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Biff's Jack Shack brings deep-fried jackfruit burgers and more to Boxpark Shoreditch

Summing it all up: A permanent set up for Biff’s Jack Shack at Boxpark Shoreditch, with a range of deep-fried jackfruit burgers, wings and sides.

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Nutshell is an Iranian restaurant in Covent Garden with an ex-Noma chef in charge

Ex Noma and Greenhouse chef Leonardo Pereira is opening his own restaurant in Covent Garden where he'll be exploring his take on Iranian cuisine (and cocktails). …

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Hotbox's Chuck Burger comes to The Big Chill in King's Cross

Chuck Burger, the patty-centric spin-off from the Hotbox team, is taking up a new residency at Big Chill in Kings Cross this November. Located just a stone’s throw from Honest Burger, and not far from MEATLiquor, the area now has some superb burger offerings.

Chuck’s menu will have many of the old favourites including the signature 'Devil Burger', a 28 day dry aged beef patty with grilled jalapeñ…

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Test of Time - we make a return visit to Polpetto

Polpetto now has an ex River Cafe chef in the kitchen. We made a return visit to see how the arrival of Anthea Stephenson has changed things at this Soho spot. …

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Eric Chavot is the chef at Bob Bob Cité in the Leadenhall Building

Soho's iconic restaurant Bob Bob Ricard is opening a second place on the third floor of the Cheesegrater and they've got a top chef to head up the operation…

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Angelo Sato brings Shokuji to Bermondsey with Omoide

He used to be the head chef at Restaurant Story and now Angelo Sato's gone in a very different direction with his own place Omoide. Expect the very best Japanese rice bowls.…

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Breddos revamp their Soho basement to create their new taco and margarita bar

News reaches us of the transformation of Breddos' basement area into their brand new taco and margarita bar, Cocteleria. For all your Soho Margarita needs - this could be the place to be...

The subterranean area has had something of a revamp and they're bringing in a new menu to go with that. Frozen margaritas will be on the menu, of course, and if you can tear yourselves away from those, ot…

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The Jellied Eel brings cocktail and croquetas to Walthamstow

Two Walthamstow locals, Paul Jellis and Charlie Westover are behind this winter pop-up focused entirely on cocktails and deep-fried croquetas.

Having sat on the judging panel for London’s annual Croquetas Challenge for the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to eat some incredible creations. It’s a safe bet then that anything involving deep fried golden croquetas has immediate…

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Pucci comes to Mayfair with inspiration from the classic Pucci Pizza

Tilly Turbett (ex-Gordon Ramsay group) will lead the kitchen at Pucci, cooking small plates and pizza at this new spot on Maddox Street.…

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Test Driving Black Cod and Wagyu - the Burger and Lobster folk democratise more food

The people behind Burger and Lobster are back with another money-saving deal. This time try the very luxe black cod and wagyu beef at affordable prices. We head down to try them for ourselves. …

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Test Driving Jollibee - the Filipino fried chicken chain arrives in London's Earl's Court

It's insanely popular with expat Filipinos the world over - now fried chicken chain Jollibee has opened in London's Earl's Court - we went to try it out.…

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Italian bar and cafe Norris is popping up in St James's Market for six months

Some time ago, Salt Yard's Veneta shut its doors in the relatively new St James's Market and we've been wondering what was going to take its place. Now we have our answer with the launch of a six-month residency in that very spot called Norris. 

By day it's a cafe and in the evening a bar (with people from Mortons, Soho House and Dean Street Townhouse). We think that St James's Market was ba…

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Redemption Bar brings their health-conscious food and drinks to Covent Garden

This is the third Redemption Bar to hit London, which focuses on healthy eating, including lots of vegan and gluten-free options. And there's an alcohol-free cocktail bar on top of that. …

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Happy Face and SUPERMAX promise pizza and late night cocktails for King's Cross

The team behind Spiritland are opening their second King's Cross venue over on Handyside Street, featuring a ground level pizza restaurant and basement late night licence cocktail bar.…

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Andina Bakery put on an evening tapas menu with wine by Noble Rot

Well, what a treat for West Londoners. We hear that Andina Bakery over on Westbourne Grove is gearing up to open in the evenings with a rather special offering.

The Peruvian bakery has teamed up with Keeling Andrew & Co, the new wine import company set up by the founders of Noble Rot. They'll be creating a series of tapas to go along with a weekly changing wine list, with dishes like:

  • Pork s…

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