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The next big Market Hall is coming to Canary Wharf

We're still to see exactly what's coming to Market Hall West End (being touted as the UK's largest food hall) but we're already hearing news about their next - Market Hall Canary Wharf. And it looks like this one will be pretty big too. 

They're taking over 20,000 sq ft of Cargo (a new office space) in Crossrail Place. As with the other spaces, it will offer a number of separate kitchen…

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Get a spicy Sichuan fix at the Liu Xiaomian popup at the Jackalope in Marylebone

Spicy. Numbing. Addictive. If you're into your spicy food and you love your noodles then those three adjectives tell you all you need to know about Liu Xiaomian.

This street food stall was started by Charlene Liu and her flatmate Liu Qian - who are both from Chongqing, a city in South West China famous for its Sichuan food. When they couldn't get the spicy noodles they loved so much at home, they…

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Atul Kochhar is opening Mathura, a huge restaurant in a former Westminster fire station

Following up from the opening of Kanishka in Mayfair, Atul Kochhar has taken over a huge space in Westminster for his next restaurant, Mathura.…

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Pescheria Assunta in Earls Court promises super fresh Med seafood in its shop and restaurant

From Mayfair to Earls Court restaurateur Johnny Micalusi has taken over the old Garnier site to bring his super fresh Mediterranean seafood to west Londoners.…

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Bar Douro City will bring Portuguese food and wine to Broadgate

The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate. …

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Les Platanes on Bruton Place will be chef Thierry Laborde's French Bistrot de Luxe

French chef Thierry Laborde is back in London and this time he's bringing a taste of southern France to cobbled Bruton Place.…

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Test Driving Soutine - Corbin and King's grand cafe in St John's Wood

Corbin and King have brought a French grand cafe to St John's Wood. We head up there to see the latest from the master restaurateurs. …

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Million Pound Menu winners Baba G's are coming to Camden with their first restaurant

After winning an episode of the BBC's Million Pound Menu, street food legends Baba Gs are finally settling down with their own restaurant in Camden. They'll have their famed burgers and some brand new dishes too.…

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Guy Ritchie's new Fitzrovia pub The Lore of the Land serves beer and venison from his country estate

Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.…

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The salted yolk lava buns at Din Tai Fung are finally here

So we missed this when they launched last week - but think it's well worth bringing to your attention as a public service announcement. When we first visited Din Tai Fung, among the things we really wanted to try were the salted egg yolk custard lava buns - made with duck egg yolk. We'd heard talk of them, they sound amazing and they LOOK amazing. But were, alas, not available. Until now.&nb…

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Mayfair's Guinea Grill serves up a meat-laden breakfast for the first time

A Hot Dinners exclusive

We only recently revisited the Guinea Grill ourselves to remind us why this Young's pub is one of London's best steak restaurants (not to mention top Mayfair pub). And now it looks like there will be another reason to head there - it's launching a breakfast that it describes as "unlike any other". 

Clearly, that's fighting talk, but a quick look at the menu…

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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

A Hot Dinners exclusive

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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