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Signature martinis and sherry cobblers - we try Artesian bar at the Langham

There's been a lot written about where to get the best martini in London and to be perfectly honest, we're not such connoisseurs of the drink that we'd dare to proclaim one bar's efforts the best in town. That said, we had such a brilliant time drinking them the other week at the Artesian bar at the Langham Hotel, we'd quite happily recommend you'd at least include it in your quest.

This super-cen…

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Dish by dish: David Chang's dinner at the St John Hotel

On Friday night, having barely recovered from Taste Of London, the Hot Dinners team headed back out to Soho to see one of New York's most famous chefs in action. 

David Chang, of momofuku fame, was over for a two-night-only stint at Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver's St John Hotel just off Leicester Square. At £100 for food only it was certainly on the expensive side, but as we waddled ou…

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Basque tapas in Marylebone - we try Donostia

Marylebone's Seymour Place turns into a fully-fledged gastro-destination with the opening of new tapas restaurant Donostia. …

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The Parcel Yard is a haven in King's Cross

We pop along to a pub right in the middle of King's Cross that's taken over a Grade 1 building.…

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South Bank steak - Test Driving Gillray's at County Hall

We head along to the South Bank to try a 1kg steak at Gillray's. the revamped bar and restaurant at the Marriott County Hall.…

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Three star dining - we try Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

It's one of only four three Michelin starred restaurants in the UK - we went to see what makes it rank so highly.…

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The Martin Bros latest City gastropub - we try the Jugged Hare

We check out the latest pub from the Martin Brothers and tell you what to order, where to sit and more.…

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‘Bukhara’ London pop-up launches at the Sheraton Park Tower

Renowned as an award winning Indian culinary institution for 35 years, Bukhara is recognised as one of the world’s best Indian restaurants and is set to take London by storm at an exclusive two week pop-up at the Sheraton Park Tower hotel in Knightsbridge beginning today. We popped along for the launch last week to see what delights Executive Chef Manjit Gill has recreated from the menu of the De…

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Canalside seasonal treats - we test drive the Dock Kitchen

We try out the Stevie Parle's canalside restaurant The Dock Kitchen.…

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Danish sushi and yakitori in Wimbledon - Sticks n Sushi

We try out the new sushi and yakitori, originally a hit in Copenhagen, now opened in Wimbledon.…

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