Gastroblog

Gastroblog

Chicago's famous Gino's East deep pan pizza hits London for one weekend

If you've never been to Chicago to try their deep pan pizza, then get ready - it's coming to you. London pizzeria Pizza Pilgrims have teamed up with the Windy City's famous deep pan pizza guys Gino’s East allowing them to take over their West India Quay restaurant for just one weekend.

Renowned for their deep pan pizzas since first setting up in 1966, Gino’s East usually has queues down the block…

Read more: Chicago's famous Gino's East deep pan pizza hits London for one weekend

D&D are opening a high-rise restaurant at 120 Fenchurch Street

The prolific D&D restaurant group (who own Blueprint Cafe, German Gymnasium, Quaglinos and more) are gearing up for their next opening. Fen will be near the top of a big new building on Fenchurch St.  …

Read more: D&D are opening a high-rise restaurant at 120 Fenchurch Street

Test Driving Cornerstone - Tom Brown works wonders with seafood in Hackney

We take a trip out to Hackney Wick to see what Tom Brown is serving up at his own seafood restaurant. …

Read more: Test Driving Cornerstone - Tom Brown works wonders with seafood in Hackney

Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke are opening St Leonards in Shoreditch - updated

The Brunswick House restaurateur and his chef and partner Andrew Clarke have a fire and ice focus for their new Shoreditch restaurant with an ice bar for raw fish and shellfish and open hearth cooking for meat and vegetables.…

Read more: Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke are opening St Leonards in Shoreditch - updated

Pleasant Lady are bringing their jian bing trading stall to Spitalfields

They've been doing a storming trade out of their street hatch in Soho, but now Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall are bringing their Chinese snackage to Spitalfields. They'll be opening a stall in The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market.

If you haven't made it down yet to the original Soho hatch in the wall, what you've been missing out on are crispy skin crepes, stuffed with savoury fillings…

Read more: Pleasant Lady are bringing their jian bing trading stall to Spitalfields

Former Hedone chef Lee Skeet is doing a Hackney supperclub

If there ever were a pop-up event we would urge you to book it's the upcoming one-day superclub from Lee Skeet. Skeet, the former Head Chef at Hedone, who trained under Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Tom Aikens, is only just returning to the pass after a horrific accident. The chef and his son were nearly killed in a hit and run accident a year ago in Cornwall and it's taken him until now to g…

Read more: Former Hedone chef Lee Skeet is doing a Hackney supperclub

Pitta Bun hopes to entice fans of Greek food to Newburgh Street in Carnaby

Promising a new take on the kebab, this pitta restaurant will feature sweet and savoury filled pitta breads as well as serving up Greek beers and wines.…

Read more: Pitta Bun hopes to entice fans of Greek food to Newburgh Street in Carnaby

Farzi Cafe is bringing its experimental Indian food to London

Fancy a deconstructed shepherd's pie or a masala scotch egg? Then the London outpost of Farzi Cafe is for you. They're already big in India and now the restaurant with its experimental Indian cooking is coming to London. …

Read more: Farzi Cafe is bringing its experimental Indian food to London

Pizzas laden with baby back ribs - Yard Sale team up with The Rib Man for their special World Cup pizza

As fans of their pizzas, we're always on the look-out to see what Yard Sale's next special will be - and their next one sounds pretty special indeed. It's their World Cup pizza and sees them teaming up with the Rib Man for a month.

It will be their "double-fermented dough base topped with The Rib Man’s pulled baby-back ribs, which are cooked for eight hours so that the juicy meat falls…

Read more: Pizzas laden with baby back ribs - Yard Sale team up with The Rib Man for their special World Cup pizza

Gilly's Fry Bar is moving from Finsbury Park to the West End

Updated 30/5/18 with more details

OK, so now we're totally regretting raving on so much about Gilly's Fry Bar. Why? Because the Finsbury Park Japanese meets Northern Chippy is closing and relocating to the West End.

In an email today, owner Neil Gill revealed that "when we launched Gilly's Fry Bar a year ago, on the flimsiest of shoestrings, it was more in hope than expectation. It had long been…

Read more: Gilly's Fry Bar is moving from Finsbury Park to the West End

Casa Bonita Mexican bar is popping up in Kingly Street

Just a few weeks after Cinnamon Soho announced it was closing, the Inception Group (the folk behind Mr Foggs and Bunga Bunga and who also run Cahoots just around the corner in Kingly Court) have said they'll be popping up there with a new bar Casa Bonita.

The Latin bar will open towards the end of June for a six-month period serving up various cocktails using Bacardi, Banks and Santa Teresa rums,…

Read more: Casa Bonita Mexican bar is popping up in Kingly Street

Dan Doherty is opening his first NYC restaurant with Rhubarb at Hudson Yards

Exciting times for Dan Doherty. Fresh from announcing last month that he was leaving Duck & Waffle to set up his own restaurant comes news that the next project he's involved with is in New York. Doherty has joined Rhubarb food group as a Chef Partner and he'll be running the show at their restaurant opening at Hudson Yards.

Doherty will be in good company at Hudson Yards, which is opening on…

Read more: Dan Doherty is opening his first NYC restaurant with Rhubarb at Hudson Yards

Fresh pasta restaurant Bancone comes to Covent Garden with ex Locanda Locatelli talent

The latest promising pasta spot heads to Covent Garden. Bancone features a chef who trained in Locanda Locatelli and plenty of 10-hour cooked ragus.…

Read more: Fresh pasta restaurant Bancone comes to Covent Garden with ex Locanda Locatelli talent

Italian dinner at Selfridges' Alto brings over top Michelin-starred chefs

If you don't have the budget or enough days holiday to take to do a gastro tour of Italy this year, an upcoming event at Selfridges will do the job instead.

The newly-opened rooftop restaurant Alto by San Carlo is throwing one heck of a dinner in June where the chefs from five top Italian restaurants are popping up for just one night. All in all, there'll be seven Michelin-stars at the restaurant…

Read more: Italian dinner at Selfridges' Alto brings over top Michelin-starred chefs

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive

Hot Dinners on Instagram