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Harrods brings in top French pastry chefs for a summer afternoon tea residency series

Sweet-toothed fans of afternoon tea will want to make a beeline for Harrods this summer. The Knightsbridge department store has enticed four of the best French pâtisserie chefs – Pierre Hermé, Angelo Musa, Cédric Grolet and Yann Couvreur - to put on residencies in their tea rooms.

The series, which runs from July through to September, will see four entirely different menus served up for afternoon…

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Donald Trump dines on beef twice in one day on his state visit to London

There's been quite a few column inches written on the fact that the Queen served up lamb - a meat Americans apparently rarely eat - to Donald Trump at the State banquet on Monday. Maybe that's why on the second day of the US President's visit to the UK, menus returned to the safe harbour of his favourite protein, beef.

It's no secret that the President likes his steak well done, so the…

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Crate is a new container village in Walthamstow - with Baggio Burger, Italian Baker and more

 

While we wait to see what Truman Brewery have planned in Walthamstow, another big new development has just opened. 

Crate (not to be confused with the Hackney brewery) have just a new container village called Crate St James Street, designed to be a collection of food and drink outlets and shops (a bit like Boxpark) and a way for small businesses to start up. They have a bar and bo…

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Crazy Pizza brings dough tossing and more to Marylebone

Crazy Pizza comes from ex-Formula One boss, Flavio Briatore, and promises to be a lively pizza joint with plenty of dough-tossing antics alongside thin crust pizzas. …

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Here's why London restaurants could be the next big coworking office spaces

Well here's an idea. If you're the kind of person who loves restaurants like we do, then have you ever thought about moving your mobile office into one?

Just this week we've heard of two new apps which aim to target freelancers looking for comfortable workspaces in and around London.

Restaurant group D&D London, which owns more than 30 places in London, has come up with the Workroom app which…

Read more: Here's why London restaurants could be the next big coworking office spaces

London takes third place in Elite Traveler's Top 100 Restaurants 2019 list

The annual reveal of the Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants has taken place, and London hasn't done too badly out of it. But while, as a city, we rank third after New York and Paris for the number of restaurants we have on the list, sadly not one of them makes it into the top 10. 

Here's where we placed:

  • 24. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
  • 33. The Ledbury
  • 50. Core by Clare Smyth - New entry
  • 79.…

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Quality Chop House celebrates its 150th birthday with a greatest hits menu

Who doesn't love a good birthday celebration? Well, the one planned by The Quality Chop House for thier 150th anniversary sounds like it's going to be worth turning up for.

To commemorate serving food to Londoners since 1869, the Farringdon Road restaurant is putting on a special menu of QCH classics "reinterpreted by head chef Shaun Searley".

Dishes will include (brace yourselves):

  • Beef fat bri…

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Tom Kerridge is opening a restaurant at Manchester's Stock Exchange Hotel

Tom Kerridge is opening another hotel restaurant. This time he's teaming up with Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville's company to launch in the new Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester. …

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Applebees Fish pop up on the South Bank for Champagne, oysters, fish and chips

Applebee's Fish may be best known for their Borough Market location (after starting as a stall) but now they're about to head further up the river with a summer-long pop-up at the South Bank, joining Truffle under the Hungerford Bridge. 

There's a lot to the large space, including a circular Champagne and oyster bar as well as a sandpit set up for the odd game of petanque (no, we d…

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Konditor bring their cakes to The City with a new Bank shop

We'll admit, we're quite partial to a Konditor cake, particularly their wonderful Curly Whirly concoction. And now, after a rebrand (they've dropped the "and Cook") they're heading to Bank for their next shop. 

And this store will be familiar if you've visited their others, featuring all the celebration cakes you could ever want as well as salted caramel brownies, desserts and more. They'll…

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Kurabu at Dinings SW3 will serve up street food inspired snacks and drinks in Chelsea

This week, Chelsea is getting a new Japanese 'street food' spot - if you can really count the mezzanine floor of high-end sushi spot Dinings SW3 as 'street'. Well maybe that's as street as Chelsea gets.

Kurabu will be the name of the restaurant's new lounge space, taking over the area that used to be set aside for private dining. It'll be serving a completely new range of Japanese snacks and cock…

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The Market is a huge food hall by the YBFs in the City's 22 Bishopsgate building

The next people to get into the food hall business are The YBF's. They're teaming up with Rhubarb for this huge new food and drink area inside the big 22 Bishopsgate development. …

Read more: The Market is a huge food hall by the YBFs in the City's 22 Bishopsgate building

Marks and Spencer launch the enormous Daddy of all Burgers

It's not often we'll focus on a supermarket burger - but just look at this! This is the new M&S Daddy of all Burgers and it's really earning that name.…

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Sichuan House opens in Islington

If you've been up and down Islington's Upper Street recently, you'll have seen a new addition (taking over the space only recently vacated by Porchetta). Called Sichuan House, that's exactly what it is - Sichuan cuisine in Islington. …

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Happy Lamb Hot Pot are opening their first UK restaurant in Bloomsbury

Originating in Mongolia, the Happy Lamb Hot Pot company now has branches across America and Canada and they're now aiming their sights at the London restaurant scene.…

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