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Byron are relaunching with a new menu, including their first-ever brunch

Twelve years is a long time in the burger business, so it’s understandable that Byron have decided to freshen things up a little. After welcoming celebrity chef and author Sophie Michell as their Food & Drink Director in June, there’s now firm plans to shake up the menu.

Starting at the first ever Byron site in High Street Kensington, then rolling out in other branches across 2020, there’ll f…

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Singaporean restaurant Singapulah & Arôme has opened in Soho

Soho has a new restaurant and bakery concept on Frith Street – Singapulah & Arôme – which they're claiming to be the UK’s only dedicated Singaporean site.…

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The Providores’ replacement in Marylebone will be a second Taka restaurant

A replacement has been announced for chef Peter Gordon’s popular Marylebone restaurant The Providores, following its closure after 18 years. Japanese restaurant Taka will open its second site there.…

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Market Hall West End on Oxford Street is London's biggest food court yet

The march of the food court continues with the latest Market Hall coming to Oxford Street. A huge site, this features 11 food traders, 4 bars and a roof terrace too. …

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Mercato Mayfair brings the vibe of Mercato Metropolitano into the heart of the West End

 

Update: See our Test Drive of Mercato Mayfair here

We'll be honest with you, it's been over a year since we first announced details of Mercato Mayfair - the second market from the folk behind Mercato Metropolitano. Since then things had gone so quiet that we honestly thought the deal had fallen through. But it turns out they've just been working quietly on their makeover of the Gr…

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Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old L'atelier site on West Street

New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.…

Read more: Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old L'atelier site on West Street

Now you can dine in  the House of Commons during recess too

We've already talked about how one of the few benefits of yet another general election is the opportunity to have lunch in the House of Lords. Now, if you've already done that, there's also a chance to dine in the House of Commons. 

They're launching a "pop up restaurant" in the Members' Dining Room, which they describe like this:

At one time intended as a conference room and known as the ‘P…

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Dessert parlour Hans and Gretel has opened in Camden Market

Dessert fairy tale dreams have arrived in Camden Market with the opening of Hans & Gretel, a chain already popular across Greece, Cyprus and Turkey for its Instagram-popular creations.…

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Winemakers Deptford are the new permanent home for Klose & Soan

After a tumultuous couple of years, Winemakers Deptford will once again have a fully operating restaurant in partnership with chefs Klose & Soan.…

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Richard Corrigan is opening Daffodil Mulligan restaurant at Old Street

Update - read our full Test Drive of Daffodil Mulligan here

So the news is finally out. We've known for a while that Richard Corrigan had taken over the lease of the Irish restaurant Nuala, which closed at the end of last year. And today he's been on social media confirming the story.

"There is a great team being assembled," the chef tweeted. He seems to have gone into business with John N…

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Hawksmoor bring in a new cocktail list and Spitalfields gets new bar snacks too

One easy recommendation for a great bar in London has always been the downstairs bar at Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, they've brought in a completely new cocktail list.

The 26 new drinks, many of which we tried on a preview the other week, capitalise on Hawksmoor’s second win for Best International Restaurant Bar at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail award…

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Take a look at what's on this year's Taste of London winter menu

The Christmas season has officially kicked off, and that means it's nearly time for the winter edition of Taste of London, taking place later this month at Tobacco Dock. Top chefs who'll be serving up blinding dishes include Smoking Goat's Ali Borer, Master Wei's Guirong Wei, Tou's Ana Gonçalves & Zijun Meng, Smokestak's David Carter, Oklava's Selin Kiazim, Berber & Q's Josh Katz and lots more. …

Read more: Take a look at what's on this year's Taste of London winter menu

Raj of Islington sees Kensington restaurant expanding to Holloway Road

Kensington based restaurant chain heads north of the river to bring their take on classic Indian dishes to Holloway Road.…

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The Peers' Dining Room is open again if you fancy dining like a lord

Updated 12/11/19 with new dates

The one joy of parliament closing an impending election is that it means that the Houses of Parliament are closed for a short while - and that means we can try out their fancy restaurant. Yes, the Peers' Dining Room in the House of Lords is once available to book - for a 10 day period only.

So if you want to literally dine like a lord, this is your chance. You can…

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Bar Aspen pops up in Camden serving natural wines and acoustic tunes

Lovers of natural wine should make note of a new one night a week pop-up opening in Camden this month. Bar Aspen will serve up natural and minimal intervention wines from the cosy cellars of Music and Beans on Camden High Street.

The Friday night only popup has brought in Sunny Hodge, founder of Diogenes The Dog wine bar in Elephant & Castle, to curate the wine list. And - if you're a little…

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