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Bush Hall Dining Rooms – bringing British food to the heart of Shepherd’s Bush

We head west to Shepherd's Bush to check out strong cocktails and cracking food at this ‘true neighbourhood restaurant’.

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Mark Sargeant returns to London - we check out the revamped Plum & Spilt Milk

Mark Sargeant returns to London to take on the menu for Plum and Spilt Milk at King's Cross. We pop down to try it out.…

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Trying the pop up crustacea bar at The Churchill Bar

Just a few minutes walk from the madness of Oxford Street is the Hyatt Churchill which you may or may not know also happens to be the location for one of London's top Italian restaurants Locanda Locatelli. Well, the hotel also has a rather nice bar with a terrace and when they invited Hot Dinners down to try their summer pop up crustacean bar, it didn't take much to persuade us.

Having spent the l…

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Mayfields in Hackney - we test drive a neighbourhood gem

This small neighbourhood restaurant has been creating waves on Twitter. We headed to Hackney's Wilton Way to see just what the fuss was all about.…

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We head to a Bermondsey backstreet to try out hot dogs at The Miller Pub

We head to the Miller Pub, home to Street Kitchen's latest residency and their first foray into hot dogs.…

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High Rise Modern British at Aqua Shard

It's back up the Shard for us as we try out the next restaurant from the Aqua Group, Aqua Shard, which is their first take on seasonal British Cuisine.…

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Test Driving Hutong at the Shard

We head up to the 33rd floor of the Shard to check out Aqua's new restaurant, Hutong.…

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Test driving the raw menu at Texture

We pop along to north of Oxford Street to try out the new raw menu at Michelin-star restaurant Texture.…

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Posh Fish & Chips - we test drive the Fish & Chip Shop in Islington

We head along to North London's new local chippy to see what ex-Caprice Holdings Des McDonald has created with his upmarket Fish & Chip restaurant on Upper Street Islington.…

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A restaurant reborn - Test Driving One Leicester Street

Once the St John Hotel, we head along to see what's now at One Leicester Street.…

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