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Dank Van American sandwiches shouldn't be Kentish Town's secret

Updated 18/5/18 with new dates

Down a tiny alley in Kentish Town, barely a few steps away from the Pret and Greggs on the High Street, you'll find Dank Van. No, it's not an unpleasantly damp and cold motor vehicle - rather a street food purveyor of splendid American sandwiches. It's the brainchild of US chef Jason Winther, who lives on the mews and thought he'd see if there was a market for reall…

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Arthur's Cafe in Dalston is closing for good

"Arthur’s has never closed, not even when bombs rained all around. Every weekday on the dot of 7am, the doors open and the faithful flood in."

Sadly, the words that the then-Guardian restaurant reviewer Marina O'Loughlin wrote in her love letter to Dalston cafe Arthur's will seem pretty poignant next week when the Kingsland Road spot serves its last fry-up, after the death of founder Arthur earli…

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The Newman Arms reopens with a pie menu and downstairs snugs

It's always a worry when any central London pub closes its doors, ostensibly to be renovated. So when The Newman Arms shut a year or so ago to have the upstairs section turned into flats, the chances that this historic pub, which had been a popular spot for foodie pop-ups more recently, would ever reopen seemed pretty bleak.

So we're particularly pleased to see that not only is it remaining a pub…

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FOLD bring their NY style pizzas to London Fields' Monohaus building

This new London Fields pizzeria is the second UK branch of New York–style pizza chain FOLD. They bill their pizzas as large, thin crust, hand tossed, wide slices that are made for folding and stuffing in your mouth.…

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Native are moving to Flatiron Square from Covent Garden

Last week, we were a little concerned to see Covent Garden restaurant Native announcing that they were closing down due to planning permission being declined.

But the good news is that they already have a new home to go to. Today they've announced they'll be moving into bigger, better premises over at Flat Iron Square. The new space will have twice the capacity of their current spot and there'll…

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London's best mood-enhancing dishes, according to Max Halley

Max Halley, of Max's Sandwich Shop fame, shares his favourite mood-enhancing dishes to order in London.…

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Tom Oldroyd is opening The Duke of Richmond pub and dining room in Hackney

Tom Oldroyd's follow-up project to his neighbourhood restaurant in Islington will be a Hackney pub serving up French dishes created with British seasonal produce and he has serious plans for a Sunday roast too.…

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Dalston fave Jones and Sons is coming to Islington with a second restaurant

With five years of success in Dalston under their belt, it's now time for Jones & Sons to expand. They're coming to Angel - you can expect a damned good Sunday lunch and more...…

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Huge Ichiba Japanese food hall planned for Westfield London

There’ll be space for 200 to dine in at Ichiba, the enormous new Japanese food hall that’s springing up as part of Westfield’s regeneration. It’ll be providing hefty amounts of traditional Japanese cuisine, plus sakes, baked foods, ingredients to take home and cooking demos.…

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Huckster brings pizza, burgers, wonton soup, bubble waffles and more to Paddington Central

Paddington Central's latest new offering is a collection of brand new street food all under one NYC 80's inspired roof. And there's a karaoke bar too.…

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Henrietta Bistro will take over from Ollie Dabbous at the Henrietta Hotel

As Ollie Dabbous focuses his attention on his new restaurant Hide, the boutique hotel where he ran Henrietta will now be opening a more informal restaurant with the former Head Chef of Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels at the helm.…

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Sam's Riverside will be the destination restaurant at Riverside Studios by Hammersmith Bridge

West London restaurateur Sam Harrison is back with a destination riverfront restaurant by Hammersmith Bridge which is part of the multimillion Riverside Studios redevelopment.…

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Brother Marcus are bringing their brunches and more to Islington's Camden Passage

Having built up a loyal following in Balham for their combo of top brunches, Brother Marcus are hoping that formula together with a new menu of Mediterranean small plates and cocktails does equally well in North London.…

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Blondies Kitchen are popping up in Carnaby with soft serve milk ice cream and cookies

To us, very little says summer more than soft-serve ice cream (or just "soft ice cream" as we used to know it). So we're very much looking forward to the next pop-up from Blondies Kitchen, which takes their usual milk and cookies offering to the next level. 

They'll be serving up the soft serve ice cream - made with Jersey milk and Guernsey cream - combined with a cookie topping (and th…

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Test Driving Stem - the latest from Neo and Anglo hits Mayfair

Mark Jarvis, the man behind Anglo and Neo Bistro has opened his third restaurant in the heart of Mayfair. We went along to try out Stem. …

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