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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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The Bedford in Balham gets ready to show off its multi-million pound new look

Having been shut for five months, the popular live music pub The Bedford in Balham is about to open the doors to show off its multi-million pound new look. The Grade II listed building has had a shed load of money lavished on it and will now have five bars, four private rooms, a ballroom and a live music club as well as 15 bedrooms upstairs.

Back in the days when a tweet by Ed Sheeran was lucky t…

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Bun House brings their Cantonese buns to Chinatown

Since 2017, Bun House have built up a reputation in Soho for their steamed buns. Now they're expanding with a much larger restaurant in the heart of Chinatown (with new buns too). …

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Kitchen W8 has had a big revamp - we take a look

This classic Kensington restaurant is about to turn 10 years old. It's had a complete refurb, so we popped down for a look and to try the autumn menu.…

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Miami's Buns and Buns are opening their first London restaurant in Covent Garden

Miami restaurateur Alex Zibi brings his ‘gastro-fast’ concept to London with a menu featuring bao, lobster rolls and more.…

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