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Your guide to the restaurants and cafes opening up at Royal Wharf London

Down at Royal Wharf, a large new waterside development in London’s Royal Docks in Newham, there's a whole host of new restaurants and cafes getting ready to open over the summer. Here's our guide to what's moving in:

  • Sushinoen - from the folk who run Sushinoen on Whitechapel High Street, this is all about Japanese home-cooking and freshly made sushi. It'll serve up an Omakase menu of sashimi and…

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Test Driving Coqfighter - legendary fried chicken hits Soho

They've made quite the name for themselves trading at Boxpark in Shoreditch, but the move to Soho sees these fried chicken folk able to expand their repertoire.…

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New London restaurants coming in July 2019

Here are the top new restaurants that will be opening in July. This month we have a new opening from the Lyle's team and two big new buildings are unveiled - The Standard Hotel in King's Cross (with Adam Rawson's restaurant) and Manhattan Loft Gardens in Stratford (with Patrick Powell's place). …

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Flesh and Buns are launching the lunchtime Poke-Don mash-up

Flesh and Buns are getting into the poke business - but they're doing it with a twist. Called Poke-Don, they'll be creating a hybrid between a poke dish and a donburi. Poke was made by Japanese communities in Hawaii using cut raw fish and a selection of fruit and vegetable toppings - adapted from donburi, where cooked rice was topped with ingredients from other parts of their menu…

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LIMA restaurateurs are opening CARACAS at Westfield London

It's all about the arepa at this new South American dining spot opening up at Westfield London shopping centre…

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Mo Diner is a Mediterranean 30s-style diner from Momo

Next door to Momo in Mayfair (and referred to as its "playful cousin") Mo Diner takes the American diner concept on a spin through the Med - both with the look and the twist to all the food. …

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St. JOHN are opening a bakery at Fora in Borough

St John are bringing their famous doughnuts and madeleines to the Fora workspace spot in Borough…

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Lucky and Joy are popping up with their regional Chinese food in Spitalfields for July

If you missed Lucky and Joy on any of their recent residencies, then July is a time to make up for that. Led by Pete Kelly and chef Ellen Parr, they'll be back serving up regional Chinese food at La Despensa in Second Home Spitalfields. Their favourites will be on the menu as well as new dishes inspired by recent trips to China. We were rather impressed when we visited their Bethnal Gre…

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Here's what went down at The World's 50 Best Restaurants ceremony for 2019

The world's top chefs and restaurateurs gathered in Singapore today for the reveal of the World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2019. Celebrating its 18th year, the awards were always going to be a particularly interesting watch this year given two big changes to the voting system.

To start with they'd made an effort to ensure the voting panel was gender balanced to promote inclusivity. But the bigges…

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The strange story of London restaurant Passyunk Avenue's mascot theft

So the rest of London might be obsessing over the Tory leadership campaign and the many, MANY Boris and Carrie sitting in a park memes, but here at Hot Dinners we've been completely caught up by the disappearance of the Passyunk Avenue much-loved Philadelphia Eagles mascot head.

The story kicked off two days ago, when the Fizrovia restaurant, which specialises in Philly cheesesteaks, and is stuff…

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The Stratford Brasserie takes over the ground floor of The Stratford

The Stratford Brasserie second restaurant to be announced in the fancy The Stratford building. It's an all-day brasserie that should have a very impressive look - coupled with an enviable outside space. …

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Test Driving Circolo Popolare - the Big Mamma team go even bigger in Fitzrovia

First came Gloria, now Big Mamma have brought us Circolo Popolare in Fitzrovia. We popped in for a first look - it's mad as ever, but backed up by great food.…

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Harrods' big food hall revamp continues as The Dining Hall is unveiled

We're now in the final stages of Harrods' Food Hall 2.0. Over the course of almost two years, the famed department store has been slowly unveiling a multi-million pound redesign of its food and drink emporium. Firstly, there was the revamp of the wine department, followed by the roastery and bake hall and then the fresh market hall. And this week, they've unveiled the next big opening - the…

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Tamarind restaurant group unfairly dismissed whistleblowing staff over concerns about chicken stock in halal and vegetarian dishes

You know that thing, when you can see a storm on the horizon, thundering closer and closer? Well that's probably how the restaurant group Tamarind must be feeling right now.

An explosive news story appeared this morning in trade title The Caterer. It reported on an employment tribunal hearing over two managers who took the restaurant group to court for unfair dismissal over challenging the r…

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