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ELD Pizza sees Lagom opening a pizzeria in Hackney

News reaches us of a new development from the people behind Lagom, the British/Swedish smoking kings that you'll have seen serving up smoked meats and lots more at Hackney Church Brewery. Now, according to their Instagram feed, they've just opened a brand new pizza restaurant in London Fields (something they had been trialling in Clapton late last year). 

They've taken over the space th…

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Lyle's add a mid-week dinner box to the mix

While the dawn of the meal kit has been responsible for getting us through more than one lockdown, we have noticed that Friday and Saturdays seem to be the main days for delivery. So it's always handy to hear of one that's delivering something earlier the week - and that's where Lyle's mid-week menu comes in. 

Rather than an all-out feast - this is a shorter three-course menu, while still be…

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Gordon Ramsay's Street Pizza gets ready to open at Battersea Power Station

Back before Christmas, we talked about Gordon Ramsay's plans to roll out several of his more casual restaurants across London. However, with the arrival of a new lockdown, some of those plans were obviously pushed back.

But now it seems that the move to open one of Ramsay's Street Pizzas in Battersea Power Station is going full steam ahead. This weekend the chef posted a picture on Instagram of h…

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Mao Chow are bringing their vegan noodles to Holloway

Mao Chow, the ever-popular all-vegan noodle bar is getting a second location (following their first permanent space in London Fields). This time they're heading north to Holloway, setting up shop in the Nag's Head Market with a takeaway noodle bar. 

Here's what's on the menu:

  • Smacked Cucumber - salted cucumber, black vinegar, crushed garlic, sesame oil
  • Sadness Jelly Noodles - hot…

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St John launch an at-home meal kit - get a Fergus Henderson meal delivered

They've already had pies for collection throughout this (and the last) lockdown - and now St John are actually delivering a full three-course, finish-at-home meal.

So if you fancy a dinner created by Fergus Henderson and friends, they'll be delivering every Friday. The first month's meal is:

  • Roast Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad 
  • Braised Duck Leg, Carrot and Aioli 
  • Eccles Cake and Lancas…

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Justice League to-go: A DC comics-themed meal-kit is coming

 

We're still waiting for news on the upcoming Batman-themed restaurant Park Row, but while we're waiting on that, the people behind it, Wonderland Restaurants, are getting ready for another DC themed venture - the Mother Box meal kit. 

Let's have a bit of background first.

The DC film Justice League (featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more) was released a few years back. It wa…

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Pascor Aegean restaurant comes to Kensington (for delivery)

This Aegean restaurant focuses on cuisine from Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Turkey.…

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Haché are bringing their Gin Wednesdays home (and throwing in the glasses)

When everything was open, Hache's Gin Wednesdays - with bottomless gin and tonics - was quite the popular event. But while that's not coming back in the same form quite yet - they are planning to deliver a something as close to that as possible during lockdown. 

While, alas, it isn't bottomless, they're launching a new deal which gets you a burger, fries and two double gin and tonics from&nb…

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BookBar on Blackstock Road will be a bookshop, winebar and meeting space

The mid-section of Blackstock Road is becoming quite the food and drink hub. There's Patron (currently delivering lovely French dishes across town), Shop Cuvee selling natural wine and cheese, and Grin and Beer it with their craft beer.

Joining their ranks, whenever hospitality businesses are allowed to reopen, will be BookBar which couldn't be more a product of the times.

This combo space will b…

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Hot Stone is expanding with a second restaurant, in Fitzrovia

Exquisite sushi, top-level Kobe beef and ishiyaki cooking is on the way for Fitzrovia residents.…

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Bottle in Highgate Village is a wine shop worth seeking out

Hot Dinners first happened about new wine shop Bottle when we were up in Highgate just days before the current lockdown. The place had opened in November and, when we popped in to get something interesting to drink that night, we ended up chatting to the woman behind the counter and realised this place was worthy of greater attention.

The place itself, in the heart of Highgate Village, was the br…

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Petersham Nurseries launches new meal kits with a focus on seasonality

 

They've just received a green Michelin star (for "sustainable gastronomy") and now Petersham Nurseries are launching their new at-home dinner boxes, delivering nationwide.

As that green star indicates, carefully sourced produce and an eye on provenance are big themes for their boxes. There will be set menus that change with the seasons and it kicks off in February with:

  • A starter of fresh…

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Michelin stars for London 2021 announced: Clare Smyth and Helene Darroze both win three stars

The reveal of any year's new Michelin stars is always going to be a contentious event. But tonight's announcement of the new stars in the Great Britain and Ireland 2021 guide was even more of a hot potato (relevance of that idiom to become clear...)

With rumours swirling about Michelin demoting as well as promoting restaurants during such a dire year, we all wondered just how it would go down.&nb…

Read more: Michelin stars for London 2021 announced: Clare Smyth and Helene Darroze both win three stars

Raymond Blanc has a TV show Simply Raymond Blanc to accompany his new book

Bored of staring at the same four walls during lockdown? Well, this month ITV have plans to transport us from our homes into the gorgeous gardens and 16th-century buildings of his Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxfordshire.

Simply Raymond Blanc is a brand new cookery show with the chef, which was filmed in the two Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel. It's Britain’s only country house hotel to h…

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Riding House Cafe re-launches as Soul Ride Caribbean food delivery

Fitzrovia's Riding House Cafe has returned to the delivery scene for 2021 with something of a difference - launching Soul Ride, a Caribbean-influenced spin-off. 

It's headed up by Chef Patron Henry Omereye and Chef Martin Kanu, and it's taking over the entire Riding House menu, for both local deliveries and nationwide meal kits. 

Starting with the local delivery - that offering fea…

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