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Game of Thrones pop-up London restaurant promises meal fit for a king

We're massive Game of Thrones fans here at Hot Dinners, so forgive us if we go into geek overload at the prospect of All Men Must Dine – a pop-up restaurant which kicks off in London. It's being done to promote the release of the show's fourth season on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

TV company HBO has teamed up with The Wandering Chef (the folk behind The Little Yellow Door) to create what they're describing…

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Skinny chops and more in Soho from Blacklock

4/2/15 - Updated with soft launch details.

Set up by former Hawksmoor veteran Gordon Ker, Blacklock is coming to Soho in early 2015 with a big focus on charcoal grilled skinny chops. He's been inspired by everything from "Joe Beef in Montreal, roadside shacks in Portugal and the US to the Turkish Ocakbasis off the Kingsland Road."…

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National Portrait Gallery restaurant reopens with new look menu and bar

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the National Portrait Gallery restaurant is reopening after a month long closure for a bit of a do-over. And it's worth remembering just what a lovely view it has over the rooftops of London.

Changes have been afoot in the kitchen as well with the introduction of new culinary director Helena Puolakka (ex-Aubergine, La Tante Claire, Pierre Gagnaire and Skylon). Sh…

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The Italian Job in Chiswick will be London's first Italian craft beer gastropub

Chiswick beer fans are in for a bit of a treat with the opening of The Italian job this month. The Italian craft beer gastropub will be taking over the old Pickwick’s Wine Bar in Devonshire Road beside La Trompette.

Behind the venture is the much-vaunted Italian micro-brewery Birrificio del Ducato, Marco Pucciotti who owns a number of restaurants, pubs and wine bars in Rome and Giuseppe Verdoni wh…

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Corbin and King to open Islington restaurant

Update - this restaurant has been announced as Bellanger.

They've had a pretty good 2014 with rave reviews for both Fischer's and The Colony Grill Room (which was our favourite restaurant of 2014 too). They've also just just got the award for Best Luxury Hotel from LTI magazine for the Beaumont hotel which is getting rave reviews from all over.

So we're very pleased to hear that the restaurant dr…

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Ben Spalding takes over The Laundry at London Fields for month-long residency

Chef Ben Spalding, who many will remember for being the person who persuaded us to lick bricks when he took over the kitchens at John Salt in Islington, is going to be taking over the kitchens at the London Fields venue The Laundry. And if any of his pop-ups have shown, this is going to be worth trying out.

Spalding will be running the canteen at The Laundry for a month from tomorrow, but apparent…

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Omar Allibhoy's Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is opening on Bethnal Green Road

03/02/2015 - EXCLUSIVE - Updated with soft launch details.

You may have previously come across Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy's food whist shopping at Westfield London or Bluewater. Well now you don't have to brave the fresh hell of a mall to try his tapas as his third restaurant is a standalone tapas bar on Bethnal Green Road.

Tapas Revolution Shoreditch is an all-day dining place with a menu divided…

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Bone Daddies launching Shackfuyu pop-up in Soho

Having only just launched their latest restaurant in Whole Foods over in Knightsbridge, Bone Daddies are already back in Soho to launch a new pop-up. 

They've taken over a place on Old Compton Street (where Made in Italy used to be) and will be creating a menu based mainly around the use of the site's pizza oven.…

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Southerden Patisserie and Cafe opens on Bermondsey Street

If you're living or working around Bermondsey you may have spotted the soft opening of Southerden Patisserie and Cafe last week. It's the passion project of a lawyer turned patisserie chef Melanie Southerden which combines pastries to take away with room to eat in.

Having had a quick look at the goodies on offer, they certainly sound mouthwatering. There are sweet Choumert buns, amazing-sounding…

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Cafe Royal launches

If you've got some special ingredients in your kitchen - maybe someone's brought them as a present or they were an impulse buy -  but lack the skills to make the best of them, then the Cafe Royal's new menu may be what you need. Just take the ingredients to them and their chefs will do all the hard work for you.

You'll get a glass of Champagne and canapés when you arrive before you head to the hot…

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