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Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts leaves Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck group after 20 years

It's all change at the Fat Duck Group in 2020 following an announcement on New Year's Day by their executive head chef of Dinner at Heston, Ashley Palmer-Watts that he was leaving.

Posting on social, the chef at the two Michelin-star restaurant said: "After 20 incredible years, it is time for me to move on from Bray for a new chapter and to take on fresh challenges. I will initially be spending s…

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Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old Robuchon site on West Street

New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.…

Read more: Louie sees top US chef Slade Rushing and Paris Society opening on the old Robuchon site on West Street

Din Tai Fung brings their dumplings to Centre Point

After launching to huge fanfare in Covent Garden, a second Din Tai Fung was always on the cards. Now they're taking over the space that used to be Vivi at Centre Point where you can get more of their amazing xiaolongbao.…

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Recent restaurant closures in London

Here at Hot Dinners we mainly focus on the hottest restaurants in town, as well as new openings. But the London restaurant scene is ever-changing and that means some restaurants fall to the wayside. With that in mind, we're keeping track of the notable restaurants that London has lost over the past year.…

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Pizza Pilgrims Victoria will be an immersive journey through Italy

Brothers James and Thom are drawing on the Italian journey they made before opening their first pizzeria to inspire the design of their 12th restaurant.…

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Club Mexicana Taqueria brings vegan tacos & more to Soho

After pop-ups and residencies across London, Club Mexicana are bringing their vegan Mexican food to Kingly Court. …

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Sessions Arts Club is opening in a restored Grade II courthouse in Clerkenwell

It's early news on this one - but we hear that Clerkenwell is getting a promising new restaurant in 2020. It sees painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John) and architect Russell Potter (SODA) restoring an old Grade II courthouse for a mix of a creative studio and a restaurant with bar.

The building has already been partly restored…

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Blacklock's fourth restaurant will be on Covent Garden's Henrietta Street

Good news for the many, MANY fans of Blacklock. The chops purveyors are expanding their group again.

They've set their sights on Covent Garden for their fourth restaurant. According to industry website Big Hospitality, Henrietta Street is where they're looking. If that's the case, they'll be looking at stiff competition with Flat Iron on the same street also going for the carnivore market.

We'll…

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Russell Crowe is writing and starring in a Marco Pierre White biopic

It's a plot you couldn't make up if you tried. But former hellraiser chef Marco Pierre White apparently has a major movie being made about his life.

The chef was talking to Irish newspaper the Sunday Independent this weekend when he mentioned that Ridley Scott is behind a biopic based on his life and that A-lister Russell Crowe would be playing him.

"I have just signed the deal," Marco told the p…

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Patri is bringing its next New Delhi train-inspired restaurant to Ealing

They're big in Hammersmith and Northfields and now Patri is coming to Ealing. There will be a mix of home-style Indian meat and veg/vegan dishes, all served up in a mock train setting. …

Read more: Patri is bringing its next New Delhi train-inspired restaurant to Ealing

Million Pound Menu's Jay Morjaria is previewing dishes from JAE at Hovarda

Ever since featuring on My Million Pound Menu, chef Jay Morjaria's plant-based food has been in demand. Now the chef, who is currently working on plans to open his own standalone restaurant JAE, will be previewing dishes from that restaurant in Soho.

For January Jay will be taking over the kitchens at Hovarda every lunchtime. His completely vegan, East Asian menu will include dishes like:

  • Chicor…

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The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a new restaurant and bar in a Lloyd Webber/Caring team-up

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that. …

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Mozzasando is Alan Yau's sando bar in South Kensington

It truly is the time of the sando. We've had the trailblazers Ta Ta Eatery (and Tou) and recently seen the opening of Yatai at Market Hall - and now it's the turn of restaurateur Alan Yau. 

He's teamed up with mozzarella restaurant Obica to launch a new sando shop, Mozzasando in South Kensington (where Obica once was). If you've somehow missed out on the sando craze, it all comes from the Ja…

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Mio Yatai Japanese street food restaurant opens on Broadway Market

Just before the Christmas break, a new Japanese street food restaurant has landed on Broadway Market.…

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Muse sees Tom Aikens return to fine dining in Belgravia - update

Chef Tom Aikens has been out of the fine dining game for a while, but his new Belgravia restaurant seems him return to that with a tasting menu inspired by his life so far.…

Read more: Muse sees Tom Aikens return to fine dining in Belgravia - update

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