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Dan Doherty tells us about his new London pub The Royal Oak in Marylebone

The last three months have been a bit of a whirlwind for chef Dan Doherty. In April he announced he was leaving the restaurant which catapulted him to fame - the open-all-hours Duck & Waffle. Last month his TV show Britain's Best Home Cook launched and news of the restaurant he's opening in New York broke. But that's not enough to keep Dan busy because he's also opening a pub in Marylebone, T…

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Chef Tony Fleming tells us why The Baptist Grill at L'oscar will be a place

London's newest stylish hotel, L'oscar (read our story on its opening here) has opened for business in Holborn. And running the food side of things is Tony Fleming - who picked up a Michelin star at Angler in the South Place Hotel. With the hotel's all-day spot Cafe 'Oscar already open and the main restaurant The Baptist Grill about to receive its first official diners, Hot Dinners caught up with…

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Hansom Lambert on winning on the Million Pound Menu and their upcoming restaurant Epoch

Episode one of the BBC's new business series Million Pound Menu - think Dragons' Den meets First Dates - saw two 20-somethings picking up a whopping £750k-£1m from backer Atul Kochhar for their English restaurant venture. Hot Dinners caught up with Ruth Hansom and Emily Lambert of to find out what happened next.…

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Talking to Dan Barber about the wastED pop-up at Selfridges

The Dan Barber pop-up, wastED London on the roof at Selfridges, is going to be one of the food highlights of the year in London, but don't just take our word for it. We caught up with the chef himself. 

He was on a trip to London and we found him in the test kitchen at Selfridges, working on recipes with his second in command at Blue Hill's, Culinary Director Adam Kaye, and London-based co-chefs…

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My Hot Dinners - Adam Tihany picks his favourite London restaurants

Adam Tihany's work has, for decades, influenced the global luxury market. In this new book Tihany: Iconic hotel and restaurant interiors he offers readers an in-depth tour of his most spectacular projects including Daniel and Per Se in New York, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London  and Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

With an introduction by Thomas Keller the book was pu…

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From Cartmel to Claridge's: Simon Rogan on opening at London's iconic hotel

Hours after the news broke that Simon Rogan would be the new chef to open a restaurant at Claridge's, Hot Dinners grabbed time with him to find out more about the biggest opening of 2014. …

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The Fast and the Epicurious: Danny Meyer talks Shake Shack London and food culture

As Shake Shack London gets ready to open, Hot Dinners sat down with Meyer and Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti to shoot the breeze about burgers, new openings and why they love London so much.. …

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My Hot Dinners - Howard Marks picks his favourite restaurants

From former drug baron to best-selling author to DJ and crime novelist, Howard Marks aka Mr Nice, isn't short of a story or two to tell. So he'll make a particularly good host for Disco Bistro's upcoming 'Sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll' themed quiz night and dinner.

As chef Carl Clarke prepares a special menu which includes 'edible spliff' and an Italian American inspired rose veal parm (as made…

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Tom Sellers opening new restaurant Story on Tooley St

[Updated 22/2/13 with more menu details and opening date]

Tom Sellers' previewed his new restaurant Story with a pop-up called Foreword way back in July 2011, to much acclaim. Now, the new and permanant restaurant is nearly here, launching at Tower Bridge in early March.

We caught up with Tom to find out what we can expect.

What can you tell us about the layout of the restaurant and what made you…

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MasterChef winner Tim Anderson's Nanban brings southern Japanese cooking to Shoreditch

American chef Tim Anderson found fame in the UK when he won MasterChef in 2011. Since then, he left his old job at the Euston Tap to set out on his own. His first restaurant Nanban, focuses on Southern Japanese food - an area where Anderson (pictured on the right with the Japanese ambassador)-  lived for two years.

Nanban is opening this Spring and we caught up with Tim Anderson to find out m…

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2013 predictions and trends for London's restaurants

Looking back at 2012 it’s now pretty easy to spot the food trends (see our 2012 awards for the best of the best)  but right now, what we really want to know is what delights 2013 will hold for the London restaurant scene?

Hot Dinners asked some of London’s most influential food folk to tell us what they think we’ll all be eating and drinking a lot more of over the next 12 months – not to ment…

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My Hot Dinners - Mariella Frostrup picks her favourite London restaurants

She's the woman who's lent her name to a particularly gravelly kind of tone most of us only achieve in the first throes of a cold ("Oh, you've gone all Mariella!"). She tackles reader problems on a weekly basis in The Observer and, as we all know, is a good mate of George Clooney's. But Mariella Frostrup is also someone who knows a fair bit about restaurants, having written an irregular series of…

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Reinventing Chavot - Eric Chavot returns to the London restaurant scene

Hot Dinners sits down with Eric Chavot to hear his plans for his return to the London restaurant scene with Brasserie Chavot at The Westbury…

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My Hot Dinners - Richard Corrigan picks his favourite London restaurants

Richard Corrigan is a very familiar face to many, and his two London restaurants Corrigan's and Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill are hugely popular. Now he's been the latest big name to be attracted to the Harrod's Food Hall to set up Bentley's Sea Grill - an outpost of the Mayfair restaurant deep in the heart of one of London's food institutions.

We caught up with him to find out more about the Se…

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