Beavertown brewery announced this week that it has closed its Texan BBQ joint, Duke’s Brew & Que, after five years. The hip, and often crowded Haggerston spot was where the brewery founders concocted the first batches of Gamma Ray, Neck Oil, Smog Rocket, 8 Ball and Black Betty, brewing up these now well-known beers in the […]

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Approaching the festive season, David Carter, founder of Smokestak, has announced the addition of a whole beef brisket at his Shoreditch restaurant, alongside a series of festive feasting menus for groups. According to our reporters “the beef brisket is the thing of dreams!” so this is exciting news. Smoked for 12-15 hours over kiln-dried English oak, […]

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London’s appetite for stoking ‘cues and smoking meats remains undiminished by time or the increasing abundance of BBQ joints in the capital. Just this week Neil Rankin announced temper City, and the last 12 months have seen the launch of MeatUp in Wandsworth, temper Soho, The Stoke House at Victoria’s Nova development, Texas Joe’s Slow […]

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Hot on the smoky heels of temper Soho, comes temper City – the second venture from barbecue maestro Neil Rankin and business partner Sam Lee. The original temper opened in Broadwick Street in November last year to a string of plaudits from foodies and critics alike, including Jay Rayner who dubbed it one of London’s […]

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Ben Chapman, founder of one of London’s hottest restaurants of last year – Smoking Goat – is set to open a second Thai BBQ venture in September 2016. Kiln, in Soho’s Brewer Street, will be a ‘side of the road type restaurant’ serving grills and a speciality daily noodle dish. The cooking is inspired by […]

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Smokey Tails, the ‘Beats & Eats’ pop-up created by DJ Seth Troxler, Wilderness festival co- founder Jo Vidler and ‘flavour technician’ (whatever that may mean!) Jona Ahearne took up its first permanent residence, at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on 22 April. And it must be going well so far because they’ve just announced a new lunch menu and picnic offering. […]

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Kansas City-style BBQ joint, Bodean’s, has announced that its seventh hog hotspot will open in Covent Garden on 12 April. The new restaurant will offer 50% off food (lunch and dinner) during its soft launch, 12-14 April (inclusive). The discount is only available for direct bookings via coventgarden@bodeansbbq.com. The group has taken over the former […]

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Yet another street food trader puts down permanent roots as purveyor of Eastern-influenced, charcoal grilled meats and fish, Walter and Monty, launches a standalone restaurant in the City. The 30-cover venue opens its doors next month with free food at lunchtime on 14 & 15 April. There will be no bookings for the soft launch so […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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