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  • bandol

    Back in 2013 a rather interesting wine bar, Margaux opened its doors in Fulham, billing itself as a gastro wine bar. Fast forward two years and Margaux is now the hangout for the likes of Pippa Middleton & Co and the owners are planning a second venture in Chelsea.

    Bandol will feature a menu of Nicoise and Provencal sharing dishes. Husband and wife team Sylvia Kontek and Vittorio Monge have brought in Zsolt Ferencz from Scott's.

    Dishes on the menu will

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  • som saa kicks off its plans to go permanent with crowdfunding

    Update 9/9/15

    And it's reached the crowdfunding goal after only two days - making £700k. Very impressive!

    Original article follows...

    Climpson's Arch has had plenty of its long-term residents go very big when they opened their own places - the

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  • murata

    He may hold seven Michelin stars across his three Japanese restaurants, but top chef Yoshihiro Murata found the London market slightly harder to break into than he may have expected. His first attempt, in 2012, with Chrysan lasted just six months. But the chef has brushed himself off and returned to these shores for a second venture.

    Tokimeitē will open this autumn in Mayfair and is owned by JA Zen-Noh Group which is the business arm of Japan’s largest agricultural

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  • vietfood

    Wardour Street is hotting up and the arrival of Vietfood sounds like just the ticket. It's a new restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Jeff Tan who was the Head Chef at Hakkasan Mayfair for its first three years.

    The two floor restaurant will focus on the streetfood side of Vietnamese cuisine - so there'll be bowls of Pho or Bun - made from sixteen hour simmered bone marrow stock or chicken broth - choose from fillet steak with garlic Hainan style or maybe spicy

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  • Tim Anderson to open Nanban izakaya and ramen shop in Brixton

    03/09/15 - updated with soft launch dates

    After a much-anticipated wait, Tim Anderson has announced the opening of Nanban, his first restaurant in Brixton.

    Situated on Coldharbour Lane, Nanban Brixton will be a combination izakaya and ramen shop. Diners can stop in for a quick bowl of noodles, or stay a little longer to enjoy a range of dishes to share, along with plenty of good Japanese beer

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  • Heston Blumenthal gets ready to re-launch The Fat Duck in Bray

    It's the twentieth anniversary of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck so, after taking a bit of a holiday in Melbourne, he's back in Bray and getting ready to relaunch the restaurant. Lots more information is being revealed - so what can diners expect..? 

    Is the menu

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  • mountst

    It's au revoir to the Parisian brigade of Inaki Aizpitarte and his partners and bonjour to a new team at the restaurant formerly known as Le Chabanais. The Mayfair spot is now being renamed as 8 Mount Street and reopens today with a completely new chef and management.

    Taking over the kitchens is head chef Adrian Miller .Running front of house will be Scott McCaig (previously at Hix at the Albermarle) who'll be taking over from Kevin Lansdowne who has also

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  • Yes, my patty loving friends - today is your day - National Burger Day. Over at their official website find details of the hundreds of places all over the UK offering a 20% discount today. And below - we've brought together a host of recent stories involving London burgers for your delectation.

    Sod the diet

    Red's True BBQ opened in Shoreditch in July bringing with it the Donut Burger which has two patties, cheese, bacon and crispy onions

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  • Botanical Indian restaurant Flora Indicia comes to Old Brompton Road

    Flora Indica has not one. but two cocktail bars alongside a restaurant that is aiming to have British/Indian food with a botanical influence. 

    The Head Chef, Sameer Taneja, has worked at Benares - he'll be looking to create Indian dishes "inspired by the sprawling orchards and gardens of India". Both a la carte and tasting menus are planned in the 70 seater lower ground restaurant and planned dishes

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  • Anna Hansen reveals details of the new Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square

    5/915 - Updated with soft launch details

    City folk looking for a new destination for morning meetings can stop searching now. We've got the news on Anna Hansen's new place and it sounds like a doozy.

    The queen of brunch - the Modern Pantry is deservedly one of London's most popular spots for the meal - is opening a second restaurant in Finsbury Circus. The new restaurant will

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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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