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Rock on: the Piccadilly branch of the Hard Rock Café
The restaurant chain's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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Claw hammered: combine champagne and crustaceans at the Krug and Beast pop-up
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Strawberry fields: growing fruit and vegetables on the roof
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If ever a drink was deserving of an exhibition, it is the martini
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Grape expectations: Rothschild would be a good bet
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Hemingway left a full, typed-out recipe for the perfect burger to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library
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You're toast: the Kadhai Spiced Crab gourmet toastie from Cinnamon Soho
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The big squeeze: Many people now juice their way to five a day
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Any investment greater than £500 gets you a free burrito
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One could argue that the burgers that Zagat lists are simply examples of comfort food reaching a sort of apotheosis
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I doubt that my asparagus can be all that “locally sourced” if I’m eating it in Soho
What does our 'farm-to-table' pretention say about us?
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ebookA wonderful selection of salads, starters and mains featuring venison, grouse and other game
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Step away from the Soylent and enjoy the pleasures of real food
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Missing a trick: Chillies are about so much more than heat
If you can't stand the heat, opt for chillies that add flavour
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Tickled pink: ordering rosé no longer means getting an alcoholic Ribena
Rosé is increasingly popular - here's how to get the best from pink plonk
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Meat treat: some of the delights on offer at Hill & Szrok in London
Dinner at my butchers with a glass of wine? I'm all for it
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The famous Japanese restaurant shares its recipe for seasonal cherry blossom macarons

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Shared tables make fellow diners too close for comfort
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Some restaurants discriminate on the basis of looks when choosing their staff just as much as some fashion houses do
Waiting staff don't need to be as hot as the dishes they serve
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