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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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Test Driving Caractere in Notting Hill

Emily Roux and former Le Gavroche Head chef Diego Ferrari are the husband and wife team behind this Notting Hill restaurant. We head down to check it out.…

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Test Driving Hicce at Coal Drops Yard - built for sharing

Former Murano head chef Pip Lacey has gone it alone with a new restaurant overlooking Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. We check it out. …

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Test Driving Gridiron London - The old Met Bar gets a new life

The replacement for the Met Bar features an array of top food and drink names at Gridiron. We head over to take a look. …

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Kitchen W8 has had a big revamp - we take a look

This classic Kensington restaurant is about to turn 10 years old. It's had a complete refurb, so we popped down for a look and to try the autumn menu.…

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