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Licoreria Limantour, Latin America’s best bar, pops up at 34 Mayfair

Top Mexican bar Licoreria Limantour is temporarily popping up in Mayfair this August. It'll be taking over 34 Mayfair's artsy Emin Room, turning it into 34 Mexico for five nights.

As one of the World‘s 50 Best Bars, and the holder of the not-inconsiderable title of Best Bar in Latin America, 34 Mexico will be a fab opportunity to sample some of Licoreria’s most popular drinks, without having to m…

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The City's Walter and Monty will now grill into the night with extended opening hours

City workers who love a good, meaty lunch will surely by now have encountered Walter and Monty, the street-food-turned-permanent grill experts who live next to the Gherkin. Well, now you'll be able to get your fix after you've left the office for the day too, as they're expanding their operations to include an evening service.

"W&M Nights" will take place from Wednesdays to Fridays and will s…

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Sinner in Hackney lets you play video games that reward - or punish - you with booze (plus vegan pizzas)

Seb Lyall, the brains behind London's naked restaurant and Bletchley Park cocktail bar, is at it again with a whole, 200-cover space to play with on Hackney's Mare Street. First up - an arcade that rewards, or punishes you, with shots, depending on how well you play. …

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Flesh and Buns new Fitzrovia restaurant will have a Press for Pisco button - updated

Covent Garden's Flesh & Buns is opening a second restaurant just north of Oxford Street and this one's going to be huge with more of a Peruvian Nikkei vibe going on as well as the old izakaya favourites.…

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Screwdriver is Dalston's new Spanish grill where everything is 'a la plancha'

What can’t you cook on a grill? Nothing, according to Alexis and Emmanuel Ross, who are taking inspiration from the tapas and pintxos bars of northern Spain for their new venture Screwdriver by cooking everything 'a la plancha'.…

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Gunpowder is coming to One Tower Bridge

The team behind Gunpowder, Madame D and Gul & Sepoy bring their latest to Tower Bridge. And there will be a bakery/wine bar too. …

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Brixton's Cattivo is Canova Hall's new little sister cafe

Albion & East, who’re known for their cavernous, shabby-chic halls, scale things back a bit with Cattivo, a new Italian-style cafe with a basement cocktail bar.…

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Proper Persian kebabs with a Soho twist at Berenjak from a Gymkhana chef

If you love nothing more than getting stuck into a kebab then prepare to have your horizons widened by Berenjak, who’ll be focusing on recreating proper Persian-style kebabs, stews, sides, with a Soho twist.…

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Maple at Westfield London is the next bar from the people behind The Botanist

A big new bar from the people behind The Botanist, The Jugged Hare and Greenwood opens at Westfield London in Shepherd's Bush.…

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Test Driving Kyseri in Fitzrovia - another Turkish winner from the people behind Oklava

Laura Christie and Selin Kiazim already have success in Shoreditch with Oklava - and now they've brought their take on Turkish cuisine to Fitzrovia with Kyseri. We went down to try it out. …

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BASTARDA is the new project from a NUALA sommelier and chef

Some intriguing news today from Honey Spencer (Sager + Wilde, Noma Mexico and Australia, NUALA) and Anaïs Van Manen (Bones, Import Export CAM - Paris, Trullo, NUALA). The duo has teamed up to create BASTARDA, a new project that they’ll be launching at Hackney Wick’s Giant Steps on 28 July for one weekend only.

The new concept is a bit of a mishmash - “a totally unique series of intelligent collab…

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Espresso Martini Fest returns with even more coffee and booze

If you love all things caffeine-rich and boozy (guilty as charged), then this is one for you - Mr Black’s Espresso Martini Fest is back for after a successful debut last year and it’s going to be bigger than ever.

There are some 100 bars taking part all over the city, plus a Church of Coffee pop-up space, and events throughout the weekend. And best of all, the cocktails are all priced at a v…

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Through the Woods sees the Crouch End supper club go permanent

Ex-Pig and Butcher chef Chris Slaughter is reviving his Crouch End supper club by transplanting it into a restaurant, and he’s keeping all the hallmarks, with just 16 seats, a small set menu and a single meal a day.…

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Try vegan freakshakes and milkshakes at Byron Burgers pop-up

Top news for vegans with a sweet tooth - Byron Burgers are launching a new pop-up milkshake bar that’s 100% vegan, running for 10 days just outside Oxford Circus Tube. They’ll be churning out all manner of extra-thick milkshakes, that are dairy-free and vegan-friendly, including some everyone's favourite calorie bomb, the freakshake, with customisable toppings. And if you’re not sure what a…

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