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Bulgari Hotels open a hot chocolate pop-up bar

Bulgari Hotels open a hot chocolate pop-up bar

Hot Dinnerspopped down to Knightsbridge last night for the launch of the Bulgari Hotel's pop-up hot chocolate bar. It's taking over the Spirit Room (tucked away off the main hotel bar) and will be selling hot beverages made from chocolate from Alain Ducasse's Paris-based chocolate factory. Each cup contains freshly grated dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids) and milk chocolate which you can mix with ...

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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge launch new bar menu with lobster rolls and a steak sarnie

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge launch new bar menu with lobster rolls and a steak sarnie

This, my friends, is a picture of just some of the new treats on offer at the bar at Hawksmoor Knightsbridge. They've just launched a new Bar menu. On it, you'll find three burgers, three lobster rolls and a steak sarnie - not to mention various new cocktails exclusive to Knightsbridge.

New to the burger menu is a pork and squid burger (£15 with chips and salad) inspired by "a lightbulb moment ...

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Kateh Persian restaurant comes to Knightsbridge

Kateh Persian restaurant comes to Knightsbridge

Already popular in Maida Vale, Persian restaurant Kateh is opening a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. They'll be serving up a wide range of Persian cooking, seven days a week.

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Fan Tong "mostly Chinese" restaurant opens in Dalston

Fan Tong

We're liking the sound of Fan Tong which quietly opened its doors in Dalston last week. 

Located close to Dalston Junction Station, the restaurant (its name translates to rice bucket) is serving up mostly Chinese food but, as owner Wai Wan explains "ultimately the menu has no boundaries. Our menu, which changes regularly, will swing from anything to simply grilled king prawns to Italian meatballs ...

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The Quo Vadis Cinderella pumpkin turns into free soup for Soho

The Quo Vadis Cinderella pumpkin turns into free soup for Soho

If you dined at Quo Vadis at any point over the last month you might have spotted the mahoosive pumpkin that adorned the middle of the restaurant. Now the 67 kilo squash is going to be turned into soup for all.

Head Chef Jeremy Lee is hard at work with the “Cinderella pumpkin” turning it into pumpkin soup. And, because of the size, there'll be too much soup for the restaurant so Jeremy and ...

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Copita Del Mercado bringing Spanish food to Spitalfields

Copita Del Mercado bringing Spanish food to Spitalfields

The original Copita in Soho has proven to be a huge hit since it opened, so it's good news for Spitalfields as the same people are opening a second restaurant, Copita Del Mercado, on Wentworth Street.

The new Copita promises to serve larger portions than the original Copita, steering slightly away from the original tapas concept. A look at the menu reveals the following dishes which do sound ...

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High-end Japanese dining in Aldwych - we Test Drive the latest Roka

High-end Japanese dining in Aldwych - we Test Drive the latest Roka

The high-end Japanese restaurant Roka has added two new venues in the past year. We head to the latest in Aldwych to try it out for ourselves.

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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

Updated 17/10 with exclusive booking information.

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 will be on Henrietta Street which you may remember used to be a Lloyds Bank and Pizza Hut. Before that it was the original Boulestin restaurant (thanks to Hugh Wright for that tip). ...

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The team behind The Dairy prepare to open The Manor in Clapham

The team behind The Dairy prepare to open The Manor in Clapham

17/11 - Updated with soft launch details.

It's all go for the folk at The Dairy in Clapham. Just days after announcing their plans to expand sideways into the shop next door with The Delicatessen, now we hear that they're opening a second restaurant.

The Manor is a new modern bistro from the team behind the Dairy so that's chef Robin and his wife Sarah and partners Dean Parker and Dan Joines.

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Seasonal fish + burgers and more from World's End Market

Seasonal fish + burgers and more from World's End Market

Updated 16/11/14 with photo and opening date

A new venture is coming to the King's Road later this year as the people behind the recently opened Crystal Palace Market get ready to open their next restaurant, the World's End Market. The all-day restaurant and underground bar will be taking over the space which was once the World's End Pub - and they're looking to design it in a way that makes the ...

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Stuff We Liked - Christmas pies and sandwiches, tea, calamari, omelettes and more...

Stuff We Liked - Christmas pies and sandwiches, tea, calamari, omelettes and more...

It's time again for another round of Stuff We Liked - a general round-up of the things we've been talking about on TwitterInstagram, facebook and more. This week was a great chance for us to get stuck into some Christmas goodies, among other things...

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Restaurants in the press: 10-16 November 2014

Restaurants in the press: 10-16 November 2014

The latest in a regular series where we gather together all the food, restaurant and chef related articles we've found interesting this week. This week - Ramsay, London's cabbies, hotel restaurants and more

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The Tommy Tucker opening in Fulham from the people behind Claude's Kitchen

The Tommy Tucker opening in Fulham from the people behind Claude's Kitchen

There's a new pub coming to Fulham from the people behind the very popular restaurant Claude's Kitchen and Amuse Bouche champagne bar...

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A long overdue visit that beat very high expectations - we have lunch at The Dairy

A long overdue visit that beat very high expectations - we have lunch at The Dairy

We've been meaning to visit The Dairy for a very long time and now that we've finally made that trip to Clapham we're only cursing ourselves for not visiting earlier. If you're not aware of the place yet, then we can only urge you to go and visit for what was one of the most inventive tasting menus we've had in a while (and astonishingly value at £45 - plus £4 for the truffled cheese course) . ...

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Percy & Founders brings all day dining to Fitzroy Place development

Percy & Founders brings all day dining to Fitzroy Place development

We were wondering where Diego Cardoso, the former Head Chef of Murano, was going to appear next and it turns out it's Fitzrovia. He's going to be the Executive chef at Percy & Founders, a new all day restaurant and bar opening there next Spring.

The 200 seat space is the first opening by a new company Open House which is tied to the team behind Cubitt House (The Orange & The Grazing Goat ...

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