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Chelsea's Comptoir Poilane signs up London chefs for a month-long tartine fest

Kicking off today is a Franco-British collaboration which is the very best of both countrys. Sourdough bakery Poilâne have teamed up with some of London's best chefs to sell seasonal tartines (open sarnies to you and me) - and the results sound worth schlepping to Chelsea to try.

  • Jeremy Lee of Quo Vadis has topped his tartine with British roast beef, horseradish cream and fresh watercress.
  • Robin…

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BAO confirm that BAO Borough will be their third restaurant

BAO will be opening their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different.…

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Burger and Lobster are serving up a caviar and lobster dinner in a gold four poster bed. For real.

Sometimes we get a press release here at Hot Dinners where the only correct response is "I can't even...". That's firmly the category into which today's story from Burger & Lobster falls.

They've installed a £3,000 four poster gold bed in their Soho restaurant. And for two weeks Londoners can book a three-course caviar and lobster dinner on the bed, which they eat while reclining in silk pyja…

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Test Driving Rambla's new Menu del Dia

Who doesn't love a cracking set lunch deal? Right now it seems one of the top spots for doing just that in Soho is Rambla. Having heard that they had a new Menu del Dia in place - and it being a while since we were last in - we decided to head back to try it. And it's good to see that the place, besides being rammed, is still turning out freaking fantastic food.

If you haven't been before, this D…

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Daylesford are opening a huge new farmshop and all day cafe in Brompton Cross

 If you sometimes like to pretend that you live in bucolic Oxfordshire rather than a studio in Peckham or semi in Southgate, then the opening of this huge new Daylesford farmshop with an all day restaurant is going to be your new go-to place to hang out.…

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Here are all the London Tastemakers on this year's Evening Standard Progress 1000 List

Last night, the Evening Standard dropped its annual Progress 1000 list - its roundup of the most influential people in London - at a glitzy party in newly refurbed Leake Street Arches. While the Kingdom Choir, from the royal wedding, tore down the house with a rendition of Stormzy's Blinded by the Light (both they and he were on the list), Hot Dinners wandered around trying to spot London's influ…

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Gridiron grill room is taking over the old Met Bar on Park Lane with a restaurant A-Team

(Updated 11/10/18 with more images and interviews) There's a wealth of talent behind this modern grill room opening up on Park Lane - with Hawksmoor's Richard Turner and wine writer Fiona Beckett on the dream team.…

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Test Driving Jolene - three is the magic number for this Newington Green restaurant

They already have two very successful restaurants, but Jolene, the new bakery-restaurant from the team behind Primeur and Westerns Laundry, shows the team are getting even better at what they do.…

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Le Petit Citron sees Brook Green brasserie Mustard given a French makeover

Classic French bistro dishes, wines, coffee, and pastries will be the order of the day at this revamped neighbourhood spot.…

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Market Hall Victoria signs up Roti King, Koya, The Marksman, Monty's Deli and more for its Victoria traders

After the success of Market Halls Fulham, the same people are getting ready to open their next big food hall. This time it's in Victoria, where they're taking over a big Victorian building right in front of the station. …

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Usain Bolt is opening his Tracks and Records restaurant in London

Usain Bolt may have retired from professional athletics, but that means he's spending more time on his businesses. And one of them is his own restaurant Tracks and Records. He's launching the first one outside of Jamaica in London - expect lots of Jamaican food on the menu (and a lot of rum too).…

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IT Ibiza is taking over an old gallery space in Mayfair

Dinner, aperitivo, art and Balearic DJs arrive on the ever-changing Mayfair restaurant scene from Ibiza.…

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Pachamama East sees the team behind the original restaurant open in Shoreditch

The team behind the original Pachamama in Marylebone and Chicama in Chelsea are bringing Pachamama to Shoreditch, with some Asian influences as well as Peruvian.…

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