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These are the best places to eat and drink in Waterloo. We’ve got you covered. more

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Area Guide Stoke Newington

We’ve listed Stoke Newington’s best new openings, followed by the area’s bars and restaurants you can’t miss. With a vibrant mix of independent cafes, restaurants, butchers, pubs, delis, and bakeries, Stoke Newington is a foodie haven that hasn’t lost its community spirit. As such it’s a popular area for chefs and owners to take their […] more

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We’ve listed the best new openings in Dalston, as well the established bars and restaurants you just have to try. Although regeneration may have taken the edge off Dalston, its mix of basement bars, independent shops and creative restaurants still make it one of the most exciting places to eat, drink and party in London. DALSTON’S […] more

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We’ve put together a rundown of the best bars and restaurants in Shoreditch, from new openings to the established favourites you just have to try. Over the last couple of decades, Shoreditch has gone from a rundown corner of London to a social, cultural and culinary hub. It boasts an extremely high concentration of excellent bars […] more

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A view of the Gherkin from Duck and Waffle in the City of London.

We’ve put together a rundown of the best bars and restaurants in the City of London, from impressive new openings to the established favourites you just have to try. There’s no denying that eating and drinking in the City tends to be on the expensive side, and it can get crowded with the odd suit […] more

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Covent Garden Area Guide London

We’ve put together a rundown of the best bars and restaurants in Covent Garden, from the best new openings to the established favourites you just have to try. Known for theatre and shopping, the glamorous Covent Garden is a major draw for locals as well as tourists. So it’s no surprise that, like neighbouring Soho and Hoxton, there’s no shortage […] more

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Hoxton Area Guide London

We’ve put together a rundown of the best restaurants in Hoxton, including our favourite new openings as well as the established bars and eateries you just have to try. Sitting in the pocket between Shoreditch and South Hackney, Hoxton is a real mix of cultures and flavours. From traditional east end establishments to the “pho mile,” you’ll find British cookery, […] more

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Hackney Area Guide London

From brand new places to longstanding local faves, we’ve got the essential guide you need for drinking & dining in Hackney. Full of vibrant little neighbourhoods and places that celebrate creativity, quality and independence, Hackney really represents what East London is all about. That means you are spoiled for choice when it comes to places […] more

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Every now and then we treat our readers to a rather fantastic experience out and about in London. Entry details below, and if you haven’t done so already, sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date on the best openings and experiences in London. WIN A 4 COURSE DINNER FOR TWO BY MARK HIX […] more

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Area Guide: Chinatown

We’ve rounded up the best places to eat and drink in Chinatown, from new openings to established favourites. You can find a Chinatown in just about every big city on Earth, but thanks to London’s huge Asian community, we’ve lucked out with one of the most vibrant, exciting and authentic Chinatowns outside of China. An unfortunate misconception […] more

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New Year Resolutions: Detox vs Retox

To detox or not to detox? That’s a question facing many of us as we jot down our New Year resolutions at the start of 2017.   We won’t judge one way or the other, but you should know that London is a city of both virtue and vice: go the detox route, and you’ll […] more

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Bonnie Gull Recipes

Get your bowling shoes on at Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl or tuck into the freshest catch of the day in Soho at Bonnie Gull. If you’d like to see what else has just opened in London lately, be sure to have a gander at our brand new Just Opened Map. The Distillery What is it? A mecca for […] more

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Christmas Time. Mistletoe and Wine. No, don’t worry- we’re not about to burst into a festive sing-along. Before we can even think of letting loose around log fires and fairy lights, we’re having a serious gift giving brainstorm. Mistletoe probably won’t cut it and wine’s always a tricky one. So it looks like our only […] more

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One of the dishes available at Jamavar London.

As the temperatures drop why not warm up from the inside with some pan-Asian spices at Inamo Camden, or sample Indian fine dining straight from Bharat at Jamavar. December is a busy time of year so be sure to check out the rest of the fantastic openings you can enjoy via our Just Opened Map. In […] more

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Christmas Dalloway Terrace

Oh alright we admit it. We’re not entirely sure Santa’s the fellow filling our stockings these days. The last time we spotted a jolly guy chuckling away in a red velvet onesie was late one night in Dalston. Not to say that the old boy couldn’t have been Saint Nick enjoying some much-needed stress release […] more

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Swing over to the Savoy Theatre’s latest musical, Dreamgirls, or take snacking to a whole new luxurious level at HipChips – either way, there is a whole host of openings that are worth checking out, have a peak via our Just Opened Map. In other news – you can sign up to our Membership scheme with food […] more

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Sakagura London 2

Tuck into Neapolitan pizza at Exmouth Market’s Panzo or prepare to suspend disbelief at the National Theatre’s latest production of everyone’s favourite fairy tale, Peter Pan. If you’d like to see what else has just opened in London lately, be sure to have a gander at our brand new Just Opened Map. In other news – you […] more

