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Action Against Hunger's Dream Team dinner at Hawksmoor has an impressive line-up

For the past couple of years, Action Against Hunger has teamed up with Hawksmoor to pull together some mighty-fine talents into one kitchen to deliver a pretty special meal (we loved our visit a couple of years back). And 2013's line-up looks like one that's not to be missed.

This year, with the proceedings taking place at Hawksmoor Guildhall as ever, you can expect a dinner from some of the hotte…

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Tim Anderson launches Matsuri festival at Dalston Roof Park

Updated 20\7\13 with weekend ticket info

Pretty much anything chef Tim Anderson does seems A Good Thing - so when we heard he was behind the upcoming Matsuri festival in Dalston, we asked him to tell us more.

"Basically it started with a conversation between myself and Fumio Tanga, who operates the street food stall Shofoodoh, which serves okonomiyaki. He's currently running a pop-up at Pacific So…

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Shrimpy's launch grill guest chef dates for the summer

The first of three guest chef dates down at Kings Cross's Shrimpy's starts today. Guests on My Grill kicks off with Rochelle Canteen's Margot Henderson, followed by Jeremy Lee on 21 July and Frank & Jackson Boxer on 11 August.

Margot will be on grill duty between 1 and 5pm. Her menu is as follows;

Radishes, peas in their pods, celery salt £4
Roast shallots, mint & goats curd on toast £5

BB…

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Terence Conran opens second Albion at NEO Bankside

Big news for the South Bank today as veteran restaurateur Terence Conran unveiled plans to open his second Albion restaurant there this summer.

The rather brutally titled Albion NEO Bankside is so called because it'll be part of a new residential development beside the Tate Modern, which has been designed by Richard Rogers. As it's so close to Borough and Maltby markets it's expected that many of…

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Burger Wars - Five Guys vs Shake Shack Latest news | Gastroblog | Page 240 | Hot Dinners

Two hugely popular American burger chains have come to the UK this week. We see how they stack out against each other.…

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Five Guys opens with queues round the block. Reading is next.

So for those of you who haven't filtered out any talk of burgers on your Twitter timeline, it's been hard to ignore the opening of Five Guys. The US burger chain opened its first store in the UK in Covent Garden at 11am this morning, and the queues have been round the block since.

Hot Dinners popped down to check out the scene (although we baulked at joining the queue) and chatted to their directo…

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Luna Rossa reopens in Notting Hill with conveyor belt for Italian dishes

Luna Rossa in Notting Hill, the latest place from the Made in Italy restaurant group, is set to re-launch in mid-July, and it has a rather special feature to entice Londoners through its doors. The revamped restaurant will feature a conveyor belt concept (as you'll have seen in certain sushi restaurants) but here it'll serve ‘sfizi’ (small plates) of authentic southern Italian food direct to its d…

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Shoryu Soho goes permanent with larger restaurant

Since April this year, Shoryu Ramen - who already have a popular Ramen joint on Regent Street - have had a separate pop-up on Denman Street in Soho that's been paving the way for the opening of their new permanent Soho Restaurant.

Now the new opening is nearly here. Taking up twice the space of the pop-up, the new site will offer the full range of Ramen that's available at the original Regent Stre…

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Simon Rogan wins Best Chef and Best Restaurateur at this year's Cateys

Britain's hospitality industry held its catering Oscars last night. The Cateys, run by trade magazine Caterer and Hotelkeeper took place at The Grosvenor House Hotel.

Simon Rogan made it a double when he celebrated an unprecedented win of two of the most prestigious awards of the night, Best Chef for L'enclume and Best independent restaurateur for L'enclume, The French in Manchester and Roganic in…

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MasterChef finalist opening Marianne restaurant in Notting Hill

Marianne Lumb has worked as a personal chef for years - cooking for a host of celebrities, politicians and business tycoons. Now she's opening her first restaurant in West London this autumn, she wants to recreate that private dining experience for her customers.

The new place, called simply "Marianne", will have just 14 covers, and five tables, allowing the chef to concentrate on producing perfec…

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