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Friends of Ours neighbourhood cafe on the way to Hoxton

There's a new Antipodean style cafe on the way to Hoxton, coming from the team of Anthony Dyer and Man Wong. We caught up with Anthony Dyer to find out more...

What can you tell us about Friends of Ours?

Our aim is simple - we want to serve delicious house made produce and specialty coffee, seven days a week. We want the cafe to care equally about the standard of its food, as it does its coffee an…

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Wright Bros Kensington on Old Brompton Road will be company's fifth opening

Good news for West London seafood lovers as Wright Bros announce the location of their next restaurant, which will open in South Kensington. They'll be opening on the former site of La Bouchée, on Old Brompton Road.

It's a return to his old stomping ground for head chef Philip Coulter, who has moved over from Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House but was before that at Racine.

What we're look…

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Morada Brindisa Asador comes to Rupert Street, Soho

Updated 16/2 with soft launch details. 

Bringing the finest Spanish food to London's West End: the ever popular Brindisa Tapas Kitchen are opening their latest London restaurant in Soho. Expect a big focus on grilled and roasted meats and fish at their latest.…

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Carl Clarke's Chick n Sours brings fried chicken, sours and Weetabix ice cream to Dalston

He's been popping up all over the place with Disco Bistro but now Carl Clarke is settling down in Dalston with a brand new fried chicken (and sour cocktails) restaurant, Chick n Sours.

Clarke will be back in the kitchen in Dalston too (and in charge of the soundtrack).…

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Chelsea's Cross Keys gets a revamp and a new chef

It's known as the oldest pub in Chelsea (it's been there for 300 years since 1708 but had been empty for a while). But now the Cross Keys is getting a brush-up and a new chef and menu too from their new owners Mark Dyer and Eamonn Manson of The DM Group (who also own Fulham favourite, The Sand's End). 

Apparently the owners are looking for a country pub vibe from the newly restored interiors with…

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The Fourteenth Colonie brings a Brooklyn style vibe to Clerkenwell

Updated 16/2 with details of soft launch

If you've been wondering what exactly is going to replace Giant Robot on Clerkenwell Road, then let us enlighten you. It's being taken over by a bar and restaurant called The Fourteenth Colonie. We caught up with Paul Garner, MD of Ruth and Robinson, the company behind it, to find out more.

So what's with the name?

It's inspired by our friends in Brooklyn…

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Sutton and Sons fish & chip pop-up opens at Boxpark

Starting today, it's National Chip Week and getting things off to a fine start is a new fish & chip pop-up launching in Boxpark today. 

They're best known for their Stoke Newington home, but they'll be setting up shop in Shoreditch's boxpark for a six month stint too. So as with the Stoke Newington menu, you can expect an array of battered and deep fried fish from cod to monkfish all responsi…

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Dinner by Heston third favourite to top the 2015 World's 50 Best list

There's more than three months to go until the World's 50 Best Restaurants list is announced for 2015, but already odds are being offered on which restaurant will top the list.

According to Betfair Sportsbook, which has already opened betting on this year's title, René Redzepi’s Noma is 10/11 hot favourite (that's René accepting his award last year) and Spain's El Celler de Can Roca is second at 7…

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Porridge pop-up cafe to open in Shoreditch

It was only a matter of time. Following hard on the heels of the success of the Cereal Killer Cafe comes the ultimate in breakfast pop-ups - the Porridge Cafe. No, it's not an early April Fools jape, but a serious enterprise.

The cafe, located between Shoreditch and Old Street, will offer all manner of porridges, sweet and savoury. There'll be a rotating menu of 11 different grains for breakfast…

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The Culpeper expands upwards with a Culpeper Kitchen

After opening the ground floor pub, East London pub the Culpeper is now getting ready to open its main restaurant on its first floor called The Culpeper Kitchen.

As with the food already on offer in the pub, it's been run under their head chef Sandy Jarvis (who was previously at Terroirs). He's promising a seasonal menu as well as some large sharing plates for two or more. As for the rest of the…

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