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Peruvian haute cuisine - we try out Lima

We check out the latest addition to the Peruvian dining scene in London.

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Corbin & King in Piccadilly - we check out Brasserie Zedel

We try out Corbin and King's affordable French brasserie right in the heart of Piccadilly.…

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Soho Ramen - checking out Tonkotsu on Dean Street

We check out the new ramen bar from the people behind Tsuru Sushi.…

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Philip Howard in Barnes - we try Sonny's Kitchen

We try out Rebecca Mascarenhas and Philip Howard's revamped restaurant in Barnes.…

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Russian home cooking in Knightsbridge - we try Mari Vanna

We try out the Russian restaurant deep in the heart of Knightsbridge.…

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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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