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Test Driving Gunpowder Tower Bridge - Indian small plates make an impression south of the river

The latest addition to the growing number of interesting restaurants at Tower Bridge is the second Gunpowder, serving up Indian small plates. We head down for a look.

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The Beaumont afternoon tea has a cake trolley to die for

It wouldn't be right to end National Afternoon Tea Week without at least trying something served on china and accompanied by a lovely pot of Darjeeling. So Hot Dinners headed off to The Beaumont yesterday to check out their latest wheeze.

As you might expect from anywhere run by Messrs Corbin & King, attention to detail is all. And the new cake trolley that debuted a few weeks ago at this May…

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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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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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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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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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Test Driving Kyseri in Fitzrovia - another Turkish winner from the people behind Oklava

Laura Christie and Selin Kiazim already have success in Shoreditch with Oklava - and now they've brought their take on Turkish cuisine to Fitzrovia with Kyseri. We went down to try it out. …

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Test Driving Gazelle Mayfair - Tony Conigliaro's bar and restaurant that's like a private members' club open to all

Tony Conigliaro has opened a bar and restaurant in Mayfair that's an evolution of the food and drink at Dalston's Untitled, but in a far swankier setting. We head down for a look.  …

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Beef and Champagne - we test drive Charles Heidsieck's new summer pairing at Great Fosters

Charles Heidseick champagne has joined forces with Surrey hotel Great Fosters for the perfect summer dish paired with their Champagne.…

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Test Driving Sambal Shiok - a laksa bar and much more on Holloway Road

Mandy Yin's popular pop-up has finally settled down in permanent digs on Holloway Road. We went to see why everyone's raving about her laksas.…

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