Episode one of the BBC's new business series Million Pound Menu - think Dragons' Den meets First Dates - saw two 20-somethings picking up a whopping £750k-£1m from backer Atul Kochhar for their English restaurant venture. Hot Dinners caught up with Ruth Hansom and Emily Lambert of to find out what happened next.
Up in Highgate there's a gastropub with a serious wine list that you need to put on your must-try list
London Wine Week will endeavour to keep Londoners' glasses filled with great wine. There are masterclasses, tastings and more - and this year you'll find the festival hub in Southwark in Flat Iron Square.
The much-loved Clapton wine bar always did well when it came to food and now they're going one step further opening their first full restaurant in Netil House where Ellory used to be.
If you're after a bottomless brunch, vegemite doughnuts or simply a glass or two from the biggest Aussie wine list in London, you'll have come to the right place when Scarlett Green opens up in Soho.
Over in Knightbridge, Harrods are continuing their massive makeover of their Food Halls one by one and today the Fine Wines & Spirits Rooms are the latest to be revealed.
With the aim to "change perceptions on the world of wines and spirits" they'll be categorising wine by terroirs in an attempt to persuade purchasers to go outside their comfort zone. In keeping with that exploration theme, they're introducing an ‘Aroma Table’ which is described as
With a wine merchants business and a stall on the South Bank under their belt, Grays and Feather are getting ready to open their first wine bar. And it's all devoted to sparkling wines.
Ellory has moved to Shoreditch and been reborn as Leroy. We went to experience the shift in direction in action.
All the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering this week)...
The folk behind Donostia Social Club are opening their second tapas room, this time in the growing Deptford Market Yard. They'll be offering tapas and wine to have their as well as all manner of Spanish produce to take home too.
One month ago, popular neighbourhood restaurant and winebar Winemakers Deptford announced on Instagram their plans to close. "Sadly all good things must come to an end. The 4th of March will be our last service with this amazing team, as we all move in various directions." Head Chef Rory Shannon then revealed he was
Walthamstow's food and drink scene continues to thrive with the opening of this latest neighbourhood spot
Ever wanted to be a bit more knowledgeable about wine? We take a beginners course at London's pre-eminent wine school
Tucked down a side street in Smithfield The Bowling Bird sets its store out as a place where the produce is of the highest quality and the wines are more than a match.
Linden Stores in Islington turns out to be a great wine shop mixed in with some wonderful small plates - we're pretty happy with our new local.
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