Do we really need an excuse to scarf down a juicy patty with our favourite toppings (preferably in a brioche bun of course)? Probably not, but we’ve got one anyway: 24 August is National Burger Day. With this illustrious occasion looming in our calendars, it seems particularly apposite to take a look at where to […]

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City workers at Bloomberg’s new European HQ will have their work cut out for them just trying to decide what to have for lunch. Bloomberg Arcade, slated to open this autumn at the media giant’s new offices in Queen Victoria Street, will vaunt 10 rather trendy-sounding restaurants curated by Bloomberg’s Richard Vines alongside the FT’s […]

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  It may be as massive as an ‘airship hangar’ but Bang Bang Oriental – an Asian food hall in Collindale – still offers some great eats, according to The Observer’s Jay Rayner “Top tip: set up camp at a table as close to the middle of the room as possible, or you’ll end up walking […]

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The Shard’s Northern Chinese restaurant Hutong, which offers “exceptional vistas from the 33rd floor” welcomes new head chef Fei Wang. Originally from Chengdu – the capital of China’s Sichuan province – he introduces a refined and contemporary take on authentic dishes. Offering a different approach to most Cantonese-inspired Chinese menus in London, Hutong serves food from […]

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Chef Nuno Mendes has teamed up with Barworks to launch a new neighbourhood venue in Hackney’s Keltan House, incorporating a bar, restaurant, deli and café. Mare Street Market opens this winter (date still TBA). Nuno, of course, made his name at Bethnal Green’s Viajante (RIP) and has gone on to head up Chiltern Firehouse in […]

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A brasserie-style venture from Michel (the elder) and Alain Roux is slated to open within a new residential complex in Taplow in autumn 2018. Roux at Skindles will be overseen by Alain, and will be a world away from the lavishness of its sister restaurant, the “absolutely impeccable” Waterside Inn in nearby Bray. The brasserie […]

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Yes, you read that right – this restaurant really is called Flavour Bastard. So what’s in a name? Well, it seems that chef-patron Pratap Chahal is keen to use a fusion of flavours – gleaned from his time at Ramsay’s Claridge’s, Chez Bruce, Cinnamon Club and Galvin Bistrot – to create an international menu with […]

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Hove’s hottest newcomer etch has teamed up with Harden’s to host the restaurant’s first ever Sunday lunch, with tickets available exclusively for Harden’s readers. Steven Edwards’ stylish seaside dining destination, which serves tasting menus showcasing stunning Sussex produce, has never opened on a Sunday – until now. The lunch will take place on 24 September, […]

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Clare Smyth just opened her much-anticipated solo restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill this week, which got us thinking about what else is in our restaurant launch calendar. Here’s 10 up-and-comers we’re excited to welcome to London’s dining scene this year…   Coal Rooms SE15 Opening: mid-August 2017 Meat and fish are grilled in […]

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After nearly two years of preparation (we first heard of her proposed solo venture back in 2015) Ramsay’s golden girl Clare Smyth has finally unveiled her first restaurant. Core by Clare Smyth opened on 1 August on the former site of Notting Hill Kitchen, in a grand and rambling old townhouse on Kensington Park Road. The ethos, for […]

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