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Dominique Ansel's Spring soft serve is an Insta-worthy rhubarb and custard combo

Last year, their What-A-Melon Soft Serve practically broke Instagram, so the Dominique Ansel Bakery London are hoping for similar success with their 2019 flavour.

Launching on Friday the Rhubarb & Custard Soft Serve not only looks beautiful, but sounds like it would taste pretty great too. It's a combo of rhubarb sorbet and custard soft serve in a hand-rolled ginger honey tuile waffle cone and to…

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Vinegar Yard is a brand new eating, drinking and shopping spot for London Bridge

Not happy with already boasting Borough Market and Flat Iron Square, London Bridge is getting a whole new eating, drinking, shopping and art space. This time it's the turn of Vinegar Yard - and it comes from the people behind the nearby and aforementioned Flat Iron Square. 

The space is a combination of street food, bars, container pop-up shops and there's a big old garden are…

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Endo at Rotunda sees sushi master Endo Kazutoshi opening at Television Centre

The former executive sushi chef at Zuma is opening a tiny sushi restaurant in the Television Centre at White City development. With just 15 seats expect this to be a restaurant booking to boast about.…

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Burger and Lobster's Taittinger brunch features a Champagne Train running along the bar

Now we know there are plenty of fun police out there who hate the idea of gimmicks. But we are not among them and, frankly, this latest conceit at Burger & Lobster sounds like an absolute hoot.

The Soho branch of the restaurant group has teamed up with Taittinger to launch the Champagne Train - where flutes of champagne are served by a train rolling down a 9m model railway track on the bar it…

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On The Bab opens on Soho's Archer Street

It's all go for On The Bab. The Korean street food spot has moved from Marylebone to Soho and opens today on Archer Street, replacing owner Linda Lee's Mee Market.

The new Soho restaurant will serve up the usual bibimbab, bao, dumplings and Korean fried chicken that the group has become known for. But there'll also be a few new things on the menu, exclusive to Soho - including a Korean-style wrap…

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Bread Ahead is opening a huge restaurant, bakery and school in Wembley

Bread Ahead are opening a huge new location in Wembley. Their new place has a huge all-day restaurant, bakery and school. And yes, you will be able to get their doughnuts there too...…

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The Great British Menu 2019 - which London restaurants have chefs taking part?

If you're inspired by this year's Great British Menu to try some of the chef contestants' food, here's our guide to the London restaurants with chefs taking part this year and what to order when you get there.…

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London wins big at the British Kebab Awards 2019

The British Kebab Awards were held at the Park Plaza Westminster last night and London did pretty well out of it.

Four of our restaurants picked up gongs on the night. Testi in Stoke Newington won for best North/West London kebab. Lara Grill in Dagenham won the section for South/East London.

Over in Canary Wharf, chef Bekzod Khamarkulov was awarded Young Chef of the Year for his work at Haze…

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London's most dog-friendly cafe Megan's is opening at Battersea Power Station

The newest restaurant to open at the Battersea Power Station development will be this all-day cafe from famously dog-friendly restaurant group Megan's.…

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The 100 most influential women in UK hospitality - according to CODE

 

You know us, here at Hot Dinners. We're all about celebrating the very best of the restaurant scene. And that's just what the new 100 Most Influential Women in UK Hospitality does. Out today it showcases women making waves in the hospitality trade, and <ahem> I'm very proud to be on the list too.

And what a list! These are women whom Code are saying "genuinely affect change in the ho…

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Test Driving Mortimer House Kitchen - a modern menu that reflects what Londoners really want to eat

Former L'anima chef Lello Favuzzi has returned from his travels to bring a mixture of Italian and middle eastern inspiration to this Fitzrovia kitchen…

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Peggy Porschen opens a second bakery, in Chelsea, and yes - it's floral and very pink

The original Instagram magnet, London bakery Peggy Porschen, has opened its second bakery, nine years after launching in Belgravia. But this one is bigger, will be open later AND is going to have its own cocktail bar.…

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Hacha in Dalston is a tequila and mezcal bar with Mexican sharing plates

This Dalston tequila and mezcal bar features margaritas on tap, all the agave spirits you could need and is backed up by a Mexican sharing menu. …

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Steak sarnies, Thai prawns, rhubarb and custard millefeuilles - it's this week's Instagram round-up

It's time for our round-up of some of the best shots of the week - including where you can eat all these wonderful things right now... …

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Poppies teams up with Gunpowder and som saa for very special chips and curry sauce

If the idea of putting curry sauce on your chips has never occurred to you, then you're in the majority in this city. According to a YouGov Survey, just 6% of Londoners consider curry sauce to be an appropriate chip accompaniment.

That's about to change if Poppies have anything to do with it. The trad chip shop with branches in Spitalfields, Camden and Soho has teamed up with chefs from Gunpowder…

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