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Dalston's natural wine box popup B.I.B

There's always room in Hot Dinners' lives for some crazy pop-up shenanigans in the run up to Christmas and B.I.B sounds right up our street. This Dalston spot will be taking over Brunswick East coffee in Dalston from 6pm every Wednesday to Saturday this November. And the B.I.B? Well that stands for Bag in Box. Yes this is a natural wine box pop-up. It couldn't be more East London if it tried.

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Dram & Smoke is back for the winter at London Bridge

There's another popular winter favourite returning as Scottish pop-up Dram & Smoke return to town for a four week pre-Christmas stint at London Bridge. 

As before, it's heavily whisky themed with dishes from their custom whisky barrel smoker will be served up family-style with many, many whisky cocktails, beer and music. It's £40 and for that you'll get a welcome cocktail and a five course me…

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Fera's Simon Rogan joins up with Graze for a new range of snacks

Ever thought that your lunchtime snack was just lacking something a bit... Michelin starred cheffiness? Well if you are in the market for some high-end snacks, then the latest from Graze may well be the thing for you.

They've just joined up with Fera and L'Enclume's Simon Rogan for some pretty amazing sounding snacks:

  • Crispy salt and vinegar chicken skin with half popped corn
  • Grilled salad with…

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Alan Yau's Park Chinois opens in Mayfair

Of late, it seems that Alan Yau is the most secretive restaurateur in London - he REALLY likes to keep his new openings to himself. So it's only now that there's news that his next, Park Chinois, has actually opened in Mayfair (even if that image above gives another impression).

Much of the information that's crept out so far has been in this FT article - so let's break down what we know from tha…

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Escocesa brings Scottish tapas to Stoke Newington Church Street

A 15-year-old Guardian article saying that all the best Scottish seafood left Scotland headed for Spain, as there was no domestic market for the more esoteric or indeed expensive catches, stuck with Stephen Leroni, owner of new Stoke Newington restaurant Escocesa.

The former music producer opened his first restaurant Bar Esteban in 2013 in Crouch End with Pablo Rodriguez (ex Barrafina and Moro) a…

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Inamo bring their high-tech tables to Covent Garden

There's a new Inamo on the way - famed for their special menus, their next restaurant will be appearing in Covent Garden.

As with the previous Soho restaurant, this will have the same interactive menu that lets you both order and rate the food right on the table itself. And as for that food, expect a similar style of Pan Asian cooking to the original but with some extra robata grill cooked dishes…

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Shukshuk BBQ from Berber & Q comes to Crate Beer's Mick's Garage in Hackney

There's a new cafe, bar and BBQ place on the way to Hackney - Mick's Garage - and this sees the food coming from Berber & Q founders Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi - so it should be pretty special.

It comes from the people behind Crate Brewery who are taking over the garage next to their brewery for a space that will also host bands, pop-ups and supper clubs. But it's what's at the back of the…

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Chicken Town neighbourhood venture plans to open in Tottenham

We love a feelgood story here at Hot Dinners and there's a veritable shedload of goodwill surrounding a new Tottenham venture. Chicken Town is a chicken shop with a difference. By day they aim to serve up healthier and better quality chicken meals to young people, matching the price of local fast food outlets. In the evening they'll turn into a neighbourhood restaurant. Better still every bit of…

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Viajante is coming back as Nuno Mendes launches crowdfund

He's one of London's most well-known chefs thanks to Chiltern Firehouse, but most of us really mourn the loss of Nuno Mendes' main restaurant VIajante, which used to be at the Town Hall in Bethnal Green. As Mendes himself says "Viajante was a very special project for myself and the team, a project that we were all incredibly proud of and extremely sad to have to end. We all believed that the rest…

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Provisions wine and cheese store opens on Holloway Road

Opening its doors on Holloway Road today is new wine and cheese store Provisions. It's the brainchild of two ex-Borough Wine blokes - Hugo and Ben. "We want to put the producer at the fore and tell their story to people here," Ben told Hot Dinners. "It’s what got us hooked on them in the first place and what we love about working with them."

Expect to find around 100 wines in stock from France an…

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