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El Pirata in Mayfair celebrates 25 years in London with a 25 year old menu

Here at Hot Dinners, we do write a lot about brand new restaurants opening in London - but it's just as important to celebrate the stalwarts of the scene. And El Pirata in Mayfair, which is about to reach its 25th year in business, is definitely one of those. They're even saying they'll have served 6 million tapas dishes by the time of the anniversary. 

And the Spanish tapas restaurant…

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Masterchef finalist Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat pops up with Crab Anatomy in London's Belsize Park

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He went down a storm as a MasterChef finalist, now Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat is back throwing what sounds to be an unmissable popup in London. Crab Anatomy which, he says merges his medical science knowledge and cooking ability.

He'll be using freshly caught Cornish Crab from Rob Wing in St Mawes in a variety of ways. "It’s always been my dream to combine the best of Briti…

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Atul Kochhar is doing a chicken tikka pizza for Manifesto Pizza

In a move that's bound to make folk like Aldo Zilli need a long sit down, pizzeria Manifesto in Battersea is bringing in Atul Kocchar for their next guest chef pizza.

Atul’s Chicken Tikka Pizza will feature his spicy karahi sauce, chicken tikka, red, green and yellow peppers and fresh coriander.

Manifesto’s founder Vittorio Maschio says he's "thrilled with Atul’s take... he’s an amazing chef, an…

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A three course dessert-only restaurant is popping up at the Angel Islington

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If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also nam…

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Plu is a modern French restaurant in St John's Wood

Headed up by Elliot Moss, Plu in St John's Wood is going to offer a single tasting menu every night using Modern French fine dining techniques. …

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Plant-based pizzas come to King's Road with Humble Pizza

Vegan and vegetarian pizzas are the order of the day at this very pink Chelsea plant-based pizza palace. …

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Mark Wahlberg brings Wahlburgers to London in Covent Garden

Is London ready for another US burger invasion. The brothers behind Wahlburgers certainly think so as they have their sights set on Covent Garden for the first in a probable UK expansion of their burger brand.…

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Jump the MCC waiting list by dining with top chefs at the Lord's Dining Club

It currently takes upwards of 29 years to reach the top of the membership waiting list at Lord's. But if you don't have that sort of staying power, you can enjoy the benefits of eating in the cricket club's Grade II* listed Pavilion as part of the Lord's Dining Club.

While the club may be all about tradition, the chefs they've chosen to partner with this year are all about innovation. So there's…

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Honest Burgers and Farmdrop team up for a bacon, cheese and foraged wild garlic burger

It's burger special time again as Honest Burgers unveil their special collaboration for May. This time, they're teaming up with Farmdrop, the farmers market delivery service (and don't forget you can get £25 off your first order with them right here). 

It's called the Spring and, on top of the Honest Burgers patty, includes:

  • 12-18 mo Montgomery Cheddar from Manor Farm in Somerset
  • Organ…

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Circolo brings OTT Sicilian food to Fitzrovia from the Big Mamma team

They've already had a huge success with Gloria in Shoreditch and now the Big Mamma Group are opening their second London restaurant. This time it's Circolo, where the emphasis is on Sicilian in an over-the-top style. …

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Dishoom supersize their breakfast with a Double Bacon Naan

Be still our beating hearts. One of London's most beloved breakfast dishes - the Dishoom Bacon Naan is getting an upgrade. From next week, the cult group are bringing in a range of new morning delights, key of which is the Double Bacon Naan. Featuring double the usual amount of smoked streaky bacon stuffed into freshly baked naan, with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs - it'll set y…

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Fitzroy in Cornwall is the latest opening from Primeur, Western's Laundry folk

 

They already have three hit restaurants in London with Primeur, Westerns Laundry and Jolene and now the same team are heading down to Cornwall. David Gingell (who grew up in Cornwall) and Jeremie Cometto are bringing Fitzroy to the harbour town of Fowey. 

Being so close to the sea means that yes, daily catches will be a big thing on the menu. As a result, it will be highly se…

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Ember on Brick Lane comes from a former Come Dine With Me winner

Former Come Dine with Me winner Craig McAlpine has set up his own restaurant on Brick Lane. As you might guess from the name, there's a lot of cooking over an ember grill with an ever-changing seasonal menu. …

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New London restaurants coming in May 2019

It's time to run down the new restaurants that will be coming your way in May. The upcoming month sees Irish-influenced menus, bao buns and karaoke, top cocktails and a restaurant that's been five years in the making...…

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