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Stoke Newington's White Hart launches no cutlery Dirty Dining night

Stoke Newington's White Hart launches no cutlery Dirty Dining night

Well, it had to happen. The natural extension of dude food and street food on the high street is dispensing with cutlery altogether.

The White Hart in Stoke Newington is launching a monthly event called Dirty Dining - what they're describing as "No-Cutlery, Dirty Hands Feast".

For the first night in August the pub will be transformed into a beer, bourbon and BBQ joint where dishes chosen ...

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Bleecker St.Burger to open first permanent place in Old Spitalfields Market

Bleecker St.Burger to open first permanent place in Old Spitalfields Market

Hot Dinners exclusive

We are BIG fans of Bleecker St. Burger and have been ever since we first tried their amazing patties at the London Burger Bash. So we're thrilled to be the first to tell you that the street food traders are opening up a permanent place.

They've got a site in Old Spitalfields Market where the Micha cafe currently is. While the site's being worked up, the Bleecker St. Burger ...

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Meat-free Ethos to open near Oxford Circus

Meat-free Ethos to open near Oxford Circus

The battle for London's vegetarians has begun. Launching in September on Eastcastle Street, just off Oxford Circus is Ethos.

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Mitsuhiro Araki's sushi restaurant The Araki to open on New Burlington Street

Mitsuhiro Araki's sushi restaurant The Araki to open on New Burlington Street

If you like sushi you'd better be prepared for world-class table wrangling. The news is out that world renowned Sushi Owner-chef Mitsuhiro Araki, whose Tokyo restaurant had three Michelin stars is heading to London.

The Japanese chef will be opening The Araki on New Burlington Street as part of Regent Street’s major new W4 development.

That's the good news. The bad news is that the restaurant ...

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Tom Kerridge on the rails - our review of The Belmond British Pullman's culinary journeys

Tom Kerridge on the rails - our review of The Belmond British Pullman's culinary journeys

Bringing together some of Britain's great chefs with the days-gone-by luxury of a train journey is an inspired pairing. We took to the British sister train of the Orient Express to enjoy an evening with Tom Kerridge.

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Great wine and dirty hummus - we Test Drive Arabica Bar and Kitchen

Great wine and dirty hummus - we Test Drive Arabica Bar and Kitchen

Arabica has been a part of Borough Market for years and now they've just opened their first restaurant there. We head along to find out what you can expect.

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East Asian BBQ Bó Drake opening in Soho

East Asian BBQ Bó Drake opening in Soho

Hot Dinners exclusive:

We're partial to a bit of BBQ at Hot Dinners so news of Bó Drake a new East Asian BBQ restaurant coming to Soho perked us right up. 

The 50 seater restaurant (with a terrace too) is opening on Greek Street (taking the place of Disiac) and will be combining British seasonal produce with an emphasis on smoked cooking methods, as well as the more traditional ...

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Vapore brings healthy steamed food to Baker Street

Vapore brings healthy steamed food to Baker Street

There's a distinct trend towards healthier fast food for the lunchtime trade in London and the latest opening in that area is Vapore which opened for business today on Baker Street.

This is the first UK opening for the Milan-based company. Their usp is that almost everything on the menu is steamed.

Open for both breakfast and lunch, the menu will feature a daily selection of over sixteen steam ...

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Tickets on sale for Koya's Junya Yamasaki eel dinner at Lyle's

Tickets on sale for Koya's Junya Yamasaki eel dinner at Lyle's

Seats for his BackBench tasting menus at Koya disappear the minute they go on sale, but if you hurry you might just get tickets to the next event featuring Koya's Head Chef Junya Yamasaki.

He's collaborating with James Lowe on a special menu on Tuesday 29th July at Lyles in Shoreditch.

The one-off dinner will feature seasonal British ingredients and be inspired by Japanese thoughts and ...

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Dessert-only pop-up The Pudding Bar opens in Soho

Dessert-only pop-up The Pudding Bar opens in Soho

A restaurant that serves only puddings? A splendid idea - and now there's a new pop up in the heart of Soho which is offering pastries, cakes and plated desserts, from first thing in the morning until late at night.

The Pudding Bar opened this weekend on Greek Street, taking over a five storey building next to local institution Maison Bertaux. There's a cafe area on the ground floor for daytime ...

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Skye Gyngell to open new restaurant Spring at Somerset House

Skye Gyngell to open new restaurant Spring at Somerset House

Updated 18/7/14 with opening date and menu details

We have been waiting for what seems like an age to find out what Skye Gyngell was going to do as her follow up to the Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries restaurant. There had been a lot of talk of her looking for a space in Soho, but now we've heard that Skye will be opening instead at Somerset House.

Spring - her first solo venture - will open ...

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Nobu launches children's bento boxes

Nobu launches children's bento boxes

That bento box above is Nobu Berkeley's new bento box for kids - just launched in time for summer holidays. It's a two level affair - the savoury level will have Nobu tasters like chicken yasai zuke, baby tiger shrimp with ponzu and kappa cut rolls with sautéed vegetables and teriyaki. The second level will be a sweet selection made up of fresh fruit skewers, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ...

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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings brasserie and bar opening in Clerkenwell

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings brasserie and bar opening in Clerkenwell

There's a new all-day brasserie and bar coming to Clerkenwell, from the people behind Reverend JW Simpson, Blitz Party and Prohibition and Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar. Their latest, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, aims to combine everything they've done so far under one roof.

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London In The Sky high rise dining comes to Canary Wharf

London In The Sky high rise dining comes to Canary Wharf

If eating out at one of London's high rise restaurants has gotten a little stale for you - how about eating dinner suspended 100 feet in the air?

Anyone who saw the recent Heston series will recognise Dinner In the Sky - a platform that's winched high into the air, complete with room for 22 diners and a chef.

It's previously been hired out for corporate events but this summer will be the first ...

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Pipsdish launches Brioche burger popup in Covent Garden

Pipsdish launches Brioche burger popup in Covent Garden

The seemingly unstoppable burger juggernaut continues. Pop-up restaurateur Philip Dundas (whose Islington site has just been sold to MEATliquor) is handing over his West End Exeter Street site to chef and collaborator Callum Lench (ex Marco-Pierre White, Arnaud Lellement, and Scott Hunnel). It reopens today as a new summer pop-up called Brioche.

While burgers and buns are at the heart of the ...

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