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  • lucabar

    London is awash with collaboration menus and cocktail pop-ups, but one coming to Clerkenwell next month sounds particularly noteworthy.

    MARTINI are joining up with Italian restaurant LUCA for a month long aperitivo festival and the food sounds every bit as amazing as the drinks they'll be serving to go with them. They've roped in Michelin-starred Head Chef Matteo Baronetto of Turin’s Del Cambio, one of Italy’s oldest restaurants. Matteo has, in turn, worked with LUCA

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  • mcdonaldsrest

    Earlier this year they hit the news for turning their Newcastle restaurant into a romantic dinner a deux destination. Now McDonald's are transforming their High Street Kensington branch into a reservation-only restaurant.

    The whole thing is to launch the roll-out of the

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  • Guest bartenders with guest bottles pop up at the ICA's Rochelle Canteen

     The next time you find yourself slap-bang in central London and in need of some alcoholic refreshment, get yourself down to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, which is teaming up with some of our favourite bars to dish out “unusual spirits and one-off libations." 

    The ICA’s Rochelle Canteen will be hosting bartenders from Quo Vadis, Ladies & Gentlemen and Untitled Bar on four

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  • chukutapas

    Nigerian food is about to have a well-deserved moment in the spotlight with the arrival of Chuku's, a sibling-run pop-up in Hackney who’ll be dishing up Nigerian tapas for five weeks, before moving to a more permanent site.

    They’ll be turning out a blend of authentic dishes with a contemporary twist, like Jollof Quinoa, sweet Plantain Waffles and a savoury vegan Moi Moi black-eyed bean tart. There are quite a lot of vegan options actually - we counted

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  • Licoreria Limantour, Latin America’s best bar, pops up at 34 Mayfair

    Top Mexican bar Licoreria Limantour is temporarily popping up in Mayfair this August. It'll be taking over 34 Mayfair's artsy Emin Room, turning it into 34 Mexico for five nights.

    As one of the World‘s 50 Best Bars, and the holder of the not-inconsiderable title of

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  • BASTARDA is the new project from a NUALA sommelier and chef

    Some intriguing news today from Honey Spencer (Sager + Wilde, Noma Mexico and Australia, NUALA) and Anaïs Van Manen (Bones, Import Export CAM - Paris, Trullo, NUALA). The duo has teamed up to create BASTARDA, a new project that they’ll be launching at Hackney Wick’s Giant Steps on 28 July for one weekend only.

    The new concept is a bit of a mishmash - “a totally unique series of intelligent collaborations between

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  • Try vegan freakshakes and milkshakes at Byron Burgers pop-up

    Top news for vegans with a sweet tooth - Byron Burgers are launching a new pop-up milkshake bar that’s 100% vegan, running for 10 days just outside Oxford Circus Tube. They’ll be churning out all manner of extra-thick milkshakes, that are dairy-free and vegan-friendly, including some everyone's favourite calorie bomb, the freakshake, with customisable toppings. And if you’re not sure what a freakshake is,

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  • endoberkeley

    Ahead of the opening of his upcoming restaurant at White City, sushi master Endo Kazutoshi is going to be popping up at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge this summer. Kazutoshi - who used to run all things sushi at the Zuma group, and whose White City restaurant will seat just 15 - is going even more exclusive with his Berkeley popup.

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  • cubclub1

    If, like us, you consider al fresco dining to be the pinnacle of a London summer, then Cub’s series of Secret Garden Supper clubs are an event you won’t want to miss. Scheduled for dates in July and August, the sustainability-focused restaurant is taking their experience outdoors with a series of Sunday supper club events held in community gardens across London.

    To find out more, we stopped by their first event last Sunday. The ‘secret’ aspect of the supper clubs

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  • Burger and Lobster are popping up at Fulham's little Blue Door for a week of lobster-enhanced dishes

    Fancy a week of lobster goodness in Fulham this month? Then the team-up between Burger and Lobster and The Little Blue Door (the place that's based on "a fictional flatshare between friends") will be just what you need. 

    Burger and Lobster will be popping up there for a week (from 18 July) and you'll be able to feel their influence with many new

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  • alfresco

    We've done the legwork for you with everything you need for a great summer from the new alfresco spots for eating and drinking, great takeaway picnics and ice-cream specials to look out for on sweltering days.

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  • Try glow-in-the-dark ice cream and inhale vanilla fog at SCOOP from Bompas & Parr

    South London Willy Wonkas Bompas & Parr are at it again, this time with a seasonal ice-cream exhibition in King’s Cross that celebrates the dessert - with more than a few immersive installations.

    SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream will be settling in for a summer residency at Gasholders London in King’s Cross. Inside, you’ll be able to marvel at all kinds of ice-cream ephemera as you

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  • wotsit

    From Wotsit dust to queue-jumping, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...

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  • deeppan

    If you've never been to Chicago to try their deep pan pizza, then get ready - it's coming to you. London pizzeria Pizza Pilgrims have teamed up with the Windy City's famous deep pan pizza guys Gino’s East allowing them to take over their West India Quay restaurant for just one weekend.

    Renowned for their deep pan pizzas since first setting up in 1966, Gino’s East usually has queues down the block at any of its Chicago restaurants. They're bringing chefs over from the

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  • risotto

    If you don't have the budget or enough days holiday to take to do a gastro tour of Italy this year, an upcoming event at Selfridges will do the job instead.

    The newly-opened rooftop restaurant Alto by San Carlo is throwing one heck of a dinner in June where the chefs from five top Italian restaurants are popping up for just one night. All in all, there'll be seven Michelin-stars at the restaurant that night who have been gathered together by the Italian

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