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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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Test Driving Hicce at Coal Drops Yard - built for sharing

Former Murano head chef Pip Lacey has gone it alone with a new restaurant overlooking Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. We check it out. …

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Everything that's opening at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross

Coal Drops Yard is a huge undertaking at King's Cross - completely revitalising a large part of the area. The revamp looks quite astonishing and, of course, it brings with is a lot of new restaurants cafes and more (as well as some ace shopping opportunities). 

The Yard has now opened - although some restaurants will open later - but here's everything you need to know about the food at Coal…

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Holloway's Nags Head Market is getting a first floor street food space The Upper Place

Holloway Road's food scene gets a further boost with news that the Nags Head Market is being extended for more street food traders.…

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Now you can get those Ikea meatballs delivered by Uber Eats

If there's one thing that makes the trip to Ikea always a worthwhile endeavour - it's their meatballs. Ikea meatballs, gravy, chips (and the lingonberry sauce, maybe) are a not-so-guilty pleasure for many. And us - we could eat dozens of them.

But getting to an Ikea store isn't that easy. A couple of years back, we had the Ikea pop-up shop and dining room in Shoreditch - but now they've gone one…

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Test Driving Gridiron London - The old Met Bar gets a new life

The replacement for the Met Bar features an array of top food and drink names at Gridiron. We head over to take a look. …

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Hawley Wharf Camden is coming, bringing 60 new places to eat with it

Very much "a thing" at the moment seems to be the creation of new hubs all over London - mixing up housing, office space and shops - but with food and drink being a really big part of that. We've had Nova in Victoria, Bloomberg Arcade, St James's Market - and the most recent obvious example being Coal Drops Yard. Now it's time for Camden to enter the fray. 

It's all part of a new canals…

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Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub promises a holy trinity of beer, pizzas and live music

Expect a holy trinity of beer, food and live music at this American beer company's first UK brewpub which has landed on Shoreditch High Street.…

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Those bleeding plant burgers are getting a place of their own at Halo Burger in Pop Brixton

They've been growing in popularity recently and now the bleeding plant burger - aka the Beyond Burger - is getting a place all to itself in Brixton, thanks to Halo Burger. The Beyond Burger is meant to be as close to looking at tasting like a real beef burger as possible - even with beetroot juice to represent, let's say a "rare" beef burger's look.

They'll have a simple menu - The Halo…

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Tamashii sees an ex-Hakkasan chef popping up in King's Cross

As if the King's Cross restaurant scene wasn't humming enough with the opening of Coal Drops Yard, the culinary buzz has spread to the station's environs. Following fast on the heels of Kaki's opening, comes a new pop-up restaurant and bar Tamashii.

What's particularly of note is the chap in the kitchen. Chef Wei has 35 years of experience under his belt, including time at Hakkasan and The Colony…

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Hideaway pops up in Burlington Arcade from the teams at Hide and Hedonism Wines

So this is a rather interesting idea. The team behind Hide Restaurant and Hedonism Wines are taking the Hide concept literally just down the road on Piccadilly to the Burlington Arcade for a winter popup.

They'll be throwing open the doors to Hideaway shop and cafe on 19 November - so this will be somewhere to try chef Ollie Dabbous' food as well as stock up on your Christmas shopping.

The look a…

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