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Bad news - Da Michele aren't opening a second London restaurant

News that hit the internet last week that a second Da Michaele pizzeria was going to open a second London restaurant had us pretty excited, but sadly it looks as though it's not actually happening.

Both industry site MCA and Eater reported that the British team behind the Stoke Newington pizzeria (the first outpost of the crazily popular Neapolitan restaurant to open outside Italy) had found a si…

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Shake Shack is getting a limited edition St John eel burger

For two days, Shake Shack are expanding their collaboration with St John to put on a smoked eel burger. The only problem is you'll need to hop on a plane to NYC to try it.

The burger, which will be on sale on Friday and Saturday and costs $9.99, features a smoked eel burger topped with smoked Niman Ranch bacon, pickled red onion, crème fraiche, fresh horseradish and watercress. According to Fergu…

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Try GBBO winner Candice Brown's afternoon tea at Dalloway Terrace

If, like us, you're huge GBBO fans, then you might be interested to learn that last year's Bake Off winner, Candice Brown, has just launched an afternoon tea in London. The TV baker has teamed up with Bloomsbury's Dalloway Terrace for a tea which launches today.

A quick look at the menu shows that Candice's tea features all the twists on a classic that won her glory on the show. So for scones you…

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Grain and Graze is a Merchant Gourmet Islington pop-up restaurant

Online retailer Merchant Gourmet (where you can buy all manner of pulses and grains) are getting into the restaurant business with a pop-up space in Islington. It's working as a companion to their website so, as you might expect, those grains and pulses are heavily featured on the menu.

While it's a strongly vegetarian affair, it's not completely veggie either with a few meat dishes cropping up.&…

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Blondies Kitchen gets a permanent spot at Selfridges

Blondies Kitchen have been popping up in the food hall at Selfridges serving up all manner of cookie treats but they've clearly been very popular indeed as they've grabbed themselves a permanent spot. And while you'll still see some of the classics making an appearance (including salted dark chocolate and coconut cookie dough) - it's given them a chance for a lot more specials too. On the li…

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Olle is the new Korean BBQ in Chinatown

After opening a Japanese restaurant in Soho, South Korean Charles Seo is now turning his hand to cuisine from his native land with a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant where you’ll get to cook your meat at your table.…

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Doughnut lovers celebrate - Crosstown is coming to Piccadilly

Crosstown are squeezing in a third new opening this year, going back to its roots in Piccadilly to distribute its gloriously glazed sourdough doughnuts and cold brew coffee to its fans. Plus, they’ve launched three new flavours just for the occasion, and they sound *amazing*.…

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St John will be running the foyer at London's new Bridge Theatre

Theatregoers at London's newest theatre will enjoy an elevated food offering with snacks, cakes and booze supplied by St John restaurant…

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17 reasons to head to the Chinese Food Festival in Potters Field Park this weekend

This weekend sees the Chinese Food Festival take over Potters Fields Park by the river for three days of food celebrating London's Chinese food scene. And the line-up's impressive enough to make this a definite date for your diary with 17 old and new restaurants turning up.

  • Ugly Dumplings
  • Bun House
  • Ekachai
  • ZingZing
  • Freshasia
  • Happy Lemon
  • Kova Patisserie
  • Bufle
  • On Café
  • Chang's Noodle
  • Wong's Chinese…

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Ember Yard win the 2017 Croquetas Challenge

The Ember Yard winning croquetas set with octopus suckers

The basement of Ember Yard was thronged last night with hordes of folk set on one thing and one thing only - croquetas. Yes, the second Croquetas Challenge turned out to be an interesting affair with entrants from 13 restaurants, all vying to prise the crown from last year's winner, Aqua Nueva.

On the judging panel were yours truly, along w…

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Eat Club Gascon’s Michelin-starred food in the cloisters of a medieval church

Ever dreamt of dining in a medieval East End church? Soon, you’ll be able to do just that when St Bartholomew-the-Great, a beautiful parish that’s been standing in Smithfield for over 800 years, temporarily hosts neighbouring restaurant Club Gascon.

The pop-up will be called Cloister by Club Gascon, and will run for the duration of the restaurant’s refurb. Until then, you'll be able to tuck into…

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New Orleans's legendary Galatoire's comes to London's Beaumont

Here’s a very special one for lovers of everything from the good old USA. For three days, Londoners will be able to temporarily transport themselves to New Orleans's legendary Galatoire’s, an elegant-yet-raucous restaurant popping up in Mayfair.

The pop-up will be operating out of five-star hotel The Beaumont, setting up in Corbin & King’s Colony Grill Room (one of Hot Dinners' personal fave…

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Wringer & Mangle opens its first sister restaurant in Liverpool Street

The first sister restaurant of London Fields’ Wringer & Mangle’s sets up opposite Liverpool Street Station. It’s a sizable venture, with two stories, a bar, a deli, bar snacks and bottomless brunches all on the go - something for everyone, including vegans. …

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Duddell's arrives in London Bridge with Michelin-starred dim sum

After setting down roots in 11 spots in Hong Kong, Duddell's is making the leap to the UK, opening its first overseas restaurant in the palatial St Thomas Church in London Bridge. …

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