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Skye Gyngell to open Salon at Spring in Somerset House

While we were big fans of Skye Gyngell's Spring when we visited it last year, we couldn't help think that the conservatory space outside of the main restaurant could be put to better use. Now it seems that it's in for a change as the area, and more besides, is about to be revamped as The Salon.

Read more: Skye Gyngell to open Salon at Spring in Somerset House

Craft London brings Stevie Parle to Greenwich Peninsula

23/3/2015 - Updated with menu and soft launch details.

Building on the success of the Dock Kitchen in West London and Rotorino in the East, British Chef Stevie Parle will deliver more simple home-cooked British dishes with the arrival of Craft London, set to open on the Greenwich Peninsula, the urban development site at the Millennium Village.

The new space is designed by Design Research Studio un…

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Japanese restaurant Flat Three to open in Holland Park

News reaches us of a new restaurant coming to Holland Park in April. Flat Three will apparently have "a new approach to Japanese-inspired food" but will also be influenced by Korean and Scandinavian cuisine. They'll be serving á la carte and tasting menus - and we like the sound of the non-alcoholic pairings (alongside the usual wine pairings). It'll seat around 40, including one large table whic…

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Whaam Banh Mi comes to Soho

There's a new Vietnamese Banh Mi shop opening up in Soho as Whaam Banh Mi prepares to open its doors on Great Windmill Street. They'll be specialising in those Vietnamese sandwiches (which are made to be lighter than french bread equivalents). Expect sandwiches along the lines of Asian BBQ Shredded Pork, Lemongrass Chicken and Ginger & Chilli Tofu as well as Vietnamese coffees supplied by The…

Read more: Whaam Banh Mi comes to Soho

Peter Gordon launches a new menu with a duck confit burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

It's not terribly well known that the chef behind The Providores was also behind the initial menu at Gourmet Burger Kitchen (and has been involved since too). But now that's coming more to the fore as Peter Gordon is about to launch a new menu at the mini burger chain. Starting at the end of March, new to the menu will be:

  • Duck Confit Burger - confit duck, duck liver pâté, topped with cheddar ch…

Read more: Peter Gordon launches a new menu with a duck confit burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

The Ivy goes west - Ivy Chelsea Garden to open on the King's Road

Updated 20/3/15 with new pics and a menu

After many years of only having one outpost in London, the Ivy is stretching its legs and continuing to expand across London. Only late last year they launched the Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden and now they're heading west to the King's Road for the very alfresco-y Ivy Chelsea Garden.…

Read more: The Ivy goes west - Ivy Chelsea Garden to open on the King's Road

Patron cave à manger's arrival on Fortess Road boosts Kentish Town's food renaissance

The burgeoning food renaissance of Kentish Town continues apace with news that another restaurant of interest is opening there in the next month. Patron will open on Fortess Road, just round the corner from the hot new bar in town, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Hot Dinners caught up with one of Patron's owners, Tanzi Ellison to find out what Kentish Towners can expect from the new place. Turns out she an…

Read more: Patron cave à manger's arrival on Fortess Road boosts Kentish Town's food renaissance

Slow-cooked meats in buns for Hackney as Bunsmiths take over at the Sebright Arms

Things are changing at both the Sebright Arms in Hackney (which previously hosted Lucky Chip) and The Miller in Bermondsey. They're about to launch Bunsmiths in both locations (following a soft launch at the Miller) featuring all manner of things in a bun (which you might have got from the name).

On the menu, there'll be lots of slow cooked meats - as they say themselves: "cooked 10 and 12 hours…

Read more: Slow-cooked meats in buns for Hackney as Bunsmiths take over at the Sebright Arms

Taste of London sets out its stall for 2015, adding Clove Club, Modern Pantry 2 and more

It's that time of year where both the Taste of London tickets go on sale and their photographers get a little on the creative side. Last year brought us Dan Doherty with an octopus on his head and Gizzi Erskine covered in bulgogi marinade. This year, they're just as creative...…

Read more: Taste of London sets out its stall for 2015, adding Clove Club, Modern Pantry 2 and more

Atul Kochhar launches new all day Sunday brunch at Benares

A new Sunday brunch hits London at the end of March as Atul Kochhar opens Benares from Sunday 29 March. The All Day Sunday Brunch features all manner of Indian sharing plates. Expect dishes like Masala omelette; Chicken tikka Caesar salad; Aubergine bhajia, Sweet Corn and spinach stew and a range of desserts from Rasmalai and lemon torte to kulfi.

The brunch costs £45 per person, which includes a…

Read more: Atul Kochhar launches new all day Sunday brunch at Benares

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