• The new chef at P Franco is former Clove Club sous Tim Spedding

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Earlier this year, we popped along to check out chef William Gleave's cooking at P Franco, having heard some seriously great buzz about him on the London food grapevine. Now Gleave has moved on and the teeny kitchen he occupied at the back of this Clapton wine bar has a similarly illustrious chef on

  • Farley Macallan brings wine, food and soon coffee to Hackney


    It's all happening over on Hackney's Morning Lane. First came the new wine-focused restaurant Legs, then the new Nike store opened and now there's Farley Macallan. It's a new wine bar and restaurant run by Luke Ramsden whose CV includes time spent at the Arts Club and Home House and it's setting out to reinvent the local.

    The 100 seat spot on the

  • Andaz London Liverpool Street launches its 1901 wine lounge


    What better time than during London Wine Week to launch a hot new wine bar? You've got to hand it to the Andaz London Liverpool Street - their timing is impeccable.

    This week the City hotel launches its 1901 Wine Lounge which focuses on a more adventurous selection of wine, with much available by the glass. The list will feature over 160 wines in total

  • Bonhams Restaurant kicks off Friday evening openings with a free flight of wine


    So this sounds like a bit of a fabulous bargain: Bonhams’ restaurant is now open for dinner on Friday and, if you're quick, you could get a free wine flight to go with your dinner.

    The Michelin-starred restaurant run by Head Chef Tom Kemble will be serving dinner three evenings a week in addition to lunch from today. And, if you head there for dinner on any Friday in May you'll find the £60 five-course set menu complemented by a flight of wines selected by sommelier,

  • Stop Fix underground wine bar opens in Haggerston


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    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

  • Trufflesecco is now serving up Prosecco and truffles in Camden


    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

  • Honest Burgers launches an Argentine special


    It's been two whole days since our last burger and wine story so let's rectify that right now. The next patty action you're going to want in on is the Honest Burgers Malbec World Day special.

    The £12.50 burger features a Ginger Pig beef patty, some manchego cheese and griddled Brindisa chorizo, followed by chimichurri, some chipotle

  • There's a Natural wine and Hamburgé Salon happening at Big Fernand


    We love burgers. And we love wine. So the idea of Big Fernand and The Remedy collaborating for a Natural wine and Hamburgé Salon sounds just peachy to us. This one night event will see The Remedy heading over to Big Fernand on Percy Street where they'll be hosting a mini wine bar pairing natural and biodynamic wines by the glass for a fiver with Big Fernand’s burgers.

    So there'll be La Garnacha Olivdada de Aragon – an old vine garnacha from Asturias, Northern Spain

  • BIB London's wine box pop up returns to Dalston

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    Bag-in-box wine taproom BIB is coming back to East London for a six month residency, following its popular pop up in November. And this time they're teaming up with chef Harry Kaufman, adding some small plates to the menu.

    Founder Kirsty Tinkler has sourced a range of natural wines available by the glass and carafe. "BIB is about young fresh drinking wines," says Kirsty,

  • White Lyan are having a "wine bar pop-up" at Lantana Cafe in Shoreditch


    You may have been reading about White Lyan's revolutionary new 'wine' offering - the revolution being that they don't actually grapes to make it. Instead the team have been creating drinks based on taking the "flavour profile" of wine and deconstructing it, and then rebuilding it.

    Now they're planning a five day pop up "wine bar". Lyan Cellars will run run for five days next week at Lantana Cafe in Shoreditch. And they've brought in Doug McMaster of Brighton

  • Humble Grape Fleet Street wine bar is opening under St Bride's


    London is in the grip of a wine bar revolution. And there's a huge new one on the way. Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea last year and now they're planning a second one - this time on Fleet Street.

    They'll be taking over a huge space on St Bride’s Passage, just off Fleet Street which, fittingly, used to be The Press House Wine Bar, once a famous drinking den for journalists. It all sounds very convivial, being tucked away in the

  • Test driving Ellory - an elegant restaurant for London Fields

    03 elloryThe former Mayfields chef has teamed up with the former Spring sommelier for a glowing future in London Fields

  • 67 Pall Mall is a new St James club for oenophiles


    Opening today on Pall Mall is a new private members club devoted to wine. But despite its St James location, the club's aim is to focus on offering fine wine to its members without costing them an arm and a leg. The idea came from founder Grant Ashton deciding he was "fed up of being mugged by punitive London mark-ups on fine wine."

    The club's Master Sommelier is Ronan Sayburn who counts Cafe du Vin, Gordon Ramsay Holdings and the Dorchester Collection

  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsay introduces a new-look wine list


    There's a new wine list at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and it aims to light a small fire under the way in which wine is sold and enjoyed in top restaurants.

    The list is the brainchild of the three Michelin-starred restaurant's Head Sommelier Jan Konetzki. "Classically wine lists in fine dining restaurants can be intimidating," he told us. "We think it is great to have a a lot of different wines but we're also trying to make the wine choice a great experience for our

  • Test driving Noble Rot - a new breed of wine bar with a built-in history

    noblerot mainThis much-anticipated wine bar hits Lamb's Conduit Street and immediately makes itself at home

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