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|New Restaurant Record Broken in 2006|
- Guide hails a 'golden age' for eating out in London
MORE new eateries opened in London last year than ever before, according to restaurant guide people Harden's.
With 158 restaurants making their debut, 2006 was a record breaking year for the eating out trade, which had posted 142 new openings the year before, itself a record.
"This is a golden age for the London restaurant-goer with the restaurant scene reaching a stage which would once have seemed inconceivable," said Hardenís co-editor Peter Harden.
"It continues to evolve - generally for the good - faster than ever."
On the downside, 89 restaurants closed for business in 2006, but that was only one up on 2005, from a larger base figure.
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