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A model makeover - we Test Drive The Cleveland Arms in Paddington

It's always nice when an overhaul of a lovely old pub manages to retain its character while bringing new talents to the table - we went to check out The Cleveland Arms in Paddington.

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Fortnum's is opening a restaurant and bar at The Royal Exchange

London's iconic food store, Fortnum & Mason will be opening in two spots in The Royal Exchange in the City - with a food hall and a restaurant and bar space.…

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Victoria Beckham and Prada inspire the Pret a Portea afternoon tea menu at The Berkeley

We can't think that sitting down to the latest iteration of the Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley is going to make it any easier to fit into the fashion that inspires it each season - but it just get prettier and prettier.

The Autumn/Winter 2018 has just been revealed and while Victoria Beckham may not be joining the Spice Girls for their world tour, she has been honoured with an apperance here. Here…

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Albert Adria, the world’s best pastry chef is opening Cakes and Bubbles in Hotel Cafe Royal

After a successful pop-up a few years ago, Albert Adrià is coming back to London for good with an all-dessert restaurant in the swanky Hotel Cafe Royal.…

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Yamagoya ramen returns to Soho and there will be raindrop cakes

Yamagoya ramen originally started as a pop-up upstairs at Shuang Shuang. Now they're back, taking over the main restaurant for good and are bringing their famed raindrop cake with them. …

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Test Driving Berenjak - Iranian kababs in Soho from the JKS group

JKS Restaurants turn their superpowers to the humble kebab - inspired by Iranian hole in the wall spots. Seems like Soho's not all that far from Tehran after all. …

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Cornerstone's Tom Brown changes his potted shrimp crumpet into a pizza for Hai Cenato

Haven't yet made it out to Tom Brown's Cornerstone? While you really should be putting it on your list (it's really good) there's a new chance to try something from the chef in Victoria.

He's teamed up with Jason Atherton for the latest guest chef pizza at Hai Cenato - based on his insanely good potted shrimp crumpet. It's a sourdough pizza with feature brown shrimps coated in lemon, cayenne pepp…

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Soho Wala Indian restaurant comes to the Courthouse Hotel

The Courthouse Hotel in Soho is getting its own Indian restaurant from a chef with a background in Dinner by Heston and Nobu.…

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TA TA Eatery are back with a new residency at Kilburn's Sir Colin Campbell

Happy news this Friday. Everyone's favourite popup folk TĀ TĀ Eatery are back and they're bringing this Iberian Katsu Sandwich to the party.

They start a new three month residency at the Sir Colin Campbell in Kilburn next week. They'll be serving up two menus. Downstairs will be more casual with walk ins welcome and that's where you might find this beast of a katsu sarnie and other bar friendly f…

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Fish Bite is Tooting Broadway Market's new Italian-style seafood spot

This new seafood spot in Tooting Broadway Market combines the freshest seafood with Italian flair making it a street food spot worth checking out.…

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Harrods food hall revamp continues with the unveiling of the new Fresh Market Hall

Starting about a year ago, at the time of writing, Harrods unveiled the first part of a programme to completely revamp its food and drink offering. And now the next phase is here - this time it's the turn of the Fresh Market Hall, completely redesigned by David Collins Design Studio.…

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London has two new matcha bars - on Tottenham Court Road and in Chelsea

Isn't it always the way. You wait for a matcha bar to open and two come along at once.

Already open is a popup matcha bar. OHH CHA BAR (pictured above) is currently serving up matcha and snacks at MUJI’s Tottenham Court Road store for two weeks.

Their menu features classic matcha blends, single cultivar selections as well as unusual loose leaf Japanese teas. And they'll be holding masterclasses s…

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Selfridges team up with Caprice for Brasserie of Light (inc a huge Damien Hirst crystal Pegasus)

The latest big new restaurant to open at Selfridges is the Brasserie of Light - their team-up with Caprice - the people behind The Ivy restaurants, Sexy Fish and lots more. And like Sexy Fish, this has a big old Damen Hirst installation front and centre.  …

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Take a trip to Gascony with Monsieur Le Duck popping up in Spitalfields

A new Spitalfields popup sees a former City worker do just what so many of probably fancy doing - opening a restaurant based on the food in our favourite holiday destination.

Monsieur Le Duck is the result of London Richard Humphreys' many trips to Gascony. Loving the place (and its food and wine) so much, Richard decided to jack in his job and open a restaurant around the corner from his old off…

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