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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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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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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The steak boom shows no sign of running out of sizzle, with Hawksmoor announcing a sixth London branch at Southwark’s Borough Market to open in February. There is also a branch in Manchester. The new restaurant will accommodate 140 diners on two floors in a former Victorian hop warehouse later used by a fruit importer and […]

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