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Test Driving Mercato Mayfair - the glamorous new food hall in a Grade I listed church

Mayfair's first food hall is, as you might imagine, a glamorous affair. Set in a Grade I listed church it has everything from a crypt wine bar to pizzeria, roof terrace and grocery store. We went to check it out.

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Test Driving Market Hall West End - a new food and drink haven for Oxford Street shoppers

The latest Market Hall has landed just off Oxford Street. It's their largest food court yet - we went down for a first look. …

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Test Driving Le Comptoir Robuchon - the legacy of Joel Robuchon lives on in Mayfair

Le Comptoir Robuchon in Mayfair aims to keep the legacy of Joel Robuchon alive. We head down to try it out (and their amazing pureed potato). …

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Test Driving the Laundry in Brixton -  a classic building gets an impressive makeover

 The old Walton Lodge laundry building in Brixton finally has a new inhabitant, from the same people behind The New Zealand Wine Cellar in Pop Brixton. We head to Coldharbour Lane to visit The Laundry. …

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Test Driving Cafe Wolseley - a restaurant for reviving shoppers at Bicester Village

If you love a designer bargain, then heading out to Bicester Village will be just right for you - just make sure you book a table for lunch or dinner at Cafe Wolseley to complete your day out.…

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Test Driving Sam's Riverside - brasserie-style dining with a view

Sam Harrison, the man behind Sam's Brasserie, has found a riverside home for his latest restaurant. We head to Hammersmith for a look. …

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Test Driving Lyon's Seafood and Wine Bar - worth making the trip to Crouch End

Crouch End's dining scene has always been pretty interesting, but the arrival of a group with tonnes of restaurant experience to open this sustainable seafood and wine spot actually makes it worth crossing town to try.…

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Test Driving Emile in Shoreditch - a restaurant residency that's definitely worth catching

Popping up in Shoreditch for six months only, we head down to check out Emile - the restaurant from The Drapers Arms' Nick Gibson and chef Damian Clisby.…

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Test Driving Jason Atherton's The Betterment

Jason Atherton now has an entire London hotel to cater for. We went along to try his new restaurant The Betterment and the Pine bar too.  …

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Test Driving Arabica King's Cross - a place to return to again and again

This Levantine-inspired all day space in King's Cross has a modern Middle Eastern menu you'll want to work your way through.…

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