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Two London Restaurant Stars Reunite for Annual Burns Night Dinner

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Burns Night 2019 London dinner: Two of London’s best restaurants, Quo Vadis Soho and Black Axe Mangal in Islington, will reprise annual event Nicky Kelvin/Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis and Black Axe Mangal could bring back the ‘Cock Em Bouche’

The now traditional Burns Night collaboration between Jeremy Lee’s Soho restaurant Quo Vadis and Lee Tiernan’s Black Axe Mangal in Islington returns on 25 January. Menu details are under wraps, but past dishes from two of London’s essential restaurants have included mutton with numbing spices, foie gras doughnuts, and that pink, indecent, towering dessert. Book tickets for Quo Vadis x Black Axe Mangal Burns Night here.

Gourmet-junk burger pioneers announce second closure in two months

Meatliquor Brixton is now closed, but the burger restaurant group is after an alternative site.

London’s most nominatively determinist coffee shop opens a sixth site

The Gentlemen Baristas is now open at East India Docks. The 70-cover all-day café joins coffee shops in Borough, Fitzrovia, Southwark, London Bridge, and North Greenwich. [The Caterer]

Someone in London thinks a chicken wing and eyeliner pop-up will fly

Mother Clucker and Benefit Cosmetics will serve chicken wings and eyeliner on Commercial Street from 30 January until 3 February. One for the nichest-of-the-niche crowd. [Hot Dinners]

Southbank performing arts hub gets new all-day restaurant

Spiritland — with locations in King’s Cross and Mayfair — is now open at Royal Festival Hall. Expect antipodean cooking from new group head chef Moondog, who previously worked with New Zealand icon Peter Gordon at The Providores in Marylebone.

Quo Vadis

26-29 Dean Street, , England W1D 3LL 020 7437 9585 Visit Website

Black Axe Mangal

156 Canonbury Road, , England N1 2UP Visit Website


6 Saint Chad's Place, , England WC1X 9HH 020 7837 0444 Visit Website

The Providores

109 Marylebone High Street, , England W1U 4RX 020 7935 6175 Visit Website