The Allegory by Drake & Morgan is coming to the ‘Unsquare Mile’ this October – that’s the are where Shoreditch meets the City – in the new Principal Place development just off Worship Street. Be one of the first to sample their creative cocktails, craft beers, and dishes from the menu with 50% off food and drink […]

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The founders of Santo Remedio, the highly rated Shoreditch Mexican that closed after just five months last year, have reopened their trendy street food spot in Bermondsey’s Tooley Street today (7 September). Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes managed to raise the £40,000 they were looking for on Kickstarter by 7 June in order to revive the restaurant and […]

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Asian-inspired dishes and cocktails are on offer at Pickled Fred, a new Shoreditch spot off Brick Lane opening on 30 August. As the name suggests, pickles and ferments will feature strongly on both the food and the cocktail menus. The 50-cover restaurant and bar will open for dinner and weekend lunch from Wednesday 6 September at 61 […]

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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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When our reporters praise Bray’s Hind’s Head it is because the picturesque pub is “thankfully not over-Hestoned” but The Sunday Times’s Lisa Markwell has the opposite problem – she can’t find any evidence of Blumenthal’s pseudo-scientific cooking at all, nor the influence of his trusty lieutenant Ashley Palmer-Watts – and it leaves her disappointed… “I […]

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It’s National Barbecue Week, so that means hunching over the rusty old Webber in your back garden with an umbrella – right? Not according to Giles Coren. He reviews Shoreditch’s Rök and Smokestak with such enthusiasm that he implores readers to visit one of these two smokehouses, rather than light the barbie in their own […]

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Cult chef Ben Spalding is to operate a three-month “punk tapas” pop-up called Small Plate Sessions at the Last Days of Shoreditch street-food site on Old Street this summer. A veteran of Simon Rogan’s Roganic, Per Se in New York and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Spalding made his name with a short-lived residency at the John Salt pub in […]

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⦿ AA Gill of the Sunday Times opened his review of The Magpie Café 5/5 in Whitby with the bombshell that he has cancer, an announcement that – uniquely perhaps for a restaurant review – was trailed by a front-page report. “I’ve got an embarrassment of cancer, the full English,” he wrote, promising to let his readers know […]

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⦿ Marina O’Loughlin of The Guardian reviewed Jikoni 7/10 in Marylebone, the first restaurant from “chic and beautiful” TV chef and writer Ravinder Bhogal, which she found “immensely girly“. “Jewel-coloured saris and handmade Indian tablecloths notwithstanding, the girliest element is the food, which is light years from the usual Brit curry machismo… You can’t escape the cuteness: […]

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The team behind east London high-flying former pop-up The Clove Club has announced plans to open a “Britalian” restaurant and bar in St John Street near Smithfield meat market next month. Orkney-born chef Isaac McHale said Luca would present British produce “through an Italian lens”, with dishes such as ravioli of grouse with potato and […]

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