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Street Kitchen settles down on Broadgate Circle, selling sandwiches by the inch

After years of running things from their airstream, Street Kitchen (founded by Mark Jankel and chef Jun Tanaka) is settling down. But they're not moving far from where that airsteam has been parked, taking one of the spaces at Broadgate Circle for their gourmet sandwich restaurant - selling huge subs cut down and served by the inch. We caught up with Mark Jankel to find out more...

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The Good Year wine bar pop-up launching on Old Street

The resurgence in wine bars continues with a new Old Street pop-up that's being launched to coincide with London Wine Week next month - popping up at Attendant coffee shop in Shoreditch

It's been set up by Mumtaz Lalani and David Payne who are looking to manage an ever-changing wine list of wines by the glass starting at a fiver - but thee will also be smaller tasting glasses if you want to exper…

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The White Onion takes over from The Lawn Bistro in Wimbledon

Just in time for the tennis, Eric Guignard, owner of the popular French Table in Surbiton, has opened a new restaurant in Wimbledon Village’s thriving dining strip.

Occupying a site previously home to the Lawn Bistro, The White Onion will seat 70 in two rooms, including one with a greenhouse ceiling, which sounds like an appealing summer dining prospect. Guignard will oversee the menu with head c…

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Fino is closing its doors in June

Yesterday we had the news that Barrafina is opening a third restaurant on Drury Lane, which went some way to sweetening the pill that was a closure elsewhere in the Hart Group, of Fino in Fitzrovia. The subterranean Spanish restaurant has been opened since 2003 and was the Hart Brothers' first London restaurant. And the group Executive Chef, Nieves Barragán Mohacho, who has been very much behind…

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Why Hawksmoor had to explain today that

An article which appeared on the Daily Mail website, today caused ructions - after top London restaurant group Hawksmoor recognised a photograph of their prime beef steak illustrating a piece about a Nigerian restaurant which allegedly served up human flesh to their unsuspecting diners.

According to The Huffington Post, the Nigerian story has been doing the rounds - appearing earlier this month o…

Read more: Why Hawksmoor had to explain today that "we don't serve human flesh"

Barrafina pick Drury Lane for their third restaurant

A Hot Dinners exclusive

If you're a fan of Barrafina (and what food-loving Londoner isn't) then we bring you tidings of glad, glad joy. Come this summer, a third Barrafina will open in Covent Garden. The new Barrafina Drury Lane will have 23 stools - exactly the same as the original on Frith Street - but like Adelaide Street will also have a private dining room downstairs.

As with their other res…

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Hot Dinners at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show

Having been to both evening parties and general admission days there, there's something particularly lovely about heading to Chelsea Flower Show on press day that no amount of driving rain cancels out. What the hell's Chelsea got to do with restaurants, you might ask? Turns out quite a lot, not least the number of foodie folk it attracts. Hot Dinners spotted the Editor of the Observer Food Monthl…

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Amigos Burgers & Shakes brings halal burgers to Shepherd's Bush

Popular Acton halal burger and chicken joint Amigos Peri Peri are opening their second West London venture in Shepherd’s Bush. The founders claim they’re ‘just two dudes in search of the perfect set of buns’ and they're giving away hundreds of burgers for the opening weekend in pursuit of that.

Located within spitting distance of Westfield, Amigos Burgers & Shakes could be a handy pitstop for…

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Irvin Bar Grill brings cicchetti to Crouch End

Irvin Bar Grill - a cicchetti joint in Crouch End - opened rather under the radar a month or so ago. It's run by the former drummer from Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, which will only be a big thing to you if you're as old as Hot Dinners and used to sit listening to their albums, in your 501s and Doc Martens, crying about how awful life was (it really, really wasn't).

Reviewed in the Independent…

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The Lucky Pig comes to Fulham

Cocktails, glamour and 1920s hedonism on tap. Fulham's newest bar promises an indulgent evening - with all-day dining to match.

This is the second venture by the team behind the underground Fitzrovia bar the Lucky Pig, whose name echoes the speakeasies of the prohibition age, often known as blind pigs. There's nothing shady about this drinking den though: instead Fulham is getting a relaxed resta…

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Madrid's top chefs are heading to London for a week

Update 18/5/15 - due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed

The Community of Madrid has more than 53,500 restaurants - so they should know a thing or two about good food. And for a week in June, some of the city's finest chefs are heading to London for the chef equivalent of an exchange trip.

The group of six is headed up by three Michelin-starred chef David Muñoz who's about t…

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Barrafina, Gymkhana, Clove Club and Colony Grill hit London Art15

Next week's Art15 which hits London is shaping up to be feast for the stomach as well as the eyes. The Global Art Fair is now in its third year and will be exhibiting work from 150 galleries from 40 different countries from across the world. But what we're really interested in is Food 4 Art, the pop-up restaurant there.

When you know that the four days of the fair's restaurant have been curated b…

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Patty & Bun head east to Mentmore Terrace by London Fields

When a Hot Dinners reader mentioned to us on Twitter that Patty & Bun had their eye on an East London arch, we went into investigation mode. Turns out the popular burger bunch have taken over a spot on Mentmore Terrace in London Fields, just beside E5 Bakehouse. And while the space is primarily intended as a prep kitchen for their two restaurants and truck - "The guys have been looking for an…

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New Kentucky Burger hits the bar menu at Hawksmoor Seven Dials

New burger alert!

This is the new Third Burger being served up in the bar at Hawksmoor Seven Dials. The Kentucky Burger has seen the team at Hawksmoor coat chicken thighs with their own special secret blend of herbs and spices, adding maple bacon, Ogleshield cheese and homemade bourbon BBQ sauce. Yours for £15.

The Kentucky Burger is now available at Hawksmoor Seven Dials, 11 Langley Street, Lond…

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Snaps + Rye launch Fiskefredag Fishy Friday suppers

If you're after a seafood start to the weekend from this Friday you can head to Danish restaurant Snaps + Rye where they've just extended their opening hours on Friday evenings for for Fiskefredag – Fish Friday.

Head chef Tania Steytler, previously of Severn & Wye Smokery will serve up a four course fishy supper, the menu changing every week according to what's been caught and what's in seaso…

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