It’s September once again, which means three things – school is back in session, the days are already getting shorter, and its native oyster season. To celebrate that last fact we’ve got the definitive list of restaurants and bars serving the best bivalves in London, according to our annual survey…   HOT NEWCOMER The Oystermen […]

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It is oft remarked that we Brits love to queue, and when it comes to dining out in London sometimes that’s a necessity. According to recent research queues are governed by the rule of six – customers will only join a queue with less than six people and are only willing to wait six minutes. Restaurant-goers, […]

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Borough Market reopened on 14 June, 11 days after the terror attack that left eight dead and over 48 people injured. The market said the victims would never be forgotten but that they wanted to return to ‘some semblance of normality’ for the wellbeing of the whole community and everybody associated with the market. Gourmet Goat’s […]

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Borough Market holds a special place in the heart of every London foodie. Sure it’s touristy, and locals tend to eschew its mainstream appeal in favour of lesser-known food markets, but many who profess a love of dining in London will have started their culinary journey there as a wide-eyed stranger to this enthralling city. […]

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Restaurant-goers and staff at Borough Market’s many night spots were praised for their bravery during last weekend’s terror attack in which eight people were killed and at least 48 injured. Nurses dining at the Hart brother’s new Mexican restaurant in London Bridge, El Pastór, came to the aid of a woman who had been stabbed, […]

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Two young female chefs are opening their first restaurant, Lupins, next month in the Flat Iron Square food hub, a short walk from Borough Market in Southwark. Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke met in the kitchen at Medlar in Chelsea, and worked together at the Sands End in Fulham and Cross Keys in Chelsea before […]

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Allan Pickett, whose well-regarded Fitzrovia restaurant Piquet closed last year after just 12 months in business, has been hired as executive chef by the Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre overlooking the Thames in Southwark. The Swan, a couple of minutes’ walk from the Borough Market foodies hub, was refurbished a year ago and has wonderful views across the river to the […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Chop Chop in Edinburgh, which confirmed his view that dumplings are the ultimate comfort food – “While you are eating dumplings nothing bad can happen.” Opened in 2006 by Jian Wang, from Dongbei in northeast China, Chop Chop excels in its dumplings, although its other dishes were more variable […]

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Foodie haven Borough Market has launched its own pop-up restaurant to showcase produce sold by its traders. Borough Plates is open from Tuesday to Saturday until the end of March in the two-storey redbrick trustees’ building, which overlooks the market on Cathedral Street. Working with upmarket caterer Cuisson, the market is inviting chefs from some of […]

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The taco’s rise to prominence in London continues, with Club Mexicana moving permanently into the Haggerston cocktail bar Pamela on January 17. Club Mexicana founder Meriel Armitage has pioneered a vegan take on taco classics, testing the market as a street-food vendor with Kerb and Street Feast. Two of the best-reviewed London restaurant openings in […]

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