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LA's Eggslut is opening on London's Portobello Road

 

Eggslut are VERY popular in various West Coast of the US incarnations and now they're opening in London on Portobello Road. Expect a variety of eggs in buns all day long. 

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The Depot will be Kidbrooke Village's all day dining pub

Huge new Greenwich housing development, Kidbrooke Village is about to get its first pub. Young's are opening The Depot this week and it's what they're describing as an "all-day dining community pub". This is the second time the pub company have teamed up with developers Berkley Homes. They opened The Naturalist at Woodberry Down up at Manor House last summer.

The Depot will be somewhere to work d…

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Santa Nata is opening two custard tart bakeries in Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a little short of Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts), now that I Love Nata has closed on Endell Street - but another big player is about to join the scene. Santa Nata is opening not one, but two sites in Covent Garden this spring. It's run by a family of second-generation bakers who have been perfecting their recipe, so we'll be expecting something pretty good from them.&n…

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Kitchen FM take over Crispin in Spitalfields for a two week residency

A two week residency, kicking off in Spitalfields tomorrow, sounds worthy of your attention. Kitchen FM is two chefs French-born chefs Fabien Spagnolo and Max Truel. The pair both used to work at Frenchie Covent Garden and Pollen Street Social and most recently were The Corner Room and Stem. They'll be taking over the kitchens at Crispin in Spitalfields for a fortnight, serving up a series of sma…

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'O ver pizza is coming to St James's Market

They've been a big hit at London Bridge, and now 'O ver are bringing their pizzas to St James's Market…

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Martha's is bringing American food, jazz and drag to Soho

Taking over the spot once held by Jackson And Rye, this is a retro-styled restaurant with American food and revue acts. …

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Kith Treats cereal bar comes to London at Selfridges with soft-serve, milkshakes and more...

 

From today, London is getting a new cereal bar - but this is no Cereal Killer. This much more high-end approach is linking in with the launch of NYC's top fashion brand Kith, who have opened a store inside the Selfridges menswear department. And they've brought over the much-loved Kith Treats from New York too. 

Kith Treats is all about cereal (the founder of Kith is a r…

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Mother Flipper are popping up with their burgers in Brockley for a month

London truly does have some great burgers at the moment - and Mother Flipper are clearly up there among the best. But if you've missed them at their various street food market appearances - or are just on the lookout for a really great burger - then you'll want to head down to Brockley. While they've been a fixture on the market there, now they're heading inside, taking up a residency for th…

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Jason Atherton teams up with Ben Tish for his latest pizza

Jason Atherton has been regularly teaming up with some big-name chefs for his special pizzas in Victoria's Hai Cenato (including Massimo Bottura, Tom Brown, Clare Smyth and Paul Ainsworth). And that's continuing in April as he brings in Ben Tish - who's gearing up to open Sicilian restaurant Norma later in the year. 

They've created this latest collaboration to reflect the Sicilian flav…

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Casa Fofo sees ex-Pidgin chef open in Hackney

 

The former Head Chef of Pidgin has moved about half a mile north in Hackney to open this neighbourhood spot with tasting menus, natural wine list and snacks.…

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Pret have just unveiled a massive new menu - here's what's on it

With so many Londoners flooding through their doors every day, any change to Pret's menu is kind of a big deal.

Today the chain revealed their biggest new menu in their 33 year history. Driven by what their customers are asking for, the new menu features - as you might expect - more veggie and vegan options. But it's also going to see more products available throughout the day. So when you f…

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BAO Borough has new bao buns, a grab and go hatch AND a karaoke room

BAO will be opening their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different.…

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Will The Tulip tower host the highest restaurant in London?

Although they can occasionally be a bit hit and miss, at Hot Dinners we do love a bit of high-rise dining from time to time. So we look with interest at the new skyscraper that's coming London's way. In keeping with London's somewhat esoteric approach to high-rise, following the Shard, The Walkie Talkie, The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater - we now have The Tulip. 

The new tower has just been a…

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Caravan teams up with cooks and writers for some rather special pastries

What's better than a lovely, flakey pastry with a proper cup of coffee in the morning? Well how about one given a bit of a spin by three top food writers and cooks?

That's the deal at Caravan Fitzrovia which has just kicked off a three month pastry push. Their first team-up is with blogger and cookbook author Ed Smith, aka Rocket & Squash whose Pain au ‘Nduja - a pain au chocolat made from ‘Nduja…

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Gold on Portobello Road will be a four floor food palace with a late bar

Notting Hill's food credentials are boosted by a restaurant and bar team that comes via the River Cafe and Soho House to take over this old pub. They'll be serving up sharing plates, cooked over fire or in a wood-burning oven. …

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