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Comte choux buns on the menu at Lodge d'Argent

These little balls of cheesy goodness are our first must-have bar snack of 2015. They're the Comte choux buns currently being served up weekday evenings at the Lodge d'Argent. That's the Alpine-dressed terraces at restaurant Coq d'Argent in the City.

Other snacks on Head Chef Damien Rigollet's bar menu include Chestnut buttermilk fried chicken & chips (£9.50), Savoyarde fondue (£8) and Raclett…

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Bibigo Angel to open on the old Naamyaa site at Angel

Korean restaurant Bibigo is coming to Islington. It's taking over the old Alan Yau site Naamyaa on St John Street and will open its doors in the New Year.

There'll be a bar with seating for 28 serving up soju cocktails and Korean street food-style bar snacks. The restaurant itself will have 90 seats and is being designed by Central Design Studio who were responsible for Fifteen and Damson & C…

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The returned McRib inspires others to follow suit...

Earlier this month, the much-loved McDonalds McRib made a return to London. We haven't yet had the chance to try it again (not sure whether we want to risk a chance we'll tarnish childhood memories) but it has inspired a couple of other rib sandwiches to enter the arena.

First up there's the MEATliquor RIBlicker (photo by Paul Winch Furness):

 

This is barbecued pork covered in BBQ sauce, topped…

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Tonkotsu Mare Street will serve up seafood ramen and okonomiyaki

If you were watching Saturday Kitchen this weekend you may have spotted Tonkotsu's executive chef Ken Yamada showcasing his new dish of seafood ramen. As he explains, the dish featuring king prawns, squid and clams is exclusive to their new Hackney restaurant which opens on Mare Street next week.

The seafood ramen joins okonomiyaki as a new dish at Mare Street in addition to the usual Tonkotsu and…

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West Thirty Six grill house hits Golborne Road

Looks like West Londoners are doing pretty well for interesting openings on the food front. In the same week that John Doe (which opened its doors on Golborne Road in October) got a great write up from Jay Rayner in the Observer, we hear that West Thirty Six is about to open its doors on the same road.

The all day grill house and cocktail lounge will offer everything from brunch through to dinner…

Read more: West Thirty Six grill house hits Golborne Road

Kerbisher EC1 fish and chip shop to open on Rosebery Avenue

 

Popular fish and chip chain Kerbisher & Malt has built up a reputation for its food south of the river over the past four years. Now it's expanding to East London with the opening of its fifth shop, on Rosebery Avenue, just off Exmouth Market. The new Kerbisher EC1 is going to be part of a offshoot of the brand - it's smaller and more about takeaway than the existing places and is going to b…

Read more: Kerbisher EC1 fish and chip shop to open on Rosebery Avenue

Murakami sushi and robata grill restaurant set for St Martin's Lane

Murakami is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that is set to open on St Martin's Lane this January. Taking over what used to be Jamie's Wine Bar, Murakami will specialise in sushi, sashimi and dishes from the robata grill. Examples of dishes include:

  • yellowtail carpaccio with chili, ponzu & pickled garlic dressing
  • smoked eel & avocado salad
  • whole seabass with ginger sauce

Running front…

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Haché launch their Sunday Roast burger

Seems there's just enough time to squeeze one more burger story into 2014. This is the Sunday Roast Burger by Haché who have come up with this burger/trad roast mashup. Instead of a bun the meat jus-soaked patty sits between two Yorkshire Puddings with a topping of Dauphinoise potatoes, parsnip and a heap of crispy carrot.

The Sunday Roast burger is available every Sunday at Haché branches across…

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Hot Dinners Readers' favourite new London restaurant of 2014

We've tallied up the votes, over 1000 of them, and are ready to reveal your favourite restaurant (or café in this case) of 2014 - and it's something of a surprise, we have to admit.

Over 230 new and notable restaurants opened in London in 2014, the biggest year yet since we started our new openings list and so it's the widest field that we've had so far.

As for 2014 - The Hot Dinners Readers…

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United Ramen plan one-off New Year's Day ramen hangover cure

Fully intending to have a large night out on New Year's Eve? Maybe you should plan ahead and get yourself a ticket to United Ramen's New Year's Day Ramen Hangover Cure.

On New Year's Day the Islington ramen restaurant will be serving up a special, one-off special bowl of ramen made with barbecue short rib, braised oxtail, fried shredded potato, soy egg and teriyaki pumpkin in a beef & chicken…

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