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Bar Douro London 3

Brush up on Portuguese cuisine at Flat Iron Square’s most recent opening Bar Douro or experience some fine dining without the fuss at Perilla. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – […] more

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Chicama, Restaurant, King's Road, London

As self-respecting Londoners, we believe it’s our absolute duty to delight in every emerging delectable dish. But recently we’ve noticed a rather explosive foodie phenomena in the restaurants and bars in London. If you’re anything like us, you may have cottoned onto it too. Enter the moreish morsels of the sharing plate. From street eats […] more

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Food being prepared at Smokestak.

Indulge yourself at one of Madrid’s finest exports, Street XO, or head south of the river to explore the plethora of openings at BOXPARK Croydon. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – […] more

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Ma Plucker London 2

We’ve chosen a select few of our favourite places to enjoy poultry in your past time, so without further ado here are the four best restaurants in Central London that specialise in chicken. Did you know we eat 29 million chicken eggs a day in England? Nuts right. Now whether the hen graced the globe first, or […] more

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Bao buns at Yuu Kitchen.

Settle into a life of luxury at Leman Locke Hotel or feast your eyes on the new musical, Lazarus, co-written by the late great David Bowie. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around […] more

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Posada Halloween

Thanks to our friends across the pond, Halloween has become a pretty big deal in the social calendar and London… we have too many options to choose from. So, if you can’t decide how and where to spend the spookiest weekend of the year – we’re always here to help. From parties and raves to […] more

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The Ivy Café St John's Wood Ivy Cafe St Johns Wood

Explore the multiple openings at London’s newest social hub, Flat Iron Square, or experience 100% gluten free fine dining at M RAW. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious […] more

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Spring

Private dining rooms in London should be a celebrated option for the curious rather than a covert lair of clandestine eaters. If you know where to look, the restaurant realm is densely populated with unique private dining options. As businessmen furtively eyeball their clients’ truffled Mac n’ Cheese whilst regretting their professionally chosen celeriac soup, […] more

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Little Smoke London

Brush up on the history of Punk at The Graphics of Punk or sink your teeth into culinary delights at Little Smoke. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious […] more

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The Blend Chivas Regal London

This week, dine back in time at Roma or learn to blend your very on whisky at The Blend. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious can find out […] more

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Dominique Ansel Bakery London

This week, sink and drink before ink at Parlour or tuck into flavours of the Caspian sea at Jan. Don’t forget to check out our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of the best places around town – the curious can find out […] more

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No Man's Land London

This week, you can witness acting royalty delve into Harold Pinters classic, No Man’s Land, or tuck into Italian tapas at Covent Gardens newest opening Fumo. And it would be remiss of us to not remind you about our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in […] more

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We won’t say we celebrated ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’, but the notion certainly inspired us to point you in the right direction for the finest places to drink in the atmosphere (and rum). Here are four of the best places to knock back everyones favourite sugarcane tipple. Be First. Just Opened more

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MEATliquor London

This week, you can tuck into Pan-Asian delights at Tootoomoo or lose yourself (in more ways than one) in the rum selections at Burlock. And it would be remiss of us to not remind you about our Membership scheme with food & drink tasting events every month along with a range of offers in some of […] more

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This week, you’ve got the chance to chuckle at Frame Yoga, or sink your teeth into New York ribs at Dirty Bones. If you’ve not had your fill of espionage this summer you can even join the French Resistance with Maman le Mot. Be First. Just Opened xx. more

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Blakes

An epicurean’s end point, the luxury Kensington hotel Blakes has just launched its new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Unmissable for dinner, this is the sort of place you’ll encourage out-of-towners to, writes Adam Bloodworth more

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Us new openings fiends at Just Opened London recommend staying local this week, and giving your neighbourhood a chance to shine. We’ve put together our 5 favourite openings from across London – whether you live north, east, south or west. Be First. Just Opened xx. more

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Tom Slegg Picture

British-European restaurant Picture opened on Great Portland Street in 2015. It quickly developed buzz for bringing back the lavish 3 and 4-course lunch. Since then, the owners (including front-of-house man Tom Slegg who we interview here) have launched Picture Marylebone, a similarly simple and thought-out neighbourhood restaurant. more

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Bronte Chef Interview

Award-winning designer Tom Dixon (Dandelyan, Sea Containers) is behind Bronte‘s plush design… And there’s innovative international dishes flooding from the kitchen, at the hands of head chef Andrew Lassetter, who told us more about their recent launch.   more

