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London Wine Sessions 2014 features Sager + Wilde, Lyle's, Mayfields and more

If you love food and you love good wine (who doesn't?), then get your Google Calendars up because we have a red hot event you'll want to diarise. The second Wine Sessions is taking place in Hackney next month. We've had an exclusive look at what's going on and the line-up's REALLY impressive.

Curated by journalist and food writer Sophie Dening and The River Cafe sommelier Emily O'Hare, the Wine Se…

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Chiltern Firehouse is Tatler's Restaurant of the Year 2014

While Hot Dinners were ignoring vertigo and pressing our noses up against the window in the Shangri-La Shard doing the traditional "where's my house?" motions, across town there was another restaurant crowd gathering to see who'd done well at this year's Tatler Restaurant Awards.

The annual gong ceremony - which goes somewhat against the grain - didn't have to try too hard to work out what was goi…

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Shrimpy's outdoor bar and grill opens in King's Cross for summer with Kimchi hotdogs and more

With Summer only just round the corner, Shrimpy's in King's Cross is reopening its terrace and adding something new to the menu too.

They're kicking things off on the concourse with kimchi hotdogs, frozen habanero margaritas, frozen negronis and prosecco - with more to be added throughout the summer. The forecourt doesn't take reeservations, so if things really do heat up - it pays to get there e…

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Wright Bros Soho launch new Surf Boards for speedy lunches

This little beauty is a Surf Board - a new lunchtime offering from Wright Bros Soho. Aimed at those among us who can't skip out for three hour lunches, these combos of seafood, salads and side dishes are a lot more fun than an al desko sarnie. And they're designed to have you in and out in no time.

Choose from: 

  • Char-grilled mackerel, lemon & hazelnut couscous, roasted beetroot sal…

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St John Bakery Rooms to open on Maltby Street

Hot Dinners Exclusive.

One of the great lures of Maltby St Market is getting there early enough to ensure you walk away with a stash of St John's legendary custard doughnuts.

Following the opening of their bakery on Druid Street and a stall on Ropewalk comes news of a sit- down bakery opening there next month. We get the inside scoop.…


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New and upcoming restaurants - May update

It's time for another round up of the movers and shakers on our exhaustive new and upcoming restaurants list.

As you all know, dates are changing all the time and the amount of new restaurants being announced on a weekly basis is showing no sign of slowing down. We update our pages on a regular basis (sometime several times a day) with new (and shifting) dates, new restaurants, soft laun…

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Retro 90s menu at 90s prices on offer at Randall & Aubin

Payday may have only just been and gone, but you'll be glad to know about the new Retro menu at Randall & Aubin later in the month when you're not feeling so flush...…


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May Fair Kitchen to open at the May Fair hotel

A Hot Dinners exclusive

Eagle-eyed Mayfair workers this morning may have spotted something new about the May Fair Hotel. New awnings have just gone up on the hotel for a restaurant they're unveiling later this month. May Fair Kitchen will take over the space currently occupied by Quince on Stratton Street.

Quince will close after service on Saturday night and then emerge in around two weeks as a n…

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Singleton Whisky holds night market with Hix and ForzaWin

This sounds like a pretty good evening out. For one night only Singleton are running a night market dedicated to single malt whisky. The Singleton Whisky Night Market takes place on Thursday 15 May, tying in with the company's release of two new whiskies - Tailfire and Sunray.

For just a tenner, you'll get to taste both whiskies and try a cocktail created by world-class bartender Andrea Monta…

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Ben's Canteen heads for Earlsfield

Ben's Canteen has been a big hit in Battersea, not least because of its Scotch Eggs and the sausage rolls which recently came top in the 2014 Sausage roll-off.

Now they're heading further south as a second Ben's Canteen prepares to open the doors in Earlsfield.…


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