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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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Lyle's, Sabor, Smokestak and more on the line-up for 2018's Auction Against Hunger

Updated 7/8/18 with new date and line-up

This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill. Put a 'meeting' in your google calendar, ward off any colleagues with an 'I'm far too busy to talk right now' look and get ready to buy your tickets to this year's Auction Against Hunger.

It's one of our favourite events in the London foodie calendar, supporting incredibly important charity work, and this y…

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Stokey Veg Vegan will be Stoke Newington's new veggie-focused restaurant

Expect a British/Italian small plates menu from this new vegetarian and vegan restaurant opening up on Stoke Newington High Street…

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McDonald's turns its High Street Kensington branch into a luxury reservations-only pop-up

Earlier this year they hit the news for turning their Newcastle restaurant into a romantic dinner a deux destination. Now McDonald's are transforming their High Street Kensington branch into a reservation-only restaurant.

The whole thing is to launch the roll-out of the burger chain's Signature Collection, and it sounds like it's aimed firmly at the Insta crowd. Anyone who books the VIP experienc…

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Top chefs, mixologists and food suppliers are getting ready to gather at PX+ Festival

The UK’s hospitality industry is getting together for a big celebration this summer at PX+ festival. So if you have a pal in the biz , make sure you give them a nudge about their plus one, which will give you access to all of this and more. That covers everyone from chefs to restaurateurs, food writers and suppliers too.

Unsurprisingly, given the percentage of farmers, butchers, winemakers and ch…

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Test Driving Bancone - a fresh pasta bar for Covent Garden

Bancone is the latest fresh pasta bar to hit London, this time with a Giorgio Locatelli alumnus. We head along for a look.…

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Genesis in Shoreditch will be a vegan restaurant with an organic award by The Soil Association

A new two-storey vegan spot in East London with a lengthy drinks menu, lots of international food and an ingredients list that's so organic, it's certified by the Soil Association. …

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World's most Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

The world's most Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon has died, it was announced today. The 73-year-old chef died in Geneva after a battle with cancer.

At the time of his death Robuchon ran 12 restaurants which between them had 24 Michelin stars, and at one point they had 32 - the most of any chef/restarateur in the world. In 1989, Robuchon was awarded "Chef of the Century" by the French restauran…

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Guest bartenders with guest bottles pop up at the ICA's Rochelle Canteen

 The next time you find yourself slap-bang in central London and in need of some alcoholic refreshment, get yourself down to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, which is teaming up with some of our favourite bars to dish out “unusual spirits and one-off libations." 

The ICA’s Rochelle Canteen will be hosting bartenders from Quo Vadis, Ladies & Gentlemen and Untitled Bar on four date…

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Giggling Squid are bringing their Thai tapas to Kingston-upon-Thames

There'll be space for 120 and a similarly large menu packed with curries, salads, rice, noodles and plenty of little tapas plates for you to sample at Giggling Squid's 28th branch. …

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The summer edition of Cocktails in the City – here’s what you should sip

Cocktails in the City are back again for their summer edition, bringing together 24 of London’s finest cocktail bars and bartenders for their two day festival in Bedford Square Gardens.…

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Burger and Lobster go all luxe KFC with their Double Drown lobster tail sandwich

Most of you will have heard of the Double Down - the KFC burger where the buns are replaced by two fried chicken breasts with bacon sandwiched in-between. It's not the healthiest snack ever made.

Now Burger and Lobster are about to unveil their luxe alternative - the Double Drown (we see what they've done there). It's described as "strips of thick cut, smoked pork complimented with luscious …

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