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Silk & Grain brings aged cocktails to the Square Mile

Silk & Grain brings aged cocktails to the Square Mile

It's no secret that here at Hot Dinners we're definitely partial to a cocktail or two on a night out. Thus the arrival of Silk & Grain, a new cocktail bar and restaurant in the Square Mile is right up our street. 

Situated on Cornhill near Bank station, this City bar and restaurant is also not far from Jason Atherton’s recent opening, City Social. Silk & Grain prides itself on serving an ...

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Clotted cream and salted caramel scones - we try out Paul A Young's new afternoon tea

Clotted cream and salted caramel scones - we try out Paul A Young's new afternoon tea

Is there much better than scones and clotted cream? Maybe scones, clotted cream and a massive dollop of salted caramel. That's the thinking behind master chocolatier Paul A Young's new cream tea - now available daily at his flagship shop in Heal's, on Tottenham Court Road. We popped along to take a look. 

The scones, Paul explains, are made to a traditional Victorian recipe before cutters came on ...

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We Test Drive Thomasina Miers' Mexican diner DF Mexico

We Test Drive Thomasina Miers' Mexican diner DF Mexico

DF/Mexico is the latest from Wahaca's Thomasina Miers - a Mexican diner on Brick Lane. We went along to check it out.

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The Oxford Street John Lewis gets a burger bar. We try Ham Holy Burger

The Oxford Street John Lewis gets a burger bar. We try Ham Holy Burger

As we never seem be able to avoid writing about it - the burger scene in London is showing no signs of getting quiet. In the past week alone, two brand new burger bars have opened. We popped along to the one that's been launched by the same people behind pizza restaurant Rossopommodoro, Ham Holy Burger. It's nestled at the back of the third floor of John Lewis on Oxford Street in an attempt to ...

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Food with flair in Bethnal Green - we Test Drive Typing Room

Food with flair in Bethnal Green - we Test Drive Typing Room

Backed by Jason Atherton, but very much a creation of Head Chef Lee Westcott, Typing Room over in Bethnal Green is well worth the journey.

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Nettle cider at Smithfields - we Test Drive St Bart's Brewery

Nettle cider at Smithfields - we Test Drive St Bart's Brewery

A new central London bar and restaurant from the people behind Hush Heath wines has landed in Smithfields. We went along to check it out.

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Trying out the bourbon & ribs at Barbecoa

Trying out the bourbon & ribs at Barbecoa

Carnivorous American whiskey fans will be pleased to hear of a new monthly ‘Bourbon & Ribs’ night, which has just launched at Barbecoa, Jamie Oliver’s BBQ steakhouse near St. Paul’s. Running on the third Monday of every month, the special menu pairs all manner of meaty ribs with matched bourbons from the restaurant’s huge collection of small batch American whiskeys, with both head chef and ...

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Great wine and dirty hummus - we Test Drive Arabica Bar and Kitchen

Great wine and dirty hummus - we Test Drive Arabica Bar and Kitchen

Arabica has been a part of Borough Market for years and now they've just opened their first restaurant there. We head along to find out what you can expect.

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Tom Kerridge on the rails - our trip on The Belmond British Pullman's culinary journeys

Tom Kerridge on the rails - our trip on The Belmond British Pullman's culinary journeys

Bringing together some of Britain's great chefs with the days-gone-by luxury of a train journey is an inspired pairing. We took to the British sister train of the Orient Express to enjoy an evening with Tom Kerridge.

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Spanish charm on St Katharine Dock - our Test Drive of Bravas Tapas

Spanish charm on St Katharine Dock - our Test Drive of Bravas Tapas

Beloved by Fay Maschler and Giles Coren, we went to see if Bravas Tapas was a slice of Spanish delight in London. It is.

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