• Meatballs and Beer unite for Hackney's Mason and Company

    Meatballs and Beer unite for Hackney's Mason and Company

    The next restaurant to open in the Hackney food hub Here East is a combo meatball and beer joint, Mason and Company. It's a collaboration between Ed Mason, founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company, and Rachel Jones, founder of street food stall, Capish?. 

    Yes, there

  • Here East brings new restaurant vibe to the Olympic Park in Stratford


    We've already covered the imminent opening of The Breakfast Club and Gotto(from the folk at Mele e Pere) as part of the continued ongoing development of the Olympic Park. Now we've found out more about the other bars and restaurants opening on

  • The Breakfast Club's next opening is at Hackney Wick


    Super popular breakfast chain The Breakfast Club have a new East London opening planned. They'll be hitting up Hackney Wick next month.

    The new cafe will be at HereEast on the banks of the River Lee and will serve up all their usual dishes from the old school pancakes and berries to the newest recipes such as fried chicken with sage waffles, maple syrup and chili butter.

  • Moro chefs to open second Morito on Hackney Road


    13/4/16 - updated with opening date and dishes from the menu

    The pair behind one of London's best loved restaurants, Moro, are expanding eastwards. Sam and Sam Clark are going to be opening their third restaurant, another Morito, on Hackney Road in May. Here's what we know so far:

    • The new kitchen will be headed up by Samantha Clark and Marianna Love who is currently Head Chef at Moro
    • They'll be open all day serving made-to-order
  • Ellory to start serving a set lunch at the weekends


    We're all about a bargain set lunch here at Hot Dinners, which makes the news that hot new Hackney bistro Ellery is starting to serve from next week, pretty high on our to-do list.

    With two courses at £20 and three courses at £23 Friday to Sunday, there'll also be bar snacks to start such as mussels on toast or fennel and grapefruit

  • Machine No 3 neighbourhood bar to open in Hackney


    Opening its doors on Hackney's Well Street this week is Machine No. 3 - a brand new neighbourhood bar from the folk behind The Three Compasses in Dalston.

    The 70-seater bar will be cocktail-focused with drinks ranging from the Smoky Tommy - Gusano Rojo Mezcal, Agave, Lime (£7) to Black Feather - Baron de Sigognac VS, Lillet Blanc, Sec, Peach Bitters (£8). There'll also be wide range of craft beer (expect to see pale ale served up by brand new Dalston brewery

  • Lombardy restaurant Il Cudega to open in Hackney

    Lombardy restaurant Il Cudega to open in Hackney

    Updated 23/9/15 with soft launch and opening details.

    Think Lombardy and think Milan: one of the top foodie destinations in Italy - and now coming to Hackney with a new deli, wine bar and restaurant dedicated entirely to the region opening in London Fields.

  • The Five Star burger comes to Climpson's Arch for one night

    The Five Star burger comes to Climpson's Arch for one night

    For the second year running, The Five Star Burger event is bringing together five big names in aid of Action Against Hunger for a pretty special burger.

    Launched by Tom Hunt of the newly opened Poco Tapas, the burger will have two 50 Day Aged Native Breed Patties from Bleecker St. Burger which will be topped with a trotter Cotechino made by Jackson Boxer, Comté cheese,

  • Supper club turned restaurant - we Test Drive Pidgin

    We head over to Hackney to try out the supper club turned restaurant from James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy. 

  • Lobster Bar brings lobster benedict, lobster rolls and more to Hackney

    Lobster Bar brings lobster benedict, lobster rolls and more to Hackney

    It seems that London's love affair with lobster knows no bounds - and now a new venue offering everything from lobster benedict to lobster rolls is coming to Hackney.

    The appropriately-named Lobster Bar will open in Richmond Road - already home to the popular Lardo and Raw Duck. The team behind the popular Ivy's and Little Ivy's, Cristine Leone and Christina Lahaniati, say their latest venture

  • Ex Hedone chef Lee Skeet sets up residency at Hackney Empire

    Ex Hedone chef Lee Skeet sets up residency at Hackney Empire

    Now this looks like an interesting residency - on for four weeks only. Lee Skeet was head chef at Hedone and has also worked with Marcus Wareing and Tom Aikens before that. It's his second residency since popping up at Carousel and this one will be all about fish. The menu will change depending on the day's catch, but the draft one does look pretty good indeed:

    • Baked oyster, bone marrow and
  • Supper Tub brings cocktail, canapes and hot tubs canalside in Hackney


    We can't begin to tell you how much money we'd need to spend our evening with complete strangers in a hot tub sipping cocktails in our swimming cossies. But, on the offchance that some Hot Dinners readers will think "Hey that sounds right up my street", here's what you need to know about Supper Tub.

    As the name suggests, it's a hot tub popup taking place in Hackney. Either book a tub for you and 7 mates or take pot luck with a pair of tickets. Then

  • Patty & Bun head east to Mentmore Terrace by London Fields

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    When a Hot Dinners reader mentioned to us on Twitter that Patty & Bun had their eye on an East London arch, we went into investigation mode. Turns out the popular burger bunch have taken over a spot on Mentmore Terrace in London Fields, just beside E5 Bakehouse. And while the space is primarily intended as a prep kitchen for their two restaurants and truck -

  • Test Driving revamped Hackney gastropub The Richmond

    Elliot's Brett Redman has teamed up with Margaret Crow to bring a new lease of life to this pub in Hackney. We take a look. 

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