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The Ivy in the Park will be Richard Caring's new Canary Wharf restaurant

Caprice Holdings' nonstop expansion gathers pace as it announces its next City branch of The Ivy will be overlooking the green on Canada Square.

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Chips, cheese and gravy galore - the Air Canada Poutinerie returns

If you're a fan of chips, cheese and gravy - which seems fairly likely - then the news of the return of Air Canada's Poutinerie should bring joy to the heart. It popped up last year, and proved to be such a success that they're coming round for another pass this month, landing in Old Spitalfields Market. 

As before, there will be the classic poutine - chips, gravy and melted cheese…

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Core by Clare Smyth and Kitchen Table are London's new two Michelin-starred restaurants

The great and the good of the food world assembled at the IMAX cinema in Waterloo today for the grand reveal of the new Michelin stars for 2019. 180 chefs turned up for the ceremony which was quite different to previous reveals with the guide going for much more of a red carpet impact.

After a slightly excruciating introduction which was roundly panned by chefs watching the show live on Facebook,…

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The Barrel Vault will be Wetherspoon's huge new pub at St Pancras

Ousting the old M&S which looked out on to Pancras Road, this huge new Wetherspoons is going to have room for hundreds of thirsty commuters.…

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Honest Burgers latest special sees them team up with Karma Cola

 

It's nearly time for a new special collaboration at Honest Burgers, who have had some pretty impressive specials in the past, including team-ups with Kricket, Carl Clarke, The Cheese Truck and more. 

This time it's the turn of Karma Kola, the Dalston-based company that makes Fairtrade cola that still uses the cola nut from Sierra Leone. The burger this time around will be The…

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Fat Baby is Night Tales new permanent restaurant in Hackney

Over in Hackney Night Tales are getting ready to launch their first permanent restaurant. Fat Baby opened earlier in the summer with a street food menu. Since then they've installed a roof (complete with Northern Lights inspired illumination) and now have a full menu planned for the 42 seat spot.

In charge of things is Head Chef Greg Round (ex Umu, Bonhams and Quality Chop House). He'll be focusi…

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The Michelin Guide reveals London's four new Bib Gourmands for 2019

As London gears up for the Michelin star awarding ceremony on Monday, the guide has today released news of its new Bib Gourmand awards...…

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Here are all the winners from the 2018 YBFs

Last night's YBFs saw them - in their own words - "shining a spotlight on the future stars of the British food & drink industry". Here's who won in the awards' seventh year.

Honorary Award
Alice Planel & Kees Frederiks from Stroud Dairy

 "A little dairy healing land, and bringing raw milk, yoghurt and kefir to the people of Stroud. The UKs first community supported dairy farm."

Food S…

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Farang and Yard Sale team up for the Thai Society pizza

It's nearly time for another one of Yard Sale Pizza's mash-ups. They've previously joined forces with The Rib Man, Patty&Bun and most recently a Brooklyn's Best Pizza - and now it's time for Farang. 

Farang's only just down the road from the Finsbury Park Yard Sale and they've teamed up to create the Thai Society. That's described as follows:

Bringing together Farang’s fresh Thai flavour…

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Fare Bar and Canteen comes to Old Street from the people behind Sager and Wilde

They've one of the highest rated wine bars in London, launched a new-look bar at the Corinthia, and now the team behind Sager and Wilde are coming to Old Street. Expect a canteen, bar and restaurant all-in-one.…

Read more: Fare Bar and Canteen comes to Old Street from the people behind Sager and Wilde

Here's how the World Restaurant Awards is going to shake things up

The World Restaurant Awards are going to take place in Paris next February.  Here, founder Joe Warwick (who also wrote the original article that spawned the World’s 50 Best Restaurants) explains how it’s going to change the international restaurant awards landscape.…

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Big covered market Mercato Mayfair is coming, from the people behind Mercato Metropolitano

 

If you're a fan of Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle, you'll be very pleased indeed to learn that they're about to open a second market - Mercato Mayfair.

This will see them taking over a former church, the Grade I listed St Mark's (just off Oxford Street) which has just been through a big new £5 mil restoration courtesy of Grosvenor. So it should look very, very impressive…

Read more: Big covered market Mercato Mayfair is coming, from the people behind Mercato Metropolitano

Jollibee is coming to London and here's why you should be excited about it

17/10/18 - Updated with opening time and launch offer

 

The hugely popular Filipino fast-food chain is opening its first UK branch in London this Autumn. We look at why that's a big deal.

Their fried chicken is supposedly AMAZING

American food blog Food Beast voted Jollibee's Chicken Joy the third-best fried chicken in the US last year

They say that the key USP is the gravy "packed with flav…

Read more: Jollibee is coming to London and here's why you should be excited about it

Popular Hackney restaurant Legs is closing but this isn't the end

 Ever since opening in 2016, Hackney restaurant Legs has been building a loyal fanbase. But now it seems they're on the move. 

Posting on Instagram today the restaurant said: 

"News flash! Legs is closing its doors on the 6th of October (last service being dinner of the 6th). A huge thanks to all of our suppliers, customers, and staff over the years for helping make the restaurant…

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Adam Handling runs the Belmond Cadogan Hotel food, Adam Simmonds is in the kitchen

From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they're putting all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel.…

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