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Six by Nico sees Scottish chef Nico Simeone heading to London with his six-dish tasting menu

Scottish chef Nico Simeone is heading to London with his concept restaurant, hitting up Fitzrovia with a regularly changing tasting menu.

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London Stock restaurant opens in Wandsworth's Ram Quarter

This new Wandsworth restaurant opened quietly, serving up a British/Asian menu in the new Ram Quarter development (where the Youngs Brewery used to be). …

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Home Office refuses Claude Bosi's application for permanent residence

As we hurtle towards Brexit Day on 31 January, yet another top UK restaurant figure has fallen foul of British immigration rules.

Taking to Instagram this afternoon, Claude Bosi, who heads up the two Michelin-starred restaurant Claude Bosi at Bibendum, revealed that he's had his application for permanent UK residence refused.

"I have been in England for 23 years and today they have send me this,"…

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Tamarind Tiger serves up Indian fast food on Baker Street from the family behind Copper Chimney

London's fast-food scene just got a boost with the opening of a new Indian spot on Baker Street.

Tamarind Tiger is the second London restaurant from the Kapur family - who opened Copper Chimney in Westfield London back in October and run a restaurant empire in India. But while Copper Chimney was from an existing chain, Tamarind Tiger is the first of its kind.

The gist is that you DIY your own dis…

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Holborn Dining Room Pie Room's guest series starts with Tom Kerridge

At this stage, we all know that Calum Franklin at the Holborn Dining Room produces the best pies in London. But sometimes he has to let other people have a go - and that's where his upcoming guest series kicks off. This sees him joining up with a top chef for a new pie collaboration every month - and first in the queue is Tom Kerridge. 

Kerridge will be creating the Steak and Blue Chees…

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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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Tincture is the no-waste bar by Carl Brown under Simplicity Burger

A very promising new cocktail bar is opening right underneath Neil Rankin's Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane. It's led by Carl Brown, best known as former Daru-walla at Dishoom aka “the drinks guy”, their main bar development manager and former YBF winner.

His new bar, Tincture, follows the lead set by Simplicity Burger above, with plant-based and no-waste being a key focus. The cocktails wil…

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Cocotte rotisserie is opening in Parson's Green

After launching in Notting Hill and Hoxton, the next outpost for French rotisserie restaurant Cocotte is Parson's Green. Expect the slow-cooked rotisserie chicken to be the centre of the menu - plus a lot of salads too. …

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The Levan team are opening Larry's, a New York-style all day spot in Peckham

The team that brought us Salon and Levan are opening a second Peckham spot. Larry's is inspired by the corner restaurants and delis of New York.…

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Pachamama announce Chinatown restaurant by insulting Chinatown - updated

It's Restaurant Marketing #101 (not to mention common decency) not to insult the cuisine of the country whose food you're serving up, but that lesson seems to have eluded someone at Pachamama.

In an email sent out to their mailing list yesterday promoting both Chinese New Year, which in 2020 is the Year of the Rat, and their upcoming new Chinese noodle restaurant Yiu Fat Noodle, they've written (…

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Now you can dine by the Spice Girls staircase at St Pancras

If you're after a dining experience with a difference we have just the thing for you. You could say we're telling you what you want, what you really, really want.

The St. Pancras Renaissance has just started offering guests the chance to dine beneath the hotel's famous staircase. Now they'll make a big song and dance about it being "the soul behind Sir George Gilbert Scott’s architectural design"…

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Megan's dog-friendly restaurant is coming to Islington

After success in south and west London, Megan's are opening in the Islington Square development, just off Upper Street. They'll have their usual Mediterranean menu and, of course, will welcome dog owners with open arms. …

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Luciana Berry takes over Mortimer House for a Brazilian feast

Mortimer House has been getting some interesting chefs in for residencies and that looks set to continue as ex-Masterchef Professional Luciana Berry (she reached the semi-final in 2014) takes over in February. 

Berry was brought up in Salvador before moving to London to set up a catering business that specialised in Brazilian food. Taking over the fifth floor for a month, she'll be…

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Smokey Kudu and Little Kudu see Peckham's Kudu restaurant empire expanding

The team behind popular Peckham venue Kudu are opening a new tapas restaurant and cocktail bar, both on the same road as the original. …

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