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Pophams Home is the interiors shop that you'll want to blow your paycheck in

They've already caused an Insta storm with their beautiful pastries and perfect pastas, now London bakery Pophams has designs on your interiors.

A week ago they launched Pophams Home - an online store just packed (in a beautiful, Marie Kondo style way of course) with beautiful items for the home. As they explain it, the shop's "a chance to share the artists and creatives, whose styles and st…

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The Windmill in Mayfair gets a touch of The Guinea Grill magic

If you’re a fan of the steaks, the fish and chips, and the Guinness at Mayfair pub The Guinea Grill (take a number) and often struggle to get a table, then its renowned pub manager Oisin Rogers has revealed that he’s about to spread some of the magic around.…

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Test Driving Rondo - Hoxton Holborn's new seasonal spot

The Hoxton hotel in Holborn has a new restaurant which brings together an ex-St John chef and one of the people behind Quality Chop House. We head down for a look. …

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Tayer + Elementary reopens with Kitchen FM doing the food

A Hot Dinners exclusive

One of London's coolest bars reopens tonight with a hot new food offering. Tayēr + Elementary by Alex Kratena and Monica Berg created quite the stir when it first opened (you can read our Test Drive here) with its cutting edge cocktails and an equally innovative food offering by Tata Eatery.

Closed since lockdown, it's opening with new drinks AND a new food partner. From t…

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Tendril are popping up with a plant-based menu at the Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho

Now properly back in business, Soho's Sun and 13 Cantons is continuing its series of very interesting pop-ups (they hosted Darjeeling Express before Asma Khan opened their first restaurant) with its next - Tendril. This was actually due to start in late March but, well we all know what happened then. So now things are ready to properly kick off again.

It comes from Rishim Sachdeva, previously at…

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Gordo's pizzeria arrives in Dalston

Dalston has itself a new pizza parlour and it looks like this might be a bit special. Gordo's comes from Jesse Elias, who has previously been the senior GM at Yard Sale in Clapton before going it alone, so he should have a fair bit of pizza know-how under his belt.

We caught up with him to find out a little bit more. "At Gordo's, we wanted to be a more traditional pizzeria on the menu but mo…

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Fortnum's is selling dishes from Sabrina Ghayour's new book Simply

Sabrina Ghayour's new cookbook, Simply: Easy everyday dishes, is already a bestseller on Amazon even though it's only been out for just over a week. But if you like to try before you buy, then you should head down to Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly.

For September they're selling a range of ready-made dishes from Sabrina's book in their food hall. It's the first time fans of the author who haven…

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The Berenjak Bazaar adds new kababs, a mazeh box and more...

Their kabab kits are coming in for high praise and now Berenjak is going one step further with the launch of Berenjak Bazaar - designed to be a one-stop-shop for Persian feasting. 

As well as the original kabab kit - they're adding something new, the Kabab e Tond kit which features both poussin and lamb rump. As before, it comes with the metal skewers and lavish bread so you can create the b…

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Dishpatch adds Bubala and Farang meal kits for September

We've mentioned a few times about how impressed we've been with the release of so many great meal kits both during the lockdown and since. Some companies have emerged that work specifically on bringing several restaurant's meal kits under one "roof". One of those is Dishpatch - who did the Bong Bong's meal kit that we Test Drove a few weeks back.

They have a new roster of meals every month -…

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Test Driving the new Waffle and Bellini Hour at Bob Bob Ricard -

Now there's a new way to start the weekend in London - with fresh waffles and bellinis at the never-knowingly-understated Bob Bob Ricard...…

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Test Driving the Ned's Sunday Feast as it reopens for the new normal

The Ned's epic Sunday Feast buffet is back in action, post lockdown. We went to see how a Covid-era buffet works in practice. …

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Keeping track of the restaurants that are closing in London

Here at Hot Dinners we mainly focus on the hottest restaurants in town, as well as new openings. But the London restaurant scene is ever-changing and that means some restaurants fall to the wayside. With that in mind, we're keeping track of the notable restaurants that London has lost over the past year.…

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Where you've been dining out in London's reopened restaurants

With London restaurants back up and running. we've pulled together the best of your dining-of Instagram shots. This week - Parrillan, Scully, Hawksmoor, Brawn & more...…

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East London's oldest Indian restaurant goes viral in Twitter plea

Now this is a story to warm the cockles of your heart. Last night Twitter user Mehnaz took to social media to try and drum up some support for her dad's restaurant in Aldgate.…

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Bosporus by Leicester Square is a taste of Turkey (via Dubai)

London gets the first UK outpost of this popular Dubai chain which promises an authentic Turkish experience. …

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