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Hudson's House joins VQ at the St Giles Hotel in Bloomsbury

Hudson’s House was the first of two new restaurants to open this year at the St Giles Hotel in Bloomsbury (the other, VQ opened a week ago and is on soft launch till the end of October). It opened a little under the radar in summer and is getting a bit of a second push.

Designed by Alexander Waterworth who was responsible for Soho Beach House in Miami and The Club at The Ivy, Hudson's House featur…

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American preppy style pizza joint Earlham Street Clubhouse opening in Covent Garden

There's a new American pizza and cocktail restaurant opening at Seven Dials next month as Earlham Street Clubhouse opens its doors. Originally intended to be Chuck's Clubhouse (that is still coming further down the line in a new location) it'll have an "East Coast beach club" vibe, fitting 160 into the basement venue.

They're leading with their drinks, which are being created by Soul Shakers and w…

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Villandry cafe comes to St James

It already has a pretty popular spot in Great Portland Street (not to mention Bicester) but now Villandry are opening a third cafe in swanky St James.

They'll be opening inside a 1913 Edwardian baroque building just off St James’s St, and on the corner of Waterloo Place. Apparently the inside "will recreate the Grand French Café with a south of France emphasis." Food wise, they'll be offering a si…

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Prohibition style Steam & Rye opening in the City

Taking full advantage of its location inside the old "Bank of New York" building right in the middle of The City, a new Prohibition style bar and restaurant is coming soon from the people behind Mahiki, Whisky Mist and Bodo Schloss.... and Kelly Brook. 

The space which used to be Prism is absolutely huge and can take up to 550 people across a number of rooms. The Main Hall and Station Gardens…

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Highbury Arts Club offers tapas and weekend brunches

Open over the past month in an under-the-radar way is the Highbury Arts Club situated right beside Hot Dinners' favourite London wine shop - the Highbury Vintners, where the old Clock Cafe used to be.

Opening hours are a little erratic (see below) but they'll be mainly serving up tapas in the evening and a range of brunches at the weekend.

A quick look at the menu shows a range of tapas and a pinc…

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Forza Winter returns with Italian feast and hot cocktails

The nights may be drawing in, but one good thing about that is that it heralds the return of Forza Winter. This year's event sees them combine all their projects to date to create a communal Italian Winter feast in Hackney.

"It's a KILLER menu," Forza Winter's Bash told Hot Dinners exclusively, "and we're really excited. We've managed to get Tim at the Ginger Pig to supply us with a certain t…

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French Bistro Blanchette coming to Soho with Salt yard consulting

Not content with busying themselves with the upcoming opening of their latest restaurant Ember Yard, Ben Tish and Simon Mullins from the Salt Yard Group are also consulting on a new Soho bistro, due to open around the same time.

Blanchette is coming from three brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary who are launching a "French bistro serving simple, classic and inventive French food". Similar to S…

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Heston Blumenthal wins Chef of the Decade at 10th Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013

It was foodie central at the Freemasons Hall in central London tonight as the great and good of the food world gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

As you might imagine, the party food was a step up from the usual fare with canapes being supplied by Angela Hartnett who created 10 canapés to represent each chef nominated for Chef of the Decade’s signature…

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Bompas & Parr join up with Heavy Metal Bowling for a BBQ night

Steering very far away from the jellies that they're best known for, Bompas and Parr's next feast will see them linking up with Heavy Metal Bowling at Finsbury Park's Rowan's Bowling Lanes with their own "Metal BBQ". The whole thing sounds decidedly barmy. In a very good way. 

In between throws to the soundtrack of Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Elder, The Sword, Slayer, Sleep, Metallica - y…

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Sticks & Sushi set their sights on Covent Garden

(Updated 17/10 with more details)

Covent Garden is having resurgence. Once sneered at by the food snobs for its host of cheap and tourist-targeted restaurants, in the last few years we've witnessed and enjoyed a plethora of well operated eateries offering delights from across the globe: tapas at Opera Tavern, Jewish fare Mishkins, great French food at Green Man & French Horn and the eagerly aw…

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