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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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South London tapas - we test drive Boqueria

We try out the new contemporary tapas bar between Clapham and Brixton.…

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Hélène Darroze adds American flavour to her weekend brunch at the Connaught

We've already been once to try out Helene Darroze's weekend brunch at the Connaught, but when the chef herself issued a personal invitation to pop back and try the new American dishes she'd added to the menu it seemed churlish to refuse.

So we headed back to Mayfair on a hideously damp and drizzly Sunday morning, happy to throw ourselves on the mercies of the staff there, wanting nothing more than…

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Burgers, shakes, ice-cream with alcohol - Meatmarket in Covent Garden

 

We welcome the Covent Garden meat emporium from the people behind MEATliquor.…

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Trying out Greg Malouf's new menu at Petersham

With all the hoo-ha surrounding Skye Gyngell's departure from Petersham Nurseries Cafe which she raised - however unintentionally - to Michelin-star status, it was always going to be hard finding someone to fill her shoes. Hot Dinners was invited this week to pop down to Petersham to meet the man they think can do that and more - Australian chef Greg Malouf.

Malouf left his popular restaurant Mo M…

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Great British Revival: Test Driving Roast Restaurant at Borough Market

The arrival of new Hix-trained chef Marcus Verberne gives Borough's Roast a new lease of life.…

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