Restaurants open over Easter + eggs, Bosi Test Drive, offers & more...

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Editor's Letter

London's already emptying out for the Easter holidays- you can see it on the buses and tubes - which makes it an entirely foolish time for foodies to go away. This is the perfect weekend to get into the restaurants you've always been meaning to try, unhindered by such things like having to get up for work the next day. Use our guide to what's open, wisely and extensively.

Catherine Hanly - Editor, Hot Dinners

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Hot Events

16 April - 16 April - head to the Taproom in London Fields for a Berlin pop-up meal by brünch. The four-hour long, ticket only Easter Sunday event. Tickets are £25 for unlimited brunch, bread, filter coffee and herbal teas.

25 April - LASSCO bar & dining is the venue for the first At The Table event. Readings include contributions from chef Jeremy Lee and the OFM's Editor Allan Jenkins. Tickets are £12 and include a bespoke welcome cocktail and light snacks.

25-27 April - Chefs Neil Rankin, Wayne Mueller and DJ BBQ, from the UK and US BBQ scene, will descend upon Brixton's Blues Kitchen for The Big Smoke BBQ festival. They'll be serving up their own signature ribs at £15 a pop. Book at

27 April - The St Martins Lane hotel is holding a secretive supperclub with Grub Club in an undisclosed location in the hotel. Priced at £50 the four course dining experience will be inspired by 1950’s Havana.

3 May - Expect this to be a sellout - Henry Harris will join Alex Jackson in the kitchen at Islington's Sardine restaurant for a one-off dinner including an old Racine favourite cote de beouf. Seats are £45 - call 020 7490 0144 to book.

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New and coming soon



Machiya - Soho
Pick from little kobachi plates for breakfast, or finish cooking your panko-crusted steak over your person charcoal grill at this new Japanese restaurant from the people behind Kanada-Ya.  (soft launch until April 13)

Maple and Kings - King's Cross
This is the follow-up to the original Maple and Fitz and will be serving up a similar blend of salad bowls, cold press juices and gluten-free desserts.

Radici - Islington
A new Italian trattoria by Francesco Mazzei with a terrace and wine room has arrived on Almedia Street, bringing with it lots of traditional south Italian dishes, as well as more laid back meals like pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses.



Little Jose

Little Jose - Canary Wharf
With Jose, Pizarro and Jose already open, the Spanish chef is opening another restaurant named after himself. Expect Spanish food with more of a takeaway focus than before. Opens 12 April.

Giant Robot - Canary Wharf
The latest from Street Feast (and it's where Little Jose will be serving up tapas from). Expect top street food and great cocktails at this seven day a week venture. Opens 12 April.

Quartieri - Canary Wharf
The latest hugely popular pizzeria to come to London from Naples is from the people behind Pizzeria Trianon. They're opening Quartieri to bring their traditional Napoli pizzas to Kilburn. Opens 14 April.


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