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Dan Doherty is taking over the Royal Oak in Marylebone

Update - Dan Doherty tells us all about the new pub, right over here.

Original story follows

Dan Doherty has been very busy of late. Not only is he a judge on the BBC's Britain's Best Home Cook and is getting ready to open a restaurant in New York, but now we know what his plans in London are. He's just bought the Royal Oak in Marylebone and that will be his London base going forward.

Detai…

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Malt + Pepper bring their beer-soaked menu to King & Co for three-month residency

By now, Clapham craft boozer The King & Co must surely have one of the London’s most frequently changing kitchen rosters, having just announced yet another residency. This time it’s Malt + Pepper, who’ll be taking the reins for a slightly longer pop-up spanning three months, themed all around everyone’s favourite summer tipple, beer.

Malt + Pepper want to focus on beer as an ingredient, rathe…

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10 Anthony Bourdain quotes on food that show what a top bloke he was

This feature could have been ten times as long, because so much of what Anthony Bourdain said or wrote was - well - brilliant. You may not have agreed with him, but then as Bourdain himself, said, that was OK too.

In honour of the chef, writer and TV presenter who was found dead today,  we picked ten of our favourite Bourdain quotes to show why what he wrote and broadcast made such a differe…

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dies at 61

Anthony Bourdain, arguably one of the most famous food celebrities in the world, has died at the age of 61. At the time of writing, information is unclear, but it's being reported as an apparent suicide. 

The statement - released by CNN, reads:

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, f…

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Zelman Meats just added a whole heap of snow crab to the menu

If crab is your thing, then snow crab definitely needs to be on your to-try list. And thanks to Zelman Meats in Soho, now's your chance. They've just taken in 500lbs of snow crab and it's on their menu right now in their Soho branch. 

We're told it's "Canadian snow crab, fished the Nova Scotia way" and they're offering it at £15 for 1 lb of steamed Canadian snow crab with a garlic and l…

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Morso brings grappa galore and homemade pasta to NW8

The team behind Morso have been biding their time at their Bloomsbury and Holloway Road pop-ups, but now they’ve finally secured a permanent location in NW8 from which to dish out sharing plates, pastas, and cocktails made with their beloved grappa.…

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Thanks to Soane’s Kitchen, you can now have bottomless brunch in a walled garden

With bottomless brunches, guest chefs, and a light, summery menu served from within a walled garden, there’s about to be a whole heap of new reasons for you to make the trek out west to Walpole Park and Soane's Kitchen.…

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New London restaurant openings to look forward to this Summer

We've rounded up the key restaurants you need to have on your restaurant radar this summer - all of which will make staying in town over the summer a total delight.  …

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Test Driving Neptune - a stylish seafood spot in Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury just got itself a very stylish seafood restaurant - we went to see what Brett Redman and Margaret Crow have done with Neptune at The Principal on Russell Square.…

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Ex Fat Duck head chef and sommelier are teaming up for a new London restaurant

Ex Fat Duck Executive Head Chef's next venture will be in London and that he's also teaming up with another Fat Duck Alumni, Master Sommelier Isa Bal.…

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Mao Chow vegan Chinese brings its devilled eggs and sashimi to Behind The Wall

 

East London's popular vegan Chinese restaurant Mao Chow broke the hearts of plant eaters across town when its last pop-up at Pamela finished. But now owner Julian Denis whose self-proclaimed "inauthentic Chinese Food" broke Instagram with shots of incredibly realistic looking vegan 'eggs' in various Chinese dishes has moved it to a more permanent footing.

They open at Behind the Wall in Ha…

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Hank's Burgers and Beers are coming to the Deptford Market yard arches

They've been a staple of the Deptford street food scene for some time, and now Hank's are launching their first permanent site in an arch at Deptford Market Yard, with their Burgers and Beer restaurant.

It's clearly a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin type of place - with the burger offering being:

  • The Big Cheese - 6oz aged beef patty, American cheese, Hank’s secret burger sauce, lettuce and pin…

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Test Driving Brigadiers - an extraordinary Indian gastropub in The City

We head to The City to Brigadiers to find out what an Indian Gastropub looks like when it's from the same people as Gymkhana and Hoppers.  …

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Chef Tony Fleming tells us why The Baptist Grill at L'oscar will be a place

London's newest stylish hotel, L'oscar (read our story on its opening here) has opened for business in Holborn. And running the food side of things is Tony Fleming - who picked up a Michelin star at Angler in the South Place Hotel. With the hotel's all-day spot Cafe 'Oscar already open and the main restaurant The Baptist Grill about to receive its first official diners, Hot Dinners caught up with…

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