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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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Roofnic rooftop bar opens for the summer off Oxford Street

We can always tell the weather's getting better by the volume of emails we get about new alfresco spots and rooftop spaces opening up for the summer. But one new one, Roofnic, caught our attention, not least for its location. This rooftop popup is taking over the roof of the Marriot Hotel Park Lane from this month.

To get up to the roof, which has a capacity of 100, there's a secret entrance at t…

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The Porridge Cafe is back in Victoria

After a stint in Shoreditch, the Porridge Cafe has returned, this time for a month-long pop-up in Victoria. 

Expect a similar set up to the first pop-up and they're promising summer breakfast porridge, two summer savoury porridges and two new summer grain salads as well as weekly changing specials. So that includes:

  • Your basic breakfast porridge
  • Raw cacoa, blueberry and almond in millet & bu…

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Hawksmoor Guildhall gets a bit fishy

Ever since opening Air Street, which successfully brought fish to Hawksmoor menus in collaboration with Mitch Tonks, the rest of the Hawksmoors have been showing some fishy influences. The latest is Guildhall in the City which has, apparently at the request of some Guildhall regulars, just added some new fish dishes to that menu.

So if you head down to Hawksmoor Guildhall, expect these dishes, co…

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Joe's Oriental Diner opens at London Field's The Laundry

Following on from their successful collaboration with Ben Spalding, London Fields creative hub The Laundry Building has landed another great restaurant and this one's permanent. Officially opening next week, but already on softs is Scott Hallsworth's Joe's Oriental Diner which has moved here from Chelsea. Hallsworth will be serving up his Pan-Asian menu in his new location, featuring dishes such…

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Bleecker St Burger return to the South Bank

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They've had huge success in the new Spitalfields space (just AMAZING burgers every time we've been) and now Bleecker St Burger are returning to the Southbank Centre too, where the van had a popular stint last Summer. This time they're taking up a semi-permanent space in one the South Bank's shipping containers (similar to the not-final-version pic below).

They're setting up…

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Preparing for battle - the Slider Decider 2015 shortlist is announced

Now this is a pretty impressive line-up. It's everyone who will be competing in this year's Slider Decider - taking place at the Gun on June 4. And what they have planned sounds pretty tempting... 

  • Bone Daddies - Tom Moxon - Ramen Slider – crispy noodle bun, chuck beef and pork fat patty, cheese, softshell crab, mizuna, chipotle relish and ginger chilli mayo.
  • Bonnie Gull - Luke Robinson -Sweet a…

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Clive's Midtown Diner brings American classics to Bloomsbury

Opening this month, close to the British Museum is Clive’s Midtown Diner. It's the first restaurant by chef Toby Aldenhoven who previously worked for Will Ricker at Bodega Negra and Casa Negra. Toby describes it as "an American diner inspired by my childhood in Massachusetts".

The 30-seat all day diner will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving drinks and bar snacks in the afternoon. Ther…

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