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Test Driving the Jones & Sons steak night delivery meal kit

 

Modern British restaurant Jones and Sons is delivering a steak night finish-at-home dinner that's a lot more than simply a great meaty main. We gave it a try. 

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Michelin stars for London 2021 announced: Clare Smyth and Helene Darroze both win three stars

The reveal of any year's new Michelin stars is always going to be a contentious event. But tonight's announcement of the new stars in the Great Britain and Ireland 2021 guide was even more of a hot potato (relevance of that idiom to become clear...)

With rumours swirling about Michelin demoting as well as promoting restaurants during such a dire year, we all wondered just how it would go down.&nb…

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Raymond Blanc has a TV show Simply Raymond Blanc to accompany his new book

Bored of staring at the same four walls during lockdown? Well, this month ITV have plans to transport us from our homes into the gorgeous gardens and 16th-century buildings of his Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire.

Simply Raymond Blanc is a brand new cookery show with the chef, which was filmed in the two Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel. It's Britain’s only country house hotel to h…

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Riding House Cafe re-launches as Soul Ride Caribbean food delivery

Fitzrovia's Riding House Cafe has returned to the delivery scene for 2021 with something of a difference - launching Soul Ride, a Caribbean-influenced spin-off. 

It's headed up by Chef Patron Henry Omereye and Chef Martin Kanu, and it's taking over the entire Riding House menu, for both local deliveries and nationwide meal kits. 

Starting with the local delivery - that offering fea…

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Home cooks sought by new delivery company GRUBie

New food delivery service GRUBie is hoping to provide a service for those of us in lockdown who badly don't want to cook tonight, but who want something more homemade than ordering in pizza or a restaurant box. Think of it as an UberEats or Deliveroo but for home cooks.

The idea is that anyone who loves cooking and wants to share their food with others can do so and make money into the bargain. I…

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Sumi in Notting Hill is the new restaurant by sushi master Endo Kazutoshi in Notting Hill

Here's something that escaped our attention in the run-up to Christmas - Endo Kazutoshi opened a new sushi restaurant. If the name sounds familiar, it's because he's the man behind Endo at Rotunda, the very well rated high-end sushi restaurant with a view in White City. 

Sumi had planned to open fully in December were it not for the restrictions. Instead, they've decided to open as clic…

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Track London's restaurants new and changing deliveries & takeaways

The restaurant delivery scene in London is changing all the time. Here, we're tracking the restaurants that are adding new delivery services as well as big changes to their existing offering.…

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Filthy Buns is back at The Three Compasses with a new hatch, delivery and burgers

 

If you've had a craving for Filthy Buns burgers in Dalston, then you'll be pleased to know that not only are the burger slingers back and delivering - but they're also serving from a brand new hatch at the Three Compasses. 

The new menu has eight meat buns and seven plant-based - so there's a big selection on offer and there are brand new burgers too:

  • Lockdown Millionaire - their …

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Test Driving Indulge - fine dining at home without the fuss

With restaurants on lockdown, the city's chefs have turned to new ways to stay creative and make money. We take this fine dining meal kit service for a test.…

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Clapham is the latest stop for Yori Korean barbecue

It's restaurant number four for Yori, who are opening their latest place just up the road from Clapham Junction. Expect their usual reinvented approach to Korean cuisine.  …

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Creams Cafe have come up with popcorn chicken waffle bites. You are WELCOME.

After the year we've just had, Hot Dinners is ALL about finding the joy in small things. And the new menu addition at Creams Cafe fits that bill precisely. Starting next month (and available on delivery) they'll be selling this rather moreish looking snacks.

The popcorn chicken waffle bites are being billed as a UK first. But what you really need to know is that they've taken popcorn chicken piec…

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The Red Lion & Sun turns its bottle shop into a creperie

The latest lockdown has meant pivot #2508 for North London pub The Red Lion & Sun. Following the news that pubs and cafes wouldn't be allowed to sell wine and beer to takeaway, the Highgate establishment has been forced to find a new use for its popular Bottle & Jug shed.

So, from this week they'll be opening as a Crêperie. If you're in the neighbourhood and want to help this lo…

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Victor Garvey's SOLA in Soho launches a new nationwide at-home box

During a previous lockdown SOLA, Victor Garvey's restaurant with Californian influences in Soho (see our most recent Test Drive) kicked off a series of special bento boxes. This time around, he's going for the full at-home experience with a new meal kit that aims to be an experience as close to the restaurant as possible.

There are two menus, Omnivore and Vegetarian and they're goi…

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Test Driving Aulis London at-home - Simon Rogan's kitchen delivers

Simon Rogan's Aulis chef's table and development kitchen in London has switched to delivering finish-at-home meals. We tried out their latest menu. …

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BAO's next restaurant will be in Shoreditch

Having only opened the King's Cross BAO for a matter of weeks before yet another lockdown, BAO are already getting ready to open their next restaurant. 

This time, as first noticed by Eater, they'll be in the heart of Shoreditch, taking over the space that was Andina and right next door to The Smoking Goat. But other than the news they're opening, there is precious little info. Assume that t…

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