Jay Rayner in The Observer keeps things on The Straight and Narrow, a piano bar and restaurant in east London’s Docklands… “Food and music are meant to go together. Jazz, which is what I have spent most of my adult life at the keyboard wrestling with, was born in restaurants like this. “The Straight and Narrow has […]

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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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(Image credit – Mint Leaf Restaurant)  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to remind readers of the capital’s top 10 restaurants for romance, as voted for in our annual London restaurant survey: we achieved 7,500 participants in the 2017 survey. The coveted top spots are unchanged from last year, with Clos Maggiore, La Poule […]

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New York is ‘the city that never sleeps’, and Parisians have long been used to the idea of the all-night brasserie. Meanwhile here in London, plans for the 24-hour tube have finally, finally come to fruition with the central and Victoria lines the first to go all night from 19 August. Despite the delays to the […]

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Soho’s treasured gelateria Gelupo – “blood orange sorbet… be still my beating heart!” – has introduced a collection of new seasonal gelato, sorbets and ice cream to its menu. Newly developed flavours include: Apricot Crumble, White Chocolate & Lavender, Yogurt & Berries, and Strawberry Sherbert. Reminiscent of the fragrant, fresh flavours of the Amalfi Coast, and inspired […]

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Founders of Bao – the über-popular street-food-vendor-turned-permanent-Soho-restaurant – Wai Ting Chung, Shing Chung and Erchen Chang, opened a second site for their Taiwanese steamed buns today (7 July). The trio have taken over the former site of Boopshis in Fitzrovia. Bao Fitzrovia will hopefully go some way towards calming the ravenous hoards queuing 100-deep outside the […]

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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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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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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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