• Want to know where the restaurant in Boiling Point is?

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    What's Boiling Point?

    Released to rave reviews, Phil Barantini's one-take, low budget film Boiling Point is set in a fictional restaurant in Dalston and follows a single night in the lives of the chef (Stephen Graham) and staff (it's available to rent online now).

    And it's pretty authentic?

    It turns out that writer/director Barantini really knows what

  • Ngopi Indonesian cafe opens in Dalston with noodle toasties and banana lattes

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    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Dalston has a new coffee shop that genuinely sounds like it's adding something new to the area. Its owners are Jakarta-born folk who back in 2018 opened Birmingham's "first and only independent coffee shop with Indonesian vibes".

    Here in London they'll be serving coffee, light meals and beans to go. The menu, includes:

    • Fried Indomie Toastie - instant noodle
  • Corrochios is the new Mexican kitchen at Ruby's in Dalston

    Corrochios is the new Mexican kitchen at Ruby's in Dalston

    It's all change at Ruby's in Dalston on the food and drinks front as they unveil Corrochio's. It comes from Daniel Corrochio, a man who has run Ruby's itself before and now finds himself in charge of their food and cocktails. 

    Corrichio's leans on his heritage, with a menu of Mexican dishes matched with Mexican spirits and cocktails. Planned for the menu

  • The Duchess of Dalston is a new cocktail bar from the Callooh Callay team

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    Opening this month in the old Shep's spot next to Chick 'n' Sours is The Duchess of Dalston. And while new bars are a pound a penny in this part of Dalston, the provenance of this particular bar bodes well.

    It's from the team who brought us Callooh Callay and Islington's Little Bat bar. They're going big on locality and community - which means sourcing local ingredients for their drinks and using the

  • SSAW Collective and Newcomer Wines team up for a Spring residency in Dalston

    SSAW Collective and Newcomer Wines team up for a Spring residency in Dalston

    A promising new pop-up is landing at Dalston's Newcomer Wines for a spring alfresco menu. SSAW Collective (Spring Summer Autumn Winter) is a community of growers and makers focused on ethical and seasonal produce, while Newcomer itself focuses on an all organic, biodynamic and natural wine list. 

    Lulu Cox, former sous at Rochelle Canteen and head of SSAW

  • Three Sheets in Dalston are serving up lockdown sarnies you need to try

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    Since London bars have been closed for what feels like forever, some have changed up their offering during the lockdown.

    One such award-winning bar doing just that is Dalston's Three Sheets. Unable to open to serve up their normal cracking cocktails, they've been operating as a coffee and sandwich bar. And it's the latter part of that offering which has us interested.

    They've started teaming up

  • Test Driving the Jones & Sons steak night delivery meal kit


    Modern British restaurant Jones and Sons is delivering a steak night finish-at-home dinner that's a lot more than simply a great meaty main. We gave it a try. 

  • Filthy Buns is back at The Three Compasses with a new hatch, delivery and burgers

    Filthy Buns is back at The Three Compasses with a new hatch, delivery and new burgers 

    If you've had a craving for Filthy Buns burgers in Dalston, then you'll be pleased to know that not only are the burger slingers back and delivering - but they're also serving from a brand new hatch at the Three Compasses. 

    The new menu has eight meat buns and seven plant-based - so there's a big selection on offer and there are brand new burgers

  • Kraft Dalston sees German Kraft Brewery and Le Bab team up for restaurant and microbrewery

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    Aparthotel company Locke are clearly worth watching. Their Bermondsey building houses the new Dairy, their Aldgate hotel is currently the new home for plant-forward popup ...

  • Dalston's Snackbar launches a comfort food delivery service

    Dalston's Snackbar launches a comfort food delivery service

    Freddie Janssen's Dalston cafe Snackbar has been a big hit since it opened last year, and they've continued to evolve with the pandemic, launching a Snackbar delivery service just a day after the lockdown. Now they've completely reworked that as a permanent part of the cafe - called Snackbar at Home. 

    It's specifically designed for those people working from home - that's most of us, then - and it's all

  • Test Driving JAE by Jay Morjaria at Untitled - Korean drinking food to die for

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    We head to Dalston to check out Jay Morjaria's permanent residency, JAE, at Untitled bar - where the Korean drinking food makes you want to order everything on the menu.

  • Gordo's pizzeria arrives in Dalston

    Gordo's pizzeria arrives in Dalston

    Dalston has itself a new pizza parlour and it looks like this might be a bit special. Gordo's comes from Jesse Elias, who has previously been the senior GM at Yard Sale in Clapton before going it alone, so he should have a fair bit of pizza know-how under his belt.

    We caught up with him to find out a little bit more. "At Gordo's, we wanted to be a more traditional pizzeria on the menu but more vibey late-night space, so with the help of

  • Jay Morjaria is opening his restaurant JAE as a residency at Dalston's Untitled

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    His 'plant-forward' food was enough to win him a £500,000 stake on TV's Million Pound Menu. Now chef Jay Morjaria, is going to be showcasing that winning talent at his new Dalston residency, JAE.

    Having popped up with JAE at various spots across London over the past year or so, this new weekend slot at Untitled will be a semi-permanent base for Morjaria running every Thursday to Saturday night. 

    The menu focuses on

  • AngloThai with Friends kicks off a second series of special chef team-up dinners

    Anglo Thai and Friends kicks off a second series of special chef team-up dinners

    AngloThai (John and Desiree Chantarasak) are currently in the midst of a popular residency at Newcomer Wines in Dalston (the menu looks great - it's well worth a look). But now it's about to get even better. Following on from a similar collaboration series at The Dairy, they're about to relaunch their AngloThai with Friends in Dalston. 

    There's a pretty impressive

  • 40ft Brewery to celebrate reopening in Dalston with a 6ft beer

    40ft Brewery to celebrate reopening in Dalston with a 6ft beer

    While we're obviously very excited that restaurants are about to reopen, we're also just as giddy about the pubs, bars and taprooms returning across the city. And one of our favourites of the latter is definitely 40ft Brewery in Dalston. They're not only reopening their outside space, but they're also introducing a new drink to emphasise the required social distancing. 

    The 6FT is


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