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London's Christmas specials - festive burgers, sandwiches and more

If you need yet more reasons to get excited about the festive season approaching, then the arrival of Christmas specials ought to do it. From the Pret Christmas sandwich to the Byron Holy Cheesemas, we've gathered together the food harbingers of Christmas. Who needs a John Lewis advert when you have these?

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Bocca di Lupo owners plan huge new restaurant at Cambridge Circus

Russell Norman looks set to get a new neighbour next Spring with the news that Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo of Bocca di Lupo are going to be opening up a new restaurant beside his Ape & Bird gastropub. The duo have taken on the site that used to be occupied by Pizza Hut and are turning it into a two floor, 4000 square foot restaurant.

The food will be "boisterous, accessible, affordable and ut…

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Ben's Canteen launches Meantime Monday lamb burger

Kicking off at 5pm tonight at both Ben's Canteens is Meantime Mondays - a new collaboration between Meantime and the restaurants that brings with it a new burger. Pictured above, it's the Ultimate Lamb Burger: Southern Cross Lamb Patty with Mint Salsa Verde and BC Lamb Mayo (made with smoked garlic and anchovy). Tonight, you can get that new burger with a schooner of Meantime (lager or pale ale)…

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Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants host London showcase

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 is celebrating a new partnership with Mexico, which will play host to the awards ceremony next year.

To celebrate the announcement, some of Mexico’s best chefs and the country's Minister for Tourism came together at the Natural History Museum last week in an event to “showcase the incredible gastronomic strength of the region”, where guests sampled a select…

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Pure Taste Paleo restaurant to open on Westbourne Grove

With more and more folk choosing to follow the paleo diet, we're sure the upcoming opening of the UK’s first paleolithic and specialist 'free-from' restaurant Pure Taste will be a huge success. Here's what you need to know about it.…

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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall helps launch Riverford at the Duke of Cambridge

To Islington last night where a very foodie set had turned up to celebrate the launch of Riverford at the Duke of Cambridge. Hot Dinners spotted St John owner Trevor Gulliver chatting at the bar with wine writer Zeren Wilson and actor Dougie Henshall making a beeline for the beetroot and amaretto cocktails.

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall was on hand to deliver a rousing speech on behalf of Riverford'…

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Foxlow to launch weekend brunches with an all day breakfast burger

London is slowly but surely becoming a city that takes brunch seriously. Which is why you should all go crazy for the news that Foxlow (the non-Hawksmoor restaurant owned by Will Beckett and Huw Gott) is about to start serving a weekend brunch.

What's more is they're starting it right in the middle of peak Christmas party season, and we can't honestly think of a better way to kill your hangover st…

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SymmetryBreakfast's weekend takeover of the Corner Room at the Town Hall

God bless the internet - where else would you find something like Instagram sensation Symmetrybreakfast which posts a picture a day of the breakfast someone has cooked for themselves and someone else.

Now you can take part in the fun this November when Bethnal Green restaurant Corner Room at Town Hall Hotel hosts a weekend takeover on 8-9 November by Symmetrybreakfast in honour of the Instagram ac…

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Full details revealed as Dishoom comes to Granary Square at King's Cross

Updated 5/11 with soft launch details. Dishoom's existing Bombay Cafés in Covent Garden and Shoreditch have already been big hits. Now they're joining an ever-growing number of restaurants which are making King's Cross their new home.…

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Tower of London poppy installation inspires Tom's Kitchen cupcake

If you manage to make it down to the last few days of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at The Tower of London, warm up afterwards at Tom’s Kitchen Deli St Katherine Docks with a hot drink and this dramatic cupcake.

The bespoke poppy cupcake was inspired by the ceramic poppies filling the Tower’s famous moat. A red velvet cupcake, it's filled with poppy seeds and topped with a su…

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