Here at Hot Dinners, we're particularly partial to a good cheese toastie, so news of a whole bunch of them hitting a menu in East London certainly got our attention.
Red Hand opened earlier this year on Stoke Newington High Street - the bar serves craft beer and cocktails on tap, focuses on natural wines and small batch spirits.
In the kitchen is chef Rebecca Lever from I Will Kill Again and she's the one responsible for their
East London chicken wing fans are in for a treat as the US giant Wingstop picks Dalston's Kingsland High Street for its second location in London.
This year, Allpress Espresso is 30 years old and they're teaming up with some impressive restaurants and chefs to celebrate. They're launching Allpress Lates at their Dalston roastery with chef and restaurant takeovers all through summer, with the garden opening into the evening for the first time.
All are free to head along to and here's who's taking
Over in Dalston, the folks at bakers Dusty Knuckle have had a busy old week. Three days they said goodbye to their old bread oven, installed a new one, plus they've spent this month making their own wood fired oven.
What all that means to you is the return of Dusty Knuckle's Pizza Nights. So, every Friday and Saturday evening this summer they'll be serving up their own pizzas along with dough balls, green salads, olives and carafes of wine and prosecco along
Freddie Janssen and chef Anais van Manen are bringing their vision to fruition by opening a cafe right next to Dalston Junction station.
Earlier this year, Canadian Rick Matharu's Secret Samosa Club popped up in Borough with their cheeseburger samosa and now he's back with another new creation for their latest pop-up (and for a much longer run) in Dalston. And yes, he's converted the British institution bangers 'n mash into a samosa.
But the bangers aren't the only samosas that are on offer.
Italian/Japanese cuisine in Dalston
This Dalston tequila and mezcal bar features margaritas on tap, all the agave spirits you could need and is backed up by a Mexican sharing menu.
Tom Oldroyd's Dalston pub is well known for its excellent crab and chip butty - but they're about to raise their game further. They're starting a weekend brunch and as part of that, a new epic chip butty is going on the menu. It's made of a 6oz pork sausage patty, chips, gravy, American cheese & chopped buttered eggs (£11) and you can see the mighty construction above.
A hidden hot chocolate salon is coming to Dalston this month called Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon. It's all to kick off Fairtrade Fortnight and it's named after cocoa farmer from the Ivory Coast.
As for how you find the bar? It'll be hidden away at the back of a newsagent on the Kingsland Road. Head to the back of the shop, press a button and the West African themed speakeasy will be unveiled. Inside, there will be
Expect to see a modern take on Japanese and Italian food in this new Dalston restaurant which also sports a tiny Tokyo-style cocktail bar.
The team behind The Clove Club have a new restaurant on the way - but it's a bit of a departure for them. This time they're helping American chef Chase Lovecky open his own restaurant in Dalston.
What can’t you cook on a grill? Nothing, according to Alexis and Emmanuel Ross, who are taking inspiration from the tapas and pintxos bars of northern Spain for their new venture Screwdriver by cooking everything 'a la plancha'.
Burgers plus an extensive vegan menu at the new Haggerston branch of Stokey Bears.
This is the first solo project from Charlotte Wilde, following her departure from Sager + Wilde, which she co-founded with Michael Sager. Other than a wine list designed by Charlotte, she’s pulled in a great team including Tom Soden (Nine Lives) in charge of cocktails and Dan Wilson (Dandy) in the kitchen.
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