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Mikkeller and Rick Astley are opening the Mikkeller Brewpub in Exmouth Market

Cult Danish brewer Mikkeller have teamed up with Rick Astley once more, but their second London bar will also feature a brewery and a restaurant.

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A new restaurant called SW7 will open in… South Kensington

SW7 restaurant features Madrid chef Javier Rodrigo Alviz, opening at the Hotel London Kensington. At this new brasserie and bar in South Kensington, expect a fusion of Mediterranean and classic British cuisine.…

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Selfridges launches its huge new confectionary hall

There are quite a lot of changes happening all over Selfridges at the moment - and the latest is their confectionary department. If you've visited before, you'll have found quite the selection at the back of the shop - but now it's been brought right into the middle - waiting for you in a huge space as you take the escalators into the lower ground floor. 

You'll be able to find plenty of cho…

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Lina Stores is bringing pasta to King's Cross

As the original Soho deli marks 75 years in London, Lina Stores prepares to open a new pasta restaurant and deli in King's Cross. Their largest yet, expect some of their best pasta dishes plus a lot of new additions too. …

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Bleecker are bringing their burgers to Westfield London

24/10/19 - updated with opening date

Yes, that's right - another Bleecker is coming to town - and this time they've gone west, opening up in Westfield London in their food court.

We're not shy of touting Bleecker as one of our favourite burgers in London, and they've also been voted as best burger in London by Time Out for three years. If you're out west shopping and haven't tried them yet,…

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The Londoner 'super boutique' hotel on Leicester Square will have cinemas, rooftop bar and more

Leicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant.…

Read more: The Londoner 'super boutique' hotel on Leicester Square will have cinemas, rooftop bar and more

Stoney Street is the new Borough Market restaurant from 26 Grains

They made their name with porridge, but the team behind 26 Grains has a much more varied menu at its Borough Market opening, Stoney Street. There will be a seasonal menu that adapts from breakfast through to dinner and a handy hatch too. …

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High-end Japanese coffee % Arabica comes to London, opening in Covent Garden and Broadway market

Following the launch of Omotesando in Fitzrovia, another high-end coffee shop % Arabica (not to be confused with the Levantine restaurant) has come to London. They're going one better than Omotesando, launching two stores almost simultaneously, in Covent Garden and Broadway Market. 

It has to be said, the coffee shops look very stylish indeed - a very paired back, clean look with their…

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Taproom by Brixton Village will serve up a very local beer selection

Just a few months after they opened their first space in Bethnal Green the Taproom Group are expanding to Brixton.

Taproom by Brixton Village will follow the lead of the East London opening and champion local breweries serving beers produced close to the bar. So you'll find the likes of Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, The Kernel, Canopy and Orbit on tap. If you want to explore the beer selection go…

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Other Side Fried come to Brixton for their first permanent restaurant

They started serving up fried chicken in Brixton five years ago and now Other Side Fried are back with a permanent restaurant under the arches. …

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IT Ibiza comes to London, taking over a Mayfair gallery space

Dinner, aperitivo, art and Balearic DJs arrive on the ever-changing Mayfair restaurant scene from Ibiza.…

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The very Christmassy Miracle is popping up again at the Henrietta Hotel

 

Ready or not, we're starting to gear up for Christmas (and once 5 November is passed, be prepared for a deluge of Christmas fare). One very popular event that's back is also one of the kitschiest - the Miracle pop-up bar is coming back to the Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden.

They're popular across the States, but once again, The Henrietta is hosting the only UK pop-up. So you can expect a…

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Italian and Japanese deli Vallebona pops up in Coal Drops Yard

Interesting foodie news for anyone near King's Cross. Wonderful foodie store Vallebona has just opened a pop-up shop down at Coal Drops Yard.

Run by Stefano Vallebona and his wife Naoko, the company - which began life as a stall in Borough Market back in the 90s - has for a while been a major foodie destination down in Wimbledon. It supplies all manner of amazing Italian and Japanese produce, and…

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The Oystermen, Master Wei and Jamie Oliver all win in the OFM awards 2019

 

Always one of the better food awards that happen at the tail end of the year, tonight was the turn of the Observer Food Monthly awards. 

As ever, they're awards which try to spread the love around the whole country, with Bank Tavern in Bristol the best place for a Sunday Lunch, 288 Bar and Wok being a great restaurant for cheap eats and Danny Wallace, working for Gary Usher's Kala…

Read more: The Oystermen, Master Wei and Jamie Oliver all win in the OFM awards 2019

Top chefs head up the Mayfair Literary Festival

The upcoming Mayfair Literary Festival has a couple of events that London's foodies might want to get on their radar.

28 October

The Fumoir at Claridge’s is the setting for a talk called “Tales from Couture” from legendary fashion illustrator and Claridge’s artist in residence David Downton.

1 November

Tales from the kitchen sees chef and food writer Ravinder Bhogal heading a panel of some of the…

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