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Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

Designer dining by the Thames - we Test Drive Sea Containers

The Mondrian London lured a New York chef across the pond to open Sea Containers. We go along to see if his journey was worth it.

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Fine wine and food with a side of culture, we take a look at Rex Whistler restaurant at the Tate

Fine wine and food with a side of culture, we take a   look at Rex Whistler restaurant at the Tate

The Rex Whistler restaurant in the Tate has, since reopening last November, earned a reputation for being one of the most impressive gallery restaurants in London. Whilst the notion of choosing to dine at the Tate may perhaps seem a little over the top for some, a recent dinner in its ornate surroundings showed that this is one permanent exhibition you’ll want to see again.

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Forrest Gump comes ashore on Leicester Square - we Test Drive Bubba Gump

Forrest Gump comes ashore on Leicester Square - we Test Drive Bubba Gump

The very, very popular (although not with everyone) Bubba Gump Shrimp Company has landed in London near Leicester Square. We pop along to see if a restaurant based on Forrest Gump can also dish up a good meal.

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"Press for weekend champagne" - we Test Drive an old fave, Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard has long been one of Hot Dinners' favourite restaurants in town, starting with a vodka-fuelled night parts of which we still remember vividly almost five years later. We've also often used the downstairs bar as a really handy mid-Soho pitstop on many a night out (more of that later).

So naturally we were very pleased indeed to be asked down for a return visit to try out their first ...

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Bill Granger in Clerkenwell - we Test Drive Granger & Co

Bill Granger in Clerkenwell - we Test Drive Granger & Co

We head over to Farringdon to try out Bill Granger's restaurant - the second Granger and Co the Australian chef has launched in London

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Soho House hits Holborn - we Test Drive Hubbard & Bell

Soho House hits Holborn - we Test Drive Hubbard & Bell

The restaurant at the Hoxton Holborn hotel brings a new vibe to this part of midtown.

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Ducasse's taste of Tropez in London - we Test Drive Rivea

Ducasse's taste of Tropez in London - we Test Drive Rivea

The Bulgari hotel's restaurant aims to bring informality into Knightsbridge dining

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Marcus Wareing & Co successfully mix British and global cuisine - we Test Drive Tredwell's

Marcus Wareing takes a back seat at his group's latest restaurant Tredwell's, so we find out what to expect from this addition to theatreland.

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A little bit of easygoing luxe - we Test Drive brunch at The Beaumont's Colony Grill Room

A little bit of easygoing luxe - we Test Drive brunch at The Beaumont's Colony Grill Room

Jeremy King and Chris Corbin preside over a comfortable grill room in their first hotel, The Beaumont.

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Giorgio Locatelli's popup - we Test Drive Pizza Locadeli

Giorgio Locatelli's popup - we Test Drive Pizza Locadeli

Hot Dinners was over in Marylebone last night to try out the three week pizza popup from Giorgio Locatelli. Pizza Locadeli is the first pop up to take over the Carousel space on Blandford Street and is being run by Locatelli and his wife Plaxy while Locanda Locatelli is being renovated.

Over the next five years this site will play host to all manner of foodie concepts, orchestrated by Shuttlecock ...

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