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The Ivy in the Park will be Richard Caring's new Canary Wharf restaurant

Caprice Holdings' nonstop expansion gathers pace as it announces its next City branch of The Ivy will be overlooking the green on Canada Square.

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Two Lights in Shoreditch is the next restaurant from the Clove Club team with Chase Lovecky in charge

The team behind The Clove Club have a new restaurant on the way - but it's a bit of a departure for them. This time they're helping American chef Chase Lovecky open his own restaurant in Dalston. …

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Test Driving Carte Blanche - a mix of French and American in Hackney

 

One of the founders of Le Bun has opened Carte Blanche in Hackney - a mix of French and American food, with some excellent burgers too. We head down for a look. …

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Art Yard Bar and Kitchen to open at the Bankside Hotel on Blackfriars Road

Bringing in chef Lee Streeton from 45 Jermyn Street shows this new Blackfriars all day spot means business. Tucked into the Bankside Hotel it'll feature modern art everywhere and a menu that shows similar creativity.…

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The Joy of Sake hits London with unlimited sake and food by Zuma, Dinings, Adam Handling and more

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If you're a fan of Japanese food and drink, then we can't think of a better event to put in your diary than The Joy of Sake. For one evening only, London's Barbican Centre becomes a focus for beginners and enthusiasts alike to try a whopping 478 sakes from 192 breweries across Japan. And if that on its own isn't enough to get you booking, 14 top London restaurants are going to…

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Dan Doherty's pub The Royal Oak is about to start serving Saturday brunch and Sunday roasts

Back when it opened in June, Dan Doherty's Marylebone pub The Royal Oak kicked off with a tiny menu, while the chef and his team went about putting useful things like a proper kitchen in. Now, almost three months down the line they're about to kick things off.

This week sees them launch a proper a-la-carte menu as well as Saturday brunch and Sunday lunch and, well, we thought you might like to tak…

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Shake Shack's next burger special is the Crispy Pickle Burger

We know that Shake Shack many fans just love hearing about a new burger special and we wanted to be first to let you know about the next one hitting UK Shacks.

On from 12 September, the Crispy Pickle Burger is a double Provolone cheeseburger topped with crispy fried pickles from US pickle supplier Ricks Picks, fresh onion and garlic mayo. It'll set you back £10 if you have it as a double or £6.75…

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New Queen's Park cafe and wine bar MILK BEACH brings in Duck and Waffle and P Franco chefs for the food

The Queen's Park cafe game just got a whole load more interesting with the arrival of MILK BEACH on Lonsdale Road. They're promising the absolute best coffee, banging brunches and the natural wine bar and small plates offering by night sounds great too.…

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Flipside on Cowcross Street will serve everything from morning smoothies to late night veggie burger treats

Right around the corner from the meat traders at Smithfield Market is this new plant-based all day spot, serving up smoothies and juices in the morning, salads and soups at lunch and then turning into a fully-fledged burger spot in the evening.…

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Fancy an Oktoberfest themed craft beer cruise down the Thames?

Looks like bobbing about on the river, eating and drinking, is making a comeback. No longer the preserve of tourists, a number of more interesting businesses are now after the foodie pound. In Paris, Alain Ducasse this weekend launched a floating restaurant on the Seine (after losing the Jules Verne Eiffel Tower contract). Here in London, the London Shell Co has been earning rave reviews for its…

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A MasterChef finalist caters a trip to the underworld at Pedley St Station

Who doesn't love a bit of immersive theatre? And this latest - which features dinner from a MasterChef finalist - does sound rather good. it's the second event to take place at Pedley Street "station" - aka an arch in Shoreditch -  where Funicular Productions have set up a special "luxury train carriage" for these kind of events. Last time it was a murder mystery, this time it's being billed…

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The Chipping Forecast returns to Soho in a permanent spot

The fish and chips restaurant with the great name used to be on the market at Berwick Street. Now they're coming back to Soho for good. …

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Sticks’n’Sushi's huge new King's Road place will feature The Kings Room restaurant within a restaurant

Taking over three storeys on the King's Road, the Danish company's new sushi and yakitori sticks spot will feature a private dining room with a difference - you get your own chef, staff, music and even lift!…

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Daylesford are opening a huge new farmshop and all day cafe in Brompton Cross

 If you sometimes like to pretend that you live in bucolic Oxfordshire rather than a studio in Peckham or semi in Southgate, then the opening of this huge new Daylesford farmshop with an all day restaurant is going to be your new go-to place to hang out.…

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Test Driving Plaquemine Lock - a Cajun and Creole pub in Islington

Tucked down a residential side street in Angel is a canalside pub turning out Cajun and Creole food. We along for a taste of the Deep South.…

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