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The Beckhams’ Endorsement Can’t Keep Vegan Burgers in Shoreditch

Plus more London restaurant news today

Filth Foods by Gizzi Erskine’s plant-based burgers leave Shoreditch, despite the Beckhams’ endorsement Victoria Beckham/Instagram Stories

Meat burgers take over from plant burgers

Dirty Burger will return to its site on Bethnal Green Road, with Gizzi Erskine and Rosemary Ferguson’s Filth closing after a three-month residency. Even the Beckhams’ appreciation couldn’t earn an extension on the planned term.

This naked flight is not an April Fool

Two events on 30 April will raise money for breast cancer charity Coppafeel! and Movember respectively. Two — clothes optional — naked breakfasts will take 22 diner apiece up into the sky, naked, with the lucky few sponsoring themselves to raise money for charity. [Hot Dinners]

American restaurant rebrands to ‘urban cuisine’ with interesting name

Boondocks on Old Street is changing its name and its vibe, bring ‘American urban cuisine’ to a restaurant now called... Harlem Soul. Expect burgers, freakshakes, and graffiti.

Pizza Express wants to “elevate” express pizza

Fresh off trialling a “future-proof” restaurant, Pizza Express has announced its intent: “elevate” its offer. Managing director Zoe Bowley reflected on the dangers of nostalgia: “Everyone has a story about Pizza Express or a residual fondness, but that doesn’t guarantee you fondness in the future.” [Big Hospitality]

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