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Test Driving Harry's Bar - the perfect shoppers' retreat off Oxford Street

Providing a blissful bolthole to weary shoppers - Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings hits the spot once more.

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Test Driving Orasay - Jackson Boxer does seafood in Notting Hill

Jackson Boxer (St Leonards) comes to Notting Hill for his next restaurant, a seafood spot influenced by The Hebrides. We head west for a look.…

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Test Driving Mortimer House Kitchen - a modern menu that reflects what Londoners really want to eat

Former L'anima chef Lello Favuzzi has returned from his travels to bring a mixture of Italian and middle eastern inspiration to this Fitzrovia kitchen…

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Test Driving Adam Handling Chelsea - high-end cuisine (with chicken butter) in Chelsea

Adam Handling has just opened his third restaurant in London - this time as part of the fancy Belmond Cadogan hotel. We hed down for a look. …

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A modern approach to Turkish cooking - Test Driving Yeni in Soho

Yeni sees a top Turkish chef open in the heart of Soho. We head down to take a look.  …

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Test Driving the afternoon tea at Fortnum's Royal Exchange outpost

Afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason is a British institution. And now they're serving it up in the City too. We pop in to take a look. …

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Test driving Kaia's all-you-can-eat Sunday sushi brunch at The Ned

Londoners do love an all-you-can-eat brunch and the new sushi one at Kaia at The Ned is a doozy.…

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Test Driving Top Cuvee in Highbury - a top team for a new neighbourhood spot

With wine as its focus, but some cracking cocktails as well, this neighbourhood small plates spot is a welcome addition to the area.…

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Test Driving Mariage Freres - Parisian tea salon lands in Covent Garden

This Paris institution opened fairly under the radar before Christmas. After trying breakfast here - and being dazzled by how fab the whole place looks, we reckon more people need to know about it.…

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