Old Street

  • ravioliFrom the team behind Fitzrovia spot Foley's, this new restaurant on Old Street roundabout already has the buzz of a place that's been open for ages. We went to check it out.

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  • niall davidon of nualaWell done Silicon Roundabout. Not only has the area lured Foley’s to open the new Italian Passo on City Road, but now the same little corner is set to be the home of Niall Davidson’s first restaurant, Nuala, a cosy-sounding sounding affair with lots of inventive riffs on classic countryside cuisine, a central firepit and Irish music to see you through the evening.

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  • Bel-Air brings wholesome LA-fare to Farringdon with their second branch Inside Shoreditch's giant M by Montcalm hotel (the one with the optical illusion windows - you know what we mean), there's a new restaurant by the name of PLATE from very well-connected chef Arnaud Stevens. Inside, they'll forgo tablecloths and sommeliers in the name of casual dining, and include a downstairs bakery that'll serve a bread flight with matching butters.

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  • passo city roadThe team behind Foleys and the Rum Bar are heading to Old Street where they’re opening a pretty sizeable new restaurant, which will be serving Italian-via-LA cuisine from 7am to midnight all week long.

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  • Bento box pop-up Mission Sato comes to Old Street and Bermondsey from ex-Story chef

    Bento boxes are always a reliable go-to when we’re in a Japanese restaurant, with their comforting array of rectangular portions that guarantee you a little bit of everything. About time they took a turn in a spotlight, which is why we’re delighted to hear about a new Bento box pop-up called Mission Sato, which opened earlier this month. And not only that, but the man behind it is Angelo Sato, who previously worked

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  • donarita

    Kicking off today at Old Street station for two months is a Brazilian snack pop-up. You may already have tried Dona Rita's Pão de Queijo (or cheese bread) down at her stall at Druid Street Market. Made from cassava flour and cheese (so gluten-free too), each of these little cheesy puffs are made by hand by Dona.

    The snacks are apparently particularly good for breakfast, served with a short black coffee São Paulo style, or you can also smother them in jam if you're

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  • The Gibson celebrates their first year with new cocktail and locally sourced bar menu

    The Gibson, one of the hottest bars of 2016, is celebrating its first year in operation with the launch of a new cocktail and food menu.Going well beyond the standard crisp and nuts route, The Gibson’s new locally sourced menu features inventive flavours and exotic ingredients specially chosen to be enjoyed alongside their extensive list of award-winning cocktails.

    Led by Marian Beke

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  • ‘Healthy chocolate’ is now a thing thanks to Doisy & Dam

    Quinoa, sprouted buckwheat, spirulina and hemp seeds used to be mainly confined to the shelves of health food shops. But nowadays with a bit of effort, you can find them all over London - even in its chocolate bars. Now Doisy & Dam, purveyors of sweet superfood snacks, will be placing the spotlight on their healthy, organic chocolate bars from Monday when they launch their three-week

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  • magic roundabout

    Hot on the heels of the spate of 'all-under-one-roof' openings comes the freshly re-opened Magic Roundabout, a dine, drink and dance destination with a winter theme in Old Street.

    If you're after some festive revelry, but you're a bit too old for Winter Wonderland then get merry in the middle of one of London's biggest roundabouts. Hot Dinners ventured in to investigate.

    While it's definitely strange to realise you're

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  • Blondies Kitchen milk and cookie pop-up is coming to Old St Station

    Possibly the most perfect winter pop-up is heading to Old Street station from October. Blondies Kitchen Milk and Cookie Pop-Up Bar will combine the gooiest cookies with a range of special milk for the ultimate comfort food. Cookies on offer are:

    • Classic - milk choc chip 
    • Double Chocolate Tahini 
    • Gluten Who? – peanut butter oats 
    • Oreo Stuffed Nutella 
    • Cookie Dough
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  • 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

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  • sardine 600Backed by Stevie Parle this new neighbourhood spot mixes Med charm with smoke and fire

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  • dipping ramenThe daddies of hipster ramen have a new gaff - we went to check it out.

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  • maki

    If you're a sushi fan you may be interested to learn that a new company is setting itself up to challenge the likes of Itsu and Wasabi. Maki started out as a streetfood stall before launching with a store near Spitalfields and they've just opened up their second store in Shoreditch.

    The company was founded by two Scottish brothers Antony and Daniel Woodcock and say they're the only sushi chain to have trained sushi chefs in every store hand-rolling all sushi. And their

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  • Test Driving Santo Remedio - London gets a long awaited authentic Mexican restaurantWe take a visit to Santo Remedio, a new Mexican restaurant in Shoreditch finally bringing some authentic Mexican cuisine to London.

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