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Is this Tripadvisor's most prolific restaurant reviewer?

He thinks Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road is 'friendly with superb food' but dismisses Dinner by Heston as 'very tedious'. Peter Macaulay may not be a critic you've heard of, but the Glasgow-based retired oil rig medic is apparently TripAdvisor's most prolific restaurant reviewer.

According to Glasgow newspaper The Herald Macaulay, 65, has written 363 reviews (including 197 restaurant reviews)…

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New Persian place dindin kitchen to open up on Grays Inn Road

Holborn workers will get an interesting new place to lunch this Spring when dindin kitchen opens up on the Grays Inn Road. The casual spot aims to introduce midtown folk to the joys of Persian cuisine.

Offering takeaway as well as room to sit down, the menu here sounds pretty healthy with a range of grilled flatbread wraps with salad and sauce options. There'll also be soups, savoury soufflés, ric…

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Hawksmoor adds the Five Pork Burger to the Seven Dials menu

Sometimes an image says more than words ever can - so we'll just leave this here...

 

If you need more info... It's the Five Pork Burger. It's described by Hawksmoor as "Tamworth pork patty with sausage meat stuffing and a couple of slices of smoked bacon. On the side there's sausage gravy for French-dipping and a couple of extra-long pork scratchings. To balance it all out we snuck in…

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Bermondsey gastropub The Garrison wins Princess Victoria's Pork Pie Off

Timed to coincide with the start of British Pie Week (3-9 March 2014) last night saw chefs from restaurants and pubs across Britain competing at West London gastropub the Princess Victoria for the inaugural Pork Pie Off in aid of the charity, Action Against Hunger.

Each place came with their interpretation of the quintessential British classic, the Pork Pie but there could be only one winner. And…

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Shangri La hotels reveal Shard restaurants Lang and Ting and Gong, London's highest bar

We've already heard what independent restaurants have planned for the Shard (with Oblix, Aqua London and Hutong all confirmed), and now the Shangri-La hotel group has revealed what dining options it has planned for the higher floors.

Shangri-La London will take over 18 floors of the Shard - from floor 34 to 52 - with an estimated opening date of May 2014. They'll have four places to eat - a gourme…

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Marani Georgian restaurant opens on Mayfair's Curzon Street

Opening its doors today in Mayfair is Marani a family run restaurant hoping to introduce Londoners to the joys of Georgian cooking. And just in case you were thinking, 'What MORE shrimp and grits?" we mean Georgia over by the Black Sea, not the American deep South.

Taking over the space that was Tempo on Curzon Street, Marani's 'thing' is supra which (using Wikipedia) we discovered is apparently a…

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Avenue St James re-launches with new chef, new design and American food and drink direction

Casual American cuisine has had its fair share of attention lately. High profile openings across London such as Rita’s in Hackney and The Lockhart in Marylebone are just two recent examples. Unsurprisingly then, D&D have chosen to follow suit, with Avenue, an established restaurant in the heart of St James which reopened last week following a full refurbishment. The 112-cover restaurant,…

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Arabica Bar & Kitchen is coming to Borough

Coming to Borough soon - here's an update on what to expect from Arabica...

What is it? Arabica Bar and Kitchen

In a nutshell: Arabica Food & Spice Company trade in their market stall for a full-on restaurant

Why should you care? This is the spiritual home and birthplace of Arabica. They started out at Borough Market, armed with little more than a cool box over 14 years ago and began selling a…

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Salvation in Noodles to serve up Vietnamese on Balls Pond Road

Lucky old Dalston residents will soon be getting a new Vietnamese noodle joint in the form of Salvation in Noodles or SIN for short ("We're going to SIN tonight...you?") It's the brainchild of Colin Tu, whose work in foodie circles you might know as he's also one half of the burger duo Big Dirty Burger. Colin's lived round these here parts for over 30 years but is of Vietnamese origin.

Salvation w…

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Tongue n Cheeks begin long term residency at the Joker in Islington

Tongue 'n Cheek is the latest street food trader to grow roots as they officially begin their long term residency (after a soft launch period) at Islington's new pub the Joker with a launch party this Saturday. 

There, you can certainly expect burgers which include the Belly connection - "dry aged beef patty, braised pork belly, gorgonzola, pimienton mayo, pickled red onions, gem lettuce" and…

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