Latest news

Latest news

Dishoom are delivering a bacon naan kit

When Dishoom opened again for delivery, we noticed the curious absence of the mighty bacon naan. The main reason for this is simply that it doesn't travel well - so they've found a way around this. Behold - the bacon naan kit!

The kit contains everything you need to start the day well by creating two freshly baked bacon naan rolls. Each kit has smoked streaky bacon from Ramsay of Carluk…

Read more: Dishoom are delivering a bacon naan kit

Indian Accent is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus lockdown

As many restaurants in London get ready to reopen - with the proposed 4 July date approaching fast - we're starting to hear more and more about the restaurants that didn't survive the lockdown. The latest to add to these is the acclaimed Indian Accent. The news was announced on their website, saying:

This difficult decision was made as a last resort after carefully considering all the factors in…

Read more: Indian Accent is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus lockdown

Yard Sale and Mangal II team up for a kebab/pizza mash-up

If you've ever been stuck wondering whether you fancied a pizza or a kebab more - then the answer is simple. You need Yard Sale's latest collaboration which allows you to have both at the same time! 

The pizza group have teamed up with Dalston institution Mangal II for The Mangoal II. As the name suggests, the collaboration was going to be to celebrate Euro 2020 - but now it's celebrati…

Read more: Yard Sale and Mangal II team up for a kebab/pizza mash-up

Daniel Humm adds his EMP lobster boil to Davies and Brook's delivery menu

Having bounced back to life with the fried chicken box that everyone wants to try, now Claridge's restaurant Davies and Brook is expanding its delivery menu.

New this week is a Louisiana-inspired Lobster & Shrimp boil box which, they say, is "an evolution of a dish we premiered at Eleven Madison Park."

The original dish was devised by chef Daniel Humm for EMP's Hamptons pop-up back in 2017. B…

Read more: Daniel Humm adds his EMP lobster boil to Davies and Brook's delivery menu

Cocorico is Cocotte's new breakfast and lunch spin-off

With so many Londoners continuing to work from home, it makes sense for restaurants to look at the the breakfast and lunch delivery market. So that's what rotisserie chicken folk Cocotte are doing with their new launch this week.

The group have brought out a new offering, Cocorico, which is all about breakfast dishes and sandwiches. It's available from the Cocotte kitchen in Parsons Green now and…

Read more: Cocorico is Cocotte's new breakfast and lunch spin-off

Le Caprice is closing after 38 years in business

Another casualty of the pandemic/lockdown was revealed at the weekend, with the news that Le Caprice is to close. Once again, Bloomberg's Richard Vines was first with the news.…

Read more: Le Caprice is closing after 38 years in business

Phil Howard's Elystan Street, Kitchen W8, and Church Road combine for a delivery service

Phil Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas co-own three very popular restaurants across west and south London - Elystan Street, Kitchen W8, and Church Road. Rather than open each restaurant, for the moment they're all uniting under one roof at Elystan Street and are delivering to the areas surrounding the three restaurants.

Phil Howard is cooking and Kitchen W8's Mark Kempson is joining him in the…

Read more: Phil Howard's Elystan Street, Kitchen W8, and Church Road combine for a delivery service

Dusty Knuckle now have a Breadmobile selling sourdough and more across London

Necessity is the mother of invention and, if needing to get your bread out to eager customers who can't make it to your actual bakery isn't a necessity, then we don't know what is.

That's why Dalston-based Dusty Knuckle have come up with this wheeze - the Breadmobile. Using an old milk float, they're currently touring North and East London during the week. From the Breadmobile they're sellin…

Read more: Dusty Knuckle now have a Breadmobile selling sourdough and more across London

Chin Chin puts their nitro to use with ice cream by post

We've seen plenty of ice cream sent by Deliveroo or UberEats, knowing that a tub can take a 20-minute trip without melting. But we definitely didn't think it was possible to put a tub of ice cream in the post. But now Chin Chin are here to prove us wrong. 

They'll be using their liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream, which means that it can stay cold for up to 32 hours, more than enough ti…

Read more: Chin Chin puts their nitro to use with ice cream by post

Trullo opens a deli next door to their Islington restaurant

We've known for some time, well before the lockdown, that Islington's Trullo (sister restaurant to Padella) had bought the shop next door. It's been kept empty for a while - but now we finally have some info on what's being planned, just as they've reached their 10th birthday. 

Now they've unveiled the Trullo deli. We're told to expect "all the things you love about Trullo for you to take ho…

Read more: Trullo opens a deli next door to their Islington restaurant

Sidechick sees Patty & Bun step into the roast chicken business

First we had Coqfighter opening a beef burger space, Good Burger. Then we had Honest Burgers moving into the chicken space with Honest Chicken. Now a third restaurant group has announced a sideways step.

Patty & Bun have just opened their delivery spot Sidechick. Here it's all about butterflied and marinated roast chicken. The birds in question are corn-fed and come from top butcher HG Walter…

Read more: Sidechick sees Patty & Bun step into the roast chicken business

Levan launches takeaway in Peckham, with popular restaurant dishes on the menu

They only managed to open their new restaurant Larry's for a few days before lockdown hit, but the people behind Levan are bouncing back in Peckham with a new at-home venture, Levan to Go.

They're introducing a weekly changing seasonal a la carte menu that will pick from some of their most popular dishes, and will include:

  • Smoked cod’s roe, fennel and radish; Chicken liver parfait crostini
  • Caram…

Read more: Levan launches takeaway in Peckham, with popular restaurant dishes on the menu

Bears at the Pavilion will be dishing out Icelandic soft serve on Brook Green

Popular West London ice-cream sellers Bears Parlour is opening its second outlet this weekend - a kiosk on Brook Green.

Run by Phil Harrison, former head chef at the much-respected Anglesea Arms gastropub, and his partner Vera Thordadottir, they've made quite the name for themselves with their Icelandic soft serve.

Seasonal ice-cream flavours include things like Salted Pumpkin Seed Nougat or Blue…

Read more: Bears at the Pavilion will be dishing out Icelandic soft serve on Brook Green

Chefs at home - what London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown

Over the many long weeks we've been in lockdown (wait - is that still actually on?) we've really enjoyed bringing you our weekly roundup of what London's chefs have been making for themselves at home.…

Read more: Chefs at home - what London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown

Corbin & King deliver with Home Dining, featuring dishes from The Wolseley, Fischer's, Soutine and more

While we're waiting for news on when we'll be able to visit their restaurants again, Corbin and King have kicked off their new Home Dining delivery service. And rather than attempting a different service for each restaurant, they've centralised it all, so you'll be able to get the best from all their restaurants in one order. That includes Manzi's. which hasn't even opened yet. …

Read more: Corbin & King deliver with Home Dining, featuring dishes from The Wolseley, Fischer's, Soutine and more

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive