As sure a sign that spring is upon us as rows of daffodils in London's parks is the popping up of Japanese cherry blossom installations all over town to celebrate Sakura - the cherry blossom season. We've picked out some of the prettiest places putting on Sakura specials this year.
Hawaiian-inspired Island Poké are keeping things fresh with another collaboration for their ‘Guest Bowl’ series, and this time they've teamed up with top US chef Nancy Silverton, who’s come up with Salmon Poké Nicoise bowl for the occasion.
The limited edition bowl,
International Women's Day is coming up and we can't think of a better way to celebrate - if your budget allows - than by sitting down to dinner by two world class female chefs.
The Four Seasons London at Trinity Square is hosting a one off event featuring their own chef Anne-Sophie Pic cooking alongside Clare Smyth.
Each chef will each showcase a selection of their own signature dishes as part of the five course dinner which will be paired with wine
Knowing how much Londoners love their pasta, we popped along to Jun Tanaka's Fitzrovian restaurant to check out his new seasonal menu.
Sometimes we get a press release here at Hot Dinners where the only correct response is "I can't even...". That's firmly the category into which today's story from Burger & Lobster falls.
They've installed a £3,000 four poster gold bed in their Soho restaurant. And for two weeks Londoners can book a three-course caviar and lobster dinner on the bed, which they eat while reclining in silk pyjamas.
The meal kicks off with Veuve Cliquot and
If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around Japan by train you’ll almost certainly be familiar with the amazing bento boxes you can pick up at the stations. They're typically filled with rice, fish, pickles and other treats. Well now London's Japan Centre is saving you a journey by bringing them to London for the first time – but for one week only.
From 22 - 28 October the ‘ekiben’ (eki meaning station and bento meaning boxed lunch)
Every London Cocktail Week sees the city's bars putting on some seriously special drinks. Here's what to try this year.
They've been to Mexico and the South of France, but next up on the world tour at Clapham's Counter Culture is The Caribbean. Every stage features menus influenced by one of the chefs’ own backgrounds. This time it's Jack Barwick who was born and raised in the Cayman Islands and who won Bookatable's young chef of the year 2017.
Jack's menu will showcase the very best of the Caribbean with some playful
From estate to plate, we have a comprehensive list of where to dine on the best birds in London, whichever style you fancy.
It’s time for a bit of celebration this year, as not one but two of London’s most legendary restaurants and a classic bar are hitting double digits, with their 10th birthdays - Murano, the Modern Pantry and The Connaught bar - and they’ve got plenty of plans to mark the occasion in style.
If you've read about NYC deli Russ & Daughters and the amazing Ivan Ramen but haven't yet made the trip to The Big Apple to try their food then sit back and enjoy as the best of North American's delis, restaurants and bagel bakeries are coming to London.
It's all part of The Good Egg's Beer + Bagels series. They've persuaded some really interesting folk to head on over to London to create signature bagels available for one night only every Monday
For years, the off menu burger at Joe Allen has been one of the worst kept secrets on the London restaurant scene. I mean, it may have been off menu but at any given time you'd easily have found half the tables in the restaurant ordering it.
And for four weeks next month the burger will actually appear on the menu as the Covent Garden restaurant celebrates
Details are now coming out about the evening reception at the royal wedding and, according to reports the chef responsible for the evening meal for the 200 chosen guests at Frogmore House was none other than Clare Smyth.
Smyth, Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill was hired to cater both the sit down meal and the food later in the evening for those still standing. Apparently we're told that wagyu burgers, pork belly and candy floss was the order of the
Over in Los Angeles, chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is the man when it comes to Oscars catering. For more than 20 years he's been running the food at the official post-Academy Awards shindig - the Governor's Ball.
Now, we're not expecting many Hot Dinners readers to be in possession of an invite to Sunday's ceremony, but there are other ways to get into the spirit of things. If you head to Wolfgang's London restaurant and bar, CUT, on Park Lane they're
You've got to hand it to Marcus Wareing - that man does not like to stand still. His latest idea combines the introduction of a new lunch menu at his two Michelin-starred restaurant at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge with food from his own farmstead Melfort Farm.
In particular, Wareing has shifted the spotlight on to other key members of his kitchen. The new menu is supposed to showcase "the personality and talent of each of its five most senior
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