• Haggerston is getting a cake-themed cafe and bar from The Big London Bake

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    East London cake fiends will soon have something new to get their teeth into when the Big London Bake East opens. This new space, which channels the Great British Bake Off, will feature a 12 station baking tent along with its first cake themed bar.

    If you haven't been before, the Big London Bake is all about learning how to bake (or improve your baking skills) in a fun environment. They're firmly pitched at the

  • The Sea, The Sea flows onwards to Haggerston

    The Sea The Sea flows onwards to Haggerston

    9/6/21 - Updated with images, booking details and opening date

    Fishmonger/wine bar/seafood restaurant The Sea, The Sea has been a big hit since it landed in Chelsea on Pavillion Road. That's particularly down to the food by Leo Carreira (the chef previously behind Londrino) which Marina O'Loughlin

  • Planque in Haggerston will be a 'wine drinkers' clubhouse' with restaurant by Seb Myers

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    Taking over two railway arches in Haggerston, Planque will have a wine bar, restaurant, members' club and store, with a key focus on natural and low intervention wines

  • The Duke of York in Haggerston is reopening - and this time it's all about the booze

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    Updated 17/10/19 with menu and images

    If you've been wondering what's going on at the Duke of York on Downham Street (where the old Beef & Brew was) then let us enlighten you.

    It's expected to reopen today under new management. Running the show now is Barworks - the folk behind Mare Street Market, The Well & Bucket and more. Hot Dinners spoke to the company's co-owner Marc Francis-Baum who told us that while in previous

  • The original Chick n Sours gets a new bar and... chicken toast!

    The original Chick n  Sours gets a new bar and cheesy chicken fondue

    19/7/18 - updated with picture of the new menu and opening date

    Following up on the revamped CHIK'N on Baker Street, is the news about lots of changes at the original Chick N Sours in Haggerston. They're getting a new look upstairs, but most importantly a new bar

  • Kentish Town's Beef and Brew is taking over the old Brew and Que in Haggerston

    beefbrewhaggerstonPopular neighbourhood steakhouse Beef & Brew are on the move - taking their well-priced steaks and wide range of beers to Haggerston.

  • Sin Gusano's eight month residency at Haggerston's Curio Cabal promises tacos and mezcal tastings


    Having popped up successfully in Dalston last year, mezcal lovers Sin Gusano are expanding capacity and duration-wise with their next opening - an eight month residency in Hagggerston. They'll be taking over Curio Cabal as a ‘social club’ putting on events, offering private mezcal tasting experiences,and running their popular bar and taqueria.

    And their timing is spot on, their first week of opening coincides with the Cinco de Mayo festivities so you can expect a

  • Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang takes the reins at Chick n Sours for one night only

    Bubbledogs' Sandia Chang takes the reins at Chick n Sours for one night only

    We love a good kitchen takeover, and while we've already seen Chick N Sours take over Bubbledogs, now it's time for the next event as Sandia Chang takes over the Seven Dials Chick n Sours. 

    On that one-night-only menu will be wings in a fiery chipotle maple glaze, and Cap’n Crunch fried chicken strips (these sound GREAT) as well as grilled Mexican street corn slaw, jalapeño popper wontons

  • Tonkotsu pops up at Proud East with their ramen and korokke

    Tonkotsu pops up at Proud East with their ramen and korokke

    If one Tonkotsu in Haggerston just wasn;t enough for you - they're now also opening a two-week pop-up at Haggerston-based Proud East

    For a short time only, visitors to the gallery will be able their fix of their salty, filling ramen when Tonkotsu takes over their open-plan kitchen. They’ll also be serving up gyoza, crab korokke (similar to croquettes) and their crunchy chicken karaage.

    You’ll be able

  • Chick n Sours launches the huge Macho Nacho burger

    Chick n Sours launches the huge Macho Nacho burger

    Now THAT's a burger. News has just reached us of this very special burger going on the menu at Chick n Sours for the whole of March. It's the Macho Nacho Burger and is "fried thigh, Chengdu chicken, kimchee cheese, Vietnamese pickles". Plus, profits from the £12 burger will go to the Cook for Syria fund. So you might want to start planning when you're popping down for one now.

    The Macho Nacho Burger is on the menu at

  • Stop Fix underground wine bar opens in Haggerston


    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    We've had wine and cheese, but how about wine and say cheese? Sorry. That's our rather clumsy way of introducing the concept of a new underground photographic wine bar that's just opened up in East London.

    Stop Fix has taken over an underground carpark and is billed as a contemporary wine bar championing new and exciting winemakers from around the world. And they're showcasing that wine alongside rare photography books and

  • La Cabina late night tapas hits Kingsland Road


    London is slowly but surely gearing up to the launch of the late night tube. And the arrival of La Cabina in Haggerston is another sign of that. This new basement tapas spot will serve a full tapas menu until 5am.

    Named after the Spanish phonebox, La Cabina is taking over the space that used to be Manero's. With room for 50 diners, you'll find the entrance at the back of the phone booth on Kingsland Road.

    As for food, the menu's been put together by Javier