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  • Clare Smyth is teaming up with Anne-Sophie Pic for an International Women's Day dinner

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    International Women's Day is coming up and we can't think of a better way to celebrate - if your budget allows - than by sitting down to dinner by two world class female chefs.

    The Four Seasons  London at Trinity Square is hosting a one off event featuring their own chef Anne-Sophie Pic cooking alongside Clare Smyth.

    Each chef will each showcase a selection of their own signature dishes as part of the five course dinner which will be paired with wine

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  • Test Driving the Wild Pasta menu at The Ninth on Charlotte Street

    consommeKnowing how much Londoners love their pasta, we popped along to Jun Tanaka's Fitzrovian restaurant to check out his new seasonal menu.

  • Burger and Lobster are serving up a caviar and lobster dinner in a gold four poster bed. For real.

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    Sometimes we get a press release here at Hot Dinners where the only correct response is "I can't even...". That's firmly the category into which today's story from Burger & Lobster falls.

    They've installed a £3,000 four poster gold bed in their Soho restaurant. And for two weeks Londoners can book a three-course caviar and lobster dinner on the bed, which they eat while reclining in silk pyjamas.

    The meal kicks off with Veuve Cliquot and

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  • Japan Centre and Ichiba are putting on ekiben boxes - for one week only

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    If you’ve been lucky enough to travel around Japan by train you’ll almost certainly be familiar with the amazing bento boxes you can pick up at the stations. They're typically filled with rice, fish, pickles and other treats. Well now London's Japan Centre is saving you a journey by bringing them to London for the first time – but for one week only.

    From 22 - 28 October the ‘ekiben’ (eki meaning station and bento meaning boxed lunch)

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  • Cocktail specials to check out during London Cocktail Week

    lcwdrinks800Every London Cocktail Week sees the city's bars putting on some seriously special drinks. Here's what to try this year.

  • Counter Culture's next stop on their World Tour is the Caribbean

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    They've been to Mexico and the South of France, but next up on the world tour at Clapham's Counter Culture is The Caribbean. Every stage features menus influenced by one of the chefs’ own backgrounds. This time it's Jack Barwick who was born and raised in the Cayman Islands and who won Bookatable's young chef of the year 2017.

    They say:

    Jack's menu will showcase the very best of the Caribbean with some playful
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  • A trio of classics - Murano, Modern Pantry and the Connaught bar all turn 10 this year

    10muranoIt’s time for a bit of celebration this year, as not one but two of London’s most legendary restaurants and a classic bar are hitting double digits, with their 10th birthdays - Murano, the Modern Pantry and The Connaught bar - and they’ve got plenty of plans to mark the occasion in style.

  • The Good Egg are bringing America's finest bagels to London this summer

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    If you've read about NYC deli Russ & Daughters and the amazing Ivan Ramen but haven't yet made the trip to The Big Apple to try their food then sit back and enjoy as the best of North American's delis, restaurants and bagel bakeries are coming to London.

    It's all part of The Good Egg's Beer + Bagels series. They've persuaded some really interesting folk to head on over to London to create signature bagels available for one night only every Monday

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  • Joe Allen puts its off-menu burger on the menu for a month-long burger series with guest chefs

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    For years, the off menu burger at Joe Allen has been one of the worst kept secrets on the London restaurant scene. I mean, it may have been off menu but at any given time you'd easily have found half the tables in the restaurant ordering it.

    And for four weeks next month the burger will actually appear on the menu as the Covent Garden restaurant celebrates

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  • Top London chef Clare Smyth catered the royal wedding's evening party

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    Details are now coming out about the evening reception at the royal wedding and, according to reports the chef responsible for the evening meal for the 200 chosen guests at Frogmore House was none other than Clare Smyth.

    Smyth, Chef Patron of Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill was hired to cater both the sit down meal and the food later in the evening for those still standing. Apparently we're told that wagyu burgers, pork belly and candy floss was the order of the

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  • CUT on Park Lane gets into the Oscars party spirit

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    Over in Los Angeles, chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is the man when it comes to Oscars catering. For more than 20 years he's been running the food at the official post-Academy Awards shindig - the Governor's Ball.

    Now, we're not expecting many Hot Dinners readers to be in possession of an invite to Sunday's ceremony, but there are other ways to get into the spirit of things. If you head to Wolfgang's London restaurant and bar, CUT, on Park Lane they're

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  • Marcus Wareing has a new lunch menu planned with produce from his own farm

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    You've got to hand it to Marcus Wareing - that man does not like to stand still. His latest idea combines the introduction of a new lunch menu at his two Michelin-starred restaurant at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge with food from his own farmstead Melfort Farm.

    In particular, Wareing has shifted the spotlight on to other key members of his kitchen. The new menu is supposed to showcase "the personality and talent of each of its five most senior

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  • The best Chinese New Year dishes from London restaurants

    hutongLondon's Chinese restaurants are getting ready to welcome the Year of the Dog. We pick out five of the best dishes for you to try during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

  • Honest Burgers are bringing back Carl Clarke's Disco Bistro burger

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    Remember Disco Bistro's Rollerdisco- way before the back of King's Cross got poshed up and turned into a massive Waitrose? Well Carl Clarke (of Chick n Sours) is bringing back his classic Rollerdisco ‘Disco Bistro’ burger for a three week period at all Honest Burger outlets.

    The Disco Bistro burger features a beef patty with

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  • Salon celebrates 5th birthday with top chef line-up

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    If you missed Salon’s jubilant reopening as Brixton’s newest wine bar, then here’s another excuse to get down there. On 28 January, they’ll be celebrating the venue’s fifth birthday - how time flies! - by organising a lavish supper club-style lunch seating. Food will be taken care of by five chefs, brought in from some of

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