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Ippudo pick Goodge Street for their fourth London opening

If you're after somewhere in Fitzrovia to sit and slurp ramen, then this international ramen chain are hoping you'll pick their new restaurant on Goodge Street to do just that.

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Mama Shelter comes to London, opening in Hackney

Originating in Paris, Mama Shelter has spread throughout the world and has finally landed in London too. If you're unfamiliar with them, they're best described as cut-price accommodation with a bit of party central downstairs, all from the family that co-founded Club Med. We stayed in the Paris Mama Shelter earlier this year and found it to be a very handy base in the 11th. 

As for the Londo…

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Red Hand in Dalston has some compelling cheese toasties you'll want to try

Here at Hot Dinners, we're particularly partial to a good cheese toastie, so news of a whole bunch of them hitting a menu in East London certainly got our attention.

Red Hand opened earlier this year on Stoke Newington High Street - the bar serves craft beer and cocktails on tap, focuses on natural wines and small batch spirits.

In the kitchen is chef Rebecca Lever from I Will Kill Again and she'…

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Huge drugs bust at Gatwick turns out to be Purezza's vegan cake mix

British Transport Police thought they'd made a massive drugs bust this week when a suitcase stuffed with bags of powder was found at Gatwick Airport Station.

The only trouble is that the dodgy looking 25 bags weren't filled with a Class A substance but, rather more boringly instead, a huge quantity of vegan cake mix. It turned out to belong to vegan pizzeria chain Purezza.

In a statement issued l…

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Ozone to launch second site in Bethnal Green this October

Coffee roasters Ozone are opening an all day hangout in Bethnal Green with coffee, Antipodean dishes, and cocktails.…

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Try Britain's best street food at the British Street Food Awards finals at Hawker House

The annual British Street Food Awards is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, with the finals of the competition taking place once again at Street Feast’s Hawker House, on September 13th and 14th.

There will be 16 finalists from all over the UK cooking at Hawker House over the two days, with each having come through regional heats over the past few months for their place in the final. Eac…

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Wilder Restaurant and Bar will take over the basement space at Boundary London in Shoreditch

Sir Terence Conran has teamed up with an experienced chef to transform the fortunes of the lower ground restaurant at the Boundary London, reopening as Wilder.…

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London's restaurant folk react to Marco Pierre White on women in kitchens

Another day, another restaurant opening - that's the cue for another interview from chef Marco Pierre White in which he holds forth, spouting all sorts of nonsense. This time it's via a restaurant interview with the Irish Independent in which Pierre White throws out all manner of sexist claptrap. 

It's a predictable cycle which once again has resulted in loads of press coverage for the 'rent…

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Adam Byatt takes over Brown's with Charlie's restaurant

Best known for his Michelin-starred Trinity in Clapham, Adam Byatt is taking on the food at classic hotel Brown's in Mayfair with Charlie's. There will be some trolley action too. …

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Yard Sale Pizza are opening on Hackney Road - and they're bringing calzones

With pizza restaurants in Finsbury Park, Clapton, Walthamstow and Leyton - it's now time for Hackney Road to join the Yard sale Gang. And there are some new calzones on the menu...…

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Lewis Hamilton gets into the plant-based burger biz with Neat Burger

Already one of the more famous vegans, Lewis Hamilton is now opening his very own plant-based burger restaurant, Neat Burger, just off Regent Street. …

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New London restaurants coming in September 2019

As we enter autumn, there are a lot of new restaurant openings on the horizon. From new places by Richard Corrigan and Jason Atherton through to chicken and waffles from Nas and lots more besides - there's much to get excited about in September.…

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Test Driving Wun's - a 60s-style Hong Kong late night spot you won't want to leave

The team behind Bun House have turned this, their first restaurant in Soho, into a late-night drinking dive where the food and cocktails compete for your attention.…

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West African restaurant Akoko to launch in Fitzrovia with a MasterChef - The Professionals finalist in charge

Akoko is the first project from last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila. He'll be opening this West-African influenced restaurant in Fitztovia…

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Spelzini in Shoreditch to become Luigi’s Bar at night

 

There’s a bit of a shake up happening at Spelzini, the Italian cafe within the Forge and Co co-working space on Shoreditch High Street. During the day it is to remain Spelzini, offering, sandwiches, salads, and coffee, but from September 26 onwards it will now be known as Luigi’s Bar in the evenings.

Although Spelzini currently has an evening offering, Luigi’s Bar is to apparently have all…

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