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Duck & Waffle celebrates two years (and a cookbook) at the top of the City

High-rise dining in London has come a long way in the past few years and the restaurant that is arguably still leading the way is Duck & Waffle, with chef Daniel Doherty at the helm. It just celebrated its second birthday as well as launching Dan's first cookbook, which provided us with a great opportunity to go back and see what's currently on offer 40 floors above Bishopsgate.

You can see t…

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Alain Ducasse protégé takes over The Grill at the Dorchester

It had been long rumoured that Alain Ducasse was expanding his empire at the Dorchester and taking over their Grill Room, and today more details became clear.

The Grill at the Dorchester will be run by Ducasse protégé Christophe Marleix who is in the kitchen as Head Chef. Marleix comes here from Ducasse's restaurant at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris. 

The new menu will focus heavily on grill fa…

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The Dairy in Clapham expands with The Delicatessen

The Dairy in Clapham is easily one of the most raved about restaurants in London by "people in the know" and was also thought to be one of the biggest omissions in this year's crop of new Michelin stars. If you haven't been to visit, then get down there now.

And if you have been, then there's one more reason to go back as they prepare to launch The Delicatessen.…

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Massimo Bottura to cook at The Connaught for one night only

His restaurant in Modena has twice ranked as No 3 in the World's 50 Best Restaurants List and for one night only, Londoners have a chance to try Massimo Bottura's cooking in London.

Bottura and his team have been invited into The Connaught where Helene Darroze has given over the kitchen to them. They'll be serving up an eight-course menu comprising of the chef's favourite historical dishes from Os…

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Ex Real Greek founder bringing The Greek Larder to King's Cross

Updated 23/10 with the confirmed opening date.

The next year promises to be a big one for King's Cross. Many new office blocks are about to open there and alongside those, plenty of space for brand new restaurants. And one of those will be the new Greek Larder coming from Real Greek founder Theodore Kyriakou.…


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The Blues Kitchen puts moose, bison and alligator on the menu

Compared to a few years ago, it’s easy enough to find a great burger or posh fried chicken in London these days. But what if you’re craving something a little different, say a Python burger? Not so easy to come by.

BBQ restaurant the Blues Kitchen wants to change all that, however, with the launch of its Carnivore Club series. It launched yesterday and will run for three more consecutive Tuesdays…

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Old Tom & English brings English sharing plates to Wardour Street

Forget No Reservations, a new Soho restaurant opening on Wardour Street is boasting that it's reservations-only. Here's what you need to know about Old Tom & English…

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Lobster Kitchen to launch in Fitzrovia

It seems that London can't get enough of lobster at the moment - with a new lobster restaurant heading to Fitzrovia next month.

Lobster Kitchen is co-founded by Abigail Tan and Valeria Cinaglia and, as you might imagine, is focused around lobster every which way. There are a selection of lobster rolls, from garlic and parsley butter to sweet chilli with a spicy fish sauce. Lobster mac n’ cheese is…

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Roka Aldwych takes over Aldwych House as the chain's largest restaurant to date

Updated 20/10/14 with opening date and reservations information

It's a big year for Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker's Roka micro-chain. In Spring, they opened their smallest restaurarnt Roka Mayfair, now they're about to fling open the doors on their largest venture, Roka Aldwych.

The newest restaurant will have room for 160 people and unlike their other venues will be all on one floor. Hot Dinners…

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The Ledbury and Rasoi make the Top 10 in this year's Sunday Times Restaurant List

The annual Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants is out today and, from a London perspective, the news is that it's the first list where fewer than half (47) are London establishments. The list, drawn up in partnership with Hardens, is an interesting one - The Ledbury is London's highest entry at 4 while the only other London restaurant to merit a top 10 place is Rasoi in Chelsea.

Presumably it reflect…

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Tom Sellers to open The Lickfold Inn in Sussex

His Bermondsey restaurant Story made headlines when it won its first Michelin star just five months after opening. And now chef Tom Sellers is hoping to take that excitement out to the country with the opening of his first pub.

Sellers has taken over The Lickfold Inn, near Petworth, in West Sussex, and will reopen it at the end of November 2014.

"I want to bring back The Lickfold with big impact,"…

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Nigella, The Ledbury and Sabrina Ghayour among winners of The OFM Awards 2014

London was party central last night. Across town from the Evening Standard's Influentials party, another key date in the foodie diary, the Observer Food Monthly Awards were taking place.

As ever, pretty much everyone you could imagine was at it - newly Michelin-starred chef James Knappett and his wife Sandia, Fergus Henderson's right hand man Trevor Gulliver, the Clove Club crew, chef Bruno Loubet…

Read more: Nigella, The Ledbury and Sabrina Ghayour among winners of The OFM Awards 2014

Evening Standard reveal their most infuential Tastemakers list

For the last few years, Hot Dinners has been rather chuffed to have been picked by the Evening Standard as one of their 1000 most influential folk in London. But no longer (sob).

This year's list is out and while we didn't make the cut, many of our friends and fellow foodies did. So in best Oscar also-ran fashion, we're putting on our 'no, honestly we're delighted for you' faces.

Here's who the St…

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MEATliquor to team up with Pizarro and Bone Daddies for special burgers

In case it's escaped your notice, the team behind MEATliquor have just released their first book. We have to say it's quite an impressive tome, steering well away from your average cookbook, taking in the history from the wagon to where they are now, debates on no-bookings policies and more. And fitting in plenty of talk of booze and hangovers too. And recipes. It's well worth getting your hands o…

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Preview for the inaugural Brixton Flavours food festival

Brixton is already a London favourite when it comes to eating out, brimming with fairylit wine bars, cosy pubs and a massive array of rough-n-ready or slightly more upscale restaurants, sheltered under the canopy of trendy Brixton Village.

But if you're still not convinced, Sunday 26 October will see the first Brixton Flavours, a day-long food festival to celebrate the hefty selection of worldwide…

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