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Le Bun co-founder goes permanent with Carte Blanche in Hackney

One of the co-founders of Le Bun is carrying on the French/American theme with his latest restaurant, Carte Blanche, in Hackney. Expect southern American comfort cooking with a touch of French cuisine too.

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Roast gets a second restaurant with Roast Kitchen in Fitzrovia

Roast Kitchen is a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade. Expect roast meats to be a big thing...…

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Street Feast's latest location is Wood Green with Hawker Union

There's no ending to Street Feast's ambitions as the latest street food market heads further north than usual - setting up shop in Wood Green. As usual, it's a mix of bars and street food, all wrapped up in a covered market (formerly a disused warehouse).

Here's what food is there from launch:

  • White Men Can’t Jerk - with their Caribbean chicken
  • Petare featuring crispy cornbread and Venezuel…

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Sager and Wilde are taking over the Bassoon Bar at the Corinthia Hotel

We were already excited about the upcoming Tom Kerridge restaurant at The Corinthia Hotel, but now it seems that their main bar is getting a shake-up too. Marcis Dzelzainis and Michael Sager from Sager and Wilde are taking over the Bassoon Bar.  Here's what we know...…

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Test Driving Lina Stores - the 75 year-old deli opens a restaurant

Lina Stores have been in Soho for over 75 years - and only now have they opened a restaurant. We head down to Greek Street to see what the pasta masters are cooking up. …

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Paris tea masters Mariage Frères are opening a five-storey tea emporium in Covent Garden

France's oldest tea emporium has been operating in Paris since 1854. Now legendary tea company Mariage Frères is coming to London. They'll be offering up five storeys of tea-based wonder in Covent Garden. …

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Bourne and Hollinsgworth's Beautiful Allotment is taking over the Geffrye Museum gardens this summer

London already has a load of new terraces and outside spaces this summer, but Bourne and Hollingsworth have several killer USPs that they're banking on to make their new Hoxton summer experience, Beautiful Allotment, a must-visit. To start with, guests who book their summer countryside takeover of the gardens at The Geffrye Museum will be able to kick things in proper Countryfile style, getting p…

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The original Chick n  Sours gets a new bar and... chicken toast!

26/6/18 - updated with details of the new menu.

Following up on the revamped CHIK'N on Baker Street, is the news about lots of changes at the original Chick N Sours in Haggerston. They're getting a new look upstairs, but most importantly a new bar downstairs. 

And a new look means new things for the menu. Which sounds AMAZING:

  • Chicken Toast - described as "Just like prawn toast but wit…

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Night Tales comes to Hackney with Night Tales Bohemia Place

Night Tales have been appearing in residencies all over London - but this is their first permanent place. They're taking over some of the arches in Hackney Central and are putting in a Japanese garden for good measure.…

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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 Rambla 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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