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Mo Diner is Momo's 1930s Los Angeles diner with food by Eric Chavot

Next door to Momo in Mayfair Mo Diner takes the American diner concept on a spin through the Med with Eric Chavot doing the food.

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Tokyo Diner's future rests on their new Fakey Cakey sushi cakes

If you prefer savoury to sweet, then the next time you're searching for something special for your birthday, look no further than Chinatown's Fakey Cakey. This new venture, set up by Tokyo Diner during lockdown, is selling amazing looking cakes made entirely from sushi.

There's the vegan asparagus garden option, a sashimi cake topped with sliced avocado and ikura-caviar and even a katsu cake (cho…

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The White Horse is Wembley's newest pub

It's not every day a brand new pub opens in London - but if you're after a pint and live in the Wembley Park area, then you now have The White Horse to check out.

This new Fullers pub opened at the weekend and is named after the first FA Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium - the White Horse Final. The huge new pub on Arena Square takes up two floors and has loads of outside space with a gar…

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Barrafina Drury Lane is reopening as seafood spot Barrafina Mariscos

5/10/20 - Updated with menu details

Some London restaurants took lockdown as an opportunity to refine or rework their offering and that's exactly what's happened with the Barrafina on Drury Lane. They have revealed that the restaurant is reopening as Barrafina Mariscos. As the name suggests, it'll now serve up an almost exclusively seafood menu - with a focus on fish from British and Spanish wate…

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GQ's 2020 Food and Drink Awards name Sketch as best restaurant

Normally this is the time of year that restaurant awards season kick off. But with the Michelin stars delayed until next year and physical ceremonies decidedly off the cards - not to mention a four-month gap when nothing was open - it's a little quieter than usual this year. 

But that hasn't stopped GQ, who have just revealed their restaurant awards for 2020. Their choice as best restaurant…

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Now you can book a riverside suite at The Savoy - just for dinner

Alongside the new TV programme on ITV, The Savoy hotel has slowly been reopening after the lockdown. The Savoy Grill and the Beaufort Bar have both opened the doors, with rooms at the hotel opening only this week. 

And there's something brand new if you fancy a room at the hotel - without actually staying overnight.

In what can be considered next-level private dining, they're opening up some…

Read more: Now you can book a riverside suite at The Savoy - just for dinner

Supa Ya Ramen, 10 Greek Street and Crispin join the Dishpatch meal kit roster

We've been covering Dishpatch's meal kit range for a while now, mainly because the folk they've picked to work with are so interesting. So it's no surprise that their October roster is on point.

This month, the range has expanded with eight options. Returning with autumnal options are Andrew Edmunds, Bubula, Farang, Farokh Talati and Kostas Papathanasiou. And new this month are Supa Ya Ramen, Cri…

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From Beder's Kitchen features recipes from Gordon Ramsay, Ottolenghi and more

It's the time of year when we start to hear about all the exciting recipe books that are coming out in time for Christmas. But one in particular, From Beder's Kitchen, stands out so far.

It's a charity cookbook which has gathered together what sounds like a superb collection of recipes from people in the food world. Those who've taken part include a veritable who's who of restaurant folk like Gor…

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Imad's Syrian Kitchen settles down in Kingly Court

His pop-ups have been a huge success and now, with the final stop of a crowdfunding campaign, Imad Alarnab is bringing his Syrian food to Soho.…

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Havana-inspired Bar Bolivar in Canary Wharf is from the Casa do Frango team

Expect strong drinks and a bar food menu to match at this Havana style cocktail bar in Canary Wharf from the Caso do Frango team.…

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Chef Tom Cenci kicks off evening residencies at Stoney Street in Borough

Honestly, we were pretty gutted when we heard that chef Tom Cenci's Loyal Tavern was to become another restaurant victim of Covid. So it was cheering news to learn this week that Cenci is back behind the stoves again.

This time he's running a three-month residency at Stoney Street in Borough Market. The restaurant had recently transformed itself into a wine bar in the evenings, and owner Alex Hel…

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The Palomar launch a DIY Mesahane Kebab kit

There hasn't been a great deal of positives to come out of the lockdown(s) but the steady growth of the meal kit business has definitely been one of them, and there are plenty of great meal kits out there now. 

HG Walter has been at the forefront of this food movement, and their next limited edition - on sale for only two weeks - looks very interesting. It's a team-up with The Palomar. So, i…

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Cinquecento pizzeria expands from Chelsea to Notting Hill

Cinquento pizzeria first opened its doors in Chelsea last Christmas and, during lockdown, expanded with a kitchen in Battersea. Now they're getting ready to open its second eat-in pizzeria, on Portobello Road.

The key difference with the new place though will be that it's split into a dining room at the back and a grab and go place at the front. So you can just drop by for a slice of pizza or som…

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Carousel returns to Marylebone kicking off a new series of residencies

After shutting down back in March, rolling residency restaurant Carousel is back in action in Marylebone. They've just launched a new series of residencies throughout October. You'll have a chance to see what some chefs have been working on, preview an upcoming restaurant and there's even a chef from overseas.

Here's who's on duty:

Thomas Straker - now until 3 October: Previously at Dinner b…

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Silver Lining in Hackney will be the UK's first orange wine bar

updated with bar opening info 29/9/20

During Lockdown, popular restaurant Silver Lining revealed its plans to become the UK's first wine bar focused entirely on orange wine. In its first phase, it opened as a takeaway bottle shop with over 50 varieties of orange wine to choose from.

Now they're opening as a fully functioning wine bar with an entirely orange wine list and serving up seasonal small…

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