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La Mia Mamma brings a rotating series of Italian chefs to Chelsea

La Mia Mamma is trying something different from your traditional Italian restaurant. They'll be focusing on specific regions of Italy at a time - and to help with that, they're importing Italians "Mammas" from the regions to create the menus.

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Din Tai Fung is coming to London, bringing their xiaolongbao to Covent Garden and Centre Point

12/6/18 - updated with more info

What: Din Tai Fung London

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse comes to London

Summing it all up: The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant is coming to London with steamed soup dumplings and lots more... …

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Test Driving Temper Covent Garden - Neil Rankin's winning pizza joint

Neil Rankin is back with his third Temper - this time in Covent Garden - and it's all about pizza. We head along to see how he's put his stamp on it.…

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Belsize Park’s newest pub is The Belrose, and they’ve got a south-facing beer garden

Whether you’re after brunch, lunch, pizza or charcuterie, the Belrose should have you covered. And while you wait for your food, you may as well quaff a pint of their homemade IPA in their south-facing beer garden… …

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At Borough’s Yen Burger, swap your burger cheese for kimchi and shiso

Yen Nguyen is brings her East-meets-West burger chain idea to life, featuring ingredients like shiso, edamame and kimchi on gluten-free buns from Bread Ahead.…

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Soho's Kiln is crowned top restaurant in the UK at the 2018 National Restaurant Awards

The National Restaurant Awards have been announced and it's very good news for Soho's Kiln. Last year it was a new entry at number nine - and now it's jumped right to the top of the list. And it's not the only restaurant Ben Chapman has in the top 100 as the new Smoking Goat in Shoreditch also makes it to number 68. 

Another big winner is Sabor - the Nieves Barragan restaurant (who also won…

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Grab a selection of sweets and savouries at Knightsbridge’s new Platter

Whether you’re two people heading to the Hyde Park, or a bigger group eating in, catering firm Platter are setting up a permanent spot in Kensington to suit.…

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Dan Doherty is taking over the Royal Oak in Marylebone

Update - Dan Doherty tells us all about the new pub, right over here.

Original story follows

Dan Doherty has been very busy of late. Not only is he a judge on the BBC's Britain's Best Home Cook and is getting ready to open a restaurant in New York, but now we know what his plans in London are. He's just bought the Royal Oak in Marylebone and that will be his London base going forward.

Detai…

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Malt + Pepper bring their beer-soaked menu to King & Co for three-month residency

By now, Clapham craft boozer The King & Co must surely have one of the London’s most frequently changing kitchen rosters, having just announced yet another residency. This time it’s Malt + Pepper, who’ll be taking the reins for a slightly longer pop-up spanning three months, themed all around everyone’s favourite summer tipple, beer.

Malt + Pepper want to focus on beer as an ingredient, rathe…

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10 Anthony Bourdain quotes on food that show what a top bloke he was

This feature could have been ten times as long, because so much of what Anthony Bourdain said or wrote was - well - brilliant. You may not have agreed with him, but then as Bourdain himself, said, that was OK too.

In honour of the chef, writer and TV presenter who was found dead today,  we picked ten of our favourite Bourdain quotes to show why what he wrote and broadcast made such a differe…

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dies at 61

Anthony Bourdain, arguably one of the most famous food celebrities in the world, has died at the age of 61. At the time of writing, information is unclear, but it's being reported as an apparent suicide. 

The statement - released by CNN, reads:

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, f…

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Zelman Meats just added a whole heap of snow crab to the menu

If crab is your thing, then snow crab definitely needs to be on your to-try list. And thanks to Zelman Meats in Soho, now's your chance. They've just taken in 500lbs of snow crab and it's on their menu right now in their Soho branch. 

We're told it's "Canadian snow crab, fished the Nova Scotia way" and they're offering it at £15 for 1 lb of steamed Canadian snow crab with a garlic and l…

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Morso brings grappa galore and homemade pasta to NW8

The team behind Morso have been biding their time at their Bloomsbury and Holloway Road pop-ups, but now they’ve finally secured a permanent location in NW8 from which to dish out sharing plates, pastas, and cocktails made with their beloved grappa.…

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Thanks to Soane’s Kitchen, you can now have bottomless brunch in a walled garden

With bottomless brunches, guest chefs, and a light, summery menu served from within a walled garden, there’s about to be a whole heap of new reasons for you to make the trek out west to Walpole Park and Soane's Kitchen.…

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New London restaurant openings to look forward to this Summer

We've rounded up the key restaurants you need to have on your restaurant radar this summer - all of which will make staying in town over the summer a total delight.  …

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