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Spiaggia brings the Italian seaside to Fulham

Spiaggia brings the Italian seaside to Fulham

Londoners coming back from their summer vacation and wishing to extend that holiday feeling should head to South London where a new urban beach-themed restaurant, Spiaggia, is set to open this Autumn.

The Italian restaurant and bar in Fulham Broadway will feature sunloungers and vintage arcade games to set the scene. The menu also draws inspiration from the Med with piadinas - thin Italian ...

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Trying out the bourbon & ribs at Barbecoa

Trying out the bourbon & ribs at Barbecoa

Carnivorous American whiskey fans will be pleased to hear of a new monthly ‘Bourbon & Ribs’ night, which has just launched at Barbecoa, Jamie Oliver’s BBQ steakhouse near St. Paul’s. Running on the third Monday of every month, the special menu pairs all manner of meaty ribs with matched bourbons from the restaurant’s huge collection of small batch American whiskeys, with both head chef and ...

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Roka launching Sochu Kanteen daytime diner

Roka launching Sochu Kanteen daytime diner

Roka Charlotte Street's Sochu Lounge is celebrating its 10th anniversary by transforming during the daytime to a new diner. 

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Tim Anderson running month-long residency at Brixton's Market House

Tim Anderson running month-long residency at Brixton's Market House

Updated 30/7 with more details and soft launch offer.

It appears that Tim Anderson's Nanban restaurant is a little further away hoped based on a recent blog post. However, there's still a great opportunity to try Nanban as he gets ready to run his first residency in Brixton. 

He's taking over Market House in Brixton throughout August, offering the kind of food planned for Nanban - in his own ...

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PRESS juice bar opening up in Soho's Ham Yard

PRESS juice bar opening up in Soho's Ham Yard

If you are tiring ever so slightly of burgers and looking to give your system a bit of a rest, sounds like the new juice place opening up in Soho's Ham Yard might be the ticket. PRESS is all about cold-pressed juice (apprarently that's even healthier for you - as the process doesn't pasteurise the juice.

The new bar will feature a seasonally changing menu with over 20 juice recipes using the ...

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Tom's Kitchen comes to St Katharine Docks

Tom's Kitchen comes to St Katharine Docks

He may not have his own kitchen at the moment, but Tom Aiken's own brand of restaurants are ever growing. This will be his fourth in London (with another recently launched in Istanbul).

It's in the new Commodity Quay, overlooking all the posh yachts, with an extra floating pontoon planned for later in the year. Seating 130 (with private dining room and events space too), it'll offer similar fare ...

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Shake Shake works with Action Against Hunger for the Great British Shake Sale

Shake Shake works with Action Against Hunger for the Great British Shake Sale

In what's planned to be the first of an annual event, Shake Shack are teaming up with Action Against Hunger to both give money to charity and give away free shakes. Throughout August, if you donate £2 to the charity as part of your order, you'll get a voucher for a free shake on your next visit - worth £5.

This sounds like a no-brainer to us. Get one of the best burgers in town, donate to a ...

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New cocktail bar for Brixton - The Shrub & Shutter to open on Coldharbour Lane

New cocktail bar for Brixton - The Shrub & Shutter to open on Coldharbour Lane

Brixton looks to be getting an interesting new cocktail bar next month with the opening of The Shrub & Shutter on Coldharbour Lane. The folk behind it are Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza who have worked at the Adam St private members club, the Baltic, Northbank restaurant and drake & Morgan.

"The drinks programme will be modern, innovative and interactive," Chris told Hot Dinners, "with ...

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The Butcher's Hook expands to Hammersmith at Ravenscourt Park

The Butcher's Hook expands to Hammersmith at Ravenscourt Park

Already popular in Fulham, the Butcher's Hook is due to open a second venue, this time taking over the space that used to house the Thatched House. It'll also have a chef who used to work at Daphne's and Launceston Place at the helm.


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Neil Rankin revamps the Princess of Shoreditch menu and reveals plans for Bad Egg restaurant

Neil Rankin revamps the Princess of Shoreditch menu and reveals plans for Bad Egg restaurant

Regulars of the Silicon Roundabout gastropub The Princess of Shoreditch may have spotted changes to the pub's menu over the last month or so. Eagle-eyed foodies would have taken one look at items such as Razor clams, charred onion & fennel rubbing shoulders with Flat iron, egg & chimichurri and rightly deduced that this was the handiwork of Neil Rankin.

The Smokehouse chef has moved up ...

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The Sun Tavern to open on Bethnal Green Road

The Sun Tavern to open on Bethnal Green Road

Fans of the Discount Suit Company on Petticoat Lane Market should look out for The Sun Tavern, opening on Bethnal Green Road in late September.

The drinks list will feature a decent cocktail selection as well as an impressive choice of Irish whiskies and Poitin. There'll also be a special menu of punches, with recipes dating back to the 18th Century and a weekly changing ‘Local Hero’ fine ales, ...

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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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