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Harrods opens a shop dedicated to truffles

We rather like the sound of the latest shop that's opened in the Harrods Food Hall, The Truffle Shop, which is - as you might expect - dedicated to all things truffle.

As well as whole truffles (of course) they'll be preparing a range of dishes for you to take away...

  • Starters including whole baked black truffle, wrapped in streaky bacon and puff pastry with truffle cream and Périgord sauce
  • Main…

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Luppolo neighbourhood pizzeria opening in Wanstead

From the folk behind the Lauriston in Victoria Park, comes Luppolo, a neighbourhood pizzeria with a focus on craft beer.

Luppolo, which means hops in Italian, will serve up stone baked pizza with toppings either made in house or sourced from Italy. There'll also be cured meat and cheese boards on offer too.

Probably the biggest emphasis is on the beer offering. They'll have their own Luppolo Pale…

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Bocaface launches December supper club

Previously seen at Kerb, another street food vendor is setting up inside for December, as Bocaface runs a series of Spanish supperclubs with Black Vanilla in Greenwich throughout December.

They'll have a special five course menu which will combine some of the spanish dishes Bocaface is known for alongside new dishes and something from Black Vanilla themselves. The menu is:

  • Fiambres Variados: A s…

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HOTBOX first permanent restaurant to be in Spitalfields

Updated 1/12/14 with soft launch details.

Is there room in East London for more cue? Seems so as HOTBOX prepares to open there this winter.…


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Stuff We Liked - croissant cupcakes, Scotch Whisky, cheese hampers and more...

It's time again for another round of Stuff We Liked - a general round-up of the things we've been talking about on TwitterInstagram, facebook and more. This week was a great chance for us to get stuck into some Christmas goodies, among other things...…

Read more: Stuff We Liked - croissant cupcakes, Scotch Whisky, cheese hampers and more...

Fraq's Lobster Shack imports East Coast cuisine to Goodge Street

Updated 1/12/14 with menu details

It's all about lobster in Fitzrovia this week with two crustacean-focused restaurants opening in that area within weeks of each other. We've already written about Lobster Kitchen on Great Russell Street, now we're hearing that Fraq’s Lobster Shack will be opening on Goodge Street.

Fraq's is a small (30-seater) eat in and takeout restaurant with a brief menu featur…

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King's Cross is getting an udon specialist noodle restaurant Den

Ramen? That's so last week. It's all about the udon with Den specialist udon dish restaurant opening up in King's Cross…

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Portland all day restaurant brings together talents from Quality Chop House, 10 Greek Street and In De Wulf

Good news for anyone working at the BBC as restaurant folk Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau unveil their first joint project, a restaurant called Portland due to open in January. Will is one of the team behind The Quality Chop House and Daniel was previous at 10 Greek Street. Situated, as you might expect from the name on 113 Great Portland Street, Portland takes over an old clothes show-room and…

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Goodman to shake up London's seafood scene with Rex and Mariano in Soho

Updated 28/11 with soft launch details.

The people behind Goodman (some of London's best steak restaurants) seem to like shaking up the London restaurant scene every now and again. They've certainly done that with Burger and Lobster and are now turning their attention to London's seafood scene with the launch of their next restaurant, Rex and Mariano. Hot Dinners spoke with them to find out what…

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Ceru Mediterranean restaurant launching five month pop-up in Fitzrovia

A new Mediterranean restaurant is coming to Fitzrovia courtesy of Barry Hilton (previously at Black & Blue and Yalla Yalla) and Stephen Gee (who's currently chairman of Carluccios, Gaucho , Busaba Eathai & Iberica).

Ceru has previously popped up at the Brighton and Henley Regatta and now they're settling down for a five month period, just north of Oxford Street. Executive chef Tom Kime is…

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