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Loud, buzzy and insanely good ramen - we try out Bone Daddies

We have a look at London's newest ramen joint, Bone Daddies.

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Brixton dining with a difference - we check out Salon

Salon is a restaurant we've been keeping close tabs on since we spoke to Head Chef Nicholas Balfe about the opening last month and it immediately struck us as one-to-watch. This weekend we had an opportunity to try out this new restaurant from the ex-Head Chef of much-lauded Bruswick House Cafe and we had a lovely night out there.

It was a soft launch, so we'd expect a few things to be ironed out…

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Burgers and choc ices - an early look at Patty & Bun

The third part of what's being called the Burger Triangle (together with MEATliquor and Tommi's) opens later this week and, if our sneak preview is anything to go by, Patty & Bun sure to be a winner.

As we mentioned when we exclusively revealed the news of its opening, this marks the first full time venture of Patty & Bun by Joe Grossman, which has previously held extremely popular residen…

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Street Indian East London Style - we Test Drive Dishoom Shoreditch

We have a look at Dishoom's new East London offering, Dishoom Shoreditch.…

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Blanch and Shock in Islington - we check out House of Wolf

We have a look at the latest restaurant to focus mainly on meat, Shoreditch's Beard to Tail.…

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Mark Poynton's A Taste of Alimentum at the Landmark London

When chef Mark Poynton announced his three week London pop-up his timing couldn't have been better. Barely 24 hours later, he'd just picked up a Michelin star for his Cambridge restaurant Alimentum. Added to that, he was dropping hints left right and centre about opening somewhere in London. Hot Dinners' interest was duly piqued.

We were invited to try out the tasting menu at a Taste of Alimentum a…

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The Green Man and French Horn - test driving the bistro from the people behind Terroirs

This French bistro is the fourth place to be opened by Oli Barker and Ed Wilson - the chaps behind Terroirs, Soif and Brawn. We paid a visit to try it out.…

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A meat feast in Shoreditch - we check out Beard to Tail

We have a look at the latest restaurant to focus mainly on meat, Shoreditch's Beard to Tail.…

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Chicken Americana in Muswell Hill  – we test drive Chooks

The chicken trend extends further into North London with the opening of Chooks. We pop along to see what Muswell Hill's latest opening has to offer.…

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Revisting Wild Honey after the Brudnizki redesign

We head back to Wild Honey to check out the new look and the working lunch.…

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