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Feng Sushi to open restaurant in West Hampstead in June

Quality sushi restaurant chain Feng Sushi has just announced it'll be opening its eighth restaurant this summer - this time in West Hampstead.

The West Hampstead branch will have seats for 34 people inside and 16 seats outside for alfresco dining. 

As you might expect, if you've been into any of their other spots, the menu will include plenty of the company's signature hot dishes such as spic…

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Fred Smith's Double Cheese Stack burger at the Admiral Codrington

When sloaney Chelsea favourite, the Admiral Codrington got a makeover and a new Head Chef to boot last year, Hot Dinners was right in there in the first few weeks to check out this new gastropub restaurant. So far so good. Until it transpired over the intervening months, that we'd made a huge tactical error in not trying chef Fred Smith's burgers when we went. As word spread on Twitter about the l…

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Critics cook for chefs in Action Against Hunger’s 2012

Some of the nation’s finest Chefs gathered last night at Hawksmoor Guildhall for Action Against Hunger’s ‘Too Many Critics’ dinner. Chefs Pierre Koffmann (Koffman’s), Ashley Palmer-Watts (Dinner by Heston), Bruno Loubet (Bistrot Bruno Loubet) Anna Hansen (Modern Pantry) Cyrus Todiwala (Café Spice Namaste) and Jun Tanaka (Pearl), were among the eager diners as were Masterchef contestants, old and n…

Read more: Critics cook for chefs in Action Against Hunger’s 2012 "Too Many Critics" dinner

Ex-Roganic chef Ben Spalding to run Roast Sunday pop-ups

If you've been wondering what Roganic chef Ben Spalding's been up to since leaving his job as Head Chef there a few weeks ago, then we have the answer. He's teamed up with Burger Monday's Daniel Young to put on a new series of pop-up lunches called Roast Sunday.

There will be three events in total - May 20th, May 27th & June 10th - held at Beas of Bloomsbury's archway on Maltby Street. "We'll…

Read more: Ex-Roganic chef Ben Spalding to run Roast Sunday pop-ups

Greg Malouf launches his debut menu at Petersham Nurseries Cafe

He's been in London now for a few weeks and now Australian chef Greg Malouf, who's taken over from Skye Gyngell at Michelin-starred restaurant Petersham Nurseries Cafe, has unveiled some of his first dishes for the menu at Petersham. As you might expect, they combine local, highly seasonal produce with Middle Eastern elements which is what he became known for when he ran MoMo restaurant in Melbour…

Read more: Greg Malouf launches his debut menu at Petersham Nurseries Cafe

Ozone Coffee Roasters Cafe opens up on Leonard Street, Shoreditch

Clearly Shoreditch just doesn't have enough coffee houses - as a press release has just landed on Hot Dinners' desk from a new spot opening on Leonard Street.

Ozone Coffee Roasters will be open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, serving up dishes like eggs benedict style, baked eggs with sourdough, haloumi, lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes and Labneh, a chilli, red pepper and spinach omelette and a sign…

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Hix Soho to open up for new weekday breakfast

Anyone who watched this week's Great British Menu will know that sea buckthorn is one of those 'challenging' ingredients. So it's particularly interesting to find it on a breakfast menu. The menu in question is the brand-new breakfast menu at Hix Soho which will start opening for breakfast from Monday 16th April.

Head Chef Kevin Gratton is behind the all British breakfast menu which the Soho resta…

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Soho Food Feast scores a stellar line-up for 2012

Last year's inaugural Soho Food Feast was a standout success, bringing together chefs and restaurants from London's most vibrant food quartier (despite what Aldo Zilli thinks) to raise funds for the area's state primary school.

This year the event, which is co-created by Fergus Henderson's wife Margot Henderson (who runs Rochelle Canteen), is back and better than ever. "It'll all be delicious," sh…

Read more: Soho Food Feast scores a stellar line-up for 2012

We talk to James Knappett about the upcoming Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table

Noho is fast becoming one of the most exciting place to eat in London. First we had Dabbous which quickly became the hardest place to book a table after wall-to-wall great reviews. Next up we have Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table being opened by former Ledbury Sous Chef James Knappett and his sommelier wife Sandia Chang.

After hearing the news that Knappett and Chang were setting up shop on their own…

Read more: We talk to James Knappett about the upcoming Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table

Mark Hix launches Titanic centenary menu at his Selfridges restaurant

As part of the run-up to this week's 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic  - Saturday 14th April since you ask - Mark Hix is this week launching a special Titanic Centenary menu at his Selfridges restaurant (pictured here). The three course menu recreates dishes from the final First Class menu served up on board the ill-fated ship and Mark will be giving each dish a 'Hix twist'.

So…

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British Airways pop-up restaurant BA2012 launches in Shoreditch

Shoreditch was buzzing last night for one of the first nights of the British Airways pop-up dining lounge Flight BA2012 which fuses art, cinema and food. Open until April 17, the gallery, cinema and dining lounge features the work of three competition winners who've been mentored by Heston Blumenthal, Tracey Emin and Richard E Grant.

While anyone can come in and drink at the bar or view the specia…

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American chefs to open Lowcountry on Fulham High Street

Looks like the trend for American country cooking is set to continue in London with the opening of Lowcountry in Fulham next month.

Chefs Michael Kirk and Jennifer Ryan - both US natives - will be cooking up "simple, seasonal American low country cuisine which encompasses cuisine from the southern wilds of the US from the Carolinas to the Gulf Coast".

On the menu you can expect crawfish, steamed c…

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Cinnamon Club launches Beer & Spice menu

Vivek Singh's latest opening, Cinnamon Soho, may be getting all the attention at the moment, but his Westminster spot Cinnamon Club also has some tricks up its sleeves this Spring.

They've just launched a 'Beer & Spice' menu pairing six modern Indian dishes with six beers, ales and ciders.

Served downstairs in the bar from 4pm, the menu offers a modern take on 'beer and a curry' and is pretty…

Read more: Cinnamon Club launches Beer & Spice menu

Young Turks 10 Bells residency ends with Koya chef dinner

All good things have to come to an end, and that's certainly true of James Lowe and Isaac Mchale's Young Turks fixture at The Ten Bells in Spitalfields.

Their extended pop-up is now in its last four weeks so if you haven't already been (or even if you have and want one last dinner there) now's your chance.

"Me and James are off to do our own restaurants," Isaac told Hot Dinners. "So we're going ou…

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Zilli Soho closes - is Richard Caring's Bill's Cafe moving in?

Aldo Zilli's not a happy bloke. Announcing the closure of his two remaining London restaurants, Zilli Fish and Zilli Cafe, he tells the Evening Standard today that rising rents are turning Soho into Dubai.

“Soho is not the same Soho it used to be," he says. "There’s lots of big chains coming in who are willing to pay the charges...it’s changing the character of Soho, it’s becoming like Dubai. The…

Read more: Zilli Soho closes - is Richard Caring's Bill's Cafe moving in?

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