• Cheese Town is taking over Flat Iron Square for Easter weekend


    If you've been considering leaving town for Easter weekend, we may have news that'll make you change your mind. Returning for a third instalment is Cheese Town - the food festival (not to be confused with the dire Giant Cheese Board which broke the internet just before Christmas).

    Moving from Brixton to Flat Iron Square in Borough the event features a range of street food traders, all serving up something deeply cheesy. So there's:

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  • One night, four restaurants - booking opens for Action Against Hunger's Moveable Feasts


    You've got to hand it to Action Against Hunger, the folk at that charity really know how to put an interesting sounding event together. And they usually have some top restaurant partners in whatever they do. So we're not that surprised to hear about their upcoming Moveable Feasts.

    If you've ever been on one of the London Restaurant Festival's Gourmet Odysseys, this is along similar lines although you'll be walking between each restaurant - just as well, really.

  • Scotch Egg Challenge 2018 shortlist revealed


    Updated 8/2/18 with auction details

    Has it really been eight years since the Scotch Egg Challenge first pitted London's chefs against each other in a battle to come up with the best deep-fried egg combo? Apparently so as the eighth bout of this annual contest is about to come round again.

    Taking place at The Canonbury pub in Highbury & Islington on 21 February, the challenge will be hosted by author and writer Joe Warwick. The judges

  • The Great British Bab Off will see five restaurants competing for the Best London kebab title

    The Great British Bab Off will see five restaurants competing for the Best London kebab title

    A good kebab can be a great thing - but want to know what's better? Enjoying kebabs by five of London's top restaurants going head-to-head over who makes the best one.

    That's the premise behind the Great British Bab Off [or GBBO if you prefer] - a charity event conceived of by Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, founders of Soho’s gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab.

    Taking place on

  • Bake for Syria is back in Spitalfields Market

    Bake for Syria is back in Spitalfields Market

    Exciting news for fans of cake - and all for the best possible cause - Bake For Syria is happening again on Saturday November 18th. It's all in aid of Unicef's vital work with Syrian children, and will bring together the country's very finest bakers and bakeries, in the lovely surroundings of Old Spitalfields Market.

    The inaugral event earlier this year raised more than £10,000: that's a lot of cake - with all profits going to

  • #CookforSyria returns for a second year

    #CookforSyria returns for a second year

    A veritable who’s who of London’s restaurants are about to get a touch more Syrian when #CookforSyria returns for a second year.

    Each restaurant will add a dish with a Syrian twist to their menu for the month-long initiative, with £2 from the sale of each going to UNICEF’s Children of Syria appeal.

    A seriously HUGE number of restaurants are involved (and we’ll list them all below) but some of the standouts include a

  • The Severn Sisters feast is a female food and drink team-up in Borough Market

    The Severn Sisters feast is a female food and drink team-up in Borough Market

    An event for the calendar is coming up - the Severn Sisters Feast which sees 11 women from the world of food and drink team up. The night is a platform for established and emerging female talent in the industry, and to raise money for Action Against Hunger.

    Set up by Romy Gill, the event features: Zoe Adjonyoh, Rosie Birkett, Xanthe Clay, Natasha Corrett, Elly Curshen, Maria Elia,

  • Duck and Waffle is having a midnight feast and you're invited

    pdrduckHead up to the 40th floor private dining room for a late night dinner with an epic view

  • Sushi and champagne with Charles Heidsieck's Maverick Encounters

    sushiknivesOne champagne house is tapping into the market for unique encounters. We went along to check it out.

  • Carnaby Street Eat festival will be first time to try Darjeeling Express food


    If you like being the first to try any new restaurant, you should make a date for the Carnaby Street Eat food festival this summer. The one day event has all manner of great food offerings planned, but it'll also be the first opportunity for Londoners to try dishes by Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express, whose first permanent restaurant will open shortly afterwards in Carnaby’s Kingly Court, as well as the soon-to-open Ugly Dumpling.

    On the day itself there'll be picnic

  • Noble Rot is teaming up with Gymkhana for a special dinner and more

    Noble Rot is teaming up with Gymkhana for a special dinner

    Noble Rot and Gymkhana – two of our favourite restaurants - have just announced a special one-off collaborative wine dinner to be held on Monday 27 February.Hosted by award-winning sommelier Sunaina Sethi and Noble Rot founder Dan Keeling, the dinner marks the launch of a month-long collaboration between the Bloomsbury wine bar and Michelin-starred Indian restaurant.

    Hosted downstairs at Gymkhana, guests will be led

  • Chefs and judges announced for the 2017 Scotch Egg Challenge


    Updated 19/1/17 with shortlist

    After six years, the Scotch Egg Challenge is now one of the key dates in the London food calendar. This year's event will take place at The Canonbury in Islington on 8 February.

    Confirmed judges for the event itself include Fay Maschler from the Evening Standard, Ben Chapman of Smoking Goat and Kiln and Bob Granleese of the Guardian, while the evening will be compered by Joe

  • London's best restaurants and bars for a January detox

    detox 600Good bye, mince pies. Hello 2017 and a healthier, brighter-eyed you, brimming with well meaning New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’re doing Veganuary, Dry January or just generally want to clean up your act, here’s where to do it in London.

  • See, try and taste everything chocolate related at 2016's The Chocolate Show in London

    choc week 700The Chocolate Show is the largest event of its kind in the UK - find out what to look forward to at this year's event.

  • Lyle's reveal their line-up for 2016's Game dinners

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    If you've wanted to attend either of Lyle's previous two game events but weren't fast enough off the mark, then this year might be the year you finally get to go. Hot Dinners have the scoop on the 2016 line-up for this top chef event and it looks pretty unmissable.

    The gist of it is that Lyle's chef James Lowe invites really interesting chefs from all over the world to come and cook over two days in October. But the dinners are the


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