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Noizé brings a neighbourhood French vibe to the old Dabbous site

Pied a Terre's GM heads out on his own with this neighbourhood spot where it's all about ultra personal treatment and giving the customer what they really want

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Has our April Fool come true? Mayor really does plan smoke crackdown

We do love putting our April Fools together here at Hot Dinners, but even we don't expect for them to come true. However that's exactly what appears to have happened today. Alerted by a reader who spotted a similarity between a story in The Standard and our 2017 April Fool we discovered that what we thought was too crazy to become true actually appears to be happening.

 

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Michelin gives 10 London restaurants Bib Gourmands in 2018 Guide

Ahead of the announcement of newly Michelin-starred restaurants on Monday, the Michelin Guide has been busy today announcing new Bib Gourmands on Twitter.

We think they've finished announcing the new Bibs for London restaurants. And if so, the list is somewhat shorter than last year - 10 compared to the 15 new Bibs last year. But it's a good list, nevertheless and London scored over a third of th…

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Woody Bear's cheesy boozy rooftop pop-up comes to Oxford Street

Winter. It's cold, dark, and unavoidably depressing. So, what to do? Well, Oxford Street's new winter pop-up Woody Bear has a few suggestions, mainly in the form of melted cheese and booze.

The new pop-up will be laying on gooey wheels of raclette, croque monsieur and spiked eggnog to warm your cockles and raise your spirits, all taking place on an urban fairground-themed rooftop with amazing vie…

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Caprice Holdings to open 60s Italian joint Harry's Dolci in Knightsbridge

Caprice Holdings are at it again with yet another new opening. This time around, it's a loosely 50's/60's Italian themed bar and restaurant with its own terrace.…

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Vegan restaurant Wulf and Lamb lands in Sloane Square

With help from Franco Casolin, formerly of famous veggie Vanilla Blacks, Wulf & Lamb is bringing creative vegan cuisine to Sloane Square, where ackee fruit meets burritos and Ruby's of London provides animal-product free doughnuts.…

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Middle Eastern-inspired Torshi comes to Tottenham bar Five Miles

In the relatively un-gentrified world of Seven Sisters, there's precious little in the way of new openings. But now, Torshi's shown up in new warehouse venue Five Miles to change that, with its Middle Eastern-style cuisine, mounds of homemade dips and a literal wall of craft beers for you to choose from.…

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Should chefs do their office work in their own restaurants? Twitter debates

 

Following on from our story about Giles Coren's visit to East London restaurant The Frog this week, and subsequent social media fail, Twitter continued to debate the topic. It was all kicked off by a question from fellow restaurant critic - the Observer's Jay Rayner who asked:

 

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Motu are expanding their delivery service to Islington and Swiss Cottage

It's good news for North Londoners today as JKS Restaurants (the family behind Gymkhana and Trishna, among others) has just said it'll be opening two new Motu Indian Kitchen sites this autumn, in Islington on October 17th and Swiss Cottage on November 3rd. That brings what they term their 'refined' versions of Indian takeaway classics to area ranging from Camden and Holloway to Hamstead and Finch…

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The Racketeer cocktail bar to open in Kings Cross

This October will see the official opening of The Racketeer, a new cocktail bar / wine shop in Kings Cross. The pub, which was once The Carpenters Arms, has been given a revamp and restored to its Victorian Glory. Completely restored, the venue is now run by an experienced team who’ve spent more than 20 years honing their craft in bars across London.…

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Giles Coren just called chef Adam Handling a F**kbag, but he's OK with it

Updated with restaurant review by Giles

It feels like only yesterday that Instagram was the kind of place where nothing bad happened. Here was a social media platform far removed from the nastiness of Twitter and its trolls, where folk posted pictures of their food, other people liked it and all was well.

But something has gone wrong in Paradise. Or, more accurately, someone. Critic Giles Coren i…

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Arnaud Stevens brings laid-back PLATE to Shoreditch's M by Montcalm

Inside Shoreditch's giant M by Montcalm hotel (the one with the optical illusion windows - you know what we mean), there's a new restaurant by the name of PLATE from very well-connected chef Arnaud Stevens. Inside, they'll forgo tablecloths and sommeliers in the name of casual dining, and include a downstairs bakery that'll serve a bread flight with matching butters.…

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LOSTACOS Bermondsey popup is doing glow in the dark tacos for Day of the Dead

Halloween and the Day of the Dead are almost upon us, so expect London's restaurants and bars to go all out to entice you through their doors over the coming period. But one place has already set the bar pretty high for this year's spooky shenanigans. LOSTACOS is popping up at Bermondsey's Doodle Bar and they're going to be serving up glow in the dark tacos.

Guests at the popup, which you'll find…

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The City gets its own Vinoteca, and it'll live in Bloomberg Arcade

Thirsty City workers can avail of a hefty wine list at Vinoteca’s newest location, nestled between the two Bloomberg buildings. There’ll be a central bar, a mezzanine, and even the option to wine and dine alfresco, if the weather cooperates… …

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