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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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Natalie Coleman to take over kitchens at Stoke Newington's Dissenting Academy

Update 19/3 - unfortunately, this is no longer happening. The statement from Gavin George, the MD of Laines is as follows: 

"We've been working with Natalie on the development of a menu for the Dissenting Academy for a few weeks and during that time it has become clear that our strategic visions for the pub are not aligned.  After discussing this with Natalie, we have therefore agreed not to conti…

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Friends of Ours neighbourhood cafe on the way to Hoxton

There's a new Antipodean style cafe on the way to Hoxton, coming from the team of Anthony Dyer and Man Wong. We caught up with Anthony Dyer to find out more...

What can you tell us about Friends of Ours?

Our aim is simple - we want to serve delicious house made produce and specialty coffee, seven days a week. We want the cafe to care equally about the standard of its food, as it does its coffee an…

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Wright Bros Kensington on Old Brompton Road will be company's fifth opening

Good news for West London seafood lovers as Wright Bros announce the location of their next restaurant, which will open in South Kensington. They'll be opening on the former site of La Bouchée, on Old Brompton Road.

It's a return to his old stomping ground for head chef Philip Coulter, who has moved over from Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House but was before that at Racine.

What we're look…

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Morada Brindisa Asador comes to Rupert Street, Soho

Updated 16/2 with soft launch details. 

Bringing the finest Spanish food to London's West End: the ever popular Brindisa Tapas Kitchen are opening their latest London restaurant in Soho. Expect a big focus on grilled and roasted meats and fish at their latest.…

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Carl Clarke's Chick n Sours brings fried chicken, sours and Weetabix ice cream to Dalston

He's been popping up all over the place with Disco Bistro but now Carl Clarke is settling down in Dalston with a brand new fried chicken (and sour cocktails) restaurant, Chick n Sours.

Clarke will be back in the kitchen in Dalston too (and in charge of the soundtrack).…

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Chelsea's Cross Keys gets a revamp and a new chef

It's known as the oldest pub in Chelsea (it's been there for 300 years since 1708 but had been empty for a while). But now the Cross Keys is getting a brush-up and a new chef and menu too from their new owners Mark Dyer and Eamonn Manson of The DM Group (who also own Fulham favourite, The Sand's End). 

Apparently the owners are looking for a country pub vibe from the newly restored interiors with…

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Sutton and Sons fish & chip pop-up opens at Boxpark

Starting today, it's National Chip Week and getting things off to a fine start is a new fish & chip pop-up launching in Boxpark today. 

They're best known for their Stoke Newington home, but they'll be setting up shop in Shoreditch's boxpark for a six month stint too. So as with the Stoke Newington menu, you can expect an array of battered and deep fried fish from cod to monkfish all responsi…

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The Fourteenth Colonie brings a Brooklyn style vibe to Clerkenwell

Updated 16/2 with details of soft launch

If you've been wondering what exactly is going to replace Giant Robot on Clerkenwell Road, then let us enlighten you. It's being taken over by a bar and restaurant called The Fourteenth Colonie. We caught up with Paul Garner, MD of Ruth and Robinson, the company behind it, to find out more.

So what's with the name?

It's inspired by our friends in Brooklyn…

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