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MEATliquor launches its first Christmas specials with 50% off

Seems like everyone's getting into the Christmas spirit. Even the cool folk at MEATliquor have taken to their festive fryer, launching a specially crafted Christmas menu, available from Monday 24th November (and at 50% off for the first day!)

Christmas specials are the XXXmas burger, a sausage and stuffing patty, topped with roasted turkey, crispy bacon, a drizzle of cranberry sauce and gravy. Th…

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Taste of London Winter 2014 opens at Tobacco Dock

Taste of London’s Winter 2014 extravaganza kicked off last night at Tobacco Dock in East London. The huge venue was fully festive with dozens of Christmas trees and fairy lights galore, and live music playing throughout the night.

Of the restaurants showcasing small samples of their best dishes, the best we tried were:

  • Barbecoa’s Ultimate Burger, served with secret sauce and gruyere which was del…

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Bulgari Hotels open a hot chocolate pop-up bar

Hot Dinners popped down to Knightsbridge last night for the launch of the Bulgari Hotel's pop-up hot chocolate bar. It's taking over the Spirit Room (tucked away off the main hotel bar) and will be selling hot beverages made from chocolate from Alain Ducasse's Paris-based chocolate factory. Each cup contains freshly grated dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids) and milk chocolate which you can mix with…

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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge launch new bar menu with lobster rolls and a steak sarnie

This, my friends, is a picture of just some of the new treats on offer at the bar at Hawksmoor Knightsbridge. They've just launched a new Bar menu. On it, you'll find three burgers, three lobster rolls and a steak sarnie - not to mention various new cocktails exclusive to Knightsbridge.

New to the burger menu is a pork and squid burger (£15 with chips and salad) inspired by "a lightbulb moment wh…

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Kateh Persian restaurant comes to Knightsbridge

Already popular in Maida Vale, Persian restaurant Kateh is opening a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. They'll be serving up a wide range of Persian cooking, seven days a week.…

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Fan Tong

We're liking the sound of Fan Tong which quietly opened its doors in Dalston last week. 

Located close to Dalston Junction Station, the restaurant (its name translates to rice bucket) is serving up mostly Chinese food but, as owner Wai Wan explains "ultimately the menu has no boundaries. Our menu, which changes regularly, will swing from anything to simply grilled king prawns to Italian meatballs…

Read more: Fan Tong "mostly Chinese" restaurant opens in Dalston

The Quo Vadis Cinderella pumpkin turns into free soup for Soho

If you dined at Quo Vadis at any point over the last month you might have spotted the mahoosive pumpkin that adorned the middle of the restaurant. Now the 67 kilo squash is going to be turned into soup for all.

Head Chef Jeremy Lee is hard at work with the “Cinderella pumpkin” turning it into pumpkin soup. And, because of the size, there'll be too much soup for the restaurant so Jeremy and owners…

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Copita Del Mercado bringing Spanish food to Spitalfields

The original Copita in Soho has proven to be a huge hit since it opened, so it's good news for Spitalfields as the same people are opening a second restaurant, Copita Del Mercado, on Wentworth Street.

The new Copita promises to serve larger portions than the original Copita, steering slightly away from the original tapas concept. A look at the menu reveals the following dishes which do sound great…

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Richard Caring to open The Ivy Market Grill on Henrietta Street

Updated 17/10 with exclusive booking information.

Richard Caring's group of restaurants, Caprice Holdings, is expanding with the opening of The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden before Christmas.

The new restaurant will be on Henrietta Street which you may remember used to be a Lloyds Bank and Pizza Hut. Before that it was the original Boulestin restaurant (thanks to Hugh Wright for that tip). An…

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The team behind The Dairy prepare to open The Manor in Clapham

17/11 - Updated with soft launch details.

It's all go for the folk at The Dairy in Clapham. Just days after announcing their plans to expand sideways into the shop next door with The Delicatessen, now we hear that they're opening a second restaurant.

The Manor is a new modern bistro from the team behind the Dairy so that's chef Robin and his wife Sarah and partners Dean Parker and Dan Joines.

Situ…

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