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Test Driving Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen - Filipino food in Hackney from the former BBQ Dreamz

Once they were BBQ Dreamz and now they're focused on their Filipino cuisine. We head up to Hackney Road to try Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen.

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Test Driving Ned's Feast - unlimited Sunday lunch in the City

The Ned has an unlimited Sunday lunch that frankly dwarfs the competition, with unlimited roasts, oysters, lobsters and more. It's already one of the hardest for Londoners to get a table at - so we went to find out why.…

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Test Driving The Northall - where a bit of luxury never goes amiss

The second restaurant at the Corinthia London is far from an also-ran as chef Andre Garrett proves with his seasonal, luxury take on the best of British and European produce.…

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Test Driving Ampéli - Eastern Med food and Greek wines in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia has a new Eastern-Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the shape of Ampeli - and it has a pretty decent Greek wine list too. We head over to try it out.  …

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Test Driving Paradise in Soho - hot in every sense of the word

Taking over the old Spuntino site, this new Sri Lankan spot feels like instant hit material with everything from the decor and snacks to drinks channelling Columbo via East London.…

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Test Driving Borough Market Kitchen - the market's open-air food court

 

It's the latest big addition to Borough Market and sees them edging into the food hall arena, with Elizabeth Haigh's Mei Mei, Brindisa and more all taking part. We head down for a look.…

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Test Driving Bubala - a Hot Dinners readers' favourite in Spitalfields

This plant-based restaurant in Spitalfields is a big hit with Hot Dinners readers - we went to find out why.…

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Test Driving Sussex - The Gladwin Brothers move into Soho

The Gladwin Brothers have already had hits with The Shed, Nutbourne and others - this sees them opening their latest restaurant in Soho. We head down for a look.  …

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Test Driving Barboun - a classy Levantine spot on Great Eastern Street

From the group that brought us Yosma and Hovarda comes Barboun - an all day spot in Shoreditch with food inspired by all things Levantine.…

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Test Driving Pacific  - Shaun Presland's popup at 10 Heddon Street

Aussie chef Shaun Presland is the latest chef to pop up for a residency at 10 Heddon Street. We went along to try his much-vaunted take on sushi. …

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