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The Hour Glass in Kensington gets a new chef and a produce-led menu

We've always rather liked The Hour Glass - it's been something of an oasis in Kensington for us. And now it's all change, as a new head chef is shepherding in a brand new menu.

New in charge of the kitchen is Sean Marsh, whose background includes Mugaritz in Spain and St. John.

The chef himself says "My approach to the menu is one that is ingredient-driven and pared back. The quality of produce b…

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Rock and roll at Stoke Newington's new 50s pub Be-Bop-A-Lula

If you love puns, the 50s, and American diner food via Stoke Newington, then get down to Be-Bop-A-Lula, a new watering hole from the team behind very respected pub The Alma.…

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Yo! Sushi pops up with Japanese afternoon tea at Selfridges

It's not often we see a high street conveyer belt sushi chain taking on afternoon tea in upmarket department stores, but now Yo! Sushi has plans to do just that.

They'll be reimagining the traditional cream tea dinner with a lot less cream and a lot more fish - sashimi, seared sushi and tempura nori nachos will all make an appearance, plus salmon caviar draped in edible gold "for that extra Chris…

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Locally focused, globally flavoured: Here arrives in Crouch End

Global flavours, local ingredients, vegan and gluten-free options, and a separate brunch menu means that Here’s got all the makings of a perfect Crouch End neighbourhood joint.…

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Linden Stores wine shop and restaurant comes to Highbury

Taking over the spot vacated by Prawn on the Lawn, this is a new wine shop and restaurant in Islington - run by half of both Oklava and Boustead & Bidois.…

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Temakinho Brazilian Japanese fusion restaurant is the latest addition to One Tower Bridge

A Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant chain founded in Italy is expanding, opening its second London restaurant at the new One Tower Bridge development…

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NYC’s hip vegan chain By Chloe. is coming to London in Covent Garden

Everything about By Chloe. screams NYC cool, from the full stop in its name to its determination to call itself ‘plant-based’ instead of just plain vegan. But aside from that, there’s more than enough to draw in animal-loving punters - from its super central Covent Garden location to its vegan mac and cheese and quinoa taco salad.…

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Aubaine has a festive s'mores pop-up at Selfridges for Christmas

We're already in an American frame of mind here at Hot Dinners, what with Thanksgiving coming up this week. So news that Selfridges is putting on a s'mores pop-up was right up our street.

This festive sugary venture is the brainchild of the folk behind Aubaine who'll be serving them in ‘Selfridges Kitchen’ on the fourth floor of the Oxford Street store.

Right now couldn't you just do with this -…

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Zelman Meats is coming to the City with a St Paul's location

They've already had big success in Soho with another offshoot in Harvey Nichols. Now the next main Zelman Meats is coming to the City - expect lots of cuts of meats and some rotisserie chicken too.…

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A cricket-laden doughnut hits Doughnut Time with their Bushtucker Trial

We're pretty certain this isn't a very early (or late) April Fool's joke, but today newcomers to the London doughnut scene have added a rather different doughnut to the menu. Apparently launched in line with "I'm a Celebrity..." it's based on their famed Bushtucker Trial (and named that too). It is a doughnut-laden with edible bugs. 

What can you expect? A milk chocolate glaze…

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Grab a bite and sort your bike at Dynamo's new Balham base

Very good news for South London bike lovers - the ever popular Putney cycle caf Dynamo has branched out to Balham, bringing its range of hearty food, cold drinks, coffees and to the cycling community.…

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Gunpowder Market Market is coming to One Tower Bridge

The team behind Gunpowder, Madame D and Gul & Sepoy bring their latest to Tower Bridge. And there will be a bakery/wine bar too. …

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Amalfi-inspired Sorella takes the place of Clapham's The Manor

It's farewell to The Manor and hello to Sorella, a new Italian restaurant from The Dairy group that'll be springing up in its place. …

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Retro food gets a makeover at VIVI at Centre Point

If you've got a soft spot for the good old days, then head to VIVI where you can enjoy your chicken a la king in London landmark Centre Point with Vivi. Just head to the bridge link, and look for the PlayPlax inspired lights...…

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The Principal London takes over from Hotel Russell on Russell Square

Updated 16/11/17 with restaurant and bar details

If you've been wondering what's happening with the old Hotel Russell on Russell Square which is currently swathed in scaffolding, then let us enlighten you. The hotel has been taken over by the Principal Hotel Group, who also run hotels of the same name in Edinburgh, Manchester and York. The Principal Manchester impressed the Guardian's Marina O'Lo…

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