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Ducksoup, Elliot's Cafe and more at the RAW wine festival this weekend

RAW is one of two festivals of natural wines happening in London this weekend (the other is the Real Wine Fair) Raw will take over the Truman Brewery and there will be dozens of producers at the show but it's the particularly good showing from some of London's foodie elite that has really got us interested.  

First up is Soho favourite Ducksoup, which will be running a pop up cafe and th…

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Rumble in the Jungle boxing night out for restaurant charity

If you're after dinner and a show, we can heartily recommend booking for Rumble in the Jungle - an evening where fisticuffs and food come together. This charity event for Galvin Chance, which helps young people find work in the restaurant industry, features chefs, front of house and othe foodies getting in the ring to knock seven bells out of each other. It all takes place at the rather refined RA…

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Details on Corbin & King's Brasserie Zedel opening off Piccadilly

(15/6/12 updated with opening date & soft launch info)

Things are hotting up with Corbin and King's (The Wolseley, Delaunay) next spot, Brasserie Zedel which opens just off Piccadilly this summer. They've just appointed a General Manager and Head Chef to show they mean business.

Looking after the front of house is the marvellously-named Olivier Lavigne du Cadet. He ought to know a thing or tw…

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Canalside seasonal treats - we test drive the Dock Kitchen

We try out the Stevie Parle's canalside restaurant The Dock Kitchen.…

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Danish sushi and yakitori in Wimbledon - Sticks n Sushi

We try out the new sushi and yakitori, originally a hit in Copenhagen, now opened in Wimbledon.…

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Marquess Tavern gastropub recruits Dalston's A Little Of What You Fancy

Interesting moves afoot at the Marquess Tavern in Canonbury which has handed control of its kitchens over to the team from Dalston's A Little Of What You Fancy.

The Marquess, which was first run by Hawsksmoor's Will Beckett and Huw Gott when it had its makeover from old man's pub in 2006 was sold to a group of locals back in 2009. Last year they brought in chef Russell Gethin Jones from The Graze…

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Lima to open in London and bring Peruvian cuisine  to Fitzrovia

(7/6/12 - updated with opening date)

2012 was predicted by many chefs to be the year of Peruvian cuisine and that continues apace with the launch of Lima in Rathbone Place, yet another restaurant helping to boost the appeal of Fitzrovia.

Lima comes with considerable pedigree from Peru. It's headed up by Virgilio Martinez who runs highly-rated restaurant Central in Lima and who was Executive Chef…

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John DeLucie brings New York's Lion to London at the Brompton Club

John DeLucie is one of the big names in New York dining circles, best known for being the original chef and partner of celeb hotspot the Waverley Inn. He's since moved onto his own endeavours, namely his restaurants the Crown in the Upper East Side and The Lion in the West Village. Now he's joining the rush of American chefs coming to show off their wares in London with a special pop-up in the nor…

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Galvin at Windows bar relaunching after revamp

It's well known for some of the best views in London, for one of the best (and most famous) managers in Fred Sirieix and for an excellent value set lunch menu.  Now, following the launch of Galvin Demoiselle, the Galvin brothers are relaunching the bar at the top of the Park Lane Hilton after a £500,000 refit.

The revamped bar will have a new cocktail list, plenty of champagnes by the glass a…

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Bruno Loubet joins Housebites for gourmet French takeaways

He's one of our favourite London chefs so naturally Hot Dinners was intrigued to hear of a way  we could have Bruno Loubet's food for dinner at home whenever we liked, which didn't involve bundling him into a car and holding him hostage. Happily for him, Loubet's teamed up with the mustard people at Maille to come up with a range of French dishes for the home delivery service Housebites.

Brun…

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God Save The Clam tickets go on sale

Tickets have just gone on sale for God Save the Clam - a Jubilee-themed event dreamt up by the people behind Rock Lobsta and Pitt Cue. Described as a 'punk-styled clambake and banshee cocktail bar on a rooftstop n London Fields' it'll mix great food with lots of booze and a top view of East London (weather permitting!).

They'll be at Emigre Studios on Richmond Road, London E8 on Thursday 31 May at…

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Salt Yard team up with Nomad Cinema for Queens Park summer pop-upWe like the sound of a cinematic pop-up happening in North West London this summer - Salt Yard Group (Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern) are going to be teaming up with roaming cinema group Nomad for a series of events in Queens Park.

The three dates will be 18th August, 8th September and 22nd September when Salt Yard Group will serve up the perfect food accompaniment to three cult films - 80s child…

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My Hot Dinners: celebrity photographer Richard Young's favourite London restaurantsCelebrity photographer Richard Young has scoured the streets of this city snapping pretty much every famous person going over the past 40 years. We thought he'd be the perfect person to kickstart our new My Hot Dinners series where we ask Londoners of note to share their three favourite London restaurants with us.

Randa

"I love this restaurant, the food is always zinging fresh and the restaurant m…

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Noma pop-up at Claridges sells out in record time

There may have been a lot of general tutting on Twitter over the cost of the upcoming Noma pop-up at Claridges, but that hasn't stopped thousands of people snapping up the tables in record time.

More than 10,000 people registered their interest for the £195 dinner in advance on Claridges' website. They were asked at 9am this morning to send in details of when they wanted to book for and how many,…

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South London tapas - we test drive Boqueria

We try out the new contemporary tapas bar between Clapham and Brixton.…

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