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Test Driving Flor - a top Borough bakery/wine bar/restaurant combo from the Lyle's team

The next restaurant from the team behind World's 50 Best restaurant Lyle's is here - we head down to Borough to try it out.

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Test Driving Four Legs at The Compton Arms and its gold-standard cheeseburger

It isn't that often that a new London burger blows us away - but this Islington pub has a major contender for the city's best cheeseburger.…

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Test Driving Arros QD - Quique Dacosta does paella and more

Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (with many Michelin stars to his name) has come to Fitzrovia with his first UK restaurant. The paella is a big deal, and we head along to see what else the restaurant has to offer. …

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Test Driving Quality Chop House - 150 years old and still going strong in Farringdon

Hearing the Quality Chop House was celebrating its 150th birthday with a special anniversary menu, it seemed a good time to head back to Farringdon to rekindle one of our longest running restaurant affairs in London.…

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Test Driving Sette - Italian in Knightsbridge via New York

The main restaurant at the Bulgari has been reborn as Sette. That means a brand new look, an Italian menu via New York and much-lauded pasta dishes. We popped down to try it out. …

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Test Driving Coqfighter - legendary fried chicken hits Soho

They've made quite the name for themselves trading at Boxpark in Shoreditch, but the move to Soho sees these fried chicken folk able to expand their repertoire.…

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Test Driving Circolo Popolare - the Big Mamma team go even bigger in Fitzrovia

First came Gloria, now Big Mamma have brought us Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia. We popped in for a first look - it's mad as ever, but backed up by great food.…

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Doing the double - Test Driving Every Cloud and Silver Lining in Hackney

A top cocktail bar and casual dining room side by side provide the perfect evening out in East London.…

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Test Driving Gezellig - Holborn's new Dream Team

They've flourished in pop-ups and residencies and now Gezellig have launched a permanent restaurant in the old Holborn Town Hall building. We went in to try it out. …

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