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  • Vietnamese supperclub host to open CôBa barbecue restaurant on York Way

    Updated 7/9/15 with soft launch details and opening date

    We love a good entrepreneurial story here at Hot Dinners and the tale behind a new Vietnamese barbecue restaurant opening around the back of King's Cross is right up there. CôBa which will open this Autumn on York Way is the brainchild of Vietnamese-Australian Damon Bui who's built up quite the reputation through his

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  • Chinese hot pots for Chinatown with Shuang Shuang

    A new restaurant is on the way to London, coming from Fah Sundravorakul, who used to own restaurants in Thailand. He's bringing a hot pot restaurant to Chinatown.

    Obviously, expect a big focus on hot pots. That's a pot of stock which will be sunk into the table and used to cook all manner of ingredients. 

    And there will be several broths to put in that pot. They will be:

    • Bird Berry (made from a rare
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  • hourglass

    Well here's a pub opening we're pretty darned excited about. The Hour Glass pub is getting two new owners - Luke Mackay and David Turcan, who currently run Brompton Food Market. And if the food offering at the pub turns out to be anything like the stuff we've had from their deli then this might be worth crossing town for.

    Luke has form for taking on pubs and turning them into something special, having already done this with well regarded country pub The Royal Oak

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  • truscottbar

    Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details.

    The folk behind the award-winning gastopub The Truscott Arms are branching out, opening a wine bar in Belsize Park. The Truscott Cellar, which opens in June, will be a modern wine bar with food by their chef at The Truscott Arms Aidan McGee. The 60 seat bar is being designed by Michel Schranz Design and Architecture and will be on two floors.

    McGee is putting together a menu of small British plates

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  • vico

    Updated 24/8/15 with soft launch details 

    So, we've been waiting patiently to hear what Bocca di Lupo owners Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo were going to open at Cambridge Circus, and this week we've been rewarded with details of what will be called Vico.

    The new restaurant will focus on affordable Italian street food, and it sounds as

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  • homeslice3

    They're already big in Covent Garden and now Homeslice are on the way to Fitzrovia with their second restaurant. 

    This time they're going a bit bigger as the new place will seat 120 and they'll have a dedicated takeaway space - which will be handy if you're working in the area. Otherwise expect a cocktail bar, counter seating and a big wood fired oven in the middle of the restaurant. 

    As for food, there will be a seasonal list of 20” pizzas, available

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  • goodegg700

    There's been a lot of chatter about it, but now we can bring you the full details about The Good Egg which is opening in Stoke Newington this summer.

    You may have swung by one of their market stalls, or eaten at one of their pop-ups, but now The Good Egg is making the move to permanent premises with an all-day neighbourhood restaurant on Stoke Newington Church Street.

    Founder Joel

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  • Hot dogs for Camden as Hungerdog arrives

    It seems that hot dogs are still a big thing as a new hot dog restaurant is coming very soon to Camden - and has plans to expand further too.

    So what can you expect from this new addition to the hot dog scene? First, everything is based around a choice of a pork, beef or veggie dog and then you can build your own with their toppings or choose from one of their creations. They include:

    • Liberty - sauerkraut, Dikon
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  • Cambridge St Cafe

    Having opened as 64 degrees last year, the restaurant space at the Artist Residence hotel has undergone a total change of look, menu and chef. The Cambridge Street Café inside the 10 bedroom hotel has brought in chef Radek Nitkowski, previously of Dean Street Townhouse to run the kitchen and there'll also be a flower stall inside run by Okishima & Simmonds.

    Breakfasts sound good - everything from healthy Quinoa with peach, goji berries mint &

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  • Dave Ahern to launch new restaurant Wahleeah in Fulham

    Updated 29/8/15 with more from the menu

    Dave Ahern - aka CorkGourmetGuy aka BurgerBreakout - is about to open his first restaurant called Wahleeah following a series of successful residencies.

    That menu sounds, quite frankly, fantastic and there's a strong focus on beer. It includes:

    Sandwiches:

    • Field mushroom braised in Japanese beer & teryaki, wasabi mayo,
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  • oldvicpenny

    There are changes afoot at the Old Vic which is getting a bit of a refurb at the moment, and part of that means a change to the Pit Bar next door. It's being revamped into a new all-day cafe to be run by Julian Porter and Lauren Johns - who are behind the very popular Milk (which is going through its own changes at the moment).

    It'll be an all-day affair

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  • beefandbrew

    From bread and wine to beef and beef - Kentish Town has a new restaurant on the way. Beef & Brew is taking over the former Pane Vino site on Kentish Town Road. And while its focus will be beef, this isn't a high end steakhouse, think more Flat Iron with an emphasis on cheaper cuts such as rump, onglet and the good old flat iron.

    Head Chef and co-owner Jessica Simmons comes here via two of Angela Hartnett's restaurants - Murano and the Whitechapel Gallery

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  • Burger joint with a conscience Burgers@N8 comes to Crouch End

    Yes, it's another burger joint. But Burgers@N8, coming soon to Crouch End, is a burger joint with a conscience. It won't just be selling hand-crafted beef patties in artisan buns, but will also support local youth projects and charities, as well as providing a hub for families and the community.

    The pair behind the venture, Ali Mehmet and Bob Stamega have recruited young local chef Maximilian Aynsley-Rigden to

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  • threadneedle

    City workers should keep an eye out for a new bar opening inside The Royal Exchange this Autumn. The Threadneedle Bar is being carved out of D&D London's restaurant space as part of a huge new gussying up of their restaurants here.

    On the drinks front they're going back in time - to 1862 specifically and the publication of the godfather of cocktails Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartenders Guide’ for inspiration with drinks split into ‘fizzy’, ‘short &

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  • The Blues Kitchen brings BBQ, Blues and Bourbon to Brixton

    The Blues Kitchen have announcedthe opening of their next venue on Acre Lane, Brixton this October. The third opening in the franchise will bring tastes and sounds of the Deep South to one of London’s most vibrant dining hotspots.

    In a similar vein to their other sites in Shoreditch and Camden, The Brixton Blues Kitchen will offer an array of southern food including Texan BBQ but will boast the largest selection

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