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Old Tom & English brings English sharing plates to Wardour Street

Old Tom & English brings English sharing plates to Wardour Street

Forget No Reservations, a new Soho restaurant opening on Wardour Street is boasting that it's reservations-only. Here's what you need to know about Old Tom & English

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Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

The Mondrian London lured a New York chef across the pond to open Sea Containers. We go along to see if his journey was worth it.

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Craft London opens initial phase on the Greenwich Peninsula

Craft London opens initial phase on the Greenwich Peninsula

Building on the success of the Dock Kitchen in West London and Rotorino in the East, British Chef Stevie Parle will deliver more simple home-cooked British dishes with the arrival of Craft London, set to open early next year on the Greenwich Peninsula, the urban development site at the Millennium Village.

Teaming up with interior designer Tom Dixon to fashion a site with emphasis on the ...

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Lobster Kitchen to launch in Fitzrovia

Lobster Kitchen to launch in Fitzrovia

It seems that London can't get enough of lobster at the moment - with a new lobster restaurant heading to Fitzrovia next month.

Lobster Kitchen is co-founded by Abigail Tan and Valeria Cinaglia and, as you might imagine, is focused around lobster every which way. There are a selection of lobster rolls, from garlic and parsley butter to sweet chilli with a spicy fish sauce. Lobster mac n’ cheese ...

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Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street brings more high-rise dining to London

Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street brings more high-rise dining to London

20/10/14 - updated with exclusive news about booking and the opening date.

The latest London skyscraper to unveil a high-rise restaurant and bar is nearly upon us, this time in the nearly-complete "walkie talkie" building, aka 20 Fenchurch Street. Coming from rhubarb, the Sky Garden is comprised of two restaurants, a cafe and bar and a few events spaces that city folk are sure to put to good use. 

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Roka Aldwych takes over Aldwych House as the chain's largest restaurant to date

Roka Aldwych takes over Aldwych House as the chain's largest restaurant to date

Updated 20/10/14 with opening date and reservations information

It's a big year for Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker's Roka micro-chain. In Spring, they opened their smallest restaurarnt Roka Mayfair, now they're about to fling open the doors on their largest venture, Roka Aldwych.

The newest restaurant will have room for 160 people and unlike their other venues will be all on one floor. Hot Dinners ...

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The Ledbury and Rasoi make the Top 10 in this year's Sunday Times Restaurant List

The Ledbury and Rasoi make the Top 10 in this year's Sunday Times Restaurant List

The annual Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants is out today and, from a London perspective, the news is that it's the first list where fewer than half (47) are London establishments. The list, drawn up in partnership with Hardens, is an interesting one - The Ledbury is London's highest entry at 4 while the only other London restaurant to merit a top 10 place is Rasoi in Chelsea.

Presumably it ...

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Tom Sellers to open The Lickfold Inn in Sussex

Tom Sellers to open The Lickfold Inn in Sussex

His Bermondsey restaurant Story made headlines when it won its first Michelin star just five months after opening. And now chef Tom Sellers is hoping to take that excitement out to the country with the opening of his first pub.

Sellers has taken over The Lickfold Inn, near Petworth, in West Sussex, and will reopen it at the end of November 2014.

"I want to bring back The Lickfold with big ...

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Nigella, The Ledbury and Sabrina Ghayour among winners of The OFM Awards 2014

Nigella, The Ledbury and Sabrina Ghayour among winners of The OFM Awards 2014

London was party central last night. Across town from the Evening Standard's Influentials party, another key date in the foodie diary, the Observer Food Monthly Awards were taking place.

As ever, pretty much everyone you could imagine was at it - newly Michelin-starred chef James Knappett and his wife Sandia, Fergus Henderson's right hand man Trevor Gulliver, the Clove Club crew, chef Bruno ...

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Evening Standard reveal their most infuential Tastemakers list

Evening Standard reveal their most infuential Tastemakers list

For the last few years, Hot Dinners has been rather chuffed to have been picked by the Evening Standard as one of their 1000 most influential folk in London. But no longer (sob).

This year's list is out and while we didn't make the cut, many of our friends and fellow foodies did. So in best Oscar also-ran fashion, we're putting on our 'no, honestly we're delighted for you' faces.

Here's who the ...

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MEATliquor to team up with Pizarro and Bone Daddies for special burgers

MEATliquor to team up with Pizarro and Bone Daddies for special burgers

In case it's escaped your notice, the team behind MEATliquor have just released their first book. We have to say it's quite an impressive tome, steering well away from your average cookbook, taking in the history from the wagon to where they are now, debates on no-bookings policies and more. And fitting in plenty of talk of booze and hangovers too. And recipes. It's well worth getting your hands ...

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Richard Caring to open The Ivy Market Grill on Henrietta Street

Richard Caring to open The Ivy Market Grill on Henrietta Street

Richard Caring's group of restaurants, Caprice Holdings, is expanding with the opening of The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden before Christmas.

The new restaurant - which is believed to be a slightly more casual operation than the original - will be on Henrietta Street which you may remember used to be a Lloyds Bank and Pizza Hut. Way before that, it was built in the 19th century as the Covent ...

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Preview for the inaugural Brixton Flavours food festival

Preview for the inaugural Brixton Flavours food festival

Brixton is already a London favourite when it comes to eating out, brimming with fairylit wine bars, cosy pubs and a massive array of rough-n-ready or slightly more upscale restaurants, sheltered under the canopy of trendy Brixton Village.

But if you're still not convinced, Sunday 26 October will see the first Brixton Flavours, a day-long food festival to celebrate the hefty selection of ...

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British game dinner at Lyles attracts foreign talent

British game dinner at Lyles attracts foreign talent

There's a rather impressive line-up of chefs heading for Shoreditch next month to participate in a two day event called Game. As you might have guessed from the name, it's a celebration of the British game season and the event, curated by James Lowe (Lyle’s) and Brad McDonald (The Lockhart), is looking to change how British food is perceived abroad.

To that end, they've invited chefs from all ...

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Russian restaurant chain Bocconchino to open on Mayfair's Berkeley Street

Russian restaurant chain Bocconchino to open on Mayfair's Berkeley Street

Mayfair's about to get a swanky new pizzeria, courtesy of Russian restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner. Bocconcino Pizzeria will open at 19 Berkeley Street next month, serving wood-fired pizzas and freshly made pasta dishes.

The two floor space will have a ground floor restaurant with room for more than 120 diners and a separate downstairs bar.

Expect to see pizza with Gorgonzola and Pear, linguine with ...

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