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Sat Bains teams up with Shake Shack for a one day burger collaboration

Now this is interesting - Shake Shack have brought in Michelin-starred chef Sat Bains for a burger collaboration. It's the first since they teamed up with Massimo Bottura this time last year, so we'd say this looks like becoming an annual tradition.

The limited edition burger collaboration will be served up at the Covent Garden Shack for one day only - Friday, 9th October.

As for what's in the bu…

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BIRD chicken shops expand to Islington and Camden

A Hot Dinners exclusive

Super popular East London fried chicken shop BIRD is building on its success with two new openings planned for North London this Autumn. Their first will be in October in Islington on the Holloway Road (where The Bailey used to be) The second will be in Camden in November - we'll bring you more news on that when we get it.

Expect to see a new menu for BIRD Islington. Hot D…

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Evening Standard reveal their 2015 Influentials list

Last night Hot Dinners was invited over to Canary Wharf's swanky new Crossrail station for a party to celebrate the publication of the annual Evening Standard Progress 1000 list which details London's most influential people. So we hobknobbed it with the likes of Boris Johnson, George Osborne and FKA Twigs - as well as getting to see the still-in-progress railway tunnels being built down in the v…

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London gets two new Two Star restaurants in the 2016 Michelin Guide

Woah. A day earlier than planned, the results for the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2016 are out. Apparently a bookstore started selling copies early and then the grand reveal was all over as everyone fell over themselves trying to get the story out (ourselves included!)

It's a pretty good year for London with two new Two Stars. They go to two Japanese restaurants Araki and Umu. Give…

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Wazen neighbourhood Japanese to open in King's Cross

The slew of new and interesting restaurants opening up in King's Cross is set to continue with news that an authentic Japanese neighbourhood restaurant Wazen is opening there next month.

What's really important is who's in the kitchen and at Wazen that's head chef Toshimasa Tanahashi who heads to KX via 30 years spent in the kitchens of Japanese restaurants Matsuri in St James, Kyubi at the Arts…

Read more: Wazen neighbourhood Japanese to open in King's Cross

Michelin gets ready for the big reveal by announcing 2016 Bib Gourmands

If you didn't know, tomorrow is when the UK Michelin stars are announced - pretty much the biggest deal as far as awards for the restaurant industry goes (despite what some people might say). While critics, pundits (and restaurateurs) often disagree with the awarding of main stars, it's at the Bib Gourmand level (meals under £28) where most agree that Michelin does get things right. And, as usual…

Read more: Michelin gets ready for the big reveal by announcing 2016 Bib Gourmands

Pestle comes to Islington for a residency at Sacred

Their last pop-up was a hit and a permanent restaurant is planned, but if you want to check out hot newcomer Pestle asap, then there's a new opportunity on the horizon. They're settling down at Sacred cafe in the evening for a couple of months with a new residency.

Pestle comes from Seb Holmes and Thom Lawson and a speciality is Thai curries and Khanom Jeen noodles, made from scratch. Seb Holmes…

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The 2015 YBF awards are announced at the Tate

A large amount of the food industry gathered last night for the YBFs  (also aka Young British Foodies but less so as there is actually no age limit), the food awards that celebrate innovation and creativity in UK food. It all took place at Tate Britain which itself showcased its own pretty impressive food credentials. We had no idea that Tate roated its coffee onsite, their ready made cocktails w…

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Patty&Bun pops up in Peckham Springs for a two weekend takeover

What's this? You really want to know? Oh, it's just the Taking the Swiss - one of the specials going on the menu at Patty&Bun's takeover at Peckham Springs bar/gallery space this weekend and next. They'll also be serving up the classics, but this little baby consists of an aged beef patty, Gruyere cheese, fried hot dog onions, homemade burger sauce and lettuce.

Patty&Bun pops up at Peckham…

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The May Fair Bar re-opens after a big revamp

Reopening today after a major makeover, just in time for London Fashion Week, is The May Fair Bar at the May Fair Hotel. The swanky new look bar will feature its own range of signature martinis, a new menu of small plates and a new brunch menu.

Hot Dinners got a sneak preview of the menu and bar in advance of today's opening. On the breakfast menu, along with all manner of juices and smoothies yo…

Read more: The May Fair Bar re-opens after a big revamp

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