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Richard Corrigan is opening Daffodil Mulligan restaurant at Old Street

Update - read our full Test Drive of Daffodil Mulligan here

So the news is finally out. We've known for a while that Richard Corrigan had taken over the lease of the Irish restaurant Nuala, which closed at the end of last year. And today he's been on social media confirming the story.

"There is a great team being assembled," the chef tweeted. He seems to have gone into business with John N…

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Test Driving Cafe Wolseley - a restaurant for reviving shoppers at Bicester Village

If you love a designer bargain, then heading out to Bicester Village will be just right for you - just make sure you book a table for lunch or dinner at Cafe Wolseley to complete your day out.…

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Hawksmoor bring in a new cocktail list and Spitalfields gets new bar snacks too

One easy recommendation for a great bar in London has always been the downstairs bar at Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, they've brought in a completely new cocktail list.

The 26 new drinks, many of which we tried on a preview the other week, capitalise on Hawksmoor’s second win for Best International Restaurant Bar at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail award…

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Take a look at what's on this year's Taste of London winter menu

The Christmas season has officially kicked off, and that means it's nearly time for the winter edition of Taste of London, taking place later this month at Tobacco Dock. Top chefs who'll be serving up blinding dishes include Smoking Goat's Ali Borer, Master Wei's Guirong Wei, Tou's Ana Gonçalves & Zijun Meng, Smokestak's David Carter, Oklava's Selin Kiazim, Berber & Q's Josh Katz and lots more. …

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Raj of Islington sees Kensington restaurant expanding to Holloway Road

Kensington based restaurant chain heads north of the river to bring their take on classic Indian dishes to Holloway Road.…

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The Peers' Dining Room is open again if you fancy dining like a lord

Updated 12/11/19 with new dates

The one joy of parliament closing an impending election is that it means that the Houses of Parliament are closed for a short while - and that means we can try out their fancy restaurant. Yes, the Peers' Dining Room in the House of Lords is once available to book - for a 10 day period only.

So if you want to literally dine like a lord, this is your chance. You can…

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Bar Aspen pops up in Camden serving natural wines and acoustic tunes

Lovers of natural wine should make note of a new one night a week pop-up opening in Camden this month. Bar Aspen will serve up natural and minimal intervention wines from the cosy cellars of Music and Beans on Camden High Street.

The Friday night only popup has brought in Sunny Hodge, founder of Diogenes The Dog wine bar in Elephant & Castle, to curate the wine list. And - if you're a little…

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Test Driving Sam's Riverside - brasserie-style dining with a view

Sam Harrison, the man behind Sam's Brasserie, has found a riverside home for his latest restaurant. We head to Hammersmith for a look. …

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Colette brings home-style cooking and a new deli to Chelsea

Colette is a traiteur and deli on Fulham Road that's looking to bring a sense of home cooking to Chelsea. With an ex-Ritz chef in charge they'll be serving up a seasonal menu and running a deli for take outs.…

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Batera will serve up daily pintxos at Borough Market Kitchen

A month ago we reported the imminent opening of a new food hall at Borough, The Borough Market Kitchen. Now we've got more intel on one of the new traders that'll be setting up shop there.

Batera will be a pintxos bar from Jon and Nicole Warren, the team behind Borough's cookery school Mimo. Inspired by all the fabulous snacks you'll find in San Sebastian, where Mimo was founded, it'll serve up a…

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Japan Centre Ichiba is celebrating Hello Kitty's 45th birthday with a special popup

Now, we know Hot Dinners readers love a bit of Hello Kitty, so the 45th Hello Kitty birthday pop-up at Japan Centre Ichiba is probably going to be something you want to know about.

Kicking off today Ichiba's Westfield London store is serving up a variety of Hello Kitty food and drink including a Hello Kitty Makunouchi Bento Box (with free totebag while stocks last), Matcha sundae and Matcha bun a…

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The Patate comes to Kentish Town with their beef bourguignon in a bun

They've been serving up their beef bourguignon buns across town and now The Patate are about to settle down with their first permanent restaurant in Kentish Town. …

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Street Smart helps restaurants and diners give the greatest gift this Christmas

In the run-up to the commercial moneyfest that is Christmas, it's always nice to have something to remind us that this time of year can also be, you know, about doing something nice for others.

So we're pleased to hear that once again StreetSmart are launching their annual fundraising campaign, working with London restaurants to raise money for vulnerable and homeless members of their local commu…

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Seb Myers is the latest chef to take charge of P Franco's induction hobs

It's time for another change at P Franco, the tiny Clapton wine bar that manages to keep well ahead of London trends with only a few induction hobs to its name. If you're not familiar with them, they switch over chefs every six month or so - each chef completely changing the style of food and really stamping their name on the place. Most recently was Tubo Legier - and all eyes are on him to see w…

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SO|LA is taking over from Rambla as Victor Garvey goes Californian

Rambla is no more - SO|LA is rising from its ashes. Victor Garvey has decided to close his Soho restaurant and replace it with a brand new place focusing on West Coast USA cuisine. …

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