Everyone's favourite festival of meat and fire, Meatopia, is coming back to London for its sixth outing and this year's line-up looks pretty amazing.
Chefs cooking at Meatopia for the first time include Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi, Sam Bryant of Coal Rooms, Rok Shoreditch’s Matt Young and Aaron Webster & Remi Williams of Smoke & Salt. But the list of returning chefs is pretty bloody A-list ranging from Yotam Ottolenghi, David Carter of Smokestak through to Meatopia
We do love putting our April Fools together here at Hot Dinners, but even we don't expect for them to come true. However that's exactly what appears to have happened today. Alerted by a reader who spotted a similarity between a story in The Standard and our 2017 April Fool we discovered that what we thought was too crazy to become true actually appears to be
“We want to keep pushing boundaries,” said Mr Lyan about his new concept bar and restaurant. No problem there then - his new restaurant uses very (and we do mean *very*) creative ingredients in a special all-in-one kitchen and bar, reducing waste and keeping guests on their toes. Expect ambergris, Japanese knotweed and smoked compost carrot on the weekly changing menu.
One of Soho's most popular and successful restaurants, The Smoking Goat, is coming to Shoreditch. They're taking over a big place that - ahem - used to be a "strip-pub" (yes exactly what it sounds like) so expect
If you’re the sort of Londoner who thinks browsing vinyls and watching a film with your BBQ’d dinner sounds just great, then you’ll be wanting to head to Hackney Fields hipster hub the Institute of Light, which is just about to launch a residency with Billy Smokes.
Operating out of what IOL dubs “one of the coolest terraces in London Fields”, Billy Smokes will be dishing up all the usually summery BBQ
Fancy a drink with a view over Knightsbridge? The Jumeirah Carlton Tower has just opened a ninth floor bar
Sunshine and warmer weather means BBQ is increasingly back on the menu - particularly at Southbank’s new BBQ Club & Bar.
It’s a Thamesside pop-up and supper club, set up by Jimmy Garcia (Jimmy’s Underground Pop-Up, DVine Cellars, Cornercopia) and will be spread across two floors. The walk up BBQ bar will remain below, while those who’re joining for the rooftop supper club will head
We take a look at the latest restaurant from Jamie Oliver, which sees him opening a second Barbecoa, on Piccadilly.
Another New York restaurant is making the trip to London as New York's Extra Fancy is popping up in the Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch for three nights only. They're a very popular Brooklyn seafood and crab shack and they'll be bringing their best dishes over for a surf vs turf mash-up menu against Blue's Kitchen's Texas offering.
So from Extra Fancy, there
Nothing is left to waste at Neil Rankin's Soho restaurant devoted to specialist breed meat
Popular street food brisket purveyors have put down roots...
We love a good cause here at Hot Dinners and no cause is closer to our hearts than Action Against Hunger. So we're right behind an initiative from CAU Restaurants which is supporting the charity with all manner of BBQ food and fun. This is the second year the restaurant group's put on its #CAUnival festival and this year they're teaming up with barbecue top dog DJ BBQ.
DJ BBQ kicks off the month long festival with an evening of food, drink and music at CAU St
Looks like London's BBQ movement is moving out of the centre of town. Meatup is a new BBQ grill spot opening in Wandsworth.
They're promising British premium aged steaks, chargrilled lobster and shellfish on the menu, along with ribs, "killer burgers" and superfood salads. The person behind it is local resident, Sachin Kanna (previously of Raffles and Libertine).
They'll be open from brunch onwards to a late night bar with live music and DJs. Drinks-wise
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