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Piers Adam and Scott Hallsworth team up for Ramusake on the Old Brompton Road

Residents of Kensington and Chelsea will no longer have to bother having to head across town to East London if club owner Piers Adam has his way.

Adam (Whisky Mist and Mahiki) has teamed up with Kurobuta's Scott Hallsworth to open Ramusake to bring "the underground speakeasy vibe of New York's East Village" to a basement restaurant and bar on the Old Brompton Road.

Basing the food on the izakaya m…

Read more: Piers Adam and Scott Hallsworth team up for Ramusake on the Old Brompton Road

Greenwich Kitchen wine-led restaurant opening on Peninsula Square

Looking for somewhere other than the huge chain restaurant to eat at when you go to the O2? We may have the answer.

Greenwich Kitchen is a new all-day restaurant coming to North Greenwich's Peninsula Square with a strong focus on wine. Its general manager is Alice Bernigaud whose background includes both 28:50 and Bistro Du Vin while their master sommelier Gearoid Devaney has earned his wine strip…

Read more: Greenwich Kitchen wine-led restaurant opening on Peninsula Square

Corbin and King reveal plans for The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont

Updated 18/9/14 with opening date, soft launch details and images

We've written previously about the upcoming opening of Jeremy King and Chris Corbin's first hotel, The Beaumont in Mayfair. The super luxe boutique hotel will be opening in October, but until now little has been known about the food and drink side of things.

The hotel's restaurant will be called The Colony Grill Room and is going to…

Read more: Corbin and King reveal plans for The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont

Novikov launches huge disco ball cocktail

Looking for a drink that announces to the rest of the bar that you are In The House? Well this showpiece of Novikov's new disco cocktail menu certainly fits the bill. Called the "Don't Stop ‘til You Get Enough" it's made of Havana Club Selección de Maestros rum, elderflower, plum & rhubarb bitters and fresh lychee - and then topped up by prosecco or champagne.

It's not made just for one (unle…

Read more: Novikov launches huge disco ball cocktail

St John Bakery coming to Selfridges

If you're a West London fan of the St John Bakery custard doughnuts but can't make it across to Maltby Street as much as you'd like - then there's another option available. The St John Bakery has set up shop in Selfridges for a six month pop-up. Every morning, they'll be shipping over bread, eccles cakes and more from the East London bakery.

And on Saturday they'll be serving some of the finest cu…

Read more: St John Bakery coming to Selfridges

Bone Daddies Kensington brings ramen and hirata buns to Whole Foods Kensington

Bone Daddies is expanding. The ramen restaurants are adding a third site to their portfolio, opening in Whole Foods Kensington in November.

Following on from Bone Daddies and Flesh & Buns, Bone Daddies Kensington will bring the two menus together offering their signature ramen and hirata buns will appear on the same menu.

The new place, with room for 100 diners, will be on the first floor of t…

Read more: Bone Daddies Kensington brings ramen and hirata buns to Whole Foods Kensington

The Cornwall Project wins the 2014 Scotch Egg Challenge

Eating 17 scotch eggs in a single sitting isn't something we ever thought we'd end up doing when we first started Hot Dinners. But last night we were one of the judges at the annual Scotch Egg Challenge which required just such a feat of endurance eating.

Fellow panel members were food blogger Ed Smith from Rocket and Squash, the Guardian's Bob Granleese, Katie Glass from the Sunday Times and rest…

Read more: The Cornwall Project wins the 2014 Scotch Egg Challenge

L'Amorosa opens in Ravenscourt Park run by former Zafferano Head Chef

Having quietly opened its doors in West London, we predict that L'Amorosa is going to get a lot busier over the coming weeks when word gets out about this neighbourhood gem. Key to that is who's in the kitchen, which turns out to be Andy Needham who was Head Chef at Zafferano for 15 years before this.

The space on King Street used to be the cafe Lola & Simón till it was bought out a few months…

Read more: L'Amorosa opens in Ravenscourt Park run by former Zafferano Head Chef

Quo Vadis opens for Sunday lunch with a pudding-focused menu

Here's a date for your diaries. From Sunday 5th October Quo Vadis will be opening for lunch on Sundays.

They'll be putting on a full a la carte menu, with some additional Sunday dishes. But the real focus will be puddings - that's the almond tart pictured above. We hear, from chef Jeremy Lee that it's "been made otherworldy". And if that's not temptation enough, he's thrown down a challenge with…

Read more: Quo Vadis opens for Sunday lunch with a pudding-focused menu

NYC bites, Mission, burgers and more - stuff we've liked this week

Our latest run-down of what we've been up to this week, picking the best from our posts on Twitter and Instagram. This week - a taster of New York, a very fine London burger, MEATbook and more...…

Read more: NYC bites, Mission, burgers and more - stuff we've liked this week

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