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Som Saa chef sacked over racist social media posts

Updated 15/7/18

Every so often, a restaurant story blows up in real time and over the past weekend, the one to watch involved a chef, Shaun Beagley, who has been working at popular East London Thai restaurant som saa.

Instagrammer midnightbakerliz was the first to draw attention to the appallingly racist content of Beagley's tweets, Instagram account - and, it turns out, YouTube Channel,&nbs…

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The 40 food and drink names British folk find hardest to pronounce

We don't normally do survey-style stories, but we have to admit being struck by this one today. The survey, for French bakery brand Brioche Pasquier, asked 2000 adults for the food names they found most hard to pronounce. And we'll be honest with you - there are several here we definitely had issues with at some point or another (Quinoa and Acai Berry we're looking at you).

So, how many do you fi…

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Marylebone is getting a posh corner store with Boxcar Baker and Deli opening

Only the best for Marylebone's residents and workers - this new deli and cafe will serve up British produce and Swedish pastries making it a very handy addition to the area.…

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Former Gordon Ramsay chef opens takeaway spot Alfs in Bank

After eight years working for Gordon Ramsay and then as a private chef, Angie Steele has opened her first takeaway spot in the heart of the City.…

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Balans Soho Society have opened their eight restaurant, in Victoria's Cardinal Place

The expansion of Balans Soho Society continues - the group have just opened their eighth place, this time in Victoria. They're the latest restaurant addition to the Cardinal Place Roof Garden.

As per their other restaurants, the menu here relies on quality suppliers like The Ginger Pig and H. Forman & Son for its produce. On the menu you'll find dishes like seared scallops with spiced caulifl…

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Sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is holding an intimate eight-seat pop-up at The Berkeley this summer

Ahead of the opening of his upcoming restaurant at White City, sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is going to be popping up at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge this summer. Kazutoshi - who used to run all things sushi at the Zuma group, and whose White City restaurant will seat just 15 - is going even more exclusive with his Berkeley popup. He'll be serving up a traditional omakase experience to just eight…

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Huge Ichiba Japanese food hall opens in Westfield London

There’ll be space for 200 to dine in at Ichiba, the enormous new Japanese food hall that’s springing up as part of Westfield’s regeneration. It’ll be providing hefty amounts of traditional Japanese cuisine, plus sakes, baked foods, ingredients to take home and cooking demos.…

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Sustainable restaurant CUB goes alfresco for a summer supperclub series

If, like us, you consider al fresco dining to be the pinnacle of a London summer, then Cub’s series of Secret Garden Supper clubs are an event you won’t want to miss. Scheduled for dates in July and August, the sustainability-focused restaurant is taking their experience outdoors with a series of Sunday supper club events held in community gardens across London.

To find out more, we stopped by th…

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Yolkbreaker are bringing their egg buns to Camden Market for their first permanent location

You may have seen Yolkbreaker serving up their egg buns in various food markets. Now they're setting up their first permanent location in Camden Market. 

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Starting line-up for the 2018 Croquetas Challenge revealed

Always one of our favourite nights of the year, the Croquetas Challenge is gearing up for its 2018 event. Now in its third year, this competitive comparison of London restaurants' best croquetas takes place at Ember Yard in Soho and they've already got a cracking line-up.

In the mix so far this year are Rovi, Scully, Farang, Breddos Tacos, Eneko, Salt Yard, Opera Tavern, Aqua Nueva, Carousel, Bla…

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Burger and Lobster are popping up at Fulham's Little Blue Door for a week of lobster-enhanced dishes

Fancy a week of lobster goodness in Fulham this month? Then the team-up between Burger and Lobster and The Little Blue Door (the place that's based on "a fictional flatshare between friends") will be just what you need. 

Burger and Lobster will be popping up there for a week (from 18 July) and you'll be able to feel their influence with many new lobster dishes. So there's:

  • Lobster croq…

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Nanban Express serves up katsu sandos and salads on Brixton's Electric Lane

If you've been craving the amazing katsu sandwiches chef Tim Anderson has been posting on Instagram, then the good news is he's now opened a place where you can get them.

Nanban have just opened Nanban Express, a hatch on Brixton's Electric Lane, serving up what they're calling "a grab-and-go menu of Japanese sandwiches and salads". The hatch, which opened last week, will be open for business fro…

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Kym's by Andrew Wong is opening at Bloomberg Arcade

Updated 10/7/18 with menu details, name and opening date

What: Kym's by Andrew Wong

In a nutshell: Andrew Wong's City restaurant

Summing it all up: For his second restaurant Wong is planning his own take on classic Chinese dishes. The city space will seat over 120, with a separate bar and private event space but we're particularly excited about the Chinese Sunday roast that's coming.

 

The l…

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Tish will be a grand cafe-style kosher restaurant in Belsize Park

Featuring the former Head Chef of Bob Bob Ricard in the kitchen, North London's new Kosher restaurant is aiming for a European grand cafe style of dining in leafy Belsize Park.…

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Test Driving Llerena - a slice of Extremadura on Islington's Upper Street

Sourcing their food direct from their own farms in Extremadura, the family behind new Islington tapas spot Llerena can be quietly confident their food is worth crossing town for.…

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