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  • caravan

    So this is going to bring joy and happiness to a lot of caffeine-deprived folk. Popular coffee-based business Caravan, who currently have restaurants in Exmouth Market and King's Cross, are opening their own huge roastery, north of their KX site.

    Caravan Coffee Roasters will feature its own brew bar and cafe serving up all manner of baked goods like their popular 'morning bun' and chocolate espresso brownies, plus daily changing filter and espresso coffee and coffee

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    Updated 5/5/16 with launch offer

    There's a lot of activity going on in Exmouth Market. Hard on the heels of Dirty Burger, Pizza Pilgrims and Macellaio RC all opening, comes Cielo Blanco. The Mexican restaurant first opened in Leeds back in 2013 and this will be their first London site, taking over the space that was Bonnie Gull.

    Inspired by the barbacoa markets of Oaxaca you'll find speciality sharing boards on offer alongside and feast menus. A quick

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  • poppies

    Two fish and chip stories in as many days? Who'd have thought the chippy would be a 2016 trend for London? Following hard on the heels of yesterday's story about new Notting Hill opening The Chipping Forecast comes news that Poppie's Fish and Chips is opening in Soho. They'll be taking over where The House of Ho was and which used to be the old 2i’s

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  • tang

    London's noodle lovers just got another place to try with new noodle bar, Tang, opening over by Tottenham Court Road today. Here's what you need to know about it.

    • It's a place your own order noodle joint - order your dish at the counter and then find a seat to slurp
    • The menu crosses Asia in terms of inspiration - but Chef Chen Ng will particuarly draw on her Singaporean heritage
    • Think ramen but lighter - Tang's soup-based dairy-free noodles are
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  • hereeast

    We've already covered the imminent opening of The Breakfast Club and Gotto(from the folk at Mele e Pere) as part of the continued ongoing development of the Olympic Park. Now we've found out more about the other bars and restaurants opening on

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  • ourparty mainWell it's fair to say that Tom Sellers' new venture, Restaurant Ours, burst on to the London scene with one helluva party last night. Hot Dinners somehow managed to slip past the bouncers and hordes of paparazzi to gain entrance to one of the most fun dos we've been to in a while.

    The restaurant itself looks pretty amazing. Having taken over the site vacated by The Collection, it was always a dramatic space, but now, filled with full-size trees entwined

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  • BarbaryHeader

    Hot Dinners Exclusive

    Forgive us if we just get a little bit freaking excited about the news we're bringing you today. Yes, we have the exclusive scoop on what the team at The Palomar are doing next.

    The Barbary will be their new restaurant and it's opening its doors in June in Neal's Yard. It's early days yet and we have just few details to whet your appetite. They'll be taking Londoners on a gastronomic tour from the Barbary Coast of

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  • maki

    If you're a sushi fan you may be interested to learn that a new company is setting itself up to challenge the likes of Itsu and Wasabi. Maki started out as a streetfood stall before launching with a store near Spitalfields and they've just opened up their second store in Shoreditch.

    The company was founded by two Scottish brothers Antony and Daniel Woodcock and say they're the only sushi chain to have trained sushi chefs in every store hand-rolling all sushi. And their

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  • breakfastclub

    Super popular breakfast chain The Breakfast Club have a new East London opening planned. They'll be hitting up Hackney Wick next month.

    The new cafe will be at HereEast on the banks of the River Lee and will serve up all their usual dishes from the old school pancakes and berries to the newest recipes such as fried chicken with sage waffles, maple syrup and chili butter.

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  • shedwine

    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

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  • totide

    There's a new neighbourhood restaurant open in Putney where Old Saigon used to be. With room for just 36 diners over two floors, Totide London is a partnership between three Italians - Marco, Mattia and Christian (who also has a restaurant back in Italy.

    In the kitchen is chef Lorenzo Perfetti. As for his menu, well the idea of fried bread from Emilia Romagna filled with 22 month old Parma ham sounds like it could be pretty good and there's all the usual types of pasta

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  • meatup

    Looks like London's BBQ movement is moving out of the centre of town. Meatup is a new BBQ grill spot opening in Wandsworth.

    They're promising British premium aged steaks, chargrilled lobster and shellfish on the menu, along with ribs, "killer burgers" and superfood salads. The person behind it is local resident, Sachin Kanna (previously of Raffles and Libertine).

    They'll be open from brunch onwards to a late night bar with live music and DJs. Drinks-wise

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  • trufflesecco

    A new bar has opened on Camden High Street and the clue to what it's serving is in the name - Trufflesecco. Yep, that's right it's a Prosecco and truffles bar.

    We don't know much more than that - but dishes on the menu include ‪‎crostino‬ with truffle sauce and gnocco fritto with ‎mozzarella‬ and ‪‎mortadella‬.

    And, if you're after something to take away, they feature a selection of truffle goods, pasta and wines to buy.

    Trufflesecco is

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  • cafe monicomain2We try out the newest addition to the Soho House empire - a French brasserie on Shaftesbury Avenue

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  • dickiefitz mainA Fitzrovian gastropub gets an Antipodean makeover

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