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Shake Shack comes to Victoria with burgers and a Cocoa Beer Float

The huge Nova complex in Victoria is entering its final stages now, and it's clearly bringing a HUGE change to the area (and we say this from experience, having worked there in the past). And the latest to open the doors will be the next burger outlet from Shake Shack. 

You can expect the usual burgers, shakes, dogs and concretes from the latest Shack, and they're alos teaming up with Mast Brothe…

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Tom Simmons brings Welsh heritage cuisine to Tower Bridge

What: Tom Simmons, Tower Bridge

In a nutshell: Welsh heritage cuisine with French and English influences

Summing it all up: One Tower Bridge will be the home of this new restaurant from Tom Simmons, ex-MasterChef runner-up, who'll be dishing up Welsh cuisine from breakfast to dinner.…

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The Sunday Times says London is home to 37 of the best restaurants in the UK

As we're more than aware of here at Hot Dinners, we're spoiled for choice by the massive range of quality restaurants London has to offer. It's something that The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants judging panel has noticed as well, and this year the capital is a delighted home to 37 of the best restaurants in the country. It's quite a change from 2012, when only two made the list.

17 of the restau…

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Allegra McEvedy is taking over Albertine wine bar on Wood Lane

What: Albertine

In a nutshell: Wine bar revamp

Summing it all up: Chef, author and TV presenter Alllegra McEvedy is returning to her roots and revitalising West London wine bar Albertine…

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Bubblewrap’s Hong Kong-style egg waffles are coming to Soho

6/3/17 - Updated with opening date.

What: Bubblewrap

In a nutshell: Hong Kong egg waffle stall puts down roots in London

Summing it all up: After cutting their teeth as a festival food truck, this mix-and-match street food from east Asia is making its way to Soho for good.…

Read more: Bubblewrap’s Hong Kong-style egg waffles are coming to Soho

Francesco Mazzei to open Radici trattoria in Islington

A Hot Dinners Exclusive - updated 22/3/17 with booking details

What: Radici

In a nutshell: Southern Italian cooking in Islington

Summing it all up: A new Italian trattoria with a terrace and wine room is arriving on Almedia Street, bringing with it lots of traditional south Italian dishes, as well as more laid back meals like pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses.…

Read more: Francesco Mazzei to open Radici trattoria in Islington

Lokhandwala Indian small plates restaurant and cocktail bar opens on Charlotte Street

What: Lokhandwala

In a nutshell: Indian tapas in Fitzrovia

Summing it all up:The folk behind India's biggest food festival have launched this Indian small plates restaurant and cocktail bar…

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Le Bun extend their stay at Birthdays adding a F**king Vegans burger

If you’ve been meaning to get down to Birthdays to nab one of Le Bun’s decadent burger dishes, then good news - they’ve decided to extend their residency to the 2 April.

Not only that, but they’ll be adding a few new dishes to their repertoire, including the joyfully-named Fucking Vegans (pictured above), a “proper vegan burger”. For £8, those avoiding animal products can enjoy a hearty cauliflow…

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VICO ups the ante for National Pizza Day with all-pizza menu

National Pizza Day is coming - 9 February, stick it in your diary - and Vico is ready to up the ante with a three-course menu that’s entirely pizza.

For starters, there’ll be Montanara, £5, which consists of deep fried pizza dough and mozzarella with basil. Next up for the main, there’s the Ripiena pizza, £16, with aubergine, datterino tomatoes and ‘nduja, with a parmesan crust. Finally, you can…

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Quique Dacosta to open InPaella restaurant in London

What: InPaella

In a nutshell: Quique Dacosta does paella

Summing it all up: Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK. With help from the people behind Iberica, this restaurant will have heaps of traditional paella to sample…

Read more: Quique Dacosta to open InPaella restaurant in London

Putney gets a new all day brasserie Jules from the Highclere heir

What: Jules

In a nutshell: Putney neighbourhood spot

Summing it all up: From brunch to dinner and cocktails this new all day spot off Putney High Street should be a popular pit stop…

Read more: Putney gets a new all day brasserie Jules from the Highclere heir

Salt Bae is opening a Nusr-Et steakhouse in London

Well, we've resisted writing a story about it for about as long as we can, but when even the tabloids are running pieces on when Salt Bae is opening a restaurant in London, we felt we had to enter the fray.

If your first reaction to this is, 'who in the hell is Salt Bae?', then may we refer you to the video that went flipping mental on Instagram a little over three weeks ago. It featured an as-th…

Read more: Salt Bae is opening a Nusr-Et steakhouse in London

Talli Joe launches a speedy Dabbia Mania lunchtime menu

We're always on the lookout for a new fast lunch idea that doesn't involve yet another trip to Pret. So the Dabba Mania lunch menu launching at Talli Joe on Shaftesbury Avenue sounds right up our street.

If you're not au fait with the concept (and we admit we weren't) dabbias are the three-tiered lunch box Bombay office workers make at home every day. The London version will see the restaurant se…

Read more: Talli Joe launches a speedy Dabbia Mania lunchtime menu

A new Bone Daddies will be just steps from Oxford Street

What: Bone Daddies

In a nutshell: A new ramen stop just off Oxford Street

Summing it all up: Get stuck into Japanese food aplenty and Bone Daddies signature dishes, huge hearty bowls of ramen in their new branch on James Street.…

Read more: A new Bone Daddies will be just steps from Oxford Street

Fucina's Panetteria Italian deli is about to open

Coming to Marylebone this week is the next step of Fucina as it opens its Panetteria - an organic deli and bakery. It's headed up by ex-Princi Head Baker Massimiliano Porta and you can expect:

  • Bread and pastries - five different breads, using stoneground, wholemeal naturally slow-fermented dough
  • Sanwiches made with meat from the Fucina wood-fired pit - and breakfast pizzas too (pictured above)
  • I…

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