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Portland all day restaurant brings together talents from Quality Chop House, 10 Greek Street and In De Wulf

Good news for anyone working at the BBC as restaurant folk Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau unveil their first joint project, a restaurant called Portland due to open in January. Will is one of the team behind The Quality Chop House and Daniel was previous at 10 Greek Street. Situated, as you might expect from the name on 113 Great Portland Street, Portland takes over an old clothes show-room and…

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Goodman to shake up London's seafood scene with Rex and Mariano in Soho

Updated 28/11 with soft launch details.

The people behind Goodman (some of London's best steak restaurants) seem to like shaking up the London restaurant scene every now and again. They've certainly done that with Burger and Lobster and are now turning their attention to London's seafood scene with the launch of their next restaurant, Rex and Mariano. Hot Dinners spoke with them to find out what…

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Ceru Mediterranean restaurant launching five month pop-up in Fitzrovia

A new Mediterranean restaurant is coming to Fitzrovia courtesy of Barry Hilton (previously at Black & Blue and Yalla Yalla) and Stephen Gee (who's currently chairman of Carluccios, Gaucho , Busaba Eathai & Iberica).

Ceru has previously popped up at the Brighton and Henley Regatta and now they're settling down for a five month period, just north of Oxford Street. Executive chef Tom Kime is…

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Max's Sandwich Shop and Bar brings late night sarnies to Crouch Hill

Having spent years working front of house at Salt Yard followed by a more recent stint as General Manager at one of Hot Dinners favourite casual spots LeCoq in Islington, Max Halley now has his sights set on sandwich stardom. He's opening Max's Sandwich Shop and Bar on Crouch Hill.

Described as a hot sandwich shop, with seats and booze, that’s open really late, Max's new venue and business idea was based on enabling customers to "do my four favourite things: Drinking booze, eating sandwiches, staying up late and not getting ripped off." We caught up with Max to find out more.…


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Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street brings more high-rise dining to London

27/11/14 - updated with new photos.

The latest London skyscraper to unveil a high-rise restaurant and bar is nearly upon us, this time in the nearly-complete "walkie talkie" building, aka 20 Fenchurch Street. Coming from rhubarb, the Sky Garden is comprised of two restaurants, a cafe and bar and a few events spaces that city folk are sure to put to good use.…

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Russell Norman launches The Spritz Bar at Ape & Bird

There's still a lot of love for the spritz in London. Hard on the heels of Tony Conigliaro opening Bar Termini in Soho with its house Spritz cocktail, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty are launching The Spritz Bar at POLPO at Ape & Bird.

The Spritz Bar, which joins the Campari Bar at POLPO Soho, the Aperol Bar at POLPO Covent Garden and the Negroni Bar at POLPO Smithfield, will serve all manne…

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Acciuga chef opens Enoteca Rabezzana wine bar and deli on Long Lane

Last year when Fay Maschler reviewed Acciuga on Kensington High Street, she described her and Reg's pasta dish as "the best pasta dish either of us has tasted in a long while". Well now Chef Patron Guglielmo Arnulfo is expanding his empire.

He's opening a wine bar in the City with Italian winemakers Rabezzana Vini. Enoteca Rabezzana will showcase all kinds of Italian food and drink. On the wine li…

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New premium kebab restaurant Chifafa comes to Clerkenwell

A new premium kebab shop is opening in Clerkenwell on Friday (it's just opposite the Zetter hotel). Chifafa's aim is for "kebabs made good" - here's a quick peek at the menu:

  • Succulent chicken thigh marinated in lemon & garlic, feta, fresh mint tahini yoghurt
  • Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, feta, Amba mango pickle, fresh dill tahini yoghurt
  • British veal shoulder in lemon, oregano and garlic, to…

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National Theatre to open new restaurant, The Green Room

The Green Room is the latest addition to the National Theatre as part of its current revamp - although it's much more of a standalone restaurant than they've previously launched. This time they're using land that's apparently "awaiting development" behind the NT to build the restaurant that is the next step on from their riverside pop-up Prop Store (this restaurant is planned to stay there for fi…

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Benito's Hat plans new openings for Liverpool Street and Bromley

Popular Mexican chain Benito’s Hat has just announced two new openings for London in the New Year.

The first is in Liverpool Street station in January where they'll be launching their first street food pod, outside the Broadgate entrance. Open from 7am until midnight, seven days a week, the pod will serve a pared back menu of breakfast, lunch and late night dishes including all-day tacos and burri…

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