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Dumplings, drunken noodles, gadgets and more - your weekly roundup

From a new champagne bar in Primrose Hill to an all veggie menu in Islington, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...

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Norigami sushi sandwiches are popping up at St Pancras

The latest food mash-up is here as Norigami is launching a pop-up based on sushi and sandwich coming together. Based on the Japanese ‘sandwich’ Onigirazu, Norigami are adding global flavours to create the following:

  • The Vegan Curry – Sri Lankan-inspired potato curry, onion and spiced pickled carrots, coriander and parsley
  • The Miso Roasted Salmon – Japanese-inspired miso and s…

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World's Best Restaurant chef Daniel Humm has created the Humm Dog for Bubbledogs

If you haven't heard of Daniel Humm, then this is the main thing you need to know - he's Executive Chef at 11 Madison Park, aka the current Best Restaurant in the World (according to the World's 50 Best). So, as you might expect, it's a little hard to get into his New York restaurant (but well worth it if you can). 

But worry not - as you don't need to head across the pond and score a r…

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Wolfgang Puck is bringing a Chinois on Main pop-up to London

Wolfgang Puck does like an exclusive pop-up. Last year he brought celebrity spot Spago's to London, and he's at it again. This time, it's the turn of his Santa Monica restaurant Chinois on Main, which is coming to Cut at 45 Park Lane for a three-day stint. 

We're told it's "where Puck pioneered the birth of fusion between Asian flavours and French techniques in America" and we can expect dis…

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Butchies is coming to the John Lewis rooftop for their Summer of Sound

It's that time of year where the summer plans for London's rooftops are being unveiled, and latest among these is the John Lewis rooftop - which is becoming Summer of Sound On The Roof. That's because this year, it's all about music. So expect live gigs, DJ sets and acoustic music on their rooftop all summer long.

But frankly, it's more about the food for us - and there's the great news…

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5 things to order at World's Best Female Chef Clare Smyth's restaurant Core

It's been a cracking couple of days for London chef Clare Smyth. Last night Core was named Best Restaurant at the GQ Restaurant Awards. And today the Chef Patron of Core in Notting Hill, was announced as the - wait for it - elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 <draws breath>.

We took a look at Instagram to see the most shared dishes from Core at the m…

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The Allis at White City House is Soho House's new all day cafe open to the public

As part of their White City House complex over at Television Centre, Soho House have opened all day eatery and bar The Allis to the public serving up a loosely international brasserie menu with a few US highlights.…

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First look: Dominique Ansel's afternoon tea at his London bakery

It's been 18 months since top baker Dominique Ansel opened his first UK bakery in London. And only now is he ready to launch his first afternoon tea. I mean, even if you are a top US patisserie chef, you've got to be a little bit worried about how your tea will go down in the country that invented the whole thing.

So, as you might expect, Ansel has gone full tilt at his. The whole thing follows t…

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Tamarind's ex-Head Chef is opening Kahani in Chelsea - his first solo venture

Chef Peter Joseph has run the kitchen at Michelin-starred Tamarind for a decade. Now he's going it alone with a restaurant where he'll be using British seasonal ingredients and serving up progressive Indian food.…

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Meet the Avolato - Selfridges' Insta gelato hit

So this is rather cute. In an attempt - successful we'd say - to up the ice-cream game as we hit summer, Selfridges have introduced this crazily Insta-friendly dessert in their Food Hall.

Available from the Snowflake gelato counter, the Avolato is made from 60% hass avocado, served in the avocado skin, with an editlbe nut butter stone. It's vegan, dairy and gluten-free and looks freakishly like a…

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Here are the seven new burgers Byron has put on the menu

It's been an "interesting" period for Byron. It's probably fair to say that with their rapid expansion - not to mention hitting the headlines over immigration issues - they've lost some of the love that the British public had for them, back in the day.

But the burger chain is fighting back with a massive overhaul of its menu, which kicks off today with seven new burgers. Here's what's new from to…

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Clare Smyth, Bob Bob Ricard, Bubbledogs and more win at the GQ Awards 2018

Is it awards season already? GQ kicked things off this week with their food and drink awards, with both the new - Core by Clare Smyth - and the older - Bob Bob Ricard getting recognised. And there's also deserved recognition of the Sethis who seem to have a golden touch on their restaurants (Bao, Lyles, Bubbledogs, Hoppers to name a few). 

Here's who went home with a prize last night: …

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Isla Ray is an all day cafe opening on Deptford High Street

Returning Londoner Rachael Dalton-Loveland has come back from Oz inspired by their cafe culture to open this all day cafe which will serve up sharing plates and cocktails in the evening to Deptford denizens.…

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Test Driving Beck at Brown's - classic Italian given a Michelin twist

Three Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck is back in London and this time he's opened a more casual restaurant at Brown's in the heart of Mayfair…

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The Bluecoats pub is taking over The Pride of Tottenham with burgers by Lucky Chip

A top bar team and food by Lucky Chip are turning this Tottenham landmark into a pub worth travelling to. It'll also be bloody handy for match days.…

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