• See the line-up of chefs taking part in Hawksmoor's Action Against Hunger Dinner 2016

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    There aren't many guarantees in life, but if there's one thing that's certain it's that the line-up at Hawksmoor's annual Action Against Hunger's dinner will be top-notch. And the 2016 group of chefs taking part for the 2016 charity dinner certainly doesn't disappoint.

    Guest chefs this year will work alongside Group Executive Chef Richard H Turner, each taking on particular course. So there'll be The Dairy's Robin Gill on canapés, Tomer Amedi from The Barbary

  • Sardine kicks off Gallic dinners with a bouillabaisse night

    Sardine kicks off Gallic dinners with a bouillabaisse night

    It's already been lavished with glowing reviews - now there's even more reason to visit Alex Jackson's lovely Hoxton restaurant Sardine: on the last Monday of every month they'll be laying on a proper Gallic feast.

    Each event will feature a particular French recipe or special occasion, starting on Monday 26th September with a classic Bouillabaisse night. Alex and team have adapted a recipe from the doyenne of

  • The best foodie events at London Cocktail Week 2016

    cocktailweekLondon Cocktail Week returns for 2016 – here’s our pick of the best dining and cocktail events.

  • London's Design Biennale opens with three food and drink installations


    The first London Design Biennale opens today at Somerset House featuring over 30 countries from six continents presenting new works exploring the theme Utopia by Design. The good news is that some of the art is good enough - indeed it's designed - to eat.

    1. Buy Syrian sweets

    For the French installation, Memories of Syria are collected and shared through le bruit des bonbons — The Astounding Eyes of Syria in a bid to preserve, stir up and

  • First look at this year's Magic Dinner menu


    If you consider yourself a serious London foodie then we can't think of a better way for you to blow £100 than tickets to Magic Breakfast's Magic Dinner. This is the second event hosted by the brilliant charity and they've got the hottest line-up imaginable.

    The deal is that there are 100 tickets, priced at £100 each for a six course dinner cooked by seven of London’s most exciting chefs. The whole thing takes place at Hoi Polloi at Ace Hotel, with the evening's

  • The best burger specials in the run-up to National Burger Day

    rerformIt's nearly time for National Burger Day - where places all over town will have 20% off burgers all...day...long. So you might as well start planning now for a burger-centric day. 

  • London's first Croquetas Challenge is happening - and we're judging!


    We've had the Scotch Egg Challenge and Slider Decider, now London is about to host the first ever Croquetas Challenge. Ember Yard is going to be the venue for the inaugural contest this September and they have an amazing list of restaurants taking part.

    Contestants who have already signed up to put their croquetas to the test are Salt Yard, Social Wine & Tapas, José Pizarro, The Modern Pantry, Brindisa Kitchens, Oldroyd, Aqua Nueva, Duende, Copita, Barrica,

  • 69 Colebrooke Row is having a street party with Bellanger and Oldroyd


    We've got to say, we like the way street parties are going. They're no longer the kind of thing where the best you could expect food and drink-wise would be some curling sarnies, pasta salad of dubious origin and some lukewarm sauvignon blanc.

    And the one that has Hot Dinners' name written all over it (not literally) is the Colebrook Row street party in Islington this weekend. Tony Conigliaro’s cocktail bar 69

  • Where to watch, eat and drink the Rio Olympics in London this summer

    pizap.com14700771330311We've handed over the baton to Rio, so it's time to sit back and enjoy the Olympics from a restaurant beside the Olympic stadium rather than in it. Here's what London's restaurants and bars are doing for it

  • The London Restaurant Festival is back for 2016 - find out what's on

    The London Restaurant Festival is back for 2016 - find out what's on

    Back for the eighth year, the London Restaurant Festival returns this October with a line-up that includes Angela Hartnett, Michel Roux, Richard Corrigan, Theo Randall, Yotam Ottolenghi, James Lowe and more...

    There are all manner of events taking place - so here are some of the ones that piqued our interest...

    • Festival menus - all over town, these are special menus - ranging
  • Top London chefs plan beach banquet down in Cornwall this summer


    No, this beach isn't on the Cote d'Azur as we first thought, it's actually in Cornwall, meaning you can head down here and spend your pounds without worrying about the effects of Brexit. And if that in itself isn't enough to entice you down to the South West how about the lure of a whole bunch of London chefs cooking an amazing beach BBQ?

    Top London chefs will be travelling to Cornwall this August to deliver a wood-fired beach banquet, prepared with Cornish

  • Summer Camp brings food events to Town Hall Hotel

    Summer Camp brings food events to Town Hall Hotel

    Plans for a European holiday this summer suddenly thrown into chaos? If you're stuck here for the duration - we've got word of a Summer Camp full of food and craft related workshops and events.

    It's being hosted by At The Table - formerly known as TOAST, which is expanding its creative repertoire along with the new name. The events will all be held at Hackney's Town Hall Hotel, starting with a summer barbecue party on July

  • Soho Food Feast pulls together the best of Soho for 2016

    Soho Food Feast pulls together the best of Soho for 2016

    It's been long seen as one of the best events of the year - and now tickets for this year's Soho Food Feast have JUST gone on sale. The two day event in July has some of the very best of London's culinary scene gathered together in St Anne's Gardens on Wardour Street - and all proceeds go to the Soho Parish primary school.

    And WHAT a line up. The stalls

  • There's a Natural wine and Hamburgé Salon happening at Big Fernand


    We love burgers. And we love wine. So the idea of Big Fernand and The Remedy collaborating for a Natural wine and Hamburgé Salon sounds just peachy to us. This one night event will see The Remedy heading over to Big Fernand on Percy Street where they'll be hosting a mini wine bar pairing natural and biodynamic wines by the glass for a fiver with Big Fernand’s burgers.

    So there'll be La Garnacha Olivdada de Aragon – an old vine garnacha from Asturias, Northern Spain

  • BAFTAs 2016 - we get a sneak preview of the official dinner

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    For most folk, 14 February is either the day you're most (or least) likely to be heading out to dinner with your other half. But for the A-listers, it's not so much Valentine's Day as BAFTA day. And when all the showtime shenanigans are over and everyone has has their pic snapped on the red carpet, the great and good of the showbiz world will head on over to Grosvenor House for the official awards dinner and after party.

    At the awards, canapes include


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