• Scout is the new British bar being opened by Matt Whiley in Shoreditch


    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Hot Dinners can exclusively reveal details of Scout, a new bar from cocktail guru Matt Whiley, which is set to open in Shoreditch next month. Located on Great Eastern Street, Scout aims to shift the way we think about cocktails and drinks, by championing seasonal British ingredients. The drinks list will change regularly as produce from farmers and growers comes in and out of season – adopting an approach more commonly used by

  • Nanashi Japanese kitchen opens on Rivington Street


    Slipping almost under the radar (and frankly, only spotted because we went past it last night) is new Shoreditch sushi spot Nanashi. It's appeared on Rivington Street in a room with a pared-back modernist look.

    As for the menu, it's pretty much what you expect, split into the usual mix of sushi, sashimi, gyoza, udon and tempura. A few things caught our eye, namely:

    • sushi burger - fried rice buns with fresh veg, salmon or tuna in a spicy sauce vegetable
  • DIY dessert calzones and BYOB at Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch


    27/2/17 - updated with launch details.

    What: Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

    In a nutshell: BYOB + pizza

    Summing it all up: Pizza Pilgrims are opening another branch, this time in East London. Diners will also be able to bring chocolate bars to be turned into dessert calzones, and the local offy will have a fridge of Italian wine so you can BYOB in style.

  • Tratra from Stéphane Reynaud takes over the Boundary basement in Shoreditch


    What: Tratra

    In a nutshell: French chef Stéphane Reynaud opens his first UK restaurant in Shoreditch

    Summing it all up: Shoreditch’s Boundary hotel will see a revamp of its entire basement, taken over by Reynaud who'll be dishing up charcuterie and other meat dishes influenced by his childhood in the Ardèche region.

  • Le Bun comes to Brick Lane and celebrates with free truffle cheeseburgers

    Le Bun comes to Brick Lane and celebrates with free burgers

    Only recently extending their Dalston residency, Le Bun are now coming deep into the heart of Shoreditch, setting up their van on Brick Lane. So you can expect their burgers with a very French touch to appear there Monday - Sunday, noon to 12pm (and by delivery too). As for what's on the

  • Traditional Japanese dining in Shoreditch with Sanjugo London

    Traditional Japanese dining in Shoreditch with Sanjugo London

    What: Sanjugo London

    In a nutshell: Traditional Japanese food in in Shoreditch

    Summing it all up: Shoreditch's newest Japanese restaurant has plenty of familiar favourites, from sushi to tempura, and includes some more exotic items, like baby octopus and sparkling sake.

  • Extra Fancy comes to London at the Blues Kitchen for three nights only

    Extra Fancy comes to London at the Blues Kitchen for three nights only

    Another New York restaurant is making the trip to London as New York's Extra Fancy is popping up in the Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch for three nights only. They're a very popular Brooklyn seafood and crab shack and they'll be bringing their best dishes over for a surf vs turf mash-up menu against Blue's Kitchen's Texas offering. 

    So from Extra Fancy, there

  • Craft wine bar Pomaio opens on Brick Lane with orange wine, prosciutto and polenta

    Craft wine bar Pomaio opens on Brick Lane with orange wine, prosciutto and polenta

    For the past few years, the craft alcohol market has been all but monopolised by beer, so it’s refreshing news that east London has just seen the opening of a new craft wine bar from two Tuscan brothers. Pomaio will feature wines from small, independent vineyards producing biodynamic, organic wine in the heart of Italy’s wine country.

    Not only will there be plenty of classic whites and reds on

  • Smokestak

    Smoking meats in Shoreditch
  • Hopscotch brings feel good vibes, buns and cocktails to Brick Lane

    Hopscotch brings feel good vibes, buns and cocktails to Brick Lane

    Hopscotch, a playful new bar and restaurant that’s all about the atmosphere, has landed in Brick Lane. They’re serving up buns, ‘bombs’ and cocktails, in a venue with a 1am license that’s full of cool little touches that make it perfectly suited to its East London location. The man behind it all is Jonathan Cowley, who’s got an impressive list of names under his belt, including Milk &

  • Smokestak Test Drive - steampunk barbecue in Shoreditch

    smokestak 600Popular street food brisket purveyors have put down roots...

  • A new Patty & Bun is coming to Shoreditch

    A new Patty & Bun is coming to Shoreditch

    Update 11/11/16 with soft re-launch info

    The Patty & Bun at Shoreditch is re-launching and they've adding 50% off food for a week into the bargain. And there's more seating for everyone while you're scoffing your food. The soft launch runs from 11-18 November 2016, and it's for walk-ins only. 

    Original story follows

    Super popular burger chain Patty

  • Tapas Brindisa relaunches in Shoreditch with a regional tapas menu


    Brindisa’s Shoreditch restaurant is set for a winter makeover when it relaunches as Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch. Aside from a pretty serious refurb, the menu’s set to have a bit of a revamp as well. It’ll still be bursting with the quality Spanish food Brindisa are famous for, but this time with a new focus on rural and coastal regions, specifically around the east and south of Spain spanning from Cadiz to Catalonia. It’s due in no small part to the influence from

  • Smokestak are opening their first restaurant in Shoreditch


    24/10/16 - updated with opening date

    If you've been to Street Feast and tried SMOKESTAK's amazing food - you'll know just how big a deal it is that they've announced their first restaurant opening in Shoreditch.

    The whole thing is the brainchild of David Carter, who used to run front of house at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges and Roka. In fact Hot Dinners can lay claim to being pretty much the

  • Warm up with street food and a dancefloor at Last Days of Shoreditch

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    Blending a host of wintery food truck offerings with what can only be described as a banging East London soundtrack, the Last Days of Shoreditch is back, reopening for its winter season on October 28th.

    Revellers out for a bite and a boogie in Old Street will be able to fuel up for the night with a range of tasty London street food. Among others, there’ll be warming slow-cooked goodies from Pull and Punch, sticky wings galore from


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