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The Dairy launches The Bloodshot Supperclub series of late night dinners

Looks like the BackBench at Koya now has competition as one of the hardest seats to get in town. From January there's going to be serious interest in the four seats going on sale every month for the late night Bloodshot supperclub at The Dairy in Clapham.

The inspiration for the new monthly event came from a conversation The Dairy's Robin Gill had this week with fellow chef Nuno Mendes of The Chil…

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Brooklyn Bowl London puts on a special Elvis menu for the Elvis at the O2 exhibition

This, my friends is the Shake, Rattle and Roll milkshake, inspired by Elvis' favourite sandwich, which is being served up at Brookyn Bowl at the O2 in honour of the recently launched Elvis at The O2 Exhibition.

Inspired the King's favourite (and as it turned out very unwise) fried banana and peanut butter sandwich the shake is a blend of vanilla bean ice cream, rich peanut butter and bananas.

The…

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Bar Boulud introduces Sunday brunch and a new Brunch Burger

New Year. New burger. This rather decent looking patty is what's going on the menu at Bar Boulud in Knightsbridge as they introduce a Sunday brunch menu from January. They'll be opening earlier than usual to serve a prix-fixe brunch for £39. For that you'll get a welcome aperitif of either fruit or vegetable juices or something a little stronger like a Bloody Mary or Bucks Fizz.

Starters are chos…

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Nanna's cafe and pantry to open on St Paul's Road, Islington

The food revolution of St Paul's Road in Islington continues and as we're locals to the area, we're very happy for it to carry on. We've recently seen the addition of pan-Asian takeaway Tootoomoo replacing the local kebab shop (our waistlines will be thanking them) and now there's another great sounding-deli opening on the street very soon called Nanna's.

We caught up with Nanna's Sally Stall to f…

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Holborn gets a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant with Beiriso

Londoners might remember the ill-fated Shumi in St James which tried to introduce us to the joys of an Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine but only lasted 18 months, helped towards its demise by a slew of bad reviews. Almost a decade later, another restaurateur is attempting the same fusion cusine with Beiriso which is about to open in Holborn.

The name for the restaurant comes from the word for rice…

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Oka fusion restaurant coming to the first floor at Kingly Court

A year after they opened their first restaurant in Primrose Hill, Oka are expanding with a second one further into town. Billed as serving "seasonal traditional Asian food with a modern twist" Oka will be up on the first floor of Carnaby’s Kingly Court.

The restaurant will seat 30 and will also have a standalone bar. They're going to be focusing on healthy takeaways for the lunchtime market while…

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Food YouTube stars Cupcake Jemma is opening Crumbs & Doilies at Kingly Court

It's all go at Kingly Court with the news that two new places are opening their doors before the end of the year. One of those is Crumbs & Doilies by baker Jemma Wilson.

Wilson worked at the Dover Street Market outpost of artisan Parisian cafe Rose Bakery before going on to set up Crumbs & Doilies as a market stall. She has a massive 200k subscribers to her Cupcake Jemma channel on the Jam…

Read more: Food YouTube stars Cupcake Jemma is opening Crumbs & Doilies at Kingly Court

Crosstown Doughnuts open pop-up shop at Piccadilly Circus tube station

There's now a very good reason to want your daily commute to take you through Piccadilly Circus - doughnut purveyor Crosstown Doughnuts have just opened a pop-up shop there. This is the first time Crosstown have moved from market stalls into bricks and mortar. The shop is going to be open in the underground station for the next six months, serving fresh doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate througho…

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Amaru launching at St Katharine Dock from the people behind Bravas Tapas

The team behind Bravas Tapas are opening their second restaurant at St Katherine Dock Amaru…

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Bump Caves and Tim Anderson join up for Japanese Burns Night

Yes, we know we haven't even got past Christmas at the time of writing, but news has already reached us of a Burns night event at the end of January that will be well worth putting in the calendar. 

Tim Anderson and Bump Caves (from Draft House) are getting together for a "cross-cultural celebration of two whisky-making nations" with Japanese Burns Night. Tim Anderson will be putting on a five cou…

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