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Tabun Kitchen Interview

Film producer Hanan Kattan has always loved food, but it wasn’t until 2016 that she turned her hand to restaurants. Her first opening, Tabun Kitchen, is a passionate ode to Palestinian home cooking. more

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Monmouth Kitchen, Mediterranean Restaurant, Covent Garden, London

NY-style 22 inch pizza in Camden, an artisan cafe where fashion meets food… & a month of art and culture takes over the Thames. It’s this week’s Top 5 Openings. Be First. Just Opened xx.  more

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Bababoom

Pitt Cue brings its famous pulled pork buns back to Soho with Little Pitt Soho, Basque cuisine comes to Shoreditch with Sagardi who’ve also thrown in a street-facing butcher shop for good measure and, a fancy new spot from Michelin starred chef, Shaun Rankin, just opened in Mayfair. Be First. Just Opened xx.   more

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Update, Tuesday August 23rd: win dinner for 6 at POPdown, enter on our Instagram page by liking, following and tagging the five friends you’d bring At 1 Cathedral Street, the road which splits Borough Market, you’ll find world class inventive takes on pan-Asian food at an interactive supper club you’ll get swept up into, writes […] more

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Little Pit Soho

This week, Jason Atherton extends his Japanese restaurant Sosharu by opening a private dining space, and Pitt Cue return to Soho… There’s also the chance to see Bowie like you’ve never seen him before at an exhibit in St James. Be First. Just Opened xx. more

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Interior of the Bloomsbury Club Bar.

 The Bloomsbury Club Bar, the newest addition to The Bloomsbury hotel, plays classic with stylish-yet-quirky flare, writes Adam Bloodworth more

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Roll up, roll up, it’s the moment Londoners have been waiting for! The Night Tube begins in just over 48 hours And to celebrate, we’ve gathered five of our finest recent openings that serve way into the night… Stay out past your bedtime. Just Opened xx.     more

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Treadwell's Summer Terrace, London

Immersive art and innovative street food has put Camden back on the map this week. And there’s a new outdoor dining spot in central, and a pizza chef from Naples who began cooking at 7 has opened in Marylebone. Be First. Just Opened xx.  more

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Interior of Petit Pois in London.

The cocktail meastros behind powerhouse bars Happiness Forgets and Original Sin have mixed success with their first foray into restaurants, writes Adam Bloodworth more

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Shotgun BBQ with a View, Rooftop Pop Up, Oxford Street, London

Rooftops in London may be ten-a-penny, but not with Brad McDonald’s unique cooking (of Shotgun BBQ fame). Also newly opened this week is a restaurant serving a unique form of Italian street food (rolled meat with hunks of cheese anyone!?) and an Arts festival that is London’s answer to the Fringe. Be First Just Opened […] more

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Bottomless brunches, decadent lunches and balmy evenings on the High Line. What would you do if you had 48 hours in New York? Here’s our guide… more

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Patty and Bun Interiors

Burger pros Patty & Bun have returned! And their new opening has live DJs as well as burgers. Martin Morales is also back, with yet more innovative Peruvian food and award-winning designer Tom Dixon has decked out another gorgeous central London restaurant. Brace yourself: It’s July’s Top 5 Openings… more

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Bronte Interior 2

The return of Tom Dixon, an opening set in a tree house and workouts in a converted Thirties warehouse. It’s July’s Best-Looking new openings… more

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H.en, Chicken Restaurant, Islington, London

This was the week of the returners: surprising everyone, the team at Bunga Bunga have launched a healthy eatery. And there’s a third Poppies fish ‘n’ chips in Soho. Brighton’s H.en has launched in London, and the team behind Peruvian restaurant Pachamama have returned with modern Peruvian food at Chicama… more

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Bronte 2

A yoga studio in a stunning converted warehouse, a play about a real-life place called “Shangri-La” and another restaurant designed by Tom Dixon, of Sea Containers. It’s this week’s top 5 openings. more

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This new small plates and cocktails venture on Stoke Newington High Street is deceptively good, writes Adam Bloodworth. Its chabby-chic interiors match Dalston’s informal vibe, but the food is a destination in itself. more

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‘Darkly Dickensian’ cocktail bars, gorgeous cuts of smoked meat in the Swedish style and the return of Bao: it’s this week’s hottest new openings. more

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Bone Daddies Old Street, Japanese fusion restaurant, London

An opening with an on-site rotating spit, a new spot for canal-side drinking and the world’s longest slide – it’s the week’s hottest openings… more

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What’s in a burger? As well as good quality meat, James Marchant discovers that the burgers at Burgerac, now available at The Social, Fitzrovia – are laced with nostalgia. more

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Dining under the sun in London: so classically British! (But so ultimately rare). Don’t waste your time when the sun strikes – pick quickly from this list of cherished spots for London sunning. Just Opened xx more

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