Gastroblog

Gastroblog

Treehouse London hotel by Broadcasting House will have Toca Madera - a Mexican restaurant with amazing views

Taking over the old Saint George's Hotel by the BBC's Broadcasting House, on Langham Place is the American Treehouse hotel group and they've brought in the high-end Mexican restaurant group Toca Madera to run the high-rise restaurant.

Read more: Treehouse London hotel by Broadcasting House will have Toca Madera - a Mexican restaurant with amazing views

Test Driving Charlie's at Brown's hotel - a return to classic dining

Adam Byatt has taken over the restaurant at the classic Brown's hotel in Mayfair with Charlie's. Seasonal dishes and some favourites from Trinity are on offer - we went down for a look.…

Read more: Test Driving Charlie's at Brown's hotel - a return to classic dining

Brooklyn Brewery hosts London pop up with Williamsburg's Vinnie's Pizzeria

Crossing the pond this month will be top NYC pizzaiolas Vinnie's Pizzeria who hit town for a three day 'Brooklyn By the Slice’ pop-up at Paradise Slice on Brick Lane.

The Williamsburg pizzeria, which first opened back in 1960, will be putting on a one-off menu collaboration between themeselves, Brooklyn Brewery and Paradise Slice. There'll be three limited edition pizzas paired with three brews a…

Read more: Brooklyn Brewery hosts London pop up with Williamsburg's Vinnie's Pizzeria

First look: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught reopens after 10th birthday makeover

Two months after closing for a major refurbishment to coincide with the restaurant's 10th birthday, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught has now reopened with quite the new look.

Hot Dinners popped down for a preview dinner at the weekend to check out the work of Parisian design team Pierre Yovanovitch Architecture d’Intérieur and to try out Helene's new menu for the restaurant.

In just eight weeks th…

Read more: First look: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught reopens after 10th birthday makeover

Calici on Belsize Lane will be a neighbourhood Italian restaurant and wine bar

New to Belsize Lane is Calici - a neighbourhood Italian restaurant with wine bar, serving up regional, modern dishes, making their own pasta, and going big on Italian wine.…

Read more: Calici on Belsize Lane will be a neighbourhood Italian restaurant and wine bar

Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant Oren in Dalston

After multiple residencies across town, Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant in Dalston. Expect Mediterranean food with a touch of Tel Aviv. …

Read more: Oded Oren is opening his own restaurant Oren in Dalston

Anne-Sophie Pic is bringing her millefeuilles to Selfridges

If you've been to Anne-Sophie Pic's restaurant La Dame de Pic, you'll know that one of the highlights of the meal is the very impressive millefeuille dessert at the end. It's VERY instagrammable. Now she's bringing the millefeuille to Selfridges - but as a trio of three flavours. 

They'll be on offer at The Fount Bar by Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) on the shop's ground floor.…

Read more: Anne-Sophie Pic is bringing her millefeuilles to Selfridges

Firebrand to open their second pizzeria in Clerkenwell, with all-day cafe Diggs next door

Firebrand pizza has won a lot of fans in its original Marylebone site - and now they're opening a second pizzeria in Clerkenwell. But that's not all, as they're also opening Diggs, an all-day cafe next door. …

Read more: Firebrand to open their second pizzeria in Clerkenwell, with all-day cafe Diggs next door

Jake's Vegan Steaks bring their Philly Cheezesteak to a permanent spot on Holloway Road

Having grown a huge fan base for their vegan Philly cheezesteaks, this plant-based street food trader has opened its first permanent spot on Holloway Road.…

Read more: Jake's Vegan Steaks bring their Philly Cheezesteak to a permanent spot on Holloway Road

Allegra at The Stratford - all you need to know about the Patrick Powell restaurant

The former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse is moving up in the world, literally. He's opening this seventh-floor restaurant with sky garden in The Stratford in, yes, Stratford. …

Read more: Allegra at The Stratford - all you need to know about the Patrick Powell restaurant

Journey is a globe-trotting immersive restaurant from the people behind the Breaking Bad bar (complete with Champagne puking unicorn)

The people behind ABQ (the Breaking Bad-style cocktail bar) are gearing up for their next immersive experience, taking over the World's End Distillery in Chelsea for a travel-themed restaurant, with something of a twist of course. 

It's all based around travelling - you choose the "route" you want to take and you'll get a two-hour 4-course and 4-drinks tasting menu (each one has a vegan…

Read more: Journey is a globe-trotting immersive restaurant from the people behind the Breaking Bad bar (complete with Champagne puking unicorn)

Ukrainian restaurant Pampushka is popping up at Soho's Sun and 13 Cantons

The Sun and 13 Cantons in Soho is gearing up for its next residency - this time it's the turn of Pampushka, serving up Ukrainian dishes from the pub in a six-month pop-up. 

The Anglo/Ukrainian family - Maksym Shpachynskyi, his wife Elisha Shpachynska and their brother-in-law, chef Rob Neale, are aiming to serve up Ukranian dishes with a British twist. Planned for the menu are dishe…

Read more: Ukrainian restaurant Pampushka is popping up at Soho's Sun and 13 Cantons

Former Noble Rot sommelier is opening atis in the Atlas Building on City Road

If you're living or working near Old Street roundabout, then a new lifestyle spot opening up on City Road might be for you.

atis is going to be serving up salad bowls, juices and more in the ground floor of the newly-opened Atlas Building on City Road. The duo behind it are husband and wife team who want to serve up food that's "a bowl of food that will be full of flavour, healthy and nutritious"…

Read more: Former Noble Rot sommelier is opening atis in the Atlas Building on City Road

Parliament's prorogation means the Peers' dining room is opening to the public again

 

Whether you think it's perfectly legitimate or a gross affront to democracy, the proroguing of Parliament has one side benefit - it heralds the reopening of the Peers Dining Room to the public.

The Pugin-wallpapered dining room is impressive, but make sure you arrive in time to have a pre-lunch drink in the bar with its views over the Thames.

The menu this year is extremely British, with t…

Read more: Parliament's prorogation means the Peers' dining room is opening to the public again

Julie's Restaurant  in Holland Park is reopening with Shay Cooper as chef

12/9/19 - updated with pics of the interior and the opening date

Martin Amis wrote about it, Kate Moss had parties there and Tina Turner danced on the tables - ever since it opened back in 1969 Julie's Restaurant in Holland Park has had A-list glitter sprinkled all over it. It was the kind of place you'd find Princess Diana having lunch with her besties or Mick Jagger having dinner a deux with Pr…

Read more: Julie's Restaurant in Holland Park is reopening with Shay Cooper as chef

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive

Hot Dinners on Instagram