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New Turkish kitchen The Mantl opens in Knightsbridge

The Mantl is offering up a modern take on Turkish cuisine in the heart of Knightsbridge.

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Secret Samosa Club are back with bangers 'n mash samosas

 

Earlier this year, Canadian Rick Matharu's Secret Samosa Club popped up in Borough with their cheeseburger samosa and now he's back with another new creation for their latest pop-up (and for a much longer run) in Dalston. And yes, he's converted the British institution bangers 'n mash into a samosa.

But the bangers aren't the only samosas that are on offer. Also on offer (as well as a…

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The Arches is Bethnal's Green's newest eating and drinking quarter

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The development of East London's railway arches into places to eat and drink (as opposed to get your car fixed) continues apace with the latest section by Bethnal Green opening over the bank holiday weekend.

The Arches at Malcolm Place currently features three places to eat or drink. We Are Tap Room say they're serving up the best of East London’s breweries on 24 taps. The…

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Fugitive Motel in Bethnal Green will mix co-working with coffee, beer and pizza

Two former musicians have joined forces to open this East London all day space with a focus on craft beer and sourdough pizzas.…

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El Pirata in Mayfair celebrates 25 years in London with a 25 year old menu

Here at Hot Dinners, we do write a lot about brand new restaurants opening in London - but it's just as important to celebrate the stalwarts of the scene. And El Pirata in Mayfair, which is about to reach its 25th year in business, is definitely one of those. They're even saying they'll have served 6 million tapas dishes by the time of the anniversary. 

And the Spanish tapas restaurant…

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Masterchef finalist Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat pops up with Crab Anatomy in London's Belsize Park

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He went down a storm as a MasterChef finalist, now Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat is back throwing what sounds to be an unmissable popup in London. Crab Anatomy which, he says merges his medical science knowledge and cooking ability.

He'll be using freshly caught Cornish Crab from Rob Wing in St Mawes in a variety of ways. "It’s always been my dream to combine the best of Briti…

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Atul Kochhar is doing a chicken tikka pizza for Manifesto Pizza

In a move that's bound to make folk like Aldo Zilli need a long sit down, pizzeria Manifesto in Battersea is bringing in Atul Kocchar for their next guest chef pizza.

Atul’s Chicken Tikka Pizza will feature his spicy karahi sauce, chicken tikka, red, green and yellow peppers and fresh coriander.

Manifesto’s founder Vittorio Maschio says he's "thrilled with Atul’s take... he’s an amazing chef, an…

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A three course dessert-only restaurant is popping up at the Angel Islington

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If you prefer dessert over any other course - then a pop-up coming to Islington will be right up your street. The Whisk Dessert Bar features a three-course dessert tasting menu, swapping out all the savoury dishes for sweet. Chef Simon Jenkins was Executive Pastry Chef at Marcus Wareing and before that worked at both the Waterside Inn and Le Manoir. Oh, and he was also nam…

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Plu is a modern French restaurant in St John's Wood

Headed up by Elliot Moss, Plu in St John's Wood is going to offer a single tasting menu every night using Modern French fine dining techniques. …

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Plant-based pizzas come to King's Road with Humble Pizza

Vegan and vegetarian pizzas are the order of the day at this very pink Chelsea plant-based pizza palace. …

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Mark Wahlberg brings Wahlburgers to London in Covent Garden

Is London ready for another US burger invasion. The brothers behind Wahlburgers certainly think so as they have their sights set on Covent Garden for the first in a probable UK expansion of their burger brand.…

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Jump the MCC waiting list by dining with top chefs at the Lord's Dining Club

It currently takes upwards of 29 years to reach the top of the membership waiting list at Lord's. But if you don't have that sort of staying power, you can enjoy the benefits of eating in the cricket club's Grade II* listed Pavilion as part of the Lord's Dining Club.

While the club may be all about tradition, the chefs they've chosen to partner with this year are all about innovation. So there's…

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Honest Burgers and Farmdrop team up for a bacon, cheese and foraged wild garlic burger

It's burger special time again as Honest Burgers unveil their special collaboration for May. This time, they're teaming up with Farmdrop, the farmers market delivery service (and don't forget you can get £25 off your first order with them right here). 

It's called the Spring and, on top of the Honest Burgers patty, includes:

  • 12-18 mo Montgomery Cheddar from Manor Farm in Somerset
  • Organ…

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Circolo brings OTT Sicilian food to Fitzrovia from the Big Mamma team

They've already had a huge success with Gloria in Shoreditch and now the Big Mamma Group are opening their second London restaurant. This time it's Circolo, where the emphasis is on Sicilian in an over-the-top style. …

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