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The Blue Posts is about to launch a contender for best pub lunch in London

London's gastropub scene has been getting a real injection of creativity of late, what with Dan Doherty and Tom Oldroyd both opening their own boozers and Henry Harris bringing his skills to a range of pubs across the city. But in Piccadilly, the team behind The Blue Posts (and also Palomar and The Barbary) are about to launch a contender for best pub lunch menu in London.

Kicking off this week,…

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BOTTLES team up with SOOD Family for their Old Spitalfields wine bar

Moving from one market to another Bottles & Battles from Mercato Metropolitano are opening their second site in Old Spitalfields Market and this time they're teaming up with pop-up SOOD Family for the food.…

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Covent Garden winebar Lady of the Grapes will showcase female winemakers with food by Ramba restaurateur

Taking over the space where Encant was, Lady of the Grapes will be a wine bar, shop and restaurant focusing on wines created by female winemakers and will food by restaurateur Victor Garvey.…

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Jumi cheesemongers are opening on Newington Green and raclette evenings are planned

Borough Market's Swiss cheese specialists Jumi are opening their first permanent store in Stoke Newington with plans afoot to hold raclette evenings and cheese school.…

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Chiringuito converts a Bethnal Green loo into a Spanish restaurant with a rooftop overlooking the park

Expect Spanish beach-bar vibes as well as an impressive rooftop space from Chiringuito in Bethnal Green. And big Gin Tonics too, of course. All in what used to be a public loo.…

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V For vegan lifestyle and food festival hits Brick Lane this August

Shoreditch's Vegan Nights market is set to go next level for August as part of a new vegan lifestyle festival at The Old Truman Brewery. Running for the whole of the month, V For says they're aimed at vegans, vegetarians and the V curious (their term, not ours) with fitness, shopping and food events running throughout the festival.

On the food front, in addition to Vegan Nights' usual traders the…

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Casa do Frango will serve up Algarvian piri piri chicken in Southwark

 Hoping to lure Londoners away from Nando's, this Algarvian restaurant will be cooking its chicken on a wood fired grill. Oh and there's also a secret bar worth checking out.…

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BabaBoom's Middle Eastern kebabs are coming to Islington's Upper Street

They already have a kebab restaurant in Battersea, and now they're coming to Islington's Upper Street. BabaBoom will be serving up all their favourite kebabs with meat and vegetables cooked over coal and some cracking Middle Easter sides too. …

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Naked Dough are bringing their cookie dough to Camden Market

Not only are they appearing on the BBC's Million Pound Menu, but Naked Dough are already getting ready to open their third location - this time in Camden Market. 

If you're not familiar with them - they sell one of the greatest things possible - raw cookie dough on its own. No longer do you have to attempt to make cookies and just scrape the remaining dough from the bowl - you can get the re…

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Yotam Ottolenghi is opening ROVI in Fitzrovia - here's what you need to know - updated with first look

Yotam Ottolenghi's new restaurant in Fitzrovia will be a bit of a departure. Veg will still be at the heart, but this place with an ex-Grain Store chef will see them using fire and fermentation more.…

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Could Sticky Walnut's Gary Usher be opening a restaurant in London?

Gary Usher is pretty much the master of crowdfunding, with his last restaurant launch, Wreckfish, in Liverpool, meeting its targets in record time. Best known for Sticky Walnut in Chester, his restaurants have all been based in the north (including Burnt Truffle in Merseyside and Hispi in Manchester),

Marina O'Loughlin said of the original Sticky Walnut: "If I could clone Sticky Walnut,…

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Caravan are opening a new restaurant on Great Portland Street

Looks like there could be another new Caravan on the way - this time on Great Portland Street. Expect coffee and brunch aplenty. …

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Kentish Town's Beef and Brew is taking over the old Brew and Que in Haggerston

Popular neighbourhood steakhouse Beef & Brew are on the move - taking their well-priced steaks and wide range of beers to Haggerston.…

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Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana is the World's Best Restaurant for 2018

The results are in, and it's been a good year for Europe in general, grabbing six of the Top 10 restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But there could be only one winner and this year it was a return to the podium for Massimo Bottura and his Modena restaurant Osteria Francescana.

Bottura, in accepting the award, told his fellow chefs: "I'm going to use all these spotlights for all o…

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