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Test Driving BaoziInn - dim sum and Sichuan dishes in Soho

We try out BaoziInn's Newport Street restaurant for some very colourful dim sum and Sichuan cuisine.  

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Barullo is Rambla owner Victor Garvey's new city restaurant in Aldgate

There's a distinct Spanish flavour to restaurateur Victor Garvey's new City gaff which promises to liven things up in Aldgate.…

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Cheesy panisse, Chinese New Year noodles and more - London's Instagram food feed

Once more, we showcase the highlights of what's currently lighting up our Instagram feed this week.…

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Market Hall Victoria is now serving up some good looking breakfasts

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we have some good news for anyone working in Victoria - Market Halls have just started opening for weekday breakfast.

So whether you're after somewhere a little different for a breakfast meeting - and the large communal tables here would be great for that, along with the free wifi - or just want to grab something great to go in the morn…

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Ninth Life in Catford sees historic pub reopen with a food market and escape room experience

The historic Black Horse and Harrow pub is being renamed Ninth Life as it reopens under The Laine Pub Company with a street food market and upstairs escape room experience.…

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Foxlow launches the Chicken Xinger burger

Ah, the Hawksmoor crowd do like to sail close to the wind with their homages. Their (amazing) salted caramel rolos were renamed "Tributes" after some light legal tussles and let's not forget the Big Matt burger which also looked somewhat familiar

And now, at their sister restaurant Foxlow, they have another target. They've launched the Foxlow Xinger Burger - which when you say it…

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Gordon Ramsay is opening Lucky Cat in Mayfair as Maze closes

Gordon Ramsay's first new restaurant for years in London will be inspired by 1930s Tokyo drinking dens - it'll take over the spot where Maze was on Grosvenor Square.…

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Slaw takes the place of Rok in Islington with a plant-based residency on Upper Street

We'd heard recently about the sad news of the closure of Islington's Rok - but things move fast on Upper Street and there's already a replacement.

Taking over is plant-based restaurant Slaw. They had a series of successful supperclubs and now they're going to the next level - with a residency in the old Rok space. They say "Our ethos is to produce deliciously healthy food in a sustainable and eth…

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The Lip Bar at Selfridges will be part art installation, part beer bar

Selfridges are paying more than just lip service to Valentine's Day this year. (Sorry, we simply couldn't resist). They're launching The Lip Bar - a teeny micro bar experience which is part art installation, part Japanese beer bar.

It's the brainchild of Japanese artist Daido Moriyama who has covered every inch of the bar with one of his photographs showing a close up of lips. Entry to the bar co…

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Top Cuvée in Highbury is a wine bar and bistro (with added Three Sheets cocktails)

The people behind Three Sheets are getting into the wine bar business with Top Cuvée in Highbury. Expect food from an ex-Naughty Piglets chef, a decent wine list to drink in or take away - and a few of their great cocktails too. …

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New London restaurants coming in February 2019

With the first long month of the year out of the way - it's time to see what's opening in town in February. Here's our rundown of the key restaurants to look out for this month. …

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Yopo is the new restaurant at the Mandrake, as they turn to South America for influence

There's a brand new restaurant opening at the Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia. Yopo will match European cooking with South American influences.…

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Million Pound Menu runners up XX/VI become KityCow and get a London residency at Hush

Updated 30/2/19 with the menu

We've just passed week two of My Million Pound Menu, where London stalwart Baba Gs came top (and you can visit them right now at Pop Brixton or Camden Market). 

But that's not all that came out of the programme. One of the runners up was XX/VI who were serving up Nepalese cuisine on the show. Now two of the judges on the show, Jamie Barber and Atul Kochhar,…

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