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Dehesa in Soho extend terrace and introduce weekly barbecues

While the weather holds, you should think about popping down for the first Basque-style barbecue from Salt Yard Group's Dehesa on Ganton Street, just off Carnaby Street, tonight. They've just extended their outside terrace on to Kingly Street as well, making it the largest terrace in Soho apparently. 

The really good news is you can book ahead and request a terrace table, so unless they're ja…

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Zagat unveils 30 under 30 foodie list

It's all about the young uns at the moment. Next week we have the announcement of the Young British Foodies and last night was the reveal of Zagat's 30 under 30. It's a list they've done regularly in the States - but this is their first UK version - in which they highlight the most promising chefs, mixologists, sommeliers and more who "represent the future of the English restaurant industry.” …

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Piccadilly to close for Jubilee street party

[Updated 24/5/12 with more picnic food details]

The whole of Piccadilly from Piccadilly Circus to St James will close on Sunday 3rd June 2012 for the one of the biggest street parties of the Jubilee weekend. The Big Jubilee Lunch will see Londoners either bringing their own lunch to enjoy at trestle tables along the road, or buying food from stalls and shops along Piccadilly.

Supporting the event…

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Free beer and pizza masterclasses in Islington, Bloomsbury and Tower Bridge

We thought that headline might grab your attention. It's always pleasing when the adage 'There's no such thing as a free lunch' turns out to be utter bunkum.

Thanks to the generous souls at Birra Moretti, some lucky Londoners will get the chance to have a better than average lunchtime with gourmet pizza masterclasses popping up at three locations over the summer.

Italian chef Giancarlo Caldesi wil…

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A first look at Sushisamba, opening at the top of the Heron Tower

As the weather finally perks up in London, what better time to hear of a new restaurant with not one but two spectacular terraces? We've known that SUSHISAMBA was opening at the top of the Heron tower (just opposite Liverpool Street) for a while but this is our first chance to find out what's planned (along with some artist's imagery).

The two terraces will flank the restaurant and both promise to…

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Greg Malouf announces supperclub dates for Petersham

We're sure that Petersham Nurseries Cafe is a fabulous place to go for lunch, but having only tried it for a special dinner we can say there's something quite magical about eating there in the evening with the room illuminated by candlelight.

Happily this is now something you can experience for yourself as Head Chef Greg Malouf has just announced a series of Saturday night supperclubs at the nurse…

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Mark Hix tells us all about Tramshed in Shoreditch

With Chef Mark Hix’s latest venture Tramshed finally here, Hot Dinners were invited for a behind-the-scenes look at the man in action just days before the restaurant's official opening to the public.

Climbing over furniture, boxes and squeezing our way past busy chefs and restaurant staff, we spy Mark standing underneath a Damien Hirst original piece, commissioned exclusively for Tramshed. A large…

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Ten Bells to open with ex-Ledbury chef heading up kitchen

One of our favourite restaurants, the Young Turks at the Ten Bells went out with a blaze of glory last month. But all is not lost. Most of the crew are returning to the scene of their triumph next month with a revised offering.

The new Upstairs at The Ten Bells, which opens on Friday 22 June, will feature - from the original team - chef Isaac McHale with Daniel and Johnny from The Clove Club work…

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Pitt Cue Co returning to the South Bank in June

Pitt Cue Co. was one of the biggest hits of last Summer and has since gone on to be even more of a success as a restaurant in Soho. And now the trailer's being cleaned up, ready for a triumphant return to the South Bank in June.

Hot Dinners caught up with Pitt Cue Co's Tom Adams to find out what's in store for the coming months.

"Thea, our assistant manager, and Fred, one of our chefs will be runn…

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Three star dining - we try Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

It's one of only four three Michelin starred restaurants in the UK - we went to see what makes it rank so highly.…

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The Martin Bros latest City gastropub - we try the Jugged Hare

We check out the latest pub from the Martin Brothers and tell you what to order, where to sit and more.…

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‘Bukhara’ London pop-up launches at the Sheraton Park Tower

Renowned as an award winning Indian culinary institution for 35 years, Bukhara is recognised as one of the world’s best Indian restaurants and is set to take London by storm at an exclusive two week pop-up at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel in Knightsbridge beginning today. We popped along for the launch last week to see what delights Executive Chef Manjit Gill has recreated from the menu of the De…

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Terence Conran to sell off his last links to D&D restaurants

Terence Conran is to sell off his interest in the restaurants he first founded. Conran and equity partner Caird Capital have decided to put their shares in the D&D restaurant chain up for sale. It’ll mean a complete break from some of the iconic restaurants Conran founded when he first set up the Conran restaurants empire back in 1991.

It is understood that Conran and private equity partner Ca…

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Soho and Smithfield pubs are first London boozers to turn vegetarian

If we were going to take a punt on the first London pubs to turn fully vegetarian, it's safe to say that we'd never have picked one in Smithfield market or a legendary Soho boozing spot to be among them. But Alastair Choat, owner of Soho's Coach & Horse and The Smithfield Tavern, has just announced his plans for them both to be full vegetarian/vegan. A founding menu of the Sustainable Restaura…

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Champagne + Fromage shop and bistro puts down roots on Wellington Street

Following a pop-up venture just before Christmas, champagne collective French Bubbles has just opened a more permanent spot on Wellington Street. The 30 cover venue will focus on 'champagne et fromage' and feature a shop selling artisanal, limited production grower champagnes with an exclusively French fromagerie and a bistro.

Champagne + Fromage will have a cellar of 25 award-winning champagnes,…

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