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Camino heads to Shoreditch for Spanish tapas and more

This will be the fourth restaurant and tapas bar from Camino. Expect all the favourite tapas to be on the menu here, along with some new additions. And a huge outdoor terrace too.

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Bar 44 are crowned winners of the Battle of the Bravas 2017

 Last night we ate a LOT of potatoes, but it was all in the pursuit of discovering who could make the best Patatas Bravas dish, so it was well worth the carbs. Find out who came top in the Battle of the Bravas,,,…

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White Asparagus is the Cuckoo N1’s veg-heavy German pop up

White asparagus takes the spotlight at this German pop up…

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Made of Dough gets a permanent pizzeria in Peckham

Legendary pizzeria Made of Dough is the latest to make the jump from temp to perm when it moves into its first proper home in Peckham. Expect all the classics, plus some new pizzas and a bar serving gelato milkshakes...…

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London's Croquetas Challenge returns to Ember Yard for a second year

Is there such a thing as too many croquetas? We put that concept to the test last Autumn when we, alongside a panel of foodie folk, judged the first Croquetas Challenge. Turns out that as long as you pace yourself (and eat NOTHING all day in preparation) it's possible to try - and enjoy - 14 croquetas in quick succession.

Last year's competition was won by Aqua Nueva (we had the croquetas again t…

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World's 50 Best Restaurants awards will take place in Bilbao

Hot Dinners was down in Aldwych this morning for the announcement of the location of 2018's World's 50 Best Restaurants. So the party location was Eneko at One Aldwych, chefs in attendance included Eneko Atxa from Azurmendi; it didn't take a genius to work out that the next location would be Bilbao. It's a great spot for the awards to return to Europe, having been to Australia and America for the…

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Ben Spalding pops up at Last Days of Shoreditch for the summer

If there's one thing you can be sure about, a food event featuring chef Ben Spalding won't be boring. Now the chef and his PuzzleProjects team are popping up in Shoreditch for the summer.

Small Plate Sessions @ The Last Days of Shoreditch is described as ‘high-energy, punk tapas". There'll be two distinct areas to the popup - a 50-seat mezzanine restaurant where Ben is promising dishes like Gress…

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Roast launches its Ultimate Veggie Burger

They're best known for their meat, for sure, but now Roast in Borough Market are going all vegetarian. It's all linked to the launch of Vegetarian Week (15 -21 May) and to mark that, they've been developing their own veggie burger. 

Base on their own Ultimate Roast Burger, it's the Ultimate Veggie Burger. That's a beetroot and quinoa patty (for a meaty texture) in a grilled charcoal brioche bun a…

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Dead Rabbit at Claridge's - the World's Best Bar comes to town

It recently got voted number one in the World's 50 Best Bars list, but if you haven't managed to make it to New York to try Dead Rabbit, then fear not - it's coming to you.

Fresh on the heels of the Blacktail pop-up (their sister bar), Dead Rabbit will be appearing at the Claridge's Bar, and they'll be recreating the second floor of the NYC original. There will be food AND drink available - so ex…

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Adam Handling to open The Frog restaurant in Covent Garden

8/5/17 - updated with the location

What: Adam Handling opens in Covent Garden

In a nutshell: The Frog goes west

Summing it all up: Adam Handling is bringing his Frog concept from Spitalfields to Covent Garden.…

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Jason Atherton's City Social pioneers world's first augmented reality cocktail menu

For London’s top cocktail bars, innovation and experience is often a key differentiating factor. Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred restaurant and bar, City Social is set to raise this bar once again, announcing the world's first augmented reality cocktail menu.  

Due to launch this June, the cocktail menu, entitled MIRAGE features 12 cocktails which are then enhanced via a purpose-built app. How…

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Yamagoya launches a limited edition raindrop cake

Prepare to have your Instagram feed flooded. From next week, the ramen popup Yamagoya on Shaftesbury Avenue will be introducing Londoners to the raindrop cake.

This rather beautiful creation is a cult Japanese dish - mizu shingen mochi, made in the shape of a water droplet. It's made from special agar powder and is served up with sweet molasses syrup (Kuromitsu) and kinako (roasted soybean flour)…

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Sandwich Fest 2017 is coming to Hackney

8/5/17 - updated with details of the sandwiches

It seems increasingly to be the year of the sandwich, from Burgerac’s Sonic Sandwich to the eye-watering toasties at The Cheese Bar in Camden. And now, new for 2017 - Sandwich Fest.

Set to be a one-day celebration of all things between two pieces of bread, the Hackney-based food fair will bring together eight of the capital’s top sandwich hawkers, i…

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Dona Rita Brazilian snack shop pops up at Old Street

Kicking off today at Old Street station for two months is a Brazilian snack pop-up. You may already have tried Dona Rita's Pão de Queijo (or cheese bread) down at her stall at Druid Street Market. Made from cassava flour and cheese (so gluten-free too), each of these little cheesy puffs are made by hand by Dona.

The snacks are apparently particularly good for breakfast, served with a short black…

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Coppa Club's igloos have been replaced by floral cabanas

Remember those rather marvellous looking igloos along the side of the Thames? Blessed with an amazing riverside terrace Coppa Club has decided to swap them out for the summer. They're replacing them with beautiful, flower strewn cabanas with wisteria and roses growing up them.

There are seven to choose from - three can be reserved and booked ahead for for 8-10 people while a further two can be bo…

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