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Mr Ji on Old Compton Street brings in TĀ TĀ Eatery team for new Taiwanese menu

Inspired by trips to Taipei, Mr Ji's founder has teamed up with the TĀ TĀ Eatery team to level up his Taiwanese fried chicken restaurant on Soho's Old Compton Street.

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The Connaught unveils a brand new Patisserie (with a River Cafe dessert)

While you may not be able to have a martini at the Connaught Bar after 10pm, the hotel has just unveiled something new for the daytime - a brand new patisserie. It's on the side of the building on Mount Street with its own entrance, meaning you can pop in and pick up Connaught cakes and patisseries all day long.

It's both eat-in and takeaway and they'll be featuring 10 seasonal patisseries, inclu…

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Test Driving Amazonico - a wonderfully over-the-top Berkeley Square treat

This very extra Mayfair restaurant serves up sushi, steak and great times as an added bonus. We put on our glad rags and joined the Mayfair set for the night.…

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The Ned launches a new Electric Bar & Diner in the City

The City may be slow at getting back to work, but The Ned has been busy getting back up to speed - even re-launching its unlimited Sunday buffet. And now, taking over the space that used to hold Zobler's and Cafe Sou is a brand new Electric Bar & Diner. 

Electric Diner has already proven popular for Soho House in Portobello and the City branch will follow the same approach of classic Ame…

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Joy at Portobello and JKS launch new delivery services with Pastaio, Gymkhana and more

With the uncertainty of Covid restrictions over the next few months, we're seeing more restaurants embracing delivery as a more or less permanent back-up for the foreseeable future. The most recent to enter the ring are from JKS group (Gymkhana) and Stevie Parle's Joy at Portobello. 

Starting with JKS - they're launching The Ambassador General Store which is a team-up from Gymkhana, Brigadie…

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Rudies are bringing their Jerk Shack to Brixton Village

Rudie's have already built up a big following in both Shoreditch and Borough Market, but this will be their first main restaurant. Jamaican jerk chicken will be at the centre of the menu.…

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WC find a new Water Closet to convert into a wine bar in Bloomsbury

After success with their first loo-turned-wine-bar in Clapham, WC are at it again. This time they're renovating a Victorian loo in Bloomsbury to become their second wine bar. …

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Behind is a new chef's table restaurant for London Fields

Andy Beynon, former development chef for Jason Atherton, is opening his own restaurant in London Fields which is all centred around the workings of the kitchen.…

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The Italians wine bar and bistro heads to Marylebone's Devonshire Street

The team behind Chiswick deli and pizzeria, The Italians, are preparing for a Marylebone opening this winter. The Italians' new home on Devonshire Street will be a wine bar and bistro.

As with their Chiswick site, the key thing will be the sourcing of top drawer Italian food and drink. The all Italian wine list will change seasonally and there'll be loads available by the glass. They'll be b…

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Ollie Dabbous' Hideaway finds a permanent place on Mount Street in Mayfair

Over the past two years, Hide's 'diffusion range' - a cafe called Hideaway - has been popping up in various locations - first in the Burlington Arcade and then, for a longer period, down at Chelsea Barracks. Now Ollie Dabbous and his team are getting ready to open it in a permanent spot on Mount Street.

The cafe will take over the spot previously occupied by the Mount Street Deli. Open all day an…

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Tom Cenci talks Grass-Fed Irish Beef and his new Stoney Street residency

Tom Cenci is about to kick off a three-month residency at Stoney Street and he's teaming up with grass-fed Irish beef for the menu. We caught up with him to find out more. …

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Test Driving Townsend - modern British in Whitechapel with a menu to linger over

Townsend has been creating quite a name for itself both in the Whitechapel Gallery and with its delivery service. We went to try out the modern British restaurant. …

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Dalston's Snackbar launches a comfort food delivery service

Freddie Janssen's Dalston cafe Snackbar has been a big hit since it opened last year, and they've continued to evolve with the pandemic, launching a Snackbar delivery service just a day after the lockdown. Now they've completely reworked that as a permanent part of the cafe - called Snackbar at Home. 

It's specifically designed for those people working from home - that's most of us, then - a…

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Patty & Bun and Shake Shack team up for the ultimate burger kit

It's no secret that we're big fans of the boom in DIY burger kits - having made some truly excellent burger at home over the past six months thanks to this trend. And now two of London's burger titans team up for an epic DIY burger kit mash-up. 

Patty & Bun (who led the burger kit revolution) are teaming up with Shake Shack for the Patty Shack DIY Kit. Combining the best of both bur…

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Alter gears up for a six month vegan residency at Leman Locke in Aldgate

They already had a successful stint at (now closed) Counter Culture in Clapham, but now Alter from Andy Hogben (previously Dabbous, Som Saa and Kym's) is kicking off a new six-month residency in Aldgate's Leman Locke aparthotel. The vegan residency will be setting up there for six months in the Shaman restaurant. Leman Locke is from the same company as Bermonds Locke where The Dairy is - so…

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