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London restaurant invents The Beast - Britain's biggest burger

We're not regular readers of The Sun or Daily Mail here at Hot Dinners, so forgive us for not spotting the story earlier this week about a London burger joint that's come up with the mother, father and assorted siblings of all burgers. The Beast, as it's fondly known, weighs in at 15lbs (yes you read that right) and totals almost 18,000 in calories which is about the weekly recommended calorie int…

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Benito's Hat in King's Cross introduces breakfast menu

Everyone's talking about the swanky new concourse at King's Cross station, so why don't you make a trip to look at the architectural wonder (Europe’s largest single span station structure apparently) and take in breakfast at Benito's Hat as well?

The King's Cross Benito's Hat, which opens on Sunday 18 March, will be the first to serve up a breakfast menu - and dishes will include a Burrita – 10" t…

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Down the apples and pears - we try out Mele e Pere in Soho

Mele & Pere has Andrea Mantovani as its chef, who has worked in Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons. We went along to see how he fares in his own restaurant in Brewer Street.…

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British Airways to launch pop-up restaurant with Heston Blumenthal and Simon Hulstone in Shoreditch

Last year, British Airways ran a competition to find three "Great Britons" in the fields of cinema, art and food. With all three chosen, they are being brought together in a special pop-up experience in Shoreditch called Flight BA2012.

So you'll be able to see the artwork from Tracey Emin mentored Pascal Anson, watch the film written by Prasanna Purwanarajah under the watchful eye of Richard E Gra…

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Fratelli La Bufala mozzarella restaurant opening on Shaftesbury Ave

London already has a few restaurants devoted to mozzarella - Obika opened its second London spot in Canary Wharf just a month or so ago. Now we hear that Fratelli La Bufala are opening their second London restaurant in Shaftesbury Avenue.

The chain already has numerous restuarants in Italy and around the globe, and opened its first place in London in Hampstead last year. Now they're heading into t…

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Sonny's in Barnes to reopen as Sonny's Kitchen


Following on from the success of Kitchen W8 - the last joint venture between restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas and chef Philip Howard  - the pair are joining forces for a second venture. They'll be relaunching Sonny’s Restaurant in Barnes as Sonny's Kitchen. The change will mean that Sonny's closes on 8 April 2012 for between three and four weeks for a redesign.

Sonny's Kitchen will open in mi…

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DJ James Priestley opening Meter pizza bar at CAMP in Shoreditch

The so-called underground house evangelist (yes we had to look him up and that's how the Guardian described him) DJ James Priestley is launching a pizza bar at his Shoreditch music and arts venue CAMP this month. Meter Bar & Eatery gets its name from the meter-long slices of pizza that it'll serve up.

Aiming to offer "a slice of Naples in urban Shoreditch" James travelled to the home of pizza,…

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Taste of London 2012 tickets go on sale with David Chang and Wolfgang Puck attending

It's that time of the year again as Taste of London tickets go on sale. This year's event, which takes place every summer in Regent's Park will run from 21-24 June 2012. There are a host of top names coming this year including Wolfgang Puck, Nuno Mendes, Bruno Loubet and Momufuku's David Chang.

Restaurants coming to Taste for the first time are to make their Taste of London debut are Jason Atherto…

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Kyoto chef Yoshihiro Murata to open Chrysan in London

[Updated 16/3/12 - we hear from someone who's managed to speak to Murata's team that his London restaurant will be "very simple food" also known as obanzai - the home cooking of Kyoto.

Right - be prepared to be very excited indeed as we hear that one of Japan's top chefs is bringing his multi-Michelin-starred restaurant to London.

Yoshihiro Murata, for those of you not in the know, runs thre…

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The Fattburger Grill Lab pop-up opens in Dalston

There's an air of mystery surrounding London's latest pop-up The Fattburger Grill Lab. What we do know is that it's a burger spot taking over The Three Compasses pub in Dalston at the weekends. What we don't know - well is almost everything else. The project is run by the mysterious Dr Fattburger who would only tell us that he and his business partner are both Michelin-starred chefs and have more…

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Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote expands to Canary Wharf

Following on from successful restaurant in Marylebone and the City, Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote is due to open its next restaurant in Canary Wharf.

As with the former restaurants, there is a no reservations policy and it concentrates just on Steak Frites (with a salad starter) along with "secret sauce" at £21. It's probably an ideal lunch location for busy Canary Wharf bankers, with the restau…

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L'Etranger expands - we try out Meursault in South Kensington

Popular South Kensington restaurant L'Etranger is expanding downstairs with the opening of its new lounge bar and fusion restaurant, Meursault. We head along to see how it compares to the original.…

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We chat to Vivek Singh about his new opening, Cinnamon Soho

Hot Dinners caught up with Vivek Singh, of Cinnamon Kitchen and the Cinnamon Club to find out what we can expect from his latest place in Soho.…

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Tickets go on sale for Bompas & Parr's one day space-age installation

[Updated 8/3/12 - ticket sales should go live at some point this afternoon]

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (8 March) for one day event with Bompas & Parr looking at the food of the future. The pair have jumped into bed with KitchenAid for a day focused on space age food and drink.

The menu for A Culinary Odyssey will incorporate genetic modification, entomophagy, nutraceuticals, nano-technology (…

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Bubbas Caribbean restaurant to open in Tulse Hill

Opening this week in South London is a new Caribbean restaurant with Michelin influences.

Bubbas is run by Antoinette Ledford Jobson (and is named after her son) backed up by her Head Chef Anthony Cumberbatch who's worked at the Savoy under Anton Edelman and the Ivy as well as cooking for George Clooney and Mick Jagger. He's an experienced Caribbean chef, having most recently been at Caribbean Sce…

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