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The Ivy Cafe Blackheath is the next Ivy to hit town

Another smart-yet-relaxed cafe from London’s famously exclusive upmarket The Ivy. Expect a lavish menu of classic British food, a gorgeous interior and covetable terrace seating overlooking Greenwich Park.

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Daddy Bao is a Tooting follow-up from Mr Bao

From the people behind another Taiwanese Tooting success, Mr Bao, comes the next restaurant Daddy Bao - with bao buns aplenty. …

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Cafe Hampstead is bringing Tel Aviv-style culture to Rosslyn Hill

This new independent all day restaurant and bar hopes to bring a little of the buzz of Tel Aviv style cafes to this part of Hampstead…

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Stockwell Continental is coming from the people behind Anchor & Hope and Canton Arms

A new all-day destination is coming to Stockwell with the impressive pedigree of the people behind Waterloo's Anchor and Hope in charge. …

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Studio 88 serves up duelling pianos and California cones off Leicester Square

The folk behind Farringdon's Pianoworks have just opened a new live music venue with duelling pianos, cocktails and Asian-inspired food served in bamboo cones…

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The best set lunch deal in London? We Test Drive Le Gavroche

The lunchtime deal at Michel Roux Jr's two Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant has long been a thing of legend. We went to see if it lived up to expectations…

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Tom Brown is opening Cornerstone in Hackney Wick

Ex Outlaw's chef Tom Brown is going it alone in Hackney with his new restaurant Cornerstone. Expect a seasonal menu, plenty of seafood and counter dining too. …

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Street Feast targets Woolwich's Plumstead Road Covered Market for its fourth year-round opening

Taking over the Plumstead Road Covered Market for two year prior to the area's redevelopment, the latest Street Feast market will feature 8 street food traders, three bars and seating for up to 300…

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Dubai’s Ruya arrives in The Grosvenor with modern Anatolian cuisine

Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location.…

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Bergen House on Newington Green is serving up 'banging' steak and fries

Joining the flurry of openings in the N16 comes Bergen House, with a menu laden with choices, from grazing plates to sharers for two, Sunday roasts, specials, affordable wines and a classic English pudding selection.…

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Farmacy is launching a popup healthy shot bar at Selfridges

If you're embracing the whole healthy January thing you may be interested to know that next week the Notting Hill plant-based restaurant and bar, Farmacy, is launching a pop up shot bar at Selfridges. It forms part of Selfridges 2018 #EatHappy campaign which runs from January to March and is all about promoting healthy, sustainable and enjoyable food.

You'll find the Farmacy Shot Bar in the depar…

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New London restaurants to look out for in 2018

As another year begins, it's time to look forward to some of the most promising new restaurants due to open in 2018 (that we know of). And it's already looking like an interesting year, with the likes of Nieves Barragan and Tomos Parry opening their own places and the return of Simon Rogan, amongst others.…

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London's restaurants openings are booming - with over 280 new restaurants in 2017

There's been a lot of doom and gloom talk in some quarters about the London restaurant scene at the moment but we don't think there's need for despair just quite yet. While there have been closures (just like every year we've been running the site) it's been a real bumper year for new openings.

We've gone back to have a look at the last few years of our long-running New London Restaurants fe…

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Beer and burger store hits Dalston's Kingsland Road

A huge selection of craft beers and a brief menu of burgers for Dalston as Willesden restuarant Beer and Burger Store expands eastwards…

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