• Stroud Green deli pays tribute by renaming itself for Delia Smith's 80th birthday

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    Next week, one of the UK's biggest cookery names turns 80. Yes, Delia Smith celebrates her birthday on 18 June and one North London deli has found the perfect way to honour her.

    The Stroud Green store Deli at 80 will rename itself Delia at 80 for the week. Staff will garb themselves in vintage Norwich Football tops (the team Delia co-owns), there'll be Delia bunting and even a collection of the food writer's vintage cookery

  • Eating and drinking in London over the May bank holiday weekend


    The late May bank holiday is our last one for a while, so you need to make the most of your extended weekend. Luckily we've rounded up the best food and drinks things going on in London for the Whitsun weekend so you can do just that.

  • Meatopia London is back for 2021 with initial line-up revealed

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    As sure a sign that London is returning to some kind of normality is the revival of some of the city's food festivals. So we're happy to report that, after a fallow year, Meatopia is coming back in September.

    The meat and fire festival is returning to Tobacco Dock for what will be its eighth year of showcasing great chefs, loads of 'cue, along with a fair amount of drinking and music. And, while they haven't revealed

  • The best food and restaurant pop-ups and events in London right now

    Flat Earth Pizza at The Plough

    Hot Dinners rounds up some of the best food and restaurant pop-ups and events around town at the moment.

  • LeBlanq launches luxury cycling tours with Blanc, Bosi, Palmer-Watts and Bradley Wiggins

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    Love cycling? Love eating well? If you're at the intersection of both of those on a Venn diagram, then LeBlanq would be the perfect holiday for you. Imagine world-class food and the best sports icons in cycling coming together for a weekend.

    Originally organised for last Autumn, before certain restrictions got in the way, it's now kicking off this summer. 

    The man behind this luxury cycling tour is

  • What's going on in London over the August Bank Holiday weekend

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    It's the last big hurrah of the summer - three days for you to eat and drink your way round London. And - don't faint dead away now - it's actually supposed to be sunny as well! Here's what London's restaurants and bars have planned for the August bank holiday weekend.

  • The London Pizza Festival Home Edition is all about demos, recipes and deliveries

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    Restaurants, bars and pubs are coming back - but what about the festivals? Looks like they're going to be mainly virtual for the foreseeable, which is forcing a lot of folk to be particularly inventive about how they do just that.

    The 2020 London Pizza Festival is one such bash. Run by Daniel Young of Young & Foodish, it's spent the last five years bringing in the crowds at Borough Market. Now that that's not possible the new event will be

  • Watch our aperitivo hour Prosecco tasting on Instagram Live

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    Missed our online Prosecco tasting? Here's what to buy to recreate it and you can watch our Instagram live video to taste along with us.

  • Join a brigade of top chefs at the Action Against Hunger dinner at White City House

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    There's an all-star line-up at Soho House's White City House next week for a special charity dinner.

    Hus Vedat, Neil Rankin, Josh Katz, Sabrina Ghayour, Harneet Baweja and Nirmal Save are all coming together for an evening of top drawer food in aid of Action Against Hunger, a global nonprofit that works to ensure everyone has access to clean water, food, training and healthcare.

    The dinner, hosted by DJ BBQ, is on

  • London's restaurants, bars and cafes raise money to support the Australian bushfire relief effort

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    Many restaurants across London are keen to help raise money to support those affected by the catastrophic Australian fires, from wildlife charities to disaster relief. Instagrammers Felicity Spector and Clerkenwell Boy have been hard at work collating a list of the events and efforts for Hot Dinners.

  • Japanese sake Shoreditch popup showcases why sake works so well with seafood

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    If you've ever thought that white wine was the only natural pairing with seafood then a recent event in Shoreditch might have helped dispel that notion. The Oystermen Seafood, Saké & Wine Pop-Up was all about highlighting the trend of sake pairing with seafood as a better tasting and more interesting alternative.


  • Where to eat and drink at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2019

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    You may be the kind of person for whom the very idea of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is worse than spending the holidays with your in-laws, in which case there's nothing to see here. If, however, like us, anything that combines rollercoasters with hot toddies, more churros than you can shake a candy cane at AND covers it all with a sprinkling of fake snow and Christmas cheer is just the thing for you, then you're in the right

  • Fortnum's and Baileys are back at Skate at Somerset House with fondue, mulled cider, shopping and more

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    Another modern heralding of Christmas in the capital (along with the arrival of Christmas sandwiches) is the opening of various skating rinks around town, but the big one has always been Skate at Somerset House. Now in its 20th year, the rink is being sponsored, once again, by Fortnums.

    What that means is there's a whole host of lovely food

  • Top chefs head up the Mayfair Literary Festival

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    The upcoming Mayfair Literary Festival has a couple of events that London's foodies might want to get on their radar.

    28 October

    The Fumoir at Claridge’s is the setting for a talk called “Tales from Couture” from legendary fashion illustrator and Claridge’s artist in residence David Downton.

    1 November

    Tales from the kitchen sees chef and food writer Ravinder Bhogal heading a panel of some

  • Dominique Ansel's 2019 Pie Night brings in London's top chefs

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    If you manage to secure tickets to this year's Pie Night at Dominique Ansel Bakery, then you'll feel pretty damned smug. This year, Ansel is changing things up for his all-you-can-eat pie fest, bringing in some of London's top chefs to help out.

    In the mix are The Ledbury's Brett Graham, Sabor's Nieves Barragán, Ottolenghi's Helen Goh, The Greenhouse's Alex Dilling, and royal wedding baker Violet Cakes's Claire Ptak. In


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