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Crocker's Folly reopens as gastropub in St John's Wood

10/10/14 - Updated with soft launch details.

If you like a bit of history with your pint, then the reopening of Crocker's Folly in St John's Wood will be of interest.

Built in 1898 as the palatial Crown Hotel by entrepreneur Frank Crocker the pub was intended to serve travellers on the Great Central Railway. But when the railway terminus was sited at Marylebone rather than St John's Wood, the mone…

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Night Tales returns to Shoreditch for Winter

A big success last winter, Night Tales is coming back to Shoreditch in November in the run up to Christmas, with lots of street food and bars putting in an appearance.…

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Brunch restaurant Tahini popping up in Kensal Rise

News reaches us of a new pop-up brunch restaurant in Kensal Rise as Tahini gets ready for a two week daytime stint in The Shop in Kensal Rise.

It's being run by Josh Talmud, who was previously at Melrose and Morgan, who is creating a menu based on his experience of brunches in Israel during his travels there. He'll be producing a a meze style brunch combining classic Levantine ingredients and flav…

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London's Artesian Bar wins World's Best Bar for third year in row

So the movers and cocktail shakers of the bar world met in London tonight to hear which of them had secured a place in the World's 50 Best Bars list.

London did extremely well, not least with the number one slot going to Artesian at the Langham Hotel for the third year in a row. That's Head Bartender Alex Kratena's Digidiva pictured right. City Road's Nightjar made it to third place while the Amer…

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Savoy's Beaufort Bar makes their bar menu a pop-up

It's one of life's great pleasures to sit, sipping strong cocktails in opulent surroundings and the Beaufort Bar at the Savoy is right up there with the best of them. But now they've got a new trick to entice folk into their drinking den.

Head Bartender Chris Moore has joined forces with illustrator Joe Wilson to come up with a beautiful new bar menu which takes the form of a limited edition pop-…

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Piccola Cucina Sicilian restaurant to open in Notting Hill

The man behind Assunta Madre brings another of his popular restaurants to town.

This time it's a Sicilian restaurant in Notting Hill that has outposts the world over.…

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The Fat Bear brings Southern American food to the Rising Sun

The latest roaming pop-up to settle down is Southern American cuisine specialists The Fat Bear, who begin a long-term residency at the Rising Sun next week.

You'll have seen them pop-up in Soho before and they'll be at the St Paul's pub into 2015.…

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Trine Hahnemann launches her Scandinavian Baking book with a cake table party

We are only now recovering from what can only be described as a cake coma following the launch party for Trine Hahnemann’s new book, Scandinavian Baking this week. The event was held at the beautiful Danish Church in Regents Park, where the impressive Danish cake table (as seen on Great British Bake Off) was the main focus of the evening.

The huge selection of delicious cakes and biscuits were all…

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Bocca di Lupo, Locatelli and Umu all to pop up at Frieze Masters

Every year Frieze Masters, the contemporary art event in Regent's Park, lines up some top restaurants to entertain potential art buyers. This year they've got a particularly good trio lined up.

Bocca di Lupo's pop-up and cafe

They've already had pop-up success with last year's Bocca in the Park and this year they're at Frieze with two pop-ups. There's Bocca Di Lupo @ Frieze which will overlook the…

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Eric Lanyard's pastry takeover hits Paradise by way of Kensal Green

Popular gastropub The Paradise in Kensal Green has been hosting a series of supper clubs and events by high profile foodies and chefs, and this month, the irrepressible pastry maestro Eric Lanlard will be staging a "dessert takeover". Alongside the regular dinner menu, he's created eight special desserts. Strictly in the interests of research, we went along to try them all.

First up, a chocolate a…

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The Berkeley launch Jimmy Choo Pret a portea

We like to think of ourselves as fashion forward here at Hot Dinners. Which is why we're all over the new Jimmy Choo tea launching at the Berkeley next week.

The new seasonal makeover for the hotel's couture Prêt-à-Portea sees blueberry compotes, vanilla biscuits and salted caramel cakes as part of their first collaboration with luxury fashion brand Jimmy Choo.

For one week only all the biscuits…

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Le Chalet sets up for Winter on the Selfridges rooftop

Throughout Summer, the Selfridges rooftop has been a BBQ hotspot with the Q on the Roof pop-up. But with BBQing season drawing to a close (outside, anyway) Selfridges has joined up with Des McDonald (also behind Q) to launch the winter themed Le Chalet.

This time, the roof is being transformed into the look of a traditional ski chalet - which means lots of wintry ferns and timber branches through…

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Tonkotsu ramen bar to open at Selfridges

Selfridges continues to forge ahead in terms of its food and drink offering with the news this week that Tonkotsu will be opening a brand new site there this week.

Why is this such good news? Well the ramen's pretty darned good, even hard-to-please Jay Rayner referred to it as being “what greed is for”. And, if you're already a fan of their Soho or Haggerston branches, then you'll be interested to…

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Som Saa: Ex-Nahm chef launches residency at Climpson's Arch

The past few years have definitely proven that there is no set path to follow when opening a restaurant. A preferred option now for restaurateurs in waiting is to run a series of events which allows for the testing of dishes to gain valuable feedback ahead of opening their doors. In the case of Som Saa, this is exactly what the owners have in mind.

Headed by Andy Oliver, an ex-Nahm Chef and Tom Ge…

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Contemporary Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye comes to Westbourne Grove

A new Danish restaurant is coming to the Westbourne Grove area as Snaps & Rye. Expect a very Danish, contemporary all-day menu.…

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