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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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Hicce in Coal Drops Yard will be former Murano Head chef Pip Lacey's first restaurant

Very relaxed is how the former Murano Head Chef Pip Lacey describes her new King's Cross restaurant, which will sit in the top floor of concept store Wolf & Badger with a terrace overlooking Coal Drops Yard.…

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Soho House are opening Cecconi's East at their new Redchurch Townhouse

Expect a bit of Italian pizzazz as Soho House open their Redchurch Townhouse hotel complete with Cecconi's East on the ground floor, just a street away from Shoreditch House.…

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London responds to New York Times feature that we were all eating porridge and mutton ten years ago

Well you've got to hand it to the New York Times. We're not sure how many people might have read this week's piece on eating out in London, had it not been for this headline.

Beyond Porridge and Boiled Mutton: A Taste of London

Seems that writer and Washington resident Robert Drapers was simply ASTONISHED that the London eating out scene had progressed beyond feeding folk who were "devotees of po…

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The Barrel Vault will be Wetherspoon's huge new pub at St Pancras

Ousting the old M&S which looked out on to Pancras Road, this huge new Wetherspoons is going to have room for hundreds of thirsty commuters.…

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The Naturalist at Woodberry Down is Manor House's newest pub

The huge new Woodberry Down development by Manor House now has its own pub. The Naturalist will be open all day and is setting itself up to offer a mean weekend brunch and Sunday lunch.…

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Crispin in Spitalfields has simple, seasonal food from the Lundenwic duo

The duo behind the Lundenwic coffee shop and Borough Market’s Scotchtails take things to the next level with their latest project, an all-day eatery housed in an East London ‘zinc and glass kite’, with low intervention wines, local produce and even a ‘listening bar’.…

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St John Bakery are opening a permanent shop in Neal's Yard

Everyone's favourite custard doughnut purveyor is setting up a permanent shop in Covent Garden, taking over the old Native site in Neal's Yard.…

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Old Compton Brasserie will pay homage to Soho's past with cocktails named after Paul Raymond and Regina Fong

With a cocktail list by Matt Whiley and a breakfast menu that includes a special breakfast pot pie, we're intrigued by the arrival of this large new all day brasserie.…

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KERB is coming to Crouch End and Peckham, mixing street food and food market for KERB X

 

If you've been a fan of the various KERB street food markets across town, then you'll definitely be interested on what's coming next. They're getting ready to launch KERB X - which sees them mixing their street food know-how with a new Saturday market - on opposite sides of town. 

First up, launching on 25 August is KERB X Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End. This one is part of the r…

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The Beaumont afternoon tea has a cake trolley to die for

It wouldn't be right to end National Afternoon Tea Week without at least trying something served on china and accompanied by a lovely pot of Darjeeling. So Hot Dinners headed off to The Beaumont yesterday to check out their latest wheeze.

As you might expect from anywhere run by Messrs Corbin & King, attention to detail is all. And the new cake trolley that debuted a few weeks ago at this May…

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Stockwell Continental is now selling wine in cartons. This is a good thing

On tap wine is on the rise in London and many businesses are going to a lot of effort to ensure folk can all drink affordable, quality wine whilst reducing the environmental footprint caused by bottles.

Now Stockwell Continental café, bar and pizzeria from the team behind The Canton Arms has come up with an innovative new way of selling its keg wine.

Having just joined Uber Eats they realized the…

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Jollibee is coming to London and here's why you should be excited about it

The hugely popular Filipino fast food chain is opening its first UK branch in London this Autumn. We look at why that's a big deal.

Their fried chicken is supposedly AMAZING

American food blog Food Beast voted Jollibee's Chicken Joy the third best fried chicken in the US last year

They say that the key USP is the gravy "packed with flavors of onion and celery that is absolutely ethereal. You almo…

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Free Nando's and more on offer for anyone picking up A-level results today

If you're collecting your A-Level results today the good news is that various London restaurants are jumping in to make the day a bit more bearable for you.

Key among those is Nando's who are promising any teenager who comes in showing their result papers, along with a form of ID, a free dish. On offer is a free quarter chicken, or Fire-starter, or you could go for a free spicy mixed olives or hu…

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