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Crosstown are bringing their doughnuts to Hammersmith

The last few years have seen Crosstown Doughnuts expanding all across London and they're getting ready to open their latest outpost. This will be their Hammersmith branch - and is also the first time they've appeared in West London. So, if you're a fan of their sourdough doughnuts and you live or work in Hammersmith, this one's for you. 

But it's not just Hammersmith that's getting a dose of…

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Test Driving The French House in Soho with Neil Borthwick in command

 

Neil Borthwick has taken over the kitchen at The French House and is getting rave reviews. We popped down to check out the menu. …

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Lucknow Social on Maddox Street will be the new restaurant from the Dum Biryani team

Inspired by the Lucknow region's Awadhi cooking, chef and restaurateur Dhruv Mittal is opening a restaurant with all manner of biryanis, kebabs and lunchtime quick bites.…

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5 reasons to try new American restaurant POTUS

London's latest American import is this new riverside restaurant serving up all manner of USA treats.…

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Master Wei in Bloomsbury will be the first solo restaurant from Xi'an Impression chef Guirong Wei

The chef behind popular Chinese restaurant Xi'an Impression is opening her first solo restaurant. In a tweet today, the Sunday Times restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin drew attention to a new opening called Master Wei. 

The hoarding flags up a new restaurant that's coming soon serving up Xi'an cuisine, headed up by chef Guirong Wei who co-owns Xi'an Impression with her husband. She's take…

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W12 Studios in White City is the next high-end food court in London

The latest addition to the BBC studios redevelopment in White City, W12 studios is bringing a series of rotating kitchens and a big new bar to the area. …

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Camden Market is getting an Italian Alley by the canal

 

It's all change at Camden Market this year. We already knew about the huge new Hawley Wharf development that's planned for this summer but now we're hearing about a new section of the market, to be called Italian Alley. Essentially it's a grab and graze style affair, celebrating Italian cuisine. 

The Alley has just got the approval to go ahead - something with some residents aren'…

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Chapel Down Gin Works has arrived in King's Cross

Chapel Down - best known as an English vineyard - have come to London with a new focus on their own gin. This bar and restaurant takes up prime position overlooking the canal in King's Cross and there's some great alfresco space planned too. …

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A fried chicken and eyeliner pop-up is coming to Shoreditch

 

Well, this is a collaboration we weren't quite expecting. The latest pop-up to hit Shoreditch is a mash-up of fried chicken wings and eyeliner - courtesy of Mother Clucker and Benefit Cosmetics. 

The mind slightly boggles, but in the store - called JUST Wing IT - we're told that you'll be able to pop in, order your wings and get a demo of the liquid matte eyeliner while you're sna…

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Secret Samosa Club are bringing cheeseburger samosas to Borough

Chef Rick Matharu and winner of Food Network's Recipe to Riches first brought his homestyle Punjabi-Canadian cuisine to Canadians back in 2015. His fusion twist on classics like masala chaat fries and butter chicken mac 'n' cheese won them legions of fans - including the PM Justin Trudeau.

Last summer he started popping up around London and next up is a two week pop-up at the Great Guns Social in…

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My Million Pound menu is back - and here's who we know is taking part...

Last year's Million Pound Menu was a big success - so much so that BBC is bringing it back for a new series due next year (with the added "My" in front of the name).

If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it sees Fred Sirieix mentoring restaurants with a view to getting investment from key backers. Each week saw two restaurants open in Manchester on two days - one day was the soft launch, the nex…

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Test Driving the Wild Pasta menu at The Ninth on Charlotte Street

Knowing how much Londoners love their pasta, we popped along to Jun Tanaka's Fitzrovian restaurant to check out his new seasonal menu.…

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Moio in Stoke Newington is aiming for modern European cooking with a great wine pairing

Moio restaurant on Stoke Newington High Street is a collaboration between a chef and sommelier who most recently worked together at Portland restaurant as chef and sommelier. Expect a modern European menu with a big focus on matching wines with it. …

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Emilia's is bringing their fresh pasta to Aldgate

The original Emilia's Crafted Pasta in St Katharine's Docks was among the first of the new breed of simple, fresh, well-made and affordable pasta restaurants in London. Now they're expanding with a new restaurant in Aldgate.…

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Spiritland Festival Hall is a new all day (and late night) South Bank spot

Spiritland's new Festival Hall digs gives as much importance to what's playing and how it sounds as what's being served up. Oh and it's open very late too. …

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