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M Restaurants from former Gaucho MD to launch on Threadneedle Street

M Restaurants from former Gaucho MD to launch on Threadneedle Street

City workers have what sounds like a seriously swanky restaurant heading there way in the form of M on Threadneedle Street. Here's what you need to know about it.


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Seamus Mullen's Mondrian restaurant is named Sea Containers, plus menu and cocktail details revealed

Seamus Mullen's Mondrian restaurant is named Sea Containers, plus menu and cocktail details revealed

The restaurant and bar at the new Mondrian Hotel in the iconic Sea Containers building on the South Bank both promise to be among the biggest openings of Autumn. We reported on the announcement earlier this year and now more details about Seamus Mullen's restaurant, which is to be called Sea Containers, have been released. 

Working with Executive chef Luke Rayment, they're really pushing the ...

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Moon and macaroni cakes, charcuterie, cocktails and more - stuff we've liked this week

Moon and macaroni cakes, charcuterie, cocktails and more - stuff we've liked this week

Welcome to our first run-down of what we've been up to this week, picking the best from our posts on Twitter and Instagram. Follow us there for the latest info and to see what we get up to on next week's trip to NYC.

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Fink's Sweet and Salt cafe brings kitchen table dining to Highbury

Fink's Sweet and Salt cafe brings kitchen table dining to Highbury

Proof that there very much is a God and that he's been listening to the prayers of the Hot Dinners team, is the opening of Fink's in our manor.

Blackstock Road is a great place to get flatbreads and amazing Algerian spitroast chicken, but it's not blessed with that many decent places to eat out. So when a neighbour mentioned that a promising new cafe/deli had opened just off the main road - we ...

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Scottish game tapas and whisky pairings at the Glorious 12 popup

Scottish game tapas and whisky pairings at the Glorious 12 popup

We're very much creeping towards a more Autumnal feel, so the idea of the Glorious 12 - a pop up featuring game and whisky sounds about right.

The event is a mashup featuring The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and The Wild Game Co. - they'll be in Shoreditch for three days next month, pairing seasonal wild game with rare single cask whiskies. Every evening they'll be serving up a menu of Scottish ...

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The Scotch Egg Challenge 2014 returns to the Ship

The Scotch Egg Challenge 2014 returns to the Ship

Updated 28/8/14 with the full run-down of the contestants and eggs.

Forget Michelin stars, one of the most sought after accolades in the restaurant business is to come top the heap at the Scotch Egg Challenge. Held every year at The Ship in Wandsworth, it sees chefs from across the land competing to see who can come up with the best egg/meat (even sometimes fish) combination.

Last year's event was ...

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Spuntino launch The Bourbon County Cocktail Trail on Sundays

Spuntino launch The Bourbon County Cocktail Trail on Sundays

If you've ever found yourself at a loose end on a Sunday afternoon, turns out Russell Norman has designs on your free time. He's launching The Bourbon County Cocktail Trail, a series of Bourbon cocktail master classes at Spuntino.

Run by Spuntino's head barman, Benny Locke, the classes will see Benny sharing the secrets of how to make the perfect cocktail. Bourbon lovers will learn how to create ...

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Michael Riemenschneider brings Canvas to a new Chelsea location

Michael Riemenschneider brings Canvas to a new Chelsea location

Canvas by Michael Riemenschneider opened in January in Marylebone as a "build your own" tasting menu restaurant. Earlier this summer, that restaurant closed - but Canvas is already about to make a return in an even bigger location (which will now seat 60 - up from 20 at the original).

Now called Canvas Chelsea, the new restaurant takes over what used to be Le Cercle and will carry on the same ...

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Swingers brings crazy golf, Pizza Pilgrims and Patty & Bun together

Swingers brings crazy golf, Pizza Pilgrims and Patty & Bun together

We've already had boozy/foodie ping pong, so it's time for the next (slightly more sedate) craze - crazy golf. September sees the opening of Swingers, which is taking over a warehouse in East London.

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay's Clare Smyth hits the perfect 10 in the 2015 Good Food Guide

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay's Clare Smyth hits the perfect 10 in the 2015 Good Food Guide

Just as Hollywood's award season appears to have kicked off with the Emmy's and VMAs in quick succession, so comes the UK's own food awards season. Yes it might not have quite or indeed any of the glamour of what's going on Stateside, but the release today of the 2015 Good Food Guide is where the season kicks off.

This year's guide has a few notable stories. The key one being the achievement of ...

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Tonkotsu and Blackfoot team up for a month of piggy ramen

Tonkotsu and Blackfoot team up for a month of piggy ramen

What is this vision of wondrousness we hear you ask? Well, it's the food love child of two of our favourite places - Tonkotsu and Blackfoot. They've got together to create a very piggy sort of ramen dish for the month of September.

Called San-Shu Pork Ramen – which means ‘three types of pork’, it's where slices and cubes of rich, smoky pork belly from Blackfoot meet Tonkotsu home-made noodles, ...

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Kate Moss's breast inspires Mayfair restaurant 34

Kate Moss's breast inspires Mayfair restaurant 34

Why is there a picture of a half naked Kate Moss on Hot Dinners you might be asking yourself? Have I clicked on the Daily Mail's sidebar of shame by mistake? No, the reason is that Ms Moss - well actually her breast to be specific - has been the inspiration for a new glass being introduced at Mayfair restaurant 34.

The coupe in question was moulded to the model's breast to celebrate her 40th ...

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Hawaiian food comes to Dalston with Pond

Hawaiian food comes to Dalston with Pond

Dalston's eclectic mix of cuisines gets a new flavour with a Hawaiian restaurant about to be added to the mix.

Called Pond, it's focusing on the cuisine of Hawaii and the neighbouring Pacific islands.


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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings brasserie and bar opening in Clerkenwell

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings brasserie and bar opening in Clerkenwell

Updated 26/8 with soft launch details.

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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Lantana in Shoreditch and Fitzrovia to launch evening Shin Digs

Lantana in Shoreditch and Fitzrovia to launch evening Shin Digs

Lantana currently has two popular cafés run by Shelagh Ryan and Michael Homan -  one in Fitzrovia and another in Shoreditch, the latter specifically based on Melbourne cafés.

Until now, they've been strictly daytime affairs - but now they're both going to open in the evening under a new name "Shin Dig". 


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