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Eric Chavot is the chef at Bob Bob Cité in the Leadenhall Building

Soho's iconic restaurant Bob Bob Ricard is opening a second place on the third floor of the Cheesegrater and they've got a top chef to head up the operation

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Angelo Sato brings Shokuji to Bermondsey with Omoide

He used to be the head chef at Restaurant Story and now Angelo Sato's gone in a very different direction with his own place Omoide. Expect the very best Japanese rice bowls.…

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Breddos revamp their Soho basement to create their new taco and margarita bar

News reaches us of the transformation of Breddos' basement area into their brand new taco and margarita bar, Cocteleria. For all your Soho Margarita needs - this could be the place to be...

The subterranean area has had something of a revamp and they're bringing in a new menu to go with that. Frozen margaritas will be on the menu, of course, and if you can tear yourselves away from those, ot…

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The Jellied Eel brings cocktail and croquetas to Walthamstow

Two Walthamstow locals, Paul Jellis and Charlie Westover are behind this winter pop-up focused entirely on cocktails and deep-fried croquetas.

Having sat on the judging panel for London’s annual Croquetas Challenge for the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to eat some incredible creations. It’s a safe bet then that anything involving deep fried golden croquetas has immediate…

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Pucci comes to Mayfair with inspiration from the classic Pucci Pizza

Tilly Turbett (ex-Gordon Ramsay group) will lead the kitchen at Pucci, cooking small plates and pizza at this new spot on Maddox Street.…

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Italian bar and cafe Norris is popping up in St James's Market for six months

Some time ago, Salt Yard's Veneta shut its doors in the relatively new St James's Market and we've been wondering what was going to take its place. Now we have our answer with the launch of a six-month residency in that very spot called Norris. 

By day it's a cafe and in the evening a bar (with people from Mortons, Soho House and Dean Street Townhouse). We think that St James's Market was ba…

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Redemption Bar brings their health-conscious food and drinks to Covent Garden

This is the third Redemption Bar to hit London, which focuses on healthy eating, including lots of vegan and gluten-free options. And there's an alcohol-free cocktail bar on top of that. …

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Happy Face and SUPERMAX promise pizza and late night cocktails for King's Cross

The team behind Spiritland are opening their second King's Cross venue over on Handyside Street, featuring a ground level pizza restaurant and basement late night licence cocktail bar.…

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Andina Bakery put on an evening tapas menu with wine by Noble Rot

Well, what a treat for West Londoners. We hear that Andina Bakery over on Westbourne Grove is gearing up to open in the evenings with a rather special offering.

The Peruvian bakery has teamed up with Keeling Andrew & Co, the new wine import company set up by the founders of Noble Rot. They'll be creating a series of tapas to go along with a weekly changing wine list, with dishes like:

  • Pork s…

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Cornerstone and more bring home OFM Awards at the 2018 ceremony

It's always one of the biggest foodie events of the year, where a huge amount of chefs and restaurateurs from across the country gather together in London for a damned fine night out. It's also one of the most efficiently-run awards ceremonies around (sticking to 30 minutes - a template for how awards ceremonies should be run).

Last night's event was no exception with the evening's festivities pr…

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Neil Borthwick leaves Merchants Tavern for The French House in Soho

 

Big news today. Neil Borthwick announced on Instagram today that he has left Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch and from next week will be in Soho cooking at The French House.

"I stepped down as head chef at Merchants Tavern earlier this year," the chef (pictured here with wife Angela Hartnett) tweeted. "and I want to say a big thanks to all the team for their hard work and dedication over the…

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Million Pound menu is coming back - and here's who we know is taking part...

Last year's Million Pound Menu was a big success - so much so that BBC is bringing it back for a new series due next year.

If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it sees Fred Sirieix mentoring restaurants with a view to getting investment from key backers. Each week saw two restaurants open in Manchester on two days - one day was the soft launch, the next was the real thing. If they impressed the…

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Mikkeller Bar and Rick Astley are opening their Shoreditch bar tomorrow

They're an unlikely pair but gypsy beermaker Mikkel Borg Bjergsø has teamed up with 80s pop icon Rick Astley to open a super hip beer bar in Shoreditch. I know!! …

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The Connaught has a new townhouse which the martini trolley will visit

We're sure there are plenty of high net work travellers who'll be most impressed by the baby grand piano or the Mark Newson pedestal for Taschen books in The Connaught's new townhouse. Us? It's all about the martini trolley.

The Mayfair hotel has just unveiled a new three-storey mews house for VIP guests. The Mews gives guests their own home in Mayfair - just with all the attendant services of th…

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La Barra is serving up tacos and cocktails on Brixton's Market Row

This Market Row spot is the first bricks and mortar space for Joshua Whiting - one half of popular quesadilla team Killa Dilla - and he's planning slow roast meat tacos and pre-batched cocktails for the Brixton crowd.…

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