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Million Pound Menu winners Baba G's are coming to Camden with their first restaurant

After winning an episode of the BBC's Million Pound Menu, street food legends Baba Gs are finally settling down with their own restaurant in Camden. They'll have their famed burgers and some brand new dishes too.

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Guy Ritchie's new Fitzrovia pub The Lore of the Land serves beer and venison from his country estate

Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.…

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Pophams Bakery are bringing patisserie and pasta to Hackney's Richmond Road

Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night.…

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The salted yolk lava buns at Din Tai Fung are finally here

So we missed this when they launched last week - but think it's well worth bringing to your attention as a public service announcement. When we first visited Din Tai Fung, among the things we really wanted to try were the salted egg yolk custard lava buns - made with duck egg yolk. We'd heard talk of them, they sound amazing and they LOOK amazing. But were, alas, not available. Until now.&nb…

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Mayfair's Guinea Grill serves up a meat-laden breakfast for the first time

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We only recently revisited the Guinea Grill ourselves to remind us why this Young's pub is one of London's best steak restaurants (not to mention top Mayfair pub). And now it looks like there will be another reason to head there - it's launching a breakfast that it describes as "unlike any other". 

Clearly, that's fighting talk, but a quick look at the menu…

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New Turkish kitchen The Mantl opens in Knightsbridge

The Mantl is offering up a modern take on Turkish cuisine in the heart of Knightsbridge.…

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Secret Samosa Club are back with bangers 'n mash samosas

 

Earlier this year, Canadian Rick Matharu's Secret Samosa Club popped up in Borough with their cheeseburger samosa and now he's back with another new creation for their latest pop-up (and for a much longer run) in Dalston. And yes, he's converted the British institution bangers 'n mash into a samosa.

But the bangers aren't the only samosas that are on offer. Also on offer (as well as a…

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The Arches is Bethnal's Green's newest eating and drinking quarter

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The development of East London's railway arches into places to eat and drink (as opposed to get your car fixed) continues apace with the latest section by Bethnal Green opening over the bank holiday weekend.

The Arches at Malcolm Place currently features three places to eat or drink. We Are Tap Room say they're serving up the best of East London’s breweries on 24 taps. The…

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Test Driving Emilia - a restaurant and wine bar to shake things up in Mayfair

The team behind Quality Chop House, Clipstone and Portland turn to Mayfair and Italy for their fourth restaurant, taking over the space at Bonhams.…

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El Pirata in Mayfair celebrates 25 years in London with a 25 year old menu

Here at Hot Dinners, we do write a lot about brand new restaurants opening in London - but it's just as important to celebrate the stalwarts of the scene. And El Pirata in Mayfair, which is about to reach its 25th year in business, is definitely one of those. They're even saying they'll have served 6 million tapas dishes by the time of the anniversary. 

And the Spanish tapas restaurant…

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Masterchef finalist Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat pops up with Crab Anatomy in London's Belsize Park

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He went down a storm as a MasterChef finalist, now Dr Nawamin Pinpathomrat is back throwing what sounds to be an unmissable popup in London. Crab Anatomy which, he says merges his medical science knowledge and cooking ability.

He'll be using freshly caught Cornish Crab from Rob Wing in St Mawes in a variety of ways. "It’s always been my dream to combine the best of Briti…

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Atul Kochhar is doing a chicken tikka pizza for Manifesto Pizza

In a move that's bound to make folk like Aldo Zilli need a long sit down, pizzeria Manifesto in Battersea is bringing in Atul Kocchar for their next guest chef pizza.

Atul’s Chicken Tikka Pizza will feature his spicy karahi sauce, chicken tikka, red, green and yellow peppers and fresh coriander.

Manifesto’s founder Vittorio Maschio says he's "thrilled with Atul’s take... he’s an amazing chef, an…

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Sub Cult's award-winning sandwiches get a permanent City spot

They've been street food legends for five years and now Sub Cult are getting a much-deserved permanent place in the City. With brand new subs along with the classics, this looks like your new City lunch spot. …

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