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Cookdaily are bringing their vegan bowls back to Boxpark Shoreditch

His London Fields restaurant may have closed, but King Cook is bringing Cookdaily back to Boxpark in Shoreditch (where it first started back in 2015), serving up his acclaimed vegan bowls. 

That'll be music to the ears of all the well known folk who have flat out loved his food over the past few years. Everyone from Skepta to Professor Green. D Double E and Giggs have posted about their…

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Nobu set wheels in motion to close their Mayfair restaurant

It's had more footballers and A-listers dining it than almost any other restaurant in town, but that hasn't prevented Nobu from taking the decision to close their Mayfair restaurant.

According to a story in Property Week, the Nobu Group have decided to surrender the lease on their Berkeley Street property, which they've had since 2005. But as one door closes another opens - they're in the process…

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Northern Thai restaurant Talad pops up in Chelsea

It's not often we have an interesting restaurant opening to tell you about down in Chelsea, but new Thai spot Talad seems to be a welcome exception. It's what's being dubbed a 'perma pop-up' so the idea is that owner/chef Natalie Tangsakul has six months to prove herself to the good folk of Chelsea (and her landlord). If she succeeds, she'll get the place permanently.

Certainly it sounds like she…

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Padella is coming to Phipp Street in Shoreditch

Updated 5/2/20 with the opening date.

They're famed for having London's longest queue (and a recent visit confirmed, yes it is a very long wait at peak times) so Borough's fresh pasta restaurant Padella opening a second restaurant is very good news to those who haven't quite had the patience to wait. 

If you haven't heard of them - here's a quick primer. Set up by Tim Siadatan and Jorda…

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Bryn Williams at Somerset House is serving up zero food mile mushroom dishes

Over at Somerset House, there's a lovely mashup of art and food going on this spring. Tying in with the new exhibition, Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi, chef Bryn Williams has come up with a series of dishes celebrating mushrooms.

Even cleverer, some of the mushrooms being used have been grown on-site. There's currently an educational food growing programme going on, using parts of…

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D&D are the next to open big in Stratford with The Pavilion

It seems like Stratford is becoming the new go-to place for big new restaurants. We've had the success of Patrick Powell's Allegra and there's the upcoming The Gantry too. Now D&D, the people behind The German Gymnasium, Bluebird, Coq D'Argent, Launceston Place and lots, lots more are coming to the area too. 

They're opening in a new landmark building in Stratford called The Pavilion, wh…

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Maison Francois is a new brasserie for St James, taking the old Greens site

Taking the former address of Greens, Maison Francois will be a brasserie and wine bar, featuring a finalist of Masterchef: The Professionals as chef. …

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Gymkhana has reopened following a major refurb

 

4/2/20- Updated with exclusive opening news. 

It closed after a fire, but one of London's most popular restaurants is back. They've taken time to renovate the restaurant while it's been closed, too. Upstairs sees "decorative wall hangings, a vast collection of photography and subtle taxidermy" alongside lots of features from the original design. There's also a new-look bar which takes…

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BIRD have brought their fried chicken to Brixton's Electric Avenue

Is there room in Brixton for more fried chicken? The folk at BIRD are hoping so, as they've just opened their sixth restaurant, on Electric Avenue.

The latest branch has room for 40 fried chicken lovers to dine in. It will serve all their usual dishes like fried chicken and waffles served with honey butter and Canadian maple syrup and BIRD's trademark Waffle Burger. For drinks, they'll have their…

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Le Bun teams up with Madison for duck and dessert burgers

Le Bun's latest collaboration is here and they're trying something quite different. This time they're teaming up with Madison (the bar that overlooks St Paul's) for two new specials which are on for 10 days only. 

First off is the Le Triple Duck Burger - that's a confit duck patty with truffle mayo, champagne slaw and straw potatoes for extra crunch - and some red wine jus on top if you…

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Michelin-starred restaurant The Square is shut down during lunch service

Bad news from Mayfair this morning as details are filtering in about the shock closure of Michelin-starred restaurant The Square yesterday.

We were alerted to the news by industry website The Staff Canteen which stated that the restaurant, which is owned by restaurateur Marlon Abela (he also owns Umu, Mortons and The Greenhouse), was closed down by bailiffs midway through lunch service on Friday.…

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Fallow will be the next 10 Heddon Street residency

Fallow are Jack Croft and Will Murray, who met while they were both working at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and they're very much followers of a "nose to tail" and "root to stem" cooking approach with a big focus on no/low waste. …

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PUFF bakery is popping up with next-level pastry at PASSO

Lovers of desserts and pastries get ready - a white-hot bakery pop up is about to kick off at Old Street. PUFF will be a weekly pop up taking over at PASSO by Old Street roundabout for four Sundays in a row, kicking off next weekend.  

But what totally elevates this pop-up from any others is the quality of the folk behind it. The dynamic duo are Ravneet Gill - whose CV include…

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Filthy Buns unleash their short rib and biscoffy peanut butter burger

 

Yes, today is the last day of Veganuary. And if you've been very good all month and it's not a permanent lifestyle choice for you - you might be looking forward to a change tomorrow. If that's the case then it looks like Filthy Buns in Dalston might have just the thing for you. 

That behemoth above is the short rib and Bicoffy peanut butter burger. That's a 45-day, dry-aged beef patty,…

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MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards takes on the Bingham Riverhouse in Richmond

Popular Hove restaurateur Steven Edwards is expanding to London, taking over the restaurant at the Bingham Riverhouse with his seasonal British menu.…

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