Last minute Valentine's tips + free event tickets, news, Test Drives & more...
Last minute Valentine's tips + free event tickets, news, Test Drives & more... | Hot Dinners
If you're not in the mood (or for that matter a relationship) for spending tonight challenging other Londoners to ever-increasing PDAs then skip the first part of our newsletter and get straight to the bits where we a) give you free things and b) recommend a hot new Israeli restaurant in Southwark. Then browse the new openings section, take note of our Instagram hashtag for when you're next out snapping your dinner and by this time tomorrow Valentine's Day will be a thing of the past. For another 365 days anyway.
With a "smashed glass" cocktail, nothing is what it seems...
7 March - The Thomas Cubitt is putting on a Pie Banquet part of a series of feast planned for this year. Try an abundance of them from coffyn pies to sharing pies. It would great fun for groups as they'll accept bookings of up to 15. Ticket are £70 for food, drinks and service - email firstname.lastname@example.org to get one.
9,10, 11 March - Balham's Brother Marcus is putting on a series of Supper Clubs and the March one features Caravan King's Cross Head Chef Alex Hutton putting on three days of gluten-free Mexican food. Tickets from £34.
12-13 March - Raw Wine Fair has a new venue on the Strand for two days focusing on wines that are farmed organically or biodynamically. One day tickets are £35 in advance.
14 March - Cornish brewer Sharp's Brewery are heading to Outlaw's at The Capital for an exclusive dinner as part of London Beer Week. Head Chef, Tom Brown, and Sharp’s Brewery's Beer Sommelier, Ed Hughes, have created a special 5 course menu with paired beers. Tickets are £60 per person and places can be booked by calling 020 7591 1202.
Nape - Camberwell Cannon and Cannon have been providing British charcuterie to plenty of markets across town. This is their permanent spot in Camberwell - a cured meat bar, deli and bottle shop.
Barbecoa - Piccadilly Jamie Oliver's BBQ restaurant Barbecoa has been one of his biggest restaurant hits, so it's not surprising to see it get a second venue. It's a lot bigger than the original with space for 300 over two floors.
Bon Vivant - Fitzrovia Satisfy your urge to feast on raclette, tartines and croissants without jumping on a Eurostar at this new Parisian-style bistro just around the corner from Kings Cross.
Hawksmoor - Borough This sees the steak and cocktails masters at Hawksmoor head south of the river for their latest. Expect a huge big-windowed building filled with all your favourites. Opens February 20 (soft launch)
Yard Sale Pizza - Walthamstow The latest Yard Sale pizza sees them heading further north to Walthamstow. Expect the same pizzas that have earned them a big following and brunch too. Opens February 20 (Soft launch until Feb 26)
The General Store at the Garage - Islington The Garage in Islington is getting a bit of a refurb. Along with that, it's also getting this all-day bar at the front too. Opens February 24