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Only Fools and Courses is a 80s/90s-inspired new opening at Pop Brixton

The latest addition to Pop Brixton is something of a throwback, with a restaurant that's harking back to the 80s, both in food and name.  

The puntastic Only Fools and Courses is the latest from chefs Robbie Lorraine and Martyn Barrett who have been popping up in Kent, and it has its roots in greasy spoon cafes but is very much taken to the next level. The eclectic menu features di…

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Gordon Ramsay launches Street Burger in St Paul's and plots Street Pizza roll out in Southwark and Battersea

It's now clear what Gordon Ramsay has spent Lockdown 2.0 doing. In addition to messing around on TikTok, he's been planning world domination. And he's starting with London, where he's opening five new 'street food' restaurants, three of those before the end of 2020.

Launching a new Gordon Ramsay brand will be Street Burger. That's opening at One New Change, presumably as part of Ramsay's sprawlin…

Read more: Gordon Ramsay launches Street Burger in St Paul's and plots Street Pizza roll out in Southwark and Battersea

The much-lauded Hot 4 U land a long-term residency at The Plough in Homerton

They kicked off as a delivery-only kitchen near the beginning of Lockdown 1.0 and just as we emerge from Lockdown 2.0, Hot 4 U are getting their own place. They're starting a long-term residency at The Plough in Homerton, so if you're yet to try them, now's your chance. 

If you need catching up, Hot 4 U are Eddy Tejada (ex-St John and Silo) and Matthew Scott (ex-Head Chef of Cub). During the…

Read more: The much-lauded Hot 4 U land a long-term residency at The Plough in Homerton

The River Cafe expands, stealth-launching Sylvia's, a brand new restaurant

Out of relatively nowhere, London stalwart The River Cafe has decided that now is the time to expand - and they're opening a new restaurant called Sylvia's.

They're not moving too far away from their own back yard though, as it'll be making use of the old meeting rooms at (River Cafe owner Ruth Rogers husband) Richard Rogers Architects. In an email sent by River Cafe, they say:

The menu will have…

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Golden Gai is Angelina's Soho spin-off bar

The original Golden Gai was a six-seater bar in Angelina in Dalston. This Soho spin-off is a much larger affair but will continue the mix of Italian and Japanese flavours in the food and drink. …

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Cafe Bao is Bao's King's Cross all-day bakery and it's all about Yōshoku cuisine

For their fourth opening, in King's Cross, the folk at BAO have decided to switch things up with an all day cafe serving breakfast for the first time and with its own bakery.…

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Langan's Brasserie will relaunch following a big refurb

Langan's Brasserie is one of the true legends of the London dining scene, with the restaurant being the place to be seen at in the 70s and 80s. Originally launched by Peter Langan in partnership with Sir Michael Caine it was one of the main celeb hangouts of the day.

Since Langan's death in 1988 though, the restaurant has slowly lost its lustre and it eventually became another victim of COVI…

Read more: Langan's Brasserie will relaunch following a big refurb

Selfridges launch a festive Market on the Mews with street food, Christmas trees and more

Having been closed all over Black Friday weekend (not to mention the whole of the last month) London's stores are hoping to make up for lost time by enticing us into the West End when they reopen this week. For Selfridges' part, they're redesigning the mews market they first opened back in the summer, making it a very festive market indeed.

The market, which takes over Edwards Mews at the rear of…

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Racine is back as an at-home kit from Henry Harris and HG Walter

While Racine itself is long gone, chef Henry Harris continues to revive it from time to time (most recently there was a pop-up at Chelsea Physic Garden). The latest revival is a team-up with HG Walter and Irish Beef. The Racine At Home box is on sale for a very limited period and with it, you'll make:

  • Bayonne ham and celeriac remoulade
  • 950g Grass fed Irish côte de boeuf with roasted bone ma…

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Hackney's Towpath Cafe is reopening for the winter

We really are in unusual times. One of the things that regulars of Hackney's oh-so-popular Towpath Cafe know is that it's an ephemeral, seasonal kinda place - opening with the onset of summer and closing as Autumn arrives. But this weekend, owners Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson revealed that, along with most of London's hospitality world, they'd also be reopening.

In a post on Instagram, they sai…

Read more: Hackney's Towpath Cafe is reopening for the winter

Spiritland and an experimental Pastaio come to Joy at Portobello

Stevie Parle is about to switch things up a notch in Joy at Portobello. As well as the courtyard and seats upstairs, he's now joining forces with the folk at Spiritland and his own restaurant Pastaio, bringing them to the downstairs space. It'll actually be a development variant of Pastaio, which will act as something of an experimental kitchen for the group. 

Spiritland at Joy will use prod…

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London is confirmed as being in tier two post-lockdown

So after much nail-biting - we have confirmation, London will be in tier two from Wednesday 2 December. 

So what does that mean? Well, it's this:

  • The rule of six remains - so bookings of up to six people only
    ...unless you're eating with your household or bubble
  • All pubs and bars will have to serve a "substantial meal" with any bookings
  • Table service only
  • You can only dine inside with member…

Read more: London is confirmed as being in tier two post-lockdown

Sourdough Sophia bakery in Crouch End is the culmination of a lockdown dream

Who among us will be able to forget the great sourdough craze of the first Covid Lockdown? How could you call yourself a real foodie if you weren't faffing around with starters and whatnot while confined to your home?

Up in Crouch End, one couple who spent the lockdown supplying sourdough out of their own kitchen to the local area are now parlaying their kitchen table business into a fully-fledge…

Read more: Sourdough Sophia bakery in Crouch End is the culmination of a lockdown dream

M Restaurants brings in Champagne robots for Christmas

Is this the ultimate in Social distancing? Over the Christmas period, M Restaurants are introducing Champagne robots - yes those are actual robots that will serve Champagne throughout the grill restaurants. The robots - named Bailey and Sage - will take your order, trundle over to the bar and then return with a tray full of Champagne.…

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Paella Shack lands on Highbury's Blackstock Road - with paellas, tapas and more

The streetfood arm of the London Paella School has landed on Highbury's Blackstock Road where they'll be serving up ALL the paellas plus other great tapas.…

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