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First Dates restaurant Paternoster Chophouse has moved to Old Bailey

It's one of the best-known restaurants in the UK, although pretty much everyone knows it as the First Dates restaurant. But over Lockdown Paternoster Chophouse in the City has moved from the space it occupied beside St Paul's for the past seven years into new digs.

It reopens next week, if tier restrictions allow, at 35 Old Bailey where the Union Bar used to be. The new space will also have a bar…

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Chameleon takes over One Marylebone, with food by Tel Aviv chef Elior Balbul

As first reported by Big Hospitality, Chameleon is taking over One Marylebone, which was mainly used as an events space - and one with a pretty impressive interior as you can see above (it's the imposing building right opposite Great Portland Street station on the Euston Road).

Billed as "a multi experiential space"  Chameleon will have a restaurant, club, cafe, market space and more.

The re…

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Tracking the restaurants with new deliveries and takeaways for Lockdown 2.0

With the UK's second lockdown, new restaurant deliveries are popping up all over London. Here, we'll keep track of the new additions. …

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Crudo on Brick Lane will feature a fishmongers, restaurant and a speakeasy bar

This new seafood spot on Brick Lane features a ground floor restaurant and fish shop as well as a secret cocktail bar.…

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Humble Chicken will be Angelo Sato's Soho yakitori bar

Chef Angelo Sato brings a slice of Japan's yakitori style to the heart of Soho with a restaurant focused on using every part of the chicken.…

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Keeping track of the restaurants that are closing in London

Here at Hot Dinners we mainly focus on the hottest restaurants in town, as well as new openings. But the London restaurant scene is ever-changing and that means some restaurants fall to the wayside. With that in mind, we're keeping track of the notable restaurants that London has lost over the past year.…

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Gordon Ramsay is bringing his burger restaurant to Harrods

Previously only in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay brings his burger restaurant to London - launching in Harrods. But will he have what it takes to compete in London's burger scene?…

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Nuno Mendes creates a lunchtime pizza menu for De Beauvoir's Sweet Thursday Pizza

Chef Nuno Mendes is not someone who lets the grass grow under his feet. Over the summer the Chiltern Firehouse Chef Patron got involved with his local pub doing weekend brunches. Now he's moved into the pizza business.

His newest venture is a collaboration with his neighbours at Sweet Thursday Pizza in De Beauvoir. "At the moment we are offering these super tasty wood fired Pizza sandwiches for l…

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The Rogues London duo are popping up at Hackney Coffee Co

 

With restaurants reopening on 2 December (we hope), there's news of a brand new residency from Rogues London to look forward to. The team, Freddie Sheen and Zac Whittle who originally met at Galvin La Chapelle, have recently popped up in Parlour at Kensal Rise (including a lockdown delivery service) and now they'll be taking over Hackney Coffee Company in the evenings and brunch at the…

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New post-lockdown 3-tier system revealed, including curfew changes

23/11/20 - updated with more information

Just over two weeks into the lockdown, we're all already wiling it to end - but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The government has revealed that a new-style three-tiered system will be put in place at the end of the lockdown on 2 December.

In his video statement to the Commons today, Boris Johnson confirmed significant changes to tier two and thre…

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Dishoom launch a vegan version of their naan kit - the vegan sausage naan roll

During COVID times, the dawn of the DIY meal kit - particularly those centred around a signature dish - has been something of a godsend. One of the most popular has been Dishoom's Bacon Naan Kit.

Now they've launched a vegan alternative - the Vegan Sausage Naan Roll Kit.

The sausages themselves are Dishoom's vegan sausages, developed by Symplicity Foods' Neil Rankin - so you just k…

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Brat launches a weekend takeaway service at Climpson's Arch

Starting this weekend, Tomos Parry and his team at Brat are heading back to Climpson's Arch to launch a takeaway service. For the next few Saturdays and Sundays, they'll be serving up dishes like their new brunch options and signature turbot for folk to pre-order and take away with them.

We had the good fortune to give Brat's new brunch a Test Drive the week before lockdown. So believe us when we…

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Jollibee's Filipino Fried chicken is coming to Leicester Square

While we don't think the queues are going to be quite as long (over 10 hours) as the ones when they opened in Earl's Court, the news that Jollibee is opening on Leicester Square should still be very popular indeed. 

As originally reported by Big Hospitality, the Filipino fast-food restaurant is going to open a big new branch on Leicester Square (taking over from Bella Italia). If you're not…

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Tonkotsu bring their ramen to Walthamstow

19/11/20 - updated with launch date and offer

Good news for any Walthamstow foodies wanting to raise their spirits with a bowl of ramen this winter. The newest branch of Tonkotsu is opening up on Hoe Street, bringing bowls of broth, fried chicken and strong cocktails to the neighbourhood.

The new restaurant - Tonkotsu's twelfth in London - will serve up their signature ramens with both the noodle…

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Zia Lucia pizzeria to open in Wandsworth

 

Since originally starting on Holloway Road, Zia Lucia has both won great reviews and many fans. They've since expanded to Hammersmith, Wembley and Aldgate - and next up is Wandsworth. They'll be opening where Chit Chaat Chai used to be on Old York Road.

At the heart of the menu is their 48-hour fermented dough - and they have several different bases. So you can choose from traditional…

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