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Harrods launching Italian truffle lounge Tartufi and Friends with a £75 burger

Harrods have a real thing about truffles at the moment. Not only have they recently opened a truffle shop, they're now expanding their truffle focus to a new restaurant, Tartufi and Friends.

Already with outlets in Milan and Rome, the London branch of the restaurant chain will be launching on the lower ground floor of Harrods. Everything on the menu will have the option of being either with fresh…

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The Glenmorangie Unseen Bar pops up in Soho

Fancy yourself as bit of a whisky connoisseur? You might want to take note of a new one week pop-up coming to Soho. The Glenmorangie Unseen Bar is the first popup from the Scottish distillery where you'll get the chance to try the single malt both on its own and in a range of cocktails.

If you really want to delve deeper, The Glenmorangie Vault, an exclusive room at the back of the pop-up, will se…

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Kentish Town's Bull & Gate to reopen with restaurant and upstairs cocktail bar

If you've been wondering what exactly is going on behind the scenes at the Kentish Town pub the Bull and Gate, we can enlighten you. Hot Dinners caught up with operations manager, Toby Cowan, to find out what to expect when the pub finally reopens in April after being closed for two years.

"The Bull & Gate dates back to 17th Century and following the refurbishment, I believe it will be reinst…

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St John Bakery in Maltby Street to open weekdays too

Probably best known for their custard doughnuts (which are amazing) the St John Bakery near Matlby Street recently expanded to become the St John Bakery Room. But until now, it's only been available to the weekend market goers. But from next week, they're expanding to a mid-week opening too. 

At the bakery, they'll have a regularly changing menu, a new wine list and they're planning some wine din…

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The Mac Factory pops up at the Earlham Street Clubhouse

If you're looking for a weekend mac n cheese fix - this may be what you need. Joining forces with Covent Garden's Earlham Street Clubhouse is the Mac Factory, best known for their mac n cheese street food. They'll be settling into Earlham Street every Saturday night for a month with a range of mac n cheese along with some "Mac" cocktails too.

On the menu is:

  • Nostalgic (v) - A classic blend of mat…

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Maple and Fitz healthy eating and juice bar to open in Fitzrovia

Updated 26/2/15 with opening date

It may be too early to call it a trend, but we're definitely seeing an increase in openings with a more healhy bent. The latest of these is Maple and Fitz, a healthy food and juice bar opening in Fitztrovia.…

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Is this London's hottest pizza?

This, my friends is a pizza that ought to come with a health warning. The Hottest Pizza has just launched at the Mayfair Pizza Company. Made with a fresh tomato and The Rib Man's ‘Christ On A Bike’ hot sauce it's topped with ’Nduja Italian sausage and spicy pork rib. On top of that is a generous sprinkle of dried chilli flakes and smoked jalapeño powder along with mozzarella and fresh scotch bonn…

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Granger and Co comes to King's Cross

In the latest of an influx of restaurants that is continuing to change the King's Cross dining scene oh-so-much for the better, Bill Granger is opening his latest Granger & Co there. He's setting up in one of its newest developments at St Pancras Square on the ground floor of the Stanley building.

He's already had success with Granger & co in nearby Clerkenwell, which we recently visited,…

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Martin Morales to bring Ceviche to Old Street

Updated 24/2 with details of the menu and opening date.

Martin Morales Peruvian takeover of London continues as he brings his second outpost of Ceviche to London (following his opening of Andina last year).

This time he's setting up shop on Old Street, just round the corner from Nightjar and the Three Crowns.…


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Chiltern Firehouse launches new oyster cart by Nuno Mendes in its courtyard

There's a new addition to the ever-hot Chiltern Firehouse for those of you lucky enough to score a reservation/opportunity for star spotting.

Nuno Mendes has just set up a new oyster and champagne cart in the front courtyard. They'll be serving three types of oyster a day, two British and one French. At the moment, Maldon and West Mersea Rock oysters from Essex are on the menu at the moment as we…

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Bistrò by Shot brings food with a French/Italian twist to Parson's Green

Just opened in Parson's Green (and on soft launch till the end of February) is Bistrò by Shot. Here's what you need to know about it.

There's a local team behind it - the folks behind this all day dining space also own Shot Espresso and Ice&Slice in Fulham.

The chef has form: Chef Fabrice Meier comes here via Trinity, The Wild Game Company and One-O-One Knightsbridge.

Breakfast sounds worth a…

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Marco Pierre White to relaunch Wheeler's as a rib room & oyster bar in the City

Early last year, Marco Pierre White sold the St James site of Wheeler's (which is soon being taken over by Chutney Mary) and he's recently revived the brand with a Wheeler's in Camberley. Now it's back in London - but although retaining the St James name, he's opening in the City on Threadneedle Street.

This time he's joining up with the Marriott Autograph hotel, bringing them a Wheeler's Rib Room…

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London Grind on London Bridge will focus on food as well as coffee

Popular coffee chain Grind & Co are expanding south of the river, London Bridge to be exact. Their fourth site, right by Borough Market, will also be the company's first one to place a real emphasis on food.

Before now, you could get light bites in the evening along with your coffee-based cocktails, but London Grind, which will be at 2, London Bridge will have a working kitchen. They'll serve…

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Bleecker St.Burger to open first permanent place in Old Spitalfields Market

Update 19/2/15 with opening details

We are BIG fans of Bleecker St. Burger and have been ever since we first tried their amazing patties at the London Burger Bash. So we're thrilled that the street food traders are opening up a permanent place inside Old Spitalfields Market where the Micha cafe currently is. 

"Southbank was immense," Bleecker St Burger's Liam told Hot Dinners, "it's really excitin…

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Bone broth on the menu at The Wild Game Co pop-up on Charlotte Street

Just the ticket on a blustery day like today, is this so-on-trend-it-hurts bone broth on offer at newly opened Charlotte Street pop-up The Wild Game Co. Made from boiling animal bones for a long period of time with seasonal vegetables. When the bones are boiled long enough, they apparently start to disintegrate, releasing nutrients and proteins like calcium phosphate and collagen.

The bone broth…

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