Despite the recent chill, London's summer plans are well underway and the latest spot to reveal their colours for the season are John Lewis. They're bringing in My Million Pound Menu winners BBQ Dreamz for their rooftop space this summer. The newly titled Filipino concept, Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen will serve up all manner of treats. Here's the menu:
If you fancied the idea of trying out H&M's new Swedish cafe, but couldn't quite gather the energy to get out to Westfield White City to try it out when it first opened, then the good news is they're opening another much more central one.
The H&M HOME concept store on Regent Street will be the site of the
Selfridges are paying more than just lip service to Valentine's Day this year. (Sorry, we simply couldn't resist). They're launching The Lip Bar - a teeny micro bar experience which is part art installation, part Japanese beer bar.
It's the brainchild of Japanese artist Daido Moriyama who has covered every inch of the bar with one of his photographs showing a close up of lips. Entry to the bar costs a tenner and that also gets you two drinks - a choice
Clothing giant H&M choose London for their new cafe concept's first opening outside of Sweden.
London's department store restaurant scene gets a gamechanger in the form of Caprice Holding's gobsmacking new brasserie.
If you've been wondering what lies behind the foil wrapped doors of Selfridges Ultralounge on their lower ground floor (we spotted it this weekend and stole in for a quick look) then let us enlighten you.
It's all part of an adult-only cabaret extravaganza that's been devised for the Oxford Street store for the festive season. Glyn Fussell, the co-founder and Creative Director of East Creative, is responsible for the revue while folk including drag stars
If you sometimes like to pretend that you live in bucolic Oxfordshire rather than a studio in Peckham or semi in Southgate, then the opening of this huge new Daylesford farmshop with an all day restaurant is going to be your new go-to place to hang out.
There’ll be space for 200 to dine in at Ichiba, the enormous new Japanese food hall that’s springing up as part of Westfield’s regeneration. It’ll be providing hefty amounts of traditional Japanese cuisine, plus sakes, baked foods, ingredients to take home and cooking demos.
Chucs are expanding throughout London, hoping to bring their taste of the Med to more. We went to try their newly-opened branch in Harrods.
If you were left bereft, or at the very least mildly annoyed, by the news that Dean & DeLuca weren't opening a London store after all, then this should perk you up. They've just done a deal with Selfridges, making the London store the only place in Europe you can buy their products from.
The new 50-item range is now available at
As part of Harrods overhaul of its Fine Watch department the store is opening up a Chucs so you can contemplate your most recent timepiece purchase over a plate of pasta or a negroni
There's a battle of the pizzas heading for Harrods - pitting the Neapolitan ‘pizza’ against the Ligurian ‘pissa’. Taking place in the department store's Pizzeria & Canti Prosecco Bar it'll see Harrods’ senior head chef Giuseppe Silvestri and a less familiar ‘pissa’ from Matteo Riganelli, guest chef Giuseppe Silvestri putting his pizza up for competition with a ‘pissa’ from Matteo Riganelli of London steak chain Macellaio RC.
Giuseppe's Naples pizzas will
We head up on the festive rooftop at John Lewis to check out a Bristol-based popup
We're already in an American frame of mind here at Hot Dinners, what with Thanksgivingcoming up this week. So news that Selfridges is putting on a s'mores pop-up was right up our street.
This festive sugary venture is the brainchild of the folk behind Aubaine who'll be serving them in ‘Selfridges Kitchen’ on the fourth floor of the Oxford Street
Duck & Waffle’s Dan Doherty has keeping busy. Following on from the recent launch of Duck & Waffle Local, the chef director will now be trying his hand at his first completely solo venture - a pop-up supper club called Sprout. And he'll be launching that in Harvey Nichols this summer.
Visitors to the fifth floor terrace of the Knightsbridge
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