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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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Bubblewrap waffles are coming to Covent Garden, all ready for Instagram

Instagram fave Bubblewrap are unveiling a new store, this time in the heart of Covent Garden. Expect all the popular flavours and some special exclusives for the new store too. …

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Brat extends its popup at Climpson's Arch

27/8/20 - updated with details of an extended residency

After being without Tomos Parry's excellent Brat restaurant for a few months - it returned in two different incarnations. 

Over the past month, one of the huge successes of post-lockdown pivoting has been the Brat x Climpson’s Arch residency. It saw Parry going back to his roots as he had previously been in the kitchen there f…

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Taka Mk II comes to Marylebone, with new dishes - including a wagyu sando

They already had a small, popular restaurant in Mayfair and now Japanese restaurant Taka are heading to Marylebone, where The Providores used to be. A much larger space, they'll have lots of new dishes (including a wagyu sando) and some great-sounding cocktails. …

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Test Driving Gunpowder London's DIY kit - the famed Kashmiri lamb chops come home

Gunpowder are known for their excellent Kashmiri chops. Now they have an at-home version of them - we tried it out.…

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What's going on in London over the August Bank Holiday weekend

It's the last big hurrah of the summer - three days for you to eat and drink your way round London. And - don't faint dead away now - it's actually supposed to be sunny as well! Here's what London's restaurants and bars have planned for the August bank holiday weekend.…

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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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Beam cafe is coming to Notting Hill

They've already opened successful cafes in Crouch End and Highbury and next up for Beam is a move west to Notting Hill.…

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Ruth Hansom takes over the menu at the refurbished Princess of Shoreditch

Taking proper advantage of the lockdown, The Princess of Shoreditch has had something of a revamp while it's been closed so it'll be returning with a new look next month. It's also coming back with a brand new head chef who you may have seen on Great British Menu - Ruth Hansom.

She'll be taking on the menu in the upstairs restaurant with dishes based on British provenance. That'll include:

  • Surre…

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