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Rosewood London launches new Sunday Slow Food & Living market

You wouldn't expect Rosewood London to do things by halves, and the introduction of a new weekend market at the hotel in March is a case in point. The weekly market, open every Sunday in their courtyard is billed as the "only dedicated Slow Food & Living Market in London".

There'll be more than 30 stalls - selling a mixture of food, drink and lifestyle products, and the food and drink line-up…

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Vinoteca's next wine bar to land in King's Cross

9/2/15 - Updated with soft launch information and more.

King's Cross is slowly becoming one of these best places in London for food and drink (something of a minor miracle if you consider what it was  - like in the area less than a decade ago). And now the latest to join in is Vinoteca, taking prime place at One Pancras Square. 

It'll be the fifth, and largest, site for Vinoteca and it'll be open…

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Edd Kimber and Paul A Young help launch the Big Chocolate Tea Party

Imagine the agony of having a seriously ill child - a child who needs vital treatment in hospital. Then imagine how much worse it would be if you had nowhere to stay nearby. If you had to risk splitting the family apart to stay with your child. That's where the Sick Children's Trust comes in - and they're launching an appeal to raise £100,000 by urging us to get baking for the cause.

What's it all…

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The Ivy sells off its contents in a Sotheby's charity auction

Possibly the most glamorous yard sale is taking place next month when The Ivy sells its contents in a massive charity auction at Sotheby's. The restaurant, which is closed until May while it undergoes a total reburbishment, is putting all manner of iconic items and artworks into the sale.

Highlights include the restaurant's cocktail shakers, the top table complete with linen and table service (for…

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Matthew Williamson afternoon tea launches at Balthazar

Just in time for London Fashion Week, comes the launch today of the Matthew Williamson afternoon tea at Balthazar. For £25 you'll get a selection of sarnies (smoked salmon, crab with tarragon mayo etc) then an assortment of cakes and desserts inspired by the designer's spring/summer 2015 collection, including Pistachio and Kirsch Macaroon and Pecan Praline Millefeuille.

If you'd like to add a cock…

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London leads in the shortlist for the GQ Food & Drink Awards

The shortlist for the inaugural GQ Food & Drink Awards has just been released and London is, as you'd imagine, pretty well represented in the final line-up, taking up 31 out of a possible 48 places The categories, whose winners will be announced at an award ceremony in April are as follows (out of London shortlisted contenders are italicised):

Best Restaurant

  • Café Murano
  • Gymkhana
  • L’Enclume
  • Re…

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East Asian BBQ Bó Drake opening in Soho

Updated 5/2/14 with opening date and soft launch info.

We're partial to a bit of BBQ at Hot Dinners so news of Bó Drake a new East Asian BBQ restaurant coming to Soho perked us right up. 

The 60 seater restaurant is opening on Greek Street (taking the place of Disiac) and will be combining British seasonal produce with an emphasis on smoked cooking methods, as well as the more traditional sweet a…

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Game of Thrones pop-up London restaurant promises meal fit for a king

We're massive Game of Thrones fans here at Hot Dinners, so forgive us if we go into geek overload at the prospect of All Men Must Dine – a pop-up restaurant which kicks off in London. It's being done to promote the release of the show's fourth season on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

TV company HBO has teamed up with The Wandering Chef (the folk behind The Little Yellow Door) to create what they're describing…

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Skinny chops and more in Soho from Blacklock

4/2/15 - Updated with soft launch details.

Set up by former Hawksmoor veteran Gordon Ker, Blacklock is coming to Soho in early 2015 with a big focus on charcoal grilled skinny chops. He's been inspired by everything from "Joe Beef in Montreal, roadside shacks in Portugal and the US to the Turkish Ocakbasis off the Kingsland Road."…

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National Portrait Gallery restaurant reopens with new look menu and bar

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the National Portrait Gallery restaurant is reopening after a month long closure for a bit of a do-over. And it's worth remembering just what a lovely view it has over the rooftops of London.

Changes have been afoot in the kitchen as well with the introduction of new culinary director Helena Puolakka (ex-Aubergine, La Tante Claire, Pierre Gagnaire and Skylon). Sh…

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