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News for June 2016

The Palomar London Soho restaurantYou can always count on a dining counter: presenting London's best

Counter dining is bang on-trend: these days, a table for two simply doesn’t cut it darling. Find out London’s best places to perch pretty right here

Gotto east London Italian pasta restaurantGotto: The Verdict

Mele e Pere’s sister restaurant is now open in Hackney Wick. But is it a success? Find out here

Sager and Wilde Restaurant Hackney alfresco restaurant East London wine bar food Squaremeal Square MealLondon’s best alfresco restaurants

A forecast of 25 degrees Celsius on Sunday? That’s practically desert conditions for London, so you’d better wring every last drop of sunshine out of this weekend’s (fingers crossed) amazing weather 

Tate Modern London Southbank museum restaurants barsThe best restaurants near Tate Modern’s Switch House

This weekend’s forecast is abysmal, so if you’re considering a visit to the Tate Modern’s new Switch House wing, here’s our pick of the South Bank area’s best restaurants

Food at music festivals WildernessWhere to find great food at this year’s music festivals

Dreaming about summer music festivals already? Re-fuel in style with our pick of the best festivals not just for their music line-ups, but the big-name chefs and cool pop ups in attendance too

Gay Pride in London SohoFoodie guide to Gay Pride

Don’t get the Pride blues if it rains this weekend ­– restaurants have roofs you know. Take a look at our fabulous lists of the best restaurants in Covent Garden and Soho

The Barbary London restaurant The Palomar Covent GardenThe Barbary: The Verdict

When we discovered one of our three-star favorites was opening in Neal’s Yard, we were just a wee bit excited. We review The Palomar’s tiny brother, The Barbary

Sketch LR and Gallery May 2016 1Mayfair restaurants for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

With the Royal Academy hosting its annual Summer Exhibition until 21 August, here is your guide to Mayfair’s non-budget-busting, post art pit stops

Happiness Forgets London cocktail barOld Fashioned Week

13-19 June marks seven days solely dedicated to (arguably) the best whisky cocktail there is. Find out more here

Food at music festivals WildernessOur 10 favourite summer food festivals in the UK

When food and the great outdoors combine to create a gastronomic playground in a field, it can only be a good thing (weather permitting). Here’s our guide to the best UK food festivals this summer

Theatre review Sunset at the Villa Thalia - credit manuel harlanTheatre review: Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre

An idyllic Greek isle provides the backdrop for a very unsettling arrangement

Bunyadi London naked pop up restaurant Elephant and CastleThe Bunyadi: The Verdict

The Bunyadi... now why does that sound familiar? We'll tell you why, you filthy lot: it's that new naked pop-up restaurant in Elephant and Castle. Catch up on the nude news here

Beany Green Broadgate Circle London restaurant barDestination Broadgate Circle: eat your way around the world

File away your passport and get gastro-global with Broadgate Circle, the City food hub which turns one this week. Find out how you can join the festivities with our competition 

World's 50 best restaurant awards 2016 New YorkThe World's 50 Best Restaurants awards 2016

Upsets, tussles and one big leap up the table: find out who moved, shaked and totally disappeared from the list at this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in NYC

Blandford Comptoir restaurant bar London MaryleboneBlandford Comptoir: The Verdict

Xavier Rousset is a hot name on the London wine scene, with a string of successful, wine-leaning restaurants behind him. Has he struck gold again?

Taste of the Town Squaremeal survey summer 2016Squaremeal’s Taste of the Town Survey 2016

We want to know what you love, what you hate and what makes you salivate in London. If you take part in our annual survey before 13 June, you could win prizes including a £250 meal at The Square…

Pollen Street SocialLondon’s Hot 100 Restaurants 2016

We’ve launched the first annual Squaremeal London Hot 100: the definitive list of the restaurants that are pushing Londoners’ buttons right now. Who made it to the top? Find out here…

Black Roe Poke Bar London Mayfair restaurantBe The Critic June 2016

We scope out the capital hotspots you’ve been rating and hating this month. Get your fingers typing to win shiny Lavazza coffee machines, Champagne, delicious dinners and more

Restaurant Ours London Kensington restaurant barRestaurant Ours: The Verdict

Fay Maschler certainly won’t agree with this, but that’s the joy of restaurants: everyone has a different opinion. We divulge our (definitely-not-one-star) thoughts on the high-profile newcomer from Tom Sellers

Berber & Q Exmouth Market London restaurantSM Exclusive: Berber & Q Shawarma Bar opens 4 July 2016

We’re thrilled to be first to reveal the opening date for the follow-up to one of 2015’s hottest new openings, Berber & Q in Hackney. Click this way for new food shots too