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Get down to Zucca in Bermondsey now - it's closing at Christmas

It's often rated as one of the top Italian restaurants in London (and good value too) so it's a huge surprise to hear that Zucca in Bermondsey is closing just before Christmas.

Hopefully it won't be long before we see Sam Harris in another location (various landlord changes are cited as the need to close) but there's still time to get down there before it closes. 

Their last day is on December 23…

Read more: Get down to Zucca in Bermondsey now - it's closing at Christmas

Beer and kebabs from Camden's Daughter in Kentish Town

Already a popular venue in its own right, Camden Town Brewery is expanding. They're getting ready to open a new sister venue called Camden's Daughter.

It's all about the kebabs. They say they'll be "be stacking and spinning our own chicken and lamb kebabs" and as they're all made from sustainably sourced meat they'll be considerably better than many a kebab shop you might stumble into. They'll ha…

Read more: Beer and kebabs from Camden's Daughter in Kentish Town

Selfridges launches the Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar on the roof

The restaurant on the roof has easily been one of Selfridges most successful endeavours in the last few years with Vintage Salt, Le Chalet and Q Grill all being big hits. Now they're changing things again for winter, again partnering with Des McDonald who also did the past three restaurants. Here comes the Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar...

It'll be there for Autumn and Winter and is inspired b…

Read more: Selfridges launches the Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar on the roof

Is Ferran Adria opening a restaurant in London at The Café Royal?

Updated 01/12/15 - We now have confirmation of a 50 day residency by Albert Adria.

As you might imagine, we hear our fair share of rumours and gossip here at Hot Dinners. Some of it pans out, some of it doesn't. So how you want to take the following irresistable bit of gossip is up to you. 

We've heard from a source that Ferran Adria was in town this past week and was spotted at the Hotel Cafe Ro…

Read more: Is Ferran Adria opening a restaurant in London at The Café Royal?

Palomar, Max's Sandwich Shop & more lead Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015

It's that time of the year again, as the food awards season comes to a close with one of our favourite (and often one of the starriest) ceremonies, the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

This year, some top London places came away with the plaudits and we must say we're particularly pleased to see that Max's Sandwich Shop (pictured and which IS amazing) get voted top of the best Cheap Eats category. L…

Read more: Palomar, Max's Sandwich Shop & more lead Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015

The new Waitrose in King's Cross comes with a wine bar attached

If you're in the King's Cross area and in need of a quiet drink, there's a new place that's just opened. It's the massive new Waitrose near Granary Square and it has a wine bar tucked away at the back.

They've been adding these bars to some new stores but this is the first time we've stumbled across one ourselves. So if you fancy a quiet bite and a glass in the area - it might be worth checking o…

Read more: The new Waitrose in King's Cross comes with a wine bar attached

45 Jermyn Street by Fortnum & Mason takes over from The Fountain

Updated 15/10/15 with new image and opening date

There's a new restaurant from Fortnum & Mason on the way, and it's taking the place of the Fountain brasserie that's been open for 60 years - so it's a big move for the store. It will be rechristened as 45 Jermyn Street and they're apparently going for a restaurant that recaptures "a golden age of glamour".

In practice, that means an all-day r…

Read more: 45 Jermyn Street by Fortnum & Mason takes over from The Fountain

German Gymnasium gets ready to open in King's Cross from D&D

Updated 14/10/15 with opening date

No, it's not some kind of new fitness craze, this is the latest restaurant from D&D that's opening in King's Cross. It's absolutely huge, as anyone who crosses between St Pancras and King's Cross will tell you (it's the building that was completely covered up until recently) and promises to be D&D's biggest restaurant yet.

Yes, it used to be a gym. It's…

Read more: German Gymnasium gets ready to open in King's Cross from D&D

Jun Tanaka's new restaurant is The Ninth in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia

Jun Tanaka is coming back with his own restaurant. Previously best known for his Pearl in Holborn and with the Street Kitchen business with Mark Jankel (which is doing very nicely) this is his long-anticipated solo restaurant and sees him taking over the space that once held Nizuni. 

It's a French/Mediterranean neighbourhood style restaurant. It's a regularly changing seasonal menu and one that p…

Read more: Jun Tanaka's new restaurant is The Ninth in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia

Night Tales to launch Tokyo Nights in Shoreditch

Not only are they getting ready to open a new permanent bar, the Night Tales team are also coming back to Shoreditch, transforming their space into something that'll mimic the back streets of Japan. 

There will be four new bars - all created with influences from various places in Japan. Among those is the Golden Gai Cocktail Bar with Japanese 7 spice mulled cider, Lychee Gimlet and Lemon grass ‘D…

Read more: Night Tales to launch Tokyo Nights in Shoreditch

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