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Pubs, Bars and Nightlife

The rules for heading to pubs and restaurants, as July 19 confirmed

As lockdown eases, life finds a way – only, the next stage is on hold

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David Ellis reviews Hongdae Pocha: Korean boozer is an absolute riot

Soho’s newest pub is gloriously graffitied den of fiery spice, huge portions and plenty to drink, says David Ellis

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Gloria team reveal ‘Church 2.0’ with mammoth new restaurant, Ave Mario

Dubbed a “cheeky interpretation of the Church” expect a mirrored party basement and a monster ice cream cake

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David Ellis reviews Bar des Prés: ‘Le Sushi’ is a pricey pretender

While there’s much to enjoy, little feels new at Cyril Lignac’s Franco fusion, says David Ellis, and that vanilla ice cream...

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Phil Howard and Thomas Straker launch Otto pop-up at Flour + Water

Howard, who launched the pasta delivery service in lockdown three, will be cooking dishes from the offering for the public for the first time next month

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123V: Is this London’s most convincing meat-free burger?

Alexis Gauthier’s new vegan restaurant is replicating LA-style fast food – with results that completely fooled one diner

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Sally Abé on the Pem: ‘It’s going to be glam, elegant – and lively!’

Sally Abé talks tells David Ellis about life after the Harwood Arms, why empowering women in hospitality drives her and her enduring love for classic recipes

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Imad’s Syrian Kitchen finds strength in simplicity, says Jimi Famurewa

It looked like it was to be a long afternoon, says Jimi Famurewa — but then, blessedly, the trajectory of the entire lunch shifted

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The restaurants the London it-crowd can’t wait to head back into

Not sure where to visit with our newfound freedoms? Take the lead from one of these insiders, says Joanna Taylor

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Jimi Famurewa reviews Ombra: A ramshackle mix of grit and glamour

Italian Ombra serves plates of dumbfounding, almost confrontationally vivid flavours, says Jimi Famurewa

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Casino Royale: Hippodrome opens its doors on the stroke of midnight

As the pouring rain cleared, David Ellis stepped in from the cold for a night at a London institution

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12 unmissable openings in London, picked by the city’s top chefs

London is back in business and the capital’s top restaurateurs pick the new places that have them chomping at the bit — and pay tribute to those that have shut

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Jimi uncovers a triumph of radical climate-conscious cooking at Native

Jimi discovers his dish of the year at the impressive new iteration of Imogen Davis and Ivan Tisdall-Downes’ restaurant

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Bibi’s Chet Sharma: I knew I wanted this before – now I know I need it

The chef made his name working with JKS restaurants and the likes of Moor Hall. Now, after a hellish year and a serious illness, he’s set to launch a place of his own

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How Russell Norman got his groove back

Small plates, Negronis and no reservations – Russell Norman’s Polpo empire sparked a revolution. Now he’s ready for a second act, he tells David Ellis

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Jimi Famurewa reviews Fenn: Flawless, high-definition cooking

The pandemic forced swift rebrand and change of tack for the Fenn team — and the results are dazzling

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No reservation? No problem: London’s top restaurants for walk-ins

All dressed up with nowhere to go? With London’s top terraces booked out weeks in advance, David Ellis maps the places welcoming walk-ins

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Jimi Famurewa on Limin’ Beach Club: Tropical escape on fantasy island

Jimi discovers a sand-covered, landlocked paradise where misbehaviour beckons

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Goring hotel to celebrate summer with Rick Stein – and a Shetland pony

An Instagram-famous Shetland is set to be the star guest at the Royal hangout

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Russell Norman confirms return to restaurants with Trattoria Brutto

Norman left Polpo last year but is set to come back to town this summer

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Jimi Famurewa reviews the Light Bar: Back to life with effervescence

Jimi finds a Shoreditch spot with ambition as lofty as its double-height ceilings

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Eataly London confirms Liverpool Street opening on April 29

A true taste of Italy now takes little more than a trip to Liverpool Street

Events and Things To Do

Here comes the sun: This summer’s hottest tickets to book now

From all-star line-ups at London’s day festivals to long lunches on alfresco terraces, David Ellis picks the summer’s hottest tickets to kick-start the Roaring Twenties

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The restaurants we can’t wait to return to

After far too long locked up, the Standard’s writers are practically drooling at the thought of getting back out on the town

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A delicious riot of perfect pastry is an Insta phenomenon to savour

Bao’s steamed dough penis is a sign of the very strange times

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Outdoor dining in Covent Garden doubled for April 12 reopening

Last summer’s 300 covers has been upped to 800 to help support the area’s restaurants

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Solve the WFH lunch puzzle with inspiration from the office classics

Answer the burdensome ‘what’s for lunch?’ question with a little reminder of office life

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Adam Handling: ‘This year broke me, but I’m fighting’

In the past year, Handling has lost two restaurants, a bar and a coffee shop. The chef tells David Ellis how his team saved the business – and him

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Easter feasts: The best meal kits and deliveries to order

This Easter is likely to feel extra special, says David Ellis, so cook up a meal to remember