Sam and Eddie Hart, the brothers behind the soaring Barrafina group, opened their latest venture this week, the Mexican-inspired El Pastor taqueria near Borough Market. “Al pastor“, or shepherd-style, is where the taco meets the kebab – a Mexico City staple with its origins in the Arab shawarma. Sam Hart acquired a taste for the style while […]

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If there’s a National Talk Like a Pirate Day (and there is, it’s 19 September) then National Grilled Cheese Day is fair do’s if you ask us. Here’s eight places (some market stalls and pop-ups, others standalone cafés and restaurants) where you can get a truly awesome grill cheese on 12 April.   The street […]

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The Brew (group) One bun to eat-in: £3 Four to take-away: £4 Looking for a luxury hot cross bun this Easter? From 16 March until the end of the month, Brew in Putney, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Clapham and Chiswick will be selling these goodies to eat in or take-away. Freshly made on site every day by Brew’s hellfire bakers. […]

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On Thursday, the world will raise a glass to St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of Ireland and its rich cultural history, but mostly a time when revellers drink too much Guinness. For those who would rather not spend 17 March down the pub, Harden’s has got some great suggestions on where in London you can […]

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After two years of trading outside at Borough Market, this rising street food star has opened a new fixed indoor unit on one of the iconic market’s main byways Rochester Walk. Gourmet Goat is renowned for its East Mediterranean dishes showcasing kid goat sourced exclusively from British dairy farms. Gourmet Goat has built a signifiant […]

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Tim Siadatan and Jordan Freida follow-up the “dreamily authentic” Trullo just off Highbury Corner with another Italian venture, this time in the decidedly more central environs of Borough Market. Padella will serve a variety of quite keenly priced pasta dishes, including some of Trullo’s ‘greatest hits’. The restaurant opens on 29 March with a 50% off […]

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It may never have lived up to its cathedral-like setting under the railway arches but Vinopolis has been a Borough Market institution since 1999, so news of its impending closure is certainly sad. The wine tour and tasting venue, along with its restaurant Cantina Vinopolis (where food was always rather secondary to wine buffery), will […]

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Following in the footsteps of pop-up maestro Carl Clarke (who opened oriental-influenced chicken spot Chick’n’Sours earlier this year) chef Brett Redman has launched a new yakitori restaurant on Dalston’s Kingsland Road. Jidori – a 40-cover venture named after premium-grade Japanese poultry ‒ opened on Friday 4 December with a 50% off food soft launch (dinner only). Specialising in […]

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Another week, another seven day stint raising the profile of a product we’re already well aware of. This time round it’s National Doughnut Week (9-16 May). To honour this humble, yet delicious, food we’ve rounded up our favourite 10 places to get sweet and savoury rings in the capital. In the immortal words of Homer […]

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