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Test Driving Xier - Carlo Scotto puts on an epic modern tasting menu

Chef Carlo Scotto has a new take on the traditional tasting menu. We went down to Xier in Marylebone to see what the 10-course epic has to offer. 

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Test Driving Lorne: a calm oasis in the streets around Victoria station

If you're looking for a lovely place near Victoria for lunch or dinner, that's slightly away from the madding crowds, you couldn't do better than this neighbourhood spot.…

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The Guinea Grill revisited - a steak haven in Mayfair

The Guinea Grill has been serving up excellent steaks since the 1950s and their reputation is only getting greater. We pop down to put those steaks to the test. …

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Test Driving Pied a Terre - classic Michelin-star dining keeping it fresh in Fitzrovia

For almost three decades this French restaurant has been looking after folk on Charlotte Street. We went to see why Pied a Terre has stood the test of time.…

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Test Driving Barullo - a City spot where the paella has the power to transport you

Rambla's Victor Garvey is back in the City with his latest Spanish restaurant, Barullo - and this time there's added paella. We head down to try it out.  …

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Test Driving Harry's Bar - the perfect shoppers' retreat off Oxford Street

Providing a blissful bolthole to weary shoppers - Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings hits the spot once more.…

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Test Driving Orasay - Jackson Boxer does seafood in Notting Hill

Jackson Boxer (St Leonards) comes to Notting Hill for his next restaurant, a seafood spot influenced by The Hebrides. We head west for a look.…

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Test Driving Mortimer House Kitchen - a modern menu that reflects what Londoners really want to eat

Former L'anima chef Lello Favuzzi has returned from his travels to bring a mixture of Italian and middle eastern inspiration to this Fitzrovia kitchen…

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Test Driving Adam Handling Chelsea - high-end cuisine (with chicken butter) in Chelsea

Adam Handling has just opened his third restaurant in London - this time as part of the fancy Belmond Cadogan hotel. We hed down for a look. …

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