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Test Driving Spiritland Royal Festival Hall - music, cocktails and more for the South Bank

A restaurant and bar for music lovers has opened on the South Bank - we went to check it out. 

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Test Driving L'Escargot - the Soho institution still has it

This classic French restaurant is a Soho stalwart and is still getting raves. We popped along to see why L'Escargot is still a Soho hit.  …

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Test Driving Gizzi Erskine's Filth popup in Shoreditch - fast but guilt-free food

Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson have taken their dream to open plant-based burger shop Filth a step further with a three-month popup in Shoreditch. We went to check it out. …

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We learn pie making with Calum Franklin at Holborn Dining Room

We learn how to make a pork pie from the king of pies himself, Calum Franklin. Find out how we got on... …

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Test Driving Clifford's - a candlelit spot off Fleet Street

London's legal district has a new subterranean restaurant and bar - we went to check it out.…

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Test Driving Din Tai Fung - the dumpling powerhouse hits London

 

With all the hype over the opening of their first London restaurant, could Din Tai Fung live up to expectations? We went to check out the famous Taiwanese dumpling chain's Covent Garden restaurant.…

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Test Driving The French House in Soho with Neil Borthwick in command

 

Neil Borthwick has taken over the kitchen at The French House and is getting rave reviews. We popped down to check out the menu. …

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Test Driving the Wild Pasta menu at The Ninth on Charlotte Street

Knowing how much Londoners love their pasta, we popped along to Jun Tanaka's Fitzrovian restaurant to check out his new seasonal menu.…

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Test Driving The Oystermen - the Covent Garden seafood restaurant makes great use of its extra space

Covent Garden's Oystermen doubled its size in Covent Garden - adding a raw bar and more. We head down to try out this highly-praised seafood restaurant.  …

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Test Driving Burger and Beyond - really living up to both parts of the name

Burger and Beyond have set up their first permanent restaurant in Shoreditch - with the emphasis on building the "beyond" part. We head down for a look. …

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