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Jose Pizarro launches

This sounds good - Jose Pizarro in Broadgate has just launched a new Saturday menu where the main attraction is a Castillian leg of lamb (pata means hind leg of an animal). That full menu is:

  • Jamón/ Tomate bread
  • Croquetas
  • Chicory Salad & Blue cheese
  • Prawn Fritters
  • Castillian Lamb leg
  • A chouce of dessert & coffee

All that's £35 per person AND it includes half bottle of Ana Codorniu cava…

Read more: Jose Pizarro launches "Pata day"

Lucky Chip goes permanent with Burgers & Wine in Dalston

A Hot Dinners Exclusive

Lucky Chip were one of the first wave of burger vans who showed Londoners just what a good burger actually was (it's hard to remember now but a few short years ago in London a decent burger was almost unheard of). And now after stints at Netil Market and a number of successful residencies - they're finally ready to go permanent with Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine in Dalston…

Read more: Lucky Chip goes permanent with Burgers & Wine in Dalston

Oliver Maki bring their contemporary sushi to Soho's Dean Street

We're all for great sushi here at Hot Dinners, and by all accounts a new group from the Middle East is bringing some top sushi to this city when they open their first restaurant in London next year.

Oliver Maki currently have four restaurants in Kuwait and one in Bahrain. Think contemporary sushi dishes rather than ultra traditional. The family-owned business is run by brothers Oliver and Amer Ze…

Read more: Oliver Maki bring their contemporary sushi to Soho's Dean Street

Margot Italian restaurant from Paulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouën coming to Covent Garden

Many people knew Paulo De Tarso best as the masterly Maitre d’ looking after Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental - one of our personal favourite restaurants in town. And now he's opening his own place, teaming up with Nicolas Jaouën, general manager of Mayfair’s La Petite Maison. So expectations on great service will be through the roof on this one.

The Head Chef will be Maurizio Morelli who used…

Read more: Margot Italian restaurant from Paulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouën coming to Covent Garden

Former Garagistes chef takes over the kitchens at P Franco in Clapton

When the much-vaunted Tasmanian restaurant Garagistes announced it was closing in Spring this year, folk down under wondered where the respective members of the talented crew would end up. Co owner Katrina Birchmeier moved to NYC to open The Four Horsemen in Brookyn and now Head Chef William Gleave has tipped up in London.

Gleave (pictured above right) has just been announced as the new head chef…

Read more: Former Garagistes chef takes over the kitchens at P Franco in Clapton

All-day cafe, bar and kitchen Haunt opens in Stoke Newington

It seems that Stoke Newington is where it's all happening at the moment - with news of opening after opening reaching us. The latest quietly opened its doors a couple of weeks ago - Haunt on Stoke Newington Road.

It's an all-day restaurant, cafe and bar and the menu has some interesting sharing dishes:

  • Salmon bonbon filled with prawns, Smoked Mackerel pate, Carpaccio of Home Smoked turbot and wa…

Read more: All-day cafe, bar and kitchen Haunt opens in Stoke Newington

McDonalds trial their new signature burgers in London - we went to try them out

McDonalds are having a go with a new signature range of upmarket burgers and half of the places chosen nationwide to trial it are in London. The three burger collection was put together by the company's Chefs Council which apparently includes chefs who've worked for both Michelin starred restaurants and have cooked for international royalty.

The three burgers from the range (which cost £4,89) bei…

Read more: McDonalds trial their new signature burgers in London - we went to try them out

MEATliquor heads south to Croydon Boxpark

They've recently been opening places like nobody's business (Briston only this weekend, Islington a few weeks back) and now there's news of ANOTHER MEATliquor for London - this time heading south to the latest Boxpark that's opening in Croydon. 

As usual expect the array of (very, very good) burgers, chicken and cocktails - and a "localised twist" is promised for them. As for just how many boxes…

Read more: MEATliquor heads south to Croydon Boxpark

La Cabina late night tapas hits Kingsland Road

London is slowly but surely gearing up to the launch of the late night tube. And the arrival of La Cabina in Haggerston is another sign of that. This new basement tapas spot will serve a full tapas menu until 5am.

Named after the Spanish phonebox, La Cabina is taking over the space that used to be Manero's. With room for 50 diners, you'll find the entrance at the back of the phone booth on Kingsl…

Read more: La Cabina late night tapas hits Kingsland Road

Patty&Bun launches The Residence with chefs from Pitt Cue, Palomar and more

There's a new east London residency which looks very interesting indeed. We're already fans of the space that Patty&Bun have created over in London Fields and now they're branching out further with some very special guests for The Residence. 

Billed as a space where "chefs can express and present food exactly how they see fit, without any constraints" they'll be one-sitting, one-off events wi…

Read more: Patty&Bun launches The Residence with chefs from Pitt Cue, Palomar and more

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