Latest news

Latest news

Russell Crowe is writing and starring in a Marco Pierre White biopic

It's a plot you couldn't make up if you tried. But former hellraiser chef Marco Pierre White apparently has a major movie being made about his life.

The chef was talking to Irish newspaper the Sunday Independent this weekend when he mentioned that Ridley Scott is behind a biopic based on his life and that A-lister Russell Crowe would be playing him.

"I have just signed the deal," Marco told the p…

Read more: Russell Crowe is writing and starring in a Marco Pierre White biopic

Patri is bringing its next New Delhi train-inspired restaurant to Ealing

They're big in Hammersmith and Northfields and now Patri is coming to Ealing. There will be a mix of home-style Indian meat and veg/vegan dishes, all served up in a mock train setting. …

Read more: Patri is bringing its next New Delhi train-inspired restaurant to Ealing

Million Pound Menu's Jay Morjaria is previewing dishes from JAE at Hovarda

Ever since featuring on My Million Pound Menu, chef Jay Morjaria's plant-based food has been in demand. Now the chef, who is currently working on plans to open his own standalone restaurant JAE, will be previewing dishes from that restaurant in Soho.

For January Jay will be taking over the kitchens at Hovarda every lunchtime. His completely vegan, East Asian menu will include dishes like:

  • Chicor…

Read more: Million Pound Menu's Jay Morjaria is previewing dishes from JAE at Hovarda

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a new restaurant and bar in a Lloyd Webber/Caring team-up

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that. …

Read more: The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a new restaurant and bar in a Lloyd Webber/Caring team-up

Mio Yatai Japanese street food restaurant opens on Broadway Market

Just before the Christmas break, a new Japanese street food restaurant has landed on Broadway Market.…

Read more: Mio Yatai Japanese street food restaurant opens on Broadway Market

Muse sees Tom Aikens return to fine dining in Belgravia - update

Chef Tom Aikens has been out of the fine dining game for a while, but his new Belgravia restaurant seems him return to that with a tasting menu inspired by his life so far.…

Read more: Muse sees Tom Aikens return to fine dining in Belgravia - update

The Hyde restaurant opens with just 12 seats in Paddington

An ex-Galvin chef has an adventurous menu planned for this diminutive restaurant with just 12 seats in Paddington. …

Read more: The Hyde restaurant opens with just 12 seats in Paddington

BARONYS all day bar and kitchen opens on Camden High Street

Opening today, Camden is getting a new all day spot in BARONYS Bar & Kitchen. Open from brunch through to cocktail hour, the menu sounds as broad and colourful as the interior design.

On the menu you'll find everything from burgers and chicken caesar salad through to watermelon tartar, rainbow devilled eggs and grilled octopus with garlic prawns.

Founder Rony Batista explains: “We have create…

Read more: BARONYS all day bar and kitchen opens on Camden High Street

Queens in Mayfair will be an artisan coffee shop and events space

Sibling duo Victoria and Grace Sheppard are behind new cafe/events space Queens which is opening in Mayfair in spring. They'll be combining their experience in hospitality and interior design respectively for their artisan coffee shop. Victoria was recently running the marketing for UMU & The Greenhouse while Grace project manages interior design projects for high net worth clients at luxury…

Read more: Queens in Mayfair will be an artisan coffee shop and events space

Secret Theatre's The Invitation takes over the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green

If the words immersive theatre don't bring you out in hives (we actually LOVE this kind of thing), then get ready to book the Secret Theatre Project which is about to hit London.

The theatre company's latest production, The Invitation, has just played to sell-out crowds in Hong Kong and this one features a dining option as part of the experience.

The Invitation will be a Masquerade Party with a d…

Read more: Secret Theatre's The Invitation takes over the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green

Skal Nordic Dining opens in Islington

Rok may be gone, but Nordic dining in Islington is back with the opening of Skal. They've quietly taken over the space left by Rok on Islington's Upper Street promising traditional Nordic recipes but with a modern, seasonal twist from head chef Lauri Hilli (formerly Sanctum Soho). The space looks much the same as it was with Rok - it still has a stripped-back Scandi vibe, so fits the new res…

Read more: Skal Nordic Dining opens in Islington

House of Chimney Cakes is coming to London

Another US import is coming to London, hitting town just after Christmas. This time it's the turn of the House of Chimney Cakes, first set up in California by Hungarian model Szandra Szabó and Chef Omar Lara.

As for Chimney cakes themselves? They're Hungarian desserts that are traditionally called Kürtöskalács - we can see why they opted for chimney cakes. They describe them as "Hungarian Sw…

Read more: House of Chimney Cakes is coming to London

The Oyster Bar pops up with seafood and champagne at the Notting Hill Fish Shop

Popping up at the newish Notting Hill Fish Shop for the festive season is a Chamapagne & Oyster Bar.

Run by Chris D'Sylva who we last saw at Islington's The Compton Arms and Chantelle Kallmeier (ex-Wolseley), they'll be serving up French and British oysters along with Ruinart Blanc de Blanc and "a tight list of White Burgundy."

On the menu you'll find a succinct choice of six oysters, four ch…

Read more: The Oyster Bar pops up with seafood and champagne at the Notting Hill Fish Shop

TV's Fred Sirieix is leaving his day job at Galvin at Windows

Big news dropped on Friday as everyone's favourite matchmaker and ebullient GM Fred Sirieix revealed that he was stepping down from his role running the front of house at Galvin at Windows.

In a post on Instagram, Fred said "The time has come to say goodbye to all my friends and colleagues after an incredible 14 years journey - I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has suppo…

Read more: TV's Fred Sirieix is leaving his day job at Galvin at Windows

A new 28:50 wine bar has arrived in Covent Garden

9/12/19 - updated with opening details

A brand new 28:50 has quietly launched in Covent Garden. The wine bar group started off in Fetter Lane and grew to three different sites over the years, but right now only the Marylebone wine bar remains. The bar was previously launched by Xavier Rousset, but he left to open Blandford Comptoir and Comptoir Cafe. 

The original venture focuses on 30 wines…

Read more: A new 28:50 wine bar has arrived in Covent Garden

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive