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MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman cooks local for East Village

London's locally produced food and drink industry has grown at an impressive rate over the last few years as the trend towards 'locavorism' has seemingly hit its peak. Nowhere is this truer than in East London, a place which seems to be overflowing with home grown talent and retailers such as the recently opened World of Zing.

Natalie Coleman, winner of MasterChef 2013 and East End native is a pri…

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Seamus Mullen's Mondrian restaurant is named Sea Containers, plus menu and cocktail details revealed

Updated 10/9/14 with booking details

The restaurant and bar at the new Mondrian Hotel in the iconic Sea Containers building on the South Bank both promise to be among the biggest openings of Autumn. We reported on the announcement earlier this year and now more details about Seamus Mullen's restaurant, which is to be called Sea Containers, have been released. 

Working with Executive chef Luke Raym…

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Artist Residence brings Brighton's 64 Degrees to London

9/9/14 - updated with launch date and menu details

This September, boutique hotel Artist Residence (already in Brighton and Penzance) is coming to London. 

It'll be in Pimlico, a short walk from Victoria and they'll be bringing Brighton's 64 Degrees with them as the hotel's restaurant. The small plates restaurant has been getting rave reviews down there, so it should get a great reception in London too.…

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Rita's to open Night Elm bar downstairs

It's been almost a year since Rita's Bar and Dining opened up its permanent spot in Hackney, which we loved. Now they're opening up the space in the basement, previously kept back for private events, as a new bar Night Elm.

They're viewing the bar as "a return to our pop-up days" being close in spirit to the original Rita's at Birthdays. We caught up with Rita's Missy Flynn to find out more...

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Wahaca Great Portland St opens with a new Mexican breakfast menu

West End workers looking for something different to kickstart their day should take note of the new Wahaca opening on Great Portland Street this week.

On the menu will be no less than three varieties of Mexican Baked Eggs (pictured here); with a choice of roast tomato and chipotle, tomatillo crème fraiche or refried beans with chargrilled British chorizo (all priced at £6).

Other dishes will inclu…

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Shady crispy cheeseburger is Byron's latest special

Back from your hols and feeling blue? Why not chase away the Autumn doldrums with the rather fine new special at Byron? The Shady was inspired by the classic cheeseburgers at the iconic Shady Glen diner, near New Haven, Connecticut. It features a 6oz patty, a double dose of cheese – some crunchy, some melting – and, for the toppings, sour pickle relish, finely-diced white onion, and ketchup. (£9.…

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Bethnal Green's Corner Room appoints new Head Chef John Christie

Months after Lee Westcott took over the two restaurants at the Town Hall Hotel from Nuno Mendes comes news that he's appointed a Head Chef to take over the Corner Room. This is the more casual restaurant at the hotel, tucked upstairs in - you've guessed it - a corner of the hotel.

John Christie will be in charge of the restaurant and his CV is impressive - Christie comes here via Kinaird House Hot…

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Goats, cows, lamb and more as the chefs gather for Meatopia 2014

The second edition of Meatopia proved without a doubt that meat is still well and truly on the menu for Londoners.

Thousands of carnivorous revellers poured into Tobacco Docks yesterday to see the who's who of the UK meat restaurant scene and experience a day of meat related festivities, presided over by some of the world's top talent.

Hot Dinners had a very good look around and we've chosen a few…

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Krug & Krustacean by the river - London's latest high-end pop-up

On the eve of a trip to New York, what better way to say goodbye to London than a glass of excellent champagne on the banks of the Thames? That's where Hot Dinners found ourselves last night, enjoying the last of the summer sun on the South Bank at the launch of Krug & Krustacean.

This high end pop up is a collaboration between Krug champagne and Beast restaurant. For just a few more days (un…

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YBFs 2014 winners announced

The cream of a new crop of foodies were in town last night for the unveiling of the YBFs 2014 (that's Young British Foodies in case you were wondering).

Chloe Scott Moncrieff, food journalist and one of the awards three founders extolled the virtues of this year's winners, ranging from "ballsy butchers" to new chefs. This year's event was held at Tate Britain where a crowd gathered to try an impre…

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