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Lobster House and champagne bar opening by Wandsworth Park

South Londoners are about to get a new seafood fix when new restaurant Lobster House opens next week. Opening as part of the Point Pleasant development to the east of Wandsworth Park and right by the river Lobster House will (as you could probably guess) focus on seafood as well as a few key meaty dishes. So expect lobster rolls, New England clam chowder, salt beef sandwich, Wagyu burgers and 24-h…

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Ritz Paris Bar Hemingway to spend week-long residency at The Connaught Bar

We may now be linked to France with a tunnel, but there's no reason to head to Paris when it can come to London. Which is exactly what's happening this Spring when the Ritz Paris’s Bar Hemingway heads this way for a week-long residency at The Connaught Bar in Mayfair.

From 7–13 April 2014 Colin Field of the Bar Hemingway and Agostino Perrone, director of mixology at the Connaught Bar – will be wor…

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Dinner by Heston gets hit by the Norovirus

After the huge amount of press that a breakout of the norovirus at Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck in 2009 got - it's particularly bad news for Heston that today sees his London restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental shut down for the very same reasons.

Apparently 20 diners and 21 staff have been taken ill according to BBC News, and we'll have to see if that number rises…

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Celebrate National Pisco Sour Day in London's bars and restaurants

Perfectly timed for the first day after dry January National Pisco Sour Day is, if nothing else, a great reason to go and enjoy one of our favourite drinks around London today. Places doing something special include:

Coya - which offers infusions of Pisco in their basement bar - choose from Mango, Pineapple, Pear, Strawberry, Passion Fruit and Raspberry.

New club Chakana on Orchard Street (just of…

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Karam Sethi's Trishna reopens after a revamp

Karam Sethi's had a good time of it recently, with universal acclaim for Gymkhana from both the critics and Hot Dinners readers. For his next task, he's about to reopen his original restaurant, Trishna, after a big revamp. So if you've been impressed by Gymkhana, now could the perfect time to try Michelin-starred Trishna. 

Alongside a wholesale revamp of the dining areas, there's a new menu o…

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Ben's Canteen comes top in the 2014 Sausage Roll off

Congrats to Battersea's Ben's Canteen which walked away from last night's Sausage Roll Off at the Red Lion in Barnes with the top prize. Chef Chris Bumby won with his all day breakfast roll served with a Bloody Mary shot. More specifically it was made with Blythburgh Pork sausage meat, Stornaway black pudding, homemade tomato puree, smoked pancetta and soft boiled quails egg.

As one judge, blogger…

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The Wolseley prepares to reopen after a major revamp

One of London's institutions closed down for a huge revamp earlier this month. The Wolseley took January off to give itself a considerable spruce up for its tenth anniversary.

Now we've found out a little more about what the changes have actually entailed. Essentially it's a lot of work to do with the structure of the restaurant with the bulk of the work refitting the basement and also the ki…

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Rome's Assunta Madre seafood restaurant comes to London

It's been a very successful seafood restaurant in Rome, but rather than expanding locally, London has been chosen as the location for the second Assunta Madre. The original in the Campo de Fiori area of Rome comes from ex‐fisherman Johnny Micalusi and serves fish caught by the restaurant's boat (also called the Assunta Madre) and purchases more from Rome's Terracina auction.

This very fish will al…

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Sunday lunch on Haymarket - we try out Chop Shop's Rib Chop Sundays

Push your way through the throng of tourists down in Piccadilly on a Sunday lunchtime and while the rest of the hordes pop into an Angus steakhouse, congratulate yourself for having booked lunch at Chop Shop.

Situated right in the tourist heartland, Chop Shop's been open now since September and has just started doing Chop Shop Rib Chop Sundays - try saying that when you've got a hangover. Hangover…

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 Hill & Szrok Master Butcher & Cookshop opening on Broadway Market

Coming to East London's Broadway Market in March is a new 2 in 1 establishment - butchers by day and restaurant - or "cookshop" - by night. The man behind it is Luca Mathiszig-Lee (from The Eagle and The 3 Crowns by Old Street) and he's got Butcher Tom Richardson Hill and head chef Alex Szrok working with him.

By day - the butcher takes the lead. Tom Richardson Hill (who's previously been at Frank…

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