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News for January 2016

Ropewalk bar London Square Meal bars Maltby Street SouthbankLondon bar round-up, January 2016

Our resident lounge lizard, Keith Barker-Main, has continued to splash about in various watering holes across the capital this month, in his noble quest to bring you London's most comprehensive bars knowledge. Here’s where to re-saturate this month…

100 Wardour Street London Soho bar restaurantOpening this week: 25/01/16

It’s been a predictably slow start this January, but this week we bring news of a smattering of new London openings, including a whopping great new restaurant, bar, nightclub and lounge in Soho and free burgers in Covent Garden

Square Meal video news SquareReel video news restaurants and bars news London movie film SquareReel YouTubeSquareReel News: 25/01/16 [VIDEO]

For our first video voyage of 2016, India and Neil are huddling round the kebab grill at Soho newcomer Le Bab. But these aren’t just any old kebabs…

Dickie Fitz restaurant Fitzrovia Newman Street interior rendering SM Exclusive: Dickie Fitz first look

These just-released digital renderings of Newman Street Tavern replacement, Dickie Fitz, provide the first glimpse of what to expect from Affinity Bars & Restaurants' fourth venture – dandelion clock chandeliers and all...

Chris Galvin chef London Galvin HopTwo minutes with Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin reveals more about the first Galvin Pub Deluxe, Galvin HOP, due to open on the former Galvin Café a Vin site in Spitalfields next week – prepare for Galvinisation

Reds True BBQ London plateDitch the diet dining

Sunday 17 January is apparently the day that we are most likely to break our New Year’s resolutions. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a helping hand along the glorious path to destruction, by pointing you in the direction of the capital’s dirtiest dining establishments – ‘dirty’ being a very, very good word, of course

Shuang Shuang London restaurant Chinese hotpot SohoShuang Shuang: The Verdict

Delivering steaming hotpots and conveyor belt morsels to the Shaftesbury Avenue masses, this Chinatown newcomer opened on New Year’s Day. We visited last night to see what the hot fuss is about 

Grain Store restaurant London King's CrossWin lunch for four at Grain Store King’s Cross

This week’s wholesome Twitter competition could bag you a meal worth £150, with a menu that loves carnivores just as much as vegans. It’s dinner democracy in action people

the dessert bar at Pollen Street SocialBest restaurants for business

It’s back to work and time to reattach your business head. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together a list of the very best restaurants for sealing that deal over a meal

Rudie's Jamaican restaurant east LondonJanuary 2016 London restaurant deals

Our waistlines have grown but our wallets have shrunk. Bummer. But we’ve rounded up the capital’s best diner deals – stick with us and we’ll get you a meal at a steal 

The Ivy PDR June 2015 2What makes a good private dining room

There’s a stack of private dining spaces to choose from in this town – just make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes before you book. Let Squaremeal show you how...

The Coral Reef Private Dining Room at Sexy Fish Mayfair restaurant bar LondonPrivate dining for dummies

You’re not entirely sure how it happened, but somehow responsibility for organising that annual family get-together, birthday dinner or hen party has landed in your lap. Whoosh. But there's no need to panic as Squaremeal has got your back

Trinity restaurant south west LondonBe The Critic January 2016

Need some dinner inspiration? Find out where our diner reviewers rated and slated in December, as well as how to get involved yourself

Hotbox Andina restaurants January emeal London Square MealWin dinner at Andina or Hotbox

Currently on a detox? Or is further toxification on your mind? Vote with your fingers via this week’s Twitter competition: you could win a dirty dinner or a fresh feast, both in Shoreditch

Square Meal V+E Guide 2016 - organiser's guideOrganiser's Guide: Entertainment

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