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Shad Thames and Covent Garden get a little beach style for the summer

As London creeps towards a more summer clime, two parts of the city are gearing up to greet it beach-style.

Down by Tower Bridge, the Pont de le Tour have redone their outside space, launching it as a 1920s seaside-inspired terrace, complete with crustacean and ceviche bar named Pont Plage.

Officially launching on Tuesday 3rd June, head chef Tom Cook’s summer specials will include crab and crevett…

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1235 Donuts is moving from Columbia Road to the Lockhart

Just when we were thinking of making a trip to Columbia Road to try out Lockhart chef Brad McDonald's doorstop business 1235 Donuts, we hear they're moving the business West.

For a while Brad and his wife Molly have been selling fresh, cream-filled donuts  out of their yellow front door on Hackney’s Columbia Road on Sundays. Now they're stopping that to launch a morning donuts and coffee stat…

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Ox heart and deviled kidneys - Eating with the Chefs on the St John family meal

If you've ever wondered what the chefs and waiters in your favourite restaurant had for their lunch, then a new book out by Phaidon has the answer.

Eating with the Chefs by Per-Anders Jörgensen goes behind the scenes at eighteen of the world's most celebrated restaurants to reveal what the restaurants serve up as their family meals. And better still, features their recipes so you can recreate the…

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Shack Corn Dog hits Shake Shack London for the first time

This, my friends, is the Shack Corn Dog, coming to a Shake Shack near you (OK - so the only one near you in Covent Garden). On for a brief period only, between 23 May and 1 June it's a beef hot dog dipped in spicy Shack-made batter and fried crisp, served with Rick’s Picks Corn. Top it off with a Blueberry Pie, ‘Oh-My’, Concrete. And pretend like you've never heard the word diet before.

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London Wine Sessions 2014 features Sager + Wilde, Lyle's, Mayfields and more

If you love food and you love good wine (who doesn't?), then get your Google Calendars up because we have a red hot event you'll want to diarise. The second Wine Sessions is taking place in Hackney next month. We've had an exclusive look at what's going on and the line-up's REALLY impressive.

Curated by journalist and food writer Sophie Dening and The River Cafe sommelier Emily O'Hare, the Wine Se…

Read more: London Wine Sessions 2014 features Sager + Wilde, Lyle's, Mayfields and more

Chiltern Firehouse is Tatler's Restaurant of the Year 2014

While Hot Dinners were ignoring vertigo and pressing our noses up against the window in the Shangri-La Shard doing the traditional "where's my house?" motions, across town there was another restaurant crowd gathering to see who'd done well at this year's Tatler Restaurant Awards.

The annual gong ceremony - which goes somewhat against the grain - didn't have to try too hard to work out what was goi…

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Shrimpy's outdoor bar and grill opens in King's Cross for summer with Kimchi hotdogs and more

With Summer only just round the corner, Shrimpy's in King's Cross is reopening its terrace and adding something new to the menu too.

They're kicking things off on the concourse with kimchi hotdogs, frozen habanero margaritas, frozen negronis and prosecco - with more to be added throughout the summer. The forecourt doesn't take reeservations, so if things really do heat up - it pays to get there e…

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Wright Bros Soho launch new Surf Boards for speedy lunches

This little beauty is a Surf Board - a new lunchtime offering from Wright Bros Soho. Aimed at those among us who can't skip out for three hour lunches, these combos of seafood, salads and side dishes are a lot more fun than an al desko sarnie. And they're designed to have you in and out in no time.

Choose from: 

  • Char-grilled mackerel, lemon & hazelnut couscous, roasted beetroot sal…

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St John Bakery Rooms to open on Maltby Street

Hot Dinners Exclusive.

One of the great lures of Maltby St Market is getting there early enough to ensure you walk away with a stash of St John's legendary custard doughnuts.

Following the opening of their bakery on Druid Street and a stall on Ropewalk comes news of a sit- down bakery opening there next month. We get the inside scoop.…


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New and upcoming restaurants - May update

It's time for another round up of the movers and shakers on our exhaustive new and upcoming restaurants list.

As you all know, dates are changing all the time and the amount of new restaurants being announced on a weekly basis is showing no sign of slowing down. We update our pages on a regular basis (sometime several times a day) with new (and shifting) dates, new restaurants, soft laun…

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