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Duck and Waffle chef Dan Doherty joins Mary Berry on BBC's new Britain's Best Cook show

Dan Doherty, executive chef of the Duck and Waffle is a busy chap. Over the past year he's also been busy running a series of supperclubs for his Sprout concept, he then became a dad and now he's taking on the world of TV.

In an Instagram post at the weekend, Doherty revealed that he's joining the judges panel of the new Mary Berry show. Britain’s Best Cook will be an eight-week long TV competiti…

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Pizza versus pissa sees Harrods competing with Macellaio RC

There's a battle of the pizzas heading for Harrods - pitting the Neapolitan ‘pizza’ against the Ligurian ‘pissa’. Taking place in the department store's Pizzeria & Canti Prosecco Bar it'll see Harrods’ senior head chef Giuseppe Silvestri and a less familiar ‘pissa’ from Matteo Riganelli, guest chef Giuseppe Silvestri putting his pizza up for competition with a ‘pissa’ from Matteo Riganelli of…

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Test Driving Claw - crab and a whole lot more in Soho

Claw have graduated from pop-up to permanent restaurant with their new place in Soho. We head down for a Test Drive to see how they're settling in...…

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Neil Rankin's third temper (this time with pizza) is coming to Covent Garden's Mercers Walk

Neil Rankin's  temper restaurant once again reinvents itself, this time the fire-based chain will focus on pizzas with an extensive list of vermouths too.…

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Arkansas chicken chain Slim Chickens is opening in London

From Fayetteville Arkansas a chicken tenders chain has decided that London is the next city it wants to conquer with its southern fried chicken…

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Family-run flexitarian restaurant 184 Green and Grill comes to Notting Hill

In the 80’s, Alex Giri opened West London’s Canal Brasserie. Now, 30 years later, she’s back with her son Oscar in tow to bring flexitarian food to Notting Hill’s Kensington Park Road, with a separate cocktail bar featuring sharing plates.…

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A new Doughnut Time is coming to Notting Hill - and they'll have an Anna Scott doughnut

Ever been wandering around Notting Hill, looking for something to satisfy a doughnut craving? Yes, that's quite specific, but bear with us - because a new Doughnut Time (the Aussie import that's been popping up all over town) is opening their latest shop in the home of the Richard Curtis movie. And that's not the only reference to the film today, as they're launching a new Doughnut called the Ann…

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Mildred’s Dalston is serving a vegan burger that ‘bleeds’

Veggies and vegans: would you eat a burger that bleeds? What if it was 100% animal-product free?

If you’re at least semi-curious, then get down to the Dalston branch of veggie restaurant royalty Mildred’s, where you can try the B-12 burger from Moving Mountains, made with a pink, 'bleeding' raw patty of ‘plant meat’.

Okay - so it’s not quite as graphic as all that, but taking a look at the thing…

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31 Below is Marylebone’s new Med-themed cafe and bar

Marylebone’s new spot is a cafe by day, bar by night, and comes with a sunshine-soaked Mediterranean-themed menu, plus an indoor garden for you to enjoy.…

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YO! Sushi's latest opening will be at London Bridge Station

One of the first restaurants to open up as part of London Bridge Station's redevelopment is YO! bringing sushi and katsu chicken to commuters and locals…

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Test Driving Bowling Bird - a bit of a Smithfield secret

Tucked down a side street in Smithfield The Bowling Bird sets its store out as a place where the produce is of the highest quality and the wines are more than a match. …

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Nieves Barragan is opening Sabor in Mayfair's Heddon Street

They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant.…

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Top chef Massimo Bottura is doing a guest pizza at Hai Cenato

We love a good chef collaboration and a new one hitting Victoria next month is a pretty high powered one. The latest chef to take part in Jason Atherton's restaurant Hai Cenato’s monthly guest chef pizza series is three Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura.

So, if you haven't managed a trip over to Modena to try Bottura’s award winning restaurant, Osteria Francescana - which is also No 2 on the…

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Bar Bingo aims to offer London's coolest bar crawl

Ever wanted to be more in the know about London's coolest bars? A new company aims to do just that.

Bar Bingo is a cocktail based bar crawl where no bar is more than five minutes walk from the next. As founder Helen Glaberson explained to Hot Dinners "As industry insiders we take it for granted where the best bars are, but actually a great deal of Londoners don't know about some of the city's bes…

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PopCo are doing the food for VAULT Festival 2018, and that means ‘Thairitos’

Head down to the atmospheric underbelly of Waterloo to find the newest edition of Vault Festival 2018, complete with burlesque, mardi gras, and a whole heap of creative new street food courtesy of PopCo.

For their new menu, the PopCo duo have gone the route of hearty, greasy eat-with-your-hands food - perfect for keeping punters well fuelled. That includes some rather good sounding ‘Thairitos’ fe…

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