• From a walled garden to a city rooftop - we Test Drive The Ethicurean at John Lewis's Gardening Society

    pieWe head up on the festive rooftop at John Lewis to check out a Bristol-based popup

  • Aubaine has a festive s'mores pop-up at Selfridges for Christmas

    smores at selfridges

    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 pops up with Sprout, his new supper club in Harvey Nichols


    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

  • Pip & Nut’s nut butter bar pops up at Selfridges


    If you’re having a crack at Veganuary, but haven’t yet discovered the wonder of nut butters, step right up to Selfridge’s where Pip & Nut are now running a pop up bar in the Foodhall.

    As the joke goes, the hardest thing about being a vegan is getting up early to milk all the almonds. But protein-packed dairy-free butters are no laughing matter, and have slowly been gaining popularity even with those who aren’t vegan.

    Throughout breakfast and brunch,

  • Ralph’s Coffee & Bar opens at London's Polo Ralph Lauren


    Popping over the pond, Ralph Lauren has just opened his first eatery in London. Ralph's Coffee & Bar takes the Manhattan spots of The Polo Bar and Ralph's coffee and combines them for London. The new space can be found at the Polo Ralph Lauren store on Regent Street.

    So what can you expect? Well, obviously it's rather beautiful in a clubby sort of way with saddle leather banquettes, a brass-topped bar, wooden panelling and green billiard cloth on the walls. There's

  • Ryan Chetiyawardana's new bar The Fount in Selfridges will broaden your cocktail horizons


    If you’re an intrepid cocktail explorer keen to hunt down the next big thing or the freshest flavour combos, you’re in luck - The Fount has just opened in Selfridges, and the menu is wild.

    It’s headed up by world’s top mixologists, Ryan Chetiyawardana, who also won International Bartender of the Year in 2015, and he’ll be using his own personal spirits to whip up many of the unique drinks on offer.

    The menu is divided up into lots of sections, including tea and

  • Festive spirit aplenty at the Archer Street cocktail popup in Harvey Nichols


    If you find yourself in need of some Christmas spirit while braving London’s shops this festive season, duck into Archer Street, a newly cocktail pop-up on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. The bar will be dishing up all kinds of stiff drinks, which you can enjoy while you soak up the highly festive atmosphere and recline on one of their many velvet armchairs.

    The Let It Sloe is Archer Street’s take on a mojito, given a Christmas twist, and is made

  • Test Driving Sushi and Robata - a great shopping pitstop in Kensington

    robata 600bSituated on the first floor at Wholefoods on Kensington High Street, this sushi spot is worth a trip

  • Harvey Nichols has just opened a Wallpaper Bar and Kitchen in its Knightsbridge store


    Could this be the most beautifully-designed restaurant to hit London this year? Harvey Nichols has just announced the opening of The Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen residency in its Knightsbridge store.

    It's part of Project 109 - a new concept space in their Menswear Department which will have a dedicated entrance on Sloane Street, along with a new entrance on the corner of Knightsbridge and Seville Street.

    The design magazine has been involved in everything

  • Test Driving Hemsley and Hemsley at Selfridges

    Test Driving Hemsley and Hemsley at Selfridges

    It's not just bone broth and spiralised courgetti: with two cookbooks and a new TV show on the way - Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley have now opened their first cafe inside the new Body Studio at Selfridges. We popped in to try out their brunch menu - and yes, there is a sausage sandwich.

    What's it all about?

    Selfridges have had a big overhaul - transforming the third floor into a haven of healthy

  • Mark Hix takes over the second floor restaurant at Fenwick on Bond Street


    In the restaurant world, as with so many others, as one door shuts another opens. And while Mark Hix may have closed his restaurant at Selfridges, he's now popped along to Bond Street where he's opening a restaurant in residence on the second floor at Fenwick today.

    Mark’s at Fenwick of Bond Street takes over the old Bond and Brook restaurant on the department store's second floor. The all day restaurant will open from breakfast to early supper -

  • Selfridges' Forest restaurant gets a Spring makeover

    codA Hot Dinners exclusive

    Matching the changing of the seasons in the clothes sold in the store below, Selfridges’ iconic Rooftop restaurant – Forest is having a Spring makeover.

    The restaurant, which is run by Des McDonald, will re-open in March with a completely new look and seasonally-inspired menu. The look will be that of an English Country garden bursting into spring.

    Every month the kitchen will choose a new vegetable or fruit to celebrate. They'll be


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