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Florentine hits the South Bank with ostrich eggs and superfood cocktails

What: Florentine

In a nutshell: All day dining, soundtracked by live music and DJs on the South Bank

Summing it all up: Ostrich eggs, flatbreads, slow-cooked Sunday roasts and more artisan produce than you can shake a stick at is the order of the day at this new restaurant near Lambeth North tube.

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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen brings a slice of Berlin to Hoxton

What: Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

In a nutshell: Hoxton meets Berlin in this venue for food, drink, art and music

Summing it all up: With an emphasis on animal-free and gluten-free dining, plus a few burger and craft beers on tap, graffiti and a gallery, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen does a good job of transplanting a slice of of ultra-hip Berlin culture onto Hoxton Street, craft beers and all.…

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Here's how to eat at the First Dates restaurant

If you (as Hot Dinners most definitely are) a fan of TV show First Dates and have ever wondered what it might be like to be on the show, then we can reveal a relatively pain-free way of finding out. The show's producers are looking for couples to eat background daters - and are willing to fun part of the cost of your dinner.

The filming takes place at the Paternoster Chop House by St Paul's and i…

Read more: Here's how to eat at the First Dates restaurant

Hot Pot comes to Chinatown with lobster hot pots and more

What: Hot Pot

In a nutshell: Asian Hot Pot cooking in Soho

Summing it all up: Pick your favourite ingredients, add a broth and start cooking your food in front of you. That's what's coming to Soho with Hot Pot.…

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Chai Thali delivers Indian street food and cocktails to Camden

What: Chai Thali

In a nutshell: All day Indian street food in Camden

Summing it all up: With 150 covers, this sizeable new restaurant and bar will be dishing out street food from the subcontinent, plus frozen kulfi and carrot halwa, turmeric lattes and an array of cocktails with an Indian twist.…

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Din Tai Fung is coming to London, bringing their xiaolongbao with them

What: Din Tai Fung London

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse comes to London

Summing it all up: The hugely popular Taiwanese dumplig restaurant is coming to London with steamed soup dumplings and lots more...…

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Chicago Rib Shack serve up at Soul Store West in Kilburn

What: Soul Store West

In a nutshell: Ribs and music in North London hotel

Summing it all up: There's a hotel, diner and cocktail bar coming to Kilburn and Chicago Rib Shack are supplying the food side of things…

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The Gibson celebrates their first year with new cocktail and locally sourced bar menu

The Gibson, one of the hottest bars of 2016, is celebrating its first year in operation with the launch of a new cocktail and food menu.Going well beyond the standard crisp and nuts route, The Gibson’s new locally sourced menu features inventive flavours and exotic ingredients specially chosen to be enjoyed alongside their extensive list of award-winning cocktails.

Led by Marian Beke who gained…

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Heston's Hinds Head in Bray is getting a big revamp

The Fat Duck isn't the only Heston hosted hostelry in Bray, there's also the very highly rated (and considerably more affordable/ easy to get into) The Hinds Head. And now we hear that changes are coming to the restaurant. 

First of all, expect new menus - focusing on a choice of 3, 4 and 6 courses. Alas, they're keeping details of those quiet, but we'll share info about them as soon as we can. W…

Read more: Heston's Hinds Head in Bray is getting a big revamp

Altitude-rich drinking and dining at Canary Wharf’s Bōkan

Updated 19/2/17 with soft launch details. 

When it comes to pairings, there’s little that can beat cocktails combined with a glam London skyline view. Now, those who’re after a spot of wining and dining with a slightly more luxurious edge will now be able to indulge from a whopping 39 stories up thanks to Bōkan.

Bōkan, which is old Saxon for ‘lighthouse’, will be providing those after a taste o…

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The Five Pork Burger is back at Hawksmoor

After having seen the above photo, it's pretty much the only thing we want to eat now. It's the majestic Five Pork Burger that's now back on the menu at Hawksmoor Seven Dials. 

And all that pork comes from:

  • A Tamworth pork patty
  • That's topped generously with pulled pork
  • Adding sausage meat stuffing
  • A couple of slices of smoked bacon, Ogleshield cheese and mustard mayo.
  • Plus seasonal spring green…

Read more: The Five Pork Burger is back at Hawksmoor

Bea Vo is opening Famous Flames - a burgers and wings place in Camden

17/2/17 - Updated with soft launch details

Hot on the heels of all the new places opening in Camden Market comes news that Bea Vo will be opening her next restaurant in that neck of the woods. Famous Flames will be her third spot, after Stax and Boondocks. As the name suggests, it's all about the flame grill and will be serving up flame grilled burgers and fried wings.

The new restaurant on Kenti…

Read more: Bea Vo is opening Famous Flames - a burgers and wings place in Camden

High tea with a difference pops up on the roof of Selfridges, with wastED London

What: wastED London at Selfridges

In a nutshell: Afternoon tea using ingredients that’d otherwise end up thrown away

Summing it all up: The Rare Tea Company joins forces with some of London’s tops chefs, including Ottolenghi, to show you why you shouldn’t throw your tea leaves away, all while sitting in a greenhouse on top of Selfridges.…

Read more: High tea with a difference pops up on the roof of Selfridges, with wastED London

Simpson's-in-the-Strand closes for a big refurbishment

West End institution Simpson's-in-the-Strand is about to get a major facelift, courtesy of the Savoy. It's rare that you can get away with describing something as "iconic" and while Simpson's fits that bill, it's been clear that something extra was needed to bring the place back to its glory days.

The restaurant, which boasts the covetable, central location of 100 The Strand, as well as oak panel…

Read more: Simpson's-in-the-Strand closes for a big refurbishment

London in the Sky returns or a third year of dining 100 feet up

17/2/17 - updated with the full line-up

Those who like their meal with a serious view may rejoice, for London in the Sky is back once more, in July next year.

Hanging from 100 feet in the air, the 22-seater restaurant will be offering breakfast, lunch, dinner cooked by a series of guest chefs, who’ll also be up in the air with you, chopping and frying merrily away as if they weren’t suspended fro…

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