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Benito's Hat plans new openings for Liverpool Street and Bromley

Benito's Hat plans new openings for Liverpool Street and Bromley

Popular Mexican chain Benito’s Hat has just announced two new openings for London in the New Year.

The first is in Liverpool Street station in January where they'll be launching their first street food pod, outside the Broadgate entrance. Open from 7am until midnight, seven days a week, the pod will serve a pared back menu of breakfast, lunch and late night dishes including all-day tacos and ...

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Perma-Provencal summer on Exmouth Market - our Test Drive of Cafe Pistou

Perma-Provencal summer on Exmouth Market - our Test Drive of Cafe Pistou

Eating at this new Provencal restaurant on Exmouth Market makes you feel as if the sun is always shining

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Gordon Ramsay’s latest venture - We Test Drive Heddon Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay’s latest venture - We Test Drive Heddon Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay's latest Mayfair restaurant is a follow-up to the very successful Bread Street Kitchen. We head along to Heddon Street Kitchen to find out what to expect.

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Brew open their HQ in Putney with alfresco breakfast, pizzas and a lot of coffee

Brew open their HQ in Putney with alfresco breakfast, pizzas and a lot of coffee

The Brew chain (Wandsworth, Battersea and Wimbledon) is expanding with a huge new HQ in Richmond. Here's what you need to know about it.

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69 Colebrooke Row's Tony Conigliaro opens a coffee and aperitivo bar in Soho

69 Colebrooke Row's Tony Conigliaro opens a coffee	and aperitivo bar in Soho

Tony Conigliaro has had big success with the Zetter Townhouse and The Bar With No Name at 69 Colebrooke Row and here at Hot Dinners we're huge fans of his Twinkles (note - not a euphemism).

Now he's moving right into the centre of town with an aperitivo bar in Soho, Bar Termini.

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Japanese restaurant Flat Three to open in Holland Park

Japanese restaurant Flat Three to open in Holland Park

Very early news reaches us of a new restaurant coming to Holland Park next Spring. Flat Three will apparently have "a new approach to Japanese-inspired food." They'll be serving á la carte and tasting menus - and we like the sound of the non-alcoholic pairings (alongside the usual wine pairings). It'll seat around 40, including one large table which can be taken over by groups.

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MEATliquor launches its first Christmas specials with 50% off

MEATliquor launches its first Christmas specials with 50% off

Seems like everyone's getting into the Christmas spirit. Even the cool folk at MEATliquor have taken to their festive fryer, launching a specially crafted Christmas menu, available from Monday 24th November (and at 50% off for the first day!)

Christmas specials are the XXXmas burger, a sausage and stuffing patty, topped with roasted turkey, crispy bacon, a drizzle of cranberry sauce and gravy. ...

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Taste of London Winter 2014 opens at Tobacco Dock

Taste of London Winter 2014 opens at Tobacco Dock

Taste of London’s Winter 2014 extravaganza kicked off last night at Tobacco Dock in East London. The huge venue was fully festive with dozens of Christmas trees and fairy lights galore, and live music playing throughout the night.

Of the restaurants showcasing small samples of their best dishes, the best we tried were:

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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