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X-Upper is bringing gourmet sausages to Islington's Upper Street

A new restaurant that's specialising in just the one thing is opening in Islington. X-Upper is all about gourmet sausages and they've rustled up some impressive chefs to create them. 

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The Buxton is a pub with rooms on Brick Lane where the guest roof terrace comes with a hot tub

The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they're opening this pub and hotel on Brick Lane where the rooftop terrace features an honesty bar and hot tub.…

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Heston Blumenthal creates chocolate scotch eggs for Easter at Waitrose

Is too early to bring you an Easter story? Well just in case you're the kind of person who likes to do some serious advance planning around your seasonal chocolate consumption, we've just clapped eyes on these creations of Heston Blumenthal.

The Chocolate Scotch Egg is going to be one of two Heston specials planned for his Easter collection at Waitrose. That 'yolk' is actually made from mango and…

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Da Terra at the Town Hall Hotel sees a top San Sebastian and an ex-Aulis chef open in Bethnal Green

The space that once housed Viajante and The Typing Room will now be a modern Latin American restaurant run by two chefs who arrive here via The Fat Duck, Fera and the Michelin-starred restaurant Amelia San Sebastian.…

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Juno Rooms on Watling Street has two floors of cocktails and food planned for City folk

Expect a punchy cocktail list and all manner of fun, casual dishes at this new two floored bar and restaurant in the City.…

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Inigo are bringing their sushi handrolls to Selfridges

The latest pop-up to hit Selfridges' Food Hall comes in the form of sushi rolls from Inigo. You might have seen them in the City (and formerly in Soho) but if not, they're best known for their sushi hand rolls - essentially supersized sushi rolls, more the size of a burrito.

At Selfridges, they'll have their usual rolls on offer. So that includes Salmon Avo and Spicy Tuna rolls (using a…

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AOK Kitchen will be a gluten and dairy-free restaurant and bakery in Marylebone

Looking for a healthy restaurant in Marylebone that's all gluten and dairy-free. Then it sounds like AOK kitchen may be just the thing. AND there's a gluten-free bakery too. …

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Darjeeling Express's Asma Khan teams up with Haché for the Lotus Burger

 

Yes, we may have only just been talking about veggie burgers, but another has popped up on our radar that's well worth your attention.

Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express (and imminent Chef's Table star) is teaming up with Haché for this special. It's the Lotus Burger and it's an Indian Ayurvedic-inspired, veggie burger including "a turmeric-flavoured brioche bun, Bengali Chop vegetab…

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The Gun reopens in Spitalfields - same address but new building

When the Spitalfields pub The Gun served its last pint in 2015, most folk thought that was the end of an institution that had been around these parts in one guise or another since the sixteenth century. But it's now resurfaced once again - opening up in the new ground floor of the London Fruit and Wool Exchange development.

It's not the first time the pub's moved or even been rebuilt. It began li…

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Crosstown are bringing their doughnuts to Hammersmith

The last few years have seen Crosstown Doughnuts expanding all across London and they're getting ready to open their latest outpost. This will be their Hammersmith branch - and is also the first time they've appeared in West London. So, if you're a fan of their sourdough doughnuts and you live or work in Hammersmith, this one's for you. 

But it's not just Hammersmith that's getting a dose of…

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Test Driving The French House in Soho with Neil Borthwick in command

 

Neil Borthwick has taken over the kitchen at The French House and is getting rave reviews. We popped down to check out the menu. …

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Lucknow Social on Maddox Street will be the new restaurant from the Dum Biryani team

Inspired by the Lucknow region's Awadhi cooking, chef and restaurateur Dhruv Mittal is opening a restaurant with all manner of biryanis, kebabs and lunchtime quick bites.…

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5 reasons to try new American restaurant POTUS

London's latest American import is this new riverside restaurant serving up all manner of USA treats.…

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Master Wei in Bloomsbury will be the first solo restaurant from Xi'an Impression chef Guirong Wei

The chef behind popular Chinese restaurant Xi'an Impression is opening her first solo restaurant. In a tweet today, the Sunday Times restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin drew attention to a new opening called Master Wei. 

The hoarding flags up a new restaurant that's coming soon serving up Xi'an cuisine, headed up by chef Guirong Wei who co-owns Xi'an Impression with her husband. She's take…

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BBQ Dreamz from Million Pound Menu are popping up in MEATliquor at King's Cross

If you were watching My Million Pound Menu last night, you'll have seen Draft House founder Charlie McVeigh agreeing to invest £350k in the Filipino barbecue concept BBQ Dreamz.

And while the team there work out where they're going to open a permanent restaurant, the street food traders are going to be popping up in King's Cross for a while. They'll be taking over the the kitchen at MEATliquor Ki…

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