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Homeslice to open second pizzeria on Wells Street, Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia continues to be an interesting place to eat out with yet another new opening unveiled for Wells Street. Taking over the space that used to be Monty's Wine Bar will be the second venue for street food turned bricks and mortar pizzeria Homeslice.

The central London space will have room for 70 pizza scoffers and an outdoors area to eat alfresco. There'll be an underground cocktail bar and…

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Grilled Cheese sandwich shop, The Meltroom, comes to Soho

29/4/15 - Added launch offer.

As everyone writing a trend piece about London restaurants will tell you, it's all about single item (or at least very pared down) menus at the moment. And making the most of that is upcoming short-order, grilled cheese sandwich shop, The Melt Room, coming to Soho this Spring. The small shop will open from 7am for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there will be 12 seat…

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Winners announced for GQ Food and Drink Awards 2015

The inaugural GQ Food and Drink Awards took place last night at the Bulgari Hotel & Residences. It was almost a slam dunk for London establishments and folk who picked up at the glitzy ceremony, presided over by Claudia Winkleman - the exception being the gong for best pub which was taken home by The White Horse in Chichester.

Last night's winners were:

  • Best restaurant - The Palomar
  • Best bar…

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Allan Pickett and André Blais opening Piquet restaurant on Newman Street

For a while we've heard rumblings about upcoming restaurant collaboration between Allan Picket (former head chef at Plateau, Aviator, Galvin Bistro de Luxe, and Orrery) and André Blais (founder of Bodean’s BBQ). Now there's a lot more info about the restaurant, Piquet, which is names after a play on the chef's name and a hint about the restaurant, which will cross French and English influences.

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Antidote's new terrace opens today...and it's bookable

Know what this is folks? It's the holy grail - a terrace, outside a London restaurant, that you can actually book.

Open from today, this lovely pavement space outside Antidote Wine Bar & Restaurant just off Carnaby Street will be serving up wine from Antidote's wide list of organic and biodynamic producers, small plates, cheese and charcuterie, world famous Hedone bread, and Antidote’s set lu…

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Koya to close at the end of May (but Koya Bar is staying)

As proof that our brand new Top 40 London restaurants list will be constantly changing rather than a static account of the London dining scene, comes news that one of the restaurants featured on it, Koya, is to close.

The completely unexpected news hit our desk this morning - the restaurant will close its doors for the last time on 31st May 2015. And what's prompted this? "After 5 years of cookin…

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José Pizarro to open new City restaurant at Broadgate Circle

Updated 28/4 with soft launch booking info.

There are going to be a lot of excited fans of José Pizarro today with the news that the Spanish chef is opening a new restaurant by Liverpool Street. This will be his third opening in London and the first for three years.

The eponymous José Pizarro (probably the most obvious next step after opening "Jose" and "Pizarro") is going to be one of the flagshi…

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Gaylord Indian restaurant introduces new Thali lunch menu

You can only imagine what capital We Want Plates is going to make out of the taco car that's just turned up at Gaylord. One of London's oldest Indian restaurants (it opened in Fitzrovia way back in 1966), Gaylord's decided to update its lunch menu with a range of new dishes including Indian tacos. Filled with pulled chicken, lamb seekh kebab, paneer jalfrezi and spicy rayma (kidney beans) the dis…

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HOP is bringing Vietnamese food on the go to Broadgate

Coming soon to that growing foodie hub in Broadgate is a new Vietnamese restaurant, Hop, that specialises in boxes of Vietnamese food to have on the go (the word "hop" means box in Vietnamese). 

The menu will cover the wide range of Vietnamese cuisine, including pho and banh mi, bun noodle salads and fusion summer rolls. It's been set up by a former City worker, Paul Hopper, inspired by his own t…

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Tooting's The Selkirk relaunches with River Cottage chef Daniel Stevens

Tooting foodies have what looks to be a promising new gastropub in their midst. The Selkirk, which used to be a pizza and nachos kind of pub, relaunched a few weeks back with a new team. And key to what's making this place sound worth a trip is who's in the kitchen.

Chef Daniel Stevens might look familiar to anyone who used to watch Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage on TV. For four year…

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