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Four Legs at the Compton Arms launch their Sunday roast menu

They've already secured a place in the London burger hall of fame, so it'll be interesting to see what Four Legs - the residency at Islington's Compton Arms - do with Sunday Roasts.

Kicking off this weekend, the mains will be:

  • Roast beef with potatoes and Yorkshire pudding
  • Whole/half roast chicken with fries and aioli (for 2-4)
  • Whole John Dory with brown butter and capers (for 2)

That whole roa…

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Claude Bosi brings his own burger to the Bibendum Oyster Bar

 

He already has two Michelin stars to his name at his eponymous restaurant and now Claude Bosi is getting into the burger business. If you were watching Snackmasters on Channel 4 last night, you might have seen him recreating a Burger King Whopper in his own style - and now he's brought that to his Oyster Bar, downstairs at Bibendum. 

The Bosi Burger is an eight-ounce beef patty, topped…

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Gordon Ramsay stealth opens a Bar and Grill on the old Maze Grill space

This new restaurant from Ramsay is replacing the former Maze Grill on Grosvenor Square. This time it's an all-day restaurant where the focus is very much on steak. …

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London chefs win the Best Dressed Irish oyster competition for 2019

Forget the Met Ball or Ascot, clearly the best dressed list you should be much more interested in is the Best Dressed Irish Oyster competition. Hot Dinners headed over to Wright Bros in Battersea yesterday to help judge the third annual event. Following a series of heats, 12 of the UK's top seafood chefs were in London to battle it out for the title.

We joined chef Henry Harris and the wonderfull…

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Zero-waste Silo comes to CRATE Brewery in Hackney after moving from Brighton

One of the pioneers of the zero-waste Douglas McMaster is moving his Silo restaurant from Brighton to the first floor of the CRATE Brewery White Building. He'll be putting that zero-waste ethos into everything in the new restaurant with an ever-changing menu. …

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The AA's Restaurant Guide 2020 adds 27 new London restaurants

The new AA restaurant guide for 2020 is out and London is storming ahead of the rest of the country.

London got 27 new entries in the book (there were 140 new entries in total). The guide contains over 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professional inspectors.

New this year for London are the following restaurants:

  • The Rex Whistler Restaurant, SW1
  • H…

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The Duke of York in Haggerston is reopening - and this time it's all about the booze

Updated 17/10/19 with menu and images

If you've been wondering what's going on at the Duke of York on Downham Street (where the old Beef & Brew was) then let us enlighten you.

It's expected to reopen today under new management. Running the show now is Barworks - the folk behind Mare Street Market, The Well & Bucket and more. Hot Dinners spoke to the company's co-owner Marc Francis-Baum wh…

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The Cheese Bar rounds up some of London's best for Mac n Cheese collabs - inc Polpo, Bleecker, Darby's & more...

They've just launched their cheese conveyor belt and now the Cheese Bar is getting ready for their next event - a Mac and Cheese collaboration with some of London's finest, taking place at their home in Camden. On each of the five days, the guest chefs will come up with their own special mac and cheese - the only rule being that the cheese must be British. 

Here's what's planned:

  • 14th Octob…

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Mac & Wild tempt Liverpool Street workers with a new toastie and sausage roll menu

If you work in or around Liverpool Street, you could of course have your usual sarnie from Pret or Birley for lunch today, but a new tempting alternative has just arrived that you might want to check out.

Mac & Wild in nearby Devonshire Square have opened a Grab and Go section filled with (their words) cheese porn worthy toastie treats.

Key to that is a new Toastie and Sausage Roll menu with…

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Behold the Dishoom Bacon and Egg Naan Pizza Pilgrims pizza

This year has been a big year for Dishoom's iconic bacon naan. First, they decided to supersize it, introducing the Bacon Double Naan in April. Now they've gone one further - teaming up with the chaps at Pizza PIlgrims for a special edition pizza - and it's all in aid of charity.

The Dishoom Bacon and Egg Naan Pizza sounds like a food collab made in heaven. Plus, every time you eat one Pizza Pilg…

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Chelsea is getting a new wine bar as Bottles moves west

Wine bar Bottles goes west. There will still be the selection of Italian dishes matched with their large wine selection - and a hidden private dining room too. …

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Hovarda invites Istanbul's Akali Burger to London for lunchtime burgers

For just one month, Hovarda in Soho is bringing Istanbul's best burger to London as Akali Burger take over the lunch menu. In Istanbul, the restaurant started as a fusion diner and a boutique bakery but slowly became known for serving some of the city's finest burgers. 

Every burger comes in an 80g, 160g or 240g sizes (alas it doesn't look like the 800g size is making it over), and…

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Madrid's Amazonico rainforest restaurant is coming to London - updated

Amazonico is best described as a luxe rainforest-themed restaurant - with a menu that takes in European, Asian and South American cuisines. It's been a big hit in Madrid and is now opening in London. …

Read more: Madrid's Amazonico rainforest restaurant is coming to London - updated

Emile on Curtain Road is a residency by the Drapers Arms' Nick Gibson and chef Damian Clisby

10/10/19 - updated with soft launch details

Well, this is exciting. If you've been wondering who's taking over the site vacated by Rok on Curtain Road, then we have the answer. It's going to be a long term, six-month residency Emile - run by Damian Clisby ex Restaurant Director of Petersham Nurseries, and Nick Gibson, landlord of the Drapers Arms.

In an Instagram post, Gibson revealed that he was…

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Slapfish bring their chowder fries and shrimp tacos to London

A US seafood chain - founded by an award-winning food truck chef from Orange County, California - has landed on the shores of Camden. Slapfish is the brainchild of Andrew Gruel - a chef turned restaurateur, who's fairly well known across the pond as a contestant and judge in shows like Food Truck Face Off (yes - we'd watch that).

The company is all about serving up sustainable seafood - thei…

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