Test Drives

Test drive

Test Driving Vins in Canonbury - the neighbourhood's wine bar

Tucked away in the heart of Canonbury, Vins is a neighbourhood wine bar with an interesting, ever-evolving menu. We pop by for a look.

Read more: Test Driving Vins in Canonbury - the neighbourhood's wine bar

Test Driving Bancone - a fresh pasta bar for Covent Garden

Bancone is the latest fresh pasta bar to hit London, this time with a Giorgio Locatelli alumnus. We head along for a look.…

Read more: Test Driving Bancone - a fresh pasta bar for Covent Garden

The summer edition of Cocktails in the City – here’s what you should sip

Cocktails in the City are back again for their summer edition, bringing together 24 of London’s finest cocktail bars and bartenders for their two day festival in Bedford Square Gardens.…

Read more: The summer edition of Cocktails in the City – here’s what you should sip

Test Driving Kyseri in Fitzrovia - another Turkish winner from the people behind Oklava

Laura Christie and Selin Kiazim already have success in Shoreditch with Oklava - and now they've brought their take on Turkish cuisine to Fitzrovia with Kyseri. We went down to try it out. …

Read more: Test Driving Kyseri in Fitzrovia - another Turkish winner from the people behind Oklava

Test Driving Gazelle Mayfair - Tony Conigliaro's bar and restaurant that's like a private members' club open to all

Tony Conigliaro has opened a bar and restaurant in Mayfair that's an evolution of the food and drink at Dalston's Untitled, but in a far swankier setting. We head down for a look.  …

Read more: Test Driving Gazelle Mayfair - Tony Conigliaro's bar and restaurant that's like a private members' club open to all

Beef and Champagne - we test drive Charles Heidsieck's new summer pairing at Great Fosters

Charles Heidseick champagne has joined forces with Surrey hotel Great Fosters for the perfect summer dish paired with their Champagne.…

Read more: Beef and Champagne - we test drive Charles Heidsieck's new summer pairing at Great Fosters

Test Driving Sambal Shiok - a laksa bar and much more on Holloway Road

Mandy Yin's popular pop-up has finally settled down in permanent digs on Holloway Road. We went to see why everyone's raving about her laksas.…

Read more: Test Driving Sambal Shiok - a laksa bar and much more on Holloway Road

Test Driving BOB's Lobster - the lobster roll van finds a parking spot at London Bridge

BOB's Lobster, best known for their excellent lobster rolls, have parked their street food van right in the middle of their new restaurant. We head along to see what else is on the menu. …

Read more: Test Driving BOB's Lobster - the lobster roll van finds a parking spot at London Bridge

Sustainable restaurant CUB goes alfresco for a summer supperclub series

If, like us, you consider al fresco dining to be the pinnacle of a London summer, then Cub’s series of Secret Garden Supper clubs are an event you won’t want to miss. Scheduled for dates in July and August, the sustainability-focused restaurant is taking their experience outdoors with a series of Sunday supper club events held in community gardens across London.

To find out more, we stopped by th…

Read more: Sustainable restaurant CUB goes alfresco for a summer supperclub series

Test Driving Llerena - a slice of Extremadura on Islington's Upper Street

Sourcing their food direct from their own farms in Extremadura, the family behind new Islington tapas spot Llerena can be quietly confident their food is worth crossing town for.…

Read more: Test Driving Llerena - a slice of Extremadura on Islington's Upper Street

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive

Hot Dinners on Instagram