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Alpes at Pop Brixton is the new Alpine restaurant from the Raclette Brothers

Street traders the Raclette Brothers are opening a restaurant at Pop Brixton with Alpine-inspired food. So if fondue, raclette and tartiflette are your thing, then you know where to come.

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The original Chick n  Sours gets a new bar and cheesy chicken fondue

We've only just heard about the revamped CHIK'N on Baker Street, but here comes news about lots of changes at the original Chick N Sours in Haggerston. They're getting a new look upstairs, but most importantly a new bar downstairs. 

And a new look means new things for the menu, created with MasterChef The Professionals winner Ash Mair:

  • Kimchi pancakes with fried chicken & Chengdu b…

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TĀ TĀ Eatery is Kensal Rise's Borough Wine & Beers first pop-up

Borough Wine & Beers, who know a thing or two about hosting pop-ups, has announced that its first residency in their Kensal Rise branch will be Zijun Meng and Ana Goncalves of the Portuguese/Chinese-inspired restaurant TĀ TĀ Eatery. It’ll be a three-month residency, and form part of Borough Wine Kensal Rise's Chef Development Series. 

Best known for their year in Haggerston’s Curio…

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Cocotte brings ethical rotisserie chicken to 8 Hoxton Square

After a good start in Notting Hill, Parisian restaurant Cocotte is moving East to trendy Hoxton Square, where they’ll be serving up ethically sourced chickens by quarter, half or whole, plus healthy salads, sides, and a selection of rather nice-sounding homemade sauces……

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Cora Pearl in Covent Garden will be the new restaurant from the Kitty  Fisher's team - updated

Following on the success of their Shepherd Market restaurant the team behind Kitty Fisher's have announced that their second restaurant will be on Covent Garden's Henrietta Street…

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Test Driving Prawn on the Lawn - the restaurant and fishmonger impresses in its second coming

Top Islington seafood restaurant and Fishmonger Prawn on the Lawn moved down the road to a much bigger spot. We head along to see what's new. …

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Daisy Green are opening Scarlett Green in Soho with new dishes and a huge Aussie wine list

If you're after a bottomless brunch, vegemite doughnuts or simply a glass or two from the biggest Aussie wine list in London, you'll have come to the right place when Scarlett Green opens up in Soho.…

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Alto from the San Carlo group is Selfridges' new rooftop restaurant

Building on their partnership in other stores, Selfridges' Oxford Street store is the latest to get into bed with the San Carlo restaurant group who'll be launching Alto in the store's iconic rooftop space.…

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Eric Lanlard is putting on a mile-high afternoon tea for Virgin Atlantic

Looking for something with a little more panache when you take to the skies for a holiday? And have a sweet tooth? Then Eric Lanlard may have something for you. The pastry chef has joined up with Virgin Atlantic to launch afternoon tea in their Clubhouses - and then on board. 

First up - the Clubhouses. it kicks off this month in Heathrow and includes: 

  • Prosciutto, sunblushed tomato an…

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Harrods unveils its Fine Wines and Spirits Rooms

Over in Knightbridge, Harrods are continuing their massive makeover of their Food Halls one by one and today the Fine Wines & Spirits Rooms are the latest to be revealed.

With the aim to "change perceptions on the world of wines and spirits" they'll be categorising wine by terroirs in an attempt to persuade purchasers to go outside their comfort zone. In keeping with that exploration the…

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The Lebanese Bakery are bringing their flatbreads from Beirut to Covent Garden

Originally a hit in Beirut, the Lebanese Bakery is coming a long way for its second restaurant - to Covent Garden. Set up by two brothers, expect Lebanese flatbreads to be the main draw.…

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Simit by Mandira has a turkish bagel menu for its Spitalfields Market opening

 

If you already know about Mandira from their yoghurt bar in Covent Garden, you'll be pleased to know they're making the trip to Spitalfields Market - and this time their bagels will be the order of the day with Simit by Mandira.

As you might imagine from the name, this is mainly focused Simit Turkish bread, in bagel form. On the menu will be Halloumi + Tomato Paste, Toasted T…

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Babel House is introducing Mayfair to the delights of Odessan food

This Mayfair restaurant takes its inspiration from the countries that surround the Black Sea, with a particular focus on Odessa - so expect a lot of seafood delivered from the market there.…

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CHIK'N is relaunching as an express Chick 'n' Sours with new burgers

If you've been wondering why CHIK'N on Baker Street is currently closed, then let us enlighten you. The team are working behind the scenes to turn it into more of an ‘express’ Chick ‘n’ Sours with more attitude to the dishes and a restaurant that's "more chilled to sit in now". And to that end, they're bringing in three new sandwiches and one amazing sounding special.

They'll be keeping two…

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Gordon Ramsay has opened Street Pizza doing bottomless pizza at One New Change

Gordon Ramsay has just switched the ground floor of his restaurant at One New Change into a pizza restaurant. The selling point? This one is doing bottomless pizzas for just £15.…

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