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Racine's epic grouse returns for one night only at Craft London

If you were tempted by blogger Chris Pople's elegiac account of eating grouse at Racine last year, only to have your hopes at replicating that meal dashed when chef Henry Harris decided to close the restaurant down, then we have good news for you. Henry is returning to the pass for a night at Craft London to cook up a game supper worth snapping up tickets for now.

It's the first in a series of co…

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Anna Hansen reveals details of the new Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square

5/915 - Updated with soft launch details

City folk looking for a new destination for morning meetings can stop searching now. We've got the news on Anna Hansen's new place and it sounds like a doozy.

The queen of brunch - the Modern Pantry is deservedly one of London's most popular spots for the meal - is opening a second restaurant in Finsbury Circus. The new restaurant will feature a tapas bar,…

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The 2016 Good Food Guide rounds up the longest serving entries

 

The Good Food Guide turns 65 this year and for this year's publication they've been looking back in time at some of the establishments that have spent a long time on that list. Top of the pile is The Connaught (pictured) which has been in the guide for 63 of those years. That beats Le Gavroche which has been in it for 46 years and RSJ on the South Bank (which we're ashamed to say we'd never hear…

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Vietnamese supperclub host to open CôBa barbecue restaurant on York Way

Updated 7/9/15 with soft launch details and opening date

We love a good entrepreneurial story here at Hot Dinners and the tale behind a new Vietnamese barbecue restaurant opening around the back of King's Cross is right up there. CôBa which will open this Autumn on York Way is the brainchild of Vietnamese-Australian Damon Bui who's built up quite the reputation through his three-year-old suppercl…

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Chinese hot pots for Chinatown with Shuang Shuang

A new restaurant is on the way to London, coming from Fah Sundravorakul, who used to own restaurants in Thailand. He's bringing a hot pot restaurant to Chinatown.

Obviously, expect a big focus on hot pots. That's a pot of stock which will be sunk into the table and used to cook all manner of ingredients. 

And there will be several broths to put in that pot. They will be:

  • Bird Berry (made from a…

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Brompton Food Market duo take on Kensington pub The Hour Glass

Well here's a pub opening we're pretty darned excited about. The Hour Glass pub is getting two new owners - Luke Mackay and David Turcan, who currently run Brompton Food Market. And if the food offering at the pub turns out to be anything like the stuff we've had from their deli then this might be worth crossing town for.

Luke has form for taking on pubs and turning them into something special, h…

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The Scotch Egg Challenge 2015 comes to Islington

For the past few years, the Scotch Egg Challenge at the Ship has been a huge deal (and last year Hot Dinners was on judges' table too when The Cornwall Project won). But as the Ship's landlord moved to take over The Canonbury Tavern, the challenge has also moved to its new Islington home.

So if you're a pub or restaurant who think they know a thing or two about a scotch egg - then now's the time…

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Squid Kitchen comes to the King & Co for a month long residency

We're always partial to a bit of squid, so the latest residency to come to the King & Co in Clapham for September. Squid Kitchen will be bringing a number of dishes they've perfected as street food traders who specialise in Madrid-style food including, of course squid cones - and the menu includes:

  • Squid Kitchen Cones with Vampire Killer aioli
  • Bocadillo de Calamares (sourdough rolls stuffed…

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The Truscott Cellar modern wine bar to open in Belsize Park

Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details.

The folk behind the award-winning gastopub The Truscott Arms are branching out, opening a wine bar in Belsize Park. The Truscott Cellar, which opens in June, will be a modern wine bar with food by their chef at The Truscott Arms Aidan McGee. The 60 seat bar is being designed by Michel Schranz Design and Architecture and will be on two floors.

McGee is put…

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Bocca di Lupo owners reveal details of Vico street food restaurant at Cambridge Circus

Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details 

So, we've been waiting patiently to hear what Bocca di Lupo owners Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo were going to open at Cambridge Circus, and this week we've been rewarded with details of what will be called Vico.

The new restaurant will focus on affordable Italian street food, and it sounds as though they're taking this concept seriously. Which means that…

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