Following the success of the Cronut – a donut crossed with a croissant – here comes the sushi donut, the latest hybrid from the new Camden branch of Asian fusion mini-chain Inamo. In fact the sushi donut is much more palatable than the name suggests, mainly because it does not involve the deep fryer. Inamo is best known for […]

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The team behind the tiny Hackney restaurant Pidgin, one of the new stars of east London dining, has opened an even smaller wine bar three minutes’ walk away. Enfant Terrible is billed as “a gonzo take on the tiny wine bars of Paris”, serving elevated snacks such as mutton tartare with roasted rice, brown butter and […]

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⦿ The Observer’s Jay Rayner reviewed Sambal Shiok, Mandy Yin’s Malaysian evenings-only pop-up at Blend café in Harringay, where he was impressed by the Singapore-style laksa. “Boy, is it good. The broth is thick, making it more a stew than a soup. It is the Fisher-Price Activity Centre of food, with just so much to see and do and […]

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London’s barbecue fiends will be trekking to Farringdon this month to see the biggest wood-fired grill in town at South African-inspired Hammer and Tongs. A braai more than three metres long burning sickle bush hardwood imported from Namibia and South Africa will bring the flavours of the South African outdoors to this corner of indoor London from Monday December 5. Skewers of […]

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The highest restaurant in Europe is scheduled to be built in the City of London following this week’s granting of planning permission for the 73-storey skyscraper 1 Undershaft. Already nicknamed the Trellis, the 309-metre tower will be 7 metres shorter than the Shard, currently the tallest building in Europe, and will look down on its immediate neighbours the […]

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Former long-serving Gordon Ramsay chef James Durrant is to launch a new restaurant, the Game Bird, at the Stafford hotel in St James’s. Best known for its American Bar, the Stafford is a classic central London bolt-hole, tucked away from the crowds of Piccadilly beside Green Park. Durrant’s menu will feature plenty of game, including grouse, Rhug estate […]

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Sourced Market this week became the first food business to open in the vast Nova restaurant-and-retail development opposite Victoria station. A further 16 restaurants and pop-up kiosks are due to open from early next year in the lower floors of the £250million Land Securities development, which also contains offices and luxury flats. There will be outdoor seating for 700 […]

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The humble chop – or should that be the mighty chop? – is having a moment, appearing in the name of two new London restaurants. The Tandoor Chop House in Covent Garden, which opens on November 28, is described as “the meeting of a North Indian communal eatery and a classic British chop house”. Its […]

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London’s renovated Centre Point tower will include a destination restaurant from the Rhubarb catering group when it reopens next year. The 34-storey office block was one of London’s first skyscrapers when it was completed in 1966, but caused a scandal when it was kept empty for its first nine years, during a housing crisis. Now Grade 1-listed, the tower is […]

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