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Green Goat food offer a very British street food experience

With so much attention being given to the burger and all things BBQ it's a refreshing change to hear about a new street van focusing on seafood and underused cuts of meat. Green Goat Food company is the brainchild of Claude Compton and Jan Smith. The pair met at university and both went on to work in food - Claude at the Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries and Jan with top-end caterers Urban Capr…

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Wahaca launching pop-up container restaurant on July 4

It's all happening on the South Bank at the moment.  There's the Electrolux cube, where top chefs are cooking a meal with a view, Pitt Cue co has made a triumphant return and the Lebanese restaurant Yalla Yalla has opened a summer pop-up on the South Bank Beach. Now Thomasina Myers' Mexican restaurant Wahaca is joining them for a special summer long pop-up as part of the South Bank's Festival…

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Slow Food Week includes canape crawl round East London

We're always madly busy here at Hot Dinners, so the idea of Slow Food Week which runs from 18-24 June 2012 certainly appeals. And there are a number of events on around London which you can take part in:

Wednesday June 20, from 6:00pm

Canape Crawl – from Commercial Street E1

Slow Food Week's first-ever canapé crawl will begin at Hawksmoor and take in some of the City’s best restaurants and food va…

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Beard to Tail restaurant to launch in Shoreditch - we take in a preview

The team behind the Shoreditch cocktail institution, Callooh Callay, gave East London a high-spirited preview of their forthcoming restaurant and whisky bar at a pop-up last week.

Beard To Tail set up temporary home at the Marie Lloyd pub in Hoxton, where diners hunkered down cheek by jowl at communal tables for a taste of what was to come at the new restaurant, scheduled to open at 77 Curtain Roa…

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Pizza Pilgrims to kick off summer-long Forzawin rooftop supperclub

[Updated 26/7/12 - Forza Win are moving from their current location. See their website for up-to-date details]

They're the toast of Soho and their pizza van in Berwick Street is the must-have street food of the moment. Now Pizza Pilgrims are moving up in the world as they head east for a summer-long rooftop supperclub just off Brick Lane.

They'll be serving 30 people every Thursday, Friday and Sat…

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Oliver Peyton, Mary Berry and Lanesborough chef honoured by Queen

Congratulations to Oliver Peyton, judge on the Great British menu and Chairman and Owner of the restaurant company Peyton and Byrne who was today awarded an honorary OBE for services to the hospitality industry.

"I am hugely surprised, but am thrilled to have received an OBE." Peyton said in response to the announcement. "It’s a magnificent honour. I also want to thank my sisters Caitriona, Siobha…

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My Hot Dinners - Bloomberg's Richard Vines picks his favourite London restaurants

Richard Vines is Bloomberg's food critic, Chair of the UK & Ireland panel for the World's 50 Best Restaurants list and all round friend of the chefs. It wouldn't be over-the-top to say he seems to know everyone in London's restaurant world. We caught up with him just before this year's World's 50 list was announced and asked him to share with us his current favourite London restaurants.

The…

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Try a real Olympian's food with Triple Jump sliders at Christopher's

There'll be all manner of stories going up between now and August on where to eat during the Olympics (hell, we'll probably do one ourselves) but in the meantime, you could always pop down to Covent Garden and try the food of a real-life former Olympian.

Francis Agyepong, Head Chef at Christopher's represented Team GB in the Triple Jump in both the Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996) Olympic Games…

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Writers & chefs join Rowley Leigh for special dinner team-ups

Rowley Leigh, chef and owner of Le Cafe Anglais (which we can't think of without imagining its amazing parmesan custard and anchovy toast) is kicking off a series of celebrity foodie team-ups next month.

The special events will see him partner with writers and chefs for a series of dinners, kicking off with Tom Parker Bowles on July 3rd. In later weeks he'll be teaming up with more writers (the Ti…

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Top international supperclubs partner in London for one-off dinners with Supperclub Summit

[Updated 27/6 - booking now open]

The list of supperclubs throughout London continues to grow and many rival some of London's best restaurants. Now foodie Florian Siepert is using his company Foodtrips to bring them all together for a huge series of never-to-be-repeated dinners throughout August.

From August 1 - 25 at the Goethe-Institut in London (the institute which promotes German culture abr…

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Firmdale hotels opens English brasserie the Potting Shed at Dorset Square Hotel

Firmdale Hotels is behind some of the nicest boutique hotels in London, their most famous probably being the Charlotte Street Hotel (and we're also fans of New York's Crosby Street hotel too).

Now they're launching their latest creation - the Dorset Square Hotel, a few short steps from Marylebone station. Inside, there's a new restaurant and bar on the lower ground floor, the Potting Shed, that's…

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Basque tapas in Marylebone - we try Donostia Gastroblog | Page 276 | Hot Dinners

Marylebone's Seymour Place turns into a fully-fledged gastro-destination with the opening of new tapas restaurant Donostia. …

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Dach & Sons and a second Purl bar come to Hampstead

Fluid Movement are the people behind hit bars Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop and they're about to expand their empire with a move further north to Hampstead with a brand new venture called Dach & Sons. This time, the crew will be going for a New York vibe with hot dogs and sliders on the menu and a modern electro soundtrack  And that's not all, as they'll also be opening the s…

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Where to celebrate World Gin Day in London

It's the rather wonderfully-named World Gin Day today - so here are some quick suggestions of where to celebrate it in London.

Oxford Circus
We'll be writing up our full story on Head Barman Alex Kratena's new Martinis shortly, but while we're about that, head down to the Artesian bar at the Langham Hilton for his five variations on a classic made with Tanqueray gin.

Bermondsey
Down in Bermondsey, S…

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The Parcel Yard is a haven in King's Cross Gastroblog | Page 276 | Hot Dinners

We pop along to a pub right in the middle of King's Cross that's taken over a Grade 1 building.…

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