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New this week - Bistro du Vin, Devonshire Arms, the Gallery and more...

Here's Hot Dinners' latest guide to the week ahead. This week, a whole host of new openings hit the city, including an expansion of Bistro du Vin in Soho, Devonshire Arms from the people behind Islington's Drapers Arms and loads more

Read more: New this week - Bistro du Vin, Devonshire Arms, the Gallery and more...

Restaurant review charts - week ending 3 July

Our latest bi-weekly round up the new restaurant reviews where we look at just how it affects restaurants' overall score - with new reviews for Jose, da Polpo, The Gilbert Scott, Opera Tavern, Red Dog Saloon, Quince, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, the Corner Room, Casa Batavia, Hawksmoor, Massimo, Keu and more...…

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Trying out Street Kitchen in the City

Street Kitchen, the travelling gourmet Airstream van dishing up lunch for Londoners has a new pop-up home nestled in the heart of the City, and Hot Dinners was invited along to check it out.

A breath of fresh air for workers tired of Pret A Manger salads, Street Kitchen first caught everyone’s eye at the London Restaurant Festival. Since then, it’s been quietly popping up all over the capital with…

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50% off food at the Devonshire Arms

Nick Gibson, owner of Islington gastropub the Draper's Arms, has a loyal North London following and is looking to replicate his gastropub success over in Chiswick. As part of the opening, there's 50% off food in the preview period July 4-11. To book, call 020 8742 2302. The pub can be found at 126 Dev…

Read more: Weekly deals - Devonshire Arms soft launch & North Bank dinner deal

Cloudy Bay Shack returns to Parsons Green with Skye Gyngell as chef

Denizens of west London have been blessed for a number of summers now with the annual arrival of the Cloudy Bay Shack. Imagine if you will, your local park being taken over for the weekend by a great winery. Then, if that wasn't joy enough, there's food courtesy of a newly Michelin-starred chef to boot.

If you're in, or around, or even the other side of town from Parsons Green, it's worth heading…

Read more: Cloudy Bay Shack returns to Parsons Green with Skye Gyngell as chef

If you're in town this weekend for the Gay Pride parade on Saturday 2 July, pop along to Archer Street in Soho where they'll be hosting a party for Pride revellers.

The street has just had permission to close for the day for a proper street party. Jacob Kenedy's restaurant Bocca di Lupo will be serving up snacks including hot sausage sandwiches, while anyone who wants to cool things down a little…

Read more: Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo host Gay Pride party on Archer Street

Test driving Roganic's epic ten course menu

What is Roganic?

Simon Rogan is best known for his Cumbrian restaurant L'enclume, a Michelin-starred restaurant which has carved out a serious reputation for serving challenging food from locally sourced ingredients. It's a restaurant praised highly by foodies and one which most recently made an appearance on Coogan and Brydon's The Trip.

Roganic is Rogan’s new London restaurant, run by head chef…

Read more: Test driving Roganic's epic ten course menu

If you're inspired by Marina O'Loughlin's review of street food in the Metro, you might want to put Wednesday 6th July and Sunday 10th July in your diary.

For one night only, Richard Turner, Head Chef and Will Beckett, co-owner of Hawksmoor will be taking over Pitt Cue Co for the evening, between 6 and 10pm. That night, you'll be able to work your way through the BBQ truck's usual menu, as well as…

Read more: Hawksmoor night at Pitt Cue Co on the South Bank

Salad Bar cocktails on the menu at Pearl in Holborn


Rather in the manner of 'have your cake and eat it' we rather like the new idea from the bar at Jun Tanaka's Holborn restaurant Pearl which is offering Londoners the chance to both eat and drink their summer salads.

The Salad Bar is the brainchild of Anthony Balik, Pearl's head mixologist, who's worked with Jun to come up with a drinks menu which 'combines visual stimulation with different tastes…

Read more: Salad Bar cocktails on the menu at Pearl in Holborn

New this week - Street Kitchen and more

Here's Hot Dinners' latest guide to the week ahead. This week, Street Kitchen makes a return to Central London, setting up in Finsbury Square today.

Street Kitchen

Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel's Street Kitchen makes a return to the London streets today.  The food truck last did the rounds at the London Restaurant Festival and is essentially a gourmet food truck serving up only UK sourced foo…

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50% off food at the Searcy Champagne Bar at One New Change

The recently opened Champagne Bar at One New Change (the shopping complex opposite St Paul's) has just launched its Summer Menu with a special deal.  Simply print out the voucher from their website and you'll get 50% off your food bill in June.  With charcuterie plates…

Read more: Weekly deals - Searcy Champagne bar and Roganic

Where to eat at Glastonbury 2011 - the best food stalls

Here at Hot Dinners we can't imagine going anywhere, let along joining a sodden, tented mass of humanity in the West Country, without knowing where the best places to eat would be. Yes, yes, we're sure that all that lovely live music is rather nice, but when you've got a hangover that would fell a wrestler or are just plain poleaxed from dancing all night, you'll end up thanking us for this list o…

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When Westfield in White City first opened its doors to the public, its food offering showed how shopping centres didn't always have to be the place where food on the go went to die. And now their new shopping centre, Westfield Stratford, looks set to go one stage further with a whole host of interesting food places signed up.

Top of our list to try are the first East London Franca Manco (if the Br…

Read more: Westfield Stratford signs up new restaurants from Jamie Oliver to Franco Manca

Johnnie Mountain, the chef behind The English Pig in the Barbican, has just announced plans to open a new restaurant at Millbank in early October.

Mountain, who has made appearances on the Great British Menu, and also owns restaurant Mosaica @ The Factory in North London, announced on Twitter today; 'Chuff me. I've just agreed the new site. No. Millbank SW1 (The Atrium) will open its doors 2nd wee…

Read more: Johnnie Mountain to open Atrium restaurant at Millbank

New this week - Galoupet, Roganic and more...

Starting today, Hot Dinners' guide to the week ahead. This week, we have two major new restaurants due to open in London, including the much anticipated Roganic. If you haven't already booked a table, you'd better get in quick before everyone else hears about it.

Roganic

Simon Rogan's new London outpost, with head chef Ben Spalding finally opens this week in Marylebone. Although being called a…

Read more: New this week - Galoupet, Roganic and more...

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