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Asia de Cuba reopens with new look and menu

It's all go at Asia de Cuba, the restaurant at St Martins Lane. The restaurant has been underdoing a redesign - both of its space and menu - and the booking line reopens today.

The chef behind the new menu is Luis Pous, who grew up and trained as a chef in Cuba. His reworking of the menu at the restaurant sees it split into Ceviches, Small Plates, Salads, Wok, and Plancha.

Signature dishes will i…

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Summer Tales comes to Old Street, from the people behind Night Tales

The first glimmer of sunshine has brought Londoners out in force - now comes Summer Tales, a street food and cocktail pop up that promises to bring a "touch of the jungle" to East London's Old Street.

What's going on?

This is the latest concept from the folk who brought you Night Tales, an award winning celebration of fine food, innovative cocktails and top DJs to provide the soundtrack. For summ…

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Regent Street rooftop Aqua Nueva undergoes big revamp

Aqua Nueva - the rooftop restaurant in the heart of the West End, is having a makeover: they're calling it 'New Nueva' - and promising a series of menu changes and events.

What's being planned?

The refit, by top-end restaurant designer Robert Angell, will involve some major structural changes - inspired, say the team, "by historic Spain and sun drenched streets", to create a more open-plan restau…

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Model Market returns to Lewisham this weekend

Hot on the heels of their Hawker House winter residency, London’s nomadic night market, Street Feast returns to Lewisham this weekend (Friday 17th/ Saturday 18th April) for their second summer at Model Market.

In 2014, the team transformed this abandoned 1950’s market in South East London into a lively destination - bringing a range of street food traders south of the river, much to the delight o…

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Maître Choux specialist patisserie arrives in South Kensington

Opening its doors in South Kensington today is specialist patisserie Maître Choux. The patisserie is the work of top pastry chef Joakim Prat, who first moved to London from Michelin-starred Can Fabes in Barcelona, to be Joël Robuchon's Head Pastry Chef at L'Atelier, before moving on to Mayfair's The Greenhouse.

Joakim's been working for months on Maître Choux’s range of éclairs, choux and chouque…

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Tim Anderson to host Nanban pop up residency at  United Ramen

Multi-talented chef and 2011 Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson, has just announced a two week collaboration with Islington ramen shop United Ramen.   

With a permanent home for his restaurant Nanban still in his sights, the chef has set himself a busy schedule of events in the coming month to promote his new cookbook, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food. 

The two week  ‘United Ramen x Nanban’ collaboration…

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Polpo's next restaurant is coming to Chelsea

After going west to Notting Hill, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty's Polpo is staying west for their next restaurant, which will open in May on Duke of York Square, just off King's Road.

While it'll have the same stripped back look of the other Polpo's Norman says it will "will feel closer to Venice than any restaurant we have opened yet" because of the huge outdoor space available to them. So e…

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SL28 in Holloway is London's first members-only coffee bar

A new coffee house in London is making headlines and it's not because of its quality of its crema. SL28 - named after a Kenyan variety of coffee - is causing a stir because it's London's first members-only coffee bar. Entry is restricted to employees working in the Net.Works office that SL28 is situated in - but you can also buy monthly membership for £10. What that gets you is three coffees a mo…

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Hawksmoor duo to open second Foxlow on Stoke Newington Church Street

Update 9/4/15 - We popped into the soft launch of Foxlow over the weekend. The room looks great, with loads of light getting into both the ground and lower ground rooms. The outside seats (two tables of 4) will definitely be hard to grab as the weather improves (but well worth it) and the same Foxlow menu from Smithfield remains intact. We've added the pics from our soft launch below and you can…

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Truscott Arms launch the Pig Board bar snacks

Now this we do like. It's a new addition to the Truscott Arms, a bar snack called the Pig Board. It is (from the right):

  • Pork cracker - pork skin cooked, dehydrated and then fried.
  • Pigs ears - pressure cooked, sliced and cooked until crispy in oil
  • Pig's head in polenta - slow cooked over night then the meat coated in polenta cooked until golden brown

All that comes to £8 and it's also gluten fr…

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