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International ramen chain Ippudo opens in Charing Cross

With more than 240 restaurants in 13 countries around the world, including Japan, slick ramen chain Ippudo is no stranger to new openings. Now they're opening the doors on their third London branch in Charing Cross, where they'll also be providing takeaway until the evening.

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Award-winning pizzeria Santa Maria comes to Fitzrovia

Santa Maria Pizza have earned them plenty of accolades and awards since opening in Ealing in 2010, and later in Chelsea. Now they’re finally making the move to Central London, and boy are we ever excited……

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Jose Pizarro brings a warming paella menu to Bermondsey

We have to admit, at this time of the year, good comfort food really does make it easier to bear the cold weather. So the news from Jose Pizarro's, Pizarro in Bermondsey about the introduction of a paella menu is just the sort of thing we want to hear. 

There are three paella dishes on the menu, including the ones pictured above - "‘rabbit & chicken in escabeche" and "black rice, pr…

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Farang is going permanent in Highbury - we catch up with Sebby Holmes to find out more...

Ever since it opened early last year, the praise has flooded in for Seb Holmes's Farang in Highbury. With a background of Smoking Goat and The Begging Bowl, as well as a lot of street food under his belt Holmes brought some properly authentic Thai food to the area. 

However - there was always the worry that it wouldn't be a permanent venture. Farang was set up on the site of Highbury It…

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Salon celebrates 5th birthday with top chef line-up

If you missed Salon’s jubilant reopening as Brixton’s newest wine bar, then here’s another excuse to get down there. On 28 January, they’ll be celebrating the venue’s fifth birthday - how time flies! - by organising a lavish supper club-style lunch seating. Food will be taken care of by five chefs, brought in from some of London’s top restaurants, *and* there’ll be cocktails from none other than…

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Randy's Wing Bar opens in the City with newly extended menu at Aldgate

The duo behind Randy’s Wing Bar love chicken wings, so much so they even once drove across the US in the hunt for the best sauce. Now they’re branching out from their original Hackney Wick base to bring all that saucey, chickeny goodness to hungry folk in the City.…

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Test Driving Parsons - The 10 Cases crew serve up one hell of a fish supper

The people behind Covent Garden's The 10 Cases have popped just across the street for their next restaurant, the seafood restaurant Parsons. We went down for a look. …

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Gizzi Erskine is opening a restaurant in Mare Street Market

After pop-ups, residencies, collaborations and much more, popular chef Gizzi Erskine is finally settling down with her own restaurant in the new Mare Street Market.  …

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Bubblewrap unveils a melted cheese bubble waffle for the winter

The bubblewrap was certainly something that became big on the Chinatown food scene in 2017, and now the biggest spot Bubblewrap Waffle is opening 2017 with a brand new savoury treat. 

It's called the Winter Flame and it's made with Bubblewrap batter with added paprika, mature cheddar cheese from Snowdonia and organic charcoal from G Baldwin & Co.  When it's cooked, more ch…

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Gizzi Erskine's Pure Filth veggie burger pop-up plans to go permanent

Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson team up to take on the fast food giants with their vegetarian burger chain…

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Jamavar teams up with chefs for special kulchas - plus Rohit Ghai moves on

Big things are afoot at Mayfair’s Michelin-starred restaurant Jamavar. First up, the renowned Rohit Ghai is stepping down, and Surender Mohan is stepping in. Secondly, to mark the change, the Michelin-starred restaurant is welcoming not one but five top international chefs in to get creative with kulcha, a traditional Northern Indian stuffed bread.

There's no news on where Rohit (who came to Jama…

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Eurostar’s departure lounge is getting a Sourced pop-up

If you're using Eurostar to depart from our green and pleasant lands in the next month or so, you’ll get one last shot at tucking into some local produce in the station's departure lounge, thanks to Sourced Market's new pop-up.

Fans of Sourced will already be familiar with their regular St Pancras pitch our front, but on top of that, they’ll be moving into the Eurostar departure lounge for a mont…

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Kricket is coming to the White City Television Centre

They may have finished in Brixton but the people behind Soho's Kricket are going west with their latest Indian small plates restaurant. …

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These London restaurants are embracing Veganuary

Whether you’ve joined the thousands of diehards going vegan for "Veganuary", or you just simply want to cut down on your animal product intake in the New Year, here are some of the restaurants that will be catering for you. …

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Smoking Goat Soho is closing for Crossrail - but goes out with a bang

Tragic news for fans of the much-loved Smoking Goat. After three and a half years of churning out top Thai barbecue in Soho, the immensely popular restaurant will close on 14 January, bowing out to allow for Denmark Street's redevelopment.

The restaurant, which has been called by critics "fist-and-wrist-and-possibly-elbow-and-knee-licking good" and boasting sauces described as "otherworldly... wo…

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