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Zoilo brings Argentinian sharing dishes to Marylebone

Update - Soft launch dinners now booked out. Lunch still available, details below.

Argentine catering company Zoilo, who are also behind Casa Malevo, have been a big name at prestigious sporting events throughout the country, and now they're coming to Marylebone.

Headed up by Zoilo's chef patron Diego Jacquet and restaurateur Alberto Abbate, and with Head Chef Tara Sobott in the kitchen, Zoilo wi…

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My Hot Dinners - Richard Corrigan picks his favourite London restaurants

Richard Corrigan is a very familiar face to many, and his two London restaurants Corrigan's and Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill are hugely popular. Now he's been the latest big name to be attracted to the Harrod's Food Hall to set up Bentley's Sea Grill - an outpost of the Mayfair restaurant deep in the heart of one of London's food institutions.

We caught up with him to find out more about the Se…

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KERB replaces Eat Street at King's Cross as street food destination

The street food scene in London has exploded this year, with events all over the city giving Hungry Londoners the chance to graze from street food vans. One of the most successful of these was Eat Street, a rotating collection of the best trucks and vendors that set up behind the newly revamped King's Cross Station.

Now Eat Street is undergoing a makeover to become KERB - and they're holding a lau…

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London's new starred restaurants for Michelin Guide 2013 confirmed

Following a few years of disastrous Michelin star leaks, it looked as though the guide had finally got things under control again over the past two announcements. But this morning, Twitter was flooded with people wondering why the map on the ViaMichelin website was showing results of UK restaurants with Michelin stars that didn't have them last time they'd looked. Seems that London restaurant PR…

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Ceviche opening a new Shoreditch restaurant in the Autumn

The trend for Peruvian food was huge this year and looks set to continue with the news that Ceviche will be opening a second restaurant in East London. The new place in Shoreditch will feature both a bigger Ceviche Bar and Pisco Bar and a dedicated BBQ for sizzling anticucho skewers. It will also do take away and entertainment in the form of live music and DJs.

Ceviche owner Martin Morales is also…

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Cambridge chef Mark Poynton brings the Alimentum to the Winter Garden at the Landmark

Mark Poynton is a big deal Cambridge. He worked with Daniel Cilfford of Cambridge's two Michelin starred Midsummer House before going his own way and setting up Alimentum, one of Cambridge's hottest restaurants. And he may have just got his first Michelin star. Now the chef's bringing his cuisine to the Landmark Hotel in London with "A taste of Alimentum".

Poynton will be taking over the Winter Ga…

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New bakery means Quo Vadis will soon be open for breakfast

He's already wowed Londoners with his famous eel sandwich, now Jeremy Lee is set to gladden the hearts of Soho residents and workers alike by opening Quo Vadis for breakfast from next month.

“The return of autumn is signalled by a cold snap in the air," Jeremy told Hot Dinners. "To busy and distract ourselves happily from the return of a colder clime Quo Vadis is opening its bakery."

Dishes on Jer…

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Gary Rhodes leaves his Cumberland Hotel restaurants

He's been there since 2007, but this Autumn sees chef Gary Rhodes take his leave of the Cumberland Hotel where he's run two restaurants for almost five years.

A spokesperson for the hotel told Hot Dinners that from 28 September, as Rhodes' affiliation with the hotel just off Oxford Street ends, Rhodes W1 Brasserie will be re-branded as The Brasserie @ The Cumberland and Rhodes W1 Restaurant will b…

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Scotch Egg Challenge winners for 2012 announced

It was like being on a set of a zombie film. Crazed, bloodthirsty zombies pushing one another to get to their victim. Replace the zombies for hundreds of people and the victim for scotch eggs and you have a fairly accurate scene of the scenes at last night’s Scotch Egg competition at the Ship in Wandsworth.

Chefs from around the country competed to win the crowning title, with a celebrity panel ca…

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Spanish in Fitzrovia revisited - we try out the revamped Fino

We return to an old haunt - Sam and Eddie Hart's Fino just off Charlotte Street in search of superb Spanish food and wine.…

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20s themed pop up Little Bird Told Me to take over Maltby Street arches

The Cornish Grill continues to showcase some of the more interesting pop-ups and events in town and now they're back with a 1920s themed night.

Little Bird Told Me will be a pop-up bar and dining room taking place in the arches of ever-popular Maltby street. It's making its home in the area where the vintage and reclaimed furniture is housed. So antique wood panelling will be used to create "rooms…

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Pierre Koffmann and Claude Bosi's big night out at the AA Awards

The annual AA Hospitality Awards took place at the London Hilton Park Lane yesterday and, as you might imagine, a few key awards ended up being presented to London chefs and restaurants. Big winners at the ceremony were as follows:

  • Four Seasons Hotel London - AA Hotel of the Year Award London 2012-2013
  • Pierre Koffmann - AA Chefs’ Chef of the Year Award 2012-2013
  • Claude Bosi (pictured right) whose…

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November opening for new Hawksmoor Air Street in Piccadilly

[Updated 24/9/12 with soft launch details] It's no secret that we're fans of Hawksmoor - their steaks are legendary, their bars brilliant and the service is second to none. So when the news that another Hawksmoor would open in Piccadilly broke a while back, we were pleased to say the least.

We now hear that Hawksmoor Air Street will open its doors on 1 November. This will be owners Will and Huw's…

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Gizzi Erskine hosts K-town pop-up in Shoreditch basement

Chef and food writer Gizzi Erskine has announced a series of 'K-town' dining events at Concrete, Shoreditch, from 10th -12th October. Held across three consecutive nights, K-town will see a bit of Korea injected into Shoreditch, with a selection of Korean entertainment, curated by Gizzi herself which promises to keep diners engaged until the early hours of the morning.

Gizzi, an experienced chef,…

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Keller at Maltby, Hewett St Block Party and Scallop Sunday

Been stuck at your desk all week and eager to hit London's foodie scene over the weekend? Well if you missed our tweets alerting you to the presence of uber-chef Thomas Keller of Californian restaurant The French Laundry who was filming with Angela Hartnett and Jose Pizarro this morning at Maltby Street Market, there are still plenty of other fun ways to stuff your self this weekend.

First up is t…

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