua Ozersky dies in Chicago

Masala Grill opens on the Kings Road

A while back, we reported that Chutney Mary was on the move, crossing town to St James and in turn making way for a new Indian restaurant on the Kings Road site. Well Masala Grill has just opened its doors and we've had lots more information about the menu there.

The informal restaurant is from the same stable as Amaya, Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Masala Zone. The new Masala Grill will have a me…

Read more: Masala Grill opens on the Kings Road

The next Draft House is coming to Old Street

The rejuvenation of the Old Street area is bringing with it more eating and drinking options to the area, Ceviche has already landed while Bone Daddies and Honest Burgers are on the way. And the next to land there is the latest from Charlie McVeigh's Draft House. 

It's going to open in the new development The Bower, just off City Road. It'll be split across two floors and they say it'll have a "u…

Read more: The next Draft House is coming to Old Street

Fera and The Palomar top Tatler Restaurant Awards 2015

The Tatler Restaurant Awards are always a popular event and tonight's do saw an almost exclusively London list of restaurants and chefs pick up awards.…

Read more: Fera and The Palomar top Tatler Restaurant Awards 2015

Pilau restaurant pops up at Leicester Square tube station

Seems like someone at London Underground has finally got with the programme and realised the potential they have to be a real force in the London food scene. Following on from Crosstown's pop-up at Piccadilly Circus (and Foxcroft & Ginger's new spot at Old Street) comes Pilau at Leicester Square.

Billed as the first pop-up restaurant to open in a West End tube station, the folk behind it have…

Read more: Pilau restaurant pops up at Leicester Square tube station

Blackfoot unveils a new look and becomes Blackfoot Bar and Backroom Dining

We've been fans of Blackfoot since it opened and we're intrigued to see that the restaurant is getting something of an upheaval and a name change in the process. It's just been renames to Blackfoot Bar and Backroom Dining, and there are some obvious changes that come with that renaming.

Now the front room - which looks much like the old pie and mash shop it used to be - will become a casual bar s…

Read more: Blackfoot unveils a new look and becomes Blackfoot Bar and Backroom Dining

Ben Spalding is taking over as Executive Chef at Aqua Shard

VERY interesting changes are afoot at Aqua Shard as they confirm that Ben Spalding is joining the restaurant as Executive Chef from May 11. So this is another high-rise restaurant which has a well known and highly rated chef heading things up, following Dan Doherty at Duck & Waffle and Jason Atherton at City Social. It's a good move for Aqua - Hutong has has some great press since opening, bu…

Read more: Ben Spalding is taking over as Executive Chef at Aqua Shard

The Clove Club will be first UK restaurant to replace bookings with tickets

Updated 4/5/15 with more details:

It had been rumoured for a while, but now a London restaurant, The Clove Club, has taken the plunge and taken on the ticketing method that's been made popular by Chicago restaurant Alinea. Later this year, you'll only be able to get a seat at the main restaurant by using the Tock tickets system.

What does this mean in practice? It's essentially the same as booki…

Read more: The Clove Club will be first UK restaurant to replace bookings with tickets

Dabbous lands at Harrods as Chef of the Season

Haven't yet managed to land that booking at Dabbous? Well soon there's another option to try out the food of one of London's top chefs, as he'll be Harrods' latest Chef for the Season from 11 May. 

That means he'll have a dedicated area in the traiteur counter of the food hall and there you'll be able to pick up dishes to take home which include:

  • Verbena lemonade
  • a rabbit pie with spring vegetab…

Read more: Dabbous lands at Harrods as Chef of the Season

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