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Peruvian chefs put on Nikkei Sunday at Lima

A host of chefs, foodies and writers gathered at Peruvian restaurant Lima yesterday for their Lima experience Nikkei Sunday. Virgilio Martinez (executive chef at LIMA and chef patron of Central in Lima, his wife Leon joined forces with fellow Peruvian chef Mitsuharu Tsumura (Maido) to take us through a Nikkei tasting menu fusing Peruvian and Japanese food and flavours.

The 11 course tasting menu…

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T.E.D. (Think Eat Drink) sustainable restaurant coming to King's Cross

King's Cross continues to reinvent itself as a place you'd actually travel to for good food and now there's a new restaurant on the way with a specific focus on sustainability, T.E.D.…


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All eyes on London as World's 50 Best Restaurants announcement approaches

There are just three more days to go before we find out whether Spain's El Celler De Can Roca (pictured) has managed to hold on to its position at the top of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list for a second year running.

This year's list will be announced on Monday evening. Which is why your Twitter feed, if you follow a lot of chefs, will be full of mentions of special dinners and parties as the…

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Dine and doze with the sleep menu at The Northall

Under normal circumstances, a chef would be be pretty put out if you were to lower your head gently into your desserts and start snoozing at the table. But if Garry Hollihead's new sleep menu at The Northall at the Corinthia Hotel has done its job, it shouldn't actually be too long after your meal that you feel like nodding off.

It's part of the luxury hotel's Power of Sleep’ project which is runn…

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Iberica launches in Farringdon with new bar menu and cocktail list

Farringdon is getting a new Iberica next week and this one will feature something slightly different to the other branches - a larger bar complete with cocktail list and bar menu. Hot Dinners got a sneak preview at the cocktail and bar menu and it looks pretty good to us.

The cocktails are part of a new range that's being launched across the group. On the 13-strong list which ranges from £8 to £10…

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Jamie Oliver and Simon Difford launch Cocktail & Spritz Bar at Jamie's Italian in Islington

Hot Dinners was at the Angel, Islington last night where Jamie Oliver and cocktail guru Simon Difford were holding court at the launch of Jamie's first Cocktail & Spritz Bar. The space has been carved out of what was previously more of a holding pen bar at Jamie's Italian - doing away with some storage space to create a pretty spectacular space with a central bar and lots of booths for groups.…

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Lee Westcott's Typing Room opening in the Town Hall Hotel

There's been a huge amount of interest in the restaurant planned for Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel ever since Lee Westcott was named as the chef whose restaurant would be replacing Nuno Mendes' Viajante, with backing from none other than Jason Atherton. 

Now, following on news of the new Peg and Patriot bar in the hotel, we have full details of Lee Westcott's new restaurant, which will be c…

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Simon Hulstone launches Mary Poppins popcorn at BA's rooftop Cinema.

British Airways is launching its Summer-long rooftop cinema on May 1st and it's brought in regular partner Michelin-starred chef Simon Hulstone to provide the popcorn. 

He'll be producing "Chim Chimney" popcorn which is, of course, based on Mary Poppins. According to Hulstone "I use burnt onion ash to represent soot, which is surprisingly sweet and combined this with cheese extract to cr…

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London restaurants crowd shortlist for Best Independent Restaurateur at the 2014 Cateys

The shortlist for this year's Cateys - an industry awards for the hospitality business run by Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine - has just been announced and several London restaurants and chefs are in the running.

Independent Restaurateur of the Year

Jason Atherton, Pollen Street Social
Angela Hartnett, Murano
Simon Mullins and Ben Tish, Salt Yard
Karam Sethi, Gymkhana Restaurants

Independent Hotel…

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Coppa returns to Hackney rooftops for Summer

Coppa, the rooftop restaurant by the people behind Lardo was a big hit last summer, so it's great news to hear that it's returning next month.

They'll be housed on the roof of the Hothouse building overlooking London Fields and will be seating 200 people - therefore becoming one of the largest open-air dining rooms in London. It'll serve a southern Italian inspired menu from Head Chef Ch…

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