StreetSmart raises a whopping £1 million from restaurant diners

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19 April 2024
Chefs, hospitality folk, press and influencers gathered in London on Monday evening to celebrate StreetSmart raising 1 million pounds from their most recent campaign. For the first time in its...

St John drop two new doughnut flavours

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19 April 2024
What a time to be alive! This week St John Bakery have dropped not one but two new doughnut flavours for the delectation of London's bakery addicts. First up is the pistachio doughnut featuring...

The old House of Fraser building on Oxford Street is getting a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views

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19 April 2024
Have you been wondering what the plans are for the old art deco House of Fraser building on Oxford Street? Well, it's getting more than £130m thrown at it in a massive refurb that's planned to bring...

Brad Carter comes to London with Undercroft in Mayfair

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18 April 2024
He's been a huge hit in Birmingham (with Carters of Moseley and One Star Döner), and now Londoners are going to get a chance to see what chef Brad Carter is all about.  He's opening Undercroft, in the...

Keeping track of the restaurants that have closed in London

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18 April 2024
Here at Hot Dinners we mainly focus on the hottest restaurants in town, as well as new openings. But the London restaurant scene is ever-changing and that means some restaurants fall to the wayside. With...

Darling's Eatery and Studio serves up fresh pasta on Hackney's Fish Island

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17 April 2024
Looks like Hackney Wick's Fish Island is doing pretty well for itself at the moment with restaurants. We've already reported on the upcoming Inis opening there and Test Driven new pizzeria Unlock,...

The Little Violet Door brings the house party to Carnaby

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17 April 2024
There are already Orange, Yellow, Scarlet and Blue Little Doors bars across London, and now a Violet one is about to join them, this time in Carnaby.  The Little Violet Door, like its siblings, will be set...

Mildreds plant-based restaurant comes to Victoria

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17 April 2024
They've been opening successful vegan restaurants across London and now Mildreds have their sights set on Victoria for their sixth opening. The plant-based restaurant is taking over what was once a Le...

Galvin at Windows is the latest high-profile London restaurant closure

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16 April 2024
London's run of high-profile restaurant closures continues with the news today that Galvin at Windows is to close. In an announcement on Instagram, owners Chris and Jeff Galvin said that the...

The Med-inspired Circe's Rooftop Bar takes over from Bar Elba in Waterloo

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16 April 2024
  Earlier this year, Waterloo rooftop venue Bar Elba closed, but that's not the end for one of the few rooftop spaces in this area. It's being reborn as Circe's. Taking over the rooftop of Mercury...

Ex-D&D CEO Des Gunewardena is launching Engel and Jang at The Royal Exchange

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15 April 2024
15/4/24 - updated with full details He stepped away from D&D in 2022 (he was one of the Ds) and now Des Gunewardena has announced his first solo venture - which is a pretty big one.  He's launching not...

The new restaurants and bars opening in London this week

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15 April 2024
Our regular weekly guide to what to expect from the week ahead in London, with the restaurants, bars and more opening their doors across town. 

Gordon Ramsay's York and Albany pub is taken over by squatters

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15 April 2024
The past few weeks have not been good ones for Gordon Ramsay. Having seen his Camden gastropub closing due to a legal dispute over its lease, the chef is now dealing with squatters at the York and...

Café Petiole is an "almost vegan" cafe in Somerset House from Tendril's Rishim Sachdeva

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15 April 2024
After opening up Tendril in its permanent Mayfair location last year, Rishim Sachdeva already has his next restaurant planned, Café Petiole in Somerset House.  Like Tendril, this will be a "mostly...

Astrid Bakery is opening in Muswell Hill

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15 April 2024
Updated 15/4/24 with opening date London's boutique bakery boom shows no signs of a downturn. We first became aware of Astrid Bakery during lockdown. Run by former fashion journalist Charlotte O'Kelly...

Warehaus is the new drinking den from a Bar with Shapes for a Name

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12 April 2024
A Bar with Shapes for a Name (🔶🟥🔵) has earned a reputation for being one of the best bars in London, which occasionally makes it a little tough to grab a table/stool inside. But if you've been...

Bar Kroketa are heading to Oxford Street with their croquetas

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12 April 2024
Back in 2022 when Brindisa opened their spin-off restaurant, Bar Kroketa, devoted to all things croquetas, we were early fans. So we're very much behind the news that they're getting ready to expand with...

Café Britaly sees former Bocca di Lupo duo teaming up for a Britalian restaurant in Peckham

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11 April 2024
Updated 11/4/23 with the opening date Italian food purists keep scrolling, because what we're about to write may trigger you. A new cafe is opening in Peckham that will be embracing the...
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