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Eat Like a Girl Niamh Shields takes over the kitchen at Islington's Homeboy

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Regular readers of Hot Dinners will know that we're keen supporters of the Irish in London. As second-generation Irish ourselves we're always delighted to be able to bring Londoners a taste of Ireland here in this city.

But we couldn't be more thrilled to break the news that one of our favourite food bloggers and authors Niamh Shields - better known to some of you as Eat L…

Read more: Eat Like a Girl Niamh Shields takes over the kitchen at Islington's Homeboy

Church Road in Barnes sees Sonny's taken over by an ex-Elystan Street team

Rebecca Mascarenhas and Phil Howard's Sonny's gets a new name, look and team. And the menu at this neighbourhood Barnes spot sounds very good indeed.…

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Crudo is a grab and go cevicheria opening on Riding House Street

If raw food bowls are your thing, but you're after something a bit punchier - then this new South American and Latin American inspired grab and go joint will be right up your street.…

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Pret's autumn menu includes salt beef sarnies and the return of their mushroom risotto

How do you know that it's autumn? No not by looking at the calendar, silly. Obviously it's the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte back at Pret. Duh.

Even better than squash-flavoured hot drinks, is the news that they've got a load more new menu items. Things you're going to want to know about include:

The new toasted foccacias

Using an olive oil and rosemary focaccia choose from - Brie & Baco…

Read more: Pret's autumn menu includes salt beef sarnies and the return of their mushroom risotto

Le Deli Robuchon and Le Comptoir Robuchon are opening in Mayfair

Following the death of Joël Robuchon last year, his famed London restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon also shut its doors this year. At the time, however, there was talk that the restaurant would appear in another guise in Mayfair, and that's definitely the case - but it appears that it's launching with two distinct parts.

Both will be part of the new 7 Clarges Street development, a new bui…

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L'Enclume takes the top spot again in the 2020 Good Food Guide

Waitrose has unleashed its latest Good Food Guide, and that means that it's time for another restaurant run-down as it comes with their top 50 restaurants in the country. And this year sees L'Enclume taking the top spot, just pipping London's Core by Clare Smyth, which was no 3 last year, to the top. In fact, the top three is just a light reshuffling, as last year's no 1, Nathan Outlaw, is now no…

Read more: L'Enclume takes the top spot again in the 2020 Good Food Guide

Test Driving Da Terra at the Town Hall - an exemplary restaurant hiding in plain sight

The Town Hall has done it again with Da Terra, an excellent restaurant that has its influences in Latin America and Italy. We went to check it out.  …

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Join The Jugged Hare for the Murphia Games dinner

Join The Jugged Hare’s infamous gourmet dinner series this game season, The Murphia Games, as they enjoy the finest culinary creations from Ireland’s most celebrated chefs.…

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Padella is coming to Phipp Street in Shoreditch - updated

Updated 9/9/19 with confirmation of address

They're famed for having London's longest queue (and a recent visit confirmed, yes it is a very long wait at peak times) so hearing that Borough's fresh pasta restaurant Padella is opening a second restaurant is very good news. 

If you haven't heard of them - here's a quick primer. Set up by Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda of Trullo in Islingto…

Read more: Padella is coming to Phipp Street in Shoreditch - updated

Albie is The Hoxton's Southwark's all day dining restaurant

Southwark's hip new Hoxton hotel may be going big on its rooftop seafood spot, but it also has this buzzy ground floor all day dining restaurant with a plant-based focus.…

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Omar Allibhoy is opening his latest Tapas Revolution in Westfield Stratford

Omar Allibhoy is back in East London with the latest Tapas Revolution. This time around, there will be a lot of paella on the menu - and "Press for Cava" buttons. …

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Hideaway is the latest pop-up from Ollie Dabbous at Chelsea Barracks

Ollie Dabbous is back at Chelsea Barracks (a fancy new housing development), where he popped up last spring, with another pop-up. This time it's a cafe called Hideaway. 

This time the pop-up is "inspired by the outdoor world" so expect a rustic look to the cafe and plenty of foliage. The food offering this time around will be Dabbous twist on cafe fare, so you can expect:

  • Ibaiama sauscisson…

Read more: Hideaway is the latest pop-up from Ollie Dabbous at Chelsea Barracks

Picture Marylebone and Picture Fitzrovia announce shock closure

Sad news over the weekend as the team behind Picture announced that they'll be closing both their restaurants, on Portland Street and in Marylebone, from next month.

After six years, they've made the difficult decision to close up both businesses on 5 October. For "many boring reasons" they've found it hard to keep going and "we are making this decision....whilst we are in a solid position to clo…

Read more: Picture Marylebone and Picture Fitzrovia announce shock closure

Backyard Cinemas unveil their Capital Studios space at Wandsworth

Wandsworth gets its own cinema, street food and craft beer complex as Backyard Cinemas open their first permanent space at the Capital Studios.…

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