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Croft Kitchen pops up at Holloway Road's Vagabond with ex-Mugaritz chef

To add to its burgeoning cafe scene, Holloway Road is about to get a hot new pop-up with some very interesting folk involved. Croft Kitchen describes itself as as a "seasonal British pop-up restaurant and bar". They're taking over Vagabond Coffee in the evenings from Thursday to Sunday from this month.

In the kitchen is Phil Walther, who has previously worked at Mugaritz (No 6 on the World's 50 B…

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MEATliquor adds Singapore dishes to the menu

As you may be aware, the latest MEATliquor has taken the dirty food pioneers a little further afield, having just opened in Singapore. But if you're not able to make it all the way over there for your latest Dead Hippie fix, they're bringing a bit of Singapore home too. Starting today, these two new dishes above will be on the menu at all their UK branches - that's the Sambal Wings and Gunpowder…

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Jason Atherton to launch Social Wine and Tapas on James Street

3/6 updated with pics of the interior

You'll have spotted from our Coming Soon page that Jason Atherton is opening two new restaurants in London in 2015. And now we've got full details of what to expect from the first of them, Social Wine and Tapas. Essentially it's a place where the sommelier takes centre stage. We rather like the idea of it and it brings to mind Aldo Sohm in New York (in a very…

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Megan's Cafe and Grill comes to St John's Wood

Updated 3/6/15 with opening date, menu and soft launch details

They already have a restaurant in Chelsea and now Megan's is about to open a second in St John's Wood. 

The original Megan's has been in Chelsea since 2005. They took over the site from an old antiques store and revamped it into a café. Last year it had something of an overhaul from its new owner Becky Mckevitt, who used to be sommeli…

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Allan Pickett launches residency at The Sanderson

Allan Pickett is certainly busy. He's not just opening his own restaurant, Piquet, in the heart of Fitzrovia with Bodean founder Andre Blais: he's also taken on the first ever summer residency at the Morgan Group's Sanderson Hotel.

Allan - who was previously head chef at D&D restaurants Plateau and Orrery, is launching a seasonal menu which allows him to showcase his cooking: modern, seasonal…

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El Celler de Can Roca regains the top spot in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015

Once again the world's movers and shakers in the restaurant industry filled London's Guildhall for the 14th World's 50 Best Restaurants awards. "This year's event marks the end of an era," Group Editor William Drew told the audience, "as we'll be leaving the Guildhall, London and the UK. In 2016 it will be held in arguably the worlds most exhilarating dining destination New York City." Well phooe…

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Trading House pub and restaurant takes over at Gresham Street

Updated 1/6/15 with soft launch details:

The City is abuzz with new openings at the moment. But away from Broadgate Circle is a huge new pub and restaurant coming to Gresham Street. The Trading House is taking over what used to be the Bank of New Zealand. It'll feature what's being described as a 'striking' central bar, a restaurant seating just under 100 and a mezzanine area for private parties…

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Chutney Mary moves to St James making room for Masala Grill

1/6/2015 - updated with menu details

It's all go for classic Indian restaurant Chutney Mary which is looking at big changes in 2015. They're moving their original restaurant from Chelsea to St James as well as recently opening Masala Grill.

In February Chutney Mary closed its doors on the King's Road and has relocated to 73 St James’s Street, opening on the site that used to be Wheeler’s. It's a…

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Massimo Bottura to run Sotheby's pop-up in London for three days

If your eating out budget doesn't extend to travelling the world to work your way through the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, then take heart because the chef from the restaurant currently at No 3 is bringing his work to London for three days.

Massimo Bottura is going to be bringing his three Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana from the Italian medieval city of Modena to Sotheby’s in London fo…

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Gordon Ramsay returns to the kitchen of Petrus for one night only

It's not often that you can guarantee that Gordon Ramsay will be in the kitchen when you're booking one of his restaurants - but there's one upcoming night when he definitely will be. And that's because June 10 will mark the 25th year since his first service "as a chef" in London restaurants (that's either at Harvey's or Le Gavroche - our maths isn't great).

On the 10th, Ramsay and Pétrus Head Ch…

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Roti Chai opens Chai Ki Toddy Shop in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf

Always popular in its original off-Oxford-Street location and the odd pop-up, Roti Chai have now quietly opened their next restaurant all the way over in Canary Wharf - the latest to be part of the new Crossrail Place centre. 

Chai Ki will be part Toddy Shop bar and kitchen, that part is open all-day now, and the dining room which is coming soon. Plus - they'll be doing breakfasts too (some of th…

Read more: Roti Chai opens Chai Ki Toddy Shop in Crossrail Place at Canary Wharf

Champagne + Fromage French deli and bistro to open in Greenwich Market

Greenwich is getting a new bistro/deli devoted to fizz and cheese. Champagne + Fromage should be opening their doors on Church Street within Greenwich market next month. It's the third site for the group run by husband and wife team Stefano Frigerio and Maud Fierobe and cheese expert Franck Le Blais.

The Greenwich space will be pretty small, with space for 20 inside and 20 outside. On the menu wi…

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Farm Girl Cafe brings Australian healthy eating to Notting Hill

We've definitely seen a trend for healthy eating so far in 2015 and that looks to continue with this new opening. A new Cafe is coming to Notting Hill from Rose Mann and Anthony Hood. Farm Girl is "inspired by a childhood growing up on a rural farm outside Melbourne" so it's bringing that Australian influence - with a healthy focus - to the Portobello Road.

The menu is from Benoit Marmoiton, who'…

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Tom Sellers teams up with Krug for Krug & Chips pop-up in Covent Garden

If you like your fish and chips high-end, then make a date for Krug & Chips, a gourmet chipper popping up in Covent Garden this summer. The champagne house has teamed up with Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers or restaurant Story.

Sellers has come up with his own particular take - Fish in Chips. Diners will be able to choose from three dishes; a potato ravioli with fish in tartar sauce, Monkfi…

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Jubo Korean brings chicken and more to Exmouth Market

Following the pop-up on Rivington Street, Korean chicken specialists Jubo are one in a list of many changes coming to Exmouth Market.

The main focus is the Korean chicken. So that's the crunchy chicken wings and boneless strips which are served in small plates or large platters, and glazed in Soy Garlic, Hot or Volcanic sauces. Alongside those, expect similar dishes to the original which include…

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