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BAO confirm that BAO Borough will be their third restaurant

BAO will be opening their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different.

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Burger and Lobster are serving up a caviar and lobster dinner in a gold four poster bed. For real.

Sometimes we get a press release here at Hot Dinners where the only correct response is "I can't even...". That's firmly the category into which today's story from Burger & Lobster falls.

They've installed a £3,000 four poster gold bed in their Soho restaurant. And for two weeks Londoners can book a three-course caviar and lobster dinner on the bed, which they eat while reclining in silk pyja…

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Daylesford are opening a huge new farmshop and all day cafe in Brompton Cross

 If you sometimes like to pretend that you live in bucolic Oxfordshire rather than a studio in Peckham or semi in Southgate, then the opening of this huge new Daylesford farmshop with an all day restaurant is going to be your new go-to place to hang out.…

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Here are all the London Tastemakers on this year's Evening Standard Progress 1000 List

Last night, the Evening Standard dropped its annual Progress 1000 list - its roundup of the most influential people in London - at a glitzy party in newly refurbed Leake Street Arches. While the Kingdom Choir, from the royal wedding, tore down the house with a rendition of Stormzy's Blinded by the Light (both they and he were on the list), Hot Dinners wandered around trying to spot London's influ…

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Gridiron grill room is taking over the old Met Bar on Park Lane with a restaurant A-Team

(Updated 11/10/18 with more images and interviews) There's a wealth of talent behind this modern grill room opening up on Park Lane - with Hawksmoor's Richard Turner and wine writer Fiona Beckett on the dream team.…

Read more: Gridiron grill room is taking over the old Met Bar on Park Lane with a restaurant A-Team

Le Petit Citron sees Brook Green brasserie Mustard given a French makeover

Classic French bistro dishes, wines, coffee, and pastries will be the order of the day at this revamped neighbourhood spot.…

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Market Hall Victoria signs up Roti King, Koya, The Marksman, Monty's Deli and more for its Victoria traders

After the success of Market Halls Fulham, the same people are getting ready to open their next big food hall. This time it's in Victoria, where they're taking over a big Victorian building right in front of the station. …

Read more: Market Hall Victoria signs up Roti King, Koya, The Marksman, Monty's Deli and more for its Victoria traders

Usain Bolt is opening his Tracks and Records restaurant in London

Usain Bolt may have retired from professional athletics, but that means he's spending more time on his businesses. And one of them is his own restaurant Tracks and Records. He's launching the first one outside of Jamaica in London - expect lots of Jamaican food on the menu (and a lot of rum too).…

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IT Ibiza is taking over an old gallery space in Mayfair

Dinner, aperitivo, art and Balearic DJs arrive on the ever-changing Mayfair restaurant scene from Ibiza.…

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Pachamama East sees the team behind the original restaurant open in Shoreditch

The team behind the original Pachamama in Marylebone and Chicama in Chelsea are bringing Pachamama to Shoreditch, with some Asian influences as well as Peruvian.…

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Kinilaw and Buko are bringing Filipino food and ice-cream to Hoxton

It's a two for one at this new Hoxton restaurant where you can try the Filipino take on ceviche and a menu of artisan ice-creams served in young coconut shells.…

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Elephant and Castle gets a new wine bar with Diogenes The Dog

Lesser-known wines and regions are the focus at this new venture from Sunny Hodge.…

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Polpetto gets a new chef, look, menu - well everything really

Polpetto (from the same stable as the Polpo family) has been given a new lease of life with a redesign, a new chef at the helm and a new menu and wine list to boot too.

It sounds like the space has had a total revamp, with an entirely new layout, styling and design. Booths will run along the walls and we’ve been told there'll be better spacing with larger tables, which will come in hand for the n…

Read more: Polpetto gets a new chef, look, menu - well everything really

Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm is rumoured to be taking over at Claridge's

We're hearing strong rumours that changes are afoot at Claridge's. A reader (who's also in the industry) got in touch to tell us that Fera is expected to close at the end of the year. And what or rather who is being tipped to replace it is what's got us all excited.

The rumour mill currently has as the front-runner Daniel Humm, who's the chef behind New York restaurants Eleven Madison Park and No…

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Soho House are opening Cecconi's Shoreditch at their new Redchurch Townhouse

Expect a bit of Italian pizzazz as Soho House open their Redchurch Townhouse hotel complete with Cecconi's Shoreditch on the ground floor, just a street away from Shoreditch House.…

Read more: Soho House are opening Cecconi's Shoreditch at their new Redchurch Townhouse

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