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Test Driving Tratra at Boundary - French feasting in Shoreditch

French chef and author Stéphane Reynaud has taken over the restaurant at Boundary and launched Tratra. We visit to see just what wonders he's performing with charcuterie and more...

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Test Driving The Ned - 24 hours in London's hottest new hotel

There are 9 restaurants and bars at The Ned, ranging from the members-only Vault bar in the basement to the huge ground floor food hall and up to the members' bar and restaurant by the pool on the roof. We were on a mission to try as many of them as possible during an overnight stay.…

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Gezellig x Carousel: Lamb fat toasties, dirty duck bakes and all with wine pairings

Gezellig are yet to pick a suitable venue for the new restaurant, but for now we were treated to a preview of what'll be on offer by visiting the the final days of its Carousel pop-up, and boy we were ever impressed.…

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Test Driving Farang - proper Thai food hits Highbury

Seb Holmes is packing them in with his authentic Thai restaurant Farang. We head down to Highbury to take a look.…

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Test Driving Madame D's - Himalayan heat in the City

The people behind the very popular City Indian restaurant Gunpowder have launched a follow-up. We take a look.…

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Test Driving Westerns Laundry - the new restaurant from the folk at Primeur

The folk behind Primeur have opened a second restaurant, Westerns Laundry. We went to see how their empire is expanding…

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Test Driving Rick Stein Barnes - the top chef brings his seafood restaurant to London

We take a trip to Barnes to visit Rick Stein's new Thames-side restaurant, to see how the seafood master fares away from the seaside...…

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Duck & Waffle comes down to earth - we Test Drive Duck & Waffle Local

London's best known high rise restaurant has a ground-level, fast food sibling. But how does it actually work?…

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Test Driving Del 74 - a real taco find in Clapton

Del 74 is a taqueria in Clapton that seems to be doing everything just right. When various folk on the London restaurant scene recommended it to us, we popped down for a Test Drive.…

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