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MEATliquor reveal plans to open in Islington off Upper Street

Updated 03/09/15 with a launch month.

Well it seems that there well and truly is a god. It's not a secret that Hot Dinners is based in Islington, so when news popped into our inbox that MEATliquor was planning on opening their fourth restaurant here, well to say we were pleased isn't the half of it.

They're going to open where in the site where Pipsdish once was - an abandoned Citroen garage just…

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Where to order a Tomahawk steak in London

If a normal sized steak just isn't doing it for you - behold the Tomahawk special that's just gone on the menu at the new Meat and Shake in Ealing. It's part of their a new smokehouse menu and is 1700 grams of on-the-bone beef served with fries and sauce. The price of such meaty nirvana? £55 and you have to pre-order it 48 hours before.

4 other places to order a Tomahawk in London

Hawksmoor Knigh…

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Tim Anderson to open Nanban izakaya and ramen shop in Brixton

03/09/15 - updated with soft launch dates

After a much-anticipated wait, Tim Anderson has announced the opening of Nanban, his first restaurant in Brixton.

Situated on Coldharbour Lane, Nanban Brixton will be a combination izakaya and ramen shop. Diners can stop in for a quick bowl of noodles, or stay a little longer to enjoy a range of dishes to share, along with plenty of good Japanese beer and…

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House of Lords to open the Peers' Dining Room to the public again

Earlier this year, Hot Dinners were among the first to enjoy eating in the House of Lords dining room when it opened to the public. Well, it seems the exercise has been such a success that they're going to do it again.

For three weeks during the political conference period, the Peers’ Dining Room will be open for weekday lunches. Chefs there have put together a seasonal 3-course menu for the late…

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Heston Blumenthal gets ready to re-launch The Fat Duck in Bray

It's the twentieth anniversary of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck so, after taking a bit of a holiday in Melbourne, he's back in Bray and getting ready to relaunch the restaurant. Lots more information is being revealed - so what can diners expect..? 

Is the menu changing?

While a lunch at The Fat Duck has been a dining high point for Hot Dinners, the lack of change in the menu hasn't made us rush b…

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45 Jermyn Street by Fortnum & Mason takes over from The Fountain

There's a new restaurant from Fortnum & Mason on the way, and it's taking the place of the Fountain brasserie that's been open for 60 years - so it's a big move for the store. It will be rechristened as 45 Jermyn Street and they're apparently going for a restaurant that recaptures "a golden age of glamour".

In practice, that means an all-day restaurant designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Stud…

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8 Mount Street takes over from Le Chabanais

It's au revoir to the Parisian brigade of Inaki Aizpitarte and his partners and bonjour to a new team at the restaurant formerly known as Le Chabanais. The Mayfair spot is now being renamed as 8 Mount Street and reopens today with a completely new chef and management.

Taking over the kitchens is head chef Adrian Miller .Running front of house will be Scott McCaig (previously at Hix at the Alberma…

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Superfast Roman pizzas - we Test Drive Pizza Union in King's Cross

Wood-fired, Roman-style pizzas cooked in minutes - we went to see if Pizza Union was as good as it sounded…

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High-end Indian food in Mayfair - Test Driving Chutney Mary's move to St James

We head along to try the newly revamped and relocated Chutney Mary in St James and spot some familiar locals too...…

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Ex Mayfields chef and Spring sommelier are opening Ellory bistro in Netil House

London Fields has a rather exciting new bistro on the way. Ellory will be on the ground floor of Netil House and will be a 50-seater restaurant with separate bar. It's a joint venture by chef Matthew Young (ex-Mayfields) and sommelier Jack Lewens (ex- Spring and River Cafe).

Hot Dinners caught up with the pair to quiz them about the new opening:

How did the two of you decide to open a restaurant…

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Giorgio Locatelli's Pizza Locadeli pop-up is coming to Islington

The roving pizza popup set up by Giorgio Locatelli with his wife Plaxy, which was in Marylebone for a three week stint last September, is once more on the move.

This time the Michelin-starred chef is going to be throwing pizzas in Islington (well at least his staff will). Pizza Locadeli will take over the old Post Office space on Upper Street for three months. The space around it is currently bei…

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Food fun in London over the August bank holiday weekend

Should you be planning on staying in London this weekend - here are some food and drink shenanigans to keep you busy over the coming days...

28-30th August: The Plough on Homerton High St is celebrating its second birthday with a series of live music events and the launch of a weekend brunch menu.

29-31 August: BBC Good Food Festival is at Hampton Court for the bank hols with 100+ stalls and disp…

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The Wolseley owners tackle staff shortages by targeting mums

There's been a lot of talk - on social media and off - about staff shortages in the London restaurant world. So it's hats off to restaurateurs (and hoteliers) Corbin and King who have decided to approach the problem from a different angle.

They're holding a forum in September aimed at encouraging women, who left the industry after maternity leave, back into work.

The experiences of their own comp…

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Selfridges' Brass Rail reopens with a new look and menu

Can you believe that Selfridges' iconic Brass Rail restaurant has beens serving salt beef for almost 50 years? The store restaurant celebrates its 50th birthday next year and reopens tomorrow after a pre-birthday makeover.

While the salt beef remains the same, there are a number of new things to be had - not least their first ever breakfast menu including dishes such as crisp salt beef hash, or s…

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Celebrate National Burger Day with our roundup of new London burger joints

Yes, my patty loving friends - today is your day - National Burger Day. Over at their official website find details of the hundreds of places all over the UK offering a 20% discount today. And below - we've brought together a host of recent stories involving London burgers for your delectation.

Sod the diet

Red's True BBQ opened in Shoreditch in July bringing with it the Donut Burger which has two…

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