Bucking the trend for doom and gloom (and steadfastly ignoring the B-word) we look at some of the cracking new openings planned for 2019 on the London restaurant scene.
We reveal Londons restaurants, bars, chefs and dishes that restored our cheer this year.
When, like us, you're always looking out for what's new in town, it can be all too easy to overlook restaurants that have stood the test of time. The Hot Dinners Top 40 is our chart of London's great restaurants - all of which have been open for longer than six months. Each one is worthy of a visit by anyone interested in good food.
We told you all about our favourite places to eat in 2017 and then we asked you to let us know what your favourite new restaurant of 2017 was. And you didn't disappoint us. Now the votes have been tallied and we have a winner....
2017 may have been an annus horriblis for the world in general, but as far as the London restaurant scene is concerned it was quite a different story. We pick out the restaurants where we had the most memorable meals in over the course of 2017
All year long the critics have their say - now it's time for your opinion on London restaurants to be heard. We've counted the Readers Poll votes - here's who came top of the pile
It's been a hell of a year for the London restaurant scene - find out which restaurants we had the most memorable meals in over the course of 2016
As the year draws to a close and after the Hot Dinners Awards, it's time for you to have your say. We've counted up the votes and now's the time to find out who won the readers' vote for Best New Restaurant of 2015.
The past twelve months have seen more than 250 restaurants of note open in London, but which of those made a lasting impression? It's time to find out...
We've tallied up the votes, over 1000 of them, and are ready to reveal your favourite restaurant (or café in this case) of 2014 - and it's something of a surprise, we have to admit.
Over 230 new and notable restaurants opened in London in 2014, the biggest year yet since we started our new openings