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Tamarind Mayfair prepares to reopen with Amaya and Chutney Mary head chefs on board

So there was us thinking that London's Indian restaurant scene was at peak excitement with the opening this Autumn of Kahani, Kricket White City and the new Gunpowder at Tower Bridge not to mention the imminent openings of Kutir, Farzi Cafe and London Jukebox.

But then we heard about what was going on at Tamarind Mayfair. The Mayfair spot closed its doors eight months ago for a major refit. When…

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Netflix signs up Clare Smyth, James Knappett and Jay Rayner for The Final Table chef competition

With all the excitement about London's very own Asma Khan appearing on Netflix's Chef's Table, another huge Netflix cooking show almost slipped past us. The Final Table sounds like the chef competition to end all chef competitions - and there are several key British and Irish food folk involved.

In a nutshell, the premise sees 12 teams of two chefs from all over the world competing for a space at…

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Roe opens in Pop Brixton - with seafood and an Irish influence

Simon Whiteside originally opened Hook in Camden and now he's bringing his seafood expertise to Pop Brixton with his own restaurant, Roe. Expect sustainable seafood on an ever-changing menu that showcases his Irish influences.…

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The five-storey Onima is coming to Mayfair and hoping to bring a little of Mykonos with it

This Mykonos-inspired restaurant is a five-storey affair in Mayfair, mixing restaurant, bar and private club. And it has what sounds like a pretty great roof terrace too. …

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Two new Chinatown restaurants JinLi and Modern Shanghai announced for the Central Cross development

A modern Sichuan and a Shanghai noodle and dumpling offering will be the first two restaurants to open in Chinatown's new Central Cross development.…

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LINO sees the former head chef of The Dairy take on an all day restaurant and cocktail bar by Smithfield

With the former head chef of The Dairy heading up the kitchen team, this new all day restaurant and cocktail bar in the City looks worth checking out.…

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Test Driving Two Lights - the new Modern American restaurant in Shoreditch from the Clove Club team

Obviously, any new opening by the Clove Club team is going to whip London's foodies into a frenzy of excitement - happily the restaurant is cool enough to cope with (and meet) those expectations.…

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André Garrett will be the new executive chef at Corinthia Hotel London taking over The Northall

André Garrett moves back to London from Cliveden - taking on everything at Corinthia Hotel London that isn't Tom Kerridge's restaurant and bar.…

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Darby's will be Robin Gill's Irish-influenced restaurant at Embassy Gardens

An Irish-influenced menu will be on offer at the ground floor at Robin Gill's next restaurant Darby’s – and also at the development’s incredible Sky Pool 10 stories up.…

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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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