This year marks the 20th year of StreetSmart, a campaign raising funds for homeless charities through restaurants nationally every November and December. The charity has raised over £8.2 million across two decades, through the simple idea of adding a voluntary £1 to diners’ bills throughout the festive months. StreetSmart raised a staggering £587,000 in 2016 and in this […]

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Doesn’t your Mum deserve more than a bunch of flowers this year on Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed, some pampering and chocolate is a start, but why not take her out for a meal to show her how special she is? Here are a few ideas … Enoteca Turi Enoteca Turi, 87 Pimlico Rd, London, SW1W […]

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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. Trending Restaurants 25 June […]

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Fork to Fork Festival @ ARK Franklin Primary Academy 13 June £5-8 Thomasina Miers, founder of the bright ‘n’ buzzy Wahaca chain, and her bff Laura Harper­‐Hinton, co-founder of those “bustling brunch” hangouts Caravan, have launched the first Fork to Fork Food Festival. The event ( taking place Saturday 13 June at ARK Franklin Primary Academy in […]

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Ottolenghi co-founder Noam Bar plans to launch a new Covent Garden venture serving food inspired by Middle Eastern market stalls and street food. Sesame opens in Garrick Street in April. On the menu: all the usual Mediterranean suspects like pittas and flat breads filled with grilled meats, veg and homemade tahini. In the grand tradition […]

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Finally, a report that’s topped the ‘rumours and hearsay’ section on our Coming Soon page since February has been verified. Yotam Ottolenghi is definitely to open a City-fringe outpost of his Ottolenghi cafés. This will be the restaurateur’s fifth café/deli, with sites already in Islington, Notting Hill, Kensington and Knightsbridge, as well as his Nopi […]

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No-one could accuse the people behind roaming restaurant Platterform of not paying their dues. After three years of hosting pop-ups on rooftops (in sometimes Arctic conditions) they have finally secured a permanent home at Hackney Empire. Platterform plan to introduce their mix of food, drink, music and immersive events to the area, with nights like […]

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