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Bhoga chefs kick off guest chef spots at Zoilo

Bhoga chefs kick off guest chef spots at Zoilo

A season of guest chef residencies at Zoilo kicked off last night and if the first one is anything to go by, you need to get booking, fast.

The series aims to highlight the different cultural influences on Argentine cuisine. For the first takeover Chef Patron Diego Jacquet invited his friends Niclas Yngvesson & Gustav Knutsson from Bhoga in Gothenburg into his kitchen. Much-lauded Bhogaopened ...

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Max's Sandwich Shop and Bar brings late night sarnies to Crouch Hill

Max's Sandwich Shop and Bar brings late night sarnies to Crouch Hill

Having spent years working front of house at Salt Yard followed by a more recent stint as General Manager at one of Hot Dinners favourite casual spots LeCoq in Islington, Max Halley now has his sights set on sandwich stardom. He's opening Max's Sandwich Shop and Bar on Crouch Hill.

Described as a hot sandwich shop, with seats and booze, that’s open really late, Max's new venue and business idea was based on enabling customers to "do my four favourite things: Drinking booze, eating sandwiches, staying up late and not getting ripped off." We caught up with Max to find out more.


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Burger & Lobster open Smack lobster roll deli in Mayfair

Burger & Lobster open Smack lobster roll deli in Mayfair

This Autumn really is the season of lobster with no less than three lobster restaurants opening their doors in London within a two week period. The second (the first was Lobster Kitchen while Lobster Shack opens up in a few weeks) is the latest one from the Goodman Restaurant Group, Smack.

No - it's not a dive bar, heroin-chic style den, but rather a fast food fine dining restaurant in Mayfair ...

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Shake Shack join up with Massimo Bottura for a one-day-only special burger

Shake Shack join up with Massimo Bottura for a one-day-only special burger

If we're honest, we're happy any day to make a deliberate detour that gets us a Shake Shack burger, but an upcoming special will definitely be worth crossing town for.

On 9th November, they're joining up with Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana (three Michelin stars, number three in the World's 50 Best) to create a special burger, The Emilia. A joint creation between Boturra and Shake ...

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Cafe Pistou Provençal restaurant comes to Exmouth Market

Cafe Pistou Provençal restaurant comes to Exmouth Market

30/10/14 - updated with opening offer.

A new cafe specialising in Provençal cuisine is coming to Exmouth Market, with a bar and plenty of outside seating too.


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One Two Five Church Street events space and drinking den to open in Stoke Newington

One Two Five Church Street events space and drinking den to open in Stoke Newington

30/10/14 - updated with opening date.

The folk behind Clerkenwell pub the Blacksmith and Toffeemaker, Matt Rix and Marc Dalla-Riva, are branching out northwards with a new place on Stoke Newington Church Street on the site of the former White Rabbit Cocktail Club.

One Two Five Church Street is being billed as a cafe bar and event space. By day it'll serve up coffee and cake but in the evening it ...

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Grilled cheese sandwiches come to Brixton's Salon

Grilled cheese sandwiches come to Brixton's Salon

We do love a grilled cheese sandwich or three here at Hot Dinners, so we warmly greet the news that a new range has arrived at Brixton's Salon.

The sandwiches feature Brick House sourdough bread, come with a range of fillings and are grilled to order all day long. On the menu, Salon tell us they have the following:

Q brings winter BBQ to Canary Wharf with Q on Ice

Q brings winter BBQ to Canary Wharf with Q on Ice

Not happy with taking over the roof of Selfridges for Christmas, Q Grill are also going east to Canary Wharf for a new pop-up restaurant - Q on Ice.

They're in for the long haul for winter, starting a 17 week run at Canada Square Park this Saturday, 1st November. It'll be combining a raw bar and BBQ menu as well as the "chocktails" that they recently launched at Selfridges. The menu will include:

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    Selin Kiazim takes over Carousel for three week residency

    Selin Kiazim takes over Carousel for three week residency

    Following on from Giorgio Locatelli's pizzeria, the next chef to follow him into central London residency spot Carousel is Turkish-Cypriot chef Selin Kiazim. It's the latest place for the former head chef of Kopapa's talents, following another long term residency at Trip Kitchen in East London last year and is part of Selin's strategy to crowdsource money to launch her own restaurant.

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    Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar coming to Somerset House

    Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar coming to Somerset House

    Following the opening of Sky Gyngell's Spring, Somerset House is about to open another cafe and bar in the same New Wing, which is named after the 19th century architect who designed the area where the cafe resides.

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    Draft House gets ready to open Birdcage on Columbia Road

    Draft House gets ready to open Birdcage on Columbia Road

    The latest from Charlie Mc Veigh's Draft House group is another departure from the norm, much like their recent Bump Caves. This takes a bit of that and a bit of the Draft House to create Birdcage, opening on Columbia Road.

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    Clove Club is Best Restaurant at the 2014 London Restaurant Festival Awards

    Clove Club is Best Restaurant at the 2014 London Restaurant Festival Awards

    Last night saw some of the stars of the London restaurant scene honoured in the 2013 London Restaurant Festival Awards. The awards took place at The Magazine Restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

    And, without, further ado, the winners this year are:

    Restaurant of the Year - The Clove Club

    Chef of the Year - Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Barrafina

    Newcomer of the Year - Neil Borthwick, Merchants ...

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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

    Updated 28/10/14 with menu details and opening hours

    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.

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    A triumphant return: Test Driving Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House

    A triumphant return: Test Driving Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House

    Skye Gyngell makes a triumphant return to the London restaurant scene, having previously gained a Michelin star at Petersham Nurseries. We head over to Somerset House to see what she has cooked up at the new venue. 

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    Martin Morales to bring Ceviche to Old Street

    Martin Morales to bring Ceviche to Old Street

    EXCLUSIVE. Martin Morales Peruvian takeover of London continues as he brings his second outpost of Ceviche to London (following his opening of Andina earlier this year).

    This time he's setting up shop on Old Street, just round the corner from Nightjar and the Three Crowns.


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