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The Standard Hotel London announces its first chef appointment - Adam Rawson

News released yesterday that Adam Rawson would be the Executive Chef of The Standard, London is all very interesting, but the devil's in the details isn't it? Looking closely at the press release we were sent, it actually says "Executive Chef of The Standard, London ground floor opening" and that's where things get a little fuzzy.

Because the plans for this hottest of new hotels, The Standard, cl…

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Test Driving Beef and Brew's new East London restaurant

East London has a hot new steakhouse where the steaks don't cost a fortune and the beer is on point - we check out the new Beef & Brew in De Beauvoir.…

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Barino at Westfield London features a former chef from the World's Best Restaurant

Whether you're grabbing avocado and eggs in the morning, or a panini during the day or a Negroni in the evening, this new Italian kiosk at Westfield London aims to be the go-to place for shoppers.…

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James Cochran's new project is 1251, a modern British restaurant in Islington

Michelin-starred James Cochran is going back to his roots with 1251, his new Islington spot where he'll be serving sharing menus, tasting menus and snacks, featuring modern British food, made with Kentish produce (and several nods to his West Indian heritage).…

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Pergola goes permanent with a new glass-covered spot on the roof of Kensington Olympia

The Pergola crowd know a thing or two about rooftops - now they've taken the next step by opening up a greenery-laden year-round spot on the roof of the Olympia, and will be keeping punters warm and dry, without having to forgo the view, thanks to glass walls. 

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Tom Kerridge is opening Kerridge's Bar and Grill at Corinthia Hotel London - updated

His Buckinghamshire pub was the first pub to win two Michelin stars. Now Tom Kerridge is bringing some of that magic to London for his first restaurant in the city…

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A Nordic burger comes to town with Aquavit's Skagen-burger

We do like an impressive-looking burger and this really fits the bill.

The latest to try their hand at burger-skills is Nordic restaurant Aquavit in St James's Market. This is their Skagen-burger. and here's how they describe it:

A hearty beef patty made from the highest quality short rib and skirt beef, topped with traditional shrimp Skagen; a refreshing combination of Norwegian s…

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LUCA team up with Turin chef Matteo Baronetto and MARTINI for one hell of an aperitivo menu

London is awash with collaboration menus and cocktail pop-ups, but one coming to Clerkenwell next month sounds particularly noteworthy.

MARTINI are joining up with Italian restaurant LUCA for a month long aperitivo festival and the food sounds every bit as amazing as the drinks they'll be serving to go with them. They've roped in Michelin-starred Head Chef Matteo Baronetto of Turin’s Del Cambio,…

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Baker Street's Royal China Club is unveiled after a big revamp

The latest of London's classic restaurants to get a big overhaul is The Royal China Club. It's been part of Baker Street for 12 years and now they're just coming out of a big revamp, during which they've taken over the building next door too. 

That next-door takeover now means that they've grown to twice the size - fitting in 180 people. Most of those extra spaces come from the brand new pri…

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Provisioners is coming to Tower Bridge's new boutique hotel, The Dixon, from the man who launched Riding House Cafe

Having opened Riding House Cafe and now runnning Blixen Clive Watson is well able to put together a lovely all day space so hopes for this new Tower Bridge hotel restaurant/cafe are high.…

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London's most Instagrammed spot Elan Cafe is opening at Oxford Circus and Selfridges

The cafe with the pink wall of flowers is expanding with two new central London openings planned for behind Oxford Circus and in Selfridges.…

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Canard are bringing their duck poutine and French burgers to Tooting Market

Burgers and poutine are given a classic French treatment at this Francophile street traders third London opening in Tooting Market.…

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MEATliquor announces Battersea's Northcote Road will be the site of its next burger restaurant

Opening up right next door to Franco Manca, the burger chain that brought you the Dead Hippie and introduced Londoners to the delights of the Jagermiester ripple ice-cream is bringing its burgers to South London. …

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Test Driving Vins in Canonbury - the neighbourhood's wine bar

Tucked away in the heart of Canonbury, Vins is a neighbourhood wine bar with an interesting, ever-evolving menu. We pop by for a look.…

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Southwark's Chinese Food Festival returns with a 14 vendors in a night market setting

It sure is festival season, isn’t it? (And we don’t just mean Boomtown, Wilderness et al.)

We’d only just gotten over WingFest, before starting to gear up for Espresso Martini Fest, London Brunch Fest and PX+ Festival. Now, here’s the news that the Chinese Food Festival is back, returning to Southwark’s little haven of green, Potters Field Park.

This time, they'll be packing i…

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