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Test Driving Core by Clare Smyth - a top-class Michelin-starred lunch

Now with two Michelin stars, Clare Smyth's Notting Hill restaurant is really hitting its stride. We went along to try the lunch menu.

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Wild Rice and Mamasan comes to Brewer Street - a double-decker restaurant with two takes on Thai food

London's love affair with Thai food continues as a young Thai pair open a pair of new restaurants serving up different takes on Thai food in the same building on Brewer Street.…

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Boxpark Wembley is opening in Wembley Park - even more food traders announced

21/11/18 - updated with even more traders

Hello Wembley! No, not the words out of the mouth of the next star to play at Wembley Stadium but the greeting from all the food traders hitting London for the biggest Boxpark EVER. They're already well established in Shoreditch and Croydon and now they're heading north-west as the latest Boxpark will be at Wembley Park. 

It's going to eclipse w…

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Breddos are doing a special Christmas TacOver and the line-up looks great

Following on from their TacOver series, in which chefs from all over the world popped up at their gaff and did some amazing taco mashups, the guys at breddos are doing a special seasonal version.

Their Christmas TacOver is going to be a one off tasting menu with TABASCO® Sauce and they've lined up some cracking partners for it. Joining Nud in the kitchen in Clerkenwell will be:

  • John Chantarasak…

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Pastaio announce a long term residency at Giant Robot in Canary Whart

Good news for the pasta loving workers and residents of Canary Wharf - Stevie Parle's Pastaio is coming your way. The perenially popular pasta spot, which opened in Soho this time last year and has been packing them in ever since, has signed up for a long-term residency at Giant Robot.

They'll be taking over the spot previously held by Pocho in the street food trading space at Crossrail Place.

As…

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Netflix signs up Clare Smyth, James Knappett and Jay Rayner for The Final Table chef competition

Update 20/11/18 - the whole series is now available on Netflix right here (assuming you're signed up). Episode 3 is the UK one and yes, the American host's understanding of current British cuisine isn't exactly what we hoped for. Tell us what you thought in the comments below...

  

Original story follows:

With all the excitement about London's very own Asma Khan appearing on Netflix's C…

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Angelina Restaurant will mash up Italian and Japanese food and drink on Dalston Lane

Expect to see a modern take on Japanese and Italian food in this new Dalston restaurant which also sports a tiny Tokyo-style cocktail bar.…

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Test Driving Caractere in Notting Hill

Emily Roux and former Le Gavroche Head chef Diego Ferrari are the husband and wife team behind this Notting Hill restaurant. We head down to check it out.…

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Bowls comes to Soho serving up, yes, bowl food

This restaurant does what it says on the tin - it serves up bowl food. Those bowls will be inspired by worldwide cuisine, including the Caribbean, South America and South East Asia.…

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The Gallery in South Woodford sees a Gordon Ramsay-trained chef in charge

With a Ramsay trained chef in the kitchen, hopes are high for this new restaurant taking over where The Woodford used to be.…

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St Leonards launches a bargain caviar deal

It's really a testament to how far Shoreditch's restaurant scene has come with the fact that we're bringing you news of a special caviar offer that's just hit EC2.

We've already tried the lunchtime bar menu at St Leonards, but we might have to go back to have a bash at the new Caviar Service they've launched today. All day Monday and at lunchtimes on Saturday you'll be able to get a 10g tin serve…

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Calcutta Canteen by Darjeeling Express is Asma Khan's new all-day cafe - updated

Updated with a first look at the food. As Darjeeling Express goes from strength to strength, Asma Khan has a new venture ready. Calcutta Canteen is an all-day North Indian/Bengali-inspired cafe in Carnaby and the big focus will be on filled bread buns called Pau buns.…

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The Baileys Treat Bar is popping up again in Covent Garden for Christmas

If you're as partial to a bit of Baileys as we are come Christmas then you'll probably be pretty merry to hear that their Christmas pop up Treat Bar is coming back.

They popped up last year serving up boozy hot chocolate, cocktails and other treats and they're back again. So you can order up one of their specials - like Made in Chelsea folk or The Marshmallowist Oonagh Simm's limited edition Bail…

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KERB goes indoors with Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden

Over the years, KERB, after starting at King's Cross, have gone on to conquer all parts of London with their lunchtime street food markets (and some great evening events). And now they've finally decided to go indoors for their next venture, a covered market at Seven Dials. 

They're taking over the 19th century Thomas Neal’s Warehouse in Seven Dials - which was apparently a former banan…

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