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Test Driving Blacklock Shoreditch - the one with its own bar

Blacklock's third restaurant, in Shoreditch, turns out to be a light-filled dining room with a cracking cocktail list as well as all manner of meat treats. 

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Test Driving Lino London - industrial chic in EC1

An ex-Dairy head chef leads Lino, an all-day bar and restaurant beside St Bart's. We head down for a look.  …

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Test Driving Roe - a serious seafood treat at Pop Brixton

We take a tour around the British and Irish coast at this small seafood spot with serious ambition at Pop Brixton.…

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We stop by Dandelyan, The World’s Best bar, to sample their final cocktail menu

In case you hadn’t already heard, Dandelyan - recently crowned World’s Best Bar 2018 - is set to close in March 2019. We stopped by to check out their fifth and final menu. …

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Test Driving Goods Office - a hidden-away surprise in Stroud Green

Having moved on from Season and Gilly's Fish Bar, North London restaurateur Neil Gill has partnered with local Emma Rigby to open this Stroud Green neighbourhood hub.…

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We eat all we can in a lunchtime visit to Market Hall Victoria

The second Market Hall brings a host of top-notch food purveyors to Victoria in one handy place. But how does the whole thing work? Let us tell you... …

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Test Driving Brasserie of Light - Caprice Holdings' jawdropping restaurant at Selfridges

London's department store restaurant scene gets a gamechanger in the form of Caprice Holding's gobsmacking new brasserie.…

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Test Driving Ivy in the Park - Caprice Holdings move into Canary Wharf

Taking over the pavilion by Canada Square park, Caprice Holdings have brought a particularly green and verdant iteration of the Ivy to the financial district.…

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Test Driving The Drop - the Harts Group's gem of a wine bar at Coal Drops Yard

London's wine bar scene gets raised a notch with the arrive of the Harts Group new wine bar in King's Cross.…

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Test Driving Core by Clare Smyth - a top-class Michelin-starred lunch

Now with two Michelin stars, Clare Smyth's Notting Hill restaurant is really hitting its stride. We went along to try the lunch menu.…

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