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Chef Alyn Williams protests his dismissal from The Westbury in Mayfair

News hit social media last night that the well-respected chef Alyn Williams - who runs the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Westbury - has been dismissed from the hotel.

According to trade title The Caterer, Williams told them he'd been dismissed last month, after using the hotel restaurant for his own private event on a Sunday without permission. Apparently it was something he'd done before wi…

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Selfridges now have a Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar serving up champagne and cocktails

First, we had Claridge's launching their Loubi Express cocktail bar with just eight seats. Now Selfridges have unveiled their Veuve Clicquot Le Tram bar in time for the festive season.

The oh-so-Instagrammable bar has just 10 seats and will serve up Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails including a Winter spritz, Belvedere spiced tea punch and a Hennessy ginger mule. There will also be champagne…

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Goods Way is a new live music venue, bar and street food space coming to King's Cross

The team behind Flat Iron Yard are heading to King's Cross for their next multi-purpose venue which will serve up live music, American drinks and street food.…

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The Melusine seafood restaurant is coming to St Katharine Docks

This seafood restaurant in the docks is all about serving up sustainably caught seafood from around the British Isles. There'll be ever-changing sharing plates as well as grilled, poached or fried whole fish on the menu. …

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Selfridges has a new boutique cinema serving afternoon tea in the bar

London has started getting a few new luxe cinemas where the food is a little more than nachos and popcorn. The latest to open is a cinema right in the heart of Selfridges on Oxford Street - but alas you can't take the food into the screening with you. 

The Cinema at Selfridges is now open on their lower ground floor (there's a direct entrance from the street too) and has been created by …

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Nue Ground is a new Clapham cafe from the people behind Brickwood and WC

From today, a new cafe comes to Clapham with Nue Ground. It's from Joanna & Jayke Mangion - co-owners of Clapham Leisure, the people behind WC, Powderkeg, Brickwood and more. …

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34 restaurant in Mayfair goes OTT on the Christmas decorations

If you're the kind of person who goes full-on crazy for Christmas, then you'll be wanting to stop by Mayfair restaurant 34 at some point over the festive period. As this picture shows they've got ever so slightly OTT with their decorations this year.

The installation called Miracle at 34 has turned the restaurant interior into something resembling a major shop's Christmas department, featuring no…

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Claridge's have a Christian Louboutin Christmas train carriage in their lobby for cocktails and bar snacks

For their tenth annual Christmas tree unveiling, Claridge's have completely outdone themselves. This year, the tree - designed by shoemaker to the stars Christian Louboutin - comes complete with a festive train carriage you can dine in.

The Loubi Express takes up the section of the hotel's lobby under the stairs. Looking for the world like something you'd see an animated Tom Hanks welcoming you a…

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Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent place in Brixton Village

They've been slowly growing a loyal fan base for their grass-fed and dry aged beef burgers - now the duo behind Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent spot in Brixton Village.…

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Nigerian tapas restaurant Chuku’s to go permanent in Tottenham

Chuku’s has found a permanent home to serve its signature Nigerian dishes, plus a new drinks menu.…

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Where to eat and drink at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2019

You may be the kind of person for whom the very idea of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is worse than spending the holidays with your in-laws, in which case there's nothing to see here. If, however, like us, anything that combines rollercoasters with hot toddies, more churros than you can shake a candy cane at AND covers it all with a sprinkling of fake snow and Christmas cheer is just the thing for…

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Taco Yaki pairs Japanese and Latin American food with crazy golf at Birdies in Battersea Power Station

In recent years, crazy golf has somehow become a big thing in London - and it's usually backed up with decent food and drink too.

That certainly seems to be the case with Birdies, opening in Battersea Power Station, which has ex Gilgamesh and House of Ho chef Ian Pengelley in charge of the food. His restaurant there will be Taco Yaki. As you might be able to gather from the name, that's a fusion…

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Three vegetarian katsu sandos you need to know about

London is going certifiably katsu sando crazy and while the sandwich that should be in every London foodie's Instagram feed uses a pork chop at its heart, London restaurants have been busy working on veggie versions so meat avoiders don't miss out. Here are three you should know about.…

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Baraka restaurant is bringing mangal cooking to Broadgate

Baraka is an all-day restaurant cooking Anatolian cuisine in their stone oven or as open-flame Mangal cooking. Expect mezza, tagine, kebabs and their own baklava. Plus a handy terrace. …

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Franks Canteen in Highbury is now open for dinner

Five years ago, wedding caterer Paul Warburton opened Franks Canteen in Highbury as a weekend only brunch spot, just a few doors down from popular Thai spot Farang.

Now, having built up an incredibly loyal local trade, and dabbling with some supperclubs, he's about to open Franks Canteen permanently in the evenings.

"Our plan is to run in a similar way to our daytime operation," he told Hot Dinne…

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