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Have we found some of the best pasta in Finsbury Park?

Have we found some of the best pasta in Finsbury Park?

In 2007, Simone Remoli moved from his native Rome to London, where he quickly set about making his mark on our city’s dining out scene. Rome’s loss was London’s considerable gain, as Simone brought the skills he learnt in his family kitchen to restaurants like Roka and Barrafina, then LocandaLocatelli…

Gabeto Camden - London Restaurant Review

Gabeto Camden - London Restaurant Review

Gabeto is the newest restaurant and bar on the Camden Market scene. Setting out to establish a hub for eating, drinking and socialising that “rivals the best in Shoreditch and Fitzrovia", it’s a really exciting project that arrived slap-bang in the middle of this most famous of London districts…

Modern Japanese izakaya restaurant launches in Mayfair

Modern Japanese izakaya restaurant launches in Mayfair

The folks behind the popular Chisou restaurant on nearby Princes Street introduce Kiri, an authentic new haven for modern izakaya dishes and an exclusive list of sakes. Decking out their space in natural woods and warm lighting down a quiet side road close to Oxford Street, the philosophy at Kiri issimple…

Steak restaurant announces sixth site in Borough

Steak restaurant announces sixth site in Borough

Borough Market has always been a great source of inspiration to Will Beckett and Huw Gott - co-founders of Hawksmoor - which is why there’s so much anticipation for their new restaurant. Hawksmoor sources a lot of its ingredients from the foodie hub that is Borough Market, and now they’re…

Blind Spot at St. Martin's Lane - London Bar Review

Blind Spot at St. Martin's Lane - London Bar Review

As I awkwardly shuffled through the melee of Trafalgar Square on my way to check out Blind Spot, this is absolutely the last place in London that I could have expected to find a secretive speakeasy known only to a very select few. Priding itself on an exciting live jazz schedule, a tasty array of…

Levantine pop-up announces permanent site in South Kensington

Levantine pop-up announces permanent site in South Kensington

Ceru strives to “harness the attractive array of Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean ingredients” to create a vibrant eating out experience that is as delicious as it is good for you. Husband and wife team Barry and Patricia Hilton are the brains behind the brand, taking experience from…

DMN Area Guides: London Bridge

DMN Area Guides: London Bridge

If those two words - London Bridge - instantly bring signal failures and staff shortages to mind, you need this guide. With sky-high restaurants offering glorious views of the city rubbing shoulders with secret speakeasies hosting live entertainment throughout the week, there's so much more to this part…