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Test Driving Circolo Popolare - the Big Mamma team go even bigger in Fitzrovia

First came Gloria, now Big Mamma have brought us Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia. We popped in for a first look - it's mad as ever, but backed up by great food.

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Doing the double - Test Driving Every Cloud and Silver Lining in Hackney

A top cocktail bar and casual dining room side by side provide the perfect evening out in East London.…

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Holborn's new Dream Team - we Test Drive Gezellig

They've flourished in pop-ups and residencies and now Gezellig have launched a permanent restaurant in the old Holborn Town Hall building. We went in to try it out. …

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All aboard - we embark on The Grand Duchess for Cornish seafood and sparkling wine at Paddington

From the same team as the London Shell Co. this boat may not be going anywhere, but the food transports you to the British seaside.…

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Test Driving Darby's - the Dairy gets fancy in Vauxhall

The people behind The Dairy have opened their new restaurant and bar, Darby's in Vauxhall. We head along to take a look at their fancy new space.…

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Test Driving Tayer and Elementary - cocktails, sandos and more are a winning combination

The holder of the best bar in the world for four years and the TA TA Eatery team have joined forces on Old Street. We went down for cocktails, sandos and much more.…

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Baking the NYC way - we Test Drive Bread Ahead's New York baking class

Bagels, pretzels, hot dogs and more - we head over to Chelsea to bake our own bread at the Bread Ahead Bakery School. …

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Test Driving Bob Bob Cite - a shiny City palace of fine wines and 'country' French cooking

The much-anticipated sequel to Bob Bob Ricard has opened in the City with Eric Chavot at the helm. We went to see how the millions have been spent.…

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Test Driving the Guinea Grill's breakfast menu - all you could ever want from a cooked breakfast

The Guinea Grill already has a great reputation for steaks and more grilled meats. But how does that translate to breakfast? We went along to find out. …

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We head up to the first night of Tom Kerridge's 2019 Pub in the Park

With all the food festivals happening around Britain this summer (and there are a LOT of them), it's pretty hard to launch a new one from scratch, and to make it stand out from the crowd. But when you're a Michelin-starred chef with all manner of book and TV deals and a burgeoning restaurant and pub empire, maybe these things just come easier to you.

Tom Kerridge first launched his Pub in the Par…

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