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Chicken Shop is coming to Holloway next

Very early days on this one, as the notice has only just gone up, but it looks like there's ANOTHER North London Chicken Shop on the way. This time they're landing on Holloway Road, taking over the spot that used to be Filthy's (or, if you're in the area, it's on the same corner as the Holloway Mc Donalds). 

Expect the same deal as the other Chicken Shops in town - whole, half or quarter chickens…

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The Hot Dinners readers' award for best new restaurant of 2015

As the year draws to a close and after the Hot Dinners Awards, it's time for you to have your say. We've counted up the votes and now's the time to find out who won the readers' vote for Best New Restaurant of 2015.…

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The most read stories on Hot Dinners in 2015

From high rise hopes to dashed French dreams - here are the most-read stories about new restaurant openings on Hot Dinners in 2016.…

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Selfridges gets ready to launch Tastes of Japan

Updated 8/2/16 with new Kei Kobayashi date

The next takeover of the Selfridges food hall has been announced - and it's one we'll definitely be popping down to. Tastes of Japan launches in January with lots of new things to buy, new bars and - very close to our hearts - what's planned as the largest selection of Pocky in the UK.

Coming to the store will be...

A new sake bar -  This is a six seater…

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Septime's Bertrand Grébaut pops up at Lyle's in Shoreditch

One of the chefs doing great things in Paris at the moment is Bertrand Grébaut whose places Septime and Clamato have turned the city's restaurant scene on its head over the past few years - Septime's currently no 57 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants List. The good news for anyone who hasn't the time (or funds) to travel all the way across to France to try his food is that Grébaut is heading to L…

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The Good Life Eatery is planning a third spot on Motcomb Street

Popular health food company The Good Life Eatery is expanding, opening its third place over in Knightsbridge on Motcomb Street next year. They'll be following their usual, successful menu of energy-boosting breakfasts and lunches, snacks, shakes, juices and desserts. And whether your diet is dairy/gluten-free, vegan, Paleo or you're just after something healthy they're promising to have a dish fo…

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Chucs is opening a restaurant, cafe and menswear store on Westbourne Grove

When Chucs swimwear opened a cafe of the same name over on Dover Street, AA Gill popped in and reviewed it, describing it as "not just a little Italianish caff in Mayfair; it’s an enormous amount of fantasy and wishful thinking made real in miniature". Now the Mayfair spot is opening a second place in Westbourne Grove in February.

The restaurant will take over the ground floor of the building in…

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Sambal Shiok takes over Salvation in Noodles for a two week residency

There are changes afoot for Finsbury Park's Salvation in Noodles, which is temporarily giving up the kitchen to the Malaysian street food folk at Sambal Shiok.

They'll be taking over the entire kitchen for the period and the curry laksa that was a recent hit at the Newman Arms will be making a return as well nasi lemak, beef rendang, satay and potsticker dumplings. And there will be vegetarian an…

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Tonkotsu ramen comes to Notting Hill

A new Tonkotsu is always good news and this latest sees them heading a little more west than usual, coming to Notting Hill, right around the corner from the Electric Cinema.

This Tonkotsu will also be a small departure from the rest, as they're aiming for a counter-style ramen bar of the kind you'll find in Tokyo. Inside they'll have some old favourite ramen dishes as well as the Tonkotsu classic…

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Shaun Rankin to open Ormer restaurant at Flemings Mayfair

17/12/15 - Updated with a sneak peek at the restaurant design

Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin has unveiled plans to open a restaurant at the Flemings Mayfair hotel. The new restaurant is part of a £14 million refurbishment at the hotel which has been privately owned by the same family for over 40 years. Maybe they've been looking across town at the similarly privately-owned Goring and thinking…

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