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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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John Lewis Oxford Street launches their rooftop Lunar Lookout

If today's release of the John Lewis Christmas ad made you a) cry and b) feel as if the countdown to Christmas proper had started, then you'll be wanting to head to Oxford Street. The department store's flagship shop there has launched a winter alfresco spot on their rooftop, themed around the ad.

The Lunar Lookout is the store's winter roof garden, featuring a new Christmas menu from Rossopomodo…

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Epic Sunday roasts start at Blacklock this weekend

There's a new challenger for the Sunday lunch crown as chop specialists Blacklock throw their hat into the ring this weekend.

So from 12 this Sunday you'll be able to pop in and get Longhorn beef fore-rib (£17), Cornish lamb leg (£16) or Middlewhite pork loin (£15) with a Yorkshire, duck fat roast potatoes, heritage carrots and Sprouting broccoli all in bone marrow gravy. Or you can have the whol…

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The Caravan Coffee doughnut kicks off Crosstown's single series

We do love a Crosstown doughnut and this new collaboration with Caravan is right up our street. It's the first of a new range of doughnuts where they'll be teaming up with UK producers to add single origin ingredients. They're starting with coffee but look out for chocolate and whisky doughnuts coming soon.

This creation will be a sourdough coffee doughnut featuring the Caravan Coffee Roasters’ B…

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Selfridges launch a Moët & Chandon champagne photobooth for Christmas

Can't tell you how much we love the idea of this new festive addition to Selfridges. It's a Moët & Chandon champagne photobooth. You jump in the booth, snap a pic and then use that to create personalised labels for MINI MOET champagne bottles.

And if you want to take your time over the perfect shot (or get one done for someone else as a pressie), you can just upload a pic from your phone when…

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On the Bab is opening a takeaway spot in St Paul's

Popular Korean restaurant group On The Bab is about to open another place. Their fourth restaurant will be right by St Paul's, but this place will be essentially a takeaway site with a few tables for eat-in.

If you've been to one of their other branches you'll know what to expect here - plenty of KFC (Korean fried chicken) with a choice of two flavours – sweet soy and sweet spicy, both topped wit…

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First Aid Box plans to heal Herne Hill with juices and cocktails

There's a new café and cocktail bar coming to Herne Hill before the end of the year - it's called First Aid Box and it's from the people behind Brixton's Shrub and Shutter. 

Inside their box, they're planning to be an all day café with coffee from Alchemy Coffee and fresh juices, plus the addition of cocktails into the evening. They say they're "almost all inspired by health, nutrition and doctor…

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Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House brings artisan hot chocolate to Chapel Market

The chocolate houses of London's past may have been dens of debauchery and political intrigue, but a new one planned for Islington's Chapel Market will be an altogether more respectable place. Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House is the first bricks and mortar spot for popular Broadway Market stallholders Jasmine Kershaw and Juliet Sampson.

The new cafe and shop will serve what the pair declare to be…

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