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Set your alarm for London Brunch Fest - a festival devoted to all things brunch-related

Updated 27/8/18 with full menu details

Whatever your brunch preference, be it bottomless and boozy or smoothie-bowl-themed, there's no denying that London is home to some seriously good, tremendously varied breakfasts. In fact, the biggest problem is finding the energy to get out of bed and go and try them all.

Now, the good news is you'll be able to sample a big range of brunches all i…

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Macellaio RC is bringing their steak to Bloomsbury

This is the fifth Macellaio RC to launch in London - which is essentially an Italian steakhouse - with a bit of offal on the side if that takes your fancy. …

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TUPI are bringing their folded eggs and cachaca cocktails to Elephant and Castle

Sure to appeal to Elephant & Castle's large South American population, new all day cafe TUPI is bringing bottomless brunches, cacacha cocktails and more to SE17.…

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The Clumsies, one of the world's top bars, returns for a pop-up at the St Martin's Lane Hotel

It's not the first time that The Clumsies, now number 6 on the World's Best Bars list, have been to London but if you missed them the first time around - here's another chance. 

The original is in Athens, set up by Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis, but at the end of September they'll be popping up in The Blind Spot - the speakeasy-style bar in the St Martin's Lane Hotel. And th…

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Plans to turn The Archway Tavern into a wine bar AND nursery are rejected

In a story so crazy you couldn't make it up, an Archway pub has had its application to open a wine bar/nursery rejected.

The Archway Tavern has been closed for four years now, but an application by leaseholder Dr Imtiaz Sarder was proposing to put a nursery in the back of the building whilst changing the pub to a wine bar.

Unsurprisingly that didn't cut much mustard with the planners who turned t…

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A bar inspired by NYC's GENUINE Liquorette is coming to London, crunching cans in Fitzrovia

Fancy making your own cocktails by jamming a miniature into a soft drink can? Then GENUINE Liquorette, inspired by an NYC bar, is just what you've been looking for...…

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The Guinea's new chef Nathan Richardson introduces new dishes but don't worry, the pie's the same

It may be one of London's oldest restaurants, but there's a new influence in the kitchen at the Guinea Grill.

Chef Nathan Richardson and the Guinea's GM Oisin Rogers go way back - they worked together first at the Ship in Wandsworth and then at Rogers' last place, The Canonbury Tavern in Islington.

After a short stay down under, opening up a restaurant in Brisbane, Nathan's now back in London and…

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Japanese ramen bar Nagi Ramen is taking over Bone Daddies

With another site imminent, Bone Daddies is showing no sign of slowing down. Although one of their restaurants (on St Christopher's Place) is having a big change for one week in September, as it's being taken over by famed Japanese ramen bar Nagi Ramen.…

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Ben and Jerry's are serving up bagel ice cream sandwiches in Soho

Yes we know the best of the Summer may well be behind us, but we're still up for as much ice cream as we can handle (i.e. a lot). And as such, we quite love the idea of the latest Ben and Jerry's creation - the Ice Ice Bagel. Yes indeed, that's a bagel ice-cream sandwich (made with Scotland's Bross Bagels). 

There are two on offer - and they are:

  • Birthday Bagel – A pink bagel filled wi…

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Leicester Square stalwart the Cork and Bottle is opening a wine bar in Hampstead

An old Hampstead pub is getting a new lease of life, being reborn as a modern wine bar courtesy of the folk behind the longstanding Leicester Square wine bar the Cork & Bottle.…

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Mr Fogg Society of Exploration includes a full-size Victoria train carriage

It's the fifth Phileas Fogg inspired bar to hit London, this time just off the strand. Expect mad cocktails and a recreation of the Victorian era Orient express too. …

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Michelin to shake things up with a red carpet star announcement ceremony at the IMAX

Looks like Michelin are trying to up the ante on how they announce their stars. Now that the World's 50 Best is a week-long affair roaming the globe and there's a new ceremony nipping at its heels in the form of the World Restaurant Awards, they've made some adjustments to the London announcement.

Previously they've held events at places like the Michelin building in South Ken and The Brewery on…

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Le Bab is opening Maison Bab in Covent garden - with a secret chef's table restaurant too

Featuring a hidden away chef's table for 10, the new restaurant from the team behind Le Bab promises to be quite the experience…

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Test Driving Gunpowder Tower Bridge - Indian small plates make an impression south of the river

The latest addition to the growing number of interesting restaurants at Tower Bridge is the second Gunpowder, serving up Indian small plates. We head down for a look.…

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Caprice Holdings are opening Harry's Bar on James Street in Marylebone

From weekend brunches to shopping lunches and ciccheti on the terrace, Richard Caring's hoping to bring a bit of La Dolce Vita to just off Oxford Street.…

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