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Hacha in Dalston is a tequila and mezcal bar with Mexican sharing plates

This Dalston tequila and mezcal bar features margaritas on tap, all the agave spirits you could need and is backed up by a Mexican sharing menu. 

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Steak sarnies, Thai prawns, rhubarb and custard millefeuilles - it's this week's Instagram round-up

It's time for our round-up of some of the best shots of the week - including where you can eat all these wonderful things right now... …

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Poppies teams up with Gunpowder and som saa for very special chips and curry sauce

If the idea of putting curry sauce on your chips has never occurred to you, then you're in the majority in this city. According to a YouGov Survey, just 6% of Londoners consider curry sauce to be an appropriate chip accompaniment.

That's about to change if Poppies have anything to do with it. The trad chip shop with branches in Spitalfields, Camden and Soho has teamed up with chefs from Gunpowder…

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Gordon Ramsay is opening Lucky Cat in Mayfair

Gordon Ramsay's first new restaurant for years in London will be inspired by 1930s Tokyo drinking dens - it'll take over the spot where Maze was on Grosvenor Square.…

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Taste of London reveals its 2019 line-up

The weather right now (while we're writing this, anyway) may not make you want to go to Regent's Park. But come summer, we do rather enjoy a trip to the park to check out Taste of London - and their line-up for 2019 looks quite promising. This year they've already pulled together a list that includes quite a few newcomers: 

  • Action Against Hunger - Fried Chicken (chefs tbc)
  • Brigadiers + Bar…

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Kebab Queen at Maison Bab will be a chef's table with a difference

Hidden downstairs at Maison Bab in Covent Garden is a chef's table with a difference where the chef will serve food direct on to the counter and guests are expected to eat with their hands.…

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Honest Burgers and Mother Clucker team up for a chicken burger special

It's nearly time for the next of Honest Burgers' impressive series of guest burgers. At the time of writing, they're teaming up with the Cheese Truck for this monster, but we've already got eyes on their next.

This time they'll be teaming up with Mother Clucker for a special chicken burger. It's Mother Clucker’s signature free-range buttermilk fried chicken and homemade pepper sauce and that…

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Momo gets a big revamp for its 23rd year - and a destination cocktail bar

We may be seeing a slowdown in restaurant openings in London at the moment, but there are also some classic restaurants that are still going very strong indeed. And one of them is Momo in Mayfair, which is celebrating its 23rd year serving up Moroccan cuisine with a huge makeover. They've had Mourad Mazouz in (sketch) to spruce the place up with a brand new interior (pictured above) as…

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Test Driving Adam Handling Chelsea - high-end cuisine (with chicken butter) in Chelsea

Adam Handling has just opened his third restaurant in London - this time as part of the fancy Belmond Cadogan hotel. We hed down for a look. …

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Hot Dinners celebrate the 5th annual Murphia List with a party at The Marylebone

To celebrate the publication of our fifth annual Murphia List - showcasing the most influential Irish people working in London's food and drink scene - Hot Dinners had quite a shindig this week. We took over NUMBER SIX at The Marylebone hotel - one of the rather beautiful event spaces within the hotel (which is part of the Doyle Collection) - and filled it with all manner of folk intent on having…

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The Scotch Egg Challenge 2019 shortlist is revealed

The Scotch Egg Challenge has become one of the highlights of London's food calendar. If you've somehow been unaware of it until now, let us educate you. Essentially, it sees some of London's top chefs descend on a pub for one night to produce what can be argued are the very best scotch eggs in London. These are all put to a jury who decide upon who to give one of London's most sought-afterawards.…

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Sam's Riverside will be the destination restaurant at Riverside Studios by Hammersmith Bridge - updated

West London restaurateur Sam Harrison is back with a destination riverfront restaurant by Hammersmith Bridge which is part of the multimillion Riverside Studios redevelopment.…

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Homeboy in Islington has London's smallest Irish pub and it's perfect for St Patrick's Day

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If you think there's truth in the phrase that good things come in small packages, then a delight awaits you at a new bar on Islington's Essex Road. On the face of it, Homeboy is a modern Irish cocktail bar. But, if you head through to the back of the bar, you'll find a diminutive treat - what's being billed as London's Smallest Irish Pub. The speakeasy-style pub is hidden in a…

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Kare Kurry is a Japanese curry house in Piccadilly

This is a new grab and go Japanese curry spot, from the head chef behind Shoryu Ramen's curries. Expect their curry sauce to be at the centre of the menu with an array of toppings. …

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