• Seaside towns near London and where to eat when you get there

    London's nearest seaside towns and where to eat when you get thereYou know the drill, you've checked the weather app on your phone and the forecast is good which means one thing... day trip! We've gathered together details on some of the best seaside spots near London, how to get there and - crucially - where to eat.

  • Test Driving Raw on Brick Lane - alfresco cocktails and seafood buns


    We take a look at Raw on Brick Lane - dining alfresco with a mix of seafood and cocktails.

  • Head to Hackney for Cornerstone To Go on Saturdays

    cornerstone to go hackney wick

    While Tom Brown and James Toth are waiting to reopen Cornerstone they've decided to set the ball in motion, with a series of Saturday pop-up takeaways outside the restaurant in Hackney Wick.

    "Because we’re bored of sitting twiddling our thumbs we thought we’d do a lil takeaway event down in the wick this Saturday," said Tom. "Same deal as the one last year, first come first served."

    Dishes available to

  • Burger & Lobster open their lobster shack for business at West India Quay

    lobster shack canary wharf

    Even if the temperature doesn't quite match the blue skies, it's clear that summer is on its way and over at Canary Wharf, Burger & Lobster are ready for it. Their West India Quay branch has just opened up a lobster shack down by the water, serving up takeaway lobster dishes and drinks.

    There's grilled classic lobster - or you can opt for one marinated in The Ribman's Holy Fuck sauce. Alongside that they're

  • Jackson Boxer's Orasay launches an ever-changing seafood menu to support day-boat fishermen


    As many regular restaurant-goers know, the restaurant industry depends on the sustainable seafood stock supplied by independent fishermen from day-boats. However, the one-two punch of both restaurants being closed and the impact of Brexit has had a hugely negative impact. 

    So one restaurant, Jackson Boxer's Orasay in Notting Hill, is doing what it can to help. As the restaurant opens up again, starting with terrace dining on 13

  • RAW is a seafood restaurant, cocktail bar and fishmongers coming to Fitzrovia

    raw fitzrovia

    This new Fitzrovia seafood place extends the seafood theme to its cocktails and has a handy fishmongers too.

  • RAW (formerly Crudo) on Brick Lane will feature a fishmongers, restaurant and a speakeasy bar

    crudo brick laneThis new seafood spot on Brick Lane features a ground floor restaurant and fish shop as well as a secret cocktail bar.

  • Stein's on the Quay is the Padstow pop up restaurant to visit this summer

    steins on the quay pop up restaurant padstow

    Sunny weather got you planning your summer escape from London? Well, there's a new restaurant in Cornwall's foodie capital, Padstow, that you might want to try.

    While a lot of cookery schools fall foul of current social distancing rules, the team at Rick Stein's have cunningly transformed their quayside school into a pop-up restaurant for the summer. Stein's On The Quay, as the name suggests, sits practically in Padstow

  • Prawn on the Lawn moves to a Padstow farm for the summer

    prawn on the lawn cornish farm

    In news that has got us googling prices of train tickets to Padstow, Prawn on the Lawn's Cornwall outpost is switching locations for the summer.

    Katie and Rick Toogood, who run the restaurant and fishmongers in Highbury & Islington as well as the place down in Cornwall, are relocating their Padstow restaurant to a nearby Cornish farm for the summer.

    Prawn on the Farm will be their summer residence, taking over space at nearby

  • Test Driving Wright Brothers At Home - from the shore to your door

    wright brothers at home delivery review

    While we wait for London's seafood restaurants to reopen for business, Wright Brothers are bringing their amazing seafood from the fish markets of Brixham right to Londoners' doors. We took a box to check it out.

  • Richard Corrigan starts Bentley's delivery service with Mr Oyster Boy

    bentleys london launches the oyster boy delivery

    Right now, we can't think of anything we'd like more than to perch up at the marble counter at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill with a glass of fizz and oysters being shucked in front of us.

    But, while we wait for that day to arrive, we can at least take advantage of chef/owner Richard Corrigan's new delivery service. Mr Oyster Boy, which launches this week, will bring a range of dishes from that restaurant (along with

  • Cornerstone is selling its salmon pastrami and trout ham

    cornerstone selling its own cured fish

    This weekend, Hackney restaurant Cornerstone had its second birthday. But as they're currently closed for business, it was a bit of a quiet affair, marked only with a post on Instagram by chef and owner Tom Brown.

    While the restaurant itself is closed, clearly Tom wants to keep busy so he's been making his 'sea-cuturie' cured salmon and trout available for pick up from his restaurant. The salmon pastrami and chalk stream farm

  • The Oystermen have launched a shop that delivers across London

    The Oystermen have launched a shop that delivers across London

    We've already seen that many restaurants are becoming shops during the current lockdown, and the latest to join them is The Oystermen. They may be based right in the heart of London in Covent Garden - but they're delivering across the capital too. 

    And it's quite the offering. There's a large range of fish, meat veg and quite the impressive deli and grocery range which includes everything from a harissa nut mix to their

  • Test Driving Wild Tavern - Goodman Restaurants go Italian in Chelsea

    pasta2The people behind Goodman and Beast have come to Chelsea with an Italian restaurant that celebrates seafood, pasta, steak and more. We head over to Chelsea for a look ourselves. 

  • Bourne's fishmongers are opening an evening seafood bar in Highbury

    bourne's fishmonger and seafood bar highbury

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    Ever since they first opened their doors in Highbury in 2017, Bourne's Fishmongers have been on a mission to share their enthusiasm for British seafood with Londoners. The duo behind it are Lee Bourne and John Long. Bourne trained as a chef at Islington restaurant Fredericks before heading into the fishmonger trade at top London fishmonger Steve Hatt. He teamed up with fellow Highbury local John


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